Cubs MLB Roster

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40-Man Roster Info

62 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
22 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-27-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 21
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 5  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
Haydn McGeary
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 4 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
* Dominic Smith
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 8
Kevin Alcantara
* Cody Bellinger 
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 2 
* Owen Caissie  
* David Peralta
 



Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Restricted List

The Restricted List is essentially an excused but unpaid absence, although in certain circumstances a club might choose to pay the player while he is on the Restricted List.

If a club requests that a player be placed on the Restricted List, the request must be approved by the MLB Commissioner. 

A player who is suspended for violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (player tested positive for a prohibited substance) or is suspended or granted a leave of absence related to a violation or possible violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy is automatically placed on the Restricted List by the MLB Commissioner.

A player placed on Administrative Leave pending investigation of a possible violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy is automatically placed on the Restricted List while he is on Administrative Leave. The player is paid and accrues MLB Service Time while on Administrative Leave. The MLB Commissioner has up to seven days to complete its investigation and determine if there was a violation, but with consent of the MLBPA, the investigation can be extended seven additional days (14 days total). After the completion of the investigation, the MLB Commissioner can find there was no violation, or find there was a violation and impose discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension (length TBD), or find there was a violation but defer disciplinary action to a later date.  

Besides a suspension related to a violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program or a suspension or leave of absence related to a violation or possible violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy, other reasons why a player might be placed on the Restricted List would include an absence due to an illness or death in the family where the absence exceeds the Major League Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List seven-day maximum limit, failing to report to Spring Training, or if a player is dealing with a personal legal matter, or is serving a prison sentence, attending college, or pursuing a career in another sport or profession, or if a player from a foreign country is unable to secure a work visa.
CoViD-19 EXCEPTION: An MLB or minor league player not in a CoViD-19 "high risk group" who opts-out of playing because of the threat of possibly contracting CoViD-19 or any player who is denied entry into a state or a foreign country because he is not vaccinated will be placed on the Restricted List and will not be paid and will not accrue MLB Service Time.  

A player on the Restricted List does not count against his club's Active List or Reserve List, and a player who is on the Restricted List for any reason other than a suspension related to a violation or possible violation of the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy does not accrue MLB Service Time while on the Restricted List. A player who is placed on Administrative Leave pending investigation of a possible violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy continues to be paid and will accrue MLB Service Time while on the Restricted List.     
NOTE: Beginning in December 2016, an MLB player suspended as the result of a violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program will receive credit for MLB Service Time while on the Restricted List if the player was on an MLB Active List or MLB DL at the time of the suspension, it's the player's first or second positive test, and the length of the suspension is subsequently reduced by at least 20 games by an arbitrator as the result of mitigating circumstances.

A player who is on the Restricted List as the result of a suspension related to a violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (ban on the use of a prohibited substance) or for a suspension or leave of absence related to a violation or possible violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy may consent to participate in Spring Training (MLB and/or Minor League Camp) and/or Extended Spring Training and/or in a post-season Instructional League (without pay), but a suspended player is not eligible to participate in the Arizona Fall League (AFL).

Prior to being reinstated, an MLB player who is on the Restricted List for any reason other than a suspension related to a violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (ban on the use of a prohibited substance) or a suspension or leave of absence related to a violation or possible violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy may consent to a "conditioning" assignment (with or without pay - TBD) with a minor league affiliate of his club for up to 30 days, and an MLB player who is on the Restricted List as the result of a suspension related to a violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (ban on the use of a prohibited substance) or a suspension or leave of absence related to a violation or possible violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy may consent to a "conditioning" assignment (without pay) with a minor league affiliate of his club for no more than six days for a suspension of 10-20 games, no more than ten days if suspended 21-30 games, no more than twelve days if suspended 31-50 games, and no more than 15 days for suspensions of more than 50 games.
NOTE: A player receives MLB meal money and other benefits associated with being an MLB player while on a  minor league "conditioning" assignment.  

An MLB player who is on the Restricted List for any reason other than extended Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency Leave or a suspension for violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (ban on the use of a prohibited substance) or a suspension or leave of absence related to a violation or possible violation of the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy cannot be reinstated from the Restricted List during the period of time extending from August 1st through October 31st without the approval of the MLB Commissioner, and a minor league player on the Restricted List for any reason other than a suspension for a violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (ban on the use of a prohibited substance) cannot be reinstated from the Restricted List during the period of time extending from August 1st through the conclusion of his club's season (including post-season) without the approval of the MLB Commissioner. 

A player on the Restricted List must be added back to his club's Reserve List within 30 days after being reinstated or when he is placed on the club's Active List (whichever comes first) if the player is reinstated during the period of time beginning on the mandatory Spring Training reporting date and extending through the last day of the regular season, or within 14 days after reinstatement if the player is reinstated during the off-season, but if the player is assigned to another club while on the Restricted List he must be placed on that club's Reserve List immediately after reinstatement.

PLAYERS ON CUBS MLB RESTRICTED LIST (updated 10-20-2022):
NONE 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    i'm not even over here advocating spending like they're the yanks/dodgers.  nor do i think they're criminally cheap.  i feel like they've done good with the payroll in 2024 (so far), but i don't think they'd be financially squeezed if they threw another 20+ million at it...but i don't expect it.

    the whole idea of this team barely scraping by while they've monetized the entire neighborhood based upon the product on the field isn't a narrative i'll entertain.

    since the 1980s, buying a professional sports team is about it's increasing value and the ability to borrow against the asset...no one's trying to make rent or get fed on the operating revenue profits.  even teams with terrible owners that neglect the team benefit from this.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    With you crunch. I find the defense of owners among fans baffling.

  • crunch (view)

    hendricks with 2 HBP in the 1st...yow.

  • crunch (view)

    it keeps me up at night and destroys my will to live to imagine the Ricketts family only making 20-30m a year rather than 40-60m a year off the Cubs.

    it is absolutely not fair at all to consider all the real estate and advertising they've put up all over Wrigleyville that also brings money that isn't assigned to the team revenues.

    i'm 110% sure those rooftops they bought would bring in tons of revenue even without the Cubs playing baseball there.  $70-$100 a seat to watch the Chicago skyline from a roof for 3 hours...no brainer, team not needed...it's just a great place to hang out for a few hours and a reasonable price to do it.

    it would be nice if they could get a TV network.  they could take the local games off of free local TV...maybe further monetize it by charging locals $20 a month to watch the games if they don't have cable.  they should get on that.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Yes, more people need to understand that just because some owners may be making money hand overy fist, doesn't necessarily mean all are.......

  • videographer (view)

    Thank you Bill for your well written response to an on-going, misunderstood debate about salaries and wealth.  Fans and tax payers are responsible for all revenue generated by sports teams.  Scott Boras started this narrative years ago about team value justifies player salaries.  Just once, I would like an owner tell Boras he will sell his team so he can pay the salaries of his players. 

  • Cubster (view)

    Sunday Tribune article interviewed Imanaga about the HR. 

    "Even though (the HR) happened, it was a good learning experience to try to figure out how that could end up being a single in front of LF, " Imanaga said through interpreter Edwin Stanberry. "It was an 0-1 count and I should have thrown the fastball a little higher.  "I would like to work on throwing it higher in the zone or missing lower -- even if it's a lower pitch that would be a little bit better."

    --

    Seems like he has a plan and is  working on both the approach and execution of each pitch. 

  • Cubster (view)

    Injury updates, From Sunday Tribune:

    Happ out with a mild hamstring strain that happened Thursday. Hopefully, it will be OK before opening day. Wisdom is out for a few more days with Quad strain. G Cooper and Dom Smith are expected to get to play on Monday.

     

  • Bill (view)

    The "value" of a team, in your context, is the price for which it could be sold.  But if it is not sold, it is rather meaningless.  The true value of an ongoing business is the amount of income it generates on an annual basis, and that varies greatly from team to team.  San Diego, a team with a high resale value, had to borrow money in order to pay the team salaries last year, because the income was not sufficient cash flow to keep them afloat.  Many other teams are reported to be producing little profit, even at low salaries.  The larger income teams are often lumped together, but in actual fact, there are only three teams that have "top tier" income, the Dodgers, the Yankees and the Mets.  The Dodgers, for instance, have an estimated total revenue of more than 200 million dollars than that of the Cubs.  That means that, assuming non player-salaries are roughly equal, the Dodgers can pay 199 million dollars more than the Cubs (they don't) and still make more profit.  Without the luxury tax, no one could compete with the top three teams, without relying on the randomness of short series baseball to equalize the playoffs. 

  • JoePepitone (view)

    Yeah, 5 K's in 2.1 innings will play.