Cubs Send Hamann and Lang to Boise
Hamann is in his second season in the Cubs organization and is making his second trip to Boise…spent the last week with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies, but did not see game action…split time last season between Mesa and Boise – making one appearance in rookie ball, tossing a scoreless inning on June 26…joined the Hawks on June 30, making seven appearances – going 0-0 with a 5.91 ERA…picked up his first professional save on July 24 vs. Yakima…missed the final month of the season due to injury…a 16th-round pick in the 2012 draft by the Cubs out of the University of Toledo…went 3-5 with a 5.80 ERA as a senior…fastball sits at 90-93, touches 95.
Lang is in his second season in the Cubs organization and will make his first trip to Boise…spent last season in rookie ball, going 0-0 with a 3.29 ERA in seven appearances – striking out 11 in 13.2 innings of work…tossed four shutout innings vs. AZL-Royals on July 31…a sixth-round selection in the 2012 out of Gateway CC…fastball can touch 94-95 with a good slider…also spent a season at Northern Illinois.
The Hawks open up the Northwest League season in Eugene on Friday night. Hawkstown Tonight debuts at 7:05 p.m., with first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. live on 1350 KTIK-AM with Mike Safford calling the action.