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Cubs Bring Back Hermosillo on 1-Year Deal

The Cubs are bringing back OF Michael Hermosillo on a one-year deal after he was non-tendered earlier this week.
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Perhaps overshadowed by the massive news that the Chicago Cubs signed Marcus Stroman, the team is also bringing back a familiar name. No, it's not Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo. Rather, the Cubs are bringing back outfielder Michael Hermosillo on a one-year deal.

Hermosillo was originally non-tendered by the Cubs earlier in the week. However, the team saw enough in the local product to extend him another one-year deal. Now, in a crazy transition year for the team, he might get a longer look with the Cubs in 2022.

In 16 games with the MLB club in 2021, Hermosillo slashed .194/.237/.500 with three home runs and seven RBIs. Although his average was underwhelming, Hermosillo made several exciting plays in the short stint at the MLB level.

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However, Hermosillo was very good at the Triple-A level. In 43 games, he slashed .306/.446/.592 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs along with 10 doubles. The outfielder was dominant with the Iowa Cubs and earned his long-awaited opportunity with the Cubs.

Wednesday was a busy day for the North Siders, but don't let the Hermosillo signing go under the radar. He's back and looking for a big 2022 season.