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Cubs sign Mike Baxter

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According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Cubs have signed outfielder Mike Baxter to a minor league contract.

You might remember Baxter from his time with the Mets from 2011-2013. Most notably, the Queens native made a highlight reel catch in the game in which Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history on June 1, 2012. The 30-year-old is a .225/.331/.342 hitter over 423 plate appearances in the majors and appeared four games with the Dodgers last year.

Baxter is unlikely to crack the Cubs’ Opening Day roster, but he’s useful depth to have around at the Triple-A level. And he’ll always be aces with Mets fans.