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Cubs Sign Former All-Star After Nico Hoerner Injury

Larry Rupp
The Chicago Cubs signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minors league deal following Nico Hoerner's injury.
The Chicago Cubs signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minors league deal following Nico Hoerner's injury. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The Chicago Cubs have been battling all season and currently sit 0.5 games back of first place in the NL Central division with a record of 25-22. However, a hamstring injury suffered by starting second baseman Nico Hoerner has made the team go outside of the roster in search of a solution.

The Cubs decided to sign former MLB All-Star infielder Dee Strange-Gordon to a minors league deal. Strange-Gordon has now been cut twice by NL Central teams this season following his release from the Milwaukee Brewers last weekend. He's hoping the third time is a charm here.

Cubs News: Dee Strange-Gordon Signed

The 33-year-old had been hitting well in Triple-A this season, posting a slash line of .333/.378/.500 through 10 games with the Nashville Sounds. He also hit a home run and stole two bases during that span. On the other hand, Stange-Gordon hasn't seen MLB action yet this season and posted a poor .200 batting average in 33 games played in 2020.

This is merely a depth signing given the amount of injuries the Cubs roster is being hit with right now. Three starters currently find themselves on the injured list and it seems likely that Hoerner will join them there as well. That is shame as Hoerner is hitting .338/.405/.432 on the season and plays great defense on the diamond.

For now, the Cubs will look to keep riding their momentum as they are 14-7 in the month of May with all seven losses coming by just one run. They currently have odds set at +205 to make the playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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