Cubs 40-Man Roster
LAST UPDATED: 10-5-2015
CUBS MAJOR LEAGUE RESERVE LIST (40-MAN ROSTER):
40 players (roster is full) plus one player is on 60-day Disabled List
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 (MM-DD-YYYY)||Bats/ Throws||Height/Weight||MLB Service Time Thru 2015||Minor League Options Left (2016)||Current Roster Status||2016 Contract Status|
|Arrieta||Jake||03-06-1986||R/R||6'4 225||4+145||1 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Cahill||Trevor||03-01-1988||R/R||6'4 240||6+097||2 see Notes 2+4+5||ACTIVE||FREE-AGENT|
|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||ACTIVE||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE ("Super Two")|
|Hammel||Jason||09-02-1982||R/R||6 6 225||8+153||0 see Note 5||RESERVED||SIGNED|
|Haren||Dan||09-17-1980||R/R||6'5 215||11+154||2 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||FREE-AGENT|
|Hunter||Tommy||07-03-1986||R/R||6'3 250||6+066||0 see Note 5||RESERVED||FREE-AGENT|
|Lester||Jon||01-07-1984||L/L||6'4 240||8+075||1 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||SIGNED|
|Motte||Jason||06-22-1982||R/R||6'0 205||7+027||2 see Notes 4+5||RESERVED||FREE-AGENT|
|Richard||Clayton||09-12-1983||L/L||6'5 245||5+163||3 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Rodney||Fernando||03-18-1977||R/R||5'11 220||12+137||1 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||FREE-AGENT|
|Rondon||Hector||02-26-1988||R/R||6'3 180||3+000||0 see Note 5||ACTIVE||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Strop||Pedro||06-13-1985||R/R||6'1 220||4+156||0 see Note 5||ACTIVE||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Turner||Jacob||05-21-1991||R/R||6'5 215||3+033||0 see Note 5||60-DAY DL||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Wada||Tsuyoshi||02-21-1981||L/L||5'11 180||2+127||1 see Notes 3+4+5||RESERVED||FREE-AGENT (player option) or AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Wood||Travis||02-06-1987||R/L||5'11 175||5+004||0 see Note 5||ACTIVE||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Montero||Miguel||07-09-1983||L/R||5'11 210||9+031||2 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||SIGNED|
|Ross||David||03-19-1977||R/R||6'2 230||13+001||0 see Note 5||ACTIVE||SIGNED|
|Castro||Starlin||03-24-1990||R/R||6'0 190||5+150||3 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||SIGNED|
|Herrera||Jonathan||11-03-1984||B/R||5'9 180||5+101||0 see Note 5||RESERVED||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Rizzo||Anthony||08-08-1989||L/L||6'3 240||3+168||1 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||SIGNED|
|Berry||Quintin||11-21-1984||L/L||6'1 190||1+053||2 see Notes 2+4+5||ACTIVE||AUTO-RENEWAL|
|Coghlan||Chris||06-18-1985||L/R||6'0 195||5+148||1 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE|
|Denorfia||Chris||07-15-1980||R/R||6'1 185||8+041||0 see Note 5||ACTIVE||FREE-AGENT|
|Fowler||Dexter||03-22-1986||B/R||6'5 195||6+168||1 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||FREE-AGENT|
|Jackson||Austin||02-01-1987||R/R||6'1 205||6+000||3 see Notes 4+5||ACTIVE||FREE-AGENT|
|Soler||Jorge||02-25-1992||R/R||6'4 215||1+033||1 see Note 3||ACTIVE||SIGNED|
NOTE 1 - The Cubs have no players with Rule 5 Restrictions on their MLB Reserve List (40-man roster).
NOTE 2 - Any player eligible for selection in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft who has his contract selected and is added to an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) after August 15th (Quintin Berry and Trevor Cahill) will have Draft Excluded Status post-2015.
NOTE 3 - Jorge Soler and Tsuyoshi Wada have each used three minor league options through the 2015 season, but both 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 (Trevor Cahill, Starlin Castro, Chris Coghlan, Dexter Fowler, Dan Haren, Austin Jackson, Jon Lester, Miguel Montero, Jason Motte, Clayton Richard, and Fernando Rodney) and any international player with Article XIX-A contractual rights (Tsuyoshi Wada) has the right to refuse an Optional Assignment or elect free-agencv if optioned. Also, Optional Assignment Waivers must be secured before Jake Arrieta, Quintin Berry, Trevor Cahill, Starlin Castro, Chris Coghlan, Dexter Fowler, Justin Grimm, Dan Haren, Austin Jackson, Jon Lester, Yoervis Medina, Miguel Montero, Jason Motte, Clayton Richard, Anthony Rizzo, and Fernando Rodney 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 (Trevor Cahill, Starlin Castro, Chris Coghlan, Chris Denorfia, Dexter Fowler, Jason Hammel, Dan Haren, Jonathan Herrera, Tommy Hunter, Austin Jackson, Jon Lester, Jason Motte, Miguel Montero, Clayton Richard, Fernando Rodney, David Ross, and Travis Wood) and any international player with Article XIX-A contractual rights (Tsuyoshi Wada) 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, Anthony Rizzo, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, and Jacob Turner) or who qualifies as a "Super Two" player after the 2015 season (Justin Grimm) has the right to elect free-agency if outrighted. In addition, Quintin Berry has the right to elect free-agency if outrighted because he has been outrighted previously in his career.
NOTE 6 - Starting at 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day following the conclusion of the World Series, an unsigned MLB Rule 55-eligible player who is not eligible to elect free-agency if outrighted 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 or had his previous season's contract unilaterally renewed by the club (March 1st), 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 - An injured player cannot be outrighted to the minors during the MLB regular season, but (after Outright Assignment Waivers have been secured) most injured players can be outrighted to the minors at certain times during the off-season, and a certain class of injured player can even be outrighted during Spring Training. An injured 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, can be outrighted to the minors 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. An injured MLB Rule 55-eligible player 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, can be outrighted to the minors after 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day following the conclusion of the Rule 5 Draft up until the 15th day prior to the next MLB regular season only after the player has either signed a Major League contract or 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. An injured player with Draft Excluded Status who otherwise would qualify to be outrighted during the off-season can be outrighted only during a five-day window startng on the 20th day prior to the start of the MLB regular season up until the 15th day prior to the start of the MLB regular season.
NOTE: Most other injured players can be outrighted 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 (and an injured "Rule 5 Player" can be outrighted during this period only if Rule 5 restrictions have been removed, and a "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 following the conclusion of the World Series).
NOTE 8 - An Article XX-B MLB free-agent who signs a major league contract after 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day following the conclusion of the 2015 World Series will have an automatic "no trade" restriction through June 15, 2016.
NOTE: An Article XX-B MLB Free-Agent who receives "no trade" rights 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).
Yes, cheers to me! I've noticed a fairly strong correlation between my tenure and Cubbie victories.
And thanks to Michael for our new diggs--and to y'all for sticking around!
CHEERS to CT Steve for keeping this alive in 2015. Who would have thought that the season would have been so successful to this point? Thank you CT STEVE!
I think I may be too nervous to watch the entire game. I will probably watch in bits and pieces - and constantly check MLB App. I will be like Blockhead: Nervous Nellie.
You can't prove the performance is because he played the OF. You just can't. Sorry.
BTW, Bryant hit .168 in July playing 3B exclusively.
oh man, early on it seems like he made at least 1 stupid baserunning blunder per game and almost every single one turned into a positive for the cubs. it was magical.
Not surprised about Lester but bit surprised about Hendricks. Guessing that if something happens to Arietta right away they go to Lester but if they've burned relievers and are in extra innings they go to Hendricks.
My kids' 8:30pm (ET) bed time will be waived tonight (They are Rizzo & Castro fans). We'll get geared up in our Cubs apparel and will watch this as a family. I am stoked. Go Cubs!
Bryant: Base running adventures.
Remember Bryant's home-away splits, too.
Wrigley: 21 HR, 59 RBI, .311/.408/.629
Road: 5 HR, 40 RBI, .243/.333/.360
Good Lord this season has flown by so far. I need more Cubs gifs--the four on the MLB.com article today are not enough. I need a 100 best moments of the season listicle of gifs.
Rizzo: The slide, the catch.
Russell: All the defense.
Bryant: Pelting the video board.
Soler: 125 MPH ground balls.
Schwarber: DINGERS, surprising LF catches.
Fowler: Walks, the many walks he should have had on 3-2 BS strike calls.
Baez: That 3B play.
Ross: Walk-up music? Bullpen appearance?
No evidence other than 8 hits and 0 HR in 45 AB....
I just think hitters like their routines -- think Boggs or Ted Williams -- and messing with that routine adds an element of change. I want my best hitters in their normal routines.
evidently i was busy burying context and meaning.
i was excited about this playoff season kicking up in the drama of that environment, but it was stated insanely muddled.
Woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep in excitement/anticipation. Go Cubs Go!
The only issue with this dead horse is that there's no evidence that his performance during those games is solely due to playing the OF. I would tend to agree that I'd rather see him play 3B, though.
What do you mean by new format in this instance? The second wildcard team with a one-game playoff has been around since 2012.
Doubled over with anxiety today. GO CUBS.