Pimentel named to PCL All-Star team

Carlos Pimentel (above) pitched Iowa to a 6-5 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Tuesday evening. The righty improved to 8-5 on the year as he went 6.1 innings while allowing only two earned runs on eight hits and one walk.

By Iowa Cubs | July 10, 2015 8:24 PM

PAPILLION, Neb. - Iowa right-handed pitcher Carlos Pimentel has been added to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, the league announced today.

Pimentel will join previously announced I-Cub Arismendy Alcantara on the squad, which will take on all-stars from the International League on Wednesday, July 15 at Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers.

The right-hander is 6-4 with a 3.05 ERA (27ER/79.2IP) and 74 strikeouts in 16 games, including 15 starts, for Iowa this season. He was named both Chicago Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month and PCL Player of the Month for June.

Pimentel, 25, was 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA (3 ER/28.1 IP) in five June starts for Iowa, as he held opponents to a .192 batting average (19-for-99), a .287 on-base percentage and a .212 slugging mark. He walked 14 batters, struck out 22, did not allow a home run and recorded four quality starts, including three outings of at least 6.0 shutout innings. His June ERA led all Pacific Coast League hurlers while his four June victories tied for the league lead. His batting average against was fourth-lowest in the league.

This is Pimentel's second career all-star nomination. He was named a Texas League All-Star in 2013 with the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders as a member of the Texas Rangers organization.

With the addition of Pimentel to the team, Iowa has at least two all-stars for the fourth time in six year.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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