Cubs re-sign OF Hollandsworth

Updated: December 29, 2004, 8:32 PM ET
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CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs averted arbitration with Todd Hollandsworth, re-signing the veteran outfielder to a one-year contract on Monday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Hollandsworth, 31, hit .318 with eight homers and 22 RBIs in 57 games with the Cubs last season before fouling a ball off his right shin in a 9-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on June 27.

Hollandsworth missed the remainder of the season due to a right shin contusion. He played in 32 games in right field, four games in left field and three games at first base and was also the team's best pinch hitter, batting .563 in that role with nine hits in 16 at-bats with two homers.

A former National League Rookie of the Year, Hollandsworth signed with the Cubs as a free agent after spending the 2003 season with Florida.

Hollandsworth spent five seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers and also played with Colorado (2000-02) and Texas (2002).

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