Jul 10, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Arismendy Alcantara hits a single off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton during the eighth inning at Great American Ball Park. The Cubs won 6-4 . Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

7/13 Morning Marquee: Arismendy Alcantara versatility, MLB Futures Game


Edwin Jackson gave up three home runs in an ugly 11-6 Chicago Cubs’ loss Saturday afternoon to the Braves. In the same game, recent call up and unsung prospect Arismendy Alcantara showed his versatility by proving he can play center field.

Chicago Cubs’ top two prospects Javier Baez (World Team) and Kris Bryant (U.S. Team) will play in the MLB Futures Game Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. CST, which can be seen on MLB Network.

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CSN Chicago: Arismendy Alcantara showing Cubs he doesn’t belong in Iowa

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ESPN Chicago: All-Star Rizzo now leading way for Cubs

Daily Herald: Cubs show sign of life with back-to-back wins

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