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Diamondbacks sign Aaron Cunningham to minor league deal

Arizona adds some minor league outfield depth with the signing of Cunningham.

Al Messerschmidt

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Aaron Cunningham to a minor league deal, per a club announcement. The 28-year-old will be assigned to Triple-A Reno. Arizona previously released Cunningham on August 17th following a rough season at Triple-A, where he hit just .255/.342/.346 in 281 plate appearances.

A former sixth round pick of the Chicago White Sox and one-time Baseball America top 100 prospect, Cunningham hasn't played in the big leagues since 2012, instead playing at Triple-A for the Rangers' organization last year, and the Diamondbacks' this year. In 222 major league games with the Athletics, Padres, and Indians, Cunningham has slashed .219/.280/.347 with a 72 wRC+ and -0.1 WAR. He is capable of playing all three outfield positions, though he spent a majority of his time at Reno this year in left field.

With infielder Ronny Cedeno on the temporary inactive list for Reno, Cunningham seems to replace him on the Aces' roster for their upcoming postseason run. Reno knocked off the Sacramento RIver Cats 2-1 last night to send the club to the Pacific Coast League playoffs.