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).
Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales
Soler likely to return Sunday, Maddon says
Right now, I'd like to see the Mets first, Giants 2nd.
I believe that since most of the team from last years' NLCS is on the squad this year, they will really amp their game up even more to kick their ass in payback for 2015.
The Giants just do not have the depth in years past, and I think all things equal - and at Wrigley - they could handle them.
I do not want to see the Cards, period. Or their fans, media, or Joe Buck.
I don't want to play Braves in the first round. Any friggin team in the league can win 3 of 5..I hate the first round. Furthermore, I wanted to play the Marlins in 2003 and the Mets over Dodgers last year.
With that said in reverse order:
3. Cardinals: It will be devastating to lose in the first round, but even worse to their main rival. It is increased incentive for the Cardinals, especially after last year. Cards would have nothing to lose, Cubs have everything to lose.
2. Giants: Rotation in the playoffs scare me a bit, but what a lousy team.
1. Mets--because of the losses in the rotation
2. Giants--because they're not the team they were BUT they maybe have bullshit even-year magic?
3. Cardinals--because rivalry and not making the playoffs hurts them more than losing in the NLDS plus getting eliminated by them in the playoffs would make for horrible sports commentary next throughout next season.
CLE/DET rained out last night already, possible rain-outs in New York (vs. Baltimore), Boston(vs. Toronto) and Philly(vs. Mets) this weekend too.
Not only games involving playoff spots that would need to be played, but any that involve home field advantage.
I got the first one! Second one I'm not even sure what even/odd betting is.
any opponent preference for NLDS?
Mets are down to 1 great pitcher instead of 4. Syndegaard may pitch Sunday which means if Mets win the WC game, he'd be set up for Game 1. There's a chance they clinch a spot by Sunday so he'd pitch the WC and then we'd probably get Colon for Game 1. They've certainly had the hottest bats over the last week and month out of the WC options.
A couple of Cub related puzzles.
Can't teach height and thinness
Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.
j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.
Wow. I didn't know they could do that.
Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.
Game is officially called...also officially a tie.
Stats count, no make-up date of course.
Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.
rain delay...thanks obama.