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Chicago Cubs sign former Diamondbacks infielder Daniel Descalso

Descalso played for the D-backs the last two years
Daniel Descalso
Posted at 1:23 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 17:08:00-05

Add Daniel Descalso to the list of former Arizona Diamondbacks who have departed the Valley.

The utility infielder has signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, the Cubs announced Tuesday. Descalso had spent his last two seasons with Arizona but became a free agent after the 2018 season.

Descalso's deal is reportedly worth $5 million.

The 32-year-old Descalso had a .235 batting average in two seasons with the Diamondbacks. He hit .238 with career highs in home runs (13) and RBIs (57) last season, along with 22 doubles. He became known for his timely late-game hits in Arizona. He has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies.

Descalso's signing comes after the D-backs traded star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals, and All-Star pitcher Patrick Corbin left the D-backs to sign with the Washington Nationals.