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Cubs recall lefty Beliveau, option Dolis

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Cubs recall lefty Beliveau, option Dolis

The Cubs announced today they have recalled 25-year-old Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Iowa, and he will be available for today's game in St. Louis against the Cardinals. Rafael Dolis was optioned to Iowa in a corresponding move.
Beliveau was the 2011 Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year, going 6-2 with five saves and a 1.57 ERA in 53 appearances for Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee. He struck out 89 batters in 74.1 innings.
He has seen his struggles with Iowa this season, going 4-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 34 relief appearances. However, those numbers include a July 2 performance when he gave up four runs in 0.1 innings pitched.
He was selected by the Cubs in the 18th round of the 2008 Draft, and has a career record of 21-14 and has struck out 11.6 batters per nine innings.
The 24-year-old Dolis is 2-4 with a 6.44 ERA in 26 appearances with the Cubs in two different stints this season.

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.