DENVER – The Cubs designated outfielder Nate Schierholtz for assignment Wednesday afternoon.
Schierholtz hit .251 with 21 home runs and 68 RBI (both career highs) last season, but fell into an extended slump this year, hitting .192 with a .541 OPS.
The Danville native was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2003 draft.
Over five plus seasons in San Francisco, Schierholtz appeared in 503 games, hitting .270 with 23 home runs and 118 RBI.
On July 31, 2012 he was traded to the Phillies along with Tommy Joseph and Seth Rosin in exchange for Hunter Pence.
He signed as a free agent with the Cubs in December, 2012.