Cubs sign Chicago area outfielder Brian Bogusevic: report

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Reports by Baseball America say the Cubs have signed Chicago area native Brian Bogusevic to a minor league contract, though the team has not confirmed the report.

Outfielder Bogusevic, 28, who attended De La Salle High and Tulane University, was a 2005 first round pick of the Houston Astros and played the last three seasons for them, hitting .203 with seven home runs this season. He played all three outfield positions for the Astros but was a free agent after the season.

The Cubs also have signed several other players to minor league contracts, including former Texas infielder Alberto Gonzalez; outfielder Johermyn Chavez from the Seattle Mariners system and catcher J. C. Boscan, who played briefly this season with the Atlanta Braves.

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