Chicago Cubs: Latest Call-Ups Might Be Brief Glance Into Team’s Future

August 10, 2010 by  

The Cubs placed Geovany Soto and Derrek Lee on the 15-day disabled list and the bereavement list, respectively, on Tuesday. In their stead will be 23-year-old Welington Castillo and 30-year-old Micah Hoffpauir from Triple-A Iowa.

If you've been paying any attention to the North Siders these past few seasons, you're probably fairly familiar with Hoffpauir from his stellar stint with the Cubs in 2008, his less impressive 2009 season as Lee's backup, and a left-handed power bat off the bench. His recent play in Iowa suggests that he's getting back to his 2008 form, riding an 18-game hitting streak into his promotion, and posting a slash line of .338/.402/...

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