2014 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster (updated 4/19)

EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING (73 players are at EXST - 61 players are ACTIVE)

NOTEThe Boise/Mesa (Extended Spring Training) squad formed at the end of Minor League Camp, and consists of players who were left behind in Arizona to provide a replacement cadre in case of an injury to a player at Kane County, Daytona, Tennessee, and/or Iowa during the first two months of the season, inexperienced players who are competing for jobs with one of the "short season" teams that begin league play in June, and MLB and minor league players getting into playing shape and/or rehabbing from an injury. 

* bats or throws left
# bats both

Adbert Alzolay
* Jeffry Antigua
Dallas Beeler (ACTIVE REHAB)
Francisco Carrillo
Trevor Clifton
Josh Conway (ACTIVE REHAB - 2013 elbow stress fracture)
* Alberto Diaz
* Andin Diaz
Greyfer Eregua
* Frailyn Figueroa
Scott Frazier
Kyuji Fujikawa (ACTIVE REHAB - 2013 TJS)
David Garner
Trevor Graham
Zak Hermans
Luis Hernandez
Corbin Hoffner
* Tyler Ihrig
Pierce Johnson (ACTIVE REHAB - hamstring)
Trey Lang 
Erick Leal
Carlos Llano
Ryan McNeil (ACTIVE REHAB - 2013 TJS)
Jeferson Mejia
Yomar Morel
Erling Moreno
* Jose Paulino
Hector Perez 
Joel Pineiro 
* Anthony Prieto
Jasvir Rakkar
Brad Renner
Victor Salazar
Alexander Santana
Michael Wagner

Marcelo Carreno (2013 shoulder surgery)
Jesus Castillo 
* Michael Heesch 
Barret Loux (shoulder) 
Dillon Maples (rib injury)
Trey Masek
Trey McNutt (shoulder)   
* Sam Wilson
Jose Zapata

Tyler Alamo
# Erick Castillo
# Mark Malave 
* Justin Marra
* Alberto Mineo 
Antonio Valerio 
Eufran Vargas

# Roney Alcala
* Zak Blair
# Varonex Cuevas 
* Bryant Flete
Jesse Hodges
# Dalfis Ortiz
Adonis Paula
Matt Scioscia
Elliot Soto (ACTIVE - serving 50-game Drug of Abuse suspension)
# Trevor Stevens (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY - right hand injury)
Gleyber Torres

Jeffrey Baez
* Kevin Brown
Charcer Burks
Arnaldo Calero
* Rashad Crawford
# Kevin Encarnacion (INACTIVE - burns & other injuries suffered in off-season car crash)  
Eloy Jimenez
* Ricardo Marcano
Rony Rodriguez 
Jorge Soler (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY - hamstring)
Shamil Ubiera

Jimmy Gonzalez 

Jesus Feliciano 
Brian Lawrence
Guillermo Martinez
Ricardo Medina
Osmin Melindes
Anderson Tavares
Rick Tronerud


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  • BLOCK: Of course any advantage is an advantage. An MLB, NBA, or NHL team getting the extra game at home in a seven game series is an advantage, I just don't think it is enough of an advantage for winning a division and/or having the best record in a conference or league over the course of an 82-game season (NBA and NHL) or 162 game series (MLB).

  • TEX takes the opening game from TOR (@TOR) 5-3.

    TOR lost bautista + donaldson in-game due to injuries...TEX lost beltre...dunno if any will be lingering issues leading to missed games.

  • Ride the Kid Magic! Schwarber hadn't homered in a long time before last night.

  • Greg Maddux was 8-18 in his rookie season. Kyle has the 8 wins down pat.

    Think Baby Maddux.

    Prof. Harold Hill's THINK system at work.


    Kyle is on the far left.

  • I support this. Hendricks has not only looked better lately but seems to start struggling after a few innings which is better than the 1st in the playoffs.

  • Just tweeted via Jesse Rogers: Hendricks starting Game 2. Wow. Just wow.

  • That was good!

  • Well said. On one hand, I thought the HBP was a bad baseball play -- down 4 runs, put a runner on for a red-hot Fowler. On the other hand, they needed to do something -- I hadn't thought about the warning/pitching inside point. Is Hurdle that smart? He does not strike me that way. By the way -- not clear which fan base you are referring to in your "first" 3rd point.

  • My unsolicited opinions on topics covered in this thread:
    1. I hate the fact that after 162 games, a team could be out after 1 game. However, I think the system is pretty close to perfect right now. 2 of 3 isn't feasible unless they shorten the regular season, and it ices the division winners for way too long. This creates excitement, and rewards the division winners.

  • Personally, I think the game could have had a very different look had the Pirates held onto the ball and tagged Fowler out on the steal in the first. Cole was clearly frazzled, but if they took that runner off the base, it could have relaxed him a lot.

  • Football games are played once a week. There are 16 games a year. I'm not even remotely following at all how you can compare the two leagues and playoff systems. It is physically impossible to play a home and away series. The idea of not having any road games in baseball playoffs is certainly a head scratcher.

    How is not having the first and last game at home a benefit for the division winners and team with the best record? How is it not an incentive to win the division when a WC team has to blow their top pitcher?

    Call me lost.

  • Two 97+ win teams in a do-or-die, great bullpens, overpowering starters, plenty of pop--hard to believe that game wouldn't be tense. A 4-0 lead is not a blowout, especially in that situation and with the Cubs' young bullpen. Not only would a defensive play here or there make a difference, but you get the win there also on the home plate umps strike zone (generous strike calls for Arrieta, including a couple Ks), and on Schwarber sitting on the right pitch at the right time.

  • Unbeleivable Dodgers:
    I just noticed the Dodger's payroll today. It is just absurd. $300,000,000+!!
    Here is where just some of their money is for 2015:


    Some "Highlights"
    Carl Crawford $20MM
    Brandon McCarthy $17MM
    Bronson Arroyo $3.5MM
    Darwin B $2.2MM
    Dan Haren $10MM
    Matt Kemp $18MM
    Brian Wilson $10MM
    Ryan Webb $2.2MM
    Dee Gordon $2.5MM

  • So I think tomorrow will be the most important test of how far we can go. We can win it all with two pitchers since Arietta has shown he can carry over his success to the post season. If Lester can be dominant also then I think we can go far no matter how Hendricks or Hammel do.


    And in terms of pitching just went through to see how we could maximize Lester and Arietta and came up with this (Lester would be going on 4 days rest three times and Arietta twice):

  • i still can't believe that crawford contract (7/142). all that loot and years for a LF'r who's entire hitting game revolves around his legs and line-drive power. those triples that raised his value are deceptive as hell to his true power, but it helped him get paid.

    there's also pause about a guy who's ob% is almost totally driven by hits rather than walks. BOS got lucky unloading that crap deal.

  • I think the Cubs take Berry and Soler off playoff roster and add Hammel & Ramirez. Believe Maddon will find Denorfia & Jackson defense too hard to lose.