2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster

2013 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (4/14)


75 PLAYERS


* Bats or throws left
# Bats both

PITCHERS (43):
* Hunter Ackerman
Daniel Adrian
Paul Blackburn
Tyler Bremer 
* Kyler Burke (ACTIVE REHAB)
David Cales
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Hunter Cervenka (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Gerardo Concepcion (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Josh Conway
Jorge Diaz
Ethan Elias
Juan Francisco
Kevin Gregg 
Carlos Gutierrez (ACTIVE REHAB)
Mike Hamann 
Corbin Hoffner
* Matt Iannazzo
Michael Jensen (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Jin-Young Kim (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Trey Lang
* Jeff Lorick (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Erick Leal 
Matt Loosen (ACTIVE REHAB)
Dillon Maples
Chad Martin
Carlos Martinez 
* Andrew McKirahan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Ryan McNeil
* Angel Mejias 
Guillermo Moscoso 
Loiger Padron 
* Anthony Prieto
James Pugliese
Jasvir Rakkar
Armando Rivero (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Carlos Rodriguez 
Orbandy Rodriguez
Jose Rosario (ACTIVE REHAB)
Alexander Santana
Larry Suarez 
Daury Torrez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Duane Underwood 

CATCHERS
(8):
Erick Castillo
Carlos Escobar (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Justin Marra
* Alberto Mineo
# Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Neftali Rosario
Lance Rymel

INFIELDERS (11):
Luis Acosta
Jose Dore
Jesse Hodges (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Junior Lake (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
Carlos Penalver
* Jacob Rogers
Greg Rohan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB))
Francisco Sanchez
Brad Zapenas (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)

OUTFIELDERS:(13):
Albert Almora (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Xavier Batista
Jeffrey Baez
Yasiel Balaguert
# Roberto Caro
# Rashad Crawford
* Shawon Dunston Jr
# Kevin Encarnacion
Reggie Golden
* Trevor Gretzky
Dong-Yub Kim
* Garrett Schlecht
Jorge Soler

MANAGER:
Bobby Mitchell

PITCHING COACHES:
Angel Guzman 
David Rosario
Anderson Tavarez 
Rick Tronerud 


HITTING COACHES:
Bill Buckner
Jimmy Gonzalez 
Carmelo Martinez 
Ricardo Medina 


 

Comments

AZ Phil, I see a number of Latin newcomers have arrived in Mesa. What is Daury Torres injury? Do you think Armando Rivero will be leaving Fitch soon?
Thanks

HAGSAG: Armando Rivero isn't ready to throw in games yet, so I don't see him leaving Fitch Park anytime soon.


I don't know what's wrong with Daury Torrez, but he is playing catch and participating in PFP drills and the like, so I doubt that it is anything too serious.


BTW, probably the most-interesting recent-arrival from the Dominican Academy is 24-year old 6'6 230+ RHP Orbandy Rodriguez, who pitched for the DSL Diamondbacks as "Manuel Gil" in 2008-09 (where he was a teammate of Juan Carlos Paniagua--known at the time as "Juan Callado") and was a fairly decent prospect, before suffering a fractured elbow in 2009 and missing the last three seasons. He was released by the D'backs (I believe his contract might have been voided), changed his name to "Orbandy Rodriguez" and his DOB from 3-17-1991 to 9-29-1988 (he suppoedly was 16 when he signed with the D'backs, but he was really 19), and the Cubs signed him after he threw for them at DSL Instructs last November. No matter the name, he is one big dude.

Still no Juan Carlos Paniagua.

Q-MAN: Juan Carlos Paniagua could very well end up pitching for the DSL Cubs this season.

6000 square foot jumbo tron in left field at Wriley.

Suck it, Roofies.

Wscr Cubs "insider"

Cubs dont care if roofies sue because they have to sue Cubs and City. HA!

Well, what was the point of that information? Cities can be sued. It would not be unprecedented for a judge to allow for an injunction to stop building permits, etc. I don't get the gloating...

i think the point might be that it's an expensive and time consuming thing that might cause pause to many potential "victims" looking to take care of it via the courts...dunno if there's any immunity in play, doubt there is.

Ah, I see. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Its just so bizarre for me to understand that Ricketts bought the team knowing that the Rooftops were his true partners for 20 years! Amazing.

I don't have much sympathy for either side here. Rickets tries to act like the victim being held hostage, but he has a very sweet deal with a stadium that has been packed for years despite mediocre play in an industry that gets special treatment (sports in general) compared to most other businesses, so I'm not feeling the capitalist "let the business owner have control over his business" argument. Owning the Cubs is a very cushy deal financially and I doubt that will ever change, especially once TV rights deals get even better. On the other hand, Tooney and the rooftop owners without a doubt have some corruption going on.

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  • In listening to Maddon's post-game, he is interested in how these other teams "look" to him. He is assessing for today...and tomorrow. I love this guy.

    One observation from last night: Joe Ross is incredibly slow. 20-30 seconds between pitches at times. Hendrix had a nice, peppy rhythm which is great to see.

    I know there are plenty of purists here which I applaud, but the game just will not sustain itself unless change of pace rules come into play. Pitch clock, improve the shit-ass reviews, mound visits (there is a clock for this), batter time outs, etc.

  • Thanks, Phil. Albertos at 17, and having gotten a good signing bonus ($1.5, even though as Mexican prospect I think his team gets half of that?), throwing in the 90's and showing some command of a curveball sounds pretty interesting, even if that control is only for a dozen-pitch sample.

    What kind of a frame does he have? Is he on the stocky and short-ish side (I'm recalling Fernando Valenzuela!), or somewhat taller? A lot of 17-year olds have projection, "when he fills out" projection. Would that apply at all for Albertos?

  • A-Team

  • Ha

  • I definitely hang around here looking to reply to your comments as noticed by my nearly year long absence.

    there's a fine line between posting something relevant, useful or at least humorous versus posting something irrelevant, useless or unfunny...actually it's rather quite a thick line and easy to see for most people not named crunch.

  • I certainly am digging the RISP machine Zobrist version.

  • Cubs are taking advantage of bad D by their opponents -- did it a few times in PIT and the Nats botched 2-out rundown leads to 3 Cub runs in the 8th. Which were nice to have.

    I hope Kyle had fun at the dance party -- he was terrific.

  • i hope he's getting more consideration for the 2-slot vs lefties, too.

  • I hope we can dispense with the Zobrist RISP concerns.

  • Is this heaven?

  • They call me Schwarberino because I'm basically Ruth,
    and as long as we're rapping I'm gonna tell you the truth:
    This team would be even better if I wasn't laid up;
    we'd win the World Series, the Superbowl, and the Stanley Cup.
    As long as we're at it, I'm putting the Premier League on notice.
    Hell, if I were healthy, Epstein could run for POTUS.
    My busted knee's even sadder than this presidential kerfuffle,
    but my first rehab assignment will be the World Series Shuffle.

    I am avoiding grading papers.

  • Phil,

    With Mutton on the DL now, does Victorino finally get to Iowa?

  • Chat ... is happening.

  • I agree completely with Dusty. I appreciate him much more as the Nats skipper than as the Cubs.

  • so, what you're saying is you keep bringing up something over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over like you did with this issue for years back in the day...and obviously still into today...

    ...but that's fine if you do it.

    brb, forming my next dozen replies for why you should shut up and never say anything about it again...oh wait, no i'm not because i'm not hanging around looking to tell you to shut up about repeating the same thing over and over and over and over...

  • Heyward looked fine shagging flies in BP. Wouldn't surprise me to see him in the line up tomorrow.