TUCSON: As with yesterday early runs spelled doom for Tucson as former Padre Craig Stansberry once again led the charge with a three for four night including a pair of doubles with two RBIs for a 10-0 Las Vegas victory.
After 2 straight days of losing the minor league teams got back to their winning ways. Even more important than the W is Kyle Blanks making his first start of the year at 1B.
The Cubs acquired LHP Clint Brannon from Texas Monday to complete the November trade that sent Jon Leicester to the Rangers.
Jon Leicester's place in the Cubs' organization has shifted since the season began. Leicester made the 25-man roster out of Spring Training as a middle reliever. Then after five appearances out of the bullpen, the 26-year-old was optioned to Triple-A.