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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus six players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, seven players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 5-18-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Patrick Wisdom

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

OPTIONED: 6
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Luis Vazquez, INF

10-DAY IL: 1
Dansby Swanson, INF

15-DAY IL: 7
Yency Almonte, P 
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P 
Daniel Palencia, P
* Drew Smyly, P
Keegan Thompson, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P

60-DAY IL: 2
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P

 





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Angels Edge Cubs at Riverview Park

LHP Hunter Green and four relievers combined to toss a seven hitter with eight strikeouts, as the Angels edged the Cubs 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Opening Day action this afternoon on Field #6 at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ.

Tyler Alamo flied out to the warning track in RF with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to end the game.  

LHP Jonah Weseley struck out five Cubs in just two innings of relief, and ex-Cub Trevor Gretzky played 1B for the Angels and went 1-3 with a double and a stolen base.    

Jae-Hoon Ha (post-2013 broken wrist) continued his EXST rehab, playing CF and going 1-3 with a line-drive rope single, a walk, a stolen base, and two fly outs to RF.  

Here is the abridged box score from today's game (Cubs player's only):  CUBS LINEUP:
1. Gleyber Torres, SS: 0-4 (K, F-9, K, 4-3)
2a. Kevin Brown, 1B: 0-2 (3-U, F-7)
2b. Justin Marra, 1B: 0-2 (K, F-9)
3. Jae-Hoon Ha, CF: 1-3 (BB, F-9, 1B, F-9, SB)
4a. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 1-3 (F-7, K, 2B)
4b. Rashad Crawford, PH: 1-1 (1B, R, SB)
5. Eloy Jimenez, DH: 0-4 (P-3, 4-3, K, FC, RBI)
6a. Jeffrey Baez, RF: 1-2 (F-8, 1B, SB)
6b. Rony Rodriguez, RF: 1-2 (P-4, 1B)
7. Charcer Burks, LF: 0-4 (1-3, 6-3, K, 6-4 FC)
8a. Giuseppe Papaccio, 2B: 0-2 (5-3, K)
8b. Dalfis Ortiz, 2B: 1-1 (1B, BB, PO)
9. Tyler Alamo, C: 1-4 (1B, K, L-4, F-9)

CUBS PITCHERS:
1. Eduardo Figueroa: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 19 pitches (12 strikes)
2. David Garner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 7 pitches (4 strikes)
3. Erick Leal: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 4/1 GO/FO, 27 pitches (15 strikes)
4. Josh Davis: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GO/FO, 30 pitches (23 strikes)
5. Zak Hermans: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GO/FO, 20 pitches (12 strikes)
6. Jasvir Rakkar: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/FO, 19 pitches (14 strikes)

CUBS ERRORS: NONE

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Tyler Alamo: 0-3 CS

ATTENDANCE: 19

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 80's

EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (73 players are at EXST - 60 players are ACTIVE)

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# bats both

ACTIVE PITCHERS (34): 
Adbert Alzolay
* Jeffry Antigua
Dallas Beeler (ACTIVE REHAB)
Trevor Clifton
Casey Coleman
Josh Conway (ACTIVE REHAB - 2013 elbow stress fracture)
Josh Davis
* Alberto Diaz
Greyfer Eregua
Eduardo Figueroa
* Frailyn Figueroa
Kyuji Fujikawa (ACTIVE REHAB - 2013 TJS)
David Garner
Trevor Graham
Zak Hermans
Luis Hernandez
Corbin Hoffner
* Tyler Ihrig
Pierce Johnson (ACTIVE REHAB - hamstring)
Trey Lang 
Erick Leal
Trey Masek (ACTIVE REHAB)
Ryan McNeil (ACTIVE REHAB - 2013 TJS))
Jeferson Mejia
Erling Moreno
* Jose Paulino
Hector Perez 
Joel Pineiro 
* Anthony Prieto
Jasvir Rakkar
Alexander Santana
Duane Underwood (ACTIVE REHAB - forearm strain)
Michael Wagner
Ben Wells

LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB PITCHERS: (9):
Marcelo Carreno (2013 shoulder surgery)
Jesus Castillo (2013 unknown-type injury)
* Michael Heesch
* Tommy Hottovy
Barret Loux (shoulder) 
Dillon Maples (rib injury)
Trey McNutt (shoulder)   
Brad Renner
* Sam Wilson

CATCHERS (7)
Tyler Alamo
# Erick Castillo
# Mark Malave 
* Justin Marra
* Alberto Mineo 
Antonio Valerio 
Eufran Vargas

INFIELDERS: (10+2)
# Roney Alcala
* Zak Blair
# Varonex Cuevas
# Frandy de la Rosa (INACTIVE - neck injury suffered in off-season car crash)
* Bryant Flete
Jesse Hodges
# Dalfis Ortiz
Giuseppe Papaccio  
Matt Scioscia
Elliot Soto (RESTRICTED LIST - serving 50-game Drug of Abuse suspension)
# Trevor Stevens (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY - right hand injury)
Gleyber Torres

OUTFIELDERS (9+2):
Jeffrey Baez
* Kevin Brown
Charcer Burks
Arnaldo Calero
* Rashad Crawford
#  Kevin Encarnacion (INACTIVE - burns & other injuries suffered in off-season car crash)  
Jae-Hoon Ha (ACTIVE REHAB - 2013 broken wrist)
Eloy Jimenez
* Ricardo Marcano
Rony Rodriguez 
Casper Wells (INACTIVE - knee injury)

MANAGERS:
Jimmy Gonzalez
Gary Van Tol

COACHES
Jesus Feliciano 
Brian Lawrence
Carmelo Martinez 
Guillermo Martinez
Ricardo Medina
Osmin Melindes
Anderson Tavares
Rick Tronerud

Comments

Jason Hammel day...up 1-0 early on Pirates

Minors

P. Blackburn went for Kane County and they won; 5 IP, 2 ER...J. Hannemann with a triple in the game

F. Pena went for Daytona in Game 1, but they lost; 6 IP, 1 ER...Almora went 2/3 with a double

J. Rosario going in Game 2

CJ Edwards going for the Smokies, 4 IP, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 ER so far

C. Pimentel went for Iowa and they won; 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB and 10 K...B. Jackson and Vitters both had HR's.

Folks, Castro's defense is really exciting to watch right now. He made a great play tonight already - probably the fastest I've ever seen him move. He really appears to have upped his intensity. Keep it up Starlin!

Hey AzPhil, I might've missed something, as I haven't really followed things that closely, but was Ben Wells cut? I see him on the last XST list of yours, but he's not there now. Thanks.

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In reply to by Cubster

CUBSTER: Gleyber Torres is an exceptional defensive shortstop. He makes the routine plays consistently, and I mentioned in a comment a couple of days ago that he made a leaping catch sideways (leaping to his right) in the "sim" game on Monday, and you have to be fairly athletic to get elevation while leaping sideways... and he just turned 17 in December!

He is very confident and poised for his age, and he doesn't show emotion or get flustered when he makes a mistake.

Offensively he appears (at this point) to be a top of the order type (#1 or #2 hitter), although he will need to get on base at a high rate to stay there as he eventually moves up the pipeline to the higher levels (AA, AAA. and MLB). 

19-year old Kane County SS Carlos Penalver is a pretty good defender, too, so the Cubs have a couple of interesting teenaged shortstops in the system (although they are both probably several years away).
 

In the never ending drive to see a .500 team by the year of our Rush, 2112, it was good to see a few things yesterday. All of it was probably obvious to most of you, so I won't bother with most of it. And, it's awfully early. But I am beginning to wonder if Mueller is having an effect on Rizzo. JD mentioned Rizzo is attacking the ball early, then being more patient. That seems to be the case. My God, it's like the team has a hitting strategy. I tend to give coaches too much credit when things go good/well, so that's kind of a whatever. And again, I like Junior Lake more than most people who seem more knowledgeable than I am about baseball. That ball was crushed. He just seems to have some serious mojo. He came up pretty fast through the system, so I'm not surprised he screws up once in awhile. But I like that kid.

AZ Phil, have you heard what happened to Mike Hamann? He seemed like a decent pitching prospect.

HAGSAG: I have no information about the present status and/or whereabouts of the two remaining MIA, Mike Hamann and Brian Smith

Well was some bad baserunning by Castro in this game and the blocking the plate rule is dumb but it's nice to see the Cubs actually get the bouncing ball hits go there way, especially for Rizzo. Last year it seemed like all his hard hit balls went to defenders.

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In reply to by Rob Richardson

they have the highlight on Gameday, he was waived in for sure and with 2 outs, usually wise to take that chance. The highlight cuts off before going to any close-ups, did they actually call hime safe or safe because of blocking the plate? If blocking the plate, that's an unfortunate interpretation of it. The ball did arrive early and he sort of drops down in front of the plate I guess, but man, not like he had a lot of time to think about it, seemed pretty natural.

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In reply to by Charlie

if it was a no tag call I think Hurdle would have been allowed to challenge it. In the end, Castro was safe anyway because Sanchez had the ball in his bare hand and Castro slid into his glove and pushed it back and touched the plate as the actual ball was tagging him, so ultimately it didn't matter. I really don't know what else Sanchez is suppose to do on that play...straddle the plate I guess to try and catch the ball?

early MILB games today

Iowa wins, Baez HR, Hendricks 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Tennessee loses 1-0; Arrieta with 3.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

KC wins, Skulina 5.2 IP, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Daytona tonight, T. Scott pitches

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In reply to by Newport

i hope this is the last time we see kalish hitting 2nd. sure, he had a good spring, but he did a chunk of his work in later innings vs minor leaguers. plus, having 3 lefties in a row is getting stupid...such as this inning where it's kalish/rizzo/sureholds coming up 1/2/3.

Two Ex Cubs Go yard in same game for the A's: Fuld and Donaldson.

cubs put 2 on with 0 outs in the bottom 9th...2 Ks follow. ...and it's up to darwin barney...because screw you cubs fans. ...and he walks (a legit one rather than a "the pitcher is up next" one). bases loaded and emilllllllllllllllllllllio's up. ...and he grounds out...because screw you cubs fans. meh. cubs are 3-6.

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In reply to by crunch

Their record could be quite a bit better. I think they're playing ok baseball overall. I only heard part of the last few innings as I was driving (yay smartphones). Castro got hits again, I don't know how Rizzo did. Did Valbuena bat for Olt? And why Olt? When Barney was nearing the plate? I realize he walked but dear God. If it wasn't Olt, then why whoever it was instead of Barney?

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In reply to by Old and Blue

valbuena batted for the pitcher who's slot was used in a double switch moving olt out in the 7th (with PIT at the plate) moving boni to 3rd and inserting d.barney at 2nd. along with telling everyone to steal bases and weird bunting...renteria loves to move boni all over the place making substitutions.

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In reply to by crunch

ok, good. Thanks for that info. I had the game on in the car and I could only hear Len and JD and I thought I heard Len ask if it was a good move pinch hitting Valbuena. Maybe he just was wondering if there wasn't somebody else on the bench, or maybe there was just too much traffic making too much noise and I didn't hear right.

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In reply to by johann

"with your hating on everything cubs instead" yet the comment i replied to "Cubs are going to look back at this one in October...." is just awesome 2014 cubs love that i squashed with my piss-on-your-parade comment. the reality (or opinion if you're optimistic) of 2014 being a sunk season before spring training even begun has nothing to do with me. most people accept this as a fact. but yes let's just get upset about that and blame it on me. my bad. if we all cheer up and dedicate some good vibes the team can probably squeeze out another 20+ wins. Believe (tm). *note: this post contains jokes. i do not guarantee 20+ wins via good vibes. no cash value. not valid in hawaii or alaska.

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In reply to by crunch

Yes we all knew we weren't going to compete in 2014 so you can whine and complain about it constantly as you do or look for things to actually like and enjoy such as seeing the players that are actually part of our future doing well and rooting for them to succeed. I find the second way much more rewarding and enjoyable. You seem to prefer the 1st way.

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In reply to by johann

yeesh...really? how about searching through the past 4 threads...for a start. you'll see a few capital letters exclamations of cubs leads and more than a few pro-cubs and pro-kids comments. in those same 4 threads i see a total of 2 comments from you...both about me.

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In reply to by johann

I'm seeing a lot of good things from the hitters. Even Barney took ball four instead of hacking at 3-2, as one of the announcers pointed out that he did last year. They're working the count nicely. I blame Bill Mueller. It's gotta be tough to see the relievers trash these good efforts.

Tonight's line-up is in. No Olt. Bonifacio 2B, Valbuena 3B, Riz 1B, Schierholtz RF, Sweeney CF, Castro SS, Kalish LF, Castillo C, Samardzija P

Recent comments

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Some of you may have noticed that Monday's roster moves (PCA and Mastrobuoni optioned to AAA and Dansby Swanson reinstated from the 10-day IL) leaves the Cubs with only 25 players on their MLB Active List. This is not unusual at all, in the case of a day off and a player being recalled from the minors for the next day's game. There is no reason to call the player up on an off-day, because if that happened the player would have to be paid at the MLB rate and would accrue a day of MLB Service Time.  

    MLB clubs are allowed to carry 25 players (no more than 13 pitchers) on their MLB Active List roster beginning on MLB Opening Day and extending through August 31st (although to do that for the entire season would be a competitive disadvantage), and then clubs are required to have 28 players (no more than 14 pitchers) on their active list beginning on September 1st and extending through the final day of the MLB regular season. So either 25 or 26 prior to September 1st, but 28 beginning on September 1st.

    So presuming the Cubs plan to recall INF Luis Vazquez prior to Tuesday's game, there is no good reason to do it on Monday (when there is no game) when they can just as easily wait until Tuesday and save about $4,000 in salary differential.

    BTW, because the recall of Vazquez is not yet official, the Cubs could decide instead to sign left-hand hitting veteran utility INF Joey Wendle (who was just released by the Mets today) and pay him the pro-rated MLB minimum salary (with the Mets on the hook for the balance of his $2M salary) instead of recalling Vazquez. To do this the Cubs would have to clear a 40-man roster slot, which they could do by (let's say) transferring Adbert Alzolay to the 60-day IL. 

    Wendle's MLB career 162 game average is 262/311/384 with 8 HR and 53 RBI, 31 doubles, and 15 SB, he is an above-average defender who can play SS in addition to 2B, 3B, LF, and RF, and while he is better hitting against RHP (269/313/399), he holds his own versus LHP (232/304/318). 

    With somebody like Wendle (who could be a late-inning defensive replacement at 3B), the Cubs could replace Mastrobuoni AND Madrigal (and not need Vazquez) with just one player, creating an opening for a "hot" bat (like maybe Brennen Davis, who could platoon with Happ in LF until Happ gets going, or with Tauchman in CF if Bellinger plays 1B and Busch/Wisdom platoon at DH). 

  • crunch (view)

    the "hilarious" thing about PCA is he's 2nd on the team in bWAR with only 63 PA and a .236/.295/.364 slash.

    i've long been a critic of how over-rated defensive WAR is for outfielders.  stuff like this is why.  yes, he's an elite defender in CF, but all of this defensive value has come over 44 chances in 156 innings.

  • Cubster (view)

    Brewers lose in 10 to the Marlins. So that’s nice.

    Also Braves come to town after splitting a DH and used Sale-Lopez as starters.

  • fullykräusened (view)

    You're right, crunch, as usual. He has huge potential, but needs a few hundred AAA plate appearances. I think Bellinger gives the Cubs more value in CF than 1B, so they're better off giving a roster spot to somebody else.  I'm okay with Vasquez; we aren"t getting much offense from  our backup infielders, to say the least.

  • crunch (view)

    PCA needs regular play, this team has more problems than a luxury pinch runner and defensive player off the bench.

    be nice if he can fine turn his SB game as well as his bat game.  still, i'd rather have him just taking the great odds and situational odds rather than having him running all over the place and getting thrown out 25%+ of the time.

    he's fast, 30+ SB guys generally are.  but he's faster than even that number gives a nod to.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Both Mastrobuoni and PCA have been optioned to AAA. 

  • Charlie (view)

    The Cubs definitely need a guy with multiple years of control to emerge as a true middle of the order hitter. Busch is getting beat in the zone enough that my optimism about him is waning a bit. Morel's increase in contact has been encouraging, but he's been putting so much of that contact on the ground that it hasn't yielded any gains.  

  • Childersb3 (view)

    I'd say the whole Cubs Hitting Org from top to bottom is in a "meh/slump" stage here.
    We're all just waiting for a breakout to occur here in Wrigley and down on the farm. BDavis has been a good story, but he needs some company!!

    Thank goodness for Bellinger. He's the only hitter we have that honestly doesn't have a whole in his approach. He's a professional hitter and can provide pop. I don't buy into the argument he doesn't have real bat speed. He can turn on almost any inside pitch (up or down).
    But I still think he should be the 1B. He clearly doesn't want that.
    PCA in CF (or Tauch) and Happ, Busch and ONKC at DH (or Happ/ONKC in LF).
     

  • crunch (view)

    matt shaw's AA hot start has been fizzling hard.

    he hit 3 homers by april 14, none since.  he's pretty much had a dead bat since april 17th.

    he's got a .182/.304/.242 slash in may so far.

  • crunch (view)

    they might just be getting rid of the masterboney dead weight.