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LaStella Rakes Far from the Maddon Crowd

Tommy LaStella belted a solo home run, two RBI doubles, and a single, Adonis Paula ripped a two-run double, and Roberto Caro tripled and scored in the 7th and then drove-in what proved to be the winning run with an 8th inning sacrifice fly, as the Cubs rallied from a 5-0 deficit to edge the Athletics 7-6 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #6 at...
Via Cub Reporter
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Back in Action at Extended Spring Training

Renato Nunez drilled an RBI double, walked twice, and scored a run, Iolana Akau ripped an RBI double and a single, Nate Freiman (on Oakland A's 15-day DL with a lower back strain) reached base three times (walk, single, and HBP), and Matt Stalcup tossed four innings of shutout ball, leading the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action...
Via Cub Reporter
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Minor League Update: 7/29/14

Graduation! When I started the (now) Minor League Update, I chose the name Journeymen of Tomorrow because it seemed apropos. The vast, vast majority of players in the minor league system never make it to the big leagues. They are more likely to make it to shift manager at Home Depot… and that’s not a bad thing! Matt Loosen has no future in the major leagues, but he is better...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Edge Cubs at Riverview Park

Hunter Green and four relievers combined to toss a seven hitter with eight strikeouts, as the Angels edged the Cubs 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this afternoon at Field #6 at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ. Tyler Alamo flied out to the warning track in RF with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning...
Via Cub Reporter
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimenez & Soler Go Deep at Riverview Park

Eloy Jimenez and Jorge Soler belted back-to-back tape measure solo home runs, and Jae-Hoon Ha walked twice, singled, stole two bases, and scored a run, in Cubs Minor League Camp intrasquad action this morning at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ. Tags: Cubs Minor League Spring Training RecapJorge SolerEloy JiminezJae-Hoon HaTayler ScottCorey Black
Via Cub Reporter
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to the Rule 5 Draft

We know that the Cubs set their reserve lists yesterday and protected Dallas Beeler and Arismendy Alcantara.  We were waffling a bit on Beeler, but Alcantara was, as they say, a no-brainer.  Someone was gonna take him if the Cubs didn’t 40-man him up.  Presently, Chicago-North is at 39 filled on the 40-man roster, so barring any signings, designations for assignment, etc., that’s...
Via World Series Dreaming
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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