2012 MLB Free Agency: Chicago Cubs Sign Two Versatile Infielders To Minor League Deals

According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors, the Chicago Cubs have finalized deals to bring in two veteran and versatile infielders on minor league contracts.

The Cubs announced on Monday they had signed 2B/RF Edgar Gonzalez and 2B/3B Matt Tolbert. Gonzalez, a 33-year-old California native, spent the 2011 season playing for the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. He finished the season with 14 homers, 14 steals and a solid .315/.378/.457 slash on 564 PAs. In his two seasons in the majors, Gonzalez has managed a .255/.312/.381 slash on 522 PAs. Edgar has played every position except center field, catcher and pitcher.


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Tolbert played the 2011 season coming off the bench for the Minnesota Twins. He joins the Cubs after spending the entirety of his career with the Twins, putting up a rough .230/.288/.319 slash through 680 PAs. The versatile Tolbert has played first base, second, third, shortstop and even one inning in right field. He will be 30 years old during the 2012 season.

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