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Dodgers: Edwin Rios Resurfaces with Chicago Cubs

Of late, we’ve seen a few more questions online about the status of former Dodgers slugger Edwin Rios. We finally got an answer on Friday afternoon. Maddie Lee was the first to report that Rios is inking a deal with the Chicago Cubs.

Rios joins former teammates Cody Bellinger and Zach McKinstry on Chicago’s north side. As of the time of this writing, terms of the deal are unknown. Notably, the oft-injured infielder has two years of team control left after being non tendered by LA earlier this offseason.


The Cubs announced the deal was of the major league variety and ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel reported it’s worth $1 million guaranteed.

With the Dodgers, Rios struggled to stay on the field for an extended period of time. He played a big role on the 2020 World Series team’s roster but a shoulder injury knocked out pretty much all of his 2021 season and a hamstring injury did the same in 2022. When the club didn’t call him up from triple-A at any point in September, the writing was pretty much on the wall for Eddie.

The Cubs get themselves an intriguing bat. The 28-year-old out of Puerto Rico has hit 20 home runs over 260 career MLB at-bats. He owns a career .492 slugging percentage with the Dodgers and that jumps to .534 at the minor league level.

Rios will join the Cubs in Mesa, Arizona and battle for time on the corners in the outfield and potentially the outfield (he’s played a total of 49 games in the outfield in his pro career).

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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