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Maestri Adds to His Accolades

GENEVA, Ill. -- On January 6, 2006, the Cubs negotiated with Veserba, Italy, native Alex Maestri and signed him as a non-drafted free agent.

It looks as if the move is paying off. Maestri, who now plays for the Cubs' Single-A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs, was among the group of 36 pitchers named to this year's Midwest League All-Star team. "When they told me I was selected, I was very surprised," Maestri admitted at the All-Star Game at Kane County's Elfstrom Stadium on Tuesday. "I wasn't expecting to be here and I had no idea I... Recommended Stories

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