OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: David DeJesus #12 of the Oakland Athletics hits a three-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of an MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum on September 15, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with right fielder David DeJesus. The deal is reportedly for two years and $10 million, making it $5 million per season. The deal also has an option for the 2014 season.
While he saw early success with the Kansas City Royals, DeJesus struggled last season in the hitter's hell called McAfee Coliseum with the Oakland Athletics, hitting just .240 with a .323 on base percentage. DeJesus hit .289 overall in his stint with the Royals.
This is the first signing for Theo Epstein in Chicago, and it could turn out to be a very good one. Thanks to his bad season with Oakland, the price on DeJesus dropped, and they could get a lot of value out of a hitter like him. He lives in Illinois already, and he will now be the Chicago Cubs starting right fielder for the next two seasons, or beyond if it works out.