Archive - Sep 22, 2022


Pitchers Shine at Riverview Park

Four pitchers combined to hurl ten innings of shutout ball with 17 strikeouts, as the Cubs "Blue Squad" and the Cubs "Red Squad" played to a scoreless tie in AZ Instructional League intrasquad game action Thursday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

The game was pre-planned as a five inning affair. 

Here is the box score frrom the game: 

Cubs 2022 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agency Watch List


LHP Sean Newcomb was semt outright to AAA Iowa on Monday (9/19).

As an Article XX-D player, Newcomb had the right to elect free-agency immediately and forfeit what remains of his 2022 salary (he had 72 hours to decide) or defer free-agency until the conclusion of the MLB regular season and continue to get paid. He has accepted the outright assignment, choosing to defer free-agency until after the conclusion of the MLB regular season (if not added back to the MLB 40-man roster in the meantime). 



The Cubs have selected the contract of INF Esteban Quiroz from AAA Iowa and he has been added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List (40-man roster). He would have been eligible for selection in the 2022 MLB Rule 5 Draft if he hadn't been added to the 40. 

Like Javier Assad, Jeremiah Estrada, Hayden Wesneski, and Jared Young, Quiroz will have status until twenty days prior to 2023 MLB Opening Day. 


2022 Cubs AZ Instructional League Roster

9/22 UPDATE: INF-OF Ezequiel Alvarez and OF Leonel Espinoza have been added to the Cubs instructs roster. 


: RHP Joel Sierra, C David Avitia, and OF Cristian More have been added to the Cubs instructs roster. 


(last updated 9-22-2022)