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Chicago Cubs Charities will contribute $5,000 towards Double-A outfielder Ty Wright’s efforts to raise funds for the people devastated by the tornadoes in central Oklahoma. The Tennessee Smokies and Wright have also started an online auction of sports memorabilia to raise additional funds to send to Oklahoma. All proceeds will benefit the relief efforts of the Central Oklahoma Red Cross.
“The overwhelming response from our fans has been great,” Wright said. “I can’t thank the Ricketts family, the Cubs and Smokies organizations and the fans of East Tennessee enough for their generosity helping those affected from the devastating tornadoes.”
Bidding for the online auction is now open and will end at noon ET on June 17. There are several items from former Smokies, from Major and Minor League players and from Hall of Famers. The auction will be held through http://www.smokies.milbauctions.com
Among the items:
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks autographed bat
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza autographed jersey
2012 Cy Young winner David Price autographed baseball
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo autographed bat
Smokies pitcher Trey McNutt game-worn, autographed glove
* Double-A Tennessee will join outfielder Ty Wright in his efforts to raise funds for the victims. The Smokies will hold several events throughout the current homestand with proceeds going to the American Red Cross relief efforts for the Oklahoma tornado victims.
“After watching the coverage of the tornado, it was tragic to see,” Wright said. “I played baseball for Oklahoma State for four years and Oklahoma is like a second home to me.”
The Smokies will donate $10 for every hit they collect during their current five-game series. On Saturday, the Smokies will hold a memorabilia auction on the concourse, featuring signed memorabilia from the team, the Cubs, and other Minor and Major League teams with 100 percent of those proceeds going to disaster relief and the Red Cross. Former Smokies Darwin Barney, Andrew Cashner and Tyler Colvin have all pledged to donate items to the auction.
The Smokies will present the American Red Cross a check, on Wright’s behalf, prior to Monday’s game.
* Cubs outfielder David DeJesus announced a “mystery ball” event on Wednesday at Wrigley Field to raise money for victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. Tickets are $40 per ball, and all proceeds will go to the families affected by the deadly storm. The Cubs play host to the White Sox in an Interleague game that day.
* Triple-A Iowa also is chipping in. The Iowa Cubs front office and a group of the players’ wives and girlfriends will hold a memorabilia auction on Friday during the game against the Oklahoma City RedHawks, and all proceeds will be donated to the Oklahoma City Red Cross.Fans will have a chance to bid on autographed jerseys, baseballs, bats, and various other equipment in the concourse at Principal Park in Des Moines. The silent auction will start when the gates open at 5:35 p.m. CT, and run into the middle of Friday’s game.
– Carrie Muskat
Matt Garza picked up the win Thursday in Iowa’s 1-0 victory over Tucson. Donnie Murphy drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly in the second. Brooks Raley gave up two hits over three innings in relief for the save.
Ty Wright hit two home runs and drove in four runs to power Tennesseeto a 6-4 victory over Jackson. Arismendy Alcantara, Jonathan Mota and Rafael Lopez each had two hits. A.J. Morris picked up the win in relief.
Dustin Geiger went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth home run but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 12-7, to Charlotte. P.J. Francescon gave up 10 runs (eight earned) on nine hits and five walks over five innings. Geiger now has 30 RBIs, tops on the team.
Kane County scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Peoria, 5-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. Gioskar Amaya and Marco Hernandez each had three hits, and Amaya drove in three runs. In the second game, Hernandez hit his first home run but Peoria scored six in the third to win, 6-2. Jeimer Candelario had two hits, both doubles. Kane County committed six errors in the second game.
Junior Lake went 2-for-5 on Wednesday, and was batting .361 for Estrellas de Oriente, leading the Dominican winter league in batting average. Lake has two home runs, six doubles and 10 RBIs. Christian Villanueva, whom the Cubs got from the Rangers in the Ryan Dempster deal, was batting .206 for Yaquis de Obregon in Mexican league action. He was 2-for-3 on Tuesday, hitting his second home run.
Josh Vitters was listed on the roster for Leones del Caracas in Venezuela, but has yet to play. Tony Campana also has joined Leones. In Venezuela, Luis Valbuena was hitting .318 with one home run and seven doubles in 19 games with Cardenales de Lara while Ty Wright was batting .247 with three doubles, two triples and one home run in 20 games for Tigres de Aragua.
– Carrie Muskat
Brett Jackson hit a leadoff home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 4-2 to Round Rock. Chris Volstad gave up four runs on six hits over six innings and took the loss. Jackson hit his 10th homer and is batting .259. Ty Wright was 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Michael Burgess hit his sixth homer and Nelson Perez hit his first in Tennessee’s 7-6 win over Jacksonville. Logan Watkins had two hits, including a double and a triple, and scored two runs.
Rob Whitenack threw five shutout innings, giving up three hits, in Daytona’s 7-2 loss to Clearwater. Clearwater scored all seven runs in the eighth. Chad Noble had two hits.
Gerardo Concepcion gave up three runs on five hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings in Peoria’s 4-2 loss to Quad Cities. Zeke DeVoss and Paul Hoilman each had two hits.
Ian Dickson gave up three runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in Boise’s 5-4 loss to Eugene. Marco Hernandez had two RBIs.
Mesa totaled 17 hits in a 13-2 win over the Royals. Timothy Saunders went 6-for-6 with three RBIs. Dan Vogelbach had two hits and four RBIs.
– Carrie Muskat
Travis Wood struck out six and gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings in Iowa’s 6-5 win over Fresno on Friday. Anthony Rizzo, Josh Vitters and Ty Wright each homered to back Wood. Rizzo now is batting .349. All three had two hits each. Blake Parker converted his fourth save, pitching one inning in relief.
Brooks Raley gave up two runs on five hits and struck out seven over seven innings in Tennessee’s 2-1 loss to Jackson. Nate Samson had three hits.
Daytona’s game at Charlotte was canceled because of rain. Daytona had a 6-0 lead when the game was called but it will not be made up because the two teams do not meet again in the first half.
Paul Hoilman keeps on hitting. He extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a double in Peoria’s 6-2 win over Beloit. Michael Jensen gave up one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings for the win.
– Carrie Muskat
Belated report from Friday’s games:
Sam Fuld had three hits, including his third home run, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 6-3 to New Orleans in the first game of a doubleheader. Hung-Wen Chen took the loss, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits over four innings. In the second game, Austin Bibens-Dirkx picked up the win in his first Triple-A start as Iowa topped New Orleans, 6-1. Bibens-Dirkx gave up one run on four hits over five innings and struck out four. He also hit a double and drove in a run. Ty Wright had three hits, including two doubles, and was batting .310 in 10 games with the Iowa Cubs.
Josh Vitters and Robinson Chirinos both homered but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 7-6 to Jacksonville. Vitters had two RBIs, Chirinos three. Also, lefty Luke Sommer was added to the North Division for the Southern League All-Star Game to be played Monday. He replaces teammate David Cales, who was promoted to Iowa.
Rebel Ridling hit two home runs in Daytona’s 7-6 win over Tampa. Ridling drove in four runs, including a pair on a game-winning homer in the ninth. Kyler Burke has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games.
Nick Struck gave up one run on four hits over six innings in Peoria’s 4-3 loss to Kane County. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits.
Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and five RBIs in Boise’s 9-6 win over Eugene. John Mincone struck out three over 4 2/3 innings, and gave up five runs, but all were unearned and all came in the fifth inning.
Dustin Harrington was a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5, in Mesa’s 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Giants. Harrington had four RBIs. He hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh and was 5-for-13 in his last three games.
– Carrie Muskat
Pitchers Chris Archer and Aaron Shafer were promoted from Class A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee. Archer was 7-1 with a 2.86 ERA with Daytona while Shafer was 2-1 with a 0.96 ERA in 24 appearances. Alberto Cabrera and Alex Maestri were sent from the Smokies to Daytona.
* Also, nine members of the Smokies were named Tuesday to the Southern League All-Star Game. Position players Tony Campana, Robinson Chirinos, Steve Clevenger, Blake Lalli and Ty Wright will join teammates Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Ryan Buchter, David Cales and Hung-Wen Chen on the North Division roster at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville, Ala. for the July 12 game.
Players were selected by a vote of Southern League field managers, radio broadcasters, general managers and print media.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs promoted four of their Minor Leaguers on Sunday, including outfielder Brett Jackson, the team’s 2009 No. 1 Draft pick, from Class A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee.
Jackson, who will play for the U.S. Team in the All-Star Futures Game, was batting .316 in 67 games with 19 doubles, eight triples, six homers and 38 RBIs.
Also promoted on from Daytona to Tennessee was right-hander pitcher Rafael Dolis, who was 4-5 with a 2.92 ERA in 14 games (13 starts). He has struck out 48 over 71 innings.
Trey McNutt, a right-handed pitcher who is 6-0 with a 1.51 ERA in 13 starts, was moved up from Class A Peoria to Daytona. McNutt has struck out 70 over 59 2/3 innings. In his last start June 16 against Burlington, he gave up one run over five scoreless innings.
Ty Wright, who has 51 RBIs in 73 games, also was promoted, moving up from Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa. He was batting .289 with 21 doubles and 10 homers.
– Carrie Muskat
Aramis Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout on Saturday night in a rehab start with Class A Peoria. Ramirez batted second for the Chiefs in their game against Quad Cities. He grounded out to the shortstop in the first, was called out on strikes in the third and was intentionally walked in the fourth with two outs and runners at second and third. He grounded out in the sixth in his last at-bat. The Chiefs lost 7-2 to Quad Cities in front of 4,776 at O’Brien Field. He’ll start again Sunday.
* Double-A Tennessee clinched the Southern League North Division first-half title on Saturday. The Smokies won when West Tenn dropped the first game of a doubleheader. The Smokies have a 41-27 record under first-year manager Bill Dancy. Ty Wright had three hits and one RBIs, and now is batting .301 with 10 homers and 50 RBIs.
– Carrie Muskat