Young Cubs make Minors All-Star squads

Young Cubs make Minors All-Star squads

CHICAGO -- Triple-A Iowa shortstop Darwin Barney and pitcher Thomas Diamond were named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team on Thursday.

Barney led all PCL shortstops in games played with 74 and had a .971 fielding percentage. He was batting .289. Diamond was 5-2 with a 2.53 ERA.

Double-A Tennessee's Tony Campana, Robinson Chirinos and Blake Lalli were named to the starting lineup for the Southern League North Division All-Star team. The lineup is subject to change.

The three Smokies will join teammates Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Ryan Buchter, David Cales, Hung-Wen Chen and Steve Clevenger on the North Division roster. The game will be played July 12.

The Cubs announced Thursday they have signed fifth-round Draft pick Matt Szczur of Villanova. A two-sport star in baseball and football, he was the first .400 hitter for Villanova this season since 1997, batting .443 (77-for-174).