CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Nate Schierholtz to a one-year contract. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Schierholtz, 28, hit .257 with 8 doubles, 5 triples and 6 home runs in 114 games last year for the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies.
The outfielder is a career .270 hitter with 75 doubles, 15 triples, 24 home runs and 123 RBI in 540 major league games covering all or part of the last six seasons with the Giants (2007-12) and Phillies (2012).
Schierholtz has spent the majority of his career in right field, playing 420 games there including 216 starts.
The 6-foot-2, 217-pound Schierholtz had spent his entire professional career within the Giants organization before being dealt to the Phillies as part of a four-player trade on July 31, 2012.
Schierholtz was a member of the Giants’ 2010 World Series winning team.
The Cubs’ 40 man roster now stands at 39.