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Moving Day Comes Early

Maybe the Cubs didn't envision top prospect Starlin Castro getting off to such a blistering start at Double-A Tennessee and leading the organization in hitting. Or maybe they didn't anticipate being swept by the hapless Pirates. Whatever the case, "Moving Day," as it's often called throughout the system, came early this season when Chicago promoted three of its top five prospects Friday.

The Cubs promoted its top pitching prospect, right-hander Andrew Cashner, to Triple-A and its top third base prospect, Josh Vitters, to Double-A. Those moves are reason enough to make for an exciting day in the Cubs' system, but the biggest move of all was the club's decision to bring up top prospect Castro from Double-A to Chicago. Castro batted .376 in 26 games at Tennessee. There were some...

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