Chris Denorfia OF CHC 4 days ago

Denorfia went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh after subbing in for the injured Dexter Fowler (groin).

It seems like Denorfia could be in line for extra playing time if Fowler's injury lingers, so NL-only owners should keep an eye out for news on that front.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 1 week ago

Denorfia has been activated from the DL, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

With Denorfia back, the Cubs will likely platoon him with Chris Coghlan, their other veteran corner outfielder. A platoon obviously limits both's fantasy value, so look elsewhere ideally if you need a left fielder.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 3 weeks ago

Denorfia (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Denorfia has just began running bases, and still appears to be roughly a week or so away from being game-ready. Look for the veteran to resume a reserve outfield role in mid-to-late April.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 4 weeks ago

Denorfia (hamstring) ran the bases Wednesday, but he's still expected to start the year on the disabled list, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

It does not sound like Denorfia will be out long, and with the Cubs expected to backdate the stint, he may only miss a handful of games. He's expected to share left field with Chris Coghlan this year.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 4 weeks ago

Denorfia (hamstring) will take on-field batting practice Monday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

He does not want to speculate about whether he will be ready for Opening Day, but even if he is able to get right in time for the start of the regular season Denorfia's role as a utility outfielder will limit his fantasy value.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 1 month ago

Denorfia is nursing a sore hamstring and manager Joe Maddon said his Opening Day availability is in jeopardy, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Denorfia hasn't played in an official spring game in over a week -- he did make an appearance in a "B" game back on the 21st -- and this explains why. With Denorfia in danger of missing the start of the year as a result of the injury, Junior Lake could be a dark horse candidate to make the team and earn some starts against left-handed pitching early on.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 1 month ago

Though Denorfia appears to be a lock to make the Cubs, he hasn't played in over a week.

No injury has been reported, but Denorfia's last appearance in a game came on Mar. 17. Though he could find himself in a platoon with Chris Coghlan this year and is a veteran, one would think he would accidentally get into a game in the final weeks of the exhibition season.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 4 months ago

Denorfia has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Cubs, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

On a team like the Cubs, good veterans are important in a clubhouse to show the rookies and second year players how to be professionals, and that will likely be Denorfia's primary role. He has a .292 career average against lefties, and is capable of playing all three outfield spots, but it is in the Cubs' best interest to give most of the at-bats to the young pieces on the roster, meaning Denorfia will likely start the majority of games in 2015 in the dugout.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 8 months ago

Denorfia hit his first home run as a Mariner and got on base four times in Thursday's 10-2 demolition of the Rangers.

In addition to hitting his second homer of the season, Denorfia doubled, drew a pair of walks and scored three runs. A heck of a nice game for a guy who hadn't picked up a hit since Aug. 23.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 8 months ago

Denorfia (neck) is in the lineup at designated hitter Sunday against the Nationals, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Denorfia had gone unused for the previous five games after reporting neck stiffness earlier in the week. The Mariners will ease him back to action by getting him some at-bats at DH, but it shouldn't be long before he returns to right field duties. He'll likely be used in something of a platoon with Endy Chavez and James Jones in the outfield.