Ryan Sweeney was released by the Red Sox on March 30 after batting just .217 with a .547 OPS across 52 Grapefruit League plate appearances.
But it didn’t take long for him to find a new gig.
Via Evan Drellich of MassLive.com, the Cubs have signed the 28-year-old outfielder to a minor league contract and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa. He will serve as organizational outfield depth this summer for the Northsiders.
Sweeney is a .280/.338/.378 career hitter in 1,900 major league plate appearances. He came up with the White Sox then played four years with the A’s and one with Boston.