LAST UPDATED: 11-25-2015
Cubs MLB Reserve List ("40-Man Roster")
38 players (two slots are open)
MLB Service Time goes by the format of Years+Days, meaning 2+155 is equal to 2 years plus 155 days.
Although an MLB regular season ("championship season") is actually 183 days in length, 172 days constitutes a full MLB regular season when calculating MLB Service Time, and a player cannot get credit for more than 172 days of MLB Service Time in any one season.
|Last Name||First Name||Date of Birth||Bats/Throws||HGT/WGT||MLB Service Time||Minor League Options Left (2016)||Roster Status||2016 Contract Status|
|Acevedo||Andury||08-23-1990||R/R||6'4 235||0+000||3 see Note 7||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Arrieta||Jake||03-06-1986||R/R||6'4 225||4+145||1 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Brothers||Rex||12-18-1987||L/L||6'0 210||3+165||2 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Cook||Ryan||06-30-1987||R/R||6'2 215||3+086||1 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Edwards Jr||Carl||09-03-1991||R/R||6'3 170||0+028||2||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Grimm||Justin||08-16-1988||R/R||6'3 210||2+170||1 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE (Super Two)|
|Hammel||Jason||09-02-1982||R/R||6 6 225||8+153||0 see Note 5||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Johnson||Pierce||05-10-1991||R/R||6'3 200||0+000||3 see Notes 2+7||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Jokisch||Eric||07-29-1989||R/L||6'2 205||0+027||2 see Note 7||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Lester||Jon||01-07-1984||L/L||6'4 240||8+075||1 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Medina||Yoervis||07-27-1988||R/R||6'3 245||2+079||0 see Notes 5+6||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Ramirez||Neil||05-25-1989||R/R||6'4 190||1+158||0 see Note 6||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Richard||Clayton||09-12-1983||L/L||6'5 245||5+163||3 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Rondon||Hector||02-26-1988||R/R||6'3 180||3+000||0 see Note 5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Rosscup||Zac||06-09-1988||L/L||6'2 205||1+105||1 see Note 6||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Strop||Pedro||06-13-1985||R/R||6'1 220||4+156||0 see Note 5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Wood||Travis||02-06-1987||R/L||5'11 175||5+004||0 see Note 5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Contreras||Willson||05-13-1992||R/R||56'1 175||0+000||3 see Notes 2+7||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Montero||Miguel||07-09-1983||L/R||5'11 210||9+031||2 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Ross||David||03-19-1977||R/R||6'2 230||13+001||0 see Note 5||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Alcantara||Arismendy||10-29-1991||B/R||5'10 170||0+098||1 see Note 6||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Candelario||Jeimer||11-24-1993||B/R||6'1 210||0+000||3 see Notes 2+7||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Castro||Starlin||03-24-1990||R/R||6'0 190||5+150||3 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Rizzo||Anthony||08-08-1989||L/L||6'3 240||3+168||1 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Villanueva||Christian||06-18-1991||R/R||5'11 210||0+000||0 see Notes 6+7||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Vogelbach||Dan||12-17-1992||L/R||6'0 250||0+000||3 see Notes 2+7||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Coghlan||Chris||06-18-1985||L/R||6'0 195||5+148||1 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Soler||Jorge||02-25-1992||R/R||6'4 215||1+033||1 see Note 3||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Szczur||Matt||07-20-1989||R/R||6'0 200||0+134||0 see Note 6||RESERVED||AUTO-RENEWAL|
NOTE 1 - The Cubs have no players with Rule 5 restrictions on their MLB Reserve List (40-man roster).
NOTE 2 - Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras, Pierce Johnson, and Dan Vogelbach have Draft Excluded Status, and cannot be optioned or sent outright to the minors any earlier than 15 days prior to 2016 MLB Opening Day.
NOTE 3 - Jorge Soler has used three minor league options through the 2015 season, but he will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2016.
NOTE 4 - Any player who has minor league options left and who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Starlin Castro, Chris Coghlan, Jon Lester, Miguel Montero, and Clayton Richard, plus Jake Arrieta beginning on 4/29) has the right to refuse an Optional Assignment or elect free-agencv if optioned. Also, Optional Assignment Waivers must be secured before Jake Arrieta, Rex Brothers, Starlin Castro, Chris Coghlan, Ryan Cook, Justin Grimm, Jon Lester, Miguel Montero, Clayton Richard, and Anthony Rizzo can be optioned to the minors.
NOTE: Optional Assignment Waivers are revocable and so therefore the waiver request can be withdrawn if the player is claimed, so players are almost never claimed off Optional Assignment Waivers.
NOTE 5 - Any player who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Starlin Castro, Chris Coghlan, Jason Hammel, Jon Lester, Miguel Montero, Clayton Richard, David Ross, and Travis Wood, plus Pedro Strop beginning on 4/18 and Jake Arrieta beginning on 4/29) has the right to refuse an Outright Assignment or elect free-agency if outrighted. Also, any player who has accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time (Jake Arrieta, Rex Brothers, Ryan Cook, Anthony Rizzo, Hector Rondon, and Pedro Strop, plus Yoervis Medina beginning on 7/4) or who qualified as a "Super Two" player after the 2015 season (Justin Grimm) has the right to elect free-agency if outrighted. In addition, any player who has been outrighted previously in his career has the right to elect free-agency if outrighted.
NOTE 6 - Starting at 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the final game of the World Series, an unsigned MLB Rule 55-eligible player who is not a Rule 5 Player, does not have Draft Excluded Status, and/or is not eligible to elect free-agency if outrighted (Arismendy Alcantara, Yoervis Medina, Neil Ramirez, Zac Rosscup, Matt Szczur, and Christian Villanueva) cannot be sent outright to the minors until Outright Assignment Waivers are secured and the player has either signed a Major League contract for the next season, had his previous season's contract unilaterally renewed by the club, or agrees (in advance) to sign a minor league contract for the next season.
NOTE: For any MLB player not eligible for salary arbitration, an MLB club can unilaterally renew the player's contract from the previous season (subject to the MLB minimum salary rule and the MLB maximum salary-reduction rule) if the player has not signed a contract by March 1st.
NOTE 7 - Most injured players can be sent outright to the minors only during a period of time beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until reserve lists are filed in November. (An injured Rule 5 Player can be outrighted during this period only if Rule 5 restrictions have been removed, and an injured Draft Excluded Player can be outrighted during this period only if Outright Assignment Waivers are requested no later than 2 PM Eastern on the 4th day after the final game of the World Series). However, a player on an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) who is not MLB Rule 55-eligible, who has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time in his career, and who did not accrue any MLB Service Time during the previous season, was not selected in the immediately-preceding Rule 5 Draft, and has not previously been outrighted to the minors (Andury Acevedo and Eric Jokisch) can be outrighted to the minors even if he is injured beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until the 15th day prior to the start of the next MLB regular season, and an MLB Rule 55-eligible player who has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time in his career, and who did not accrue any MLB Service Time during the previous season, was not selected in the immediately-preceding Rule 5 Draft, and has not previously been outrighted to the minors (Christian Villanueva) can be outrighted to the minors even if he is injured during this period only after the player has either signed a Major League contract for the next season, had his previous season's contract unilaterally renewed by the club, or agrees (in advance) to sign a minor league contract for the next season. Also, a Draft Excluded Player (Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras, Pierce Johnson, and Dan Vogelbach) can be outrighted even if injured only during a five-day window beginning on the 20th day prior to the start of the MLB regular season and extending up until the 15th day prior to the start of the MLB regular season.
NOTE 8 - An Article XX-B MLB free-agent who signs a major league contract after 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the final game of the World Series will have an automatic "no trade" restriction through June 15, 2016.
NOTE: An Article XX-B MLB Free-Agent who receives a "no trade" right this way can waive the right, but if he does, his club can trade the player only for player contracts and/or cash with a maximum aggregate value of $50,000. Also, a player with a "no trade" restriction cannot be traded or placed on any type of irrevocable assignment waiver unless he agrees to waive his "no trade" right in advance (for players with automatic or contractural "no trade" rights only) or until the "no trade" restriction is removed (for players who cannot be traded for other reasons).