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5/10 Minor matters

Darnell McDonald hit a solo home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 5-1 to Colorado Springs on Thursday. Drew Carpenter gave up three runs on six hits over five innings, striking out six. Brett Jackson, activated from the DL Thursday after missing time because of a turf toe, went 2-for-4. Brad Nelson also had two hits.

Rafael Lopez and Jonathan Mota both homered in Tennessee’s 9-7 loss to Birmingham. Alberto Cabrera gave up six runs on 13 hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out five.

Javier Baez had two hits, including a double and a triple, and stole a base in Daytona’s 4-3 win over Dunedin. Baez was batting .244 overall. P.J. Francescon gave up three runs on eight hits over five innings and did not get a decision. Dustin Geiger had two hits and raised his team-leading RBIs total to 29.

Kane County’s game against Burlington was postponed because of rain. It’s the Cougars’ 10th postponement this year.

5/9 Minor matters

Brian Bogusevic had two hits, including his second home run, to help Iowa beat Colorado Spring, 8-6, on Wednesday. Alberto Gonzalez had four hits and Brad Nelson had three hits, including two doubles. J.C. Boscan also had three hits and drew a walk. Blake Parker converted his fourth save.

* Outfielder Brett Jackson, who had been sidelined with turf toe, was activated from Iowa’s disabled list and infielder Edwin Maysonet placed on the DL with a sprained right ankle.

Tim Torres and Rubi Silva each homered in Tennessee’s 12-11, 14-inning loss to Birmingham. Rafael Lopez was 3-for-5, and Matt Szczur, Arismendy Alcantara, Silva and Torres each had two hits. Kyuji Fujikawa gave up one hit over two scoreless innings in his rehab outing. He threw 16 pitches, 10 for strikes.

Jorge Soler had three hits, including his fifth home run and two doubles, but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 6-5, in 10 innings to St. Lucie. Austin Kirk started, and gave up five runs on nine hits over five innings.

Pierce Johnson gave up four runs on five hits over four innings in Kane County’s 4-0 loss to Burlington. Bijan Rademacher had two hits, and now has hit safely in six straight games.

4/28 Minor matters

Drew Carpenter gave up eight runs on nine hits over three innings in Iowa’s 13-2 loss to Omaha on Saturday. Logan Watkins had two hits and one RBIs, and Brett Jackson hit a RBI double. Ian Stewart was 0-for-3, and made an error in the ninth game of his rehab assignment.

On Sunday, Ryan Sweeney, Brett Jackson, Brent Lillibridge, and Brian Bogusevic each hit home runs to power Iowa to a 10-6 win over Omaha. Lillibridge and Bogusevic were both 3-for-4, and Bogusevic finished with three RBIs. Brooks Raley picked up the win, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings. Logan Watkins got it started for Iowa with a leadoff triple, and he scored on Jackson’s groundout. After Ian Stewart walked, Sweeney hit a two-run home run. Iowa added four more runs in the second on Jackson’s two-run homer and Bogusevic’s two-run single.

Tennessee’s games against Pensacola Saturday and Sunday were postponed because of weather. The Smokies will try to play a doubleheader on Monday.

Austin Kirk gave up four runs on seven hits over five innings in Daytona’s 5-1 loss to Lakeland. John Andreoli and Ben Carhart each had two hits.

Tayler Scott gave up two runs on seven hits over six innings in Kane County’s 5-3 come from behind win over Fort Wayne. Wes Darvill had two hits, and has had multiple hit games in four of his last five starts. Sunday’s game at Lake county was postponed because of rain.

– Carrie Muskat

4/10 Minor matters

Chris Rusin gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Iowa’s 4-2 loss Tuesday to Round Rock. The Iowa Cubs now are 0-6 to start the season, the worst start in franchise history. Darnell McDonald hit a solo home run and Brett Jackson had two hits, including a triple. The Iowa Cubs and Round Rock square off Wednesday.

Tennessee had Tuesday off. On Wednesday, the Smokies face Chattanooga. Dallas Beeler gets the start.

Zeke DeVoss hit a solo home run in Daytona’s 5-4 loss to Clearwater. The D-Cubs made four errors in the game. Zach Cates took the loss, giving up three runs — one earned — on six hits, while striking out seven over 3 2/3 innings. Jorge Soler had two hits. Daytona faces Clearwater on Wednesday.

Rock Shoulders had two hits, including his second home run, in Kane County’s 6-5 win over Clinton. Jeimer Candelario hit a walkoff RBI single in the ninth for the game-winner. Daniel Vogelbach had three hits. Pierce Johnson started, but did not get a decision. He gave up two runs on six hits over five innings. Kane County was to face Clinton Wednesday night.

4/9 Minor matters

Logan Watkins had two hits, including a home run, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 13-5, to Round Rock. Barret Loux gave up six runs on three hits and three walks in one inning, and took the loss. Brett Jackson had two hits and two RBIs and Donnie Murphy had two hits.

Matt Szczur had two hits in Tennessee’s 2-1 loss to Pensacola. Dae-Eun Rhee did not get a decision, giving up two hits over 4 1/3 innings. Trey McNutt threw a perfect eighth in relief.

Daytona had Monday off and returns to action Tuesday against Clearwater.

Lendy Castillo gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Kane County’s 6-5 loss to Clinton. Gioskar Amaya had three hits and Bijan Rademacher had three hits and three RBIs.

4/2 Triple-A Iowa roster

Marty Pevey begins his first season as Iowa Cubs manager on Thursday when the Triple-A team travels to Albuquerque. The I-Cubs home opener is April 12. Here’s Iowa’s roster:

Pitchers

Esmailin Caridad, Drew Carpenter, Jaye Chapman, Casey Coleman, Rafael Dolis, Jensen Lewis, Barret Loux, Yoanner Negrin, Blake Parker, Zach Putnam, Brooks Raley, Chris Rusin, Nick Struck, and Cory Wade.

Catchers

J.C. Boscan and Luis Flores

Infielders

Wes Darvill, Edwin Maysonet, Brad Nelson, Josh Vitters, and Logan Watkins.

Outfielders

Brian Bogusevic, Brett Jackson, Darnell McDonald, Tim Torres, and Ty Wright.

3/27 Extra bases

* The Cubs will say goodbye to HoHoKam Stadium after Thursday’s game. The team has called the ballpark home since its first game, Feb. 28, 1997, against the Mariners. Fittingly, the Cubs will wrap up the 2013 Cactus League season against the Mariners. First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 a.m. CT. The Cubs are 132-118-13 all-time in Cactus League play at HoHoKam Stadium over 17 seasons.

Just because the big league team is leaving after Thursday’s game, it doesn’t mean HoHoKam will be dormant. The Cubs’ Minor Leaguers will play there this spring before breaking camp for their respective sites, plus the stadium will host the team’s Arizona Rookie League squad this summer. The Mesa Solar Sox also will play Arizona Fall League games at HoHoKam, starting in October.

The Athletics have signed a 20-year lease to play at HoHoKam, starting in 2015. Among the changes they will make is a new video scoreboard, wider seats, and a bigger clubhouse. The Cubs are moving to a new facility, currently being built in west Mesa at the intersection of highways 101 and 202, and scheduled to be ready for 2014 Spring Training.

* Outfielder Brett Jackson played in a Minor League game Wednesday, and got some at-bats. Jackson, sidelined with a strained right shoulder, was expected to play four or five innings on Thursday. He will open the season at Triple-A Iowa.

* Third baseman Ian Stewart expects to take batting practice on Friday. He will remain in Arizona and continue his rehab here from a sore left quad.

* The Cubs did claim right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Blue Jays in their continued search for bullpen help. But they won’t see the pitcher in the final exhibition games. Moscoso is not guaranteed a spot on the Cubs’ Opening Day roster, but is an option for the pen. The team did tell right-hander Cory Wade, one of the in-house candidates, that he will not make the 25-man roster. That leaves lefty Hisanori Takahashi in camp, but the Cubs are still monitoring the waiver wire.

To make room for Moscoso on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino was placed on the 60-day disabled list. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery. Takahashi is a non-roster invitee, and the Cubs would need to open a spot on the 40-man for him as well. The lefty has given up six earned runs on 16 hits and four walks over 15 1/3 innings this spring.

* The Cubs also have yet to finalize the position players on the roster. Steve Clevenger is in the same situation as Takahashi. He’s the last in-house candidate.

“It’s a little weird not knowing what your fate is,” said Clevenger, who made the Opening Day roster last year as a backup catcher. “I put stuff on the truck [going to Chicago]. I’m getting ready to head north, and if they tell me different, they’ll have to send it to me.

“It’s a little weird,” he said. “It’s a little nerve-racking, too. At least I’m making them make a decision rather than be already down in the Minor League camp.”

– Carrie Muskat

3/24 Extra bases

* The competition for the last bulllpen spot is down to three pitchers after Rafael Dolis was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. It’s now down to Hisanori Takahashi, Zach Putnam and Cory Wade.

* Cubs outfielder Dave Sappelt was scratched from Sunday’s lineup because of a stiff neck. The outfielder was struck on the right side of his neck by a ball on the fly while sliding into third during Saturday’s game, and had a large bruise to show for it.

“They got me,” Sappelt said. “As soon as I peeked back, it hit me.”

He was expected to be sidelined two to three days.

* Brett Jackson, who has been sidelined because of inflammation in his right shoulder, was expected to resume playing this week, although it could be in a Minor League game.

“They’ll be smart about easing me back into it,” Jackson said.

He doesn’t have any problems hitting, and was able to hit off a batting tee on Saturday, and planned on doing the same Sunday.

* Ian Stewart was examined on Sunday by the team orthopedic specialist, and will begin a rehab assignment in two weeks if he continues to progress. Stewart has been sidelined with a sore left quad since Feb. 21.

– Carrie Muskat

3/16 Injury updates

* Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson had an MRI on his right shoulder, which revealed some inflammation. He’ll be sidelined about one week.

“I’m going to keep working everyday,” Jackson said Saturday in Mesa. “No. 1 is to get 100 percent healthy again. I’m confident that we’re going to take care of that quickly, and obviously when I’m back we’ll focus on what’s next.”

He said he felt the soreness throwing.

“I’m confident we’re going to knock it out quickly and be healthy for the season,” he said.

* Ian Stewart, trying to come back from a sore left quad, chose not to play in a Minor League game on Saturday and instead continue to rehab his leg. Stewart did play Thursday, his first game action since Feb. 21.

* Matt Garza is making progress with his throwing program. So far, no time table for him to get on a mound.

– Carrie Muskat

3/15 Extra bases

* Brett Jackson was scratched from the Cubs lineup for the exhibition game against Team Japan. He’s been bothered this spring by soreness in his throwing shoulder.

“It’s a little more than that [tightness, stiffness] to take himself out of the lineup,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “It doesn’t bother him hitting, just pinches when he throws.”

* Junior Lake was assigned to the Cubs’ Minor League camp. He’s out with a fractured rib.

* Carlos Marmol was imitating Dominican Republic closer Fernando Rodney’s pose that he does after saving a game. Rodney pretends as if he’s shooting a bow and arrow. Marmol declined an invite to pitch for the Dominican team in the World Baseball Classic. Rodney is doing OK as the Dominican team is unbeaten.

“He’s doing a great job,” Marmol said.

* Starling Peralta, who was selected by the Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 Draft, was returned to the Cubs on Friday. Peralta was 5-8 with a 3.44 ERA in 20 games (17 starts) last season for Class A Peoria, striking out 86 over 99 1/3 inings. That included a 14 strikeout game Aug. 7 against Clinton.

“He’s a good kid and he loved it here,” Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. “He was disappointed he left. We liked him. Couldn’t work a deal out. He really liked it here, he fit in great. Great kid. He’s got a great arm, he’s got a great attitude, he’s got good stuff and it’s quite possible that over time he’ll develop into a pretty nice pitcher. I know he was really disappointed to leave here, he really enjoyed it here.”

* The Cubs’ split squad games continue this weekend. Half the team will be in Las Vegas to play the Rangers, the other half will play host to the Royals on Saturday at HoHoKam Stadium, and travel to Phoenix to play the Athletics on Sunday. Hisanori Takahashi will start Saturday vs. the Royals, and Scott Baker will make his first Cactus League start Sunday against the A’s. In Las Vegas, Jeff Samardzija will start Saturday and Carlos Villanueva on Sunday.

– Carrie Muskat

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