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:
I had a good chuckle listening to the espn crew question the decision of pinch hitting a cold off the bench Javy for a veteran left handed hitter like Descalso - that discussion became moot pretty quick!
So many good things about the bottom of the ninth. Even Willson‘s at bat - though it didn’t result in a run - was a quality, grinding at bat after falling behind 0-2. Didn’t fall for the outside slider cheese as he’d done in similar situations before.
javy takes the 1st pitch he sees down the 1st base line into the outfield...no chance.
javy pinch hitting in the 9th with the bases loaded...welcome back.
cubs are losing tonight and the cubs lost last night, but it's been a hell of a couple games.
Dear Theo: Please DFA Cedeno
dat pen tho.
I guess that would have been one way to find out!
Phil’s Organizational Depth Chart has everyone listed. I check it everyday.
Been wondering if Hultzen was still in the organization.
schwarber / bryant / rizzo / contreras / heyward / almora / descalso(2nd) / russell / Q
baez may be back tomorrow.
Thanks! (And to crunch below, as well!)
if that double play was turned darvish may have escaped the inning with 0 runs, but he didn't help himself after it got blown.
the double play attempt that only resulted in a single out hurt the bottom line of the inning, but the 2 walks and 2 hits (single, triple) were solidly hit and all on darvish.
the triple took a bad bounce off the wall and would have been a double on a better day, but the runs would have scored either way.
It was very different from Hendrick’s 6th inning from the night before. Darvish still had good command and the tying run came off a good pitch - a soft grounder just to the left of Russell. One nit with Maddon maybe not removing Yu with two outs and Hernandez up (the one guy in the lineup who had squared up Yu in both his prior at bats). But even his triple was weird - it should have driven in just one run but had crazy spin english on it to elude Hayward to cause a single to turn into a triple. Oh well, hope the Cubs respond well tonight.
How bad was the 6th? I was blacked out last night, but the box score suggested Yu was commanding hisnpitches up to that point.
I guess Kyle Ryan and his much ballyhooed “revitalized” delivery is more useful than Xavier Cedeno but that’s not really saying much.