The Cubs may have found a backup catcher in Chris Gimenez. A source confirmed reports that the Cubs have signed Gimenez, 35, to a Minor League deal with an invitation to big league Spring Training camp. The right-handed hitter played in 74 games last season with the Twins, batting .220 with seven home runs, nine doubles and 16 RBIs. Willson Contreras, 25, is the Cubs' No. 1 catcher but his only backup was Victor Caratini, 24, who made his Major League debut last season and batted .254 in 31 games. If Gimenez makes the team, Caratini would most likely open at Triple-A Iowa, where he could get more regular playing time.
Source: Cubs ink Chris Gimenez to Minors deal
MLB.com | Jan 22