Results tagged ‘ Iowa Cubs ’

7/30 Iowa Cubs moves

The Cubs have signed outfielder Jeff Frazier to a Minor League contract, and assigned him to Triple-A Iowa. Also, infielder Blake DeWitt and pitcher Rafael Dolis were placed on Iowa’s disabled list. DeWitt has a lower back strain and Dolis has a sore left knee. Both were sent to the Cubs complex in Mesa, Ariz., to rehab.
Frazer, 29, began the season with Reynosa in the Mexican League and hit .273 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 34 games.  He also played in 23 games with Triple-A Toledo from May 3-June 16 this year and hit .190 with a homer and five RBIs before he was released.  It was his third stint with the Tigers’ organization.  The Tigers drafted Frazier in the third round of the 2004 Draft out of Rutgers University, and he was rated the Tigers‘ seventh-best prospect in 2005. Frazier made his Major League debut with the Tigers in 2010 and was 5-for-23 (.217) in nine games.  Last year, Frazier played at Triple-A Syracuse in the Nationals organization and batted .226 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 118 games.  Frazier hails from Toms River, NJ and was part of the city’s Little League World Series team in 1995.  His younger brother, Todd, plays for the Reds.
— Carrie Muskat

7/26 Minor League report

Chris Rusin gave up seven runs on 10 hits over five innings in Iowa’s 10-8 Wednesday loss to Oklahoma City. The Iowa Cubs now have lost seven games in a row. Rusin struck out seven and walked two. Dave Sappelt, Adrian Cardenas and James Adduci each had two hits.

* The Cubs announced that right-handed pitcher Jairo Asencio was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa.

Junior Lake hit two home runs and drove in four runs in Tennessee’s 7-5 win over Jacksonville. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up three earned runs over five innings for the win. Nelson Perez had two hits, including a home run. Lake now is batting .285. Justin Bour had three hits and one RBIs.

Daytona was swept in a doubleheader by Brevard Count. In the first game, P.J. Francescon gave up six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a 6-4 loss. Rafael Lopez homered and had two RBIs. Matt Szczur stole three bases. In the second game, Szczur had two hits and one more stolen bases in a 3-0 loss.

Joseph Zeller gave up no earned runs in Peoria’s 8-6 win over Cedar Rapids. Javier Baez had two hits and now is batting .360 in July. Zeller has not given up an earned run in his last three appearances.

Dong-Yub Kim hit his fourth homer but it wasn’t enough in Boise’s 10-8 loss to Yakima. Daniel Vogelbach had three hits, and Rock Shoulders and Gioskar Amaya each had two.

— Carrie Muskat

7/19 Minor League report

Brooks Raley threw seven shutout innings but did not get a decision in Iowa’s 2-1, 11-inning win over New Orleans. Dave Sappelt had two hits. The Iowa Cubs got some bad news Wednesday when they had to put Randy Wells on the disabled list because of a right elbow strain.

Tennessee had Wednesday off, and begins a nine-game road trip Thursday against Chattanooga. Eric Jokisch was scheduled to start.

Taylor Davis hit a solo home run but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 3-1, to Charlotte. P.J. Francescon took the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits and four walks over 5 1/3 innings.

Javier Baez extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a two-hit game but it wasn’t enough as Peoria lost, 9-8, in 10 innings to Western Michigan. Zeke DeVoss also had two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases.

Tayler Scott gave up four runs over 4 2/3 innings in Boise’s 8-4 loss to Yakima. Gioskar Amaya hit his fourth home run and Trey Martin had two hits.

Anthony Prieto threw two shutout innings and Loiger Padron threw three scoreless innings in Mesa’s 4-0 win over the Dodgers. Daniel Lockhart drove in two runs, and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.

* On Thursday, Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler was scheduled to be the designated hitter for the Mesa team, in what will be his Cubs pro debut.

— Carrie Muskat


7/18 Wells to Iowa DL

Randy Wells was placed on the Triple-A Iowa disabled list on Tuesday, retroactive to July 15. Wells has a right elbow strain. He was 3-3 with a 7.89 ERA in nine starts during three stints with Iowa this season.  Wells is 1-1 with a 8.31 ERA in three starts since returning to the Minor Leagues on July 1. In 12 games, including four starts, with the Cubs, he was 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA.
— Carrie Muskat

7/6 Minor League report

Brooks Raley gave up one earned run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 3-0 loss to Omaha on Thursday. Josh Vitters singled, and now has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games. Raley did notch his fourth quality start, striking out four.

Tennessee and Jacksonville did not play because of rain Thursday.

Kyler Burke gave up two earned runs on seven hits over five innings in Daytona’s 5-2 loss to Dunedin. John Andreoli had three hits and stole a base, his 29th.

Zach Cates threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings in Peoria’s 2-1 win over Burlington. Cates struck out five. Dustin Geiger hit his sixth homer, a solo shot. Javier Baez had a hit and a stolen base. He was named to Baseball America’s Midseason top 50 prospects list.

Bijan Rademacher hit his first home run, one of two hits, in Boise’s 7-6 win over Tri-City. Marco Hernandez had two hits and two RBIs.

Justin Berg gave up six runs on four hits and one walk in one inning in a 12-11 win over the Angels. Tim Saunders was 5-for-6, scored four runs and drove in three.

— Carrie Muskat

7/5 Minor League report

Rodrigo Lopez gave up eight runs (six earned) on 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 11-2 loss on Wednesday to Omaha. Brett Jackson drove in both Iowa runs, and was 2-for-4 (.261) with two stolen bases. Josh Vitters also got a hit and has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games.

Greg Rohan hit his first home run with Tennessee, a two-run shot, in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss to Jacksonville. Dallas Beeler gave up four runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings and took the loss. Justin Bour had two hits.

Robert Whitenack gave up five runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings in Daytona’s 5-2 loss to Dunedin. Rubi Silva, Rebel Ridling, ElieserBonne and Roni Torreyes each had two hits.

Michael Jensen gave up two runs on six hits over five innings and struck out five in Peoria’s 8-2 win over Burlington. Dustin Geiger hit two home runs and drove in three runs and Oliver Zapata hit his fourth homer of the year. Taiwan Easterling had two doubles, one RBIs and scored two runs.

Roderick Shoulders had three hits and two RBIs in Boise’s 5-3 loss to Tri-City. Chad Krist had three hits and scored two runs. Willengton Cruz took the loss, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks over four innings.

— Carrie Muskat

7/4 Minor League report

Randy Wells gave up one run on three hits and two walks over five innings in Iowa’s 3-2 win Tuesday over Nashville. Josh Vitters drove in two runs, and now has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games. Michael Bowden picked up the save, his first. He has not given up an earned run over 12 2/3 innings in his last 10 appearances.

Trey McNutt gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings in Tennessee’s 11-6 loss to Chattanooga. Michael Burgess had two hits, including a triple, and four RBIs. Logan Watkins had two hits.

Austin Kirk gave up five runs on six hits over four innings in Daytona’s 9-8 loss to Lakeland. Rubi Silva had three hits and two RBIs.

Peoria lost its seventh straight game, 4-1, to Kane County. Joseph Zeller gave up two runs on six hits over five innings.

Ian Dickson gave up three runs on three hits and two walks in one inning in Boise’s 6-4 loss to Tri-City. Jeimer Candelario had two hits and one RBI and Roderick Shoulders drove in two runs.

Izaac Garsez was 4-for-5, hitting his first home run, and driving in four runs in Mesa’s 8-7 loss to the Brewers. Daniel Lockhart had his second straight multi-hit game and drove in two runs.

— Carrie Muskat

7/3 Minor League report

Chris Rusin threw six shutout innings and recorded his eighth quality start but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 4-1. Josh Vitters had two hits, including a two-out double in the ninth.

Tennessee scored four runs in the third to beat Chattanooga, 6-4. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up four runs on four hits over five innings for the win. Greg Rohan had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs. Jae-Hoon Ha, who will play for the World team in the All-Star Futures Game, had two hits, including a double, and one RBI. Junior Lake also had two hits.

Daytona scored six runs in the sixth to post a 7-3 win over Lakeland. P.J. Francescon gave up three runs on five hits over six innings. Matt Cerda had two hits and two RBIs and Elieser Bonne was 3-for-3.

Jose Rosario gave up six runs (four earned) on 10 hits over seven innings and struck out seven in Peoria’s 6-0 loss to Kane County.

South African Tayler Scott gave up two runs, one earned, on one hit and four walks over 4 1/3 innings in Boise’s 7-5 loss to Tri-City. Gioskar Amaya had three hits and drove in two runs, and Stephen Bruno had two hits and two RBIs.

Daniel Vogelbach hit his second homer in as many games and drove in two runs in Mesa’s 5-4 loss to the Rangers. Vogelbach was hitting .462 and finished with two RBIs. Hunter Ackerman started and gave up two hits over three innings. Trevor Gretzky had two hits and scored a run.

— Carrie Muskat

7/2 Minor League report

Brett Jackson had two hits, a double and triple, plus two RBIs and one stolen base in Iowa’s 13-12 loss to Nashville. It was his third straight multi-hit game. Dave Sappelt hit his fourth homer and Josh Vitters had three hits, including two doubles. Adrian Cardenas and Blake Lalli each had three hits as well.

Nick Struck gave up two runs on five hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 3-0 loss to Chattanooga. Justin Bour had three hits, including two doubles, and Jae-Hoon Ha hit a double.

Matt Loosen gave up four runs on six hits over six innings in Daytona’s 5-3 loss to Lakeland. Rebel Ridling had two hits, both doubles, and one RBIs.

Starling Peralta gave up three runs on four hits over eight innings in Peoria’s 7-2 loss to Kane County. Taiwan Easterling had three hits and Dustin Geiger had two hits.

Dong-Yub Kim hit a solo homer in Boise’s 2-1 loss to Tri-City. He also hit a double in the game. Jeimer Candelario had two hits, and has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games.

Daniel Vogelbach had four hits, including his first pro home run, in Mesa’s 9-7 win over the Athletics. Vogelbach also tripled and drove in three runs. Carlos Escobar and Izaac Garsez each had two hits.

— Carrie Muskat

6/29 Dempster making progress

Ryan Dempster played catch Friday, and could throw off the mound Saturday or Sunday, but he will not be ready until sometime after the All-Star break. Dempster, on the disabled list since June 16 with a sore right lat, said Friday he’s making progress.

“It won’t take me long once I get going,” Dempster said. “I haven’t said, ‘This date’ because if I feel good, it could be sooner than that. I’m completely pain free. I just don’t know how I’m going to feel throwing.”

Randy Wells subbed for Dempster for two starts but he was designated for assignment on Wednesday. The Cubs need another starter Tuesday against the Braves and manager Dale Sveum said the options include Casey Coleman, who was currently in the bullpen, and Chris Volstad, who was pitching for Triple-A Iowa. Volstad was sent to Iowa after opening the season 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA in eight starts with the Cubs. In eight starts at Iowa, Volstad was 2-3 with a 4.44 ERA, giving up 25 earned runs on 59 hits and 12 walks while striking out 41 over 50 2/3 innings.

— Carrie Muskat