Outfielder Billy McKinney made his spring debut on Monday and the Cubs sent seven players back to minor league camp.
While most of the publicity has centered around the Cubs moves at the major league level, the front office has been busy adding minor league pitching depth, including arms who could assist the North Siders in 2016.
February 26, 2016
Justin De Fratus was the biggest name among the seven players to be outrighted by the Phillies on Wednesday. The right-hander struggled out of the bullpen this season after a breakout year in 2014.
October 7, 2015
Jonathan Pettibone will make his major league debut Monday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The right-hander will face a Pirates team that spent the weekend cooling off the Atlanta Braves.
Jonathan Pettibone got a taste of pitching at the Triple-A level last season and is opening this season back with the IronPigs. Now, Pettibone knows that he's one step from the majors and he's ready for the opportunity when it comes.
Some of the top young pitchers in the Phillies organization are working their way toward the top of the minor league system. Jonathan Pettibone is right up there among the best in the organization and could be opening the season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
If pitching wins championships, then the Reading Phillies are poised for success. With three of the four best pitching prospects in the organization in Reading's starting rotation, get ready for a winning hand full of Aces in Baseballtown.