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.
3B Jesse Hodges and INF Clayton Daniel have been moved-up to AA Tennessee from EXST.
ORIGINAL POST 4/10
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.
CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER: 105 (81 ACTIVE + 16 LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB + 8 LONG-TERM REHAB)
last updated 6-2-2019
* bats or throws left
# bats both
PITCHERS (ACTIVE): 47
* Chris Allen
Enrique de los Rios (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Riger Fernandez
Jamie Galazin (ex-OF)
* Misael Garcia
Jose Miguel Gonzalez
Chad Hockin (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Brandon Hughes (ex-OF)
* Danny Hultzen (ACTIVE REHAB)
Erick Leal (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Brendon Little (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Joel Machado
* Pablo Ochoa
* Ruben Reyes (ex-OF)
* Luis Rodriguez
* Luis Silva
Keegan Thompson (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Didier Vargas
PITCHERS (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB): 9
* Andres Bonalde
* Xavier Cedeno
* Bryan Hudson
* Conor Lillis-White
* Josh Sawyer
PITCHERS (LONG-TERM REHAB): 8
* Luke Hagerty
M. T. Minacci
* Jerry Vasto
Marcus Mastrobuoni (ACTIVE REHAB)
Orian Nunez (ex-INF)
* Jonathan Soto
Danny Zardon (ex-INF)
# Santiago Blanco (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
* Rochest Cruz
# Reivaj Garcia
Nico Hoerner (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
# Josue Huma
# Pedro Martinez
# Fidel Mejia (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Miguel Pabon (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Zack Short (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Jose Cardona (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
# Jose Gutierrez (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Albert Hinirio
* Ervis Marchan
* Ezequiel Pagan
* Abraham Rodriguez
* Ricardo Verenzuela (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
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)
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES:
crunch 14 hours 55 min ago (view)
j.odorizzi accepted his qualifying offer (17.8m) from MIN...so did j.abreu (CWS)....everyone else is gonna play the FA market.
w.smith (SF) immediately signed with the braves for 3/39 (13m team option/1m buyout on the backend). braves lose a 2nd round pick...which they'll probably get back when someone signs j.donaldson.
crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
it's not like i think he's something special, but if he had 5mph more on his stuff he'd probably be a top prospect in the system combined with his command/control. he's got highly repeatable junk and he's still young enough there might be a little more velocity to discover.
Arizona Phil 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
CRUNCH: As long as Carrera is placed on the AAA Iowa reserve list on 11/20 he should be safe from selection, and I would say he is in fact close to a lock to be placed on the Iowa roster.
Presuming he is on the Iowa reserve list going into the Rule 5 Draft, I doubt very much that he would get selected in the Major League Phase because he hasn't pitched above Lo-A.
crunch 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
i'm low-key keeping an eye on faustino carrera if he's not protected...which he may not be protected.
he throws junk, but he throws it well, and with great control.
Arizona Phil 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
I've talked to Player Development people over the past many years about the Rule 5 Draft and how an organization goes about deciding whether to protect or not protect a player from selection.
STEP 1: How many of your Rule 5 Draft-eligible players are actually legit candidates to get selected in the Major League Phase?. Usually there a dozen or more who could conceivably/realisticaly get selected. You need to identify them and then carefully evaluate them.
EXAMPLES: See my lists above.
crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)
"There are no untouchables," Epstein said.
In truth, the Cubs boss has said the same every year, but it certainly sounds like he means it this time. "We're in the 'information collecting' stages of the process," one general manager put it on Tuesday.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 23 hours ago (view)
I think, in relation to the higher profile guys like Javy or Contreras, they're trying to put some pressure on to sign extensions.
That said I do think they're listening on everyone with the only name I haven't seen being Rizzo.
crunch 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
i wonder where the cubs will go with things.
there's a lot pointing to the cubs being expected to listen to offers on almost anyone. as it is, on paper, the cubs could roll right into 2020 with no changes whatsoever and still field a very competitive team. the whole "shakeup" thing seems to be a very hot topic from a variety of sources, though.
bryant, contreras, schwarber have all been linked to "cubs may be listening" rumors...probably listening to anything on happ, bote, almora, russell, too...
Hagsag 3 days 16 hours ago (view)
Even the Cubs should be able to out bid the Marlins!
crunch 3 days 16 hours ago (view)
"According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins are "believed" to have interest in free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos."
by interest, i assume they mean they'd like to have some baseball rookie cards or his or maybe a hug from him. i can't imagine they actually want to spend money on someone they could use to make their team better because that makes no sense.
Arizona Phil 4 days 9 hours ago (view)
Prior to joining the Cubs in 2012 Scott Harris was Director of Baseball Operations in the MLB office, which means he received, reviewed, and approved all major league and minor league contracts and transactions, as well as providing MLB clubs with schedules, rules updates, and draft information.
Cubster 4 days 17 hours ago (view)
Giants hire Scott Harris, from Cubs front office, as GM
Charlie 5 days 19 hours ago (view)
For anyone else who immediately wonders but is not invested enough to look it up, this is not Chris (Ryan) Young, former Padres starter and fisticuffs partner of Derrek Lee, but rather the two-years younger Chris Matthew Young.
crunch 6 days 6 hours ago (view)
rev up those off-season rumor fryers...
Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
Multiple teams in search of catching help believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available this winter. The Cubs will get creative this winter, and with a deep catching free agent market, they could trade Contreras and begin retooling under new manager David Ross.
crunch 6 days 11 hours ago (view)
former padres manager andy green is gonna be ross's bench coach.
green was c.rea's manager in SD, btw.
Arizona Phil 6 days 17 hours ago (view)
Last year the Cubs signed four free-agents to minor league contracts prior to the Rule 5 Draft: LHP Alberto Baldonado, OF Wynton Bernard, RHP Corey Black, and RHP Jose Rosario. All four were members of the Cubs organization in 2018 but declined to sign a 2019 minor league successor contract prior to being declared a free-agent, but then came back to the Cubs after briefly testing the free-agent waters.