Cubs MLB Roster

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40-Man Roster Info

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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and three players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 6-15-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 11
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Jose Cuas, P
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P 
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Competitive Balance Tax

The Competitive Balance Tax (CBT) threshold will be $230M in 2022, $233M in 2023, $237M in 2024, $241M in 2025, and $244M in 2026. 

CALCULATING A CLUB'S COMPETITIVE BALANCE TAX (CBT) LIABILITY

For the purpose of calculating a club's CBT liability, a club's MLB payroll consists of the Average Annual Value (AAV) of player salaries and bonuses earned by players on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) and MLB 60-day Injured List. 
NOTE: Beginning in 2022, if a club acquires a player signed to a multi-year contract via trade or waiver claim and the player's salary varies from year-to-year (the contract is either "front-loaded" or "back-loaded"), the AAV liability for the acquiring club is whatever salary is left to be paid at the time of the trade or waiver claim. 
CoViD-19 EXCEPTION: A club's 2020 MLB payroll is the value of the aggregate contracts prior to salaries being pro-rated due to the truncated season.  

In addition, MLB Player Benefit Costs (PBC), the AAV of "legacy salaries" paid to players who are no longer on the club's MLB 40-man roster (such as a player who has been released or outrighted to the minors, or who is being paid a deferred salary after becoming a free-agent), and money contributed to the Pre-Arbitration Bonus Pool are considered to be part of the club's payroll when calculating the CBT.   

FINANCIAL PENALTIES FOR EXCEEDING COMPETITIVE BALANCE TAX

A club whose payroll from the just-concluded MLB season exceeded the Competitive Balance Tax (CBT) threshold by any amount up to $20M will pay a 20% tax on the portion of the payroll that exceeded the CBT threshold, or a 30% tax on the portion of the payroll from the just concluded MLB season in excess of the threshold up to $20M for any club that also exceeded the threshold the season prior to the just concluded season, or a 50% tax on the portion of the payroll from the just-concluded MLB season in excess of the threshold up to $20M for any club that also exceeded the threshold in the two seasons prior to the just completed season.
 
A club whose payroll from the just-concluded MLB season exceeded the CBT threshold by more than $20M up to $40M will pay an additional surcharge of 32% on the portion of the club's payroll from the just concluded MLB season in excess of $20M up to $40M over the threshold, or an additional surcharge of 42% on the portion of the club's payroll from the just concluded MLB season in excess of $20M up to $40M for any club that was also over the threshold in the season prior to the just concluded season, or an additional surcharge of 62% on the portion of the club's payroll from the just concluded MLB reason in excess of $20M up to $40M  for any club that was also over the threshold for two seasons prior to the just concluded season. 

A club whose payroll from the just-concluded MLB season exceeded the CBT threshold by more than $40M up to $60M will pay an additional surcharge of 62.5% on the portion of the club's payroll from the previous season in excess of $40M up to $60M, or an additional surcharge of 75% on the portion of the club's payroll from the previous season in excess of $40M up to $60M for a club that was also over the threshold in the season prior to the just concluded season, or an additional surcharge of 95% on the portion of the club's payroll from the previous season in excess of $40M up to $60M for a club that was also over the threshold for two seasons prior to the just completed season.  

A club whose payroll from the just concluded MLB season exceeded the CBT threshold by more than $60M will pay an additional surcharge of 80% for the portion of the payroll in excess of $60M over the CBT threshold, or an additional surcharge of 90% for the portion of the payroll in excess of $60M over the CBT threshold if the club that was also more than $60M over the threshold in the  season prior to the just completed season, or an additional surcharge of 110% for the portion of the payroll in excess of $60M if the club was also more than $60M over the threshold in the two seasons prior to the just completed season. 

Recent comments

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Sorry, that’s what happens when you obtain a rental for a playoff run. Oddly, most teams wouldn’t be willing to give up arguably the best offensive player available at the deadline for nothing. They’re going to want the best players they can get in return. And there will be competition and plenty of solid offers for that player that have to be bettered. That’s baseball.

    Just last week there was talk of obtaining Elias Diaz from the Rockies for a ton of potential major league talent. The chances would be 50-50 at best that we could extend him and this team had and still has less chance at a playoff run than last year’s team when the Candelario trade was made.

    We can’t on the one hand urge the team to use their prospect depth to make judicious trades to improve the team’s chances and then turn around and piss and moan every time one of the traded prospects happens to have a great game. We’re a better fan base than that!

  • azbobbop (view)

    Center fielder always has the right of way 

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Well, maybe I just said that to myself to try and justify the deal............

  • Bill (view)

    Not that I heard of.  He was traded for Candelario because we felt a couple of months of Candelario was more valuable than a future 6 years of herz would be.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    I hear that, I just feel like I remember reading when we traded him that he was going to be Rule 5 eligible, and we needed a roster spot, et cetera, et cetera.......

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Just realized I haven't been B. Davis or Alcantara or Aliendo at all recently?

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Quite possible. Another one of the promising arms a bit below the untouchable higher tier. Once again, a “Not happy to see him go but a deal had to be done” situation.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Aha, so the Nationals may have requested him? 

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Traded him and Kevin Made for the Jeimer Candelario rental last year.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Didn't we trade him because we had a roster crunch, and we kept Hodge or someone instead?