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10/18 AFL update

Josh Vitters went 0-for-4 in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 4-2 loss Monday to the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League action. Vitters was the designated hitter in the game, played at HoHoKam Stadium. On Tuesday, Mesa travels to Peoria to face the Javelinas and Cubs prospect Jake Muyco is scheduled to make his second AFL start. Outfielder Brett Jackson, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in the 2009 Draft, was to join the Solar Sox this week and could play in two to three days. He was with Team USA in the Pan Am qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico and limited to three games because of a sore heel.

— Carrie Muskat

10/13 AFL update

Mesa Solar Sox manager Casey Kopitzke, who managed the Cubs’ Class A Peoria team, posted an 8-3 win on Tuesday over the Phoenix Desert Dogs and manager Don Mattingly in the Arizona Fall League opener. The Solar Sox, who have seven Cubs prospects on the roster, will face the Desert Dogs again Wednesday night at HoHoKam Park in Mesa (6:35 p.m. Arizona time).

The Cubs pitchers slated to go include Jake Muyco, a converted catcher; plus David Cales, Chris Carpenter and Kyle Smit, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly-Ryan Theriot-Blake DeWitt deal. Also, third baseman Josh Vitters, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2007, may play. He missed most of the 2010 season because of a broken hand.

— Carrie Muskat

10/12 Arizona Fall League

The Mesa Solar Sox opened the Arizona Fall League season on Tuesday against the Phoenix Desert Dogs. None of the Cubs’ prospects were in the Sox’s starting lineup but on Wednesday night at HoHoKam Park, expect to see pitchers Jake Muyco, Chris Carpenter, Kyle Smith and David Cales all get some innings. Third baseman Josh Vitters, who missed most of the season because of a broken hand, also was expected to be in the lineup. Former Cubs catcher Casey Kopitzke is the Solar Sox manager.

— Carrie Muskat