Adduci agreed Wednesday with the Cubs on a minor-league contract, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Adduci received some extended run in Detroit last season while Miguel Cabrera (biceps) was on the shelf, but did little with the opportunity, slashing a meager .267/.290/.386 across 185 plate appearances. Set to turn 34 years old in March and now joining an organization teeming with quality position-player depth on the 40-man roster, Adduci seems unlikely to see meaningful action with Chicago in 2019.
Adduci elected free agency Thursday. Adduci was dropped from the Tigers' 40-man roster Wednesday and will hit the free-agent market this winter after spending the past two season in Detroit's organization. Across 59 games in 2018, he hit .267 with a .676 OPS and 21 RBI.
Adduci was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Injuries to Miguel Cabrera (biceps) and John Hicks (hip) opened up playing time at first base for Adduci, who slashed .267/.290/.386 with three homers and 21 RBI across 59 games while primarily occupying the strong side of a platoon. While the 33-year-old journeyman held his own for the most part, he clearly wasn't a part of the team's plans for 2019.
Adduci is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Royals, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Adduci remains on the bench for the third straight game as Niko Goodrum starts at first base for the Tigers. The 33-year-old is slashing .139/.135/.250 with 11 strikeouts in his last 36 at-bats.
Adduci isn't in Saturday's starting lineup against the Royals, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Adduci will get the day off with Victor Martinez taking over at first base in the final days of his playing career at first base. Adduci is hitless in his last three games.