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The Cubs optioned Dallas Beeler to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks, who will make his Major League debut on Thursday against the Reds. Beeler made his second big league start on Wednesday and took the loss, giving up four runs over five innings. Jake Arrieta, Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson will pitch the final three games before the All-Star break, and then the Cubs will decide what to do to fill the rotation spots created by the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade to the A’s.
– Carrie Muskat
Arismendy Alcantara, called up while Darwin Barney is on paternity leave, will make his Major League debut Wednesday night for the Cubs against the Reds. The infielder, promoted from Triple-A Iowa, will start at second base and bat second. Dallas Beeler makes his second big league start for the Cubs. He held the Nationals to one unearned run on four hits over six innings in his debut game. Here’s the lineup:
Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including a double, and drove in one run in Iowa’s 4-3 loss to Omaha. Dallas Beeler gave up two runs on eight hits over six innings in his first start since pitching for the Cubs. Alcantara, named to the PCL All-Star team, has hit safely in 13 straight games, and was batting .463 (25-for-54) in the streak. Tsuyoshi Wada pitched two innings. Wada will likely start Tuesday in one of the Cubs’ doubleheader games vs. the Reds.
Dustin Geiger had two hits, including his 11th home run, in Tennessee’s 4-3, 16 inning loss to Montgomery. The Smokies out-hit the Biscuits, but went 3-for-19 with RISP.
Daytona’s game vs. Brevard County was rained out, and will be made up in a doubleheader Aug. 12.
Cael Brockmeyer had two hits, including his third home run, in Kane County’s 10-2 win over Peoria. David Bote had two hits and three RBIs. Shawon Dunston Jr. also had two hits, including a double. Daury Torrez gave up two runs — both unearned — on six hits over seven innings.
Trevor Clifton threw six shutout innings in Boise’s 4-0 win over Tri-City. Jeffrey Baez hit his fifth home run, most in the Northwest League.
Mesa led the padres, 5-2, but the game was suspended after three innings because of the wind. Jorge Soler went 1-for-2 and scored a run. Eloy Jimenez was 1-for-2 with a RBI.
* Dallas Beeler took the loss in his Major League debut, but made an great first impression. The right-hander gave up four hits over six innings and was charged with one unearned run, which scored on a wild pitch. He struck out six and walked three. He’s the fifth Cubs starting pitcher to go at least six innings and not allow an earned run in his Major League debut. Others to do so include Jeff Pico (May 31, 1988), Bob Scanlan (May 7, 1991), Amaury Telemaco (May 16, 1996) and Ryan O’Malley (Aug. 16, 2006).
“He just pitched against one of the leading clubs in the East with quite a few good ballplayers on the other side and I think he managed himself well through this outing,” manager Rick Renteria said. “He looked very composed. He didn’t look like he was flustered at all. Just a sense of calm out there. He looked like he belonged.”
* The Cubs have been shut out 10 times this season.
– Carrie Muskat
Dallas Beeler makes his Major League debut Saturday in the first game of the Cubs’ day-night doubleheader against the Nationals. The teams are playing two games Saturday and will have Sunday off. The schedule was announced in February to avoid congestion in the area because of Sunday’s Pride Parade. Here’s the lineup for the first game:
Dallas Beeler didn’t believe it when he was told that he would be promoted from Triple-A Iowa to the big leagues.
“I sat down and had to ask three times if he was kidding with me or not,” Beeler said. “I’m still on cloud nine right now, floating around.”
The right-hander, who was a 41st round pick, will make his Major League debut on Saturday at Wrigley Field in the first game of the Cubs’ doubleheader against the Nationals. He was picked over Kyle Hendricks, Chris Rusin and Eric Jokisch because of how he was doing at Iowa and also because the timing worked.
What’s he been doing well in the Minors this year?
“[Iowa pitching coach] Bruce Walton, he’s been hammering in our heads to throw strikes and that’s what worked,” Beeler said.
Did the right-hander get any advice from teammates about Saturday?
“They just said, ‘Go out and enjoy it and have fun,'” Beeler said. “They said, ‘Breathe.’ That was the big one from everybody. Take it in, take a deep breath, and get back to work.”
His parents will make the trip. They were in Des Moines for Beeler’s last start, and then flew to Seattle to see a soccer tournament. His Iowa teammates teased him and some were very supportive. It’s all in good fun.
Said Theo Epstein: “I always like calling up a young pitcher for the first time and tell him, ‘It’s one start, we need you for a doubleheader. Come out and do your thing. If you throw a no-hitter, you’re going back, and if you don’t get out of the first inning, you’re going back. Come out, relax and have fun.”
Beeler has had a front row seat to watch Javier Baez and Kris Bryant as well.
“You feel like you’re watching future Hall of Famers when you see them play,” Beeler said.
– Carrie Muskat
Right-hander Dallas Beeler, who has been pitching this season at Triple-A Iowa, will be added to the Cubs roster Saturday to start the first game of a doubleheader against the Nationals. Beeler, who turned 25 on June 12, was 5-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 10 starts at Iowa this season, striking out 43 while walking 15 over 60 1/3 innings.
“All the guys showed very well this spring,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Wednesday. “I think he’s a kid who everybody is looking forward to having an opportunity to show what he can do.”
Beeler was a 41st round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. In his last start Monday against Albuquerque, he gave up three runs on four hits and two walks over six innings.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs added infielder Arismendy Alcantara and pitcher Dallas Beeler to the 40-man roster Wednesday, which was the deadline for teams to set their rosters in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft. With the moves, the Cubs’ 40-man is now at 39.
Alcantara, 22, who hit a solo home run playing for the World Team in the All-Stars Futures Game, batted .271 with 15 home runs, 69 RBIs and 31 stolen bases at Double-A Tennessee this season, and was batting .196 in 15 games with Licey in the Dominican Republic Winter League. The second baseman earned Southern League mid-season and post-season All-Star honors. He ranked second in the Southern League in hits and doubles and was tied for third in stolen bases.
Beeler, 24, was 4-2 with a 3.13 ERA in nine starts for Tennessee. He missed time after he tore a tendon in the middle finger of his right hand, and made six starts in the Arizona Fall League, where he posted a 4-1 record and 2.49 ERA. In his 15 starts combined, Beeler walked 22 and gave up four home runs over 76 1/3 innings. He started the AFL championship game for the Mesa Solar Sox and gave up one run on two hits over five innings. The right-hander was a 41st round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
Players first signed at age 18 must be added to 40-man rosters within five seasons or they become eligible to be drafted by other organizations through the Rule 5 process. Players signed at 19 years or older have to be protected within four seasons. Clubs pay $50,000 to select a player in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft. If that player doesn’t stay on the 25-man roster for the full season, he must be offered back to his former team for $25,000. In other words, an international player or high school draftee signed in 2009, assuming they were 18 or under as of June 5 of that year, must be protected. A college player taken in the 2010 Draft is in the same boat.
The Rule 5 Draft will be held Dec. 12.
– Carrie Muskat
Cubs prospect Dallas Beeler gave up one run on two hits over five innings and struck out five but it wasn’t good enough as Surprise beat Mesa 2-0 to win the Arizona Fall League Championship on Saturday. The only run off Beeler came in the second when Henry Urrutia doubled with two outs and scored on Jorge Alfaro’s single to center. Cubs prospects Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler were a combined 0-for-7 for Mesa, which totaled five hits in the game, played in Scottsdale.
Beeler, 24, was a 41st round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Oral Roberts University. This season, he was 4-2 in nine starts for Double-A Tennessee, compiling a 3.13 ERA, and striking out 35 over 54 2/3 innings while walking 17.
– Carrie Muskat
The Mesa Solar Sox face the Surprise Saguaros on Saturday in the Arizona Fall League championship game. Cubs prospect Dallas Beeler is scheduled to start for Mesa, and Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora could be in the lineup. The game will be televised on MLB Network, starting at 2 p.m. CT. Bryant leads the AFL with six home runs and a 1.184 OPS.
“Anytime you play baseball, you want to be the last one on the field,” Bryant said. “A lot of us are swinging the bats well and our pitchers are throwing strikes. We’re pretty confident going into Saturday.”
The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) reports Ron Coomer is being considered as WGN Radio’s new color man. Coomer played for the Cubs in 2001 and has done TV work for the Twins. Coomer knows Chicago — he’s a graduate of Lockport High School and has a baseball academy in the south suburbs. WGN Radio is looking for someone to partner with play by play man Pat Hughes after Keith Moreland announced he was not coming back for the 2014 season.
Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including a RBI single in the fifth, in Licey’s 6-2 victory over Oriente in Dominican Winter League play. Junior Lake was 2-for-4 for Oriente.
Luis Valbuena had his second straight two-hit game for Cardenales de Lara in Venezuela, which lost, 13-12, in 13 innings to La Guaira. Valbuena started at second base for the second consecutive game.
Infielder Walter Ibarra, who has been in the Yankees system since 2006, has signed a Minor League contract with the Cubs. Ibarra, 26, reached Triple-A level this season. He posted a .276/.308/.367 line combined at Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He’s primarily played short and second.
The Cubs also have signed outfielder Aaron Cunningham, 27, to a Minor League contract. A sixth-round pick in 2005 by the White Sox, Cunningham has played 222 games over five seasons with the Athletics, Padres and Indians. He spent last season at Triple-A Round Rock, and posted a .247/.337/.401 line in 115 games there with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs.
The Cubs have signed free agent catcher Eli Whiteside, 34, to a Minor League contract, according to MLB.com transactions page. He spent most of last season with the Rangers’ Triple-A team, batting .187 in 67 games. He last appeared in the Majors with the Giants in 2012.
Also, infielder Jeudy Valdez, 24, has reportedly signed a Minor League contract with the Cubs, although he did not receive a Spring Training invite. He posted a .251/.300/.406 slash line in 125 games with San Antonio last season, hitting 10 home runs and driving in 49 runs with 16 steals.
Check out MLB.com’s Corey Brock’s story on Rick Renteria and how he was able to get the Cubs manager’s job wearing sweatpants. It’s on Cubs.com and a great read.
– Carrie Muskat