Gathright, Cubs agree to deal
Updated: December 16, 2008, 1:40 PM ETAssociated Press
CHICAGO -- Joey Gathright and the Chicago Cubs agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract Tuesday, three days after the outfielder became a free agent when Kansas City failed to offer a deal for 2009.Primarily a center fielder, Gathright has played five seasons in the majors with Tampa Bay and Kansas City, batting .263 in 399 games. The Cubs have been looking to improve their left-handed hitting. Gathright also gives them speed. He stole 21 bases in 25 chances last season for the ...
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