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Chris Denorfia | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs signed OF Chris Denorfia to a one-year, $2.6 million contract.
The contract could reach an even $3 million if Denorfia hits all his incentives. The 34-year-old batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 121 games last season between the Padres and Mariners, but he's a career .292/.358/.430 versus lefties and should form a decent platoon in left field with Chris Coghlan. Jan 9 - 5:03 PM

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Chris Denorfia will make $2.6 million in his new one-year contract with the Cubs.

He could make an additional $400,000 with incentives. Denorfia, 34, batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 121 games this past season between the Padres and Mariners, but he has a history of producing against southpaws and could be useful in a part-time role with Chicago.
Jan 6 - 12:29 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Chris Denorfia will make about $2.5 million in his new one-year deal with the Cubs.

The contract is pending a physical. Denorfia, 34, batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 121 games this past season between the Padres and Mariners and figures to see part-time duty in Chicago's outfield in 2015.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 02:10:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Chris Denorfia has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cubs, pending a physical.

This confirms the tweet from John Baker. No word yet on the terms involved. Denorfia is coming off a disappointing season, but he traditionally posts strong numbers against lefties and could be valuable with a part-time role in the Cubs' outfield.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 01:34:00 PM

John Baker wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday that Chris Denorfia is headed to the Cubs.

When Baker retires from baseball, he could have a new career on his hands. The information hasn't been confirmed by other reporters or the Cubs, but Baker is a former teammate of Denorfia and could have the scoop before others. Denorfia, 34, batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 121 games this past season between the Padres and Mariners, but he has a reputation for producing against left-handed pitching.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are interested in Chris Denorfia.

The O's were unable to re-sign Nick Markakis and could not secure Michael Saunders via trade, so they're digging deeper into the outfield market. They've also been linked recently to free agents Colby Rasmus and Norichika Aoki, and a run at Michael Morse is a possibility. Denorfia, 34, batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 121 games this past season between the Padres and Mariners.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians have contacted free agent outfielder Chris Denorfia.

The Indians have been mentioned as a possibility for Chase Headley, but Hoynes writes that they will not be major players in the free agent market and instead are looking at improving on the margins with players like Denorfia and Kendrys Morales. Denorfia can play all three outfield positions and could be a platoon partner for David Murphy. The 34-year-old batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI over 121 games this past season, but he has a reputation for mashing left-handed pitching.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 08:56:00 AM

Chris Denorfia (neck) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to action on Sunday.

Denorfia had been out since Tuesday because of stiffness in his neck. The 34-year-old outfielder is batting just .224/.250/.286 in 52 plate appearances since being traded to the Mariners at the July 31 deadline.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:20:00 AM

Chris Denorfia was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a stiff neck.

Denorfia should be fine in a day or two. Endy Chavez is taking Denorfia's spot in right field.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 07:35:00 PM

Chris Denorfia struggled in his Mariners debut on Friday, going 0-for-4 in a losing effort against the Orioles.

Denorfia got the start in right field and hit sixth in the lineup against opposing southpaw Wei-Yin Chen. It's unclear at the moment just how often he'll be used in the M's lineup, but if he finds himself getting regular at-bats, he should be able to carve out mixed league fantasy value.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 09:52:00 PM

Mariners acquired OF Chris Denorfia from the Padres for OF Abraham Almonte and RHP Stephen Kohlscheen.

Seattle had to do something to fortify an uninspiring outfield consisting of Endy Chavez, James Jones, and Dustin Ackley, and Denorfia will have to do. He never offered a ton with the bat, and provides even less now (.242/.293/.319), but is a good defender who the M's can comfortably slot into all three positions as needed.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mariners have landed Chris Denorfia from the Padres.

Seattle was probably hoping to land a bigger bat than what Denorfia can provide, but it's a weak trade market for such a desire. Denorfia can play all three outfield positions and will likely be moved frequently around by the M's. He was hitting .242/.293/.319 with San Diego. Abraham Almonte is headed to the Padres in return along with minor league pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:17:00 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Royals and Braves are the leaders for Chris Denorfia.

Denorfia is fully expected to be traded by the Padres before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. The 34-year-old hasn't hit very well this season for San Diego, but part of that is the pitcher-friendly ballpark. He is known as a versatile defender in the outfield.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Padres are working to trade Chris Denorfia "soon."

Cotillo says the Giants, Blue Jays, and Mariners are among the teams expressing interest in Denorfia, who can become a free agent after this season. The 34-year-old is batting just .244/.295/.321 so far in 2014, but his career line is much better than that and he can play all three outfield spots. The Padres have already moved closer Huston Street and third baseman Chase Headley this month.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Chris Denorfia went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored Friday against the Braves.

Even with the three-hit night, Denorfia is batting just .246/.298/.325 over 85 games this season. Still, he has a reputation for punishing left-handed pitching and has experience at all three outfield positions, so he should draw plenty of interest leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:11:00 PM