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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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Chris Denorfia went 1-for-3 with a walk in his return to the lineup Saturday.
It was his first start since April 23, as Denorfia has been battling a nagging left hamstring injury. He'll see most of his playing time versus lefties. May 3 - 8:18 AM

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Chris Denorfia (hamstring) was able to pinch hit in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

He flied out to center in the bottom of the fifth inning and wasn't kept in on defense. The backup outfielder missed the first two weeks of the regular season with a left hamstring strain and still has some lingering discomfort. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 30 - 8:32 AM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) is unavailable Tuesday.

Denorfia missed the first two weeks of the regular season with a left hamstring strain and still isn't quite over it. "Denorfia is still not 100 percent with his leg, so I don't want to push him right now," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. Junior Lake is in left field Tuesday night.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Apr 28 - 5:55 PM

Cubs activated OF Chris Denorfia from the 15-day disabled list.

Denorfia picked up one hit in three at-bats during a brief rehab assignment. He'll receive plenty of playing time versus left-handers.
Apr 17 - 10:58 AM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Myrtle Beach on Sunday.

He should only need a game or two before being activated, so the Cubs should have Denorfia soon. The veteran outfielder will play regularly against left-handed pitching.
Apr 12 - 9:48 AM

Cubs placed OF Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained left hamstring.

Denorfia will continue to rehab his hammy strain at extended spring training. He should become an option for the Cubs' major league bench around mid-April.
Apr 5 - 3:37 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) ran the bases on Wednesday.

The outfielder suffered the injury on March 17. Denorfia has yet to be cleared for game action, but he's starting to ramp up his activity in an attempt to test a sore left hamstring. He took batting practice on Tuesday and was seen running on Wednesday. It's still unlikely he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Apr 1 - 1:39 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) has yet to be cleared to return to game action.

Denorfia took batting practice on Tuesday but hasn't given the go-ahead to play in games yet. He hasn't played since March 17 due to a sore left hamstring and is looking unlikely to be ready for Opening Day. "Opening Day is still in jeopardy," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "You have to figure that out when you fill out the roster, too."
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Mar 31 - 7:43 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) is expected to play in a minor league game by the middle of the week.

Denorfia, who has been nursing a left hamstring strain for two weeks, took batting practice Monday. The outfielder's status for Opening Day is up in the air. "I don't like to speculate on things like that," Denorfia said. "When you're rehabbing, anything can happen. As long as everything progresses the way it should, [I should be ready] sometime around that time. The goal is to be ready by then."
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Mar 30 - 7:25 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) could begin playing in minor league games next week.

Denorfia hasn't played since March 17 due to a sore left hamstring. His status for the season is in question.
Mar 26 - 4:32 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Phil Coke
7Edwin Jackson
8Gonzalez Germen
9Zac Rosscup