Pre-Arbitration (Auto-Renewal) Players

An unsigned player under club control who does not yet qualify for salary arbitration ultimately has to either accept the club's offer or just not play.

A club will negotiate with the player up to a point, but if the player has not signed a contract for the current season by March 1st, the club has the right to unilaterally dictate the player's salary and renew the player's contract from the previous season (albeit for an amount not less than the MLB minimum salary, and not less than 80% of the player's salary from the previous season and not less than 70% of the player's salary from two season's back). 

These players are the ones who have a "minor league split" salary in their contract, which the player is paid if he is sent to the minors. A player's "minor league split" salary must be at least equal to the 2022 MLB "minor league split" minimum salary and must be at least 50% of the player's salary (what the player was actually paid) from the previous season.
NOTE: If a free-agent signs a major league contract with a minor league "split" salary, the "50% rule" does not apply.

2023 UNSIGNED PRE-ARBITRATION (AUTO-RENEWAL) PLAYERS: (last updated 12-2-2022)
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Adbert Alzolay, RHP
Miguel Amaya, C
Javier Assad, RHP 
Ben Brown, RHP
Alexander Canario, OF 
Brennen Davis, OF
Jeremiah Estrada, RHP 
P. J. Higgins, C-INF
Ryan Jensen, RHP 
Caleb Kilian, RHP
Mark Leiter Jr, RHP 
Miles Mastrobuoni, INF-OF
Christopher Morel, INF
Alfonso Rivas, 1B-OF
Ethan Roberts, RHP 
Manuel Rodriguez, RHP
Michael Rucker, RHP 
Justin Steele, LHP
Keegan Thompson, RHP
Erich Uelmen, RHP 
Nelson Velazquez, OF
Hayden Wesneski, RHP 
Patrick Wisdom, 1NF 

Cubs MLB Roster

Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
40-Man Roster Info

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36 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (four slots are open)  

Last updated 12-2-2022
 
* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 20
Adbert Alzolay
Javier Assad 
Ben Brown
Jeremiah Estrada
Kyle Hendricks
Codi Heuer 
* Brandon Hughes
Ryan Jensen
Caleb Kilian 
Mark Leiter Jr
Ethan Roberts 
Manuel Rodriguez
Michael Rucker
Adrian Sampson
* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Keegan Thompson
Erich Uelmen 
Hayden Wesneski
Rowan Wick

CATCHERS: 3 
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes
P. J. Higgins 

INFIELDERS: 7
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Zach McKinstry
Christopher Morel
* Alfonso Rivas
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 6
Kevin Alcantara 
Alexander Canario
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki 
Nelson Velazquez

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