- Mark DeRosa (STL): hitting .185 with 7 HRs and 12 RBIs in 21 games with St. Louis.
- Kerry Wood (CLE): 2-3 with a 5.11 ERA in 40 games.
- Felix Pie (BAL): .240 AVG, 2 HR, 10 RBIs, in 62 games.
- Rich Hill (BAL): 3-3 with a 7.80 ERA in 14 games (13 starts).
- Ronny Cedeno (PIT): Traded from Seattle to Pirates. Hitting .273 with a HR and 3 RBIs in 6 games with his new club, hit .167 in 59 games with the M's before the trade.
- Jason Marquis (COL): 12-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 21 games.
- Henry Blanco (SD): hitting .194 with 4 HRs and 10 RBIs in 43 games.
- Bobby Howry (SF): 0-5 with a 3.92 ERA in 42 games.
- Chad Gaudin (SD): 4-10 with a 5.13 ERA in 20 games (19 starts).
- Joey Gathright (BAL): .320 AVG with 9 RBIs in 61 games for AAA NOR.
- Daryle Ward (CWS): .255 AVG with 8 HR and 36 RBIs in 69 games for AAA CHA.
- Ryan Freel (KC): .193 AVG in 41 games with 0 HRs and 5 RBIs.
- Scott Eyre (PHI): 1-1 with a 2.01 ERA in 32 games with the Phillies.
- Sean Gallgher (SD): Was traded from OAK to SD. Is 1-2 with a 8.16 ERA in 6 games (2 starts) for the Padres.
- Eric Patterson (OAK): hitting .326 with 9 HRs and 39 RBIs in 90 games with AAA SAC.
- Matt Murton (COL): .267 AVG in 22 games at MLB, .333 AVG with 9 HRs and 58 RBIs in 68 games at AAA.
- Josh Donaldson (OAK, catcher, also traded in Harden deal): .276 AVG with 6 HRs and 75 RBIs in 98 games at AA MID.
- Jose Ceda (FLO, traded in Gregg deal): Done for the year after shoulder surgery in May.
- Casey McGehee (MIL): .316 AVG in 66 games with 9 HRs and 34 RBIs.
Guys Traded to PIT in Grabow deal:
- Josh Harrison: has reported to High Class A Lynchburg, hitting .333 in 6 games.
- Jose Ascanio: 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 1 game for AAA IND.
- Kevin Hart: On Pirates roster, but has yet to make debut with new clubs. Scheduled to make his first Pirates start tonight at 6:05 VS Arizona.
Who should be batting lead off for the Cubs?
- Kosuke: 22 Votes (73%)
- Fuld: 6 Votes
- Theriot: 1 Vote
- Soriano: 1 Vote
Thanks to everyone who voted on that poll!
Please Vote on our new poll.
Q: What role should Jake Fox be in?
A) Backup like he is
B) Let him work on defense at AAA
C) Platoon with Bradley in RF
D) Platoon with Soriano in LF
E) Start in LF, bench Soriano
F) Start in RF Bench Bradley
G) Backup Catcher, send Hill to AAA
H) Trade him
Some other Cubs notes:
- The Cubs granted B.J. Ryan his release. Ryan was only throwing 86-87 MPH, so even though his number were good at AAA, with the Cubs addition of John Grabow Ryan most likely was not going to get called up.
- Ryan Theriot's arm was swollen from being hit on Tuesday. He should be ready to go tomorrow.
- Minor League pitcher Jason Waddell was released yesterday for violating team regulations.
- Jason Marquis is scheduled to pitch against his former team on Saturday.
- According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs will claim Mark Teahen if he is put on waivers. (Thanks to Cubs Corner).
NL Central Standings:
- 1. Cubs: 57-49
- 2. Cardinals: 0 GB, 59-51
- 3. MIL: 4 GB
- 4. HOU: 5 GB
- 5. CIN: 11.5 GB
- 6. PIT: 12.5 GB
If your bored on an off night tonight, here's some links:
- David Kaplan will likely talk Cubs on Sports Central tonight on WGN Radio. You can listen live on the website, here's the link. It's from 7-9 CT.
- The Iowa Cubs will send James Russell to the hill tonight at 7:05. You can listen live here for free.
- If you have gameday audio, listen in to see how the Brewers (only NL Central team in action tonight not counting the Pirates), the Rockies (this weekends opponent), or the White Sox (cross town rivals) play if you have the subscription.
No minor league coverage in this post, I will have some this weekend when I preview and recap the road to Wrigley game.
I'll keep you posted!