Friday, July 3, 2009

Aramis Ramirez, Reed Johnson and Angel Guzman Rehab Starts...

Aramis Ramirez is playing third and batting third for Peoria Chiefs today in his first rehab start.

First at-bat: Double on a line drive to CF and scored a run, 1-1

Second at-bat: Walk and scored a run, 1-1

Third at-bat: Flys out to the right fielder, 1-2

Reed Johnson is playing CF and batting first for Peoria Chiefs today.

First at-bat: Pop out to the SS, 0-1

Second at-bat: Single on a line drive to CF and scored a run, 1-2

Third at-bat: Hit By Pitch, 1-2

Angel Guzman is pitching for Triple A Iowa today in a rehab start.

Guzman pitched 1.1 inning giving up 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1, he was relieved bu newly acquired Casey Fossum.

The first batter he face in the game was Texas Rangers CF Josh Hamilton which is also on a rehab start for the Rangers. Guzman force Hamilton to ground out.

If everything goes well for Ramirez and Johnson, they can come back as early as Monday and Guzman will either come back Monday or Tuesday if not setbacks.

Side Note: The Cubs have signed lefty pitcher Casey Fossum to a minor league deal. He was immediately assigned to Triple A Iowa.

I will keep you posted.

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