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Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler were named to the World Team for the 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, to be played July 14 at Citi Field. The game features the top Minor League prospects, and will begin at 2:00 p.m. 1 p.m. CT and can be viewed live on ESPN2, ESPN2 HD and MLB.com.
For the first time, fans will determine the final player on both the U.S. and World Team rosters by casting their votes in the All-Star Sunday Futures Finalists (#FuturesFinalists) ballot, available exclusively on MLB.com/futuresfinalists and the Club sites. Fans may begin voting immediately and cast their ballots until Sunday at 10:59 p.m. CT.
Cubs top prospect Javier Baez is among the candidates for the final spot on the World Team. You can vote for the shortstop, who is playing for Class A Daytona. #VoteBaez
In addition to voting on the web, fans also may use their mobile phones to cast votes via text message. To receive the All-Star Sunday Futures Finalists ballot, text the word “VOTE” to 89269. Individual player votes may be cast directly via text by sending a player’s code to 89269. For example, Text “w1” to vote for Baez. All votes are final.
* Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, eligible to come off the disabled list Friday after being sidelined with a sore left shin, was still experiencing some discomfort and not expected to return to the Class A Daytona lineup for a few more days.
“He was sore there and that’s why he didn’t play in the [Florida State League] All-Star Game, and we thought it would be best to rest him for a few days, and hopefully, it’ll be another day or two,” said Jason McLeod, vice president, scouting and player development for the Cubs.
Soler, ranked No. 3 among the Cubs’ top 20 prospects, was batting .281 with eight home runs, 13 doubles and one triple in 55 games with Daytona.
Some other updates:
* Josh Vitters, who was rehabbing in Mesa, Ariz., at the Cubs’ complex, apparently had a setback and there’s no timetable for the third baseman’s return, McLeod said. Vitters, 23, on Triple-A Iowa’s disabled list, was batting .270 in 19 games.
“He’s battling some nicks and bruises,” McLeod said of Vitters, the Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick in 2007. “It’s been a tough year for him. He’s a kid who, because of where he was picked in the Draft, you tend to think this guy is 25 years old or something, but he’s still fairly young. Hopefully, he can salvage the second half and get out on the field.”
* Speaking of the Draft, McLeod said most of the college kids will go to Class A Boise, rather than play in the Arizona Rookie League, which gets underway Friday.
* Pierce Johnson, a first-round pick in the 2012 Draft, was recently promoted from Class A Kane County to Daytona, but McLeod said they’ll give the right-hander a little break.
“He certainly earned [the promotion],” McLeod said of Johnson. “He’s at about 70 innings right now, and looking at what we have planned for him for the year, we thought it would be a good challenge for him. We’ll use the All-Star break and where we’re slotting him to give him a little breather. He probably won’t start another five, six days, which will give him, in essence, a skipped start.”
Johnson was 5-5 with a 3.10 ERA in 13 starts for Kane County, striking out 74 over 69 2/3 innings.
* McLeod also said Cuban pitcher Gerardo Concepcion is not likely to pitch this summer because of back problems. The target date, McLeod said, was instructional league in the fall.
– Carrie Muskat
Cubs top prospect Jorge Soler was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a sore left shin. Soler, who is on the Class A Daytona roster, did not start Monday or Tuesday, but was able to walk around. He was batting .281 with eight home runs, 13 doubles, one triple and 35 RBIs in 55 games.
* Tennessee defeated Mississippi, 2-1, to finish the first half of the season, 34-35. Smokies starter Eric Jokisch kept Mississippi off the scoreboard until the fifth when he gave up a RBI single to Phil Gosselin. Jokisch (5-6) worked in and out of trouble all night, but only surrendered the one run over six innings. He gave up three hits, walked three and struck out three on 86 pitches (53 strikes).
* Daytona’s Javy Baez was named Florida State League Player of the Week for the second time this season. The honor came after Baez’s four homer game.
* Daytona’s Jorge Soler did not play Monday. He has some tightness in his calf, and was held out as a precautionary measure.
Chris Rusin threw seven shutout innings and Brian Bogusevic hit two home runs to help Iowa beat Oklahoma City, 5-1. Rusin struck out three and gave up five hits. Bogusevic drove in four runs. Junior Lake was 2-for-4 and stole a base.
Tennessee had Wednesday off, and will face Mississippi on Thursday. Alberto Cabrera was scheduled to start.
Chadd Krist hit his first home run in Daytona’s 6-3 loss to Fort Myers in the first game of a doubleheader. Ben Wells took the loss, giving up three earned runs over 3 2/3 innings. Jorge Soler had two hits, including a double. In the second game, Zeke DeVoss hit his third homer but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 5-4. Matt Loosen took the loss, giving up two runs over four innings.
On Wednesday, Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger were selected to participate in the Home Run Derby for the Florida State League All-Star Game.
Kane County’s game vs. Burlington was canceled because of rain. On Thursday, Tayler Scott gets the start against Burlington.
Boise opens its season Friday at Eugene.
Chris Rusin gave up five runs over seven innings in Iowa’s 5-3 loss to New Orleans. Dave Sappelt had two hits. Michael Bowden struck out three, gave up one hit and walked a batter in 1 2/3 innings.
Tennessee vs. Jackson was postponed Sunday because of the weather.
Austin Kirk struck out seven over six shutout innings in Daytona’s 5-0 rain-shortened win over Brevard County. The game was called after seven innings because of the weather. Javier Baez had two hits and one RBIs and Jorge Soler drove in two runs. Soler has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.
Dan Vogelbach hit his eighth home run in Kane County’s 3-2, 10-inning win over Cedar Rapids. Albert Almora had three hits, including a double. Jeimer Candelario had three hits.
Brett Jackson had four hits, including his fourth home run, and drove in two in Iowa’s 10-5, 13-inning loss to New Orleans. Nick Struck started but did not get a decision, giving up five runs over five innings. Brad Nelson had two hits. Steve Clevenger started his rehab assignment and hit a double and drove in three runs.
Kyle Hendricks, named the Cubs’ Minor League pitcher of the month for May, kicked off June with seven shutout innings in Tennessee’s 2-0 win over Jackson in the first game of a doubleheader. Hendricks struck out seven. It was his fifth straight quality start, and he’s now 6-2 with a 2.20 ERA. In the second game, Christian Villanueva hit his fifth home run in a 7-1 win. Ronald Torreyes had three hits and two RBIs.
Javier Baez hit a double and Jorge Soler drove in a run but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 5-3, to Bradenton. Yaniel Cabezas had two hits, both doubles, and one RBIs.
Dillon Maples threw five shutout innings, striking out seven, in Kane County’s 10-4 loss to Cedar Rapids. Reggie Golden had two hits, including his first home run, and Rock Shoulders and Gioskar Amaya each had two hits. Albert Almora also had a hit and has hit safely in nine of his first 11 games. He’s batting .455.
Brett Jackson hit his third home run in Iowa’s 7-6, 13-inning loss to New Orleans. Dave Sappelt had three hits and Ian Stewart hit a double and finished with two RBIs. Guillermo Moscoso struck out 10 over 5 2/3 innings.
Christian Villanueva and Arismendy Alcantara each homered in Tennessee’s 9-3 loss to Birmingham. Matt Loosen took the loss, giving up four earned runs on six hits and four walks over 5 1/3 innings.
Javier Baez went 5-for-6 with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs in Daytona’s 14-5 win over Brevard County. Baez scored three runs and was batting .277 for the season. Jorge Soler also homered, his eighth, and was batting .295. P.J. Francescon picked up the win, giving up one run on five hits over six innings. Dustin Geiger had his third multi-hit game in the last 10 games and drove in a run. He leads the league with 47 RBIs.
Tayler Scott gave up seven runs on seven hits over four innings in Kane County’s 15-2 loss to Cedar Rapids. Albert Almora notched his fifth multi-hit game out of nine. Jeimer Candelario had two hits.
Barret Loux struck out six and gave up one run on three hits over six innings as Iowa beat Oklahoma City, 2-1, in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Edwin Maysonet had two hits, including his fourth home run. Blake Parker converted his seventh save. In the second game, Logan Watkins and Donnie Murphy each homered in a 4-3 win to complete the sweep. Zach Putnam converted his fourth save.
Eric Jokisch struck out six and gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 win over Huntsville. Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva each had two hits and one RBIs.
Jorge Soler hit his seventh home run but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 5-3, to Lakeland. P.J. Francescon took the loss, giving up four runs over six innings. Zeke DeVoss had three hits.
Gioskar Amaya hit his first home run but Kane County lost, 6-5, to Beloit. Tayler Scott gave up four runs over 5 2/3 innings. Albert Almora had two hits, and now is batting .538 over six games.
Brian Bogusevic hit a game-tying solo home run in the seventh and Donnie Murphy hit a walkoff RBI single to lift Iowa to a 2-1 victory in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday over Las Vegas. In the second game, Barret Loux did not give up a hit over five innings, retiring 12 in a row. Bogusevic delivered a game-winning home run in the sixth to give Iowa a 6-5 victory and complete the sweep.
Chattanooga scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the 11th to beat Tennessee, 5-4. Rubi Silva had two RBIs.
Jorge Soler was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Daytona’s 7-2, 10 inning win over Jupiter. Ben Carhart had three hits, and Javier Baez, Chad Noble and Chadd Krist each had two hits.
Ian Stewart had two hits and scored a run in Iowa’s 4-2 loss to Tucson on Saturday. Chris Rusin took the loss, giving up three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. On Friday, Logan Watkins hit his third hom erun and Brett Jackson was 4-for-5 in Iowa’s 9-8 loss to Tucson. Josh Vitters had two hits.
Dallas Beeler gave up two earned runs over six innings in Tennessee’s 7-5 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. Arismendy Alcantara hit his fifth home run. On Friday, Kyle Hendricks gave up three runs over seven innings in Tennessee’s 4-3 win over Chattanooga. Matt Szczur had two hits and Christian Villanueva had three hits, including two doubles, and one RBIs. It was Hendricks’ fifth quality start.
Zach Cates gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings and Ben Carhart hit his first home run in Daytona’s 6-5 victory over Lakeland. On Friday, Jorge Soler and Dustin Geiger were a combined 8-for-8 and Yeiper Castillo gave up one run over seven innings in Daytona’s 5-1 victory over Lakeland in the first game of a doubleheader. Soler hit his sixth home run and posted his first four-hit game of the season. Geiger hit three doubles among his four hits and had four RBIs.
In the second game, Daytona won, 7-4, for the sweep. Soler was 3-for-6 with a double, and batting .297 for the season. Geiger went 3-for-4 with a double and RBIs. Javier Baez was 2-for-5 with a triple and scored three runs.
Pierce Johnson threw six shutout innings and struck out nine in Kane County’s 4-0 win over Cedar Rapids. Rock Shoulders and Oliver Zapata both homered, with Zapata finishing with three hits. On Friday, Dillon Maples gave up two runs over five hits in Kane County’s 4-3, 12-inning loss to Cedar Rapids.