Chicago, IL – The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder David year deal with a club option for the 2014 season. Although financial terms were not released, the pact is believed to be worth $10 million.
DeJesus, who will be 32 at the start of next season, appeared in 131 games for the Oakland Athletics last season and batted .240 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI. He also batted in every position in the lineup for Oakland.
Defensively, DeJesus carried a 241-game errorless streak into the 2011 campaign, but posted a .984 fielding percentage with the A's, committing four errors in 250 total chances.
Originally a fourth-round draft choice by Kansas City in 2000, DeJesus is a career .284 hitter with 207 doubles, 50 triples, 71 home runs, 436 RBI and a .356 on-base percentage in 1,007 big league contests for the Royals and A's.
For his career he has averaged 33 doubles, eight triples, 11 home runs and 70 RBI per 162 games.