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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

Last updated 11-17-2023
* bats or throws left
# bats both

Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman


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Bryant & Lopez Go Deep and Arrieta & Wada Look Sharp at Riverview Park

Kris Bryant slugged a solo home run over the CF fence, lined an RBI single, walked twice, and scored three runs, Rafael Lopez belted a three-run HR and collected another RBI on a bases loaded walk, Addison Russell hammered an RBI triple, walked, and scored two runs, and Miguel Montero ripped two RBI singles and scored a run, as the Iowa Cubs (AAA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) lambasted the Sacramento RiverCats (San Francisco Giants AAA affiliate) 14-4 on Field #6, and Ryan Dent and Cael Brockmeyer drilled back-to-back RBI doubles in the bottom of the 2nd as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) and the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants AA affiliate) played to a 2-2 tie on Field #5, in Cactus League minor league game action this afternoon at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park. 

Ex-Cubs Ronny Cedeno and Brett Jackson each doubled and scored a run for Sacramento.  

With the Chicago Cubs idle, Jake Arrieta got his scheduled work in with Iowa in the AAA game, throwing five innings (58 pitches - 43 strikes) and allowing two runs (both earned) on five hits (four singles and a double) and no walks (but two WP), with six strikeouts (including five in a row at one point - the first four swinging), and a 4/4 GO/FO. 

LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (groin & hamstring rehab) got the start for Tennessee in the AA game and threw 3.1 IP of shutout ball (47 pitches - 30 strikes), allowing two hits (a single and a double) and no walks, with four strikeouts, and a 2/4 GO/FO.  

CF Albert Almora left the Tennessee game with a right knee injury, but he was able to walk (limp) to the clubhouse. 

Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only):   

1. John Andreoli, LF: 1-4 (K, L-9, 5-3, 1B
2a. Albert Almora, CF: 0-3 (P-3, F-8, F-7) 
2b. Anthony Giansanti, RF: 0-1 (6-4 FC) 
3. Kyle Schwarber, DH #1: 2-4 (1B, 1B, 4-3, K) 
4. Dan Vogelbach, DH #2: 1-2 (4-3, BB, 1B, BB) 
5. Christian Villanueva, 3B: 0-4 (5-3, L-8, 1-3, 4-3) 
6. Bijan Rademacher, RF-CF: 0-3 (K, K, 1-3) 
7. Stephen Bruno, 2B: 0-3 (F-7, 4-3, 6-3) 
8. Dustin Geiger, 1B: 0-2 (BB, 6-3, 6-3, R)
9a. Ryan Dent, SS: 1-2 (2B, K, R, RBI)
10. Cael Brockmeyer, C: 2-3 (2B, 1B, F-7, RBI)

1. Tsuyoshi Wada: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/4 GO/FO, 47 pitches (30 strikes) 
2. Ivan Pineyro: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 4/4 GO/FO, 50 pitches (36 strikes)
3. Fernando Cruz: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 10 pitches (7 strikes) 
4. Andres Santiago: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/FO, 16 pitches (14 strikes) 

1B Dustin Geiger - E-3 (two-base throwing error on attempted 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach 2nd base)

X. Miguel Montero, C 2-3 (K, 1B, 1B, R, 2 RBI)
NOTE: Montero batted 3rd in the 1st, 6th in the 3rd, and 3rd in the 4th 
1. Adron Chambers, CF: 1-5 (E-3, L-7, 4-3, 1B, K, 2 R) 
2a. Addison Russell, SS: 1-1 (BB, 3B, 2 R, RBI)
2b. Bryant Flete, SS: 0-3 (4-3, 1-3, 5-3)
3. Kris Bryant, 3B: 2-2 (1B, BB, HR, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI)
4. Rafael Lopez, DH #1: 1-3 (HR, K, K, BB, R, 4 RBI)
5a. Mike Baxter, LF: 1-4 (F-7, 2B, K, 5-4 FC, R, RBI)
5b. Kevin Encarnacion, LF: NO AB 
6. Chris Valaika, 1B: 1-4 (K, 4-3, 1B, K, R) 
7a. Rubi Silva, RF: 1-4 (K, E-8, 3B, 6-3, R, RBI)
7b. Pin-Chieh Chen, RF: NO AB 
8. Taylor Davis, DH-C: 2-4 (1B, 1B, K, 6-3, R, RBI) 
9. Jonathon Mota, 2B: 1-4 (K, E-6, 1B, K, R, RBI)

1. Jake Arrieta: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 6 K, 2 WP, 4/4 GO/FO, 58 pitches (43 strikes) 
2. Yoanner Negrin: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 4/4 GO/FO, 49 pitches (36 strikes) 
3. Brad Markey: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 10 pitches (6 strikes) 


WEATHER: Sunny and breezy with temperatures in the 90's 



"Kris Bryant slugged a solo home run over the CF fence, lined an RBI single, walked twice, and scored three runs" Of course he did.

"Addison Russell hammered an RBI triple, walked, and scored two runs" Of course he did.

There were a number of roster moves made at Minor League Camp prior to today's games: 

OF John Andreoli
LHRP Jeffry Antigua 
RHRP Frank Batista
RHSP Corey Black 
2B Stephen Bruno 
LHRP Hunter Cervenka
INF Ryan Dent 
RHSP C. J. Edwards 
OF-IF Anthony Giansanti
C Kyle Schwarber
SS Elliot Soto 
3B Christian Villanueva 
1B Dan Vogelbach 

C Willson Contreras 

RHRP Matt Brazis
3B Jeimer Candelario 
C Victor Caratini
LHRP Gerardo Concepcion 
INF Wes Darvill
OF Jake Hannemann
2B Danny Lockhart
OF Billy McKinney 
SS Carlos Penalver
RHRP Starling Peralta 
C Victor Caratini 

C Gioskar Amaya 
OF Jeffrey Baez 
OF Yasiel Balaguert
RHP Francisco Carrillo
LHRP Tyler Ihrig
C Justin Marra
OF Trey Martin 
RHRP Jasvir Rakkar 
RHSP Jake Stinnett 
SS Gleyber Torres
INF Jason Vosler 
2B Chesny Young 

OF Kevin Encarnacion 

C-1B Tyler Alamo 
OF Charcer Burks 
OF Eloy Jimenez 
OF Kevonte Mitchell
C Tyler Pearson 
INF Ho-Young Son
INF Tanner Witt 

Also, OF Pin-Chieh Chen was moved up from TENNESSEE to IOWA, OF Kevin Brown was moved up from SOUTH BEND to TENNESSEE (INF Tim Saunders is injured and probably will be assigned to EXST for rehab), and C Erick Castillo was moved up from SOUTH BEND to MYRTLE BEACH. 

Completely unrelated to everything, but I had an epiphany of sorts tonight, well, an epiphanet, really. With the promise of improved relations with Cuba, and hopefully soon some commercial trade with our neighbors to the south, I would like to propose something. Ladies and gentleman, your Havana White Sox!!!

The Cubs have released LHP Austin Kirk and INF Tanner Witt from Minor League Camp. 

Kirk was the Cubs 3rd round pick ($320K signing bonus) in the 2009 draft out of Owasso HS - Owasso, OK. He threw a nine-inning no-hitter for Peoria on the 4th of July 2011, and he was the starting pitcher for the North squad in the Florida State League All-Star Game in 2012. But he was unable to establish himself beyond "A" ball, and by 2014 had morphed into a secondary lefty reliever at AA Tennessee. Kirk was eligible to be a minor league 6YFA after the 2015 season, so he probably had no long-term future with the Cubs even if he hadn't been released at this time.  

Witt was acquired from the Rockford Aviators (Frontier League) prior to the start of Spring Training. He was Frontier League Rookie of the Year in 2014 after playing four seasons at Kansas State. He attended Lake Zurich HS. 


I always had hope for Zych as a hard thrower. He just seemed to be very hittable when it came to results. Reminded me of Kyle Farnsworth lite (without the fan kicking incident).

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal

    also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke).  unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.

  • Cubster (view)

    I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44

  • Craig A. (view)

    Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers?  It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!

  • crunch (view)

    unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting.  a 70m DH...ow.

    it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.

  • WebAdmin (view)

    Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers according to ESPN. 10 years for $700 m
  • Cubster (view)

    I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.

  • Wrigley Rat (view)

    AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs. 

    Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training. 

  • tim815 (view)

    He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.

    the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option.  his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option.  1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.

    it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd.  even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    CRUNCH: Steve Garvey (one of Shaw's comps as a hitter) was a 5'10 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Jeff Bagwell (another Shaw comp) was a 6'0 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Carlos Santana (who played 1B for Counsell in Milwaukee last season and is an above-average defensive first-baseman) is 5'11. It's not like Shaw is 5'7 or 5'8. I don't really see the problem.