John Andreoli was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Andreoli showed surprising power this spring, slugging .727 on the back of four home runs, but his 17 strikeouts in 33 at-bats told a louder tale.
John Andreoli went 1-for-2 and hit his fourth home run of the spring Thursday.
Andreoli is a speedster, but he's never hit more than five home runs in any of his five years in the minors. He's slashing .370/.419/.889 with eight RBI in 27 at-bats this spring. The 25-year-old outfielder is probably ticketed for Triple-A Iowa, but with a lot of the Chicago Cubs ' backup outfielders nicked up this spring, he might have an outside shot of heading north with the team if he keeps hitting.
John Andreoli banged out four hits - including a triple - in a split-squad contest against the White Sox on Saturday. He added an RBI, stolen base, and run in the win.
No, Andreoli isn't going to make the team out of camp, but he's been one of the Chicago Cubs ' better hitters this spring, slashing .333/.389/.667 in 15 at-bats. He has nice speed, averaging 39 stolen bases per year over his last four years in the minors. That said, there's nowhere for him to play in Chicago, so he'll probably get to steal quite a few for Triple-A Iowa this year.
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