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11/5 AFL update – Thursday's game

Andrew Cashner threw four scoreless innings in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 8-1 win over the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League play Thursday. Cashner, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2008, did not walk a batter and struck out four. Starlin Castro, who began the day leading the AFL in batting, and Michael Brenly each had two hits for Mesa.

Three Cubs pitching prospects all appeared in the game. James Russell, John Gaub and Blake Parker each threw one inning in relief. The Solar Sox play Friday at Surprise.

– Carrie Muskat

11/2 AFL update

Starlin Castro hit a two-run single in the fifth inning to help the Mesa Solar Sox beat the Peoria Saguaros, 7-2, on Monday in Arizona Fall League action. Castro is batting .423 in the AFL. Josh Vitters hit a triple for Mesa, and John Gaub struck out two in one inning of relief.

Catcher Michael Brenly, son of Cubs television analyst Bob Brenly, has joined the Solar Sox and was inserted as a defensive replacement in the ninth. The younger Brenly batted .265 this season at Class A Peoria.

– Carrie Muskat

10/30 AFL & winter ball update

John Gaub blew a save, serving up two runs on two hits in one inning of relief as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 3-2 to the Peoria Javelinas on Thursday in Arizona Fall League action. Gaub entered the game with a 2-1 lead. Starlin Castro started at second base, and went 1-for-3, and third baseman Josh Vitters was 1-for-4. The Solar Sox play at Scottsdale Friday night.

In Mexico, Brad Snyder had two hits, including a two-run homer and a double, and drove in three runs to power Mexicali to a 6-4 win over Culiacan. Brian Schlitter picked up his fourth save.

– Carrie Muskat

10/27 AFL update

Starlin Castro had two hits and Josh Vitters had a double in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 9-5 loss to Phoenix on Monday. Rays prospect Nevin Ashley hit a grand slam in the ninth to give Phoenix the win. Cubs pitching prospect John Gaub threw a scoreless eighth in relief.

– Carrie Muskat

10/23 AFL update

Andrew Cashner, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2008, gave up one run on three hits in 3 2/3 innings Thursday to take the loss in the Mesa Solar Sox’s loss to Scottsdale. Cashner struck out one, and now is 0-2 in Arizona Fall League play.

Reliever John Gaub, whom the Cubs acquired in the Mark DeRosa deal, was hit hard, giving up four runs on four hits over one inning.

Starlin Castro was the DH Thursday, and went 1-for-4 with a double. He’s batting .481 in the AFL. On Friday, Mesa plays at Peoria, AZ, against the Saguaros.

– Carrie Muskat

10/18 AFL update

Cubs prospect Welington Castillo hit a two-run homer in a five-run seventh inning to spark the Mesa Solar Sox to a 6-4 win Saturday night over the Peoria Saguaros in Arizona Fall League play. John Gaub, whom the Cubs acquired in the Mark DeRosa trade with Cleveland, picked up the win in relief, and Blake Parker, who had 22 saves at Triple-A Iowa, notched a save.

The Solar Sox have Sunday off and resume play Monday, playing host to the Peoria Javelinas at HoHoKam Park.

– Carrie Muskat

10/14 AFL update & notes

John Gaub, the left-handed pitcher whom the Cubs acquired in the Mark DeRosa deal with Cleveland, made his Arizona Fall League debut Wednesday. Gaub gave up one run on three hits over one inning and struck out two. He hit 96 mph on one fastball, and was consistently in the 92-93 mph range.

James Russell took the loss in relief in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 4-2 loss to Phoenix at HoHoKam Park. Russell, another Cubs prospect, gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits over two innings. Blake Parker, who had 22 saves at Triple-A Iowa, also pitched one inning in relief, and struck out two.

Josh Vitters had three hits, including a double, and Starlin Castro had a double in the game.

* The Cubs have yet to begin interviews for the hitting coach vacancy on the big league team. One name that will likely be considered is Rudy Jaramillo, whom the Texas Rangers said will not return. Jaramillo is still under contract through Oct. 31.

* Cubs pitcher Angel Guzman has started rehabbing at the team’s Mesa facility. He was shutdown before the regular season ended because of soreness in his right side and tricep.

* Thomas Diamond, whom the Cubs claimed on waivers from Texas, will start the final Instructional League game Saturday in Mesa, then join the Mexicali team and get more innings in there. Diamond hopes to be starting again in 2010.

* The Cubs will send eight players to their academy in the Dominican Republic for four weeks. The group includes Rebel Ridling, Ryan Flaherty, DJ LeMahieu, Logan Watkins, Brett Jackson, Matt Cerda, Sergio Burruel, and Kyler Burke.

“It’s a reward and a ‘keep going’ kind of thing,” Cubs Minor League hitting coordinator Dave Keller said of the trip. “We want them to work on stuff but also enjoy themselves.”

* Jeff Samardzija will make four to five starts for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League. He made his first last Friday, going four innings. Samardzija is working on developing a curve ball to go along with his changeup.

– Carrie Muskat

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