Cubs agree to terms with OF Denorfia

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Chicago, IL ( - The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Chris Denorfia on Friday.

Denorfia, 34, split 121 games between the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners last season, compiling a .230 batting average with three home runs and 21 RBI.

Although his numbers were down last season, the nine-year veteran owns a career .272 batting average with 38 homers and 178 RBI over 705 career games with Cincinnati, Oakland, San Diego and Seattle.

To make room for Denorfia on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated pitcher Mike Kickham for assignment.