Cubs agree to minors deal with All-Star 1B Garrett Cooper

MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs and first baseman Garrett Cooper have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to big league camp for spring training.

The Cubs announced the deal Saturday.

Cooper, 33, played for Miami and San Diego last year, batting .251 with 17 homers and 61 RBIs in 123 games. He was traded to the Padres on Aug. 1.

Cooper, a sixth-round pick in the 2013 amateur draft out of Auburn, made his big league debut with the New York Yankees in 2017. He also has played right and left field in the majors.

He is a .268 hitter with 56 homers and 222 RBIs in 481 career games. He was a National League All-Star in 2022.