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David DeJesus Bio

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Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb. Born: December 20, 1979 in Brooklyn, NY High School: Manalapan (Englishtown, NJ)
School: Rutgers University Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 2000 MLB draft.

DeJesus went to the Royals in the 4th round of the 2000 draft.  After a couple of seasons in the minors, the left-handed hitting DeJesus made his ML debut on September 2, 2003.  He played eight seasons with Kansas City with his best overall year (numbers-wise) coming in 2010 in his final season with the Royals.  That year, the 32 year-old posted a .318/.384/.443/.827 line with five homers and 37 RBI.  However, he played just 91 games due to injury.  DeJesus did tally three other +.800 OPS seasons during his tenure in KC.  After that 2010 season, he was shipped to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHP Vin Mazzaro and Justin Marks.  DeJesus endured his toughest season in 2011, struggling to a .240/.323/.376/.698 mark with 10 homers, 46 RBI and 20 doubles in 131 contests.  This past winter, he became the first major acquisition by Theo Epstein and the new Cubs regime, signing a two-year, $10M deal with a club option for 2014.  DeJesus takes over as the starting right fielder as the Cubs look for him to return to his 2010 form.  He has always been a solid defender and underrated offensive player and should be a nice veteran addition to the 2012 Cubs. 

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  • November 30, 2011 - Cubs sign DeJesus to two-year deal Read More