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Source: Nate Schierholtz joins Cubs

Updated: December 5, 2012, 10:34 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Cubs and free agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz have agreed to a one-year, major league deal worth a guaranteed $2.25 million, a source said Wednesday.

Schierholtz can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses, the source said. Schierholtz, 28, is a .270 career hitter with a .727 OPS over six seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He became a free agent last week when the Phillies declined to offer him a contract at the non-tender deadline. ...

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