Results tagged ‘ Alberto Cabrera ’

4/4 Cabrera to Iowa – UPDATED

Alberto Cabrera joined Triple-A Iowa on Friday. The Cubs designated Cabrera for assignment on March 30, and he cleared waivers, and was outrighted to Iowa. To make room on the roster, the Cubs transferred Casey Coleman to the short-season Boise roster. Coleman will report to the team’s complex in Mesa, Ariz.

Cabrera began last season in the Double-A Tennessee’s rotation and was 9-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 18 starts. He was selected to the Southern League All-Star team at mid-season before his promotion to Iowa on July 18. The right-hander had a chance to make the big league team this spring, but instead the Cubs selected Brian Schlitter.

Coleman talked to reporters in Des Moines on Friday.

“This is just a very temporary thing and hopefully I can pick up with a new team soon,” he said.

Coleman was selected in the 15th round of the 2008 Draft. He leaves the Cubs with a 7-13 record and 5.76 ERA in 48 Minor League games.

“It’s just kind of a lot of people’s dream, that kind of opportunity,” he said. “And I got to experience it.”

4/6 Minor matters

Brad Nelson hit two home runs but it wasn’t enough as Albuquerque beat Iowa, 10-6, on Friday. Drew Carpenter started and took the loss, giving up five runs on six hits over four innings. Nelson, who is playing third base, went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs. Logan Watkins reached base five times, and was 3-for-3, scoring two runs.

Christian Villanueva was 3-for-5 with four RBIs in Tennessee’s 8-2 win over Pensacola. Alberto Cabrera struck out nine over six innings for the win. Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits.

Zeke DeVoss had three hits to power a 15-hit attack and lead Daytona to a 8-0 win over Brevard County. Javier Baez had two hits and two RBIs. Ryan Searle picked up the win in relief.

Tayler Scott gave up one unearned run over six innings and struck out six but did not get a decision as Kane County lost, 4-1, to Quad Cities. Wes Darvill had three hits.

— Carrie Muskat

4/2 Double-A Tennessee roster

Double-A Tennessee announced its 2013 Opening Day roster on Tuesday. The Smokies will have 17 players who have played in Tennessee and five who will be making their Double-A debut. Among the pitchers are Alberto Cabrera, ranked No. 19 on’s top 20 Cubs prospects list, and Trey McNutt. They’ll be joined by Frank Batista, Dallas Beeler, Marcus Hatley, Eric Jokisch, Dae-Eun Rhee, Kevin Rhoderick, Zac Rosscup, Brian Schlitter, Tony Zych, Kyle Hendricks and A.J. Morris.

Christian Villanueva, No. 8 on the Cubs’ top 20 list, will be joined by infielders Arismendy Alcantera, Justin Bour, Jonathan Mota, Elliot Soto and Anthony Giansanti. Bour hit 17 home runs with 110 RBIs in 2012 for the Smokies. Cubs’ 2011 Draft pick Rafael Lopez will share catching duties with Jair Fernandez, who was signed by the Cubs in the offseason.

The outfielders include Jae-Hoon Ha, Rubi Silva and Matt Szczur, all returnees. Ha batted .273 with 47 RBIs in 121 games in 2012. Johermyn Chavez, who signed with the Cubs in the offseason after spending time with the Mariners’ Double-A Jackson Generals, also will be on the Smokies’ roster.

Tennessee opens the season Thursday at Pensacola.

3/4 Cubs lineup vs Indians

Alberto Cabrera gets the start Monday against the Indians in a Cactus League game at HoHoKam Stadium. Here’s the lineup:

Valbuena SS
McDonald CF
Hairston RF
Soriano LF
Clevenger C
Lake 3B
Nelson 1B
Soler DH
Watkins 2B

— Carrie Muskat

11/21 Winter league update

Tony Campana went 0-for-4 but did steal a base in his first game for Leones del Caracas in Venezuela winter league play on Tuesday. Campana, who led off, played left and center field. The speedy outfielder batted .264 with the Cubs and swiped a career-high 30 bases. Josh Vitters also is playing for Leones, did not play Tuesday. He’s 0-for-7 in two games.

Alberto Cabrera struck out four over two scoreless innings in relief for Toros del Este in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Cabrera now has six Ks in 3 2/3 innings in two games.

— Carrie Muskat

11/19 Roster moves

The Cubs selected the contracts of four players and added them to the 40-man roster: right-handed pitchers Chris Archer and Kyle Smit from Double-A Tennessee, outfielder Brandon Guyer from Tennessee; and right-handed pitcher Alberto Cabrera from Class A Daytona.  Archer was Chicago’s 2010 Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Guyer was Chicago’s 2010 Minor League Player of the Year.
Additionally, infielder Micah Hoffpauir has cleared unconditional release waivers and the rights to his contract were sold to the Nippon-Ham Fighters of Japan’s Pacific League. More on Hoffpauir in a few minutes.

— Carrie Muskat