4/28 Iowa Cubs roster move

The Iowa Cubs added catcher Juan Apodaca on Saturday from the Double-A Tennessee roster to take Welington Castillo’s spot after Castillo was called up to the Cubs. Apodaca batted .207 with three doubles and one RBI in 11 games with the Smokies.  Behind the plate, he was 3-for-14 in throwing out opposing base runners. The Cubs signed Apodaca as a Minor League free agent in January. Last season, he hit .184 in 30 games with Double-A Akron in the Indians organization. Apodaca originally signed with the Dodgers in 2003 as a first basemen and converted to catcher in 2004. He was selected by the Reds in the Rule 5 Draft in 2007 and then traded to the Boston Red Sox.  This is his 10th season in minor league baseball.  He came into this season with a career batting average of .247 with 37 home runs and 207 RBIs. His only other Triple-A experience was 14 games with Pawtucket in 2010.

— Carrie Muskat 

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