Results tagged ‘ Hak-Ju Lee ’

1/7 Cubs to get Garza in 8-player deal

The Cubs apparently are close to acquiring Rays pitcher Matt Garza for five Minor League players, including 2010 Pitcher of the Year Chris Archer and 2010 Player of the Year Brandon Guyer. The deal will be finalized once the players undergo physicals.

Sources said Friday the framework is in place for the multi-player swap in which Chicago would get Garza in exchange for Archer, Guyer, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee, catcher Robinson Chirinos and outfielder Sam Fuld. The Cubs also would get two Minor League players from the Rays. According to the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald, one of the players is outfielder Fernando Perez, 27, who batted .234 in 107 big league
appearances. He hit .223 at Triple-A last year.

Team officials would not confirm the trade. Earlier this week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported the Cubs were close to acquiring Garza but both teams denied anything was imminent. The Daily Herald reported Friday that a deal was in the works and had the names.

Garza, 27, would join a rotation with Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster, Randy Wells, Tom Gorzelanny, and Carlos Silva. The Rays right-hander was 15-10 with a 3.91 ERA last season, and would definitely give the team a boost and help counter moves made this offseason by the Brewers, who added starters Zach Greinke and Shaun Marcum. The Cubs have been looking for an innings-eater type pitcher.

Garza is arbitration-eligible for the second time and will get a raise from his $3.35 million salary in 2010. Archer combined to go 15-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 28 games between Class A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee. He was 8-2 with a 1.80 ERA with the Smokies, and also had a 10-strikeout game in the Pan-Am Qualifying Tournament this winter. Archer was acquired from the Indians in December 2008.

Guyer batted .344 with 39 doubles, six triples, 13 homers, 50 RBIs and a .398 on-base percentage. He was the Cubs’ fifth round pick in 2007.

Lee batted .282 in 122 games with Class A Peoria. Chirinos batted .318 with 15 homers and 64 RBIs at Tennessee and hit .364 with three homers and 10 RBIs with Triple-A Iowa. Fuld has a career .285 Minor League average and has hit .252 in 98 big league games with the Cubs.

— Carrie Muskat

8/31 Minor matters

Jason Dubois, Bryan LaHair and Brad Snyder each homered and each drove in four runs to power Iowa to a 20-9 win over Albuquerque on Monday. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving  up two runs on seven hits over six innings and now is 7-3. Sam Fuld had five hits and scored three runs. With the win, the Iowa Cubs maintained a half game lead in the Northern Division.

Tennessee and Daytona had Monday off. The Smokies travel to Jacksonville on Tuesday and Daytona meets Clearwater.

Ryan Searle gave up three runs — one earned — on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 7-2 loss to Clinton. Jae-Hoon Ha and Hak-Ju Lee each had two hits.

Dustin Fitzgerald gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Boise’s 8-5 win over Spokane. Micah Gibbs had four hits and Elliot Soto had three hits and two RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

8/23 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up two runs on six hits over five innings as Iowa beat Nashville, 3-2, on Sunday. Jackson struck out six. Jeff Stevens converted his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

One day after going 5-for-5, Steve Clevenger went 3-for-3 in Tennessee’s 11-2 win over Mississippi. Rafael Dolis gave up one run on four hits over five innings for the win. Clevenger hit a double, a homer and drove in four runs. Matt Spencer added his 17th home run.

Daytona’s game was postponed because of inclement weather.

Peoria stranded 11 runners on base in a 4-2 loss to Clinton. Justin Bour, Hak-Ju Lee and Jae-Hoon Ha each had two hits.

Alvaro Ramirez had two hits but it wasn’t enough as Boise lost 4-3 to Vancouver. Brent Ebinger took the loss, giving up two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Brian Shields posted his 13th multi-hit game of the year in Mesa’s 7-5 win over the Giants.

— Carrie Muskat

7/22 Minor matters

Jeff Samardzija gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits over five innings in Iowa’s 8-5 win over Oklahoma City and former Cubs pitcher Rich Harden on Wednesday. Samardzija, who will stay in the Iowa Cubs rotation for the rest of the season, struck out six and walked three. He’s now 7-1 with a 2.76 ERA. Bobby Scales and Micah Hoffpauir each homered, with Hoffpauir’s shot his third in three games. Matt Camp ahd three hits and Darwin Barney had two hits and three RBIs. Harden, now with the Rangers, was making a rehab start.

On Thursday, Carlos Zambrano was expected to pitch in relief for the Iowa Cubs.

Tennessee had Wednesday off.

Brooks Raley gave up one run on five hits over seven innings in Daytona’s 5-2 win over Charlotte. Raley struck out eight and did not walk a batter. Michael Brenly just keeps on hitting, extending his streak to 20 games. he’s batting .397. Smaily Borges had three hits and Kyler Burke and DJ LeMahieu each had two.

Hak-Ju Lee hit his first home run and fell a double short of the cycle in Peoria’s 10-0 win over Fort Wayne. Lee was 4-for-5, scoring two runs and driving in one. Nick Struck picked up the win, throwing six shutout innings and holding Fort Wayne to two hits while striking out six. Nelson Perez also homered, his fifth.

Austin Kirk threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 7-2 win over Tri-City. Alvaro Ramirez had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 19 games. Matt Szczur had three hits and now has hit in 13 straight.

— Carrie Muskat

7/17 Minor matters

Jeff Samardzija gave up two hits and walked four over five innings in Iowa’s 4-0 win over Oklahoma City on Friday. Former Cubs pitcher Rich Harden started for the RedHawks in a rehab outing and gave up four runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings. Samardzija struck out three and won for the first time since June 15. His ERA now is 2.85. Bryan LaHair hit his 11th homer in the win. Sam Fuld and Darwin Barney each had two hits.

Chris Carpenter threw four shutout innings in Tennessee’s 8-6 win over Chattanooga. Josh Vitters had three extra-base hits, including his seventh home run, and five RBIs. “That’s what he’s capable of doing,” Smokies manager Bill Dancy said of Vitters, who was moved up to the middle of the order.

Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to 15 games in Daytona’s 7-3 loss to Fort Myers. Brenly is batting .421 during his streak. Junior Lake hit his fourth home run in the loss.

Ryan Searle gave up six runs on six hits over four innings and struck out eight in Peoria’s 10-8 win over Dayton. Hak-Ju Lee went 5-for-5 with three RBIs and Nelson Perez had three hits.

Matt Szczur had two hits to extend his hitting streak to eight games in Boise’s 3-2, 11-inning loss to Salem-Keizer. Austin Kirk threw five scoreless innings of relief in the game.

— Carrie Muskat

6/23 Minor matters

Brad Snyder drove in the winning run in the ninth to lift Iowa to an 8-7 win over Omaha. Jim Adduci and Micah Hoffpauir each homered for the I-Cubs. Brian Schlitter picked up the win in relief. Jeff Samardzija was scheduled to start Wednesday.

Russ Canzler homered to help Tennessee beat Carolina, 4-3, in the first game of the second half. Marwin Gonzalez had three hits.

Chris Archer gave up one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 2-1 win over Lakeland in the first game of a doubleheader. Michael Brenly hit his third homer of the season. Daytona lost the nightcap, 6-4. Chris Rusin gave up four runs on six hits over four innings. Brett Jackson was named Florida State League offensive player of the week for June 14-20 after batting .429 with six doubles, two triples, a home run, seven RBIs and two stolen bases. He was selected to play for the U.S. team in the All-Star Futures Game July 11 in Anaheim.

Trey McNutt gave up three runs on three hits in one inning and took the loss in the East’s 6-2 win over the West in the Midwest League All-Star Game. Hak-Ju Lee went 1-for-2.

Alvaro Ramirez hit a two-run homer and Richard Jones hit a solo shot to help Boise beat Salem-Keizer, 6-2. Jeff Vigurs, taken in the 22nd round of the June Draft, had three hits.

The Mesa Cubs lost their season opener, 6-4, to the Angels. Casey Lambert gave up two hits over two innings and struck out three. Dustin Harrington, selected in the 34th round of the June Draft, had three hits and one RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

6/16 Minor matters

Casey Coleman gave up one run on two hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 2-1 win over Round Rock Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Coleman struck out eight and got help from Bobby Scales, who hit a solo homer. In the second game, Jeff Samardzija threw five scoreless innings, striking out six, in a 4-0 win. Micah Hoffpauir had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs. Darwin Barney had two hits in both games.

Tennessee had Tuesday off and play at Mobile Wednesday.

Chris Archer gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings and struck out 10 in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Lakeland. Brett Jackson, Kyler Burke and Michael Brenly each had two hits.

Nick Struck gave up one run on four hits over five innings but took the loss in Peoria’s 2-0 loss to Burlington. Peoria had five players named to the Midwest League mid-season All-Star team, including Hak-Ju Lee, Matt Cerda, Logan Watkins, Trey McNutt and James Leverton.

— Carrie Muskat

6/7 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over six innings in Iowa’s 10-4 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. Chad Tracy and Sam Fuld each homered for the Triple-A team.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over three innings in Tennessee’s 8-6 loss to Huntsville. Matt Spencer had three hits, including a triple, and two RBIs. Jeremy Papelbon pitched three scoreless innings in relief.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 6-2 win over Palm Beach. Smailey Borges had three hits. DJ LeMahieu had two hits, and now has notched at least two hits in six of his last eight games.

Trey McNutt gave up four runs (one earned) on six hits over two innings in Peoria’s 8-5 win over West Michigan, completing a game suspended on Saturday. DJ Fitzgerald hit a home run and drove in three runs.

In the second game, Ryan Searle gave up two runs on six hits over five innings in a 3-2 loss. Hak-Ju Lee had two RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

5/23 Minor matters & Cashner

Andrew Cashner threw seven shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out seven, to help Iowa beat Colorado Springs, 1-0, on Saturday. Cashner retired the first 13 batters he faced and only three reached base (two hits, one hit batter). The seven innings were a career high. He did not walk a batter. The Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick in 2008, Cashner now has a 0.95 ERA in three Triple-A starts.

Chris Carpenter gave up three runs on seven hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 10-8 win over Jacksonville. Ty Wright hit a three-run homer with two outs in the second and now has 41 RBIs, tied for first in the Southern League. Robinson Chirinos was 4-for-4.

Rafael Dolis threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Fort Myers. Dolis scattered six hits and struck out six. Rebel Ridling extended his hitting streak to seven games and was batting .423 in that stretch.

Hak-Ju Lee had three hits in Peoria’s 4-3 loss to Quad Cities. Greg Rohan also had three hits and two RBIs. Jeffry Antigua gave up four runs on six hits over four innings and took the loss.

— Carrie Muskat

5/21 Minor matters

Casey Coleman gave up one run on two hits over five innings and struck out five in Iowa’s 11-7 win Thursday over Colorado Springs. It was the Iowa Cubs’ ninth win in their last 10 games. Welington Castillo had three hits and six RBIs, hitting a grand slam for his sixth homer of the season. Darwin Barney and Jason Dubois each had three hits.

Ty Wright and Marwin Gonzalez each homered to help Tennessee beat Jacksonville, 8-4. Austin-Bibens-Dirkx picked up the win, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks over six innings. Josh Vitters notched his fifth multi-hit game of the year.

Brooks Raley gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Daytona’s 7-5 win over Fort Myers. Brett Jackson and Kyler Burke each homered. Burke’s blast was a third inning grand slam.

Hak-Ju Lee had three hits in Peoria’s 9-6, 15-inning win over Wisconsin. Trey McNutt started the game and gave up one unearned run on one hit and three walks over 4 2/3 innings.

— Carrie Muskat