8/30 Baez to Boise; Castillo on DL
Cubs’ first-round pick Javier Baez will join Class A Boise Tuesday. The ninth overall pick this June, Baez will be joined on the Hawks’ roster by right-handed pitchers Michael Jensen, James Pugliese, and Tony Zych. All three were Draft picks from this season and were in Mesa. Zych was a fourth-round pick out of the University of Louisville. Pugliese is an 18th rounder from Mercer County Community College in New Jersey, and Jensen was the Cubs’ 26th round draft pick out of Hartnell Community College in California.
* Catcher Welington Castillo was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury for the second time. He spent two weeks on the DL with a similar injury, July 28-Aug. 11, but rejoined the I-Cubs earlier this month after rehabbing in Mesa. In a corresponding move, catcher Mario Mercedes was called up from Boise.
– Carrie Muskat