12/4 Cubs consider Betancourt
One option the Cubs are considering for third base is free agent Yuniesky Betancourt. Former Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez now represents Betancourt, and met with Theo Epstein about the infielder. Betancourt, 30, batted .228 in 57 games last season for the Royals, getting limited playing time. He has hit .266 overall in eight seasons. He’s primarily played shortstop with only eight games at third, all last season with the Royals. Betancourt was currently playing for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League, and batting .261 in 12 games. The Cubs have had scouts watching him. The infielder would be willing to move to third base. Betancourt does have some power, hitting 16 homers in 2010 and 13 in 2011 with the Brewers.
– Carrie Muskat