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Winter League Highlights: Ha keeps hitting in Venezuela

Cubs outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha is far from his native South Korea, but he didn’t let any potential homesickness disrupt his play on Sunday in the Venezuelan League. The outfielder recorded a pair of hits, including a double, to help his team Tigres de Aragua to a 5-0 victory. He also swiped his sixth stolen base of the season. So far in 22 games, Ha has hit .238/.294/.286 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with three doubles. He spent the majority of the 2012 season with Double-A Tennessee.

Though he only pitched 2/3 of an inning for Dominican team Toros del Este, Cubs Single-A pitcher Jeffry Antigua recorded his fourth victory of the season Saturday. In 12.2 innings pitched, the lefty has a 4.26 ERA and has struck out 12. He split time between Single-A Peoria and Double-A Tennessee this summer.

In Mexico Sunday, Esmailin Caridad earned his seventh hold of the season, pitching a scoreless eighth inning to give Yaquis de Obregon the 6-3 win. In 21.2 innings this fall, the righty has a 1.66 ERA and has struck out 27, walking six. He was at Triple-A Iowa last summer.

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Bradley, RF
Lee, 1B
Ramirez, 3B
Fukudome, CF
Soriano, LF Fox, LF
Soto, C
Fontenot, 2B
Zambrano, RHP

Right-hander Garrett Mock (2-5, 5.10 ERA) pitches for the Nationals.

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for INSIDE THE IVY LOGO.jpgFormer Cubs manager Jim Riggleman (1995-99) and Cubs minor-league coach and skipper Pat Listach (2002-08) are visiting town with the Nationals. Riggleman was named interim manager earlier this season, and Listach currently is the team’s third base coach.

Our November 2008 issue of Vine Line caught up with Riggleman, back when he was wrapping up an interim term with the Mariners. Riggleman reflected on his eight-year absence from big-league managing as well as his time with the Cubs, which included the great wild-card season of 1998 as well as the rough starts in ’97 and ’99.

“I feel like, other than my mother and my son [Jon], this is really what consumes my thoughts,” he told Vine Line‘s “Alumni Notebook.” “I love managing a ballgame. I love managing a ballclub. … Ultimately, it’s a player’s game. You may have an impact in a few games.”

“I have no negative or hard feelings about what happened [when he was let go in ’99]. I had four and a half great years. Everything I own in my personal life is due to my time here with the Cubs. I had a lot of fun here. I would have liked to have been here another 10 years.”

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And of course, Carlos Zambrano gets to put his ab work to, well, work today. The team activated him from the 15-day DL and optioned right-hander Esmailin Caridad to Triple A.