3 free agents bats the Chicago Cubs should consider

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Edwin Rios
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3 free agent bats - 2. Edwin Rios

The Los Angeles Dodgers non-tendered Cody Bellinger and Edwin Rios earlier this winter. The former is now a Cub, and the latter, still floating around in free agency. Rios has never had a chance to shine at the major-league level for his career. Listed as a third baseman, the Cubs can find a move like this intriguing, albeit on the correct type of deal. Rios has slashed a career .219/.299/.492, but has never amassed more than 100 ABs in a season since his debut in 2019.

Granted that the Cubs have Zach McKinstry as a backup hot corner option, adding another may be feasible. At this point in the game, acquiring depth and finding production wherever you can is vital. Rios is a .282/.349/.526 at the Triple-A level in over 1,000 at-bats and has been limited on a stacked Dodgers MLB roster. Landing him gives you a lot more depth to call upon if needed. A change of scenery with a better chance to shine may be all needed to break out truly. Third base is still a gaping hole for the Cubs, and whoever puts up the best numbers can easily earn an everyday starting role.