Results tagged ‘ Mike Parisi ’

10/11 News from Mesa, AZ

There will be four new covered batting cages next to the existing cages at the Cubs’ facility at Fitch Park by Spring Training. I’m told they will be completed by Dec. 15. Crews were working on the site while the Cubs Instructional League is underway.

* Mike Parisi, whose season ended in early May because of a bone chip in his right elbow, was throwing off the mound on Monday at Fitch Park. The right-handed pitcher is hoping he can be back in the Cubs’ camp this spring to compete for a job.

* Bobby Dernier, who joined the Cubs as the first base coach when Mike Quade was named manager, was back at Fitch Park Monday to work with players on base running during the Instructional League.

— Carrie Muskat

5/11 Minor matters

The Peoria Chiefs and Kane County Cougars will get a taste of the big leagues on July 7 when they play at Wrigley Field in a Minor League game. It’s the third annual Road to Wrigley game. On July 29, 2008, the Chiefs and Cougars met in the first such game, which drew 32,103 fans.

* The Iowa Cubs game against Oklahoma City Monday was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up July 20.

* Mike Parisi gave up one run on three hits over 2 2/3 innings in Tenessee’s 8-3, 10-inning loss to Carolina. Robinson Chirinos and Blake Lalli each had two hits.

* Brooks Raley threw five scoreless innings to help Daytona beat Bradenton, 2-1, in 10 innings. Ryan Flaherty had three hits and two RBIs and Brett Jackson had two hits and stole his sixth base of the year.

* Peoria’s game against Clinton was rained out and was to be made up Tuesday.

— Carrie Muskat

5/10 Minor matters & Maddux

The Peoria Chiefs will retire Greg Maddux’s No. 31 in pre-game ceremonies on June 11. Maddux pitched for the Peoria team in 1985. Maddux is currently an assistant to Cubs GM Jim Hendry.

* Mitch Atkins, making a spot start for the Iowa Cubs, gave up one run on three hits over five innings in a 6-1 win over Oklahoma City. Marquez Smith homered and Chad Tracy had four hits, including a double. Darwin Barney had three hits — all part of a 16-hit attack.

Atkins was subbing for Mike Parisi, who has been assigned to Double-A Tennessee.

“He was throwing the ball OK but he’s still not as sharp as he should be,” Cubs player development director Oneri Fleita said of Parisi.

* Su-Min Jung gave up six runs on seven hits over four innings in Peoria’s 15-6 loss to Kane County. Greg Rohan extended his hitting streak to eight games with a hit.

* Tennessee and Daytona had the day off.

— Carrie Muskat

5/5 Minor matters

Greg Rohan picked up his 20th RBIs of the season in Peoria’s 6-4 win over Cedar Rapids. The Chiefs now are 13-1 at home. Su-Min Jung gave up two runs, both unearned, on three hits over five innings to improve to 4-0 with an 0.78 ERA.

Mike Parisi gave up two runs on four hits over three innings in Iowa’s 3-0 loss to New Orleans on Tuesday. Darwin Barney notched his ninth multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a triple.

Brooks Raley gave up seven runs, six earned, on eight hits over three innings in Daytona’s 7-3 loss to Lakeland. Jose Vitters extended his hitting streak to six games.

Double-A Tennessee had the day off.

— Carrie Muskat


4/18 Minor matters

Mike Parisi gave up seven runs, five earned, on seven hits over four innings in Triple-A Iowa’s 7-1 loss to Nashville on Saturday. … Hung-Wen Chen gave up one run on six hits over seven innings to help Tennessee beat Chattanooga, 8-6. … Robinson Chirinos hit his third home run and drove in three. Daytona collected 13 hits to beat Tampa, 9-0. Starter Brooks Raley struck out seven over 4 2/3 shutout innings. Josh Vitters had three hits, including two doubles. … Logan Watkins had three hits to help Peoria beat Burlington, 7-6, in the Chiefs’ home opener. Su-Min Jung gave up five runs, none earned, on three hits over five innings.

— Carrie Muskat

3/28 Parisi decides Cubs best fit

Mike Parisi was a free agent for 24 hours, and decided he wanted to stay with the Cubs. The Cubs acquired the right-hander in the Rule 5 Draft last December but didn’t have a spot for him on the 25-man roster. It gets a little technical, but he was placed on waivers, and cleared. Then, he was outrighted. The Cardinals had the chance to accept Parisi back but he would’ve been assigned to their Triple-A Memphis team. Parisi said no. Because it was the second time he was outrighted, he became a free agent and chose the Cubs.

This was not a typical situation for Rule 5 players, but most have never been on a team’s 40-man roster before. Parisi had with St. Louis.

“I feel like if I work hard here and put up some good numbers and a spot comes up, I feel hopefully I have a shot here,” Parisi said Sunday. “That seems the right move for me right now. Being a free agent, for the first time ever being a free agent, I had to learn the rules. If I pitch well here, I can pitch well in Triple-A. I’ve been [with the Cardinals] for a couple years so I know what to expect. I hope I go down there and pitch well and get my shot here.”

One of the reasons Parisi wanted to stay was his relationship with Minor League pitching coordinator Mark Riggins, who was in the St. Louis organization when Parisi was drafted. He will go to Triple-A Iowa, where he’ll be a starter. He’s also learning from the Cubs veterans.

“Just look at the amount of work they put in and the amount of fun they have doing it,” Parisi said. “That’s another reason I wanted to stay. I feel real comfortable here. I’ve only been here a month or so but I feel comfortable. It’s a fun atmosphere. That definitely goes into the equation. I love to play baseball and I love to have fun playing baseball.

“I feel if I pitch well here, I will have an opportunity so that’s where we are,” he said.

— Carrie Muskat