Back to baseball: Cubs sign Miles

Miles_Aaron-003.jpgWith most MLB teams on their winter break — between Christmas and New Year’s Day — and Wrigley Field being transformed into a frozen tundra, baseball news has been a bit slow around here for the past week. But general manager Jim Hendry and his staff have kept busy, today signing versatile infielder/outfielder Aaron Miles to a two-year contract.

Miles made an appearance at seven positions for the Cardinals last year — all but catcher and first baseman — and hit .317 (120-for-379) with 15 doubles, four homers and a .355 on-base percentage. As a switch-hitter, he also adds versatility to what was an entirely right-handed hitting infield last season.

“We expect Aaron to provide significant versatility and flexibility to our roster,” said Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry.  “He handles the bat well from both sides of the plate and is a skillful middle infielder who has added third base and all three outfield positions to his repertoire during the last few years.”

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