Veteran infielder Dee Strange-Gordon has opted out of his minor league contract with the Cubs, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). He’s now a free agent, but Passan adds he’s expected to sign elsewhere in the next few days.
It’s the third time this season Strange-Gordon has been let go from a minor league deal after he didn’t crack the 40-man roster. The speedster signed with the Reds over the winter, was released in Spring Training, and hooked on with the Brewers in April. Strange-Gordon was released by the Brew Crew in late May and signed with the Cubs a few days later.
While Strange-Gordon hit well in a ten-game stint with the Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate, his longer run with the Cubs’ top farm team didn’t go well. Between the two organizations, the 33-year-old has hit just .259/.299/.361 across 168 plate appearances in Triple-A West this season. It’s a continuation of Strange-Gordon’s offensive struggles throughout his 2018-20 tenure with the Mariners.
Nevertheless, it’s not surprising to hear there’s still interest in Strange-Gordon around the league. He’s a two-time All-Star and respected veteran who still has plenty of speed and has played both middle infield positions in the minors this year.
I’m going to go ahead and call White Sox as a team with interest on a minor league deal. Running out of bodies.
Makes sense Angel. Was my first guess also. Chisox rumored also, trying to get Tony Wolters and Miguel Montero.
Yep…Grandal out 4-6 weeks. Chirinos would have been a perfect signing.
wonder what the Cubs could get for him?
Is Montero still playing? Last I heard he got released from the Nats in 2018. WS would have to work with the Cubs to get Wolters, wonder how that’d go.
Got off the sinking ship just in time! Smart move for Dr. Strange
I second the vote. ChiSox
I call Mets
Kirk Nieuwenhuis For MVP
The Mets could have signed him in May when they were regularly starting Brandon Drury, Cameron Maybin and Wilfredo Tovar. I doubt they’ll sign him now.
The only call I would expect is for him to call it a career…
He should change his name for the 3rd time to dee-strange garbage
Well Mr. Gordon. I give this strange move a dee minus.
Why not the cardinals or pirates so he can hit the whole NL Central.
Honestly, the guy has made 50 million and is 33 years ago. Is spending your Summer in a hotel room in Des Moines probably away from family worth it for the chance of another quick call-up?
If he wants to keep playing because he loves the game, good for him.
And he’s if he wants to keep playing cuz even the pro-rated MLB salary is a lot of money that’s ok too.
Cardinals have to many guys that can’t hit
Guy should just get a nice road pad and visit all the ballparks.
“People are Strange, when you’re a stranger…”
Look what happened to Jim.
Yeh. Lots of alcohol, opium, LSD and heroin will typically put most people in the grave by 27
Post the Kimbrel picking between the A’s and Astros rumor!
makes total sense. after all, CHC wants salary relief, so not a prayer he goes to OAK. if it’s just Houston then they dont have leverage.
Maybe the Mariners are an option to play Center F… wait a minute
Pirates or Cardinals next?
We got enough guys that can’t swing the bat right now. This dude hasn’t held his own with a stick in years…..
At some point he’s going to have to stay in AAA and wait for a call up instead of opting out of every deal he signs.
I’ll say angels
Gotta be the Cardinals or the pirates for a continued tour of the NL central
Haaaa ,Even Dee didn’t want to sign with a suck ass team like da scrubs who lost 11 in a row lol