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5/25 Minor matters

Josh Vitters hit a solo home run and Nick Struck gave up three runs over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-4 win over Oklahoma City. J.C. Boscan drove in two runs. Zach Putnam picked up his third save.

Rubi Silva hit his eighth home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 6-2, to Huntsville. Yeiper Castillo struck out seven over six innings in his Smokies debut.

Ben Wells gave up one earned run over five innings in Daytona’s 7-3 loss to Lakeland. John Andreoli had his third straight three-hit game, and Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to five games and stole a base. Soler is batting .333 during his streak, and .301 overall. Javier Baez had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

Pierce Johnson gave up one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in Kane County’s 8-1 win over Peoria. Alberto Almora got a hit and walked twice. David Bote drove in two runs.

5/19 Friday & Saturday Minor League games

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.

6/20 Cubs sign more Draft picks

The Cubs’ have officially signed right-handed pitcher Pierce Johnson, who was the team’s second-round pick in the First-Year Player Draft, for the recommended slot of $1.196 million. The team announced the signing on Wednesday. Johnson of Arvada, Colo., got a head start on the signing, announcing it on June 11 on Twitter: “Just signed with the Chicago Cubs! Thanks to God, family, teammates, coaches, and friends. If it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t be here!” He was the 43rd overall pick in the Draft, selected in the supplemental round as compensation for the departure of free agent Aramis Ramirez. Johnson was selected out of high school by the Rays in the 15th round of the 2009 Draft, but opted to go to college and attended Missouri State. Johnson, 21, had a 2.53 ERA in 14 starts for Missouri State, recording a single-season school record 119 strikeouts to lead the Missouri Valley Conference. He helped lead the Bears to their first NCAA Regional appearance in nine years.

The Cubs also have signed four more pitchers and an outfielder who were selected in the Draft. The list includes left-hander Anthony Prieto (fifth round) for $200,000; right-hander Chad Martin (10th round) for $10,000; outfielder Bijan Rademacher (13th); right-hander Michael Hamann (16th) signed for $100,000; and right-hander Eduardo Orozco (22nd) signed for $1,000. The Cubs now have signed 21 of the players selected in the Draft.

— Carrie Muskat

6/12 Pierce Johnson signs

Missouri State right-handed pitcher Pierce Johnson, selected by the Cubs in the supplemental round of the First-Year Player Draft, has apparently signed with the team. Johnson, who was taken 43rd overall as compensation for the departure of free agent Aramis Ramirez, announced the signing Monday on Twitter: “Just signed with the Chicago Cubs! Thanks to God, family, teammates, coaches and friends. If it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t be here!”

— Carrie Muskat