KODAK – The Chicago Cubs honored four Tennessee Smokies players, including right-handed pitchers Zach Cates, C.J. Edwards and Ivan Pineyro, as well as shortstop Addison Russell, with invitations to represent the club in the prestigious Arizona Fall League following the 2014 regular season. Russell, who was rated by Baseball America as the No. 14 overall […]
Catcher Taylor Davis has been the unsung hero for the Tennessee Smokies this season, and has allowed manager Buddy Bailey to be confident enough in the backup catcher’s ability to use him in crucial situations. Davis hasn’t received as much playing time, compared to others, but when given the opportunity he uses it to his […]
There is no denying how good the number sixth ranked prospect in the Cubs organization, Pierce Johnson, is but in his last 29 innings, he has been unreal.
Tennessee Smokies starter Pierce Johnson visited the Smokies Gameday Live pre-game show on August 12 for an interview with host Greg Young.
Game Will Be Made Up As Part Of a Doubleheader Friday Starting At 5:05 p.m. ET
By Andrew Green The Cubs announced on Monday the promotion of 2013 Smokies infielder Javier Baez, becoming the first member of the so-called “Core Four” to make the jump to The Show. After a slow start to the 2014 campaign with Triple-A Iowa, Baez dramatically improved after the All-Star Break, batting .342 (26-76) with five […]
Mick Gillispie’s radio interview with Chicago Cubs Director, Player Development Jaron Madison.
Smokies radio play-by-play broadcaster Mick Gillispie sat down with recently acquired Cubs prospect Addison Russell for a CSN Chicago television interview. Russell came over to the Cubs from the Oakland Athletics as part of the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the A’s earlier this year. The interview is also linked below: http://www.csnchicago.com/video_content_type/1-1-addison-russell
The Southern League announced Monday that Tennessee Smokies outfielder Jorge Soler has been named the league’s Hitter of the Week for the time period between July 7-13. Soler becomes the fifth Smokies player this season to receive a weekly honor from the circuit after alum Kris Bryant, outfielder Rubi Silva and right-handed starters Corey Black […]
Tennessee right fielder Jorge Soler blasted two homers and drove in a career-high five runs as part of a three-hit game, while second baseman Stephen Bruno collected three hits and drove in three RBI as part of the Smokies’ 14-8 slugfest victory over the Jacksonville Suns on Sunday afternoon at Smokies Stadium. – For Tickets […]