Update 1: 11:45: The Cubs have also re-sign OF Brad Snyder to a minor league deal. Levine indicated in his chat that Cubs officials don't think he is far away from the majors.
The Cubs have sign first baseman Bryan LaHair to a minor league deal and a invitation to spring training. The 27 year old have been in Triple A most of his career but in 2008 played with the Seattle Mariners. For the Mariners he batted .250 with 3hr and 10rbi in 45 games and 136 at-bats. He had a career .284 batting average in 1,700 at-bats in Triple A.
It he puts up the same stats he does in Triple A, he will be a good player to come off bench and give Derrek Lee days off. Could this mean that Micah Hoffpauir is going to be traded and they sign LaHair as replacement? They put up pretty much same stats and are both lefties. I betcha Hoffpauir will be traded before Catchers and Pitchers report to Mesa.
I will keep you posted.