By Andrew Green Despite the Cubs’ 6-3 defeat to the San Diego Padres Monday, several former Smokies performed well for Chicago, including hurlers Kyle Hendricks and C.J. Edwards, in addition to catcher Miguel Montero. A Smokies alum also kept the Cubs in check through the first three innings in right-hander Andrew Cashner. Hendricks (2.0 IP, […]
The Chicago Cubs Wednesday announced their minor league coaching staff assignments for the upcoming 2015 campaign, with 2014 manager Buddy Bailey returning to the Tennessee Smokies, along with 2014 pitching coach Storm Davis, hitting coach Desi Wilson and trainer Shane Nelson. Guillermo Martinez also joins the Smokies’ 2015 field staff for his first season in […]
The Chicago Cubs announced Thursday that 2014 Tennessee Smokies pitcher C.J. Edwards has been added to the Major League club’s 40-Man Roster. Thursday was the final day to protect players who were previously not on the 40-man roster from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Edwards […]
Des Moines Register Sports Writer Tommy Birch spent some time with the Smokies Radio Network to discuss former Smokies Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendricks, Eric Jokisch and Jonathan Mota and their respective seasons with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.
Former Smokies in Spring Training Today we will be looking at all the 65 alumnus of the Smokies that started the year in Major League Spring Training camps with either Cubs or the other 29 teams. Here is what they have done and what have happened to them. Cubs Starlin Castro: 1.000 avg (2-2), 1 […]
February 13th has arrived, meaning Chicago Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona has opened with pitchers and catchers reporting. The report date for Cubs position players is February 18. In total, 25 Tennessee Smokies alums will begin Major League camp with the Cubs, while 40 others have either been invited to their respective teams’ Big […]
The Chicago Cubs recently announced their Spring Training broadcast schedule, with Tennessee Smokies Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie once again joining Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper to call 23 contests on Cubs.com. The broadcasts will be available for free on the site, with the first broadcast and Cactus League game on February 27 in the Cubs’ […]
Former Tennessee Smokies’ pitcher Kyle Hendricks and Smokies’ shortstop Javier Baez were honored at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon for being named Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year, respectively. Featured on WGN’s ‘The Leadoff Man’, this video recaps the two career seasons for each player.
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named infielder Javier Baez and right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Baez and Hendricks will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs 3:05 p.m. CT contest on September 21 against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field. Baez, 20, […]
By: Adam Kline / Tennessee Smokies KODAK, Tenn. – Five members of the 2013 Tennessee Smokies have been named to the Southern League Postseason All-Star Team Friday, as announced by the Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs. Infielders Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Christian Villanueva join outfielder Matt Szczur and pitcher Kyle Hendricks as part […]