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Grant Johnson, Mike Phelps to DL; Andy Lane to Daytona


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From today's Daytona Cubs Digest:

 

The Cubs not going to the all-star game will get some much needed time off. The team has gotten a little banged up as of late with both Grant

Johnson and Mike Phelps being placed on the disabled list this week.

The good news is that Clint Brannon was activated today and could come

in out of the bullpen as soon as tonight. The Cubs also got a new

infielder, Andy Lane was sent to Daytona from extended spring training.

Lane might get his first start this evening.

 

Grant Johnson was placed on the DL retroactive to May 28; Mike Phelps retroactive to May 31. I didn't see any injury information.

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Lane is a 2B that played at Grand Canyon College in Arizona. He wasn't a DFE or a 5th-year senior, so I'm guessing we signed him as a free agent here recently. According the BA's minor league transactions, we signed him sometime between May 9 and May 24th. His college's website is messed up, but from all of the box scores I can find he makes alot of contact and was the #3 hitter in their lineup.
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If he is the same Andrew Lane as the one I'm reading about in BA's Super Register, then he is 24 years old and was drafted in 2005 by the Nationals in the 27th round. Bad minor league stats in '05 as a 2B. Might have been released and picked up by the Cubs who need a filler. (He did go to Grand Canyon University.)
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If he is the same Andrew Lane as the one I'm reading about in BA's Super Register, then he is 24 years old and was drafted in 2005 by the Nationals in the 27th round. Bad minor league stats in '05 as a 2B. Might have been released and picked up by the Cubs who need a filler. (He did go to Grand Canyon University.)

 

The Baseball Cube has a similar-sounding Andrew Lane with NCAA stats (U of Miami) listed as a pitcher, but his '05 minor league stats with the Nationals indicate he played as position player.

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The Daytona Cubs have an interview with Andy Lane up on their website. Interesting signing story.

 

AO: How did you get to be a member of the Chicago Cubs organization?

 

AL: Interesting story. Kerry Wood would like to hear this one. I was working out with Kerry Wood over in Phoenix. There are a lot of athletes that work out there. I just happened to work out with him all off-season, September until Spring Training. I got to Spring Training, got released, came back and Woody was like “what’s going on? Why are you here?” You worked your butt off all year, there’s no reason.” Later he gave me a call and said “Hey, I’m going to talk to the Cubs for you. I know they’re looking for infielders.” I don’t know if he wants me telling that, but that’s what happened. That’s a true story and everything happens for a reason, and I’m a Cub now.

 

AO: Tell me what it was like working out with Kerry Wood. What did you learn from him?

 

AL: It’s something to be around big league guys, what it takes to get it done. They’ve been there for so long. He’s been there for eight years. He’s still a pretty young guy, but he’s been so successful even with his injuries. Just being around his work ethic and seeing he know he needs to get it done. He knows he’s had a couple of bad run-ins with injuries. Just being around that, it wears off on you. I guess he saw something in me and said “hey, you’re working your butt off, here’s another shot.” Sometimes it’s good to know somebody, but he’s just a great guy. He looks out for the little guys even though he’s the big time.

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The Daytona Cubs have an interview with Andy Lane up on their website. Interesting signing story.

 

AO: How did you get to be a member of the Chicago Cubs organization?

 

AL: Interesting story. Kerry Wood would like to hear this one. I was working out with Kerry Wood over in Phoenix. There are a lot of athletes that work out there. I just happened to work out with him all off-season, September until Spring Training. I got to Spring Training, got released, came back and Woody was like “what’s going on? Why are you here?” You worked your butt off all year, there’s no reason.” Later he gave me a call and said “Hey, I’m going to talk to the Cubs for you. I know they’re looking for infielders.” I don’t know if he wants me telling that, but that’s what happened. That’s a true story and everything happens for a reason, and I’m a Cub now.

 

AO: Tell me what it was like working out with Kerry Wood. What did you learn from him?

 

AL: It’s something to be around big league guys, what it takes to get it done. They’ve been there for so long. He’s been there for eight years. He’s still a pretty young guy, but he’s been so successful even with his injuries. Just being around his work ethic and seeing he know he needs to get it done. He knows he’s had a couple of bad run-ins with injuries. Just being around that, it wears off on you. I guess he saw something in me and said “hey, you’re working your butt off, here’s another shot.” Sometimes it’s good to know somebody, but he’s just a great guy. He looks out for the little guys even though he’s the big time.

 

Why yes, we are looking for infielders. Especially 2nd basemen at the major league level. Yikes, we're down to 4.

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