Cubs Sweep Giants & Beeler Continues Rehab at Riverview Park

Roney Alcala (RBI single), Jhonny Pereda (RBI double), and Jose Paniagua (RBI double) drilled run-scoring hits to highlight a three-run 2nd inning and Jose Paulino and three relievers combined to hurl a two-hitter, leading the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Giants on Field #5, and Jordan Hankins ripped a double and an RBI single and Frandy de la Rosa doubled, singled, and scored a run, as the Cubs edged the Giants 3-2 on Field #6, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training split-squad doubleheader action this morning at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.   

The Cubs scored three runs on six hits (four singles, a double, and a triple), two walks, and a HBP off veteran RHP Kevin Correia in four innings on Field #6.  

On the Cubs MLB 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation, RHP Dallas Beeler got a rehab start for the Cubs on Field #6, allowing two runs (both earned) on four hits and two walks in 4.1 IP (69 pitches). He struck out two (both swinging) with a 6/5 GO/FO.

Beeler looked better today than he did in his first EXST rehab start versus the Rockies at Salt River Fields last Wednesday when he allowed four runs on eight hits (five singles, a double, a triple, and a two-run home run) in just three innings of work (61 pitches), retiring the first seven Giants he faced (K, 4-3, F-7, 3-1, 5-3, F-9, P-6) before allowing a walk and a single in the top of the 3rd, and two singles, a double, and a walk in the top of the 4th. His fastball velocity sat consistently at 93-94 MPH and topped out at 95, but he had trouble commanding his secondary stuff (breaking ball and change-up) the second time through the batting order.

It is unknown at this time if Beeler will get another rehab start in Arizona, or if he will make his next start at AAA Iowa.

In EXST Cubs roster news, Cubs 2013 15th round draft pick RHRP Michael Wagner has been moved up to AAA Iowa. Wagner was the closer at the University of San Diego prior to getting drafted and signing with the Cubs in 2013, and he was a teammate of Kris Bryant at USD.

Also, 20-year old Dominican RHP Santiago Rodriguez and 17-year old Venezuelan switch-hitting SS Andruw Monasterio have been added to the Cubs Extended Spring Training roster. Rodriguez was at Instructs last fall, while Monasterio will be making his U. S. debut. 

Here are the abridged box scores from today's games (Cubs players only) 


FIELD #5

SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Roberto Caro, CF: 0-4 (4-3, 6-3, 4-3, 1-3)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, SS-DH: 1-3 (1-3, 1B, 6-3)
3. Tim Saunders, 2B: 0-3 (K, P-4, K)
4. Kevin Encarnacion, RF: 0-3 (1-3, E-5, 5-3) 
5. Bryant Flete, DH-SS: 0-3 (E-7, K, L-6, R) 
6. Roney Alcala, 1B: 1-3 (1B, 1-3, K, R, RBI) 
7a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 1-2 (1-3, 2B) 
7b. Varonex Cuevas, 3B: 0-1 (K) 
8. Jhonny Pereda, C-DH: 1-1 (2B, 3-U SH, R, RBI) 
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED THIRD TIME THRU BATTING ORDER 
9. Jose Paniagua, LF: 2-3 (2B, 1-2 FC, 1B, RBI)
10a. Roberto Vahlis, DH #2: 1-1 (1B) 
10b. Carlos Jimenez, PH: 0-1 (K)
10c. Miguel Rico, C: 0-1 (4-3)  

SQUAD "A" PITCHERS
1. Jose Paulino: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 28 pitches (16 strikes) 
2. Mark Malave: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 13 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Ben Wells: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 4/2 GO/FO, 19 pitches (14 strikes) 
4. Daniel Lewis: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GO/FO, 23 pitches (14 strikes) 

SQUAD "A" ERRORS: NONE 

SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Jhonny Pereda: 0-1 CS 
2. Miguel Rico: 0-1 CS 


FIELD #6

SQUAD "B" LINEUPS
1. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 0-2 (5-3, K, BB, SB) 
2. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B-DH: 2-3 (2B, 1B, K, R)
3. Eloy Jimenez, RF-LF: 0-2 (1-3, BB, K) 
4. Tyler Alamo, 1B-DH: 1-2 (3B, HBP, 6-3, R, RBI) 
5. Jordan Hankins, DH-1B: 2-3 (1B, 1-2-3 DP, 2B, RBI) 
6. Adonis Paula, 3B: 0-3 (5-3, K, K)
7a. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 1-2 (1B, F-8, R)
7b. Jenner Emeterio, RF: 0-1 (F-8) 
8. Tyler Pearson, C-DH: 0-2 (BB, K, P-2) 
9a. Ho-Young Son, SS: 1-2 (1B, F-9, RBI) 
9b. Rafael Narea, SS: 0-1 (F-7) 
10. Danny Gutierrez, DH-2B: 0-1 (5-3) 
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
11. Eric Gonzalez, DH-C: 0-2 (K, K) 

CUBS SQUAD "B" PITCHERS
1. Dallas Beeler: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 6/5 GO/FO, 69 pitches (43 strikes) 
2. Sam Wilson: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GO/FO, 18 pitches (14 strikes) 
3. Greyfer Eregua: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 13 pitches (8 strikes) 

CUBS SQUAD "B" ERRORS: NONE

CUBS SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 12



2015 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER

68 players ACTIVE (including ACTIVE REHAB)
8 players INACTIVE (injury rehab or absent)

(updated 4-20-2015)

NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) squad consists of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and injured players.

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 39+6
Adbert Alzolay
Pedro Araujo
Daniel Bard 
Dallas Beeler (ACTIVE REHAB - right shoulder inflammation) 
Jordan Brink
Jesus Camargo
Marcelo Carreno (ACTIVE REHAB - post-2013 right shoulder surgery)
Anthony Carter (INACTIVE - unknown type injury)
Jesus Castillo
Dylan Cease  (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS) 
Oscar de la Cruz
Enrique de los Rios
* Andin Diaz
Greyfer Eregua
Scott Frazier
Trevor Graham 
Tanner Griggs
Justin Grimm (INACTIVE - right forearm)
Jae-Hoon Ha (ex-OF)
Luis Hernandez
Corbin Hoffner
Pierce Johnson (INACTIVE - lat strain)
John Michael Knighton 
Daniel Lewis 
Mark Malave (ex-C)
Dillon Maples
Brad Markey 
Trey Masek (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Yomar Morel
Erling Moreno (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF)
* Jose Paulino
Hector Perez
Austin Reed (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
Santiago Rodriguez
Jose Rosario (INACTIVE - unknown-type injury)
* Carson Sands 
Alex Santana
* Justin Steele
Jacob Turner (INACTIVE - right elbow)
Ben Wells
Austyn Willis
* Sam Wilson
Jose Zapata

CATCHERS: 8
Tyler Alamo 
Eric Gonzalez
* Jordan Hankins (ex-3B)
Yohan Matos;
Tyler Pearson 
Jhonny Pereda
Miguel Rico (ex-3B)
Roberto Vahlis

INFIELDERS: 13+2
# Roney Alcala
# Varonex Cuevas
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Bryant Flete
Wladimir Galindo 
Danny Gutierrez
Carlos Jimenez
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
# Andruw Monasterio
Rafael Narea
Adonis Paula 
Tim Saunders 
* Carlos Sepulveda
Ho-Young Son  
* Logan Watkins (INACTIVE - 2015 ruptured achilles tendon)

OUTFIELDERS: 8
# Roberto Caro 
Jenner Emeterio
* Kevin Encarnacion (formerly a switch-hitter, he is now hitting only LH)
Calvin Graves (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Eloy Jimenez
Kevonte Mitchell
* Ricardo Marcano
Jose Paniagua

MANAGER
Carmelo Martinez (AZL Cubs Manager)

COACHES
Oscar Bernard (AZL Cubs Hitting Coach)
Tom Beyers (Assistant Minor League Hitting Coordinator)
Ricardo Medina (Eugene Hitting Coach)
Carlos Ramirez (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)
Terrmel Sledge (Eugene Assistant Coach)
Anderson Tavares (Eugene Pitching Coach)
Rick Tronerud (Mesa Rehab Pitching Coach)
Ron Villone (AZL Cubs Pitching Coach)
Ty Wright (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES
Sean Folan (AZL Cubs)
Ryan Nordvedt (Eugene)

ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Chuck Baughman (Assistant Minor League Training Coordinator - Mesa Rehab)
Mike McNulty (Eugene) 
Toby Williams (AZL Cubs)

 

Comments

Wagner went 3 innings today for Iowa. 0 H 0 BB 1K Thanks Phil.

stupid rain delay... "Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat #Cubs vs Pirates sked to start 6:30 pm CT" dat sked, tho.

len on burnett: "he's lost velocity and gained tattoos."

rizzo is gonna have a legit shot of being a 30/30 guy if he keeps taking bases as much as he is this early (3rd in 12 games).

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  • Cubster 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    Lefty Matz to Cardinals. 4/44. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 1 hour ago (view)

    With the CBA expiring on December 1st, MLB owners and the MLBPA have jointly agreed to move the contract tender date up from Thursday December 2nd to Tuesday November 30th (that's a week from today). 

    Then (presumably) the lock-out will start the next day (Wednesday). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Not that TJS is ever necessarily a good thing, but taking a year off from catching could give Miguel Amaya a chance to work on his hitting.

    His glove & arm were probably a year ahead of his bat coming into 2021, so once he gets going again hopefully he will be able to spend a significant part of his rehab working in the cages. 

    Also, although he won't be able to throw for a while, he should be able to work on his receiving during the summer, once he is cleared to resume non-throwing baseball activities.  

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 3 hours ago (view)

    CUBSTER: Unless you consider Erick Castillo and Tyler Payne as legit contenders to be the Cubs back-up catcher in 2022, the Cubs have no catcher who is projected to eventually play in MLB anywhere near MLB ready.

     

  • Cubster 3 days 3 hours ago (view)

    With Amaya's 2022 year as a catcher essentially an non-factor and Robinson Chirinos and Austin Romaine again free agents, It looks like any rumors of moving Willson Contreras will go quiet. At least Chirinos could hit (for a backup catcher). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 3 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have released LHP Chris Allen, 1B Shendrik Apostel, INF Matt Burch, INF Widimer Joaquin, RHP Garrett Kelly, RHP Marco Prieto,  RHP Jorge Remon, RHP Dawel Rodriguez, and OF Vance Vizcaino, so the off-season Cubs Minor League Domestic Reserve List is now at 169 (21 slots are open).  

    Six of the nine players who were released (Allen, Apostel, Joaquin, Kelly, Remon, and Vizcaino) were Rule 5 Draft-eligible, and all six had been left off the Iowa Reserve List when rosters were filed last Friday. 

     

  • Cubster 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    sorry, posted in other thread.

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    Also, Justin Steele gets a 4th minor league option in 2022 (must be used in 2022). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 5 hours ago (view)

    W-RAT: Of all the TJS rehab types, a catcher TJS rehab is probably most similar to a pitcher's because of the laser pinpoint rifle throws a catcher needs to make to 2nd base.

    So I would expect Amaya will be able to DH by mid-season (hitting shouldn't be a problem by then), and then (hopefully) be able to throw normally in games (as a catcher) at post-season Instructs and then maybe in the AFL, with 2023 Spring Training being when he should be 100%. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    TIM: Yes, except a position player only gets a maximum of 20 days on a minor league injury rehab assignment, so the 30 extra days allowed for a position player rehabbing from TJS would mean a maximum of 50 days, whereas it would be a maximum of 60 days for a pitcher (the original 30 days that pitchers get plus the additional 30 days in the form of three 10-day increments). And this also only applies to players on an MLB IL. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    DSJ: Exactly. Even though he was just acquired in a trade, the Cubs still might opt to non-tender Ramirez on 12/2, that is, as long as he goes along with the plan. I doubt that the Cubs would non-tender him if he declines (in advance) to sign a 2022 minor league contract.  

     

  • crunch 3 days 8 hours ago (view)

    well...that's one hell of a forearm strain.

     

  • tim815 3 days 9 hours ago (view)

    Arizona Phil. Would Amaya, as a catcher, be eligible for the TJS exemption?

     

  • crunch 3 days 10 hours ago (view)

    w.franco (rays) extend 11y/185m

    not bad for a guy with 1/10th of a season service time.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 3 days 10 hours ago (view)

    Miguel Amaya to have Tommy John surgery. Will likely miss most of next season. (I speculate that he could maybe DH a bit in the second half and throw towards August.)

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 15 hours ago (view)

    When you add in the arb-eligibility, that's gotta make Ramirez a real contender for Hermosillo's "non-tender poster boy" title