Cubs 40-Man Roster


Roster Rules & Procedures


LAST UPDATED: 9-4-2015

CUBS MAJOR LEAGUE RESERVE LIST (40-MAN ROSTER):

40 players (roster is full) plus one player is on 60-day Disabled List and one player has been Designated for Assignment (DFA)

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 NameFirst NameDate of Birth (MM-DD-YYYY)Bats/ ThrowsHeight - WeightMLB Service Time Thru 2014Minor League Options Left (2015)Current Roster Status2016 Contract Status
PITCHERS(21+1)
ArrietaJake03-06-1986R/R6'4 225 3+1451 see Notes 4+5ACTIVEARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
BeelerDallas06-12-1989R/R6'5 2100+0022OPTIONEDAUTO-RENEWAL
CahillTrevor03-01-1988R/R6'4 2405+1602 see Notes 2+4+5ACTIVEFREE-AGENT
Edwards JrCarl09-03-1991R/R6'3 1700+0003OPTIONEDAUTO-RENEWAL
GrimmJustin08-16-1988R/R6'3 2101+1701 see Note 4ACTIVEARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE (SUPER TWO)
HammelJason09-02-1982R/R6 6 2257+1530 see Note 5ACTIVESIGNED
HarenDan09-17-1980R/R6'5 21510+1542 see Notes 4+5ACTIVEFREE-AGENT
HendricksKyle12-07-1989R/R6'3 1900+0813ACTIVEAUTO-RENEWAL
HunterTommy07-03-1986R/R6'3 2505+0660 see Note 5ACTIVEFREE-AGENT
JokischEric07-29-1989R/L6'2 2050+0273OPTIONEDAUTO-RENEWAL
LesterJon01-07-1984L/L6'4 2408+0751 see Notes 4+5ACTIVESIGNED
MedinaYoervis07-27-1988R/R6'3 2452+0001 see Note 4OPTIONEDAUTO-RENEWAL
MotteJason06-22-1982R/R6'0 2056+0272 see Notes 4+515-DAY DLFREE-AGENT
RamirezNeil05-25-1989R/R6'4 1900+158015-DAY DLAUTO-RENEWAL
RichardClayton09-12-1983L/L6'5 2455+0703 see Notes 4+5ACTIVEARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
RodneyFernando03-18-1977R/R5'11 22011+1371 see Notes 4+5ACTIVEFREE-AGENT
RondonHector02-26-1988R/R6'3 1802+0000 see Note 5ACTIVEARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
RosscupZac06-09-1988L/L6'2 2050+1232OPTIONEDAUTO-RENEWAL
StropPedro06-13-1985R/R6'1 220 3+1560 see Note 5ACTIVEARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
TurnerJacob05-21-1991R/R6'5 2152+0330 see Note 560-DAY DLARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
WadaTsuyoshi02-21-1981L/L5'11 1801+1451 see Notes 4+5ACTIVEFREE-AGENT
WoodTravis02-06-1987R/L5'11 1754+0040 see Note 5ACTIVEARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
CATCHERS(3)
MonteroMiguel07-09-1983L/R5'11 2108+0312 see Notes 4+5ACTIVESIGNED
RossDavid03-19-1977R/R6'2 23012+0010 see Note 5ACTIVESIGNED
SchwarberKyle03-05-1993L/R6'0 2350+0003ACTIVEAUTO-RENEWAL
INFIELDERS(9+1)
AlcantaraArismendy10-29-1991B/R5'10 1700+0822OPTIONEDAUTO-RENEWAL
BaezJavy12-01-1992R/R6'0 1900+0553ACTIVEAUTO-RENEWAL
BryantKris01-04-1992R/R6'5 2150+0003ACTIVEAUTO-RENEWAL
CastroStarlin03-24-1990R/R6'0 1904+1503 see Notes 4+5ACTIVESIGNED
HerreraJonathan11-03-1984B/R5'9 1804+1010 see Note 5ACTIVEARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
LaStellaTommy01-31-1989L/R5'11 1900+1243ACTIVEAUTO-RENEWAL
OltMike08-27-1988R/R6'2 2101+0301 see Note 4DFAAUTO-RENEWAL
RizzoAnthony08-08-1989L/L6'3 2402+1681 see Notes 4+5ACTIVESIGNED
RussellAddison01-23-1994R/R6'0 2000+0003ACTIVEAUTO-RENEWAL
VillanuevaChristian06-18-1991R/R5'11 2100+0001OPTIONEDAUTO-RENEWAL
OUTFIELDERS (7)
BerryQuintin11-21-1984L/L6'1 1901+0182 see Notes 2+4+5ACTIVEAUTO-RENEWAL
CoghlanChris06-18-1985L/R6'0 1954+1481 see Notes 4+5ACTIVEARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
DenorfiaChris07-15-1980R/R6'1 1857+0410 see Note 5ACTIVEFREE-AGENT
FowlerDexter03-22-1986B/R6'5 1955+1681 see Notes 4+5ACTIVEFREE-AGENT
JacksonAustin02-01-1987R/R6'1 2055+0003 see Notes 4+5ACTIVEFREE-AGENT
SolerJorge02-25-1992R/R6'4 2150+0331 see Note 315-DAY DLSIGNED
SzczurMatt07-20-1989R/R6'0 2000+0431 see Note 3ACTIVEAUTO-RENEWAL

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 Matt Szczur have each used three minor league options through the 2014 season, but both will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2015.

NOTE 4 - Any player who has minor league options left and who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Trevor Cahill, Dexter Fowler, Dan Haren, Austin Jackson, Jon Lester, Miguel Montero, Jason Motte, Clayton Richard, and Fernando Rodney, plus Starlin Castro beginning on 4/26 and Chris Coghlan beginning on 4/28) 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, Dan Haren, Austin Jackson, Jon Lester, Yoervis Medina, Miguel Montero, Jason Motte, Clayton Richard, Anthony Rizzo, Fernando Rodney, and Tsuyoshi Wada, plus Justin Grimm beginning on 6/16 and Mike Olt beginning on 8/2) 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, Chris Denorfia, Dexter Fowler, Jason Hammel, Dan Haren, Tommy Hunter, Austin Jackson, Jon Lester, Jason Motte, Miguel Montero, Clayton Richard, Fernando Rodney, and David Ross, plus Starlin Castro beginning on 4/26, Chris Coghlan beginning on 4/28, Jonathan Herrera beginning on 6/14, and Travis Wood beginning on 9/20) 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, Pedro Strop, and Travis Wood, plus Anthony Rizzo beginning on 4/8 and Jacob Turner beginning on 8/21) or who qualified as a "Super Two" player after the 2014 season, has the right to elect free-agency if outrighted. In addition, Quintin Berry and Hector Rondon have the right to elect free-agency if outrighted because the player 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).