Seiya Suzuki Thrashes a Brandon Hughes Offering at Sloan Park

Seiya Suzuki blasted a solo HR (off Brandon Hughes) over the LF bullpen and onto the berm, Ismael Mena drilled an RBI triple (also off Brandon Hughes), Yidel Diaz belted a two-run double, and SP Jackson Ferris hurled three innings of no run / no hit ball with four strikeouts (three swinging), in an Extended Spring Training intrasquad game played at Sloan Park Wednesday morning. 

The game ended in a 3-3 tie.  

Seiya is the DH, but Raino Brings the Lumber

Raino Coran slugged a two-run HR in the 1st inning, doubled in the 4th, and singled and scored in the 6th, Ismael Mena smacked a two-run triple and scored a run in the 6th, and SP Daniel Palencia hurled three innings of shutout ball, leading the EXST Cubs Blue Squad to a 7-5 victory over the EXST Cubs Red Squad, in Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.   

Seiya Suzuki served as a DH and batted four times (once in each of the first four innings), and he went 0-4 (6-3, L-7, F-9, F-8).  

Seiya Suzuki Makes 2023 Game Debut at Extended Spring Training

Porter Hodge and Frankie Scalzo Jr combined to hurl a shutout and strike out eleven, Anderson Suriel ripped a two-run double and an RBI triple, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, and Carlos Ramos drilled a single and a bases-clearing bases-loaded double, as the EXST Cubs Red Squad blanked the EXST Cubs Blue Squad 10-0 in Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action Monday morning on Field # 6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.      

Cubs @ Reds: Series Thread (Games 4-6)

The Cubs opened the 2023 regular season with a win before dropping the next two home games in a competitive series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Dansby Swanson put an uneventful Spring Training behind him, going 7-11. Ian Happ also had a hot series, reaching base 7 times and tallying the first Cubs homerun of the season. Patrick Wisdom's 2 homeruns in the Sunday loss made up most of the rest of the Cubs' offense. Cody Bellinger is still in search of his first knock as a Cub. The squad will move on to their first road series against another NL Central opponent, the Cincinnati Reds.

Brown, Roederer, Amaya, Maldonado, and Vazquez Star at Minor League Camp

SP Ben Brown hurled three innings of no run / no hit ball, Cole Roederer walked and scored in the 1st and stroked an RBI single in the 3rd, Miguel Amaya belted an RBI double in the 1st, singled in the 8th, and was behind the plate for the entire nine innings, and Nelson Maldonado and Luis Vazquez each belted a two-run HR to ignite a four-run 4th inning explosion for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate), and Riley Mahan smacked a three-run HR in the 4th and Luis Matos ripped a two-run double in the 5th for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants), as the

South Bend & Myrtle Beach Sweep Visalia & Hillsboro at Riverview

SP Joe Nahas fired 3.2 IP of shutout ball with seven strikeouts, Brad Beesley stroked an RBI double, singled, stole two bases, and scored a run, Haydn McGeary singled, doubled, and scored two runs, and Liam Spence drilled a two-run HR, as the South Bend Cubs (Hi-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) blanked the Hillsboro Hops (Hi-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks) 7-0 on Field #6, and Christian Franklin hammered a bases-clearing bases-loaded three-run double, Parker Chavers walked and scored in the 3rd inning, singled and stole a base in the 5th, and belted a tie-breaking solo HR in the 7t

Wicks Stifles Sod Poodles at Riverview

SP Jordan Wicks retired the first ten men he faced, struck out six of them (14 swing & miss), and combined with five relievers on a four-hitter, Pete Crow-Armstrong lined a double into the RF corner, stole 3rd, and scored a run in the 1st inning, reached base on a bunt single in the 3rd, and singled again in the 5th, Miguel Amaya lofted a sacrifice fly to the warning track in RF in the 1st to drive-in PCA, singled in the 3rd, doubled and scored in the 8th, and caught all nine innings and threw out a runner attempting to steal, Chase Strumpf banged a double off the top of the LF fence (n

Updated Minor League Camp Rosters (3/30)

Here are the updated (3/30) Cubs Minor League Camp group rosters:  

* bats or throws left 
# bats both 



33 players (Opening Day roster limit is 28) 

NOTE: I-Cubs left Arizona for Des Moines on Monday 3/27. 

* Ryan Borucki 
Nick Burdi 
Tyler Duffey  
* Roenis Elias 
Jeremiah Estrada 
* Anthony Kay 
Caleb Kilian 
Ben Leeper 
* Brendon Little 
Nick Neidert 
Vinny Nittoli 
Manuel Rodriguez 

Cubs vs. Brewers: Series Thread (Games 1-3)

The Chicago Cubs open the 2023 with a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Bring your mittens and balaclavas. See below for the daily matchups, such as they stand. Updates to come as the Cubs announce their starters for games two and three. [Updates made March 31.]

Game 1, March 30, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (0-0, -.-- ERA)

MIL: RHP Corbin Burnes (0-0, -.-- ERA)

Slugfest Ends in Tie at Fitch Park

SP Jake Walkinshaw hurled five innings of two-hit ball and retired the last twelve batters in a row, Junior Perez drilled a bases-loaded-bases-clearing triple, and Euribiel Angeles doubled twice and scored a run, leading the Lansing Lugnuts (Hi-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) to a 5-3 victory over the South Bend Cubs (Hi-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) on Field #3, and B. J.

Cubs MLB Roster

Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
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 5-25-2023
* bats or throws left
# bats both

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

* 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 
Keegan Thompson, P 
Nelson Velazquez, OF
Hayden Wesneski, P

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 


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents


Recent comments

  • Finwe Noldaran 05/31/2023 - 05:18 pm (view)

    So, after riding great pitching and defense in taking the first 2 games, the only way we could lose against the best team in the MLB would be through mismanagement by David Ross? Oh, right; that actually totally tracks............

  • crunch 05/31/2023 - 05:14 pm (view)

    no hero...

  • crunch 05/31/2023 - 05:05 pm (view)

    need a hero with a bat right now...what's left at wrigley is trying to get into it.  2 on, 1 out...

  • crunch 05/31/2023 - 05:04 pm (view)

    they removed him with 59 pitches, 2 outs, and a man on 1st.   unless he was on a 60-ish pitch limit i'm not a fan of the move.  wesn wasn't missing by much when he was missing and looked pretty good.

  • crunch 05/31/2023 - 05:57 pm (view)

    4 pitch K!  nice.

  • crunch 05/31/2023 - 05:55 pm (view)

    bases loaded, it's fulmer time!

  • Childersb3 05/31/2023 - 05:51 pm (view)

    I'm with you Crunch

    I thought Wesneski deserved a chance to get out of the 7th. 

    But the real mistake Ross made was keeping Leiter in after giving up the 1st 2run bomb. He walks the next guy to start the 8th, and still gets to stay in. He could've come out since he finished the 7th (I believe). He didn't have it. It happens. But Ross let him stay. That's on David.

    And then Dansby and Happ strikeout with men RISP. Happ going down looking was rough. 

    He just wasn't aggressive.

  • crunch 05/31/2023 - 05:57 pm (view)

    FUUUUUUUUU....1 pitch, 1 homer, tie game.

  • crunch 05/31/2023 - 05:56 pm (view)

    why the hell is wesn being removed after 3.2ip?  they got him on a pitch count limit?

  • Eric S 05/31/2023 - 05:45 pm (view)

    Steele removed from game after 3 innings due to “left forearm tightness”.  Hopefully the elbow is structurally okay.