2017 Cubs Extended Spring Training Opening Day Roster
Cactus League Extended Spring Training games begin today, so here is the Opening Day roster for the EXST Cubs:
2017 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER: 72+9
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Faustino Carrera
Enrique de los Rios
* Andin Diaz
Francisco Garay (REHAB GROUP - elbow)
* Yapson Gomez
Luis Hernandez (REHAB GROUP - shoulder)
* Ryan Kellogg (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Bryan Hudson
John Michael Knighton
Chi-Feng Lee (REHAB GROUP - slbow)
Daniel Lewis (ABSENT - present status unknown)
* Brailyn Marquez
M. T. Minacci
* Pablo Ochoa
Juan Carlos Paniagua
* Manny Parra (ACTIVE REHAB)
Steven Perakslis (ACTIVE REHAB)
Stephen Ridings (REHAB GROUP - elbow)
Jose Zapata (INACTIVE - player-coach)
* Michael Cruz
Marcus Mastrobuoni (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Aramis Ademan
Chris Dominguez (ACTIVE REHAB - taking BP & infield practice)
# Fidel Mejia
# Yonathan Perlaza
* Edgar Rondon
Delvin Zinn (INACTIVE - right ankle injury)
* Brandon Cummins
# Zach Davis
* Tolly Filotei
Michael Foster (ABSENT - present status unknown)
Jose A. Gonzalez
# Jose Gutierrez
* Jacob Hannemann (ACTIVE REHAB - playing in EXST games)
Eloy Jimenez (ACTIVE REHAB - taking BP but not throwing)
* Kwang-Min Kwon
* Ruben Reyes
* Abraham Rodriguez (INACTIVE - unknown-type injury)
* Jonathan Sierra
Pedro Feliciano (Outfield & Baserunning Instructor)
Carmelo Martinez (Hitting Instructor)
Juan Cabreja (Hitting Instructor)
Ben Carhart (Rehab Coach)
Armando Gabino (Pitching Coach)
Osmin Melendez (Infield Instructor)
Leo Perez (Catching Instructor)
David Rosario (Pitching Coach)
Antonio Valerio (Assistant Rehab Coach)
Ron Villone (Rehab Pitching Coach)
Jose Zapata (Assistant Rehab Pitching Coach)
REHAB TRAINING CORRDINATOR:
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH:
crunch 14 hours 53 min ago (view)
Alexander Dimm 15 hours 19 min ago (view)
I'm in. What more do we need, really. A beer. A game or two. The 162 game season can wait until next year (I hope). Have fun with a micro-mini season. Let the powers fight over the labor agreements. They can finish by next spring, right?
crunch 15 hours 31 min ago (view)
2020 quickly shaping up to be the best season ever.
Cubster 16 hours 51 min ago (view)
And a few kegs of beer. Hamberders too.
crunch 19 hours 3 min ago (view)
they should just play a quick weekend tourney where no one actually wins and everyone gets a small participation trophy.
declare the fans the MVPs and dedicate the series to everyone who has died in the history of humanity.
...then a free live-streamed Nickleback concert hosted by 2Pac's hologram
Charlie 2 days 30 min ago (view)
Lol at worrying about a second wave disrupting revenue.
Cubster 2 days 3 hours ago (view)
IN BRIEF (Tribune, from their mini-sports section): In a letter, MLB rejects players’ plan for 114 gamesNews services Major League Baseball rejected the players’ proposal for a 114-game schedule in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts, telling the union that teams have no reason to think 82 games is possible and now will discuss even fewer.Players made their proposal Sunday, five days after management’s initial economic plan.
Cubster 2 days 3 hours ago (view)
Pete Ricketts causing some backspin on their serve...Chi Tribune, Thursday AM:
Arizona Phil 2 days 12 hours ago (view)
Here are the last two Cubs minor league releases from this week (for a final total of 30):
Conor Lillis-White, LHP (acquired frrom LAA for Tommy LaStella post-2018 - missed 2019 season with hip flexor injury)
Alberto Mineo, C-1B (has been quarantined in Italy since he re-signed with Cubs in February)
Lillis-White was eligible for selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, and Mineo was eligible to be a minor league 6YFA post-2020
Charlie 2 days 13 hours ago (view)
Great read from players I came of age watching. Really shows how badly MLB needs to empower their players to speak in real time and not just after retiring.
crunch 2 days 14 hours ago (view)
"A conversation: Retired African American MLB players on race, baseball, America"
d.glanville, j.rollins, r.howard, d.willis, t.hunter, l.hawkins
Jackstraw 2 days 16 hours ago (view)
I'm trying to come up with scenarios where saying "The problem I have with you people....." really helps the conversation move forward constructively. None really jump to mind.
crunch 2 days 16 hours ago (view)
i still want proof that tom ricketts and ted cruz aren't the same person
Cubster 2 days 18 hours ago (view)
Tom's older brother is an ass, even with an embarrassing apology.
Here is the twitter video from Pastor Jarrod Parker:
Cubster 3 days 2 hours ago (view)
I agree. Laura is the real deal. I think she was the major influence that showed Tom R. and Crane Kenney how to show a "human side" and deal realistically and in a non-threatening way, with the local Chicago politicians. Kenney was clearly clueless in his initial attempts regarding the neighborhood, the Rooftop owners, and the Wrigley Field rebuild.
Hagsag 3 days 3 hours ago (view)
I am a Laura Ricketts fan. To hell with the rest of them.