Frank Catalanotto Could Catalyze Cubs, Cure Clubhouse Cancer

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Matt Trueblood in MLB
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He's no Todd Hollandsworth, but he'll do. Frank Catalanotto, who holds the unofficial Major League record for surname syllables, is a free agent this offseason and couldápop up on the radar of Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry as he looks for ways to bolster the team's outfield and add a veteran leader to a troubled clubhouse. Catalanotto may be one of the more underrated utility-men of the past 15 years. His career line consists of a .292 career batting average, a .358 on-base percentage, andáa .446 slugging average. He has compiled those numbers despite an inability to stay healthy during his prime years and a lack of often-deserved playing time: "Little Cat" has never accrued more than 133 games or 489 at-bats in a season. Though Catalanotto will turn 36 in April of next season, ...

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