Tag Archives: Rafael Lopez

Edwards Added To Cubs’ 40-Man Roster

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 […]

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The Process Season Two, Episode One

In the season premiere of our ongoing series “The Process” we turn our focus on catcher Rafael Lopez who, despite his excellent play this season, has been left out of the prospect conversation by the experts.

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John Andreoli, Corey Black, Kris Bryant, Armando Rivero, Stephen Bruno and Rafael Lopez were all named to the 2014 Southern League North Division All-Star team on June 3, 2014.

Six Smokies Named to 2014 SL All-Star Game

By Andrew Green The Southern League announced today that six Tennessee Smokies players have been named to the league’s North Division squad for the 2014 Southern League All-Star Game, which will take place onJune 17 at AT&T Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Infielders Stephen Bruno and Kris Bryant, along with outfielder John Andreoli, starting pitcher Corey Black […]

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Error Prone Smokies Lose 6-5 in 11 to Braves

May 15 – Postgame Recap MISSISSIPPI – Rafael Lopez hit a two-run home run to cap a three run first inning, but that was not enough as the Smokies lost the opener of a five game series at Trustmark Park 6-5 in 11 innings to the Braves. Kris Bryant was 2-for-6 with a run batted […]

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Geiger drives in two off Kershaw, Smokies win 4-3

  Click here for postgame recap as heard on Smokies on Radio Dustin Geiger was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in, John Andreoli was 2-for-4 with three runs and Rafael Lopez hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh as the Smokies defeated the Lookouts 4-3 in  the first game of a five game series […]

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Tennessee Tops Lookouts 3-1 In Home Opener

  By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies Tennessee right-hander C.J. Edwards allowed a lone earned run in 5.2 innings, while catcher Rafael Lopez came through in the clutch with a two-out two-run double in the sixth, to propel the Smokies to a 3-1 home opener victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts in front of 4,899 fans […]

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Smokies Begin 2014 Season In Pensacola

By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies The Tennessee Smokies kick off their 2014 campaign on the road this evening against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The Smokies are coming off a 76-62 record (.551) in 2013, the […]

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Tentative Roster Announced

Smokies Announce Tentative 2014 Roster

By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Tennessee Smokies announced their initial roster for the 2014 season, which includes three of Baseball America’s top 100 overall prospects. The roster comprises of 12 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and five outfielders, with the team’s season opening contest set for Thursday, […]

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2013 RHP Kyle Hendricks is one of 25 Smokies alums invited to the Cubs' Big League camp.

65 Smokies Alums To Begin Year In Major League Spring Training Camps

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 […]

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Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule Announced; Smokies Voice Gillispie To Call 23 Contests

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’ […]

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