Results tagged ‘ Casey Coleman ’

7/31 Roster moves

Expect catcher Welington Castillo, infielder Adrian Cardenas and pitcher Casey Coleman to join the Cubs Tuesday night in Chicago. With the loss of Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto, the Cubs need a backup catcher, another starter and a utility player. Castillo was batting .260 in 44 games with six home runs, six doubles and 22 RBIs for Iowa. Coleman was 2-4 with a 5.01 ERA in 11 games (nine starts) for Iowa. Cardenas was batting .322 in 56 games with Iowa, hitting two home runs, 20 doubles, and four triples. All three have had brief callups with the Cubs.

Steve Clevenger was expected to take over as the Cubs regular catcher.

“I’ll just prepare myself every day like I’ve been doing,” Clevenger said. “I’m not taking anything for granted. I’ll go out and play the game hard like I was playing before. Other than that, just try to win.”

— Carrie Muskat

7/31 Dempster & the Dodgers

The Dodgers acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Phillies on Tuesday but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says Los Angeles is not done improving its roster. Rosenthal reports the Dodgers are focused on Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and want him before today’s 3 p.m. CT Trade Deadline. Dempster was scheduled to start Tuesday night for the Cubs against the Pirates. However, the Cubs were expected to have pitcher Casey Coleman in Chicago as a contingency plan. Dempster has hinted he’d prefer to go to the Dodgers. As a player with 10-and-5 rights, he has veto power.

— Carrie Muskat

7/19 Cubs acquire Germano

After the Cubs beat the Marlins on Thursday to improve to 14-5 since June 25, Jeff Baker apparently joked that the players expect to add pieces and be buyers, not sellers, at the Trade Deadline. On Thursday, the Cubs did just that, acquiring right-handed pitcher Justin Germano from the Red Sox for cash considerations. Right-handed pitcher Jairo Asencio was designated for assignment to make room on the roster. Germano, 29, was expected to be available Friday in St. Louis when the Cubs open a three-game series. However, Casey Coleman, who was to start Thursday for Triple-A Iowa, was scratched and will be in St. Louis in case Germano can’t make it.

Germano’s contract was selected by the Red Sox on July 4 and he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief on July 7 against the Yankees before being designated for assignment on July 13. The Cubs are Germano’s fifth Major League team. He has pitched for the Padres (2004, 2007-08), Reds (2006), Indians (2010-11) and Red Sox (2012). At Triple-A Pawtucket, Germano was 9-4 with a 2.40 ERA in 17 appearances, including 16 starts.

Asencio, who was claimed off waivers from the Indians on June 1, had a 3.07 ERA in 12 big league appearances with the Cubs.

— Carrie Muskat

7/16 Minor League report – Saturday’s games

Randy Wells gave up seven runs on six hits and one walk over 1 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 7-1 loss to Omaha on Saturday. Josh Vitters doubled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. He’s now batting .302. Casey Coleman gave up three hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up two runs on five hits over five innings, striking out six, in Tennessee’s 4-2 win. Juan Apodaca hit a three-run home run and Mike Burgess hit a solo shot. Justin Bour had two hits.

Austin Kirk gave up two runs, one earned, on six hits and five walks over six innings in Daytona’s 9-6 loss to Palm Beach. Roni Torreyes had three hits and one RBI.

Chadd Krist hit a walkoff RBI single with two outs in the 10th to give Peoria a 9-8 win over Bowling Green. Javier Baez had three hits, including a three-run home run, and also had a triple and stole a base. He finished with four RBIs. Krist had three hits, and is 7-for-14 in three games.

Trey Martin hit a three-run home run in Boise’s 9-3 win over Vancouver. Martin finished with two hits and four RBIs. Pete Levitt picked up the win in relief.

Timothy Saunders had four hits, including a two-run home run, to help Mesa beat the Padres, 13-3. Daniel Vogelbach had two hits and four RBIs and Shawon Dunston Jr. had two hits and scored three runs. Carlos Martinez-Pumarino picked up the win in relief, striking out four over three innings.

— Carrie Muskat

7/7 Minor League report

Casey Coleman gave up three runs on four hits over three innings in Iowa’s 5-4, 11-inning win over Omaha on Friday. Welington Castillo hit his third home run. Michael Bowden picked up the win in relief.

Eric Jokisch gave up one run on five hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 5-1 win over Jacksonville in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Nick Struck gave up three runs — one earned — on five hits over five innings in a 3-1 loss in the second game. Struck struck out six.

Matt Loosen struck out 10 over seven shutout innings in Daytona’s 5-1 win over Dunedin. Arismendy Alcantara was a single shy of hitting the cycle with a double, triple, home run and two RBIs. Rubi Silva had four hits.

Dustin Geiger hit his seventh home run in Peoria’s 8-3 loss to Burlington. Starling Peralta gave up six runs, but only two were earned, over five innings.

Boise lost a 5-4, 11-inning game to Tri-City. James Pugliese gave up three runs, two earned, on six hits over five innings. Jeimer Candelario, Chadd Krist, Wilson Contreras and Bijan Rademacher each hda two hits.

Daniel Vogelbcah hit his third home run in Mesa’s 10-3 win over the Giants. Tim Saunders and Carlos Escobar each had two hits.

— Carrie Muskat

7/3 Roster move

Casey Coleman was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the roster for right-hander Chris Volstad, who will start Tuesday against the Braves. Coleman has appeared in 16 games this season for the Cubs. Volstad will be making his first start for the big league team since May 17. He was 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA in eight starts for Chicago.

— Carrie Muskat

7/2 Extra bases

* Luis Valbuena notched his first multi-double game since April 22, 2010, vs. the Twins. He notched his third three RBI game of the season, and is 6-for-21 in his last seven games. Valbuena, who has taken over at third for Ian Stewart, out for the year with a wrist injury, now has 13 RBIs. Stewart had 17 before being sidelined.

“He keeps driving in runs in bunches,” Sveum said. “You look up and you think he’s hitting about .340 but he’s only hitting .250. He’s getting big hits and his slugging percentage and everything like that is huge. I wish I’d had him all year.”

* The Cubs must make a roster move to make room for Chris Volstad, who will start Tuesday. Expect Casey Coleman to be optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

* Outfielder David DeJesus was day to day with a stiff neck, but was expected back in the Cubs lineup on Tuesday.

* Double-A Tennessee second baseman Logan Watkins and pitcher Nick Struck were named the Cubs’ Minor League player and pitcher of the month for June. Watkins, 22, batted .352 with three doubles, three triples, one home run and 11 RBIs in 23 June games. He had a season-high 13-game hitting streak, in which he batted .375, from June 13-30. Struck, 22, was 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA in five June starts, walking eight and striking out 23, while limiting the opponent to a .181 batting average. He gave up three or fewer runs in all five of his outings and recorded three quality starts.

— Carrie Muskat

6/29 Dempster making progress

Ryan Dempster played catch Friday, and could throw off the mound Saturday or Sunday, but he will not be ready until sometime after the All-Star break. Dempster, on the disabled list since June 16 with a sore right lat, said Friday he’s making progress.

“It won’t take me long once I get going,” Dempster said. “I haven’t said, ‘This date’ because if I feel good, it could be sooner than that. I’m completely pain free. I just don’t know how I’m going to feel throwing.”

Randy Wells subbed for Dempster for two starts but he was designated for assignment on Wednesday. The Cubs need another starter Tuesday against the Braves and manager Dale Sveum said the options include Casey Coleman, who was currently in the bullpen, and Chris Volstad, who was pitching for Triple-A Iowa. Volstad was sent to Iowa after opening the season 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA in eight starts with the Cubs. In eight starts at Iowa, Volstad was 2-3 with a 4.44 ERA, giving up 25 earned runs on 59 hits and 12 walks while striking out 41 over 50 2/3 innings.

— Carrie Muskat

5/13 Minor League report – Saturday’s games

Franke De La Cruz, making a spot start for Casey Coleman, gave up three runs on five hits over four innings in Iowa’s 4-3 loss to Sacramento. Coleman was called up to the big league team on Saturday. Alfredo Amezaga had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs.

Nick Struck gave up four runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 9-2 loss to Jackson. Junior Lake reached base twice with a single and a walk. Justin Bour had two hits and one RBI and Michael Burgess had two hits, including a double.

Eric Jokisch gave up four hits over six scoreless innings in Daytona’s 4-0 win over Brevard County. Rubi Silva had two hits and one RBI.

Paul Hoilman’s hit streak is over. He went 0-for-4 to end his hitting streak at 24 games in a 2-1 win over Burlington. P.J. Francescon gave up one unearned run on three hits over 7 1/3 innings for the win.

— Carrie Muskat

5/12 Marmol to DL – UPDATE

The news on Carlos Marmol was encouraging Saturday. Marmol was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring and Casey Coleman recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

“It was very, very minimal, nothing major,” Dale Sveum said of the MRI results after Saturday’s game. “Fifteen days and we’ll go from there. It wasn’t significant at all.”

Coleman arrived Saturday in time to pitch two innings in the Brewers’ 8-2 win over the Cubs, traveling from Fresno to Sacramento to catch a 5 a.m. flight to Denver, where he changed planes, then landed in Milwaukee. He had to carry his cleats and glove in a garbage bag because he didn’t have a carry-on bag.

Marmol was injured in the seventh inning Friday, saying he felt pain in his leg after his last pitch of the inning, which was to Corey Hart.

— Carrie Muskat