8/18 Minor League report
Lou Montanez hit a three-run double to key a four-run ninth inning and lift Iowa to a 9-7 win over Salt Lake on Wednesday. Bryan LaHair belted his 34th homer, tops in the Minor Leagues. Brett Jackson added a RBI triple. Scott Maine picked up the win in relief.
The I-Cubs added catcher Carlos Romero to the active roster. Welington Castillo remains on the roster but left the team to be present for the birth of his first child. Romero, 21, was playing for the Cubs’ Rookie team in Mesa. He was signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela in February 2007.
– Carrie Muskat