Rafael Soriano joins #Cubs AAA team
Rafael Soriano, who signed a Minor League contract with the Cubs in June, was promoted from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. Soriano, 35, recorded five scoreless outings with Tennessee. He gave up one unearned run on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts over five innings.
The Iowa Cubs also announced that outfielder Anthony Giansanti was place on the 7-Day disabled list (hamstring) and left-handed pitcher Jeffry Antigua was reassigned to Tennessee.
Additionally, catcher Cael Brockmeyer has rejoined Iowa from Tennessee, Carl Edwards Jr. has been activated from the Temporary Inactive List, and Iowa has activated infielder/outfielder Mike Baxter. Edwards was on the list so he could take part in the Futures Game.
The I-Cubs need another catcher following the promotion of Kyle Schwarber to the big league team. Brockmeyer, 23, was hitting a combined .260 with six home runs and 40 RBIs in 77 games across four levels this season. He appeared in 63 games for Class A South Bend before a promotion to high A Myrtle Beach on June 29. After a four-game stint with the Pelicans, he was promoted again on July 4 to Tennessee where he’s played in four games for the Smokies. He had a two-day stint with Iowa, July 10-11, before going back to Tennessee for four days. This is Brockmeyer’s third career stint with the I-Cubs. He went 1-for-6 with a walk in two games for Iowa in 2013.
Edwards Jr., 23, recorded two outs and struck out one in the eighth inning to help the U.S. Team defeat the World Team, 10-1, in the Futures Game. With Iowa this year, the right-hander is 1-0 with a 3.06 ERA (6ER/17 2/3 IP), one save and 23 strikeouts in 11 games.