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Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, featuring material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball and attempt to distill the zeitgeist onto the printed page. Please enjoy immoderately.

I guess Friday is the new Tuesday. Followup on Wednesday’s report has Jed Hoyer buying neighboring homes in Winnetka (Crain’s {$}). Daniel Vogelbach is headed to the Big Apple, for Colin Holderman, reports Robert Murray.

Oh and baseball. PBP Melanie Newman was flanked by former Sun-Times writer Russell Dorsey and Chris Young. Wasn’t too bad on the ears. Taylor McGregor did on-field reporting and interviewing, so the broadcast had a distinct Chicago flavor.

Kyle Schwarber greeted his old team enthusiastically, preventing a Justin Steele record.

Willie got him back:

And then... while the bullpen stands tall:

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Cubs: Alexander Canario (No. 18) Although Canario only has a .264 average for the month his 23 hits in 87 at-bats came with a lot of thump. The outfielder clobbered seven homers and added eight doubles for a .598 slugging percentage. Canario also swiped six bases successfully in seven attempts. Selected to the Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week just prior to the Minor League midseason break, Canario put together one of his best stretches with four homers over a five-game stretch from July 12-16. His overall Double-A numbers are .236/.307/.511, but his slash line for 15 games in July is .314/.444/.706. —

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