News and Notes

  • Rick Ankiel (remember him?) hit his 31st HR of the season for Memphis (AAA). His transformation from pitcher to outfielder appears to be complete. (Source)
  • Henry Blanco suffered a setback (imagine that) in his rehab that will delay him (Source)
  • Kevin Goldstein from BP featured Geovany Soto in his Monday Morning Ten Pack:

    Geovany Soto, C, Triple-A Iowa (Cubs)

    Itís probably wrong to criticize the Cubs at this point, as theyíve turned this around 180 degrees from their awful start and now sit just a half-game out of both the National League Central and NL wild card races. Yet, here I goóJason Kendall still stinks, Koyie Hill is hitting an unacceptable on any level .163/233/.288, and yet Geovany Soto is left rotting away in Iowa. It makes no sense. Soto went deep on both Friday and Saturday, giving him home runs in four of his last five games, and even with an 0-for-5 night on Sunday, he sits at .335/.408/.602 in 79 games for Iowa. Even those who bleed Cubbie blue should be having a hard time rationalizing why heís stuck at Triple-A, and why the Cubs even traded anything at all away for Kendall in the first place. (Source)

    Tracked Players Results

    Team Results

  • AAA – Iowa 0, Salt Lake 1
  • AA – Tennessee 6, West Tenn 11
  • High-A – Daytona 5, Palm Beach 6
  • A – Peoria 3, West Michigan 2
  • Short Season – Boise – No Game
  • Arizona Rookie – Cubs – No Game
  • Dominican Summer League – Cubs 6, Yankees 4View the full organizational report from First Inning

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