Minor League Movers


The I-Cubs parted ways with Ben Broussard late last week, roughly three weeks after signing him to a free agent contract. In his 16 games at Iowa, Broussard hit .267 with 3 HR's. He was released to make room for E-Pat. I heard a rumor that E-Pat's spot may be open again, but I guess I'll have to take a look around and see if that rumor is true. The I-Cubs also welcomed back Jose Ascanio (when Zambrano was activated from the D.L.) and returned Greg Reinhard to Tennessee. Reinhard had actually pitched better at Iowa (3.45 ERA) than at Tennessee (4.20 ERA).
The Smokies placed pitcher Alex Maestri and catcher Chris Robinson (acquired in the Neifi
Perez trade) on the D.L. over the weekend. As Robinson was moved off the D.L., Welington Castillo was removed from the D.L. Assuming everything's OK, Castillo should get some P.T. in before the Future's Game next week. The Maestri move corresponded with the Reinhard move (above).
Oft-injured Ryan Harvey, a former first round (sixth overall) pick of the Cubs, was once again placed on the D.L. yesterday. The Cubs called up Drew Rundle (14th round, 2006) from Peoria to take his place in the outfield. Rundle's promotion seems more out of need than play; he was hitting .164 for Peoria.
No Moves Announced
Boise added some of the Cubs high draft picks this week. 18th rounder Jeff Beliveau, 14th rounder Dan McDaniel, and fifth rounder Justin Bristow were all added, following the slew of players Peoria added last week.

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