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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, twelve players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one player is on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-18-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 12 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Luke Little, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL
* Justin Steele, P   

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





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A's 4th Inning Explosion Too Much for Cubs at Fitch Park

Alexander Campos (RBI double), Jorge Romero (RBI double), and Marcos Betancourt (RBI single) contributed back-to-back-to-back run-scoring hits in a five-run 4th, propelling the Athletics to a 9-2 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Thursday morning on Field #4 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.

Owen Caissie blasted a solo HR (his third in his last two games) and Ismael Mena tripled and scored to account for the two Cub runs. Caissie also singled, so he has now reached base in 15 of his 21 EXST PA (three HR, four doubles, five singles, and three walks, in just seven games).  

Cubs SP Tyler Schlaffer easily retired the first ten A's in order (F-9, K, L-7 / K, 5-3, K / L-9, F-7, K / 5-3...) before the roof fell-in -- starting with a walk -- with one out in the 4th.  

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 
CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Ezequiel Pagan, LF: 0-2 (F-9, 4-6 FC) 
1b. Yovanny Cuevas, PH-LF: 0-1 (K, BB) 
2a. Reggie Preciado, SS-DH: 1-2 (F-8, 2B, BB) 
2b. Edgar Gamargo, PH: 1-1 (1B) 
3a. Jared Young, 1B: 0-2 (BB, 3-U, 4-3)
3b. Shendrik Apostel, 1B: 0-0 (BB) 
4a. Owen Caissie, DH #1: 2-3 (1B, HR, K, R, RBI, PO) 
4b. Juan Mora, 3B: 0-1 (K) 
5. Rafael Morel, 3B-SS: 0-2 (K, 4-3, HBP)
6a. Ronnier Quintero, C: 1-2 (L-7, 1B)
6b. Miguel Fabrizio, C: 1-1 (1B) 
7a. Felix Stevens, RF: 0-2 (5-3, K)
7b. Rafael Herrera, RF: 0-0 (BB) 
8a. Ismael Mena, CF: 1-2 (3B, P-5, R)
8b. Jose O. Lopez, CF: 0-1 (P-3 DP) 
9a. Widimer Joaquin, 2B: 0-2 (5-3, K, RBI)
9b. Oswaldo Pina, 2B: 0-1 (4-3) . 
10. Wally Soto, DH #2: 2-3 (1B, 1B, P-3, SB) 

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Tyler Schlaffer: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 2/4 GO/AO, 60 pitches (35 strikes)
2. Angel Gonzalez-Martinez: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1/0 GO/AO, 24 pitches (13 strtkes) 
3. Alberto Sojo: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 4/1 GO/AO, 30 pitches (16 strikes)
4. Elian Almanzar: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 36 pitches (16 strikes) 

CUBS ERRORS: 1 
CF Jose O. Lopez: E-8 (fielding error on bloop single to CF allowed batter to advance to 2nd base) 

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Ronnier Quintero: 1 PB 
2. Miguel Fabrizio: 1-2 CS 

ATTENDANCE: N/A 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+ 

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Comments

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In reply to by KingKongvsGodzilla

KKvG: Just from watching Ronnier Quintero take BP, offensively he reminds me a bit of a very young Carlos Delgado, who started at catcher and then was moved to 1B / DH. Quintero clearly has plus-power in BP, but I don't know yet if it will play in games. That is the $2.9M question.  

Defensively he clearly needs work on his receiving. The Cubs worked very hard with him last fall at AZ Instructs on his defense (most days he wasn't even taking BP). His arm is solid but I haven't seen yet how accurate it is, especially under pressure. I remember when the Cubs signed Mark Malave a few years ago and then found out he wasn't suited to be a catcher, or much of anything else for that matter.   

And no way Quintero weighs 175. Maybe 215 would be more like it. He is in better shape now than he was last year at Instructs, however, but he is still a VERY slow runner. 

So if I had to make a bet right now on Ronnier Quintero's future defensive home, I would put my money on him moving eventually to 1B or maybe even DH. But he will have to hit a LOT to play there. Hopefully he can remain at catcher. By all appearances he is a hard worker and he seems to be popular with his teammates and coaches, so if he doesn't make it at catcher it won't be for lack of effort and opportunity. 

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

Man, I remember being pretty interested in Malave after his age 18 as a switch hitter, but he stopped almost immediately after. Thanks for the feedback.

Quintero's MLB.com's scouting report had alot of praise for his makeup, describing him as vocal and a field leader type. Between that, his age, and the Cubs' growing track record developing catchers even as young as Quintero, and other stuff, I see him as possibly their best catching prospect as soon as this summer or next. I'm a big fan of the physicality, actually much prefer 215 to 175. Here's hoping he's the next Brian McCann!

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In reply to by Hagsag

reggie preciado, most likely.

3rd is probably his future rather than SS, though.  power potential, but still a ways to go growing into his body.  at best he'd rank in the 5-10 range on the most optomistic team rankings, but it wouldn't take too much to vault him into top team prospect status.

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In reply to by Hagsag

Here's what AZPhil wrote a week or so ago:

Of the four prospects the Cubs got from SD in the Darvish trade, I would rate them this way: 

Owen Caissie (LH power-hitting RF) and Reggie Preciado (a raw five-tool SS) have the highest ceilings, Yeison Santana (bat-first middle-unfielder) has the next highest-ceiling, and then Ismael Mena (plus defender and base-runner, but questionable hit tool and power) would have the lowest ceiling.of the four

Caissiie and Santana have the highest floors, and Preciado and Mena not so much.

So Caissie is clearly a legit MLB prospect (I would rate him in the Cubs Top 10 right now), Santana should progress steadily through the minors and has a good chance to play in MLB but he probably is more 2B than SS, Preciado is a boom or bust type (the classic "lottery ticket" who could be a superstar or he might not ever get out of A-ball)), and Mena would seem to project more as a defense-first CF where his bat is the big question as he moves up.

Recent comments

  • Raisin101 (view)

    Hi Arizona Phil!

    Exciting to see Naz Mule in box scores a few times. What's his stuff like now after the TJS?

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Mastrobuoni can't come back, yet

    Wisdom does have an option left. He can hide in Iowa if Jed DFA's someone else

    Does Brennan Davis get shown the door? I know it's too early for that, but these injuries are crunching the roster of a 12-7 team playoff demands and BDavis isn't going to help anytime soon.

    Someone has to go to add Peralta. And Canario isn't going to get to play everyday regardless of RHers or LHers. Neither is Tauchman. Also don't see PCA getting a chance over Peralta.

    If Jed does those moves:

    4 OF: Belli, Peralta, Canny, Tauch

    2 C: Gomes and Amaya

    2 DH: Cooper and Mervis

    5 INF: Busch, Nico, Dansby, Morel, Madrigal

    Little short on OF depth but two injuries will do that  

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I have had the pleasure of watching some of the young A's pitchers lately (first Joe Boyle the last day of Minor League Spring Training in March, and more recently Luis Morales last week and Steven Echavarria yesterday at Extended Spring Training), and it reminds me of the Miami Marlins a couple of years ago. A really nice collection of young pitchers. It will be interesting to see what the A's will get for two years of ex-Cub Paul Blackburn at the Trade Deadline (there should be a robust market for Blackburn). 

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Good deal

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  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: Very possible. Suriel, too. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    DJL: if a pitcher is recalled to be the 27th man for a doubleheader and then is optioned back to the minors the next day, the 15-day "clock" does NOT reset. The one day call-up for the doubleheader is treated like it never happened with respect to a pitcher having to spend at least 15 days on optional assignment before he can be recalled. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Probably the only reason David Peralta is still in the organization (he is at AAA Iowa) is to be available in case anything bad were to happen to Ian Happ (which it just did). So if Happ needs to go on the IL, the Cubs can select Peralta to play LF, DFA Wisdom (and hope he and what remains of his $2.725M salary gets claimed off waivers), and recall Mervis to platoon at DH with Cooper (with Canario / Tauchman sharing RF), at least until Suzuki and Happ are back...

     

  • crunch (view)

    i'd just like to take a moment to express to the world i'm still pissed willson contreras is not a cub when the pricetag was 5/87m (17.5m/yr).

    it would be nice to have a legacy-type player to stick around, especially one with his leadership and the respect he gets from his peers.  cubs fans deserved more than 1 season of contreras + morel...that was gold.

  • crunch (view)

    happ, right hamstring tightness, day-to-day (hopefully 0 days).

    he will be reevaluated tomorrow.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    I guess I'm not looking for that type of AB 

    Just a difference of opinion