Thursday Oct. 6, 2011
Posted: 6:00 p.m.
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Josh Vitters had another big day for the Sox but it wasnt enough as they dropped an 8-7 decision to visiting Surprise.
Vitters, a former top pick by the Cubs, had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. He has seven RBIs through the first three games of the AFL season. Fellow Cub DJ LeMahieu added a hit and scored a run. White Sox prospect Tyler Saladino was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.
In other action, the United States upended Greece, 3-0, at Ramon Cantera Stadium in Wednesday afternoons IBAF World Cup contest in Aguadulce City, Panama. Outfielder Jordan Danks and infielder Andrew Garcia, both of whom are White Sox prospects, each had a hit for Team USA. Danks also drew a walk.
The wait for Otto Porter Jr. continues, and continues to lengthen.
Porter, who has been out since Nov. 9, now will be reassessed in four weeks after visiting Dr. Bob Anderson, a noted foot and ankle specialist, Monday in Green Bay, Wis. In a release, the Bulls said Anderson confirmed Porter’s bone injury in his left foot. In a new development, the team said the “healing response (is) consistent with a small fracture that has become more clearly defined with repeated imaging over the last five weeks.”
Porter will remain in his walking boot for now. And the Bulls’ depth at small forward, which also currently features Chandler Hutchison out with a bruised shoulder, will continue to be tested.
Kris Dunn will remain in a starting role until Hutchison returns. Denzel Valentine also has taken advantage of his opportunity created by these injuries.
However, Porter’s absence is significant.
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David Kaplan and Tony Andracki are in San Diego for Day 2 of the Winter Meetings.
Theo Epstein met the media for the first time Monday night. Kap and Tony react to his comments on how free agency affects his team's ability to make a trade (1:00). Plus, Theo discusses all the talk about his payroll limitations and how Yu Darvish's performance at the end of 2019 helps that (6:00).
Will Jose Quintana be wearing a different uniform in 2020? The guys discuss that (10:00).
Joe Girardi joins Kap to discuss the state of the Phillies, former Cub Jake Arrieta and the state of catching with robot umps a possibility in the future (13:00).
Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below:
Cubs Talk Podcast