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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  • QuietMan 7 hours 20 min ago view
  • Javy's grunge dive into the stands for the popup was awesome - the hitting into the double play not so much

    Eric S 7 hours 49 min ago view
  • Third time I've tried to post this (forgive me if it winds up appearing three times)

    Junior Lake, batting 9th and playing RF for the Blue Jays...

    Transmission 8 hours 1 min ago view
  • *That was a fun HALF inning.

    Brick 9 hours 6 min ago view
  • this game is no longer awesome.

    crunch 9 hours 6 min ago view
  • he did...it was awesome.

    crunch 9 hours 15 min ago view
  • I'm pretty sure that Len called Bryant's home run a Brexit.

    Old and Blue 9 hours 16 min ago view
  • everyone but heyward with a hit and a 3 run lead with coghlan on 3rd through 5 batters. hell yeah.

    okay, this is just silly. 19 pitches in, 1 out, 4 runs in, men on 1st and 2nd...hendricks up to bunt.

    ...and almora contributes the final out. that was a fun inning.

    crunch 9 hours 19 min ago view
  • this game is awesome already.

    also, there's a lot of cubs fans in the park tonight.

    crunch 9 hours 27 min ago view
  • Clearly, Joe Maddon is a Lineup Wizzard.

    Transmission 9 hours 27 min ago view
  • "Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is feeling better and it's "possible" the first baseman could return to the lineup Saturday."

    crunch 10 hours 50 min ago view
  • Maddon shore isn't afraid to bat a rookie 4th in the order.

    Old and Blue 12 hours 6 min ago view
  • how many pairs of dice did dusty leave hidden around the park when he left the cubs?

    crunch 13 hours 45 sec ago view
  • Line-up shakeup, going all-2015 with pitcher batting 8th, Bryant 2nd

    J-Hey, Bryant 1B, Zobrist, Willson, Coghlan, Baez 3B, Russell, Hendricks, Almora

    Eric S 13 hours 24 min ago view
  • The Cubs are currently down Schwarber, Fowler, Soler, and Rizzo and Montero appear to be day-to-day. Maybe not surprising that they are struggling a bit as they rely more than expected on Baez, Russell, Almora, Contreras, and Szczur to provide offensive value.

    Charlie 16 hours 4 min ago view
  • Joe: "I loved the way we brought it today, man. We'll take this every night and win a lot of ballgames like that. Losing 4 in a row...that's nothin'."

    The E-Man 1 day 6 hours ago view