2019 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster


OF Edmond Americaan has been moved-up to Lo-A South Bend and INF Clayton Daniel has been moved back up to AA Tennessee from EXST.



OF Brennen Davis has been moved-up to Lo-A South Bend and OF D. J. Wilson has been moved-up to Hi-A Myrtle Beach from EXST. 



RHSP Jose Albertos has been moved-up to Lo-A South Bend from EXST. 



INF Gioskar Amaya (February 2017 right knee surgery rehab) has been moved-up to AA Tennessee and 3B-1B Wladimir Galindo has been moved back up to Hi-A Myrtle Beach from EXST (Galindo spent three weeks at EXST).



RHP Adbert Alzolay (lat strain rehab) and RHP Alexander Vargas have been moved-up to Hi-A Myrtle Beach and RHRP Junichi Tazawa has been moved-up to AAA Iowa from EXST, and RHP Riley McCauley has been moved-down to EXST from Lo-A South Bend.  



RHRP Sean Barry has been moved-up to Lo-A South Bend from EXST and OF D. J. Wilson has been moved-down to EXST from Hi-A Myrtle Beach. 



RHRP Tommy Nance and RHRP Jake Stinnett have been moved-up to Hi-A Myrtle Beach from EXST, and OF-1B Abraham Rodriguez has been reinstated from the Restricted List and is active at EXST. 



The Cubs have signed FA RHP John Pomeroy and he has been assigned to EXST. 



SS Luis Vazquez has been moved-up to AA Tennessee from EXST. 



LHRP Jack Patterson has been moved-up to Lo-A South Bend from EXST. 



3B-1B Wladimir Galindo has been moved-down to EXST from Hi-A Myrtle Beach. 



SS-3B Christopher Morel has been moved-up to Lo-A South Bend from EXST. 


4/11 UPDATE:

3B Jesse Hodges and INF Clayton Daniel have been moved-up to AA Tennessee from EXST. 



Here is the 2019 Cubs Extended Spring Training roster. 

There are more than 100 players assigned to EXST, and there may be some additions & changes in the coming days.  


last updated 6-2-2019 
* bats or throws left 
# bats both 

: 47 
Maikel Aguiar 
* Chris Allen 
Willy Cabrera 
Alfredo Colorado 
Enrique de los Rios (ACTIVE REHAB
Manuel Espinoza 
Jeremiah Estrada 
* Riger Fernandez 
Emilio Ferrebus 
Kohl Franklin 
Jamie Galazin (ex-OF)
Richard Gallardo 
* Misael Garcia
Jose Miguel Gonzalez
Julio Guante  
Fauris Guerrero
Manuel Heredia 
Elias Herrera  
Chad Hockin (ACTIVE REHAB) 
* Brandon Hughes (ex-OF) 
* Danny Hultzen (ACTIVE REHAB)
Chi-Feng Lee 
* Brendon Little (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Joel Machado 
Riley McCauley 
Ivan Medina
Eduarniel Nunez 
* Pablo Ochoa
Carlos Ocampo 
Raidel Orta  
Yunior Perez 
John Pomeroy  
Luis Ramos 
Jorge Remon 
* Ruben Reyes (ex-OF) 
Benjamin Rodriguez 
* Luis Rodriguez 
Casey Ryan
* Luis Silva 
Niels Stone 
Jesus Tejada 
Keegan Thompson (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Didier Vargas 
Carlos Vega 
Omar Ventura 
Blake Whitney 

* Andres Bonalde 
* Xavier Cedeno 
Danis Correa 
Yovanny Cruz
* Bryan Hudson 
* Conor Lillis-White
Jake Reindl
* Josh Sawyer 
Allen Webster

Corey Black 
Casey Bloomquist
Kendall Graveman  
* Luke Hagerty 
M. T. Minacci 
Brandon Morrow 
Duncan Robinson 
* Jerry Vasto 

Alexander Guerra 
Caleb Knight 
Marcus Mastrobuoni (ACTIVE REHAB
Orian Nunez (ex-INF)
Richard Nunez 
Raymond Pena 
Henderson Perez 
* Jonathan Soto 
Danny Zardon (ex-INF)  

# Santiago Blanco (LIMITED ACTIVITY
* Rochest Cruz 
Luis Diaz 
# Reivaj Garcia 
# Josue Huma  
Widimer Joaquin 
# Pedro Martinez 
Rafael Mejia 
Herson Perez
Fabian Pertuz  
Oswaldo Pina
Jake Slaughter 
Luis Verdugo 

Yovanny Cuevas 
# Jose Gutierrez (ACTIVE REHAB)  
* Albert Hinirio 
Dalton Hurd 
Fernando Kelli 
* Ervis Marchan
Kevin Moreno 
Carlos Morfa 
Carlos Pacheco 
* Ezequiel Pagan 
* Abraham Rodriguez
* Ricardo Verenzuela (LIMITED ACTIVITY
Brandon Vicens 


Carmelo Martinez 

Ricardo Medina 
Lance Rymel 

Claudio Almonte (Hitting Coach) 
Yasiel Balaguert (Assistant Hitting Coach)  
Michael Carter (Hitting Coach) 
Armando Gabino (Pitching Coach) 
Manny Olivera (Pitching Coach) 
Tyler Pearson (Catching Coach)
Chris Pieters (Outfield Coach) 
Jacob Rogers (Assistant Hitting Coach) 
Carlos Rojas (Infield Coach) 
Chase Spivey (Hitting Coach)
Anderson Tavarez (Pitching Coach) 

Sean Folan 
Matthew Hussey 
Ike Ojata 

Mike McGrew 
Ryan Nordtvedt
Andres Rondon 


Thanks for the update Phil.

Rob Z. had a nice outing for the OKC Dodgers last night...

Zack Short to the DL.

Hit by pitch in the finger two days ago.

If it’s the finger, that’s better than the wrist at least. 

Possible fracture.

Never sounds good.

The Cubs have released RHSP Jen-Ho Tseng (Designated for Assignment last Saturday). The Cubs could not place Tseng on Outright Assignment Waivers because he is on the Iowa 7-day DL, so they had to either trade him or release him. And they could re-sign him (to a minor league contract) if he clears Outright Release Waivers on Saturday, presuming both Tseng and the Cubs have a mutual interest in Tseng remaining with the Cubs at the minor league level (at least through the 2019 season). NOTE: If he is released and then re-signs with the Cubs, Tseng must sign a minor league contract, and he cannot be added back to the Cubs MLB 40-man roster (and 25-man roster) for at least 30 days. 

If Tseng is not claimed off Release Waivers and does not re-sign with the Cubs, he gets his 2019 minor league split salary (about $90,000) as terminatton pay. That's because the termination pay for a player signed to a "split contract" (one salary if the player is on an MLB Active List or MLB injured list, and a different and much lower salary if the player is on Optional Assignment to the minors) is the minor league salary, as long as he is released while on Optional Assignment to the minors (as was the case with Tseng). The one caveat is that a club cannot option a player to the minors and then release him just to avoid termination pay paid at the Major League rate. 

Also remember that while - AN INJURED PLAYER CAN BE RELEASED AT ANY TIME - (and an injured player can also be non-tendered on 12/2), most injured players can be placed on Outright Assignment Waivers (and be outrighted to the minors) only during a limited period of time extending from the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season until the off-season roster filing deadline on 11/20. The one exception is an injured player on an MLB 40-man roster who did not accrue any MLB Service Time during the previous season. As long as the player is not a Rule 6 Selected Player or Draft-Excluded Player or MLB Rule 55 player and as long as the player has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time in his career, a player who accrued no MLB Service Time the previous season can be outrighted to the minors (even if he is injured) beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until 15 days prior to MLB Opening Day. 

Gordan Wittenmeyer wrote that Tseng has been released.

The Cubs have added RHP Manuel Heredia and LHP Joel Machado to the EXST roster, so that makes a total of three 2018-19 IFA making their pro debut at EXST (RHP Richard Gallardo is the other one). 

The Cubs have signed FA RHP John Pomeroy (PIT 2016 13th round draft pick - Oregon State) and he has been assigned to Extended Spring Training.

The 6'5 210 24-year old righty was released by the Pirates at the end of Minor League Camp earlier this month after spending three seasons in the Pirates organization.  

He underwent TJS in April 2017 and missed the 2017 season, but he returned to the mound in 2018.  

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  • erich081 4 hours 44 min ago (view)

    Brach in during a one run game where the ball seems to be flying out of the park? I too like to live dangerously.


  • Eric S 5 hours 1 min ago (view)

    Robel’s 454 foot splashdown - 6th longest homer by a Cub this season



  • Arizona Phil 6 hours 25 min ago (view)

    RHP Aneuris Rosario (2014 IFA - Dominican Republic) has been reinstated from the Disqualified List. Now 24, Rosario spent four seasons in the DSL (2014-17) and was the one-time closer for DSL Cubs #1. He hasn't pitched since 2017.  


  • Charlie 6 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Last hurrah as a starter before the Cubs trade for an outfielder who gets on base?


  • crunch 7 hours 45 min ago (view)

    i wonder why almora's started almost every game the past week+, especially since he's sucked at it...and he even got to hit leadoff for a game or 2.


  • Charlie 8 hours 13 min ago (view)

    Oof. Almora and Maldonado as starters is going to be rough on the offense. Better hope for at least a Garcia triple.


  • crunch 8 hours 58 min ago (view)

    schwarber / baez / bryant / rizzo / garcia(2nd) / heyward / almora / maldo / a.mills

    ham gets a AAA rehab start tomorrow.  also, i could do with less almora.


  • QuietMan 15 hours 15 min ago (view)

    Edwards optioned to Iowa per Jesse Rogers,


  • George Altman 15 hours 29 min ago (view)

    Yeah.....yeah. I think I'm good too. Put him and Strop in the Shawn Greene deal.


  • Mike Wellman 17 hours 38 min ago (view)

    I feel like I've already waited & seen enough of CEJ...


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 59 min ago (view)

    Not as much as it makes his stomach tighten!

    i dont think we should trade him. We would get nothing of value back. But I don’t think he should be a bullpen piece on a playoff contender either. He should be in Iowa. Reassess where he’s at for September and next year. If they don’t like what they see, non-tender.


  • Charlie 18 hours 32 min ago (view)

    Cheap may not be the right word, but has put up reasonable value per dollar compared to other relievers prior to this ear.

    He accrued 2.9 bWAR 2017-2018. Strop put up 3.2 bWAR during the same period. Edwards is making $1.5M this year. Strop is making $6.25M. He'll get a bump again this offseason even if he doesn't rebound in the second half, of course. I just don't see a need to trade him unless the Cubs are being offered value in return.

    That said, it does make my stomach knot up a bit when I see they are bringing him into a close game.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Carl Edwards Jr will be out of minor league options next season (2020), and he will (once again) be arbitration-eligible post-2019 (he was "Super Two" arb eligible post-2018) and he will be a FA post-2022. 


  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    cubs lose, cards win, brews win.



  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    I think this is his last option year. And he’s not as cheap as you’d think, he’s a super two qualified player this year.


  • Charlie 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    Edwards is frustrating at times. Some of that frustration comes from thinking he could be much better than he currently is. But prior to this year (in which he has pitched very few innings), he's overall been an OK relief pitcher in the majors. I'm happy to wait and see on him for quite a while. Still has an option and is cheap, right?