Chicago Cubs sign center fielder Jake Marisnick to a 1-year deal

The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent center fielder Jake Marisnick to a one-year deal with a team option for 2022. The deal, which is contingent on Marisnick passing a physical, comes with $1.5 million guaranteed: $1 million in 2021 and a $4 million option for ’22 with a $500,000 buyout. Marisnick, a right-handed hitter who can play all three outfield positions, has a career .229 average in eight seasons, mostly with the Houston Astros. He played in 16 games for the New York Mets in 2020, hitting .333 in 33 at-bats. Last week the Mets signed former Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr., who had been…

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