Pitchers Promoted (Updated)
Roquet on the way to Daytona
Roquet on the way to Daytona

Posted May 28, 2007

Several pitchers received promotions throughout the Cubs’ farm system over the weekend.

With RHP Federico Baez going to the disabled list at Triple-A Iowa, Paul Schappert was promoted to Iowa from Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

The left-hander was 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA in 30 1/3 innings with Tennessee. He made his Triple-A debut on Saturday, tossing one scoreless inning.

The 25-year-old Schappert signed as a non-drafted free agent from Southwest Texas State University in 2004.

Sunday, Iowa added another pitcher to its bullpen when RHP Jim Henderson was promoted to Triple-A. Henderson made 18 appearances in relief at Tennessee and was 3-1 with a 0.75 ERA in 24 innings.

The Cubs acquired the 24-year-old Henderson from Washington in the minor league phase of the Rule Five Draft last December.

To accomodate the moves, Matt Avery was promoted to Tennessee from Class High-A Daytona. In 19 appearances, the right-hander was 1-1 with a 1.61 ERA in 22 1/3 innings. He was 7-for-9 in save chances.

The 23-year-old Avery was the Cubs’ ninth-round selection in the 2005 draft from the University of Virginia.

Also promoted to Tennessee was RHP Grant Johnson. The 24-year-old was 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA in 16 relief appearances at Daytona.

Meanwhile, two were promoted to Daytona from Class-A Peoria Sunday: LHP Chris Shaver and RHP Rocky Roquet.

The 25-year-old Shaver made three starts for Peoria after beginning the year in Extended Spring Training following minor off-season surgery on his left elbow to remove bone spurs. He allowed three runs (two earned) in 13 2/3 innings with Peoria for a 1.32 ERA.

In 19 appearances with the Chiefs, the 24-year-old Roquet boasted a 0.36 ERA in 25 innings. He was 11-for-11 in save chances and did not allow a run in his first 16 appearances with the team this season.

To coincide with the moves, RHP Miguel Cuevas-Novas was added to the Peoria roster. Cuevas-Novas, listed at 6-foot-9, 265 pounds, made his professional debut with the Mesa Cubs of the Arizona Rookie League a season ago and allowed six earned runs in 17 innings for a 3.18 ERA.

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