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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 4-21-2024
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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

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

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

* Justin Steele, P   

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

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Ballesteros and Triantos Lead the Way at Instructs

Moises Ballesteros singled twice, drove-in a run and scored another, James Triantos singled and scored and collected an RBI on a sacrifice fly, Cristian Olivo laced an RBI double and scored, and Ethan Hearn belted an RBI double, leading the Cubs "Red Squad" to a 4-2 victory over the Cubs "Blue Squad" in AZ Instructional League intrasquad game action Saturday morning on Field # 5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Erbin Jaque singled, doubled, stole a base, amd scored a run for the "Blue Squad" in a losing cause.

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

Cubs 2022 8th round draft pick RHP Mason McGwire (son of Mark McGwire) made his pro game debut and threw one inning (17 pitches - nine strikes), allowing one run (it was unearned), no hits, and one walk. He struck out two (one swinging and one looking) with his plus-splitter. There were only three pitchers scheduled to throw in the game, so DSL Cubs Red pitching coach Jose Zapata and DSL Cubs Blue pitching coach Luis Hernandez finished the game on the mound, throwing what was essentialy "coaches BP," but really no different than a position player pitching in an MLB blow-out or extra-inning game. (Both Zapata and L. Hernandez were pitchers in their playing days).  

Here is the box score from the game: 

NOTE: AB outcomes versus coaches are highlighted and underlined in purple.

1. Ismael Mena, CF: 0-2 (6-3, K) 
2. Erbin Jaque, RF: 2-2 (1B, 2B, R, SB)
3. Christopher Paciolla, SS: 0-2 (F-9, 4-3)
4. Rafael Morel, 3B: 0-2 (P-6, 3-U, RBI)
5. Jefferson Rojas, 2B: 0-2 (F-9, 6-3)
6. Pedro Ramirez, DH #1: 0-2 (K, K)
7. Carlos Ramos, C: 0-2 (3-1, F-9)
8. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-2 (F-8, 6-3)
9. Brayan Altuve, LF: 0-1 (K) 
10. Josefrailin Alcantara, DH #2: 0-0 (BB, R, SB) 

1. James Triantos, 3B: 1-1 (1B, F-8 SF, R, RBI)  
2. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 1-2 (K, 1B, PO)
3. Moises Ballesteros, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B, R, RBI) 
4. Ethan Hearn, DH #1: 1-2 (2B, 6-3 DP, RBI)
5. Miguel Pabon, 1B: 0-2 (F-9, 6-3)
6. Reggie Preciado, 2B: 0-1 (BB, F-8
7. Adan Sanchez, DH #2: 1-2 (5-3, 1B)
8. Frank Hernandez, RF: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R)
9. Cristian More, LF: 0-2 (F-7, 4-6-3 DP)
10. Christian Olivo, CF: 1-1 (2B, R, RBI)

1. Brody McCullough: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 44 pitches (25 strikes) 
2. Jose Zapata: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 20 pitches (DSL Cubs Red pitching coach)

1. Frankie Scalzo Jr: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 22 pitches (13 strikes) 
2. Mason McGwire: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Luis Hernandez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GO/AO, 14 pitches (DSL Cubs Blue pitching coach)

P Brody McCullough: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd) 

C Moises Ballesteros: E-2 (errant throw to 2nd base on SB attempt deflected into RF and allowed runner to score) 

Carlos Ramos: 1 PO 

Moises Ballesteros: 0-2 CS, 1 E (see above)  


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Maybe Brewer

    He'd be able to leave the Cubs. He's out of options. That would open up a 40man spot.

    I don't think Jed would do that.

  • crunch (view)

    brewer has done nothing to keep him on the big league roster...imagine that's 1 guy gone.

    yeah, it's only 2 appearances, but they were both unimpressive.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Yeah it is.....sorry......closers don't throw 89mph

    It would be unique for sure.

    But CP can't be HR susceptible

    That's what Alzolay has right now and that's what Kyle has no matter the situation.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Supposedly Happ said on a radio show he's good to go

    I hadn't read that anywhere from the usual accounts, so this could be off.

    If true, Canario goes down.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Hmmm. Maybe my idea of transitioning Hendricks into a closer role isn’t so crazy.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Mervis and Wesneski getting promoted aaccording to Tommy Birch from Des Moines Register.

    So Happ to the IL

    Maybe Hendricks to IL ????

    Mervis/Cooper are DH platoon

    Wisdom, Canario, Tauchman share LF/RF

    I wonder if Busch has ever played LF?

    I don't believe he has

  • crunch (view)

    “I respect his track record of what he’s accomplished,” Counsell said on Sunday morning. “And you go through these. He’s gone through -- maybe not this particular stretch -- but stretches where you’re not pitching the way you want to and struggling. And you figure it out.” -- Counsell on Hendricks


    i respect his track record of no longer being in the rotation.  in 2016 he threw 2 innings out of the pen, his only work out of the pen.  the cubs won the world series that year.  let's repeat that magic.  the formula is obvious.  stats don't lie.  etc etc whatever...

    small sample size and all, but how about this craziness...

    "Entering Sunday, Hendricks had allowed an .843 OPS against hitters in their initial plate appearance, followed by a 1.056 OPS in a second meeting and a 2.449 OPS when seeing batters for a third time."

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Phil: Great to see what Rosario is doing!

    Do you think having Rosario may have influenced/impacted the front office's decision on including Hope in the trade for Busch at all?

  • crunch (view)

    it's so crazy we got a new "barnstorming" harlem globetrotters-type baseball product that was introduced less than 5 years ago and is wildly popular all over the nation.

    a notion left long in the past, unearthed, polished for modern audiences and popular as ever.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    No question right now Alfonsin Rosario is one of the Cubs Top 20 prospects (probably Top 15). Rosario is to the Cubs what Zyhir Hope is to the Dodgers.