Minor League Camp - Roster Update
The Cubs cut nine players this morning, optioning RHP Mitch Atkins to AAA Iowa and RHP David Patton to AA Tennessee, while sending pitchers Jeff Kennard and Vince Perkins, catchers Steve Clevenger and Blake Lalli, IF-OF Matt Camp, 3B Josh Vitters, and OF Brett Jackson to the Minor League Camp at Fitch Park.
So the Cubs Spring Training roster now stands at 51, including 14 Non-Roster Invitees (NRI). But there are also 150 players at Minor League Camp.
As a result of today's transactions, several players now assigned to Iowa and Tennessee will get moved to a minor league roster at a lower classification. Some might get released. (Usually about a dozen minor leaguers are released by the Cubs during the course of Minor League Camp). And as the Cubs option or send additional players to minor league camp, more minor league players will be released or will be moved downward.
Here are the Cubs minor league rosters at Fitch Park as they were this morning. All players listed were physically present. However, there will be downward movement with the arrival of the nine players cut by the Cubs this morning. For example, I did see pitchers Jeffry Antigua, Robert Hernandez, Josh Lansford, and Mike Perconte leave Field #3 (Tennessee squad) in the middle of PFP, so they probably got moved downward when Atkins, Patton, Kennard, and Perkins arrived. I don’t know who (if anyone) was cut from Iowa or Daytona, and I’m not even sure that Antigua, Hernandez, Lansford, and Perconte necessarily were demoted.
Here are the Cubs Minor League Camp rosters.
NOTE: Players at Minor League Camp are often initially placed one level (sometimes two) above where they will likely play that season, and then they either get released or demoted to a lower level once the Cubs start to make cuts and send players to Minor League Camp at Fitch Park from the big league camp at HoHoKam, with an accompanying downward cascade of players from Iowa to Tennessee, Tennessee to Daytona, etc.
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UPDATED 2010 CUBS MINOR LEAGUE CAMP ROSTERS – SUNDAY MORNING 3/14:
* Casey Lambert (Limited Activity Only - TJS rehab)
* Scott Maine (Limited Activity Only – elbow surgery rehab)
* Jeremy Papelbon
* Dustin Sasser
* Chris Siegfried
* Mark Johnson (Inactive – player/coach)
* Mark Reed
# David Macias
* Jake Opitz
* Tony Campana
* Jeffry Antigua
* Ryan Buchter
* James Leverton
* Brooks Raley
* Chris Rusin
* Luke Sommer
John Contreras (ex-3B)
# Alvaro Sosa
* Ryan Flaherty
# Marwin Gonzalez
D. J. LeMahieu
* Matt Spencer
* Ryne White
* Kyler Burke
* Jason James
# Jose Valdez
* Jeffrey Beliveau
Marcus Hatley (Limited Activity Only – TJS rehab)
Dylan Johnston (Limited Activity Only – injury rehab)
* Richard Jones
Jovan Rosa (ex-3B)
* Matt Cerda
* Justin Bour
* Hak-Ju Lee
Rebel Ridling (Limited Activity – appendectomy rehab)
* Logan Watkins
* Francisco Guzman
* Nelson Perez
* Alvaro Ramirez
Diego Encarnacion (Limited Activity Only – injury rehab)
* Cody Hams
* Austin Kirk
* John Mincone
* Marcos Perez
Melvin Rosa (Limited Activity Only – injury rehab)
* Drew Rundle (ex-OF)
* Sergio Burruel
Jae-Hoon Ha (ex-OF)
Brandon May (ex-3B)
# Arismendy Alcantara
# Robert Bautista
* Pin-Chieh Chen
* Wes Darvill
# Rafael Disla
D. J. Fitzgerald
* Bobby Wagner
# Vismeldy Bieneme
Runey Davis (Limited Activity – injury rehab)
* Kyung-Min Na
BOISE/MESA (EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING: The Boise/Mesa Spring Training roster is established prior to the start of Minor League Spring Training games (March 18th), and will consist of players moved down from Peoria and players who are rehabbing from injuries. This squad then becomes the Cubs Extended Spring Training (EXST) team at Fitch Park April-May-June.
BEYOND FITCH PARK
DSL CUBS (combined roster) - (59):
* Welington Cruz
* Carlos Galvez
* Richard Leyba
Pedro Medina (ex-OF)
* Abner Ruiz
# Hector Suarez
* Carlos Henry
# Jose Montecino
* Melido Perez
# Jesus Rodriguez
* Eduardo Gonzalez
# Gregorio Robles
NOTE: The two Cubs Dominican Summer League teams (DSL Cubs #1 and DSL Cubs #2) are formed prior to the start of the DSL regular season in May. In the meantime, the players are assigned to the Cubs Dominican Academy in Boca Chica, DR.
MLB AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY (2):
Jin-Yeong Kim, RHP
* Sean Williams, OF
Francisco Acosta, RHP
Wilson Contreras, C-3B
* Clark Hardman, OF
NOTE: Hardman was placed on the Restricted List in October 2008, F. Acosta was placed on the Restricted List in July 2009, and W. Contreras was placed on the Restricted List post-2009 after he was suspended by MLB for testing positive for a prohibited substance. Players can remain on the Restricted List for no more than two years before they have to be reinstated or released.
STATUS/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN (BY ME):
Julio Castillo, RHP
Manolin DeLeon, RHP
# Matt Matulia, INF
Scott McClain, 3B
Arismendy Mota, RHP (AAA Rule 5)
NOTE: J. Castillo, DeLeon, and A. Mota might be delayed to due visa problems, or one of them might be on loan to Los Broncos de Reynosa (the former Tijuana franchise) in the Mexican League (as RHP Oswaldo Martinez was last year), and Matulia and McClain (like Mark Johnson) might be signed to minor league player contracts but are actually working as coaches. (The Cubs like to have one or two player-coach position-players with each of their four full-season minor league affiliates, available to temporarily replace any position-player who might go on the 7-day minor league DL during the course of the season. Last year, C Mark Johnson and INF Matt Matulia at Iowa, INF Jose Made at Tennessee, C-1B-3B John Contreras at Daytona, and C Mario Mercedes at Peoria, were the player-coaches).
First team to 60 wins! Onward to 70, 80, 90 and 100!
I. Hate. The. Mets.
OK Marlins -- take 'em down. Fernandez, at home, tomorrow for the Fish.
Gotta say, though -- as much as I can't stand them, the Cardinals have had some very impressive late-inning wins against premier closers.
Very impressive that he hit a 3-2 curve ball. Such a dynamic ballplayer. If he ever learns the strike zone....
If Jason Hammel doesn't get a potato chip sponsorship deal, somebody messed up. Attaboy, Jason!
I am looking forward to AChap facing the Cardinals.
Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...
Got to admit it - it was comforting seeing Rondon come out for the eighth after just taking a two run lead ... And put the hammer down with a 7 pitch inning. Good stuff
GRAND SLAM RUSSELL
blown the hell open...7 run lead
11 hits off Wainwright tonight. Everything going right for the Cards right now. Motherfucking motherfuckers.
it was more no-doubt than bryant's HR. it wont make any end-of-season highlight reels, but that one was booked to leave on contact.
Javy! Javy! Javy!
How sweet was that - Cranked it!
393 happy feet
cubs take a 2 run lead in the 7th. sweet.
...and the Cards tie and take the lead in the 9th. off Familia.
Familia blows his first save of the season -- gives up 2 in 9th to the Cards.
Not much going our way these days.
no-doubt HR towering to CF...tie game.