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Chicago Cubs sign catcher Tony Wolters to one-year deal

May 1, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters (14) reacts after a strike against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports

Catcher Tony Wolters was not without a club for long, signing a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday after he opted out of his deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Financial terms were not disclosed for Wolters, who batted .230 with eight RBIs in 42 games last season with the Colorado Rockies.

Wolters, 28, owns a .238 career batting average with seven home runs and 123 RBIs in 391 games, all with the Rockies (2016-20).

The former third-round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in 2010 signed a minor league deal with the Pirates that included an opt-out clause if was not placed on the active roster. That deal would have been worth $1.4 million if he broke camp with the major league club.

In a corresponding move by the Cubs, right-handed reliever James Norwood was designated for assignment.

Norwood, 27, is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 23 career appearances with the Cubs.

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–Field Level Media