Your 2019 DSL Cubs!

The Dominican Summer League (DSL) begins play tomorrow (Saturday 6/1).

Here are the provisional 2019 DSL Opening Day rosters for the two Cubs DSL teams (rosters subject to change). 

Dave Keller 

Raymond Fuentes 

Jose Alvarez

* bats or throws left 
# bats both

DSL CUBS #1: 30+2


Moises Diaz
Francisco Fermin 
* Jesus Gomez 
Jose Gomez
Edmar Gonzalez
Darling Grullon
Andy Hernandez
Joel Jimenez
* Johan Lopez 
Luis Marte
* Anderson Parra
Marco Prieto 
Alberto Sojo
* Saul Vazquez (RESTRICTED LIST - 72-game PED suspension 7-20-2018)

Efren Aular
Miguel Fabrizio 
Brayan Mancilla
Juan Vasquez 

Augusto Acevedo
Jeinser Brete 
* Edwin Castillo
Nestor Heredia
Juan Mora
Rafael Morel

# Josue Fernandez
* Orlando Guzman
* Kevin Miranda
* Cristian More
* Brailin Pena 
* Yohendrick Pinango 
Jonathan Rodriguez

Leo Perez 

Jose Cueto (Pitching Coach)
D'Angelo Jimenez (Hitting Coach)
Antonio Valerio (Assistant Coach)
Jose Zapata (Assistant Pitching Coach)

Brennan Connelly 
German Suncin

Manny Estrada 


DSL CUBS #2: 29+6


Jonathan Alvarez 
Keiber Arredondo
Donato Auguste
Keiber Carreno
* Alejandro Carrillo
Enmanuel de la Cruz (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Luis Devers
Kelvin Feliz
Francisco Gracia
* Ferrol Heredia 
Gabriel Jaramillo
Yander Montero 
Carlos Paula 
Edward Vasquez

Pablo Aliendo
Miller Chacon  
Malcom Quintero 

# Flemin Bautista 
# Santiago Blanco (INACTIVE - 60-day Injured List) 
Christhian Espinal
Lizardo Ruiz
# Ronny Simon
# Esmarly Tatis 
* Orlando Zapata

# Ezequiel Alvarez
Samuel Duarte 
Rafael Herrera
* Kelvin Hidalgo
* Jose Lopez 
Felix Stevens
* Marco Valenzuela 

Carlos Ramirez 

Luis Hernandez (Pitching Coach) 
Jovanny Rosario (Assistant Coach)
Enrique Wilson (Hitting Coach) 

Arnoldo Goite 

Amaury Gonzalez 

Tomas Sanchez  


RHRP Francisco Gracia has been returned to the Cubs from Mexico City (Mexican League) and has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. Gracia had been loaned to los Diablos Rojos on May 1st. 

The Cubs have signed minor league second-contract FA LHP Jorge Ramirez (ex-TEX) and RHP Marcos Encarnacion (ex-CIN) and they have been assigned to the DSL (Ramirez to DSL Cubs #1 and Encarnacion to DSL Cubs #2). Ramirez is 21 and Encarnacion is 23. 

Encarnacion was a July 2nd signing by the Reds back in 2013 as a 17-year old and he had a couple of very good seasons in the DSL (2014-15) before having career side-tracked by injury.  

The Cubs have signed second-contract FA RHRP Willians Vasquez to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. 

Now 22, W. Vasquez was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an 18-year old J-2 IFA out of Venezuela in 2015, and he spent three seasons in the DSL prior to being released by the Braves this past February. 

The Cubs have signed second-contract FA RHSP Aneudis Beard to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. 

Now 21, the 6'1 195 Beard was signed by the Texas Rangers as an 19-year old J-2 IFA out of the Dominican Republic in 2017, and he spent two seasons in the DSL prior to being released by the Rangers last month. 

The Cubs have released DSL Cubs #2 OF Kelvin Hidalgo (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic). 

Iowa Cubs released OF Jacob Hannemann.

INF Santiago Blanco (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired. He was at EXST in Mesa in the Rehab Throwing Program April-May after undergoing major shoulder surgery in 2018 but he was clearly unable to do anything but play simple soft-toss catch. 

The Cubs have released DSL Cubs #2 RHRPs Keiber Arredondo and Kleiber Carreno (both IFA signed post-2016 DSL season out of Venezuela). 

Today is the last day of the DSL regular season. Neither DSL Cubs #1 nor DSL Cubs #2 qualified for the DSL playoffs. 

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  • bradsbeard 3 hours 26 min ago (view)

    Great info. Thanks! 


  • Arizona Phil 3 hours 26 min ago (view)

    BRADSBEARD: What happens on 12/2 is each club submits what's called a "Central Tender Letter" to the MLB LRD listing which unsigned players on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) are being tendered a contract and which unsigned players are not being tendered a contract. 

    The CTL is sufficient as far as providing proof of contract tender.  

    For players being tendered contracts, the CTL must list the club's MLB salary offer, a minor league split salary offer (if the club so chooses), and performance bonuses (if any) the club is offering to the player.


  • crunch 12 hours 3 min ago (view)

    theo walked away from a big payday for an executive in his last season as a cub without having another job scoped out...and according to him he's not even looking one.

    something tells me this isn't going to be a fun off-season for cubs fans.

    the state of the cubs household aside, i wouldn't exactly be shocked to see theo with the mets, though he's supposedly not on their radar at the moment.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 12 hours 26 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have been at the forefront of tone-deaf owners in terms of financial hardship during the pandemic. "The game isn't as profitable as most people think"


  • tim815 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    The decision on the amount comes later.


  • bradsbeard 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    At the point when the team makes the initial contract tender, do they have to offer a specific salary, and if so is that the same number the team takes into arbitration? Or does the specific number the teams files at for arbitration happen at a later date?


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    jdrnym: A player who is signed to a contract that does not include a minor league split salary is paid his full MLB salary while optioned or after being outrighted to a minor league club.

    So if a player goes to arbitration and is awarded (let's say) a $2.5M salary by the arb panel, the contract will not include a minor league split salary or performance bonuses, and if the player is sent to the minors he is paid the full $2.5M while in the minors.


  • Hagsag 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    Maybe Trump can give them a loan.


  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    it's not exactly looking good when the cubs brass is complaining about "losing 100m in revenue" when a huge chunk of that seems to include Hotel Zachary.  it looks like the entire "entertainment complex" is the cubs as far as the Ricketts are concerned...and the team might have to suffer a bit because they couldn't fully realize profits last year.  they've publically stated that the big incoming tax credits from the city they're going to realize for stadium work won't help the cubs payroll.


  • jdrnym 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    If a player doesn't have a split salary in his contract, how much is he making when in the minors (or how is that salary determined)?


  • crunch 2 days 7 hours ago (view)

    we want kyle schwarber to not be mark trumbo so badly...

    either way, the NL having or not having the DH needs to be figured out pretty quickly for a lot of off-season sanity.


  • crunch 3 days 11 hours ago (view)

    minor league hitting coordinator chris valaika moves up assistant hitting instructor for the big league team.

    looks like a.iapoce's job is safe.


  • Cubster 3 days 14 hours ago (view)

    Jed Hoyer gets a new 5 yr contract that runs through 2025 season. 


  • Cubster 3 days 15 hours ago (view)

    BA's list of 19 prospects who impressed at Instructs. One Cub:

    Chase Strumpf, 2B, Cubs


  • Jackstraw 4 days 10 hours ago (view)

    Waiting for Ryan Pace to be available.  He should be a week from tomorrow.


  • crunch 4 days 11 hours ago (view)

    i haven't even heard a rumor...which is interesting since "virtual" winter meetings start in a couple weeks.

    surprised dan kantrovitz hasn't been named "interim GM" or something...which makes me wonder how wide of a net they're casting to fill the position.  he was snagged from the A's and was an assistant GM there (and director of scouting for STL).