Ex-Card Taguchi signed by Cubs
Taguchi spent all of last season as a backup outfielder for the Phillies, but was a disappointment, batting only .220, with no homers and three stolen bases, in just 91 at-bats. He went only 3 for 33 (.091) as a pinch-hitter.
However, Taguchi spent the previous six seasons playing in the NL Central with the St. Louis Cardinals, and he's a .280 lifetime hitter against the Cubs.
Jayson Stark is a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com.
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