Tyler Colvin sent down to AAA

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“Is this heaven?”

“No, Tyler. It’s Iowa.”

Cubs’ outfielder/first baseman Tyler Colvin has been sent down to AAA. This despite a rookie campaign that showed some promise. Indeed, it may have been too good to be true: 20 homers and 56 RBIs  in 358 at-bats despite not doing a ton in the minors to suggest that such performance in the majors was possible. And it does seem that 2010 performance was either a bit premature for his place on the development curve or rather flukey, because this season he’s just not getting the job done. He’s hitting just .113 with two homers.

Replacing Colvin on the roster is Tony Campana who, while not a power hitter like Colvin, is hitting .342/.383/.442 down in Iowa so far this season.