Adduci cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday.
There were unsurprisingly no takers for a 34-year-old with a career 67 wRC+. Adduci will remain organizational depth for Chicago.
Adduci was designated for assignment Monday.
Adduci spent a week with the Cubs, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. He'll make way on the roster for Carlos Gonzalez.
Adduci is starting in right field and batting fifth in Monday's game against the Astros.
Adduci was just called up from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day, as the Cubs wanted to add an extra bat to the roster with the use of the designated hitter in Houston. The team is also resting Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward, who collided in Sunday's game. Adduci has 426 career MLB plate appearances and spent the last two seasons in Detroit.
Adduci was recalled by the Cubs on Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Cubs may be in need of extra bats with the addition of a designated hitter for their series in Houston. Kris Bryant's (upper body) questionable status could also lead to Adduci finding himself in the lineup in the short term. The 34-year-old has 426 career plate appearances, and last played in the major leagues as a member of the Tigers in 2018, when he racked up 185 plate appearances and hit .267/.290/.386.
The Cubs reassigned Adduci to their minor-league camp Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Unless he requests his release from the organization, Adduci is slated to open the season at Triple-A Iowa. The 33-year-old has appeared in 88 games at the big-league level with the Tigers the past two seasons, but his status as a non-roster player in addition to the Cubs' wealth of intriguing bench options will make resurfacing in the majors an uphill battle for him.
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.
Adduci is not starting Friday against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Adduci hits the bench after making eight straight starts. He hit just .172 over that stretch. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will get the start at first base.
Adduci is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Adduci has occupied the strong side of a platoon for much of the second half, supplying a .306/.325/.432 slash line over that stretch. While that amounts to solid production, the rebuilding Tigers may not be keen on continuing to give a 33-year-old journeyman steady at-bats throughout September. With younger prospects like Dawel Lugo and Ronny Rodriguez beginning to pick up regular starts in the middle infield, it appears Adduci could be phased out at first base in favor of utility man Niko Goodrum.
Adduci is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Adduci has taking advantage of John Hicks (hip) going on the disabled list, as he is slashing .338/.363/.494 in 81 plate appearances since the start of August. Niko Goodrum earns the starting nod at first base against Yankees starter Lance Lynn.
Adduci went 2-for-4 with two strikeouts in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
The first baseman got his customary start against a right-hander, this time Masahiro Tanaka, and recorded two singles. Adduci might be the quietest .293 hitter in the majors right now, and his serviceable .753 OPS has provided surprising offense for the rebuilding Tigers. The 33-year-old journeyman will remain at least a top-side platoon player for the rest of the season, which might offer value in deep mixed fantasy leagues.
Adduci is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees.
Adduci will stick on the bench for a second straight game with another lefty (J.A. Happ) toeing the rubber for the opposition. Niko Goodrum will man first base once again, with Dawel Lugo drawing a start at the keystone as a result.
Adduci is not in the lineup against Kansas City on Wednesday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.
Niko Goodrum will get a nod at first base while Ronny Rodriguez starts at second during the series finale with left-hander Danny Duffy on the mound. Adduci is coming off a pair of multi-hit games but may remain on the bench again Thursday with another southpaw (J.A. Happ) on the rubber.
Adduci went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 7-2 win over the White Sox.
Adduci continues swinging a hot bat this month, raising his average from .205 to .290 since the start of August. The 33-year-old has seen just 93 at-bats this season, but has managed eight extra-base hits and 12 RBI in his limited action.
Adduci is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Cubs.
Adduci will take a seat following five straight starts, during which he's gone 7-for-20 with two doubles and a pair of RBI. In his place, Ronny Rodriguez will man first base and hit eighth.
Adduci went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Twins.
Adduci continues to get regular playing time with both Miguel Cabrera (biceps) and John Hicks (hip) out for the rest of the season, and the strong performance bumped his average up to .291 to go along with a .745 OPS. The 33-year-old is worth a look in deeper leagues if he stays hot at the plate.
Adduci went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Twins.
With John Hicks (hip) recently ruled out for the rest of the season, Adduci has stepped in as the primary first baseman. He has just a .696 OPS, two home runs and seven RBI in 29 games this year, but the path to regular playing time could give him some fantasy utility in deeper or AL-only formats.
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