Cubs News: Chicago Signs OF Mike Baxter To Minor League Contract

The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Mike Baxter to a minor league contract, per a report by Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

Here's NBC Hardball Talk's DJ Short with a little primer on Baxter for those unfamiliar with his work:

You might remember Baxter from his time with the Mets from 2011-2013. Most notably, the Queens native made a highlight reel catch in the game in which Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history on June 1, 2012. The 30-year-old is a .225/.331/.342 hitter over 423 plate appearances in the majors and appeared four games with the Dodgers last year.

Baxter is extremely unlikely to crack the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster at this juncture, but he's likely being pegged as a nice piece of Triple-A depth to have if/when the team needs to utilize it due to injuries or the like.

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