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8/23 Minor matters

Thursday’s games

Dave Sappelt hit his fourth home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 4-3, to Memphis. Brad Nelson went 4-for-4 and Ty Wright delivered a pinch-hit RBI single.

Eric Jokisch gave up three earned runs over 7 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 4-2 loss to Birmingham. Javier Baez singled and scored a run, and was batting .400 in 21 games this month. Arismendy Alcantara had a double and one RBI. Jokisch has a 2.15 ERA in his last four games, all quality starts.

Daytona’s doubleheader against Dunedin was postponed because of rain — what else is new? — and the teams will try to play two on either Aug. 26 or Aug. 28. They are already scheduled to play two on Aug. 27.

Trevor Gretzky was 4-for-4 in Kane County’s 4-0 loss to Beloit. Tayler Scott gets the start on Friday.

Boise rallied from a 9-1 deficit to beat Salem-Keizer, 16-11. The teams combined for 39 hits. Justin Marra hit two home runs, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Jacob Rogers had two hits, including a home run.

Trevor Stevens was 3-for-5 in Mesa’s 7-3 loss to the Royals.

8/13 Vogelbach to Daytona; Gretzky up

Not only was Kris Bryant bumped up from Boise to high A Daytona, but Dan Vogelbach was promoted from Kane County to Daytona, and Trevor Gretzky will join Kane County from Boise.

Vogelbach batting .284 with 17 homers, 21 doubles and 71 RBIs with Kane County. The left-handed hitting first baseman, who was the Cubs’ second-round pick in 2011, was batting .293 against right-handed pitchers. A seventh-round pick in 2011, Gretzky was batting .256 in 27 games with Boise, including .283 with runners on base. He was 7-for-19 (.368) this month.

— Carrie Muskat

9/16 Instructional league

The Cubs’ instructional league begins on Monday, and it’s another chance for some of the team’s top prospects to fine tune their skills. Games begin on Sept. 21. Here’s a list of players who will participate at the Cubs’ facility in Mesa, Ariz.:


Jose Arias, Dallas Beeler, Paul Blackburn, Gerardo Concepcion, Nathan Dorris, Corbin Hoffner, Pierce Johnson, Trey Lang, Dillon Maples, Chad Martin, Carlos Martinez, Ryan McNeil, Juan Paniagua, Stephen Perakslis, Starling Peralta, Anthony Prieto, Austin Reed, Duane Underwood, Ben Wells.


Wilson Contreras, Chadd Krist, Rafael Lopez, Justin Marra, Lance Rymel.


Arismendy Alcantara, Gioskar Amaya, David Bote, Stephen Bruno, Jeimer Candelario, Ben Carhart, Marco Hernandez, Jesse Hodges, Carlos Penalver, Jacob Rogers, Tim Saunders, Dan Vogelbach.


Albert Almora, Yasiel Balaguert, Shawon Dunston Jr., Trevor Gretzky, Trey Martin, Bijan Rademacher, Jorge Soler.

— Carrie Muskat

8/22 Minor League report

Seth McClung threw seven shutout innings in Iowa’s 2-0 win over Memphis on Tuesday. McClung, 31, struck out six, gave up six hits and walked one. The right-hander has not pitched in the big leagues since 2009, and was a reliever then with the Brewers. This year, he was 2-13 with a 6.36 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) with Triple-A Nashville. Jeff Frazier hit a two-run home run, his first. Blake Parker earned the save.

Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits in Tennessee’s 3-1, 13-inning loss to Chattanooga. Justin Bour notched his 108th RBI of the season.

Daytona has had a rough stretch. Tuesday’s game between Daytona and Clearwater was postponed because of rain. Over the last 13 games, Daytona has been delayed twice, postponed five times, played two doubleheaders and cancelled four games (all at home) with two of the 13 played as regularly scheduled nine inning games.

Jorge Soler was 3-for-4 with one RBIs in Peoria’s 4-2 win over Wisconsin. The Chiefs scored twice in the seventh for the win. Autin Reed threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for the “W.” Sergio Burruel had three hits and one RBIs.

Gioskar Amaya led off the game with a home run, his seventh, to help Boise beat Yakima, 7-4. Amaya finished with three hits and two RBIs. Felix Pena picked up the win in relief.

Duane Underwood threw three shutout, hitless innings in Mesa’s 4-1 six-inning loss to the Mariners. Justin Marra had two hits along with Trevor Gretzky, who drove in Mesa’s only run. In the second game, Shawon Dunston and Tony Giansanti each had two hits in a 7-6 win. Chad Martin picked up the win in relief.

News & notes:

* Peoria Chiefs president Rocky Vonachen says they were “caught off guard” by reports that the Cubs may switch their Midwest League affiliate from Peoria to Kane County. No announcement was expected until mid September at the earliest. Major League teams and Minor League teams face hefty fines for publicly discussing future re-affiliation agreements. Negotiations outside of the existing relationship cannot begin until Sept. 16. The Chiefs have a seven-game home stand remaining, starting Saturday. They close the season at Kane County. The only Midwest League team with a player development contract (PDC) for next year is Wisconsin with the Brewers.

— Carrie Muskat

7/24 Minor League report

Brooks Raley gave up two earned runs over five innings and struck out eight in Iowa’s 3-1 loss to Albuquerque on MOnday. Brian Esposito had two hits, and drove in the only run.

Tennessee had Monday off, and opens a nine-game road trip Tuesday at Jacksonville.

Daytona’s game against Brevard County Monday was postponed because of weather. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Peoria totaled two hits in a 2-0 loss to South Bend. Chadd Krist had one, a double, and he has hit safely in eight of his nine games with the Chiefs.

Tayler Scott threw six shutout innings in Boise’s 3-0 win over Eugene. The South African pitcher now is 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA. Gioskar Amaya had three hits and Stephen Bruno drove in two runs.

Albert Almora hit his first home run, a two-run shot in the fifth, in his pro debut in Mesa’s 7-3 win over the Brewers. Trevor Gretzky was 2-for-2 with a stolen base. Shawon Dunston Jr. had two hits and scored two runs.

— Carrie Muskat