The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta from Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Peralta on Chicago's 25-man roster, left-handed pitcher Gerardo Concepcion was optioned to Triple-A Iowa following yesterday's game.
Chicago Cubs Legacy Partners Nuveen and Wintrust are providing one more reason to watch where Cubs home runs travel this season, as each partner has committed to a sizeable donation - up to $1 million - to Cubs Charities if a batted baseball strikes their sign at Wrigley Field during the 2016 regular season or postseason.
The Chicago Cubs will square off against two National League Central Division rivals as they host the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals June 17-22 at Wrigley Field. To honor the victims of the tragic shooting in Orlando, the Cubs will host a moment of silence prior to the team's first home game since the incident.
Jimenez, 19, batted .364 (40-for-110) with eight doubles, seven homers, 17 runs scored and 23 RBI in 28 games for South Bend in May. Clifton, 21, went 3-1 with a 1.29 ERA (4 ER/28.0 IP) in five May starts, striking out 35 batters while walking just seven.