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40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus six players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, seven players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 5-18-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Luis Vazquez, INF

10-DAY IL: 1
Dansby Swanson, INF

15-DAY IL: 7
Yency Almonte, P 
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P 
Daniel Palencia, P
* Drew Smyly, P
Keegan Thompson, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P

60-DAY IL: 2
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

2017 Minor League Camp Rosters (Updated 3/28)


to TENNESSEE: RHP Stephen Perakslis 1B Yasiel Balaguert, and INF Jason Vosler;
 loaned to YUCATAN (Mexican League): RHP Mario Meza:
TENNESSEE to MYRTLE BEACH: RHP Craig Brooks, Scott Effross, Pedro Araujo, James Norwood, and Jeremy Null, LHP Jordan Minch and Tommy Thorpe, C Tyler Pearson, and 3B Jesse Hodges;
TENNESSEE to SOUTH BEND: C-1B Alberto Mineo;
MYRTLE BEACH to SOUTH BEND: RHP Jared Cheek, John Michael Knighton, Dakota Mekkes, and Tyler Peyton, LHP Marc Huberman, Jose Paulino, and Wyatt Short, 3B Wladimir Galindo, 1B-OF Chris Pieters, and OF D. J. Wilson,   

So Cubs Opening Day minor league rosters are starting to take shape.   


: RHP Andury Acevedo and RHP David Garner were moved down to the Tennessee squad from the Iowa squad prior to Thursday's doubleheader at Riverview Park, and most of the relief pitchers who were originally assigned to the South Bend squad at the start of Minor League Camp have been moved down to Eugene/Mesa (Extended Spring Training). So expect a half-dozen or more relievers to be moved down to the South Bend squad from the Iowa, Tennessee, and/or (especially) Myrtle Beach squads tomorrow or Saturday.   

Also, the Cubs have purchased the contract of 19-year old OF Alonso Gaitan from the Los Toros de Tijuana (Mexican League). Gaitan played for Tijuana against the Cubs at Minor League Camp last week and impressed the Cub brass. I expect one or more Cubs minor leaguers to be "loaned" to Tijuana and/or Yucatan to help alleviate the roster crunch at the end of Minor League Camp.   

In addition, catcher Erick Castillo (presently assigned to the Tennessee squad) is no longer switch-hitting. He is now batting only RH. Castillo is considered one of the best defensive catchers in the Cubs system, and batting only RH going forward might help improve the offensive side of his game.


: RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua and RHP Michael Wagner were moved down to the Tennessee squad from the Iowa squad...


3/28 ORIGINAL POST: RHP Jordan Brink, RHP Cole Brocker, RHP Josh Conway, LHP Colton Freeman, RHP Tanner Griggs, RHP Randy McCurry, RHP Zach Rafferty, RHP Alexander Santana, RHP Nick Sarianides, RHP (ex-INF) Ho-Young Son, LHP Kyle Twomey, C Sam Tidaback, INF Munenori Kawasaki, and 1B-OF Jose Paniagua have been released. (RHP Maikel Cleto and RHP Jim Henderson were released earlier).

There will be additional moves made over the next day or two, including roster adjustments at Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, South Bend, and Eugene/Mesa (Extended Spring Training)  At present, Iowa is 18 players over the Opening Day roster limit, Tennessee is nine over, Myrtle Beach is eight over, and South Bend is seven under. There is no roster limit at Extended Spring Training.


To help alleviate the minor league roster crunch, one or more players might be loaned to teams in the Mexican League.

AZ PHIL: Any insight on Griggs & Twomey being cut? By the stats line, neither were setting the world on fire, but neither seemed like the weakest link either.

JORGE SOLER: Likely to miss the start of the season with oblique strain. He can't blame the cold on that. Get better dude.

from WSCR... Brian Duensing magically developed back spasms and starts on the DL. 25th roster spot solved. Montgomery only LH in the bullpen. Also confirmed on Roto. Also, Russell's back spasms resolved and he will start taking BP.

It's a shame about Josh Conway. He got snake-bit by the injury bug, especially after that unfortunate groundskeeping screw-up that resulted in his arm injury early on.

what a total shitshow of a game...11-11 in the 6th...shame it's not on tv. lackey got lit the hell up and schwarber hit 2 homers.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    unreal.  be crazy to see where this goes in a month or 2....unless it gets too crazy to ignore at the mlb level.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    And another solo shot in the third. He’s not hitting cheapies either. Definitely capturing my attention at this point.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    He is on a serious heater right now 

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Brennan Davis two out first inning grand salami for Iowa.

  • crunch (view)


    walkoff win!  morel has been involved in at least 4 walk-off wins this year by my count.

    his bWAR is tied for next to last on the team (-0.1)...just saying.

  • crunch (view)

    ha.  the mccutchen AB where he almost homered in the 6th (foul) got me thinking about the mccutchen/furries thing.

    it's a coincidence, but mccutchen does VERY well at the plate when pittsburgh's annual furry convention (Anthrocon) is in town and there's a home game.  all 4 days of the convention will be home games for PIT.

    be on the lookout for mccutchen's twitter account to simply post "Furries" during the week of the convention.

    he's aware of the coincidence and plays into it.

    baseball is weird.  social media is weird.  furries are also weird, but whatever...ya'll do ya'll.…

  • crunch (view)

    i love that wrigley is packed, but you can tell a lot of these fans are new(ish) to in-person baseball.

    pop outs that don't even reach the warning track are getting huge fan pops as possible homers.

    that said, it's good there's so much fresh eyes on the field product.  the game needs a constant influx of newer fans.

    i noticed a lot of 20-somethings really getting into baseball during the covid era.  they also really got into baseball cards, but that's another side show in itself.  the baseball card boom died down a bit, but the interest in baseball overall seems to have stuck around.

  • crunch (view)

    "The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports the Mets offered first baseman Pete Alonso a seven-year, $158 million contract extension last summer."

    22.5m a year.  on one hand, no way his agent would sign that.  on the other hand, the mets obviously see some warning signs long-term...most likey his lack of body conditioning.  he's got a very pre-roids era slugger build.

  • crunch (view)

    "we gave a manager 8m dollars a year." - jed

    "lol, patrick wisdom gonna lead off." - counsell

  • crunch (view)

    imanaga walking the leadoff man on 5 pitches.  really rare for a dude that hates to walk anyone in any situation.