Signings, All-Stars, Debuts and Rehabs

Colvin and Lansford Agrees to Terms, The Diamond Jaxx All-Stars, Jeff Samardzija Makes His Debut and Wade Miller Results from Tuesday

There were eight current and three former West Tenn Diamond Jaxx named to the Southern League All-Star team on Tuesday. Rocky Cherry, Juan Mateo, J.R. Mathes and Chris Shaver, pitchers….Nic Jackson and Chris Walker, outfielders….Eric Patterson and Scott Moore infielders and Carlos Marmol, Clay Rapada and Randy Wells were named as well but because of promotions they are unable to participate. The Southern League All-Star game takes place in Montgomery, Alabama at Riverwalk Stadium on July 10th.

– Rocky Cherry is 4-1 with a 1.58 ERA in 24 games with 1 save
– Juan Mateo is 4-3 with a 2.33 ERA in 11 games
– J.R. Mathes is 7-4 with a 2.97 ERA in 16 games with a shutout and a complete game
– Chris Shaver is 4-4 with a 2.37 ERA in 14 games
– Nic Jackson is hitting .314/.382/.476/3/27 in 53 games with 12 stolen bases after starting the season with the Daytona Cubs
– Chris Walker is hitting .291/.342/.381/1/23 in 74 games with 24 stolen bases
– Eric Patterson is hitting .296/.354/.456/5/31 in 76 games with 23 stolen bases
– Scott Moore is hitting .271/.336/.490/12/40 in 72 games with 19 doubles

Wade Miller threw 4 innings on Tuesday night for the Peoria Chiefs. Miller gave up 1 run on 4 hits and struck out 2. Miller faced 15 batters and recorded 7 groundouts and 3 fly outs. Miller gave up 3 hits and the run in the 1st inning and the other hit was a single to right in the bottom of the 4th.

Jeff Samardzija made his debut on Tuesday night for the Boise Hawks against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (San Francisco Giants). Samardzija gave up runs in both of the innings he pitched; one was a home run by William Thompson. Samardzija also hit three batters Ryan Rohlinger, Henry Gutierrez and Emmanuel Burriss. His debut line was 2 innings pitched, 3 hits, 2 runs and 3 hit batsmen. Samardzija faced 11 batters, recorded 4 groundouts and 1 fly out.

The Cubs agreed to terms with Josh Lansford, son of former Major Leaguer Carney Lansford, on June 23rd, Lansford was taken in the 6th round. The Cubs have signed 21 of their 47 picks from the recent draft. According to a report on Comcast SportsNet the Cubs have also agreed to terms with their first pick in the draft Tyler Colvin. Colvin signed with the Cubs and will receive a $1.475 million dollar signing bonus. Colvin will report to the Boise Hawks (A) on Wednesday.

Quote of the Day

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein