Devers Delivers But Mena is The Man at Fitch Park

Ismael Mena rifled a two-run triple into the RF Corner in the 2nd inning and then scored on an error (relay overthrow at 3rd base), drilled a single, stole a base, and scored a run in the 5th (Jefferson Rojas RBI single), and hammered a line-drive bases-loaded bases-clearing triple off the CF Batter's Eye in the 6th for a grand total of five RBI and two runs scored, Christopher Paciolla doubled, singled, stole a base, and scored two runs, and SP Luis Devers (on the AA Tennessee 7-day IL - right shoulder inflammation) saw his first game action of 2023 and hurled two innings of shutout ball,

Altuve Triples Up Rockies Twice at Riverview

Brayan Altuve smacked two triples, scored a run, and drove one in, Frank Hernandez drilled two singles, scored two runs, and knocked-in another, Wally Soto ripped an RBI single, walked twice, and scored a run, and Ed Howard singled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, as the Cubs rallied late to edge the Rockies 5-4 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Cubs 2023 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agency Watch List


RHRP Bradford Deppermann (Cubs 2019 7th round draft pick - U. of North Florida) has retired. 


The Cubs have selected the contract of OF Mike Tauchman from AAA Iowa and he has been added to the MLB Reserve List (40-man roster). 

Tauchman is out of minor league options, and he has the right to elect free-agency if he is outrighted to the minors. 


Cubs vs. Mets: Series Thread (Games 47-49)

The Cubs return to Wrigley to begin a nine-game homestand sandwiched between a pair of days off. The 25-23 Mets will be their first visiting team. With Atlanta pulling away from the NL East early, the Mets look to be jockeying with the Marlins and Phillies to see who else can stay in contention for a playoff spot. See below for the matchups.

Game 47, Tuesday, May 23, 6:40 pm central
NYM: RHP Kodai Senga (4-2, 3.77 ERA)
CHC: LHP Drew Smyly (4-1, 2.86 ERA)

Luis Stars with Bat and Zapata Leads with Arm at Salt River Fields

Jansel Luis hammered two RBI doubles and scored two runs, Ricardo Caldera tripled, walked and scored two runs, and SP Deyer Zapata fired four innings of one-hit shutout ball, helping the Diamondbacks Black squad defeat the Cubs 6-4 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Monday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (located in the Salt River Maricopa-Pima Indian Community, east of Scottsdale, AZ).  

Suriel Takes Back Team HR Lead as Cubs Edge Giants at Riverview

Anderson Suriel belted a solo HR over the RF fence in the 2nd inning, Frank Hernandez ripped a double into the LF corner, advanced to 3rd base on a WP, and scored on an Ismael Mena infield single in the 3rd, and SP Yenrri Rojas fired three innings of shutout ball, as the Cubs edged the Giants 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.   

Roederer, Sanchez, and Suriel Slugging Highlights Cub Offense at Riverview

Jason Hinchman laced a two-run double in the top of the 1st inning to put the Rockies on the board 2-0, then Cole Roederer hammered an oppo-field HR over the LF fence (his second bomb in two days) to open the bottom of the 1st inning and Adan Sanchez belted a solo HR one out later (extending his hitting streak to six games and his consecutive on base streak to ten games) as the Cubs tied up the game 2-2, then Roederer walked leading off the bottom of the 5th before Sanchez drove him in with a one-out double into the LF corner to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead, but then Dayan Jorge rifled a line-d

Roederer and Howard Provide the Power for Cubs at American Family Fields

Cole Roederer belted a solo HR in the top of the 2nd inning and collected another RBI on a FC in the 6th, Ed Howard singled and scored in the 1st and smacked a solo HR in the 5th, and SP Carlos Garcia hurled three innings of one-hit shutout ball with four strikeouts for the Cubs, and Reidy Mercado (RBI double) and Jason Ollarve (two-run triple) drilled run scoring hits for the Brewers in a three-run 8th, as the two teams played to a 5-5 tie in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Thursday morning on Field #3 at American Family Fields in Phoenix, AZ. 

Cubs @ Phillies: Series Thread (Games 44-46)

The Cubs' offense tallied seven walks and thirteen hits, but pushed across one too few runs to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Astros. They fly into Philly with a record of 19-24. Nico Hoerner is expected to return to the active roster this weekend, and Cody Bellinger remains listed day-to-day after injuring his knee following a leaping catch at the wall in Houston. The 20-23 Phillies are coming off four losses in a row and have sunk to fourth in the NL East. See below for matchups.

Game 44, Friday, May 19, 6:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.24 ERA)

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40-Man Roster Info

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

26 players are on the MLB ACTIVE LIST, plus two are on the 15-DAY IL, one is on the 10-DAY IL, and eleven are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors  

Last updated 5-31-2023
* bats or throws left
# bats both

Adbert Alzolay
Javier Assad
Jeremiah Estrada
Michael Fulmer
Kyle Hendricks
* Brandon Hughes
Mark Leiter Jr 
Julian Merryweather
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon 
Hayden Wesneski

* Tucker Barnhart 
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni 
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
* Edwin Rios 
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

# Ian Happ
Trey Mancini 
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

Keven Alcantara, OF 
Miguel Amaya, C
Ben Brown, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Ryan Jensen, P 
Caleb Kilian, P  
Nick Madrigal, INF 
Michael Rucker, P 
Keegan Thompson, P 
Nelson Velazquez, OF

10-DAY IL: 1 
* Cody Bellinger, OF 

15-DAY IL: 2 
Brad Boxberger, P 
Nick Burdi, P  

60-DAY IL: 3 
Codi Heuer, P 
Ethan Roberts, P
Adrian Sampson, P 


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Recent comments

  • crunch 06/03/2023 - 06:45 pm (view)

    2 singles and 2 walks for the entire game.  that sucked all around.  swanson with half that production.  ugg.

  • crunch 06/03/2023 - 06:26 pm (view)

    1 hit through 5ip...a ball masterboney bounced off y.darvish's shoe and beat out for a single...1bb (swanson)

  • crunch 06/03/2023 - 06:43 pm (view)

    feeling good about that 2-6...and i guess technically i should expect 4-5 hits/walks from the 7/8/9/1 slot, hopefully coming at a good time for that 2-6.

    now i'm gonna sit back and wait for 0 hits and 10 Ks from the 2-6 stranding masterboney on base 3-4 times while rios and mervis hit a few homers...and m.fulmer comes in to blow the lead

  • crunch 06/03/2023 - 06:39 pm (view)

    steele to the IL, amaya up.

  • Charlie 06/03/2023 - 06:38 pm (view)

    So, you're saying this lineup sucks.

  • crunch 06/03/2023 - 06:36 pm (view)

    masterboney leading off and playing 3rd...the 7/8/9/1 hitters (rios/mervis/barnhart/masterb) are hitting about .157 avg and .270 ob%...the leadoff hitter sporting .149/.273 avg/ob%

  • Finwe Noldaran 06/03/2023 - 06:01 pm (view)

    I agree, he has value for someone, and is worth giving an opportunity, just not with us in the long-term.......

  • crunch 06/03/2023 - 06:35 pm (view)

    dude can put the ball in play and not strike out.  along with being able to play 2nd/3rd he could be a starter on some teams and good bench options on many teams.  his value isn't as high as when the cubs got him, but showing he can play 3rd rather well helps offset that a little bit.

  • Finwe Noldaran 06/03/2023 - 06:31 pm (view)

    Thanks Phil!

    Saw that you mentioned Lizardo Ruiz is in the catcher conversion program, and he seems to be hitting pretty well; does he have the potential to be a legitimate prospect? 

  • Finwe Noldaran 06/03/2023 - 06:25 pm (view)

    I wonder if Madrigal has any trade value, he's not a bad player, just a very high floor / low ceiling player (that's not a short joke); and I don't see him having ANY future in the Cubs organization that would benefit him or the club.......