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).
Maddon's master plan to challenge his offense to improve on coming from behind late in games is working amazingly.
Everyone remember Starlin Castro dropping or misplaying just about every ball near second base that involved a tag?
Javier Baez is the opposite of that.
on the wild pitch thing, did they really call that a wild pitch on Jansen that Heyward scored on Friday? If so, I don't know what a passed ball is anymore.
Let's see -- up 3-0, at home, Jake on the mound annnnd....compare and contrast 2015 to 2016. Bleh.
Hopefully, the Pirates will uncork a series of 9th inning wild pitches.
@BNightengale: Former #MLB pitcher Dan Haren will be throwing to Tim Tebow tomorrow during his tryout in LA, he announced.
[email protected](dan haren): @BNightengale nope, I was offered the opportunity and declined.
@ithrow88 Oh and memo to my agent, @bvanwagenen: Pitching to Tim Tebow tomorrow DOES NOT count as getting me a real job offer.
I think the Cub Reporter should be politics free.
Build Bridges. Don't anyone dare pull out a trump card.
The Cub offense is in on the con.
1-for-10 so far w/RISP.
swing and a miss.
i'm gonna like...go stand over there. *points*
This is all a long con by Arrieta to lull playoff opponents.
the factual correction on your mistakes on your post that I barely bothered to read the first time because it had nothing to do with anything I wanted to talk about is indeed a sign of my degenerative brain condition. I appreciate the safety tip and will be looking into with extreme urgency now.
it took you 4 posts to get to this?
have you checked the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector?
Fwiw, Billy Hamilton's actual WAR numbers that relate to the ones that I posted for Mike Trout are:
- 2014: 2.5
- 2015: 1.0
- 2016: 2.6
But by all means #crunchsplain on the stupidity of WAR while exaggerating your points. I can't wait to read more.
Thanks for the awesome give and take today and for the 535 words you spilled filling in all the gaps that I woefully neglected. We're all a little wiser and better for it. I look forward to your play-by-play summary later in the comments.