2018 Cubs Spring Training Uniform Numbers
13 Peter Bourjos, OF
51 Michael Roth, P
54 Charcer Burks, OF
57 Shae Simmons, P
61 Efren Navarro, 1B-OF
1. Charcer Burks was given a late NRI shortly before the start of Spring Training and he was assigned #54 after RHSP Williams Perez was released last week.
2. 47, 49, 50, and 93 (plus the never-issued #69) are the only numbers not presently assigned.
3. Minor league players who are called-up to big league camp for the day are randomly assigned duplicate numbers in the 80's and 90's that are also assigned to Spring Training Instructors.
1 Jen-Ho Tseng, P (was #39)
11 Yu Darvish, P
39 Drew Smyly, P (was #11)
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CUBS SPRING TRAINING UNIFORM NUMBERS
NOTE 1: These are preliminary and are subject to change
NOTE 2: Several Spring Training Instructors are wearing duplicate numbers
NOTE 3: Numbers 1, 13, 47, 49, 50, 51, 57, 61, 69, and 93 are not assigned at this time (Cubs do not issue #69)
2 Tommy LaStella, INF
3 David Ross, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
4 Mike Freeman, INF (wore #15 in 2017)
5 Albert Almora Jr, OF
6 Carl Edwards Jr, P
7 Victor Caratini, C-1B (wore #20 in 2017)
8 Ian Happ, IF-OF
9 Javy Baez, INF
11 Drew Smyly, P
12 Kyle Schwarber, OF
12 John Baker, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
15 Brandon Morrow, P
16 Brandon Hyde, BENCH COACH
17 Kris Bryant, INF
18 Ben Zobrist, IF-OF
19 Andy Haines, ASSISTANT HITTING COACH
20 Mark Zagunis, OF (wore #21 in 2017)
20 Kevin Youkilis, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
21 Tyler Chatwood, P
22 Jason Heyward, OF
23 Ryan Sandberg, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
24 Alec Mills, P
25 Will Venable, 1st BASE/OUTFIELD COACH
26 Billy Williams, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
27 Addison Russell, INF
28 Kyle Hendricks, P
29 Rob Zastryzny, P
30 Chili Davis, HITTING COACH
30 Ted Lilly, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
32 Brian Duensing, P
32 Jon Lieber, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
33 Eddie Butler, P
34 Jon Lester, P
34 Kerry Wood, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
35 Lester Strode, BULLPEN COACH
36 Dillon Maples, P
37 Justin Wilson, P
38 Mike Montgomery, P
39 Jen-Ho Tseng, P
40 Willson Contreras, C
40 Rick Sutcliffe, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
41 Steve Cishek, P
43 Taylor Davis, C-1B
44 Anthony Rizzo, 1B
45 Anthony Bass, P
46 Pedro Strop, P
46 Ryan Dempster, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
48 Jim Hickey, PITCHING COACH
52 Justin Grimm, P
53 Chris Gimenez, C
54 Williams Perez, P
55 Brian Butterfield, 3rd BASE/INFIELD COACH
56 Kyle Ryan, P
58 Mike Borzello, CATCHING/STRATEGY COACH
59 Luke Farrell, P
60 Corey Mazzoni, P
62 Jose Quintana, P
63 Juan Cabreja, QUALITY ASSURANCE COACH
64 Ali Solis, C
65 Franklin Font, ASSISTANT BULLPEN COACH
66 Ryan Court, IF-OF
67 Doug Dascenzo, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Outfield & Baserunning Coordinator)
68 Dario Alvarez, P
70 Joe Maddon, MANAGER
71 Oscar de la Cruz, P
72 Craig Brooks, P
73 Adbert Alzolay, P
74 Duane Underwood Jr, P
75 Jacob Hannemann, OF
76 David Bote, INF
77 Randy Rosario, P
78 Daniel Camarena, P
79 David Garner, P
80 Justin Hancock, P
81 Jacob Cruz, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Hitting Coordinator)
82 Tom Hatch, P
83 Bijan Rademacher, OF
84 Ian Rice, C-1B
85 Chesny Young, IF-OF
86 Jason Vosler, INF
87 Alberto Baldonado, P
88 Mike Mason, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Assistant Minor L:eague Pitching Coordinator)
69 Mark Johnson, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AA Tennessee manager)
90 Rod Nichols, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa pitching coach)
91 Marty Pevey, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa manager)
92 Brendan Sagara, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Pitching Coordinator)
94 Jeremy Farrell, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Infield Coordinator)-------
95 Chad Noble, BULLPEN CATCHER
96 Jesus Feliciano, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AA Tennessee hitting coach)
97 Tim Cossins, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Catching & Field Coordinator)
98 Terry Clark, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AA Tennessee pitching coach)
99 Desi Wilson, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa hitting coach)
Hagsag 2 days 2 hours ago (view)
Ine of my alltime favorites.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 16 hours ago (view)
He played in the big leagues longer than he played any other level of organized baseball combined.
crunch 2 days 16 hours ago (view)
al kaline has died at age 85.
from highschool to the majors without touching the minors...22 seasons, all with DET...18x all-star...3000 hit club.
Charlie 4 days 16 hours ago (view)
Currently at a near full-time job that just barely covers my monthly expenses if nothing emerges.
I make more than that.
crunch 4 days 17 hours ago (view)
"Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Major League Baseball is considering opening the season in empty spring training parks -- with no fans and all players quarantined.
The plan would have all teams stationed in one centralized location -- likely Arizona"
Arizona Phil 6 days 5 hours ago (view)
In addition to 40 players signed to 2020 MLB contracts, after releasing 22 minor leaguers this week the Cubs now have 279 players signed to 2020 minor league contracts (plus one minor leaguer on the Restricted List), for a total of 320 players in the organization (181 pitchers, 30 catchers, 60 infielders, and 49 outfielders).
JustSayin' 6 days 15 hours ago (view)
Years of over-drafting pitching shown here.
Dolorous Jon Lester 6 days 16 hours ago (view)
Some of the players cut I am not too surprised by. Some of them I think are definitely victims of the minor league pay thing and being squeezed out.
That said, I am very surprised they gave up already on Riley McCauley and Niels Stone.
Hagsag 6 days 18 hours ago (view)
Baseball America is showing a big group of players that have been released.
Arizona Phil 1 week 8 hours ago (view)
The Cubs have released minor league catcher Rafelin Lorenzo. He was selected from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the AAA Phase of the 2018 Rule 5 Draft and spent the 2019 season at South Bend. He was eligible to be a minor league 6YFA post-2020.
JustSayin' 1 week 1 day ago (view)
The organizations will cut rosters down, as if the full-season teams were breaking camp to start the season, THEN pay the remaining minor leaguers $400/week or whatever. That's similar to what costs would have normally been but the "one last chance" players who got spring training invitations this year and didn't have an obvious roster spot won't be getting their last chance.
crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)
"According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, all minor league players will be receiving $400 per week from MLB through at least May 31."
so that's where that promise landed. the scary thing is that's still more than some in the low minors make on a weekly basis.
crunch 1 week 4 days ago (view)
"Jeff Passan of ESPN writes that the players and league agreed that the 2020 season won't start until "there are no bans on mass gatherings that limit the ability to play in front of fans, there are no travel restrictions and medical experts determine games will not pose a risk to health of teams and fans." Passan does add that the two sides "will consider the feasibility of playing in empty stadiums" and also at neutral sites.
crunch 1 week 4 days ago (view)
i miss baseball. it could happen in june...it may happen in late may...it might not happen either way.
there's so many things getting messed up right now i would get lost making a list. there's some college guys making a serious "okay, we need to look at that guy" push that's dead. former cubs draft pick russell smith (2017, LHP highschool) took last season off for injury (TCU college) and returned with a low 90s fastball, impressive control, and a MLB-quality changeup. his "comeback" was 4 games and done thanks to this current situation...
JustSayin' 1 week 4 days ago (view)
COVID 19 + a short draft + Manfred's obsessive drive to shrink the minor leagues will change baseball forever. It WAS still America's grass roots sport. Where I live, from June through August, you could see a quality live game any day of the week, within an hour's drive. I believe that era is over. What's going on will have ripple effects, contracting serious college ball, college summer leagues and independent pro ball just as much as the MiLB systems. With those changes, some of the game's charm will also go. I've seen a kid from Cape Cod play in the Ca
crunch 1 week 5 days ago (view)
fyi for anyone who bought MLB.tv
for "some reason" getting a cancel+refund via phone is like pulling teeth, but if you contact them via a webpage contact request many people are getting a cancel+refund confirmation within an hour or 2...