Cubs agree to one-year deal with Mabry

Updated: December 7, 2005, 8:30 PM ET
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DALLAS -- After addressing their bullpen prior to the winter meetings, the Chicago Cubs continued to upgrade their hitting Wednesday, agreeing to terms with right fielder John Mabry on a one-year contract.

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2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
112 8 32 26 .295 .240

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Earlier Wednesday, Chicago acquired speedy center fielder Juan Pierre from the Florida Marlins for three minor league pitchers.

A versatile veteran who can play each of the corner infield and outfield positions, Mabry batted .240 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 112 games last season with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team with which he began his career in 1994. The 35-year-old recorded 13 multi-hit games and hit .265 in a team-leading 34 at-bats as a pinch hitter.

Mabry has played in 1,187 career games with the Cardinals, Seattle, San Diego, Florida, Philadelphia, and Oakland, hitting .269 with 90 homers and 416 RBI.

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