8/30 Jackson, Carpenter, Cashner to play in AFL
Andrew Cashner, Brett Jackson and Chris Carpenter are among the Cubs prospects who will play in the Arizona Fall League, which begins Oct. 4. The trio will be joined on the Mesa Solar Sox by Trey McNutt, Junior Lake and DJ LeMahieu. Left-hander Jeff Beliveau is on the taxi squad as well. The AFL begins its 20th season this October. The six-team league plays six days per week (Monday-Saturday) in six Cactus League stadiums in the Phoenix area. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick has been added as the new home of the Rafters, joining Mesa Hohokam Stadium (Solar Sox), Peoria Sports Complex (Javelinas), Phoenix Municipal Stadium (Desert Dogs), Scottsdale Stadium (Scorpions) and Surprise Stadium (Saguaros) as the league venues.
— Carrie Muskat