Cubs MLB Roster

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40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus three players are on the 60-DAY IL

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus twelve players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and two players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 6-11-2024

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# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 12
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Jose Cuas, P
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P 
Keegan Thompson, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 2
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P 
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P

 




Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs 2024 Rule 5 Draft and Minor League Free-Agent Watch List

6/12 UPDATE

The Cubs signed free-agent RHP Jorge Lopez (ex-NYM) and second contract free agent RHP Lisandro Almonte (ex-AZ) to minor league contracts.  

Because he has Article XIX-A rights (meaning he has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time), Lopez cannot be sent to the minors without his consent if he is added to the 40 at some point in 2024 (he is out of minor league options, so this only applies to him being sent outright to the minors if & when he is added to the 40).

Cubs @ Rays: Series Thread (Games 67-69)

The Cubs won the final game in Cincinnati to go one and three, yet they find themselves in a virtual three-way tie for second in the division and only a half game ahead of the Pirates. At this rate, the prize for second place in the central is likely to be the same as the prize for last place in the central: go home and ruminate upon your shortcomings. They continue their road trip with three games in against Tampa Bay. See below for daily matchups. 

 

Cubs vs. White Sox: Series Thread (Games 61-62)

The month of May was a big letdown for the Cubs, as the last series they won was May 4-6, when they took two of three from the Brewers. Since then, starting pitching has remained a strength but a suspect bullpen and weak lineup has dropped the Cubs below .500. You know who will not be throwing the Cubs a pity part? The 15-45 White Sox. They come to the North Side for two games as the Cubs finish up an abbreviated homestand. See below for matchups. 

 

Cubs @ Brewers: Series Thread (Games 54-57)

The Cubs went 0-2 on a stormy weekend in St. Louis, losing both games by a single run and having the other postponed until July. They open a four-game series in Milwaukee on Memorial Day. See below for matchups.

 


 

Game 54, Monday, May 27, 3:10 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (0-2, 5.67 ERA)

MIL: LHP Robert Gasser (2-0, 2.65 ERA)

Steele allowed five earned runs in last outing. Much of that came after he got the first out of the seventh, however. Overall, he looked much better than his other recent starts. 

Cubs @ St. Louis: Series Thread (Games 52-54)

The Cubs begin the holiday weekend with three games in St. Louis. They've gotten Swanson and Hoerner back to support on defense, and starting pitching has remained strong. They need several bats to wake up in order to claw out more wins. They enter the series 27-24, now with the Cardinals only three games behind them and the Brewers two full games ahead of them. See below for daily matchups such as they stand. 

 

Cubs vs. Atlanta: Series Thread (Games 49-51)

The Cubs managed one win in the four game series against Pittsburgh. They come into this series against Atlanta with a record of 26-22, and 1.5 games behind the Brewers. The Cubs activated Dansby Swanson and are expecting Nico Hoerner to return imminently, which ought to boost both the offense and defense. See below for matchups on three-game rematch series as Atlanta now visits Wrigley. 

Cubs vs. Pirates: Series Thread (Games 45-48)

If you enjoyed the last two series against the Pirates and Atlanta, I have good news--now you can enjoy them at home. The Cubs won the final game in Atlanta to save themselves from a sweep and return to Wrigley 25-19. They'll see the Pirates for four games before a day off on Monday. See below for daily matchups. 

 

Recent comments

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Again, this is feasible, but one would need to totally accept that the value of such a deal would be solely addition by subtraction. Clearly it would not yield a great deal in return and, barring utter desperation for pitching on the part of their trade partner, would almost certainly require the Cubs to eat a good deal of salary, in Taillon’s case a decent chunk of $18mm through 2026. All this to make room for the uncertainty of an unproven entity. Is it worth it?

  • azbobbop (view)

    Another pack of cigarettes shot

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Big exhale.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Yup. Halfway to another blown save.

  • crunch (view)

    we really doing neris again, huh?

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    True, I was thinking that Tauchman being dealt, maybe with Smyly or Tailon, to create more at bats, and get more value out of them before the value potentially changes in the wrong direction,  may be the way to go.......

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I dunno. Maybe if Bote continues to contribute meaningfully they can make it work. It still seems like Canario will be cheated out of AB’s - unless maybe you can find a taker for Tauchman as well.

  • crunch (view)

    100%

    it's almost mid-june and the cubs "only" having a 2 run lead going late into the game isn't something i trust.  that's a problem.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    I can see that. I wonder if Tauchman playing less, and the DH being almost exclusively a OF would facilitate the swap; or would that still hinder the versaltiliy on the bench too much?

  • Eric S (view)

    Cubs needed that from Bellinger in a huge way. Hell, I needed that from Bellinger in a huge way.