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Double-A Tennessee outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha has been transferred from the Smokies to Triple-A Iowa. In 117 games with Tennessee this season, the 23-year-old posted a .226 average (98-434), adding five homers and 49 RBI, the latter ranking second on the team overall this year.
In a corresponding move, outfielder Rubi Silva has been activated from the disabled list. Prior to being placed on the DL on June 29, Silva, 24, was batting .256 with six homers and 38 RBI in 74 games.
In addition, right-handed reliever P.J. Francescon has been placed on the DL, retroactive to Aug. 24. In 43 appearances for Tennessee during the 2014 campaign, Francescon has compiled an 11-6 record and 3.52 ERA (27 ER in 69 IP).
In a corresponding move, catcher Luis Flores has been activated from the DL. He was batting .273 (27-for-99), hitting three homers and driving in 13 runs in 31 games.
Third baseman Ian Stewart was reinstated from the suspended list, and rejoined the Cubs’ Triple-A Iowa on Saturday. The Minor League team also placed outfielder Brett Jackson on the disabled list with a right calf strain, and outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha was promoted from Double-A Tennessee.
On Friday, the Cubs traded infielder Brent Lillibridge to the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash considerations, and on Saturday, left-handed reliever Hisanori Takahashi was dealt to the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Both began the season with the Major League team.
Stewart was suspended 10 games for violating the loyalty clause in his contract after he made disparaging comments about the Cubs and manager Dale Sveum on Twitter. He last played June 11 at Oklahoma City, and was batting .168 (19-for-113) with six doubles, five home runs, and 20 RBIs in 40 games before he was suspended.
Jackson was batting .223 with seven doubles, three homers, and 23 RBIs in 61 games. He had an earlier stint on the DL with turf toe.
Ha joins Iowa after batting .284 with one homer, 14 RBIs, and eight stolen bases in 28 games with the Smokies.
The Cubs also announced that catcher Steve Clevenger, whose Minor League rehab assignment was to end Saturday, was experiencing some tightness in his oblique area. Clevenger will rest, and then be re-evaluated by the Cubs’ medical staff. In 15 games, he batted .327 with five doubles, three home runs, and 11 RBIs.
— Carrie Muskat
The Iowa Cubs scored seven runs in the fifth to overcome a 7-1 deficit and beat Tucson, 12-7, on Tuesday. Nate Samson had three hits and Greg Rohan had two hits and two RBIs. Marcus Hatley picked up the win in relief.
Jae-Hoon Ha hit his fifth home run in Tennessee’s 8-2 win over Birmingham. Logan Watkins had two hits and one RBIs. Junior Lake had two hits and two RBIs. Trey McNutt picked up the win in relief.
Daytona’s game at Lakeland was postponed because of unplayable field conditions. The two teams were to play a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Peoria had Tuesday off, and will play Burlington on Wednesday.
Tayler Scott threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 5-0 win over Salem-Keizer. Xavier Batista hit his fourth home run and Jeimer Candelario drove in two runs.
— Carrie Muskat
Frankie De La Cruz gave up three runs on five hits over five innings in Iowa’s 3-1 loss to Round Rock on Tuesday. Josh Vitters did extend his hitting streak to a season-high nine games with a single in the first.
Michael Burgess hit two home runs, and Michael Brenly and Jae-Hoon Ha hit one apiece in Tennessee’s 11-6 win over Birmingham. Nicholas Struck got the win, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks over six innings. Burgess reached base four times, going 3-for-3 and drawing a walk. Brenly had three hits and two RBIs. Ha, who will play in the All-Star Futures Game, had two hits and three RBIs.
P.J. Francescon gave up two runs on seven hits over six innings in Daytona’s 4-3 loss to St. Lucie. Rebel Ridling and John Andreoli each had two hits.
Starling Peralta gave up two runs on eight hits over seven innings in Peoria’s 7-2 over Clinton. Dustin Geiger and Paul Hoilman each had two hits.
James Pugliese gave up two runs on three hits over 4 2/3 innings in Boise’s 3-1 loss to Spokane. Roderick Shoulders drove in the Hawks only run.
Bijan Rademacher homered in Mesa’s 9-4 loss to the Dodgers.
— Carrie Muskat
Tennessee was unable to overcome a five-run deficit and lost 6-4 to Mobile Sunday in the Southern League Championship Series. With the win, the Bay Bears took the best of five series, 3-1. Tennessee ended the season 83-57. The Smokies’ Jae-Hoon Ha hit a solo homer in the first but the Bay Bears answered quickly as Josh Ford hit a two-run homer in the second. Mobile starter and Diamondbacks’ first-round pick Trevor Bauer gave up three hits over five innings.
Matt Davidson homered off Marcus Hatley to lead off the Mobile sixth, then Marc Krauss walked and Taylor Harbin singled to put two on. Ford singled to right, and an error by Jim Adduci enabled both runs to score. Jacob Elmore capped off the scoring with a sac fly to make it 6-1. Nelson Perez added a pinch-hit RBI single in the Smokies’ seventh and Ha hit a two-run double to close to 6-4.
— Carrie Muskat
Micah Hoffpauir, Bobby Scales and Marquez Smith each homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 8-5 to Fresno on Sunday. Mitch Atkins took the loss, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.
Chris Archer gave up four runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 9-6 win over Chattanooga. Archer did not get a decision. Tony Campana had three hits and Blake Parker picked up the save.
Dae-Eun Rhee gave up five runs on 10 hits over four innings in Daytona’s 5-2 loss to Tampa in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Chris Siegfried gave up one run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings in a 1-0 loss.
Jae-Hoon Ha hit for the cycle to help Peoria beat Kane County, 8-4. Ha was 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Justin Bour had three hits.
Cam Greathouse, the Cubs’ eighth-round pick in the June Draft, gave up one run on three hits over four innings in Boise’s 8-4 win over Everett. Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and an RBI.
— Carrie Muskat
Back after a break in the action …
* Jae-Hoon Ha hit for the cycle to help Peoria bet Kane County, 8-4, on Sunday. It was the first cycle by a Chiefs player in 11 seasons. Ha singled in the second, homered in the fourth, and drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the fifth. He hit a RBI triple in the eighth to tie the game at 4. With two outs and a runner on in the ninth, Ha doubled to right to complete the cycle. The last cycle by a Chiefs player was May 23, 1999, when Troy McNaughton did so.
On Saturday, Peoria snapped its four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over Kane County.
* On Friday, Micah Hoffpauir rejoined Iowa and picked up where he left off. He collected two hits for the I-Cubs in a 5-0 win over Fresno, which extended his hitting streak to 19 games. Austin Bibens-Dirkx threw seven shutout innings for the win. On Saturday, Hoffpauir made it 20 straight games, hitting his 21st home run in Iowa’s 13-12 win over Fresno. He finished with three RBIs in the game. Jim Adduci and Robinson Chirinos also homered for Iowa.
* Matt Spencer hit a three-run homer to help Tennessee beat Chattanooga, 8-4, on Friday. Russ Canzler hit his 18th homer to lift the Smokies to a 3-2 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. Craig Muschko picked up the win and now is 8-3.
* Rain postponed Friday’s Daytona game. On Saturday, the Daytona Cubs split a doubleheader against Dunedin, winning the first game 2-1 and losing the second, 4-3. DJ LeMahieu went 3-6 in the two games with two doubles and an RBIs. He has a 16-game hitting streak and is batting .446 in that stretch.
* On Saturday, Arismendy Alcantara had four hits, including his third home run, and two RBIs in Boise’s 7-6 win over Everett.
— Carrie Muskat
Belated report from Friday’s games:
Sam Fuld had three hits, including his third home run, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 6-3 to New Orleans in the first game of a doubleheader. Hung-Wen Chen took the loss, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits over four innings. In the second game, Austin Bibens-Dirkx picked up the win in his first Triple-A start as Iowa topped New Orleans, 6-1. Bibens-Dirkx gave up one run on four hits over five innings and struck out four. He also hit a double and drove in a run. Ty Wright had three hits, including two doubles, and was batting .310 in 10 games with the Iowa Cubs.
Josh Vitters and Robinson Chirinos both homered but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 7-6 to Jacksonville. Vitters had two RBIs, Chirinos three. Also, lefty Luke Sommer was added to the North Division for the Southern League All-Star Game to be played Monday. He replaces teammate David Cales, who was promoted to Iowa.
Rebel Ridling hit two home runs in Daytona’s 7-6 win over Tampa. Ridling drove in four runs, including a pair on a game-winning homer in the ninth. Kyler Burke has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games.
Nick Struck gave up one run on four hits over six innings in Peoria’s 4-3 loss to Kane County. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits.
Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and five RBIs in Boise’s 9-6 win over Eugene. John Mincone struck out three over 4 2/3 innings, and gave up five runs, but all were unearned and all came in the fifth inning.
Dustin Harrington was a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5, in Mesa’s 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Giants. Harrington had four RBIs. He hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh and was 5-for-13 in his last three games.
— Carrie Muskat
Casey Coleman gave up one run on four hits over seven innings and struck out six in Iowa’s 4-1 win over New Orleans. Darwin Barney and Jim Adduci each had two hits.
Rafel Dolis dropped to 0-2 after giving up five runs (three earned) on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 5-0 loss to Jacksonville. The Smokies now have lost four straight and have not scored in their last 35 innings. Brett Jackson did have two hits.
Alberto Cabrera gave up four runs (one earned) on three hits over six innings in Daytona’s 7-5 win over Tampa. Junior Lake and Kyler Burke each homered and DJ LeMahieu was 4-for-4.
Greg Rohan had two hits and two RBIs but it wasn’t enough as Peoria lost 8-7 to Kane County. Su-Min Jung gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits over five innings. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits.
Jesus Morelli was 3-for-3 in Boise’s 5-4 win over Eugene. Vismeldy Bieneme had three hits and one RBIs in Mesa’s 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Dodgers.
— Carrie Muskat
J.R. Mathes has matched the Iowa Cubs’ franchise record for career wins, picking up No. 38 on Wednesday in a 9-1 victory over Albuquerque. “Obviously, it wasn’t my goal when I first got here,” Mathes told reporters after the game.
Said Iowa pitching coach Mike Mason: “He’s a guy that won’t ‘wow’ anybody with a 98 mile an hour fastball but he … does everything a pitcher needs to do.”
Mathes has yet to get that call to the show.
“He just needs that first break,” Mason said. “Once he gets there, he’ll be appreciated.”
Mathes gave up one run on six hits over seven innings while striking out two. The lefty also had two hits. Bryan LaHair had four hits, including his ninth home run, and drove in two. It was his 10th multi-RBI game of the year. Darwin Barney had two hits, including his second homer, and four RBIs. Jim Adduci had three hits and two RBIs.
* Chris Archer did not give up an earned run over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 2-0 loss to Jacksonville. Brett Jackson had one of the Smokies’ three hits, and has hit safely in eight of the 11 games he’s played in since being promoted.
* Dae-Eun Rhee gave up four runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 5-1 loss to Tampa. David Macias had two hits. David Patton pitched two innings in relief, giving up one run on four hits.
* The Peoria Chiefs won the third “Road to Wrigley,” beating Kane County, 5-2, at Wrigley Field. Robert Whitenack gave up one run on four hits over five innings for the win. Jae-Hoon Ha hit a two-out, three-run homer in the fourth.
* Xavier Batista hit his first home run in Mesa’s 8-2 win over the Brewers. Ryan Cuneo had two RBI and Casey Lambert picked up the win in relief.
— Carrie Muskat