Prospects Promoted

Several Cubs prospects were promoted on Wednesday with just over a week left of regular season minor league ball.

Right-hander Lee Gwaltney was promoted to Double-A West Tenn.

Gwaltney came to Daytona from Peoria in June and made five starts with the team before being moved to the bullpen. As a reliever, he was 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA in 17 appearances spanning 26 innings, holding opposing hitters to a .207 average in 22 games with the team. From the bullpen alone, Gwaltney averaged more than one strikeout per inning with 29 to just four walks. Before joining the Class High-A club, he made 10 starts at Peoria, going 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA.

Right-handers Michael Hyle and Jeff Teasley were also promoted Wednesday. The two were sent to Peoria from Class Low-A Boise of the Northwest League.

Hyle, the Cubs' 22nd round draft pick from the University of Georgia last June, appeared as both a starter and reliever with the Hawks, going 3-5 with a 3.18 ERA. Despite a 0-4 record as a starter, he posted better numbers in the Hawks' rotation with a 2.55 ERA in six outings. He held opposing hitters to a .205 average in those starts.

Teasley was 1-0 with a 5.19 ERA and four saves at Boise. Over his last eight outings with the team, he held opposing hitters to a .190 average for a 0.75 ERA.

Right-handers Walt Nolen and Federico Baez were each promoted to Triple-A Iowa.

Nolen was 7-4 with a 4.61 ERA in 37 games with Peoria. He appeared in 35 games in relief while making two starts with the club. Baez was 4-3 with a 4.58 ERA in 41 appearances at West Tenn. He was used twice as a starter and 39 times from the bullpen.

LHP Tim Layden and RHP Michael Phelps were promoted from Peoria to Daytona on Tuesday.

Right-hander Talley Haines was placed on the Triple-A team's restricted list earlier this week. He is scheduled to play for Team USA and compete in the IBAF World Cup, scheduled for Sept. 2-17, the Iowa Cubs' website reports.

Haines, an all-star at West Tenn this season, was 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 21 relief appearances at Iowa. From July 24 to Aug. 9, he threw eight consecutive outings without allowing an earned run.


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