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Chicago Cubs reach deals with RHP Jeffress, OF Souza

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs are taking two more low-risk fliers on a pair of players hoping to rebound from injuries, reaching one-year deals with reliever Jeremy Jeffress and outfielder Steven Souza Jr.

Jeffress' contract is worth $850,000, and the 32-year-old right-hander can earn an additional $200,000 in incentives. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the deal Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.

Souza finalized a $1 million deal that includes the possibility of $2 million in bonuses based on plate appearances and days on the active roster.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.293
HR: K. Schwarber38
RBI: A. Rizzo94
SB: J. Báez11
W: J. Lester13
ERA: K. Hendricks3.46
Saves: C. Kimbrel13
K: Y. Darvish229
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-St. Louis 9171.562-
Y-Milwaukee 8973.5492
Chi Cubs 8478.5197
Cincinnati 7587.46316
Pittsburgh 6993.42622
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .252 (14)
Runs: 814 (10)
Hits: 1378 (16)
Home Runs: 256 (6)
Stolen Bases: 45 (29)
OBP: .331 (8)
SLG: .452 (9)
Total Bases: 2468 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.10 (7)
Runs Allowed: 717 (8)
Saves: 38 (16)
Strikeouts: 1444 (13)
OpBA: .251 (15)
OBP: .323 (16)
SLG: .415 (8)
Run Support: 5.08 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/28 S. Souza Jr. Signed as Free Agent ( 2020)(one-year contract)
1/24 C. Pelham Outrighted to Minors
1/22 R. Brothers Signed to a Minor League Contract
1/22 D. Hultzen Signed to a Minor League Contract
1/21 T. Lakins Traded Boston (for future considerations)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/22 K. Bryant Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/16 A. Rizzo Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/12 A. Russell Concussion (7-day IL)
9/11 B. Zobrist Bruised knee (day-to-day)
9/2 C. Kimbrel Right elbow inflammation (10-day IL)
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