Daniel Descalso


Daniel Descalso: Opts out of minor-league contract

Descalso opted out of his Triple-A St. Paul contract Tuesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports. Any hopes of being called up by the Twins this season were squashed by a .093 batting average and .444 OPS in 75 at-bats with St. Paul since being signed May 13. Descalso, now 34 years old, hasn't been remotely impactful at the major-league level since 2018, so it's possible this stint with the Twins' organization was his last with an MLB club.
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Daniel Descalso finds new home with St. Paul Saints, who beat Iowa Cubs 4-3

It’s been a long time since recent Minnesota Twins addition Daniel Descalso last played baseball. Descalso, a 2011 World Series champion, hadn’t played since “spring training 2.0” last summer when he was a member of the Chicago Cubs’ organization. Descalso missed all of the 2020 season with a left ankle injury and dealt with injuries throughout his Cubs’ tenure. But recently, Descalso has been able to turn the corner, rehab his ankle and get healthy.
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Old Friend Daniel Descalso Has a New Home

The Cubs’ biggest – and only! – multiyear free agent signing on the position player side in the last five years was Daniel Descalso, whom they inked to a two-year, $5 million deal in December 2018. Before Descalso, it was Jason Heyward in December of 2015. So Descalso holds a pretty unique spot in Cubs lore, even if his signing ultimately did not work out.