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Arizona Fall League/Caribbean Leagues recap: 11/5/13

To put it lightly, Cubs prospects didn’t deliver their best performance Tuesday. In AFL action, Mesa amassed just four hits, made five errors and was shut out 8-0 against Salt River. Dallas Beeler gave up seven runs in the contest, but none of them were earned. Also, reliever Daniel Bard struggled mightily in his first appearance in Puerto Rico. Here are the highlights from yesterday’s fall/winter league action.

Arizona Fall League

Albert Almora, CF – Almora kicked off the game with a single to center for the visiting Sox. He went 1-for-4 on the day.

Dallas Beeler, RHSP – Beeler had a strange line Tuesday. He escaped the first two innings of work unscathed, retiring the side in order in the second and striking out Nick Ahmed (Diamondbacks). In the third inning, Beeler allowed seven runs, though none were earned, as two of the first three batters he faced reached on errors. His final line read: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 0 ER, 1 K, 2 BB. He was saddled with his first loss of the season, putting his record at 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA.

Jorge Soler, DH – Soler hit third, but went 0-for-3 Tuesday.

Mesa will host Glendale Wednesday afternoon, with first pitch scheduled for 1:35 CST. Blaine Hardy (Tigers) will start for the Sox, while the Desert Dogs will send out Michael Lorenzen (Reds). Kris Bryant is expected to bat fourth and play third base, and Wes Darvill will bat eighth and be in right field.

Caribbean Leagues

Dominican Republic

Arismendy Alcantara, 2B – Alcantara went 1-for-4 with a fifth-inning solo home run. He also drew a walk in the Licey win.

Julio Borbon, PH/RF – Borbon ripped an RBI double and went 1-for-4 for Licey in its win over the Toros.

Mexico

Marcus Hatley, RHP – Hatley went 0.2 innings, giving up two earned runs on a home run and striking out one in a 5-4 Culican win.

Puerto Rico

Daniel Bard, RHP – In his first winter league appearance, Bard didn’t record an out, hitting three batters, surrendering a walk and giving up two earned runs in an 8-4 Caguas win.

Venezuela

Yoanner Negrin, RHSP – Negrin started and went 2.2 innings, giving up five earned runs and a homer in a 9-5 Caracas loss. His record dropped to 3-1.

Lioger Padron, RHP – Padron went 1.0 inning, giving up one hit and no runs and fanning two for the Leones.

Cubs claim RHP Bard off waivers

Bard

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The Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Daniel Bard off waivers from Boston Wednesday. To make room for the 28-year-old, the Cubs designated outfielder Cole Gillespie for assignment.

Originally selected in the first round of the 2006 draft by the Red Sox, Bard owns a 10-19 career record with a 3.67 ERA over 257.1 innings. He has made 10 starts since his debut in 2009, but he’s been most effective out of the ‘pen.

From 2009-11, Bard worked exclusively in reief, posting a 2.88 ERA over 197.0 innings. He struck out 213 batters and limited opposing hitters to a .190 average.

In 2012, he was converted to a starter, a role in which he has struggled. As a result, he has spent most of the last two seasons in the minors. He made 17 big league appearances last year (10 starts) and finished 5-6 with a 6.22 ERA. Bard has made just two major league appearances this season, allowing one run in one inning.

For his career, Bard has a 3.24 ERA in 201 relief appearances compared to a 5.30 ERA in 10 starts.

Gillespie is hitting .203 in 59 at-bats with the Giants and Cubs this season.

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