Cubs To Sign Alfredo Amezaga

The Cubs have agreed to sign Alfredo Amezaga to a minor league deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets. The Sparta Group represents the 33-year-old utility player.

Amezaga appeared in 40 games with the Rockies and Marlins in 2011, playing short, second, third and both outfield corners. He posted a .182/.247/.195 line in 87 plate appearances, but owns a career line of .247/.307/.333 in nine seasons with the Angels, Rockies, Pirates and Marlins. His most productive years came from 2006-08, when he posted a .675 OPS as a super utility player in Florida.


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14 Comments on "Cubs To Sign Alfredo Amezaga"


tfsmag
3 years 7 months ago

man this guy hasn’t had over 80 MLB at bats since 2008! Good thing it’s just a minor league deal

michael hughes
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t why I always think his name sounds like a vegetable…

sourbob
3 years 7 months ago

If his best numbers were four years ago and consisted of a .675 OPS, I hope he likes Iowa.

Rusty_Arcadia
3 years 7 months ago

At 33 Amezaga is looking pretty washed up. Can’t really see him providing anything meaningful besides AAA depth.

3 years 7 months ago

There goes that World Series drought!

3 years 7 months ago

I think it’s a good depth pickup.   He could fill in nicely in the event of an injury or maybe even compete for a backup spot in Spring Training.

Ben Zetlitz
3 years 7 months ago

How come a washed up player is only seen as a mentor to the minor leaguers if he’s white?

michael hughes
3 years 7 months ago

What are you talking about?

3 years 7 months ago

With such an awesome name I can see why we need him. Other than that his stats appear pretty meh. But so are Rizzo’s ML #’s and he will be a bad mamajama in 2 years. I hope Al gets hot in Iowa. In short, I’d call it a fairly saucy addition.

Wrek305
3 years 7 months ago

meaningless signing he won’t make it out of ST. Then again if you hit .650 you’re not good enough to make the 25 man roster yet an .056 BA and .250 BA is good enough for back up and started. So Amezaga can hit .200 and make the team.

3 years 7 months ago

no, the sparta group.

michael hughes
3 years 7 months ago

I always put some Alfredo on my Amezaga, it’s what gives it that zing.

3 years 7 months ago

that awkward moment when you think someone is serious when they are not. also known as sarcasm.

3 years 7 months ago

How dare they make a low risk signing! Idiots! Only age 27 or lower allowed on the roster!