According to a report from miCubs, the Chicago Cubs have promoted Brett Jackson and Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs released Augie Ojeda and Fernando Perez last week and created two spots on the I-Cubs roster. The promotion of Brett Jackson will also give the Cubs top prospect a chance to play in the same outfield as Tyler Colvin.
A recent report from ESPN Chicago indicated the Cubs envision an outfield of Brett Jackson, Tyler Colvin and Matt Szczur sometime in the near future. Brett Jackson put together a .260/.376/.450/.826 line in 66 games with the Smokies this season. Jackson hit 10 doubles, three triples and 10 homers while stealing 15 bases (caught six times). Jackson struck out 74 times and walked 44 times in 242 at bats.
Ryan Flaherty hit .305/.384/.523/.907 in 83 games in Double-A with 20 doubles, three triples and 14 home runs. Flaherty has struck out 55 times in 302 at bats with 40 walks. Flaherty played multiple positions for Brian Harper this season … second base, third base, left field, shortstop, right field and first base.
The corresponding roster moves have not been announced.
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