2018 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster

UPDATED 6-11-2018

: 76+15

last updated 6-10-2018

* bats or left
# bats both 

Jose Albertos
Luis Aquino
Sean Barry
Corey Black (REHAB THROWING PROGRAM - February 2017 TJS)
* Andres Bonalde (INACTIVE - May 2018 left elbow surgery)
* Jonathan Bruzual
Fernando Calderon
* Faustino Carrera 
Alfredo Colorado   
Yovanny Cruz
Yan de la Cruz
Jeremiah Estrada
* Riger Fernandez
Emilio Ferrebus  
Hector Alonso Garcia
Jose M. Gonzalez
Fauris Guerrero
Chad Hockin (INACTIVE - May 2018 TJS)
* Danny Hultzen (REHAB THROWING PROGRAM - 2016 left shoulder surgery)
Chi-Feng Lee  
* Brailyn Marquez 
Ivan Medina
Brady Miller 
M. T. Minacci (REHAB THROWING PROGRAM - right elbow)
Erling Moreno (ACTIVE REHAB)
Eduarniel Nunez
Carlos Ocampo 
* Pablo Ochoa (INACTIVE – April 2018 TJS)
Raidel Orta
* Eugenio Palma
Yunior Perez
Eury Ramos 
Peyton Remy
Stephen Ridings 
Andry Rondon
Jose Rosario (REHAB THROWING PROGRAM - elbow) 
Casey Ryan
* Luis Silva
* Justin Steele (ACTIVE REHAB - July 2017 TJS) 
Jake Steffens
Mitch Stophel
Nathan Sweeney
Jesus Tejada 
* Didier Vargas
Ryan Williams (ACTIVE REHAB - 2017 right shoulder surgery)

CATCHERS: 10+1  
Cam Balego
Eric Gonzalez
Alexander Guerra
Marcus Mastrobuoni (LIMITED ACTIVITY - May 2018 knee surgery)
Richard Nunez
Raymond Pena
Henderson Perez
Gustavo Polanco
* Jonathan Soto
Franklin Tineo
Kevin Zamudio

Gioskar Amaya (LIMITED ACTIVITY – February 2017 knee surgery)
Luis Diaz 
# Reivaj Garcia
Luis Hidalgo 
# Josue Huma
# Fidel Mejia
Rafael Mejia
Christopher Morel
Orian Nunez
Henrry Pedra
# Yonathan Perlaza (ACTIVE REHAB - March 2018 knee surgery)
# Herson Perez
Ramsey Romano
* Carlos Sepulveda (LIMITED ACTIVITY - post-2017 right shoulder surgery)
Luis Vazquez
Luis Verdugo

* Chris Coghlan 
Yovanny Cuevas
* Tolly Filotei
Jose Alonso Gaitan
Jose A. Gonzalez
# Jose Gutierrez
Fernando Kelli  
* Kwangmin Kwon
Kevin Moreno
Carlos Pacheco
* Ruben Reyes
* Abraham Rodriguez
* Jonathan Sierra
Luis Ubiera

Carmelo Martinez 

Ron Villone 

Steve Lerud
Jonathan Mota 

Armando Gabino
Steve Janssen
Jamie Vermilyea

Claudio Almonte
Wes Long
Osmin Melendez

Michael Carter
Leo Perez
Jacob Rogers

Chuck Baughman

Jonathan Fierro  

Sean Folan
Matthew Hussey
Ike Ojata

Dallas Lopez
Mike Megrew

Sam Hunter


AZ Phil, I have been reading past international reviews and came upon a promising quote about Abraham Rodriguez from 2016. Rodriguez didn't play in 2017. Have you heard why? Also, have you noticed him this spring?

AZ Phil, I have been reading past international reviews and came upon a promising quote about Abraham Rodriguez from 2016. Rodriguez didn't play in 2017. Have you heard why? Also, have you noticed him this spring?

VIDEO: OF-1B Abraham Rodriguez is a "bat-first" guy (he is a train-wreck in the outfield) who consistently drills hard-contact line-drives foul-line-to-foul-line.

He missed the 2017 season after undergoing surgery for a torn labrum in his left (throwing) shoulder, but he is starting to get some lift in his swing and could become a very interesting hitting prospect later this season (probably in the AZL, but maybe at Eugene).

Hi AZ Phil,

Do you know what injury Erling Moreno is rehabbing from? Seemed like he was healthy early on in the spring based on your updates. Thank you!

RAISIN: I don't know what Moreno's injury is. While he's on the Myrtle Beach DL, he's not in the "Rehab Throwing Program" and he throws bullpen side-sessions, but at the same time he hasn't pitched in any games yet. Stay tuned for further info. 

Phil, has Coghlan left camp?

HAGSAG: I don't know where Chris Coghlan is at this time, but he has not been on the field in Mesa for almost two weeks. It's possible that he has an injury that precludes him from taking the field even for limited activities, or maybe he returned home to contemplate his future, or he might have physically joined the Iowa Cubs sometime over the past couple of weeks but has not yet been activated.

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  • Hagsag 1 hour 35 min ago (view)

    Hoping that Rizzo's back won't be a problem.


  • crunch 4 hours 48 min ago (view)

    arizona summer league from the distant east coast point of view is an interesting baseball sideshow for the most part, but that AZL 1 vs 2 game sounds awesome.  the players and coaches have to be stoked for that one.


  • Arizona Phil 6 hours 52 min ago (view)

    18-year old SS Luis Verdugo last ten games for AZL Cubs #2 (45 PA): 429/467/881 with four doubles, five HR, and 18 RBI, including three three-hit games and one four-hit game among the ten games.

    As I mentioned at the start of the AZL season in June, Verdugo is the Cubs top prospect in the AZL (see my comment in this thread from June 15th).    


  • Arizona Phil 6 hours 53 min ago (view)

    Both AZL Cubs #2 and AZL Athletics Gold win (big) in their games Saturday night and Dodgers Mota clinches one of the two remaining playoff slots with a win while Royals and Padres #1 lose.

    So it's AZL Cubs #1 vs AZL Cubs #2 at Sloan Park Sunday afternoon (with game-time temperatures 110+), with Benjamin Rodriguez scheduled to pitch for Cubs #1 and Carlos Ocampo scheduled to start for Cubs #2. (Richard Gallardo and Benjamin Rodriguez are the Cubs top two pitching prospects in the AZL, so Cubs #2 will have their hands full).    


  • crunch 8 hours 4 min ago (view)

    oscar de la cruz since passing through waivers unclaimed...8 relief appearances

    11.2ip 11h 2bb 16k, 2r/er (both earned runs in 1 appearance)


  • crunch 13 hours 8 min ago (view)

    it's kinda crazy to think there's a chance pedro strop won't make the post season roster (yeah, the cubs have to get there first) unless he shows something different the next 5 weeks.  it's been hard to watch.


  • crunch 16 hours 48 min ago (view)

    yeah, and evidently they can't pitch either.

    now we need a few stupid baserunning mistakes to go with this new look.


  • crunch 16 hours 58 min ago (view)

    cubs can't field or hit anymore.

    this is not a good late-season look.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 27 min ago (view)

    What happened to Danny Hultzen this time??


  • Jackstraw 17 hours 37 min ago (view)

    All whites are distinctive.  And ugly.


  • Arizona Phil 18 hours 22 min ago (view)

    There should be a number of good players and pitchers available off Outright Assignment Waivers over the next few days as non-contending clubs look to jettison payroll even if they can't get players back. The only problem is that the claiming club assumes 100% of the player's remaining pro-rated salary (albeit only one month's worth, unless the player is signed beyond 2019 and/or has a post-season buy-out).   


  • Arizona Phil 19 hours 6 min ago (view)

    BTW, Danny Zardon (signed by the Cubs out of Independent ball during Minor League Camp in March and converted from 3B to catcher at EXST) is now being converted to RHP in the AZL.    


  • Arizona Phil 19 hours 6 min ago (view)

    The AZL regular season concludes on Monday and the playoffs start on Tuesday and although AZL Cubs #1 has been eliminated, AZL Cubs #2 is right in the middle of the race to get one of the last two playoff slots. 


  • Arizona Phil 20 hours 41 min ago (view)

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


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    RHP Kelvin Abreu (April 2019 IFA - Venezuela) had his contract voided and he has been released. He spent his entire pro career (four months) on the Restricted List.