Chicago Cubs third base prospect Josh Vitters has been
activated from the disabled list rejoined the Triple A Iowa Cubs in time
for the April 30 game, but he did not play. Vitters had suffered from a locked up lower back that occurred
on his way from Spring Training to Iowa’s opening series in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat tweeted the news to her followers.
Josh Vitters activated from Iowa DL, but Loux (ankle) and McDonald (thumb) now sidelined. #Cubs
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) April 30, 2013
Vitters went on the disabled list on April 9. He got some at
bats Mesa, Arizona, playing in extended Spring Training games at the Cubs’
Vitters has played in one game and has had only one at bat. Vitters
is the Chicago Cubs’ top prospect at third base. Lifetime in the Minors,
Vitters has hit .283 with 64 home runs since 2007. However, he had a rough time
in his Major League debut season in 2012. Vitters hit only .121 with two home
runs in 99 at bats.
Joining Vitters in Iowa is starting pitcher Guillermo
Moscoso, whom the Cubs claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Royals in late
March. Moscoso won his Iowa Cubs debut with five innings of one-run ball on
The Chicago Cubs hope for big things out of Vitters. He is
24, and the Cubs expect him to get another chance at the Majors later in 2013.
Chicago Cubs, Josh Vitters Player Page, cubs.mlb.com as of April 30, 2013
Iowa Cubs, Box
Score, April 30, 2013.
Iowa Cubs, Vitters,
Moscoso Active for I-Cubs, iowacubs.com, April 30, 2013.
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