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Gaub Responding Well to Challenge

Left-hander John Gaub has been consistent from the bullpen early this season for Class AA Tennessee. In nine outings, he has 19 strikeouts to five walks in 10 1/3 innings. Gaub, one of three pitching prospects acquired by the Cubs from the Cleveland Indians in the Mark DeRosa trade over the off-season, has made a big jump this season, going from Low Class-A ball a season ago to Double-A in 2009.

Gaub's fast start has not gone unnoticed by his manager at Tennessee, Ryne Sandberg. In his most recent outing on Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over West Tennessee, Gaub came on in the eighth inning and faced three batters in two-thirds of an inning. He recorded two strikeouts to preserve a 2-2 tie and the Smokies took the lead for good a half-inning later to give Gaub his first win as a Cubs...

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