With the Lehigh Valley IronPigs struggling horribly, the Phillies looked around for some pitching help and came up with Les Walrond. The left-hander has been a nice addition to the 'Pigs rotation.
METAIRIE, La. -- Les Walrond knows he won't be the Cubs first choice for a spot in the club's big league rotation any time soon. So instead of worrying about things out of his power, the left-hander is focusing on what he can control.
Special consideration is given for the past week's action, which can wreck havoc on the lists from update to update. Rankings, however, are primarily compiled on an overall season-to-date basis. Statistics updated through April 22.
Not everyone is thinking ahead to call-up's and greener major league pastures this time of year. The Cubs' Triple-A affiliate remains within two games of first place in the Pacific Coast League's American Northern Division, but time is running out.
September 2, 2006
Left-hander Les Walrond was scheduled to start Friday night for Triple-A Iowa, but was a late scratch as right-hander Wilton Chavez got the nod instead. On Saturday, the Cubs announced that Walrond would join the major league team in Chicago for Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
August 26, 2006