Results tagged ‘ Daytona ’

9/19 Cubs set Minor League teams

The Cubs will move their Class A Midwest League team closer to Chicago, agreeing to a new player development contract on Wednesday with Kane County. The Cougars’ ballpark is about a 45-minute drive west of Chicago. The Cubs’ Midwest League affiliate had been in Peoria, which is nearly three hours away. Peoria announced on Wednesday it had reached agreement with the Cardinals to be their Midwest League affiliate. The Cubs also announced on Wednesday they have renewed their PDC with Class A Daytona and Class A Boise. All three contracts run through the 2014 season.

– Carrie Muskat

9/12 Cubs to stay in Boise

The Cubs and Boise Hawks have agreed to a two-year extension of their player development contract. The Idaho Statesman first reported the news today, and a team official confirmed. The Hawks have been a short-season Class A affiliate of the Cubs since 2001. In 12 seasons with the Cubs, Boise has qualified for the Northwest League playoffs six times, including each of the last two years.

The Cubs have yet to announce whether they will renew their PDC with Class A Daytona and Class A Peoria. Chicago has agreements with Triple-A Iowa thorugh the 2016 season and with Double-A Tennessee through 2014.

– Carrie Muskat


9/10 Minor League report

Boise had a 7-5 lead after seven innings Sunday night but gave up seven runs in the eighth to lose, 12-9, to Vancouver in the deciding game of the Northwest League championship series. Tayler Scott started and gave up 10 hits over 3 2/3 innings. Dan Vogelbach hit a three-run home run, and drove in another run. Jeimer Candelario had two RBIs and Stephen Bruno had two hits and scored three runs.

“It’s been a [heck] of a year for a lot of the guys who have really overcome a lot of things and matured,” Boise manager Mark Johnson told the Idaho Statesman. “And they’ve gotten a lot better. That’s what it’s all about, improving and learning how to play the game the right way.”

Here are the final 2012 records for the Cubs’ Minor League teams:

Triple-A Iowa: 53-87, fourth place (28 games back)

Double-A Tennessee: 72-68 (35-35 first half; 37-33 second half)

Class A Daytona: 59-74 (30-38 first half; 29-36 second half)

Class A Peoria: 63-75 (35-34 first half; 28-41 second half)

Class A Boise: 37-39 (13-25 first half; 24-14 second half)

Rookie League Mesa: 37-19

– Carrie Muskat

8/4 Baez to Daytona

Javier Baez is moving up. The Peoria Chiefs announced Saturday that the shortstop has been promoted to high Class A Daytona. It’s been quite a week for the 19-year-old Baez, who was named the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Month for July. The team’s No. 1 Draft pick in 2011, Baez batted .368 with six doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 20 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 28 July games for Peoria. Last month he led the Midwest League in hits (39), total bases (72) and slugging percentage (.679), and was second in extra-base hits (16), batting average, runs scored and OPS (1.076). Baez was named Midwest League Player of the Week for July 9-15, and his 39 hits were the most in a month by a Peoria player since Justin Bour had 40 in August of 2010.

– Carrie Muskat 

4/11 Minor League report

Randy Wells gave up four runs on six hits and struck out five over six innings in Iowa’s 6-5 loss to Albuquerque. Adrian Cardenas had two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs. Josh Vitters had two hits and was batting .412. Casey Coleman starts on Wednesday.

Nick Struck gave up two runs on six hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 5-1 loss to Jackson. Jim Adduci got things started with a leadoff homer. Trey McNutt is slated to start Wednesday.

Matt Szczur and Ronald Torreyes each had two hits in Daytona’s 4-2 loss to Dunedin. Daytona committed four errors and gave up four runs in the eighth. Austin Kirk threw five shutout innings, giving up four hits and walking two.

Willengton Cruz gave up five runs, two earned, on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 7-1 loss to Quad Cities. Jeffrey Lorick struck out three over two innings.

– Carrie Muskat

9/5 Cubs Minor League report

* Double-A Tennessee will host Chattanooga on Thursday and Friday in Games 1 and 2 of the five-game Southern League Division Series. The Smokies wrapped up the regular season with a doubleheader split on Sunday. The Smokies lost the first game to Birmingham, 5-1, and won the second game, 5-1. Josh Vitters hit his 14th homer in the night cap and finished with four RBIs.

* Daytona ended the regular season with a 6-4 loss to Brevard County on Sunday. Chad Noble had two hits, including his first home run.

* On Monday, Peoria ended its season with a 9-3 loss to Quad Cities. Even though he did not drive in a run in the game, first baseman Richard Jones became the first player in team history to lead the Midwest League in RBI, finishing with 98. The Chiefs finished 27-42 in the second half and 60-79 overall in 2011. Austin Kirk (5-12) took the loss, giving up four earned runs and three hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Micah Gibbs went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and one RBI. Jones also led the Midwest League in total bases (254) and intentional walks (8). Rubi Silva went 2-for-5 to finish the season at .300.

* Boise will play the first game of the Northwest League playoffs on Monday, playing host to Tri-City in the East Divisional Series. Boise won five of its final six games to clinch the second playoff spot.

– Carrie Muskat

9/5 Daytona finishes with win

Robert Whitenack threw seven shutout innings to help Class A Daytona beat Lakeland, 6-0, on Sunday in the season finale. The Daytona Cubs finished 75-64 overall. Jose Valdez hit a two-run double in the second and Ryan Flaherty added a sacrifice fly in the fifth. DJ LeMahieu hit another sac fly to make it 4-0 in the seventh.

– Carrie Muskat

8/13 Minor matters

Iowa had a day off Thursday before beginning a four-game series at Fresno and Sacramento on Friday.

Chris Carpenter gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 loss to Chattanooga. Brandon Guyer hit two home runs for the Smokies to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.

Trey McNutt gave up six runs (three earned) on seven hits over three innings in Daytona’s 6-3 win over Tampa. Rebel Ridling hit his 12th homer. Michael Brenly had three hits and DJ LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to 14 games. Alex Maestri picked up the win in relief, pitching three innings.

Brett Wallach, acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly-Ryan Theriot-Blake DeWitt deal, threw six shutout innings in Peoria’s 2-0 loss to Beloit. Wallach struck out six and gave up two hits and two walks.

Alvaro Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 15 games with two hits in Boise’s 6-3 win over Tri-City. Matthew Loosen picked up the win, throwing 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

Dallas Beeler gave up two runs on five hits over three innings in Mesa’s 12-inning, 7-6 win over the Rangers.

* Outfielder Evan Crawford, acquired from the Giants in the Mike Fontenot deal, was assigned to Class A Daytona.

– Carrie Muskat

5/2 Wasn't that Greg Maddux?

If the extra coach on the Daytona Cubs looked familiar, it’s because it was Greg Maddux, who just completed five days with the Cubs’ Class A team. It’s part of the four-time Cy Young winner’s new job as an assistant to Cubs GM Jim Hendry. Maddux was in uniform in the dugout to talk to the players, give advice, maybe throw a little batting practice. The plan is for the former pitcher to spend time with each of the Cubs’ Minor League affiliates in the first half of the season. He’ll also join the big league team as well.

– Carrie Muskat

6/29 Vitters to Daytona

Josh Vitters is moving up. Vitters will join Class A Daytona on Tuesday. He had been playing for Class A Peoria, and was batting .316 with 15 homers and 46 RBIs in 70 games. The third baseman, who was the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2007, will compete in the All-Star Futures Game for the U.S. team as well.

– Carrie Muskat


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