International First-Year Players - Eligibility & Restrictions

The "International Signing Period" extends from July 2nd through June 15th of the following year. No international player can be signed during the period of time extending from June 16th through July 1st.
NOTE: The 2019-20 ISP has been extended until 5 PM (Eastern) on October 15th. The start of the 2020-21 ISP will commence on January 15, 2021, and extend through December 15th, and the 2021-22 ISP will commence on January 15, 2022, and extend through December 15th. No international player can be signed during the period of time beginning at 5 PM Eastern on October 15, 2020, through January 14, 2021, and during the period of time beginning at 5 PM (Eastern) on December 15, 2021 through January 14, 2022.    

Any individual who is age 16 or older, has not previously signed an MLB or minor league contract, resides outside the U. S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, and has not been enrolled in a high school or college in the U. S., Canada, or Puerto Rico within the previous year, can be signed during the ISP. Also, any individual age 15 who turns 16 during the ISP is eligible to sign beginning on the date he turns 16 up through August 31st or by the last day of the regular season of the minor league club to which he is first assigned (whichever comes last).  

Cubs MLB Roster

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40-Man Roster Info

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

Last updated 12-2-2022
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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

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes
P. J. Higgins 

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

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


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Rule 5 Draft 
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