Negron was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Negron hit three home runs this spring, but he was caught up in a numbers game on the roster. He'll likely spend the season with Triple-A Iowa.
Negron hit a home run against the Mariners on Thursday. Negron is not going to make the team this spring, but as someone with major league experience who can play all over the field, he could be a valuable part of the organization should injuries strike.
Negron will join the Cubs at spring training as a non-roster invitee. After a promising stint with the Reds in 2014 in which Negron batted .271/.331/.479 wth six home runs and 17 RBI, the 29-year-old fell flat in 2015 and eventually was sent down to Triple-A Louisville. His season ended early due to a shoulder injury, but he should be ready for the start of spring training. Negron's versatility to play both infield and outfield makes him a bit more intriguing for teams looking for depth off the bench, but it still seems a long shot that he will crack the big league roster out of spring training.
Negron (shoulder) signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Friday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports. The 29-year-old utility infielder goes from a perfect situation to get MLB at-bats in Cincinnati to perhaps the most loaded organization in baseball, so he could spend all of 2016 at Triple-A. He has a .220 average, six home runs and seven steals in 270 career big league plate appearances.
Reds infielder/outfielder Kris Negron has been diagnosed with a torn labrum and a fracture in his scapula. He will undergo surgery and next week and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Negron injured himself while making a diving catch in left field on Tuesday. He finishes the season with a .140 average (13 for 93) in 43 games. He made at least one appearance in every defensive position aside from pitcher and catcher.