#Cubs Minor League report

Monday’s games

Jeimer Candelario, Juan Perez and Kristopher Negron each homered to back Rob Zastryzny in Iowa’s 13-0 win over Omaha. Zastryzny struck out six over five perfect innings. Perez hit a grand slam and finished with five RBI. Negron hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBI. In his first appearance with Iowa, Justin Grimm struck out three and gave up one hit in one inning.

Tennessee beat Birmingham, 3-2, scoring all three runs in the ninth. Jen-Ho Tseng gave up two runs over six innings. Jorge Soler went 0-for-4 in his ninth rehab game.

James Pugliese gave up three runs over six innings in Myrtle Beach’s 5-4 win over Frederick. Donnie Dewees had two hits, two RBI, two stolen bases and scored two runs.

Justin Steele gave up three hits and struck out seven over five scoreless innings in South Bend’s 5-1 win over Great Lakes. Eloy Jimenez had two hits, both doubles, and two RBI. Eddy Martinez had two hits and one RBI.

It’s the All-Star break for Eugene. Outfielders Chris Pieters and Robert Garcia and pitchers Jose Paulino, Jared Cheek and Jesus Castillo were selected to represent the team. Castillo was traded on Monday to the Angels for pitcher Joe Smith.

Mesa had Monday off and will play the Giants on Tuesday.


What is the status of Cubs top pick Thomas Hatch?

Most times getting a answer on here is like pulling teeth.
However, I looked at all Class A Rosters and the AZL too find that: Hatch has yet to make a professional appearance.
Hatch did throw a lot of Pitches this year, that could be the reason. He may get this year off, who knows?
He was signed to a contract July 8th.
Hope that helps.

I endorse your very first sentence in spades, jasper. It should be not true, but absolutely is true.

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