Mitch Atkins

Cubs Add Three to 40-man Roster

The Cubs have added three players to their MLB Reserve List (40-man roster), one day in advance of the November 20th deadline that requires MLB clubs to submit major league and minor league reserve lists to the MLB office. .

RHPs Mitch Atkins and Justin Berg were selected from Iowa, and RHP Marcos Mateo was selected from Daytona, and with the addition of the three, the Cubs now have 36 players on their MLB Reserve List.  

Notably absent from the list are LHP Donald Veal (the Cubs 2005 2nd round pick) and 2B Nate Spears (acquired along with two other prospects from the Baltimore Orioles in January 2006 for OF Corey Patterson), meaning both will be eligible for selection in next month's Rule 5 Draft. And I would say that it's very likely that Veal will get selected, and somewhat likely that Spears will be, too.    

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  • rizzo is tired of SD/LA night games...yet another towering one that died on the warning track.

    crunch 33 min 20 sec ago view
  • jacos 44 min 23 sec ago view
  • Monty dropped a two strike curve on AGon

    Holy shit!

    jacos 1 hour 1 min ago view
  • See I told you they were up to no good

    http://thebiglead.com/2016/08/26/video-ben-zobrist...

    jacos 1 hour 2 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 1 hour 11 min ago view
  • jacos 1 hour 22 min ago view
  • been like that everytime I've been there too including Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium. Cubs travel well. It was pretty loud for Angels/Cubs this year and decent for Dodgers/Cubs but Dodger fans definitely turn out better than the Padre fans.

    Rob G. 4 hours 57 min ago view
  • When I went in the 2007-2008 range, it was at least 75% Cubs fans.

    blockhead25 5 hours 10 min ago view
  • Jeff Sullivan on Kris Bryant's lack of clutch hitting in 2016. Very good stuff, unsatisfying conclusion (it's probably random).

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-one-problem-wit...

    John Beasley 5 hours 11 min ago view
  • I was at Tuesday's game in San Diego. It looked like half of Chicago was at Petco. We were much louder than Padres fans.

    BobbyD 5 hours 12 min ago view
  • We may have a chance to catch one in October. Although hell, I couldn't deal with my co-workers if we lose to them.

    blockhead25 5 hours 31 min ago view
  • think I have to miss this series too (also was at the Arrieta game last year). But in my case, just had a busy weekend with work and kids have a bunch of activities and we made it to Opening Day in Anaheim and a couple of games in Wrigley this year which we normally don't get too...so not feeling like I'm missing out this year.

    Rob G. 5 hours 44 min ago view
  • they're awful

    Rob G. 5 hours 46 min ago view
  • I hope the Cubs play three good teams.

    Jackstraw 5 hours 48 min ago view
  • First year I'm not going to a Cubs/Dodgers game in a long time. 4 month old baby kinda changes plans around. But the no-hitter I was at last year can last in the memory banks for awhile.

    I think Dodger Dogs are awful. I love hot dogs, but those are crap.

    blockhead25 6 hours 24 min ago view
  • ayyyy...get a doyer dog, then.

    crunch 6 hours 43 min ago view