2018 Cubs Spring Training Uniform Numbers

2/24 UPDATE: 

13 Peter Bourjos, OF 
51 Michael Roth, P 
54 Charcer Burks, OF 
57 Shae Simmons, P
61 Efren Navarro, 1B-OF

NOTES:

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. 

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2/14 UPDATE


1 Jen-Ho Tseng, P (was #39)
11 Yu Darvish, P 
39 Drew Smyly, P (was #11)

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1/25 ORIGINAL POST


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)

1 ---------------
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
10 RETIRED
11 Drew Smyly, P
12 Kyle Schwarber, OF
12 John Baker, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
13 ---------------
14 RETIRED
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 #)
31 RETIRED
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
42 RETIRED
43 Taylor Davis, C-1B 
44 Anthony Rizzo, 1B
45 Anthony Bass, P
46 Pedro Strop, P
46 Ryan Dempster, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
47 ----------------
48 Jim Hickey, PITCHING COACH
49 ---------------
50 ---------------
51 ---------------
52 Justin Grimm, P
53 Chris Gimenez, C
54 Williams Perez, P  
55 Brian Butterfield, 3rd BASE/INFIELD COACH 
56 Kyle Ryan, P  
57 ---------------
58 Mike Borzello, CATCHING/STRATEGY COACH
59 Luke Farrell, P
60 Corey Mazzoni, P
61 ---------------
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
69 ---------------
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)  
93 --------------- 
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)

Comments

2018 CUBS SPRING TRAINING NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI):

19 players

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 9
Anthony Bass
* Alberto Baldonado
Craig Brooks
* Daniel Camarena
David Garner
Justin Hancock
Tom Hatch
Williams Perez
* Kyle Ryan

CATCHERS: 4
Taylor Davis
Chris Gimenez
Ian Rice
Ali Solis

INFIELDERS: 4
Ryan Court
* Mike Freeman
* Jason Vosler
Chesny Young

OUTFIELDERS: 2
* Jacob Hannemann
* Bijan Rademacher

The Cubs usually invite two additional minor league catchers prior to the pitchers & catchers report date to help catch "bullpen sessions" and "live" BP.

Cubs website has Zagunis wearing 20 (Wore 21 las year, now Chatwood's)

brewers "big trade" finally went down...they get c.yelich and his nice as hell contract (43m over the next 4 seasons with a 15m team option on a 5th). coming from the brews...OF Lewis Brinson, INF Isan Díaz, OF Monte Harrison and RHP Jordan Yamamoto

Ouch. Two good young Marlins OF now in the division.

And then they add Cain for 5/$80. Wow.

cain and yelich setting up all that power. no fun.

Yeah, plus they can get a pretty decent pitcher for Domingo Santana too.

I don't know much about the players the Brewers gave up in that trade, but they're definitely scarier for 2018 than I thought they would be. That pretty clearly counteracts whatever win-column advantage the Cubs should get from the Pirates tearing it down. Time for the Cubs to sign Darvish.

I find it curious that they went for both OF, since Santana was clearly better offensively than both of them last year. Santana: .875 OPS, 30HR, 15 SB Yellich: .807 OPS, 18HR, 16 SB Cain: .803 OPS, 15HR, 26 SB Of course, Santana could be traded for a legit SP (or move to 1B?).

Interested in Justin Hancock as a invitie. Dude has a big arm. I hope Hickey and the staff can do some good things this spring training with him.

Cubs Uniform Number changes effective 2/14: 11 Yu Darvish 39 Drew Smyly (was #11) 1 Jen-Ho Tseng (was #39)

Don Kessinger, Ted Abernathy and Jose Cardenal approved those changes. For a little sumptin' extra, if you get my drift.

#11 will always first come up for me as Don Kessinger.

Per the CBA, the maximum number of days an MLB club can play in a row in 20. Last year, the Cubs were scheduled to play 20 days in a row once, and they've had a 20-day stretch of games scheduled at least once every year prior to this season. However, with the lengthening of the MLB regular season in 2018 from 183 to 186 days, the most number of days the Cubs are scheduled to play in a row is 17 (June 15 - July 1), and the second-most is 13 (August 31 - September 12). Otherwise, the Cubs never play more than 11 days in a row (and they only do that once). Obviously rain-out make-up games could extend a period of days without an off day and a make-up doubleheader would probably require the Cubs to call-up a "26th man" starting pitcher (a #6 starter) from the minors for one of the two games, but their solid 1-5 starting rotation and given the additional off days scheduled in 2018, the Cubs probably will not even consider a six-man rotation until at least June (and even then that would be just two starts for a 6th starter, one on 6/20 and another on 6/26), and then not again until September (when active list rosters expand and when Drew Smyly could be ready to join the rotation). So the need for a 6th starter (other than as an injury replacement in the event that one of the five starters go on the DL or in the case of a possible rain-out make-up doubleheader) really isn't there. Therefore it will be difficult to keep Mike Montgomery and Eddie Butler stretched-out as starting pitchers if they are (as expected) moved to the bullpen after the conclusion of Spring Training (both are out of minor league options), and so the Cubs will need to rely on a minor league SP (at this point, that would probably be Tseng, Mills, Underwood, Zastryzny or Roth, and Farrell or Bass at AAA Iowa, plus probably Alzolay and de la Cruz at AA Tennessee) to be the ad hoc "6th starter" if that becomes necessary at some point during the course of the MLB regular season.

I noticed that Zach Hedges got into yesterday’s game and seemed to pitch well. Any thoughts as to whether he will be a rotation option in Iowa or if you think he’ll be used more in relief?

BRADSBEARD: Although Zach Hedges will compete in Minor League Camp for a SP gig at AAA Iowa, I suspect he will end-up being either a reliever (or maybe a RP/SP "swing-man") at AAA or a starter (or "swing-man") at AA. With the number of pitchers coming up behind him in the pipeline, this will probably be a "make or break" year for Hedges.

AZ Phil: how is Junior Lake (toolsy) looking these days?

CUBSTER: Junior Lake has gotten fairly heavy (maybe 240+). He did take a walk in the game, so maybe he has learned to be more selective. He used to swing at everything. Sometimes playing in the Mexican League helps a player learn the game in a way that you don't learn it in an MLB minor league organization, and for a street kid like Junior Lake (who IIRC never attended school), that might be the best way for him to learn what he needs to know to reach his potential. Junior Lake is still a great kid. He was smiling and waving to Cubs fans and hugging Cubs players he knew from when he was in the organization all the way from the bus to the dugout after the Mariners arrived.

caratini lined a comebacker off f.hernandez's hand/arm...left game holding his hand/arm. SEA fans are holding their breath.

xrays negative...good for him.

LHRP Alberto Baldonado was probably the most-impressive pitcher in yesterday's game. His FB was sitting consistently 94-95 (both innings), and he used his breaking ball as a chase pitch. He is a big dude (6'4 250)... Otherwise, Brian Duensing didn't reach 90 with his FB (it sat at 89). He threw a lot of mediocre breaking balls and just didn't look like he was ready to throw in a game. (It looked more like a "live" BP outing)... Steve Cishek looked OK, with a 92-93 MPH FB and a decent SL with side-action... Craig Brooks FB ranged 91-94 but he couldn't command it, and he hung his SL a couple of times and couldn't finish his inning... Brad Markey relieved Brooks and looked pretty good, featuring 92-94 MPH FB and good command... David Garner's 4-seam FB velocity was good (93-94 - T-95) but he had difficulty throwing strikes with it. Both CV (80-82) and CUT (87-89) had good break...

ohtani's batting debut...2 walks and a strong single. blah blah spring training etc whatever.

Hi, AZ Phil! What time do the minor leaguers usually start practicing on the backfields this time of year? I’m headed out to Mesa this weekend and hoping to split by time between the majors and minors.

Srl510: Minor League Camp opens in a couple of days so the minor leaguers will be out on the backfields from about 9 AM - 1 PM every day until the Cactus League minor league games start. In the meantime there is usually some minor league ad hoc activity on the backfields most every day, usually in the morning (times vary).

Thanks for the info! Everything John Arguello showed me out there last ST seems like a blur now. Hope to see you out there next week! 

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  • Hagsag 12 hours 31 min ago (view)

    Chase Strumpf and Andy Weber invited to the ML camp.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 55 min ago (view)

    Ryan Tepera returns. Major League deal

     

  • crunch 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    spring training TV is usually fluid...adding and subtracting broadcast games...

    first cubs TV (as of now) is March 3 (wednesday) on ESPN at 3pm EST.

    radio broadcasts available for almost every game that's not televised.  the cubs get going on monday and some other teams will start the day before.

     

  • crunch 2 days 12 hours ago (view)

    dj snelton's left elbow is screwed up...6 weeks rest then re-evaluate.

    looks like he's going to try to avoid having surgery.

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    AAA leagues really need to play through the month of September, because with September rosters being limited to 28 instead of 40, players will need to be moved back & forth between MLB and AAA throughout the month of September instead of just through the month of August. 

     

  • Mike Wellman 4 days 11 hours ago (view)

    I get you, SW. Here in Des Moines, Cardinal fans flocked to I-Cub games when Memphis Redbirds were in town. That won't happen in '21 and even if it does in '22 & beyond it won't be as frequent as when they were in the same division. Not that I'll miss seeing Cardinal gear @ our ballpark...

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 4 days 13 hours ago (view)

    Ervin claimed by Braves. So we lose a potential future (and also current) asset in exchange for one year of a very mediocre Jake Marisnick.

    This team has no direction at the moment.

     

  • Sonicwind75 4 days 13 hours ago (view)

    As a midwest kid now living in Texas, new scheduling is a bummer.  Only get a chance to drive and see Cubs once every 3 years with interleague.  Really looked forward to those games in Round Rock and the one season in San Antonio.  I understand it makes more sense in the big picture, just selfishly disappointed.

     

  • Cubster 5 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Barry Foote bobble day! Cool!

     

  • Mornington Crescent 5 days 16 hours ago (view)

    They also gave away Larry Craig bobblefoot dolls as a promotion.

     

  • crunch 6 days 8 hours ago (view)

    alcantara passes through waivers and is assigned to AAA.

    marisnick contract final, phllip ervin (OF) DFA'd

     

  • Hagsag 6 days 10 hours ago (view)

    Yes they did.

     

  • crunch 6 days 11 hours ago (view)

    welcome to the "big time" st paul saints...they built a nice park, the fans showed up, and they go from indies to AAA (with a bit of $ help from the twins for part ownership).

    billy murray is a part owner of the group that owns the saints, btw.

     

  • Mike Wellman 6 days 12 hours ago (view)

    Hagsag, the River Bandits made the cut tho, right?

     

  • Craig A. 6 days 13 hours ago (view)

    Could have an option year remaining.  Bleacher Nation walked it back, per the link above.

     

  • Hagsag 6 days 13 hours ago (view)

    Living in the Quad Cities area, I look forward to hopefully coming to Des Moines to see the I Cubs a few times this summer.