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Cubs Ink Catcher Tony Wolters to One-Year Deal

The Cubs have added catching depth amid Austin Romine’s injury, signing catcher Tony Wolters to a one-year deal.

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With doubt surrounding Austin Romine’s health and Opening Day on the horizon, the Cubs have added catching depth, signing Tony Wolters to a one-year deal.

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Wolters is merely a stop gap at the backup catcher position until Romine returns. After not making the Pittsburgh Pirates roster to open the 2021 season, Wolters opted out of his deal. Now, the 28-year-old catcher brings his talents to Chicago to back up Willson Contreras.

Wolters has been in the league since 2016, playing a career high 121 games in 2019 with the Colorado Rockies. In that season with Colorado, Wolters slashed .262/.337/.329 with only one home run and 42 runs driven in. Over the course of his career, Wolters has played 391 games en route to a .238/.323/.319 career slash line.

The former Colorado backstop brings plenty of major league experience to the backup catching position. Despite never having a dominant offensive season, Wolters has done plenty to stick in the big leagues and be a solid catching option. Now the Cubs can feel comfortable with their catching duo until Romine returns from a right knee sprain that forced him to miss the last two weeks of Spring Training.


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