The Cubs have signed former White Sox infielder Alex Cintron to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to club officials, with an official announcement expected later today.
Cintron is 29 this year, and is a switch-hitting shortstop, who also plays 2nd and 3rd.
He can't hit worth a lick (or hasn't recently, been down-hill since '05)
Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG *OPS+ TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
7 Seasons 598 1897 231 525 99 20 32 212 18 12 103 208 .277 .315 .401 81 760 23 14 8 8 43
He doesn't project well, either (obp/slg/ops)
Bill James 308/389/697
Taking a quick look at his PITCHf/x data, wow, he sucks. His contact rate on pitches in the strike zone is less than 65%. He seems to like the ball down, but doesn't do much with it.
Updated: Colin's got a post looking at WAR, and the picture isn't pretty over there, either