Updated: Nov. 14, 2006, 4:01 PM ET
DeRosa cashes in on career year, to sign with CubsESPN.com news services
Mark DeRosa is poised to cash in on his career year.
2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
136 13 74 78 .357 .296
The Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement on a three-year contract with DeRosa worth approximately $13 million, a team official familiar with the deal told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.
DeRosa, who played six positions for the Rangers last season, is expected to be the Cubs' regular second baseman.
DeRosa, 31, hit a career-high .296 with 13 home runs and 74 RBI in Texas last season, his second with the Rangers. In nine seasons, DeRosa has a .273 average with 38 homers and 193 RBI.
DeRosa, who began his career with the Atlanta Braves in 1998, played in a career-high 136 games last season and hit .342 against left-handed pitchers.
The Cubs have been active this offseason, already re-signing third-baseman Aramis Ramirez to a five-year, $75 million deal and right-hander Kerry Wood to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.
Calls to the Cubs and DeRosa's agent, Lonnie Cooper, were not immediately returned.