A day after his controversial collision with Padres catcher Austin Hedges, Anthony Rizzo received a call from the Commissioner’s Office.
The Padres agreed with a pair of catchers from their Draft class on Tuesday, inking both Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt, according to MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo. The club has not confirmed the deals.
Anthony Rizzo smacked his third leadoff home run in the last seven games and rookie Ian Happ hit his ninth homer to back Mike Montgomery and lift the Cubs to a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night over the Padres.
Padres rookie right-hander Miguel Diaz took a step forward with his second career start. He will next oppose Cubs righty Eddie Butler in Wednesday’s series finale at Wrigley Field.
Padres second baseman Yangervis Solarte is expected to be placed on the 10-day disabled list after sustaining a left oblique strain moments before first pitch in Tuesday night’s 4-0 loss.
Cubs lefty Mike Montgomery, who will oppose Padres righty Jhoulys Chacin on Tuesday in the middle game at Wrigley Field, said he has picked Jon Lester’s brain about how he attacks hitters and his overall approach.
Willson Contreras celebrated the one-year anniversary of his first Major League hit by smacking a tying home run leading off the seventh and Javier Baez scored the go-ahead run on an error by Padres left fielder Jose Pirela to lift the Cubs to a 3-2 victory on Monday night.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, presented by MasterCard, is nearly three weeks away and the race for the third outfield spot is tightening upon the fourth installment of the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot fan voting for National League starters released Monday.
Three starting pitchers are on the road to returning to the Padres rotation, which right now includes Jhoulys Chacin, Clayton Richard, Luis Perdomo, Dinelson Lamet and Miguel Diaz.
Upon his return to Chicago on Sunday, Padres outfielder Matt Szczur decided he wanted to see a bit of his former city. After all, he is returning to the Windy City for the first time since being claimed off waivers from the Cubs in May.
Clayton Richard will be in familiar territory Monday when the Padres visit Wrigley Field to take on the Cubs in a three-game series.