Cubs Option Pitchers Esmailin Caridad & John Gaub to Triple-A Iowa – Wrigley Field West Mesa Arizona 3/12/11

Posted on 12 March 2011 by Lou

The Cubs optioned Esmailin Caridad and John Gaub to Triple-A Iowa this week.  Caridad had pitched in 4 spring games and Gaub had pitched in 2 spring games prior to the demotion.  Both saw action at the major league level in 2010 and it would not be surprising to see either pitcher back up in the bullpen in 2011.  Manager Mike Quade commented that a lot of pitchers have command issues to work on right now – “There’s a lot of money to be made if you can hit the glove, and it’s not just with them. They’ll get a lot of work down there and an opportunity to make progress and come help us.”

Let’s hope so…

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