CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today named catcher Victor Caratini and right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.
Caratini hit .342 (110-for-292) with 27 doubles, three triples, 10 homers and 61 RBI with Iowa this season, leading all Cubs minor leaguers in batting average and tying for the I-Cubs team lead in doubles. The 24-year-old was recognized twice by Chicago earlier this year, earning Minor League Player of the Month accolades for both May and June. Caratini also earned both mid-season and postseason PCL All-Star honors.
Caratini's prolific Triple-A campaign led to his major league debut on June 28. In 24 games with Chicago, Caratini has hit .250 (12-for-48) with three doubles, one homer, two RBI and six runs scored.
Tseng earns his second Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year accolades, as he also collected the organization's award in 2014. He added to his trophy case with Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors in July and PCL Pitcher of the Week respects for July 17-23. Between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa this season, Tseng posted a 13-4 record with a 2.54 ERA (41ER/145.1IP), fanning 122 with 38 walks. Earning his first promotion to Triple-A in July, Tseng excelled, going 6-1 with a 1.80 ERA (11ER/55.0IP) in nine starts as an I-Cub.
Caratini and Tseng will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs 1:20 p.m. CT game Friday, September 15, against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
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