Field went unclaimed on waivers Tuesday and was sent outright to Triple-A Iowa. Field was claimed off waivers by the Cubs at the start of November and will remain in the organization after being removed from the 40-man roster last week. The 26-year-old should provide outfield depth for the Cubs next season after posting a .222/.254/.403 slash line over 83 games in his rookie campaign with the Rays and Twins.
Field was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. This marks the fourth different organization Field will call home dating back to the beginning of the season. After spending the first four months of the year with Tampa Bay, he was briefly claimed by Cleveland before winding up on the Twins for the remainder of the campaign. Field played in 84 big-league games during his rookie season, hitting just .222/.254/.403 with nine home runs, 21 RBI and four stolen bases. He will serve as additional outfield depth for Chicago heading into next year.
Field went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the Tigers. Field took starter Matthew Boyd deep for a solo homer in the second inning and then later knocked Boyd out of the game with a two-run shot in the fourth inning. The 26-year-old is now slashing .217/.251/.396 with nine homers and 20 RBI.
Field went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in a 9-6 win over Kansas City on Sunday. The rookie outfielder had a career day and hit his first long ball since June 1. Still, Field owns an unsightly .212 average in 203 at-bats with the Twins and Rays this season.
Field has been called up from Triple-A Rochester. Field has hit just .200/.240/.346 in the majors this season, but he could get some spot starts in September with Eddie Rosario hurt.