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Cubs hire strikeout leader Rob Deer to help hitters
Being a strikeout artist is usually good thing in the major leagues. If you're a pitcher.
But if you're slugger Rob Deer, it means leading the league in whiffs four times during an 11-season career and striking out more times (1,409) than games played (1,155).
Yet despite his deficiencies, the Cubs have hired Deer to be a staff assistant to help tutor their hitters. While he will work...