The Chicago Cubs today acquired left-handed pitcher José Quintana from the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Eloy Jimenez, right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease, and infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete. Quintana is under club control through the 2020 campaign.
Quintana, 28, was a 2016 All-Star and is 50-54 with a 3.51 ERA (412 ER/1,055.1 IP) in 172 major league appearances, all but three as a starter, over the last six seasons with the White Sox (2012-17). He has made 32 or more starts while reaching 200.0 or more innings in each of the last four campaigns.
The Arjona, Colombia native signed a major league contract with the White Sox on November 10, 2011 after being released from previous minor league stints with the New York Mets and New York Yankees. Today’s trade gives Quintana the distinction of having been a member of the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs organizations.
Jimenez, 20, is batting .271 (42-for-155) with six doubles, eight home runs and 32 RBI in 42 games with Single-A Myrtle Beach this season. He originally signed with the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2013.
Cease, 21, is 1-2 with a 2.79 ERA (16 ER/51.2 IP) in 13 starts with Single-A South Bend this season. He was originally selected by the Cubs in the sixth round of the 2014 Draft.
Rose, 22, is batting .227 (53-for-233) with 15 doubles, 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 65 games with Myrtle Beach this season. He was originally selected by the Cubs in the 11th round of the 2015 Draft.
Flete, 24, is batting .305 (84-for-275) with 15 doubles, six home runs and 37 RBI in 70 games with Myrtle Beach this season. He was originally signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2012.
We are trying to get a ladies league going for this summer. It was very successful league last year that the ladies who joined really enjoyed. Your skill level as a golfer does not matter as there are several different games played each week that are fun for golfers of all skill levels.
Jerri Ann Bumphrey and Alissa Frederick have volunteered to take over the league this year. They would really appreciate anyone and everyone to help them out in any way possible to have another successful league this year. We are going to have Thursday, June 22 be the first night that will be used as a practice night. At 7:00 that night we would like everyone that is interested in league to stick around for a short meeting to discuss the league. Also please bring any ideas that you have that you would like to see in the ladies league this year as Alissa and Jerri Ann are open to any ideas!
You do not have to be a member to participate in ladies league. There is a discount rate of 15.00 per player on Thursday nights for non member, ladies league participants.
Please call the pro shop at 309.852.4508 with any questions.
The Golden State Warriors are champions of the NBA after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night 129-120. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 39 and he also was named the MVP of the Finals. With the victory, Golden State wins their second NBA title in the last three years.
The 7th annual Walnut 5K will be Saturday, July 1 at 8:00 am. The start line is in front of the Bureau Valley North Junior High Building in Walnut. Entry fee is $15.00 if received by June 19; $20.00 after that date and on race day. Race day registration is 6:45 to 7:45 am at the tent located south of the school. T-shirts guaranteed to all participants if registered by June 19th. Trophies awarded to top 3 overall male and females; medals to top 3 in 15 age groups. Gun to bib chip timing, professional road race scoring team, accurately measured course. This is a Rock River Road Runners Circuit event. Join us in support of raising funds for ALS research (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). This race gets approximately 400 participants. Contact Julie Von Holten, Race Director, at 815-379-2269 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami Marlins snapped the Chicago Cubs winning streak at 5 on Wednesday night with a 6-5 victory. John Lackey gave up two home runs to the Fighting Fish who avoided a three game sweep with the victory.
Here are the award winners for the AW Titan Baseball Team for 2017. Thanks for all that you have done for us over the years. I have resigned after 11 years as baseball coach with AW to concentrate on teaching, coaching Basketball and to spend time with my family. I feel like my staff of Logan Willits, Alex Coppejans and Todd Hansen are ready to take the program to the next level. No one has been hired as of yet, but I'm sure you will be notified when it does. We have had a good ride and winning the LTC this season was special.
In Major League Baseball on Monday, the Chicago Cubs won their fourth straight game defeating Miami 3-1. Kris Bryant had a two run home run and Albert Almora Jr. had a solo shot to lead the way at the plate for the Cubs.
A good day on Monday for Princeville as the boys win the Princeville Regional Championship 14-7 over Ridgewood while in girls softball, Princeville won their own Regional Championship 8-7 over Putnam County
In girls high school softball on Saturday, the Galva Lady Wildcats won the Lincoln Trail Conference championship with a 12-2 win at Stark County. It was the first ever softball title for the Lady Cats.
In boys high school baseball on Thursday, Annawan-Wethersfield scored 10 in the bottom of the 6th to defeat Rowva-Williamsfield 14-11 at Oneida. With the win, the Titans finish 13-3 to tie for the top spot in the LTC along with Ridgewood and Mercer County.
In major league baseball on Wednesday, Colorado defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-0. The Cubs dropped two out of three in Denver and have the day off today before opening a three game road trip in St Louis on Friday
In major league baseball on Sunday, the Chicago Cubs wrapped up a 9 game road trip with a 6-2 loss at Boston. The Cubs are back home beginning a 7 game homestand playing host to Philadelphia tonight on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
Getting in the lab is a key part of the curriculum within the School of Agriculture at Western Illinois University. Those experiences are just as important as those lessons learned in lecture halls says Win Phippen, a professor of plant breeding and genetics.
Phippen says his proudest moments as a professor involve former students now becoming equals at other land grant universities in Illinois.
Kewanee High School Wrestler Lewis Robinson was honored Sunday April 23 by the Illinois Wrestling Officials and Coaches Association (IWOCA) at the Holiday Inn in Countryside , Illinois. Lewis placed 2nd at State in Class 1A at the 145 pound weight class . All place winners in Class 1A, 2A, & 3A were invited to attend the IWOCA Banquet and to be recognized. The IWOCA also recognized Kewanee Athletic Director Tim Atwell. Mr. Atwell was 1of 5 administrators in Class 1A to be recognized for being nominated to be the Administrator of the Year in the sport if wrestling. Jeff Hill of Porta was the 2017 Administrator of the Year.
In the NBA playoffs on Sunday, the Boston Celtics won in Chicago defeating the Bulls 104-95. The best of seven series is now tied at two games each with game five Wednesday night in Boston and game six Friday night in Chicago