6/3 Minor League stars for May
Class A Daytona infielder Dustin Geiger and Double-A Tennessee pitcher Kyle Hendricks were named the Cubs’ Minor League player and pitcher of the month for May, respectively. Geiger, 21, batted .307 with eight doubles, one triple, three home runs and 23 RBIs in 27 May contests. He drew 11 walks that contributed to a .368 on-base percentage, and recorded a .495 slugging mark. His 23 RBIs ranked tied for third-most in the Florida State League. He was named the league’s Player of the Week for May 13-19, hitting .469 (15-for-32) with seven doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven RBIs in eight games.
Hendricks, 23, went 4-1 with a 1.95 ERA in five May starts for the Smokies, striking out 25 amd walking five. He gave up one home run in 32 1/3 innings pitched and limited the opposition to a .230 batting average. His four May victories tied for the Southern League lead while his 1.02 WHIP ranked tied for fifth and his 1.95 ERA was seventh. Acquired from Texas with infielder Christian Villanueva for pitcher Ryan Dempster on July 31 last season, Hendricks is 5-2 with a 2.47 ERA in 10 starts for Tennessee this year, his first at Double-A.