Results tagged ‘ Gerardo Concepcion ’

12/21 Schierholtz signs; other moves

The Cubs have finalized their deal with outfielder Nate Schierholtz on a one-year, $2.25 million contract. The addition of Schierholtz, 28, fills one of the items on the Cubs’ wish list as they were looking for a left-handed hitting outfielder who could play right field.

Last season, Schierholtz batted .257 for the Giants and Phillies with six home runs in 114 games. Schierholtz began the year with San Francisco, and was dealt to Philadelphia on July 31 along with two Minor League players for Hunter Pence. He made a good impression in his Phillies debut, hitting a home run against the Nationals. His playing time was limited when he fractured his right big toe on Aug. 13. In six seasons, he has a .270 batting average, 24 home runs, 75 doubles and 123 RBIs. The Phillies decided to non-tender Schierholtz, who made $1.3 million last season. He would’ve received a raise, which wouldn’t have made sense for the Phillies because Schierholtz was projected as the fifth outfielder.

His addition would allow the Cubs to start David DeJesus in center. Schierholtz does have one of the best throwing arms in the league. However, general manager Jed Hoyer has indicated the team is still in the market for another outfielder who can play right and center.

* In other roster moves, left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau was claimed off waivers by the Rangers and right-handed pitcher Sandy Rosario claimed by the Giants. Left-handed pitcher Gerardo Concepcion also cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Class A Kane County. The Cubs roster is now at 39.

– Carrie Muskat

5/16 Minor League report – Tuesday’s games

Anthony Rizzo hit his 13th homer and Alfredo Amezaga also homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 9-4 to Sacramento on Tuesday. Randy Wells gave up seven runs on eight hits over five innings and took the loss. Rizzo is batting .359 with 37 RBIs, tops in the Pacific Coast League.

Justin Bour hit his sixth homer to help Tennessee beat Jackson, 10-8. Bour had two hits and two RBIs. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up six runs (two earned) on two hits over four innings. Junior Lake had three hits and three RBIs.

Daytona’s game at Brevard County was rained out. The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Gerardo Concepcion won his first pro game, giving up three hits over six scoreless innings in Peoria’s 2-0 win over Burlington. Concepcion struck out three. Zeke DeVoss had two hits and four stolen bases.

– Carrie Muskat

5/6 Minor League report

Making his first start since rejoining Triple-A Iowa, Randy Wells gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings in a 7-3 loss to New Orleans on Saturday. The I-Cubs gave up three runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth. Anthony Rizzo extended his hitting streak to 12 games, going 1-for-3 with a double.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up three runs on six hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 8-7 win over Montgomery. Jim Adduci had two hits and two stolen bases and Justin Bour had three RBIs.

Frank Del Valle gave up one run on six hits over six innings in Daytona’s 11-1 win over Jupiter. Nelson Perez had five hits, including his fifth homer, and two RBIs. Matt Szczur had three hits, including two doubles. Arismendy Alcantara had four hits, stole a base and scored a run.

Cuban pitcher Gerardo Concepcion gave up seven runs — two earned — on six hits over one inning in Peoria’s 20-5 loss to Quad Cities. Paul Hoilman extended his hitting streak to 18 games, hitting a triple.

Friday’s action:

Luis Valbuena had three hits to help Iowa beat New Orleans, 1-0, scoring the winning run on a walkoff wild pitch with one out in the ninth. Matt Cerda had two hits, including a home run, and Justin Bour hit his fourth homer in Tennessee’s 8-7 loss to Montgomery. Daytona lost 6-5 to Jupiter as Zach Cates gave up four earned runs on six hits over three innings. Greg Rohan had two hits, both doubles. Kyler Burke gave up three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in Peoria’s 4-3 loss to Kane County.

– Carrie Muskat

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