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10/9 Roster moves

Outfielder Darnell McDonald, catcher J.C. Boscan and right-handed pitcher Trey McNutt cleared waivers and were outrighted off the Cubs’ 40-man roster on Wednesday. The Cubs also announced that outfielder Thomas Neal and right-handed pitchers Rafael Dolis and Zach Putnam were activated from the 60-day disabled list, cleared waivers and were outrighted off the team’s 40-man roster. With the moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 37 players.

McDonald, 34, spent most of the season at Triple-A Iowa. He batted .302 in 25 games with the Cubs. Boscan, 33, also spent the majority of the season at Iowa, batting .232 in 74 games, and appeared in six games with the Cubs in September.

McNutt, 24, a 32nd round pick in 2009, pitched in 27 games in relief at Double-A Tennessee, compiling a 4.60 ERA in 31 1/3 innings. The right-hander showed great promise after going 10-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 25 starts in 2010, but was slowed by injuries. He never reached Triple-A level.

Putnam, 26, appeared in 17 games at Triple-A Iowa and five games with the Cubs, all in relief, before he was shut down with a bone spur in his right elbow. Dolis, 25, made five appearances with the Cubs before he was placed on the disabled list June 1 with a strained right forearm.

Neal’s stay with the Cubs was brief. The 26-year-old outfielder was selected off waivers from the Yankees on Aug. 5, appeared in two games with the Cubs Aug. 6-7, but had to leave the second game in the seventh in Philadelphia when he dislocated his right shoulder making a throw.

— Carrie Muskat

3/11 Cubs roster moves

The Cubs trimmed six from the spring camp roster on Monday. Trey McNutt, Brooks Raley, Alberto Cabrera and Logan Watkins were optioned to Triple-A Iowa, Robert Whitenack was optioned to Double-A Tennessee, and pitcher Nick Struck was assigned to Minor League camp. Raley and Cabrera are projected as starters in Iowa’s rotation.

— Carrie Muskat

1/17 Updating Cubs prospects

A dozen Cubs prospects completed a week-long rookie development camp on Thursday. The sessions included a workout at Northwestern University, a seminar, and some extra training. Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, David DeJesus, Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts were among the people who addressed the group. The 12 players who participated included position players Javier Baez, Jae-Hoon Ha, Matt Szczur, and Logan Watkins, and pitchers Dallas Beeler, Marcus Hatley, Barret Loux, Trey McNutt, Zach Rosscup, Nick Struck, Robert Whitenack and Tony Zych.

Jason McLeod, the Cubs scouting and player development director, was asked about a few of the prospects. Here’s an update:

* How close is Baez to the big leagues?

“Javy’s still so young,” McLeod said. “He’s only played really three months of a full season and obviously, last year, he took the Midwest League by storm in a short time there and hit some bumps there in Daytona. Being that he just turned 20 years old [on Dec. 1], obviously, he’s a talented young man, he’s going to ultimately decide [when he’s ready]. He loves to work, he works extremely hard. The plan for him this year is to get a full season under his belt.”

* McNutt was used as a starter and reliever last season at Double-A Tennessee. What’s his future role? McLeod said that’s to be determined. The results were better when McNutt pitched in relief and that may be the best spot.

* Jorge Soler worked out in the Miami area this offseason, and had some sessions with new hitting coordinator Anthony Iapoce and player development director Brandon Hyde.

“He’s still getting used to being in the states and getting ready to coming into Major League camp,” McLeod said of the Cuban outfielder.

Where will Soler play in 2013? That’s also to be determined. He spent last season at Class A Peoria.

“He’s put himself in position to start at a higher level but we have to see how things shake out,” McLeod said, noting that they have an overload of outfielders, including Reggie Golden and Evan Crawford, who are both coming back from injuries.

* Whitenack has missed time after needing Tommy John surgery in 2011, but is now 100 percent.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone here saw two years ago,” McLeod said of the right-hander, who was 7-0 in 11 starts in 2011 before he was hurt.

* Junior Lake has played infield and outfield in the Dominican Republic Winter League. Where will he end up? McLeod said Lake will get most of his playing time at shortstop or third, but will also play in the outfield this spring.

“We want to maximize his ability and versatility,” McLeod said.

— Carrie Muskat

11/20 Cubs add 4; LaHair DFA

The Cubs selected the contracts of four players, including Logan Watkins, the Minor League Player of the Year, and added them to the 40-man roster but also designated All-Star Bryan LaHair for assignment. Besides Watkins, right-handed pitcher Trey McNutt, infielder Christian Villanueva and right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack were added to the Cubs’ roster, which is now at 40.

Tuesday was the deadline for Major League teams to protect eligible prospects from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Among the players left unprotected were right-hander Nick Struck, who was the organization’s 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

The Cubs are pursuing an opportunity for LaHair, 30, with a Japanese team. He batted .259 with 16 home runs and 40 RBIs in 130 games but lost the first base job to rookie Anthony Rizzo. LaHair batted .390 in April with five home runs and 14 RBIs, but then struggled. Rizzo was promoted from Triple-A Iowa on June 26, and won National League Rookie of the Month honors in July by batting .330 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs. LaHair did consider playing in Japan after the 2011 season if he couldn’t get regular at-bats.

The Cubs also announced right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez, 26, who was claimed off waivers from the Twins Oct. 24, has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Iowa.

— Carrie Muskat

8/15 Minor League report

The Iowa Cubs scored seven runs in the fifth to overcome a 7-1 deficit and beat Tucson, 12-7, on Tuesday. Nate Samson had three hits and Greg Rohan had two hits and two RBIs. Marcus Hatley picked up the win in relief.

Jae-Hoon Ha hit his fifth home run in Tennessee’s 8-2 win over Birmingham. Logan Watkins had two hits and one RBIs. Junior Lake had two hits and two RBIs. Trey McNutt picked up the win in relief.

Daytona’s game at Lakeland was postponed because of unplayable field conditions. The two teams were to play a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Peoria had Tuesday off, and will play Burlington on Wednesday.

Tayler Scott threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 5-0 win over Salem-Keizer. Xavier Batista hit his fourth home run and Jeimer Candelario drove in two runs.

— Carrie Muskat

6/26 Minor League report

Brooks Raley gave up one run on five hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 2-1 win over Round Rock. Josh Vitters hit his 12th home run, extending his hitting streak to eight games. He has five homers and 14 RBIs in June. Rafael Dolis pitched the ninth for his third save.

Trey McNutt gave up one run on two hits over two innings in Tennessee’s 11-3 loss to Jacksonville in the makeup of a suspended game. Jae-Hoon Ha, who will play in the All-Star Futures Game, had two hits, as did Junior Lake. In the second game, Dallas Beeler gave up one run on three hits over 3 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 10-3 loss.

Matt Loosen gave up three runs on two hits and two walks over six innings in Daytona’s 7-3 win over St. Lucie. He struck out seven. Arismendy Alcantara hit his fourth homer. In the second game, Kyler Burke gave up three runs on five hits over five innings in a 4-3, 12-inning win. Dustin Harrington delivered a RBI double in the 12th for the game winner.

Zach Cates gave up one run on five hits over 4 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 2-1 win over Clinton. Wes Darvill and Yasiel Balaguert each had two hits.

Jose Arias gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Boise’s 4-1 loss to Spokane. Gioskar Amaya had two hits and scored a run.

Mesa scored four runs in the seventh to post a 6-4 win over the Indians. Trey Martin, Tim Saunders and Jacob Rogers each had two hits.

— Carrie Muskat

6/18 Minor League report

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the seventh to lift Iowa to a 3-2 win over Albuquerque on Sunday. Rizzo is batting .364. Chris Volstad started and gave up two runs on seven hits over six innings, while striking out six. He’s now 2-1 with a 4.78 ERA.

Trey McNutt gave up five runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 5-3 loss to Birmingham. Junior Lake and Elliot Soto each had three hits.

Daytona returns to action Monday, facing Tampa. Robert Whitenack was scheduled to start.

Michael Jensen gave up two runs on six hits over six innings in Peoria’s 10-5 win over Clinton. Paul Hoilman hit his sixth home run and had four RBIs.

South African pitcher Tayler Scott threw five shutout innings in his first pro start but it wasn’t enough as Boise lost 4-3 to Salem-Keizer. Scott struck out four and gave up three hits. Shawon Dunston Jr. had two hits, the first two of his pro career.

— Carrie Muskat

6/7 Minor League report

Iowa had Wednesday off, and returns to action Thursday, playing host to Nashville. Chris Volstad (2-0, 4.12 ERA) will start for the I-Cubs.

Trey McNutt gave up three hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 3-2 win over Montgomery. Justin Bour had two hits and two RBIs, and Frank Batista converted his eighth save, throwing 1 2/3 innings of one-run, one-hit relief. Matt Szczur was placed on the disabled list with a strained knee.

Matt Loosen struck out six and gave up three hits over 5 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 4-0 win over Bradenton. John Andreoli had three hits and one RBIs.

Geraldo Concepcion gave up two hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Peoria’s 4-0 win over Cedar Rapids. Concepcion struck out four. Taiwan Easterling had three hits including his second homer and Javier Baez had three hits, including a triple.

— Carrie Muskat

5/21 Minor League report

Rodrigo Lopez gave up one hit over six innings and struck out five in Iowa’s 2-1 loss to Salt Lake. Brett Jackson hit a double and Jeff Beliveau struck out three over two perfect innings.

Trey McNutt gave up three runs, one earned, on five hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 6-3 win over Mississippi. Rebel Ridling hit two home runs and Jim Adduci hit his third. Ridling finished with three RBIs.

Austin Kirk gave up six runs on eight hits over 2 1/3 innings in Daytona’s 8-4 loss to Palm Beach. Nelson Perez had two hits, including a double.

Gerardo Concepcion gave up four runs on six hits and three walks over five innings in Peoria’s 9-6 win over Cedar Rapids. Concepcion struck out two. Paul Hoilman had two hits and two RBIs and Taylor Davis had three hits.

— Carrie Muskat

4/17 Minor League report

Casey Coleman gave up two runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 3-2 win Monday over Round Rock. Tony Campana had two stolen bases and Brett Jackson reached base three times and stole a base.

Trey McNutt gave up one run on four hits over four innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 loss to Huntsville. Frank Batista and Alberto Cabrera combined on 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

Greg Rohan had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs in Daytona’s 6-3 loss to Dunedin. Eric Jokisch took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out seven. Matt Szczur had four hits.

Michael Jensen gave up one run on three hits and struck out five in Peoria’s 6-2 win over Cedar Rapids. Ryan Cuneo hit two home runs and Oliver Zapata hit his second. Cuneo had four RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat