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Cubs' Ben DeLuzio: Reassigned to minor-league camp
DeLuzio was reassigned Thursday to the minor-league side of Cubs camp, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.
DeLuzio has incredible raw speed, but he batted just .150/.292/.200 over his first 25 major-league plate appearances last season with the Cardinals. He was 2-for-8 this spring in Cactus League play and will serve as organizational outfield depth for Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ben DeLuzio: Could nab reserve role
DeLuzio could earn an Opening Day bench spot with the Cubs, possibly as a right-handed alternative to Cody Bellinger in center field, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
With Seiya Suzuki (oblique) potentially set to miss the beginning of the regular season, the Cubs may need an extra outfield option. DeLuzio, who appeared in 22 games with St. Louis last year and recorded a .492 OPS, has a chance to grab a spot. However, he likely won't be on the fantasy radar as more of a defense-first player with limited offensive ability.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Ben DeLuzio: Gets NRI deal
DeLuzio signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Tuesday, which includes an invitation to spring training, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
DeLuzio had a brief turn in the majors in 2022 with the Cardinals, going 3-for-20 at the plate. He's known for his speed and center-field defense, skills which he'll try to utilize as he competes for a reserve role.... See More ... See Less
Ben DeLuzio: Non-tendered by Cards
The Cardinals declined to tender DeLuzio a contract for 2023 on Friday, making him a free agent.
Most of DeLuzio's time was spent in Triple-A Memphis last season, where he slashed .277/.353/.429 over 408 plate appearances alongside 30 stolen bases. He made his MLB debut in 2022 as well, putting up an uninspiring .492 OPS in 25 plate appearances. The 28-year-old outfielder will likely get some offers and start next season in the minors, but there's no telling how long it will be before he can sustain success in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Ben DeLuzio: Officially joins big-league club
DeLuzio's contract was selected from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.
DeLuzio was selected by the Cardinals in the minor-league portion of the 2021 Rule 5 draft and is in line to make his major-league debut once he enters a game for St. Louis. He performed well for the Triple-A club this year, posting a .782 OPS with nine homers, 60 runs, 49 RBI and 30 stolen bases. The 28-year-old should provide outfield depth for the Cardinals, and it's possible the team will use him as a pinch runner late in games given the speed that he's showcased in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Ben DeLuzio: Getting call to big leagues
The Cardinals plan to select DeLuzio's contract from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The 28-year-old DeLuzio, whom the Cardinals selected in the minor-league portion of the 2021 Rule 5 draft last December, will reach the majors for the first time since entering the professional ranks in 2016. Over 94 games with Memphis this season, DeLuzio slashed .277/.353/.429 with nine home runs and a 30-for-36 success rate on stolen-base attempts. He'll likely serve as outfield depth in September for St. Louis, with most of DeLuzio's work likely to come in center field when either of Tyler O'Neill or Dylan Carlson are sitting out.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: St. Louis, MO|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|