10/4 AFL gets underway
The Arizona Fall League gets underway on Tuesday with the Cubs prospects playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in Phoenix against the Desert Dogs. This is the AFL’s 20th season. Marcus Hatley, who pitched at Class A Peoria, high A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee this season, is slated to pitch in relief for the Mesa team. The Cubs’ Chris Carpenter is scheduled to throw Wednesday when the Solar Sox play at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Andrew Cashner was to pitch Thursday, and Trey Mc Nutt was to start Friday. Other Cubs on the Mesa roster include third baseman/outfielder Josh Vitters, infielder Junior Lake and infielder DJ LeMahieu.
— Carrie Muskat