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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 (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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
4Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Arismendy Alcantara
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3Chris Valaika
3B1Tommy La Stella
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
3Mike Baxter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Brian Schlitter
7Phil Coke
8Edwin Jackson
9Zach Rosscup
10Drake Britton
11Anthony Carter
12Jorge De Leon
13Daniel Bard