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Chris Denorfia | Outfielder | #15

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wheaton (MA)
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 19 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Yankees released OF Chris Denorfia.
Denorfia realized he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster and exercised his opt-out clause. The 35-year-old should latch on quickly somewhere else, although it's possible he'll have to spend some time in the minors. Mar 27 - 9:23 AM

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Yankees signed OF Chris Denorfia to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Denorfia, 35, spent last season with the Cubs and batted .269/.319/.373 with three home runs and 18 RBI over 231 plate appearances. He probably doesn't have a good chance to make the Opening Day roster, but he'll provide some outfield depth in camp at the very least. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports that Denorfia can opt out of his minor league deal at the end of spring training.
Mar 2 - 9:09 AM

Chris Denorfia smacked a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning, sending the Cubs past the Royals on Monday.

Denorfia pinch-hit in the pitcher's spot in the lineup, facing reliever Miguel Almonte to lead off the 11th. He didn't waste much time changing the 0-0 score, hitting a no-doubter to left field. The outfielder, serving mostly as a bench bat, has hit .274/.323/.383 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 219 plate appearances.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Chris Denorfia hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Cubs a walk-off, 1-0 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday.

With the bases loaded and one out, Denorfia lifted a Kenley Jansen pitch deep enough to center to score Matt Szczur and send the fans home happy. The run batted in was Denorfia's eighth of the year in a part-time role with the club.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 11:46:00 PM

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

Denorfia has made two trips to the DL this season due to hamstring issues, but he's ready to give it a go again. He'll start often in left field versus lefties.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 12:28:00 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee.

Denorfia landed on the disabled list a month ago after aggravating a left hamstring strain. He could return for the team's interleague series against the Tigers next week.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) has resumed running.

Denorfia has battled a left hamstring issues dating back to spring training and is in the midst of his second trip to the disabled list for the ailment. It appears he's starting to make progress, but the Cubs figure to bring him along slowly.
Tue, May 26, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Cubs placed OF Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Denorfia suffered the injury while running the bases in Monday's loss to the Cardinals. The 34-year-old outfielder will likely be out for at least the next three weeks.
Tue, May 5, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) will be placed on the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

Denorfia aggravated the left hamstring injury that he's been dealing with since before Opening Day. "It's very frustrating," he said. "I've never had a recurring muscle injury like this before." Matt Szczur will be recalled to take Denorfia's spot on the roster.
Tue, May 5, 2015 12:32:00 AM

Chris Denorfia exited Monday's game versus the Cardinals after aggravating his left hamstring injury.

He pulled up lame while going first to third on a single. Denorfia began the season on the disabled list with the hamstring issue and it's just never fully healed. He could be headed back to the DL.
Mon, May 4, 2015 09:22:00 PM

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.
Sun, May 3, 2015 08:18:00 AM

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.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 08:32:00 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.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 05:55:00 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.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:58:00 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.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 09:48:00 AM

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