BURLINGTON, Iowa – Thursday night’s contest between the Kane County Cougars and Burlington Bees at Community Field has been postponed because of rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader at 5 p.m. today to finish their three-game series.
Right-handers Tayler Scott and Felix Pena are the expected starting pitchers for the Cougars while the Bees plan to counter with left-hander Ryan Crowley and righty Alex Keudell.
The Cougars have been postponed because of poor weather 10 times.
Cougars shuffle roster: The Cougars, in conjunction with the Cubs, have announced that catcher Carlos Escobar and infielder David Bote have joined the Cougars. Infielder Wes Darvill and catcher Chadd Krist have been promoted to Class-A Advanced Daytona.
Escobar (15th Round, 2012) played in 27 games last season between Mesa (Rookie) and Boise (Short-A), batting .234. Escobar earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in 2012 after helping Nevada to a 32-25 record and a share of the conference title.
Bote, who played in four games with Daytona last month, played in 38 games with Boise last season, batting .232.
Krist, in a platoon role at catcher, batted .263 in 12 games while Darvill was batting .347 for the Cougars at the time of Thursday’s transaction.