Cubs To Sign Yorvit Torrealba

The Cubs have agreed to ink catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league deal, reports Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune (via Twitter). The 35-year-old is a veteran of 13 MLB seasons.

Torrealba, a part-time player for most of his career, saw significant action last year for the Rockies. He posted a .240/.295/.285 line in 196 plate appearances on the year. Torrealba spent the spring with the Angels, but opted out of his deal when it became clear that he would not make the active roster.

Torrealba should provide a depth option for the club. With Welington Castillo on the 15-day DL, the Cubs have rolled out a combination of John Baker and Eli Whiteside at catcher.


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