Cubs Aug. 8 Minor League Recap

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Jorge Soler homered and knocked in three runs to lead Iowa to a win at Oklahoma City to remain in first place. Kane County and Mesa won but Tennessee was swept by Mobile while Daytona and Boise both lost. The Cubs did trade a pair of minor league relievers to acquire Miami pitcher Jacob Turner.

Roster Moves, News, Notes Lets start with what the Cubs didn’t get—Cole Hamels. The two teams were not able to workout a trade and the Phillies pulled Hamels off the waiver list. The Cubs are obviously committed to paying a pitcher of Hamels’ value, because they could have ended up with the lefty if Phillies walked away from the contract. For those of you convinced the Cubs don’t have any money to spend, they would have been on the hook for $90 million over the next four years.......RHP Jacob Turner is a Cub. The North Siders sent Kane County relief pitchers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer to complete the trade with Turner. I wrote about Turner in the Aug. 6 report. Arias is a starter turned reliever and has missed part of the last two seasons with injuries. When healthy, he has a plus fastball and after coming back from the DL in July, has 15 K in 15.2 IP in nine games with a slash line of .120/.196/.180 and a 1.15 ERA. Bremer, 24, a 27th round pick out of Baylor in 2011, started the...

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