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Matt Garza is close to joining the Rangers, and has been scratched from Monday’s start. Lefty Chris Rusin will start Monday night for the Cubs against the Diamondbacks. Rusin started July 2 against the Athletics, and gave up three runs over 3 1/3 innings. This will be his ninth career big league start.
The Cubs designated reliever Shawn Camp for assignment on Wednesday and optioned pitcher Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the active roster for new relievers Pedro Strop and Matt Guerrier.
Camp, 37, who was sidelined with a sprained right big toe in June, was 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA in 26 games with the Cubs. He gave up 34 hits and walked nine over 23 innings. Cubs manager Dale Sveum called the right-hander the MVP of the first half last year when Camp compiled a 2.80 ERA in 43 games. He hasn’t been as successful this season.
Rusin, 26, was called up to start on Tuesday in place of Scott Feldman, who was dealt to the Orioles earlier in the day. Against the Athletics, Rusin gave up three runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings in the start, which he made on three days rest.
Strop and Guerrier were both acquired on Tuesday in separate deals. Strop was picked up from the Orioles along with Jake Arrieta, who was assigned to Triple-A Iowa, while Guerrier was acquired from the Dodgers for Carlos Marmol. Guerrier, 34, was 2-3 with three holds and a 4.80 ERA in 34 relief outings with the Dodgers before he was designated for assignment on Sunday.
Strop, 28, was one of the Orioles’ primary set-up pitchers last season, posting a 2.44 ERA in 70 appearances. This year, he missed time because of back problems, and was 0-3 with a 7.25 ERA in 29 relief appearances.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs named Class A Daytona infielder Javier Baez and Triple-A Iowa pitcher Chris Rusin the organization’s Minor League player and pitcher of the month for June, respectively.
Baez, 20, batted .300 with seven doubles and a league-leading nine home runs and 28 RBIs in 24 June games. He became the second player in Florida State League history to hit four home runs in a game, doing so June 10 against Fort Myers. For the season, Baez was batting .272 with 19 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 57 RBIs in 73 games. The Cubs’ first-round pick in 2011, Baez has a .283 career batting average with 34 doubles, 10 triples, 33 home runs and 104 RBIs in 158 Minor League games.
Rusin, 26, went 3-3 with a 2.86 ERA in six June starts, striking out 26 and issuing eight walks. He gave up three home runs over 44 innings, limiting the opposition to a .234 batting average. On Monday, he was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team. The lefty threw his first-career, complete-game shutout in Iowa’s 2-0 victory June 17 against Omaha as part of a career-high, 24-inning scoreless streak spanning four starts, June 7-22.
* With Scott Feldman gone via trade, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Carlos Villanueva will be stretched out to get back in the rotation. Feldman was scheduled to start on Tuesday but lefty Chris Rusin was called up from Triple-A Iowa to take his spot. Villanueva began the season in the rotation and made eight starts before he was moved to the bullpen to make room for Matt Garza. Villanueva was 1-3 with a 3.93 ERA in eight starts, and has a 2.40 ERA in 15 relief appearances. Villanueva will need time to get stretched out, and most likely won’t be ready to start until mid July, Sveum said. Feldman, by the way, will make his first start for the Orioles on Wednesday against the White Sox.
* GM Jed Hoyer was asked about whether the trades on Tuesday tell the players the season is over.
“Unfortunately, we’re 10 games under .500 at this stage in the season,” Hoyer said. “We have three teams in our division with the three best records in the National League, or close to it. I think realistically, our chances of playing in October are small. We need to add a lot of talent to get better for the future. Players should be trying to win every single game, that’s the nature of their job. I would expect the players to look at it that way.”
Is Sveum worried about a change in attitude?
“I’m not concerned about that,” Sveum said. “We’re still viable and able to fill those roles now. If you start getting more thinner, then things change. I’m not worried — they’re professional players and they have to go out and perform.”
* Starlin Castro batted .167 in June, the worst month of his young career. The shortstop has gotten into some bad habits, Sveum said.
“He’s just got to slow things down and get in a better position to hit like he did when he first got here,” Sveum said.
* Rusin was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team on Tuesday. The game will be played July 17 in Reno. The lefty compiled a 7-7 record and 3.27 ERA in 17 games (16 starts), and leads the PCL in innings pitched.
– Carrie Muskat
Chris Rusin gets the start Tuesday night for the Cubs as they open a three-game Interleague series against the Athletics. Rusin, who was named to PCL All-Star team, earlier today, was 7-7 with a 3.27 ERA in 17 games (16 starts). He leads the PCL in innings pitched and a 1.10 WHIP, and was tied for fourth in opponents batting average (.241).
This will be the Cubs’ first-ever regular season game at O.co Coliseum, the 121st different ballpark in which they’ve played. After tonight, the Cubs will have played a regular-season game in every current Major League city and a game in every active ballpark except the new Yankee Stadium.
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Chris Rusin gave up one run on five hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 5-1 win over Omaha. Logan Watkins was 4-for-5 with one RBIs and Dave Sappelt was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
The first game of a doubleheader between Tennessee and Jackson was suspended in the second inning because of unplayable field conditions. Game 2 was postponed. On Saturday, Eric Jokisch was scheduled to start. Also, left-handed pitcher Jeff Antigua was promoted from Kane County to Tennessee, while Trey McNutt was placed on the disabled list.
Javier Baez, Wes Darvill and Zeke DeVoss each homered to lead Daytona to a 13-6 victory over Tampa. Baez was 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBIs. It was his 17th home run and he’s now batting .273. DeVoss had two hits and one RBIs and Darvill had two RBIs.
Dan Vogelbach had two hits but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 2-0, to Beloit. Michael Heesch took the loss, giving up one run over seven innings.
Jacob Hannemann, the Cubs’ third round pick in the June Draft, had two hits, including a triple in Boise’s 5-4, 10-inning win over Eugene. Shawon Dunston hit a double, walked twice, and stole a base.
Mesa had Friday off.
* Chris Rusin gave up six runs over six innings in Iowa’s 6-2 loss to Memphis. Brian Bogusevic had two hits and stole a base. Brad Nelson also had two hits, including a double.
* Matt Szczur went 4-for-5 with three RBIs in Tennessee’s 11-8 loss to Chattanooga. Ty Wright was 2-for-3 and Jonathan Mota went 2-for-5.
* Javier Baez hit his 16th home run, a solo shot in the first, and Zach Cates gave up one run over 6 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 2-1 win over Dunedin. Baez had two hits, and two RBIs. His 52 RBIs are tied for fifth in the Florida State League. Dustin Geiger had two hits and a stole a base.
Baez connected off Kyle Drabek, who was making his first start since elbow surgery. Baez also hit a RBI single in the third.
“It doesn’t matter who is on the mound — he has to throw strikes,” Baez told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Baez now is tied for first in the Florida State League with 16 home runs. He’s the active leader, as the other two players were promoted to Double-A.
Jorge Soler still sidelined with a sore left shin.
* Albert Almora and Rock Shoulders both homered in Kane County’s 6-5, 11-inning loss to Quad Cities. Shoulders had two hits and scored two runs.
* Justin Marra hit his first home run in Boise’s 3-2 loss to Spokane in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Shawon Dunston Jr. hit his first home run in a 4-3 loss.
* Alexander Santana gave up three runs over 4 2/3 innings in Mesa’s 7-5, 10-inning loss to the Diamondbacks. The Rookie League team committed three errors.
Chris Rusin threw his first complete game shutout, leading Iowa to a 2-0 win over Omaha. Rusin struck out eight, scattered five hits and walked one. He got all the offense he needed from solo homers by Donnie Murphy and Brian Bogusevic.
Eric Jokisch gave up one run on three hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 2-1 win over Mississippi. The Smokies closed the first half 34-35, and in third place in the Southern League North Division. Jonathan Mota, Anthony Giansanti and Chad Noble each had two hits.
Dustin Geiger hit his eighth home run, but it was one of four hits by Daytona in a 9-2 loss to Clearwater. Zach Cates gave up four runs on five hits and five walks over four innings. Geiger’s homer was a two-run shot in the fourth.
* On Monday, Javy Baez was named Florida State League Player of the Week after going 4-for-13 with three walks, four home runs and seven RBIs. The home runs and RBIs all came in the June 10 game against Fort Myers. He also hit two doubles in the All-Star Game Saturday.
Kane County had Monday off for the All-Star break. Six Cougars were named to the West Division All-Star team: Dan Vogelbach, Rock Shoulders, Bijan Rademacher, Tayler Scott, Felix Pena, and Nathan Dorris.
Duane Underwood gave up three runs over 3 2/3 innings in Boise’s 8-6 loss to Salem-Keizer. Jacob Rogers and Yasiel Balaguert each had two hits. Balaguert had three RBIs.
Mesa begins the Rookie League on Thursday.
Chris Rusin threw seven shutout innings and Brian Bogusevic hit two home runs to help Iowa beat Oklahoma City, 5-1. Rusin struck out three and gave up five hits. Bogusevic drove in four runs. Junior Lake was 2-for-4 and stole a base.
Tennessee had Wednesday off, and will face Mississippi on Thursday. Alberto Cabrera was scheduled to start.
Chadd Krist hit his first home run in Daytona’s 6-3 loss to Fort Myers in the first game of a doubleheader. Ben Wells took the loss, giving up three earned runs over 3 2/3 innings. Jorge Soler had two hits, including a double. In the second game, Zeke DeVoss hit his third homer but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 5-4. Matt Loosen took the loss, giving up two runs over four innings.
On Wednesday, Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger were selected to participate in the Home Run Derby for the Florida State League All-Star Game.
Kane County’s game vs. Burlington was canceled because of rain. On Thursday, Tayler Scott gets the start against Burlington.
Boise opens its season Friday at Eugene.
Chris Rusin gave up two runs on three hits over eight innings but took the loss in Iowa’s 3-1 loss to Round Rock. Rusin struck out seven and has a 3.67 ERA this season. Steve Clevenger was 1-for-4 with a double in his fourth rehab game. Brent Lillibridge had three hits and Junior Lake had two hits, including a double, in his second game with Iowa. The I-Cubs also announced Barret Loux has been activated from the DL.
Austin Kirk gave up six runs on 10 hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 6-1 loss to Mobile. Jonathan Mota hit his third home run and Matt Szczur had three hits.
Daytona lost 7-6 to Brevard County. Matt Loosen gave up six runs over five innings. Zeke DeVoss had three hits and three stolen bases. Javier Baez was 2-for-5 and batting .476 in five June games.
Tayler Scott gave up two runs on eight hits over seven innings in Kane County’s 3-2 win over Burlington. Jeimer Candelario hit his second home run. Albert Almora was 1-for-4, and batting .404 this season.