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Cubs re-sign Shane Victorino, two others to minor-league deals

The Cubs brought back three veterans after releasing them earlier in the day.

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The Cubs have re-signed Shane Victorino, Munenori Kawasaki and Manny Parra to minor-league deals after releasing them Tuesday morning, according to a report from Jesse Rogers of All three players will likely start in Triple-A Iowa.

Victorino, 35, signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs in late February but struggled to a 2-for-10 line in only four games with the club this spring. He was told recently that he would not make the major-league roster, but decided to stay in the organization while he rehabs his strained calf.

Kawasaki will provide infield depth for Chicago after spending his entire major-league career to this point with the Blue Jays. Parra will work out of the bullpen at Iowa, giving the Cubs an extra lefty arm if injuries or struggles hit during the regular season.

For an updated list of all of the opt-outs and signings during the late stages of spring training, check out our updated Spring Training Release Tracker.