The Cubs did a little more work Tuesday evening toward filling their bench. According to ESPN Chicago’s Bruce Levine, the team will announce on Wednesday the signing of infielder Chad Tracy to a minor league contract.
Tracy, 29, batted .237/.306/.389 last season with eight home runs and 39 RBI in 257 at-bats. He’s struggled with injuries for the past few years, but it seems like a fine deal considering the money exchanged. Tracy will earn $900,000 if he lands on the big league roster and can gain another $525,000 if he reaches 450 plate appearances.
There’s also a clause in Tracy’s contract that will award him $100,000 for Comeback Player of the Year honors. That would certainly be a welcome scenario for both sides.