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#Cubs roster moves: Russell up, Olt to 60-day DL

The Cubs made it official, selecting the contract of infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday and optioning infielder Arismendy Alcantara to the Minor League team.

Russell was batting .318 in 11 games at Triple-A Iowa with four doubles and one home run. He played five games at second and six games at shortstop.

To make room on the Cubs’ 40-man roster, third baseman Mike Olt was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Olt has a hairline fracture in his right wrist.

Russell, who was starting at second base and batting ninth Tuesday, is now the youngest active player in the National League at 21 years 88 days. The Nationals’ Bryce Harper was the youngest active player (22 years 187 days) in the NL. The youngest active players in the Majors are Blue Jays pitchers Roberto Osuna and Miguel Castro. Both are 20 years old.

In the first game of a doubleheader on Monday, Russell broke up Scott Baker’s perfect game with a single in the seventh for Iowa, and then went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the second game.

Alcantara, 23, who made the Opening Day roster this year for the first time in his young career, was 2-for-26 in 11 games with the Cubs.

— Carrie Muskat

#Cubs Minor League update: Russell, Vogelbach and more

Monday’s games

Addison Russell went 1-for-3 with a two-out single in the seventh that broke up Scott Baker’s perfect game but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 8-0, in seven innings to Oklahoma City in the first game of a doubleheader Monday. In the second game, Taylor Davis hit a solo home run and Junior Lake smacked a walk off sac fly in the ninth for a 4-3 win. Russell was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. James Russell struck out three over two innings for the win.

Dan Vogelbach, named Southern League Player of the Week earlier in the day, smacked his first home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 7-1, to Jackson. Vogelbach connected on the second pitch of the first inning. C.J. Edwards pitched in relief, and struck out the side in his first inning. But he was charged with four runs, none earned, on one hit and two walks over 1 2/3 innings. Frank Batista started and threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings.

Billy McKinney and Jacob Rogers each homered in Myrtle Beach’s 7-4, 11-inning win over Salem. Tayler Scott picked up the win in relief. Jacob Hannemann, Mark Zagunis and McKinney each drove in a run in the 11th.

Ryan Williams threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in South Bend’s 3-0 win over Great Lakes. Jesse Hodges had two hits and three RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

#Cubs Minor matters: Sunday’s roundup

Kris Bryant hit his second homer in as many days and drove in three runs and Addison Russell went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, hitting his first Triple-A home run, to lead Iowa to a 7-2 victory over Memphis on Sunday. Jonathan Mota also homered for Iowa, which plays at New Orleans Monday night. Drake Britton earned the win Sunday in relief.

Dan Vogelbach went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in Tennessee’s 6-3 win over Mississippi. Christian Villanueva had two hits and three RBIs and Albert Almora hda two hits and scored two runs. The Smokies totaled 16 hits and went 6-for-19 with RISP.

Tyler Skulina gave up one run on three hits over five innings but took the loss as Myrtle Beach was beaten, 5-0, by Wilmington. Chris Denorfia went 1-for-2 with a double in the first game of a rehab assignment.

Zach Hedges gave up two earned runs over five innings for the win as South Bend beat Dayton, 8-3. Five players drove in a run for the South Bend Cubs, including Rashad Crawford, who had three RBIs.

2/16 Early birds

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Several Cubs players are in Mesa, Ariz., and working out in preparation for Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers report Thursday with the first workout on Friday. Here, Matt Szczur, Kris Bryant, Rafael Lopez, and Addison Russell prep for some batting practice at newly named Sloan Park on Monday.

— Carrie Muskat

10/19 AFL update – Saturday’s game

Bijan Rademacher had two hits, including a RBI single in the second inning, while Addison Russell and Dan Vogelbach scored two runs each in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 8-4 win Saturday over Salt River Rafters. There are no games Sunday. Arizona Fall League play resumes Monday with the Solar Sox facing the Scottsdale Scorpions at Scottsdale Stadium. You can follow the AFL on their website.

10/17 AFL update – Thursday’s game

Dan Vogelbach went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Addison Russell had a hit and scored two runs in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 6-2 win over the Peoria Javelinas Thursday in Arizona Fall League play. Vogelbach doubled in the fourth, driving in Russell, for the Solar Sox’s first run.

Vogelbach admitted he was pressing at the start of the AFL season.

“Early on, I was trying to do too much and not swinging at good pitches,” he said. “A combination of that and pitchers here being as good as they are, it’s not going to work.”

Vogelbach and Russell know each other well, having played on a travel team while in high school in Florida.

“He’s fun to watch and it’s even better when you’re on his team,” Vogelbach said of Russell. “He has the ‘it’ factor that they talk about. He takes good at-bats all the time. When he hits the ball, it’s loud. I’m not a pitcher, but I think I speak for them that he’s a guy you want at shortstop or second base.”

Ivan Pineyro, who pitched for Double-A Tennessee this past season, started and threw three scoreless innings, giving up four hits and striking out three. Zach Cates threw two scoreless innings in relief. On Friday, the Solar Sox play host to the Surprise Saguaros at Cubs Park in Mesa.

10/16 AFL update – Wednesday’s game

Addison Russell hit a RBI double and C.J. Edwards threw three scoreless innings in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 5-2 win over Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League play Wednesday. Bijan Rademacher had two hits for Mesa. Edwards gave up one hit, walked one and struck out three in his second AFL start.

“It was pretty good,” Edwards said of his outing. “I went in today just focused on throwing strikes, trying to get ahead and stay ahead.”

The Solar Sox play host to the Javelinas on Thursday at Cubs Park in Mesa. First pitch was scheduled for 6:35 p.m. MT.

10/15 AFL update – Tuesday’s game

Addison Russell scored two runs but it wasn’t enough as the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Mesa Solar Sox, 10-7, in Arizona Fall League play Tuesday. Gerardo Concepcion gave up three runs on one hit — a home run — and two walks over 1 2/3 innings. The Solar Sox travel to Surprise Stadium Wednesday to face the Peoria Javelinas. C.J. Edwards is scheduled to make his second AFL start for Mesa.

10/14 AFL update – Monday’s game

Addison Russell was 1-for-3 and Dan Vogelbach and Jacob Hannemann a combined 0-for-8 in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 2-1 loss to Scottsdale Scorpions on Monday in Arizona Fall League play. The Solar Sox are 1-4 so far in AFL play, and face the Scorpions Tuesday in Mesa.

10/8 AFL update

The Mesa Solar Sox lost their Arizona Fall League opener, 9-3, to Glendale on Tuesday. Cubs prospect Addison Russell started as the DH and went 1-for-4 with a two-run single. Cubs prospects Dan Vogelbach and Jacob Hannemann also got in the game, but both were hitless.

On Wednesday, rain interrupted the AFL schedule and canceled a meeting between the two teams in Mesa. The Solar Sox next game will be Thursday night at Cubs Park. Cubs prospect C.J. Edwards, who was scheduled to start Thursday, now is slated to go Friday when the Solar Sox play host to Surprise at Cubs Park.

For updates, go to the Arizona Fall League website.

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