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Tyler Colvin sent down to AAA

May 17, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

Tyler Colvin

“Is this heaven?”

“No, Tyler. It’s Iowa.”

Cubs’ outfielder/first baseman Tyler Colvin has been sent down to AAA. This despite a rookie campaign that showed some promise. Indeed, it may have been too good to be true: 20 homers and 56 RBIs  in 358 at-bats despite not doing a ton in the minors to suggest that such performance in the majors was possible. And it does seem that 2010 performance was either a bit premature for his place on the development curve or rather flukey, because this season he’s just not getting the job done. He’s hitting just .113 with two homers.

Replacing Colvin on the roster is Tony Campana who, while not a power hitter like Colvin, is hitting .342/.383/.442 down in Iowa so far this season.

  1. Alex K - May 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    To be fair he hasn’t gotten much playing time this year. And what little he has gotten has been anything but regular.

    On a side note my wife will be sad because she loves her some Tyler Colvin.

  2. wonkypenguin - May 17, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    I bet he’s disappointed and might feel a pain in his chest, as though he has been stabbed there by a shard of bat or something….

  3. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - May 17, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    They need to demote the Cubs to Iowa and promote the Iowa Cubs to Chicago, with the small exception of Castro (for his skill) and Zambrano (for his antics).

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