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* The Cubs will play a six-inning exhibition game at new Cubs Park on Wednesday, starting at 1 p.m. MT. Kyle Hendricks and Eric Jokisch are scheduled to start. The game is a tune-up for Thursday’s Cactus League opener, when the Cubs play host to the Diamondbacks.
One of the players eager for a game is third baseman Mike Olt, who batted .201 last season combined in the Minor Leagues, first with the Rangers and then the Cubs. So far, Olt, who struggled with vision problems, has passed all the tests in batting practice.
“Everyone’s going to be a little rusty but I feel I’m at a different stage than I was last year, heading into the first scrimmage,” Olt said. “I’m just excited to get back in the box and have that competitive edge. Even with live [batting practice], you don’t have the competitive dge that you would in a game.”
Other pitchers scheduled to throw on Wednesday include Arodys Vizcaino, Neil Ramirez, Tsuyoshi Wada, Brian Schlitter, Chang-Yong Lim, Marcus Hatley and Armando Rivero.
“It’s going to be good for me and for the staff to see the guys put themselves out there between the lines with a little more competitive aspect of the game,” manager Rick Renteria said. “They’ll be able to see where they’re as far as timing and pitchers will see where they’re at with the hitters and game-type situations, which is what we’re building up to do. It’ll be good to see them out there playing.”
* Kyuji Fujikawa threw 20-25 pitches in a side session on Monday, his first time off a mound since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last June.
“It went very well,” Renteria said of the pitcher’s session. “He gave me a thumbs up.”
* The new rule adopted Monday by Major League Baseball in regards to plays at the plate will affect baserunners, not just catchers. The Cubs will work on sliding drills on Wednesday.
“We all understand the biggest key is to eliminate the possibility of a baserunner actually going after the catcher who’s not covering the plate, and eliminate injuries that come from that,” Renteria said.
* Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins addressed the players on Tuesday in the Cubs’ big league camp as well as the 50-plus taking part in the Minor League mini camp. Jenkins noted that when he was with the Cubs, they had 40 players sharing one field in Spring Training. Now, the Cubs have six fields plus a half field plus the stadium at the new facility.
* In case you missed it, I have a feature on top prospect Dan Vogelbach on Cubs.com and how he lost 30 pounds this offseason. Vogelbach wanted to quiet critics who felt he was too heavy to play first base. He hasn’t lost his powerful hitting stroke. Minor League hitting coach Desi Wilson says Vogelbach still has good bat speed and is better defensively.
“He hasn’t lost anything — he’s gained,” Wilson said of Vogelbach, ranked No. 10 on the Cubs’ top 20 prospects.
– Carrie Muskat
Kyle Hendricks struck out seven but gave up four runs over five innings in Iowa’s 6-4 loss to Sacramento. Edgar Gonzalez and Chad Noble each had two hits. Edwin Maysonet had two RBIs. UPDATE: Jake Arrieta was scheduled to start Wednesday, but was scratched and will start for the Cubs on Friday.
Eduardo Figueroa threw five shutout innings to help Tennessee beat Chattanooga, 4-1. Christian Villanueva had two hits, including his league-leading 33rd double. Rubi Silva had two RBIs.
Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach had stellar debuts for Daytona. Vogelbach homered in the first game of a doubleheader against Clearwater, a 5-0 win. Pierce Johnson threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, striking out seven. Vogelbach finished with two hits and two RBIs. Bryant homered in the second game, a solo shot in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 3-2. Wes Darvill had two hits and a stolen base.
Kane County had Tuesday off and returns to action Wednesday against Burlington.
Boise scored a season-high 12 runs in a 12-1 romp over Eugene. Yasiel Balaguert hit his seventh home run and drove in three runs. David Bote had three hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs. Jordan Hankins had three hits and one RBIs. NOTE: Shawon Dunston Jr. has not played since he injured his leg July 21, but was expected to return to action late this week.
Mesa had Tuesday off and returns to action Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Josh Vitters and Mike Olt each homered to help Iowa beat Sacramento, 2-1. Justin Grimm picked up the win, giving up one run over 5 1/3 innings. It was Vitters’ first game back from being on the disabled list. Edgar Gonzalez had two hits, including a double.
Javier Baez hit a game-tying solo home run in the sixth and Taylor Davis smacked a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh to lift Tennessee to a 3-2 win over Montgomery in the first game of a doubleheader. Christian Villanueva hit a three-run homer and Jonathan Mota added a two-run shot in the second game, a 9-4 Smokies win to complete the sweep. Jeff Antigua picked up the win in relief in the nightcap.
Ivan Pineyro gave up one run over six innings in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Tampa. Anthony Giansanti had two hits, including a double.
Dan Vogelbach had two hits to help Kane County snap a three-game losing streak and beat Cedar Rapids, 4-3. Reggie Golden and Rock Shoulders each drove in a run. Vogelbach was promoted to Daytona after the game.
Boise had Monday off, and will resume play Tuesday against Eugene. Third baseman Kris Bryant was promoted to Daytona on Monday, but prior to that, he was named the Northwest League Player of the Week. The Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick was 9-for-17 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBIs in five games.
Erick Leal threw five shutout innings in Mesa’s 7-0 win over the Mariners. Brian Bogusevic had one hit, a double, and one RBI in his fourth rehab game. Jeffrey Baez had three hits, including a double and a triple, and one RBIs. Jesse Hodges had two hits and one RBI.
Not only was Kris Bryant bumped up from Boise to high A Daytona, but Dan Vogelbach was promoted from Kane County to Daytona, and Trevor Gretzky will join Kane County from Boise.
Vogelbach batting .284 with 17 homers, 21 doubles and 71 RBIs with Kane County. The left-handed hitting first baseman, who was the Cubs’ second-round pick in 2011, was batting .293 against right-handed pitchers. A seventh-round pick in 2011, Gretzky was batting .256 in 27 games with Boise, including .283 with runners on base. He was 7-for-19 (.368) this month.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs named Class A Kane County first baseman Dan Vogelbach and Double-A Tennessee right-handed pitcher Matt Loosen as the Minor League player and pitcher of the month for July, respectively. Vogelbach, 20, batted .330 with four doubles, four home runs, 19 RBI, a .417 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging mark in 27 July games. He drew 17 walks compared to 12 strikeouts and scored 15 runs. Among Midwest League hitters, Vogelbach ranks tied for third in home runs, tied for fourth in total bases (183) and ninth in RBI.
Loosen, 24, combined to go 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA (4 ER/37 1/3 IP) in six July starts between Class A Daytona and Tennessee, holding opponents to a .162 batting average while striking out 33 and walking 14. On July 8 at Dunedin, he threw Daytona’s first nine-inning no-hitter in 17 years. Loosen, who started the year with Tennessee, was 5-2 with a 1.83 ERA, two complete game shutouts and 56 strikeouts in nine starts with Daytona from June 7-July 26 before he began his second stint at the Double-A level, July 27. He closed out his stretch with Daytona by going 5-0 with a 0.60 ERA (3 ER/45 IP) in his final seven starts, allowing just three extra-base hits in that span (two doubles, one triple).
Barret Loux gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Iowa’s 5-0 loss to Oklahoma City. Edwin Maysonet had two of Iowa’s four hits.
Kyle Hendricks gave up one earned run on six hits over seven innings in Tennessee’s 6-3 win over Huntsville. Justin Bour homered for the fourth straight game, while Christian Villanueva added his 14th, Rubi Silva hit his 13th and John Andreoli hit his second. Hendricks picked up his 10th win, and has a 0.73 ERA with 32 strikeouts in his last six starts, giving up three earned runs over 37 innings.
Dustin Geiger had three hits and two RBIs to help Daytona beat Palm Beach, 6-0. Jeffry Antigua threw three scoreless innings. C.J. Edwards makes his Cubs debut Sunday.
Dan Vogelbach hit his 15th home run in Kane County’s 4-1 loss to Peoria. Tayler Scott took the loss, giving up four runs over five innings. Rock Shoulders had two hits, including a double.
Kris Bryant collected his third hit in his last three games in Boise’s 3-1 loss to Spokane. Daniel Lockhart had three hits and scored a run. James Pugliese started, and gave up one run over six innings.
Jeffrey Baez had three hits and Greg Rohan and Charcer Burks each had two hits in Mesa’s 7-1 win over the Diamondbacks. Anthony Prieto gave up two hits over four scoreless innings.
Barret Loux gave up four runs over 4 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 4-1 loss to Albuquerque. Brad Nelson tripled and scored the only run.
Alberto Cabrera gave up one run over seven innings in Tennessee’s 4-1 win over Jackson. Arismendy Alcantara, who will play in the All-Star Futures Game, had three hits, two RBIs and stole a base. Cabrera retired the first 13 batters he faced.
Pierce Johnson gave up one run over six innings in Daytona’s 2-1 win over Lakeland. Taylor Davis had two hits.
Albert Almora had two hits to extend his hit streak to five games in Kane County’s 6-1 loss to South Bend. Jeimer Candelario had two hits and Dan Vogelbach drove in his 57th run.
Trevor Gretzky had two hits, including a double, in Boise’s 4-0 loss to Vancouver. Rob Zastryzny gave up one hit and struck out one in one inning.
Juan Paniagua threw three shutout innings in Mesa’s 6-2 win over the Padres. Zak Blair had three hits.
Junior Lake and Luis Flores each homered in Iowa’s 9-5, 10-inning win over Albuquerque. Ty Wright had three hits and one RBIs. Casey Coleman picked up the win in relief.
Eric Jokisch gave up one run over six innings in Tennessee’s 4-1 win over Huntsville. Justin Bour hit his seventh home run and Christian Villanueva had three hits.
Daytona ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Brevard County. Ben Wells threw seven shutout innings. Tim Saunders and Dustin Geiger each homered.
Gloskar Amaya had three hits, including a home run, in Kane County’s 7-4 win over Quad Cities. Dan Vogelbach and Marco Hernandez each had two hits. Dillon Maples picked up his first save.
Duane Underwood gave up two runs over 4 2/3 innings in Boise’s 7-5 loss to Tri-City. Dan Lockhart had three hits.
Jesse Hodges had three hits, a stolen base and one RBIs in Mesa’s 2-1 win over the Angels.
Brad Nelson, Junior Lake and Ty Wright hit back to back to back home runs in the fourth inning but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 6-5, to Memphis. They are the first trio of Iowa Cubs to hit consecutive homers in 14 years. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits, including a double and a home run.
A.J. Morris threw six shutout innings in Tennessee’s 3-1 win over Montgomery. Christian Villanueva and Justin Bour each homered. Matt Szczur had two hits, including a double.
Javier Baez singled, walked and scored a run in Daytona’s 5-1 loss to Brevard County. Matt Loosen did not get a decision, striking out six over five scoreless innings.
Dan Vogelbach had three hits and two RBIs in Kane County’s 4-2 loss to Wisconsin. Albert Almora singled, walked and scored a run.
Jacob Rogers had two hits in Boise’s 11-3 loss to Salem-Keizer. Loiger Padron took the loss, giving up seven runs on six hits over 1 2/3 innings.
Mesa had Wednesday off, and plays host to the Angels on Thursday.
Nick Struck gave up three runs over six innings in Iowa’s 8-5 victory over Omaha. Logan Watkins had two hits, including his eighth home run, and one RBIs, and Ty Wright hit a home run, a two-run shot in the eighth.
Eric Jokisch threw 6 1/3 shutout innings in Tennessee’s 13-0 win over Montgomery. Jokisch struck out seven and scattered three hits. Rubi Silva provided the offense, hitting a grand slam in the third. He also hit a double, and finished with a season-high five RBIs. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits and two RBIs. In his first game with the Smokies, John Andreoli had three hits and two RBIs.
Pierce Johnson gave up three runs over five innings in Daytona’s 3-2 loss to Clearwater.
Dan Vogelbach hit his 12th home run and drove in two runs in Kane County’s 10-9, 11-inning loss to Wisconsin. Reggie Golden and Gioskar Amaya each had three hits.
Yaseil Balaguert hit his third home run and Shawon Dunston and David Bote each had two hits in Boise’s 8-6 win over Eugene.
Zak Blair had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs in Mesa’s 8-6 win over the Athletics. Jesse Hodges had three hits, and Victor Garcia picked up the win in relief.