Dee Gordon News: Infielder Opts Out of Contract With Cubs

Isaiah De Los Santos
Former All-Star Dee Strange-Gordon has opted out of his contract with the Chicago Cubs.
Former All-Star Dee Strange-Gordon has opted out of his contract with the Chicago Cubs. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

It looked like two-time All-Star Dee Strange-Gordon would make his return to the majors after signing with the Chicago Cubs in late May. Gordon had just been released by the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago was in need of infield depth after Nico Hoerner went down with a hamstring injury.

However, Gordon never saw time in the majors for the Cubs. And now he's opted out of his minor league deal with the team.

Dee Gordon News

ESPN's Jeff Passan reported on Tuesday that Gordon is now a free agent following his opt out. It sounds like the 10-year pro won't be on the market for long, though, as other suitors will surely take a chance on the speedy veteran.

Gordon has slashed .259/.299/.361 between the Brewers and Cubs' Triple-A affiliates this season, recording 2 home runs, 11 RBIs and 5 stolen bases in 37 games. He last appeared in the majors in 2020 with the Seattle Mariners.

The veteran enters free agency at an intriguing time with the MLB Trade Deadline looming. Contenders with injury troubles or a desire to add quality depth may be interested in buying low on Gordon as they prepare for postseason baseball.

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