What a drag for him, stuck back behind all the other talented 3rd base prospects.Years ago, Christian Villanueva coulda been at least a Cubs Convention big wig.But now?Just kinda vanilla.In today's BP Minor League Update, they mention all the home runs hit by Cubs prospects last night: Bryant, Baez, Russel, Soler, and Vogelbach.And left Villanueva off the list, even though he...
Welp…the Cubs didn’t win on Wednesday.
Final #Rockies 7, #Cubs 5. Baez and Kottaras hit back to back HRs. Att: 10,598
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There was what was termed a “Little League grand slam” late in the game when Christian Villanueva threw a ball away. Sometimes things just happen. But it’s spring training, you kind of expect silly things...
Justin Ruggiano, Welington Castillo, and Christian Villanueva blasted solo home runs, and Kyle Hendricks threw 2.2 IP of no-run/no-hit ball, in a six-inning Cubs Cactus League Intrasquad game played this afternoonn in what was the first Cubs game played at Cubs Park in Mesa.
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Christian Villanueva and Dave Sappelt drilled solo home runs to lead the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies this afternoon in Cactus League action at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
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Today was the deadline to add players to the 40-man so they would't be eligible for the Rule 5 draft. The winners were: RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Robert Whitenack, 3B Christian Villanueva and INF Logan Watkins. Bryan LaHair was desginated for assignment and RHP Carlos Gutierrez was waived (I swear I don't even know who that is). LaHair is apparently going to sign to play in Japan...