Cubs add INF Dietrich, OF LaMarre on minor league deals

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized minor-league deals with infielder Derek Dietrich and outfielder Ryan LaMarre on Friday.

Dietrich and LaMarre will report to the team’s camp in South Bend, Indiana. The Cubs also announced left-hander Burl Carraway, the team’s second-round pick in this year’s amateur draft, will join their group of players at their auxiliary site.

The 31-year-old Dietrich, who also can play left field, opted out of his contract with Cincinnati and was released on Monday. He hit a career-high 19 homers last year for the Reds, but finished with a .187 batting average in 113 games.

Dietrich missed the start of summer camp with Cincinnati after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

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LaMarre, 31, has played for five big league teams in five seasons. He hit .217 with two homers in 14 games last year with Minnesota.

The 21-year-old Carraway went 6-2 with 11 saves and a 2.47 ERA in his final two seasons at Dallas Baptist. He has a big fastball and might be able to help the Cubs out of their bullpen very soon.

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