Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cubs Sign Brian LaHair

The Cubs have agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Brian LaHair. He has spent his entire pro career with Seattle, mostly in the minors. Last year, he didn't appear in the majors, but hit .289 at AAA. In 2008, LaHair played in 45 big league games with the Marines hitting .250 with 3 homers and 10 RBIs.

Brian, who's 27, is a left handed hitter. He is very similar to Micah Hoffpauir, and the two are expected to compete for a roster spot in Spring Training. LaHair's contract includes a non-roster invite to Spring Training.

Paul Sullivan reports that Brad Snyder, who has been resigned by the Cubs, will also be in the mix for a bench role.

A few more tidbits:
  • The decision on what hat Andre Dawson will wear when he goes into the Hall of Fame has been delayed until next week according to
  • Phil Rogers says that the Cubs still like Heath Bell, who would help the bullpen.
  • A full list of non-roster invites is expected in the next few weeks.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted.

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