Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Floyd added to bench

I already stated this Sunday but heres the offical release from

CHICAGO -- The Cubs completed their offseason acquisitions Wednesday, signing free agent outfielder Cliff Floyd to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2008.
Floyd, 34, batted .244 in 97 games with the New York Mets last season, hitting 11 homers and driving in 44 runs. He would most likely platoon in left in the Cubs' outfield after hitting .266 against right-handers, and is part of new manager Lou Piniella's plan to have a deep bench.
It will be a homecoming for Floyd, a Chicago native, who has played for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox and the Mets. He has a career .279 average.
Floyd, who was on the '97 World Series champion Marlins team, was limited to 332 at-bats last year because of an injured Achilles tendon.
He was a three-sport star in baseball, football and basketball at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill.

Like I have said numorous times this does nothing but help the cubs!

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