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40-Man Roster Info

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, twelve players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one player is on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-21-2024
 
* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 14
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 12 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Luke Little, P
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL
* Justin Steele, P   

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





Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Grimm Day for Cubs at Riverview Park

Nick Jones (ex-LHP) belted a two-run home run and Jordan Johnson and four relievers combined to toss a four-hitter, helping the Giants defeat the Cubs 4-1 on Field #6, and Bryant Flete doubled, singled, and scored a run, and five Cub relievers combined to hurl five innings of perfect baseball, as the Cubs and Giants played to a 2-2 tie on Field #5, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training split squad doubleheader action this morning at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.

The game on Field #5 was called after seven innings with the score tied, and the game on Field #6 was called after 7-1/2 innings.   

Kevonte Mitchell tripled, singled, stole a base, and scored the lone Cub run on Field #6.

18-year old 6'6 RHP Austyn Willis (Cubs 2014 18th round draft pick - Barstow HS - Barstow, CA) got the start on Field #6 and threw three innings of one-hit shutout ball with four strikeouts, retiring Travis Ishikawa (on the Giants MLB 15-day DL with a lower back strain) three times (4-3 GO, K-swinging, and F-8 fly out). Willis has started three Cactus League EXST games, allowing one run on four hits (including a solo HR) and a walk with nine strikeouts in seven innings of work. He will very likely be in the Eugene starting rotation when the Northwest League season commences next month.  

RHRP Justin Grimm (on the Cubs MLB 15-day DL with a forearm strain retroactive to April 2nd) worked the top of the 4th inning on Field #6 and was dominating, striking out the side on 12 pitches. He looks to be in mid-season form. 

The Giants are unusual because they have two ex-LHP at Extended Spring Training being converted to position players (usually it's the other way around). Besides 6'6 first-baseman Nick Jones (who belted a tape measure two-run HR over the RF fence that provided the winning margin for the Giants on Field #6 this morning), outfielder Steven Neff drilled three hits (a single, a double, and a triple) in a game against the Cubs earlier this week in Scottsdale. 

Here is the abridged box score from today's games (Cubs players only): 


FIELD #6

CUBS SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 2-3 (1B, K, 3B, R, SB)
2. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-2 (F-8, BB, K)   
3. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 0-3 (E-5, F-9, K, SB) 
4. Kevin Encarnacion, DH #1: 0-3 (F-9, 4-1, P-5) 
5. Tim Saunders, 3B: 0-3 (L-6, 6-3, E-6, PO) 
6. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 1-3 (2B, K, F-9) 
7. Adonis Paula, 1B: 1-2 (K, 1B) 
8a. Tyler Pearson, C: 0-2 (4-3, K) 
8b. Tyler Alamo, C: NO AB 
9. Ho-Young Son, SS: 0-1 (HBP, K, CS) 
10. Andruw Monasterio, DH #2: 0-2 (K, K) 

CUBS SQUAD "A" PITCHERS
1. Austyn Willis: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/2 GO/FO, 35 pitches (26 pitches) 
2. Justin Grimm: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 12 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Mark Malave: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 13 pitches (10 strikes) 
4. Dillon Maples: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 14 pitches:(9 strikes)
5. Daniel Lewis: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 0/3 GO/FO, 17 pitches (9 strikes) 
6. Alexander Santana: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 11 pitches (10 strikes) 

CUBS SQUAD "A" ERRORS: NONE 

CUBS SQUAD "A" CATCHERS: 
Tyler Alamo: 1 PB 

FIELD #5

CUBS SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Roberto Caro, CF: 0-3 (F-8, 4-3, 6-3)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, SS: 1-2 (1B, 1-3, BB, R)
3. Andrew Ely, 2B: 0-3 (6-3, K, L-8)
4a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-1 (F-8)
4b. Carlos Jimenez, PH-3B: 0-2 (BB, 5-3) 
5a. Yohan Matos, C: 0-2 (K, K) 
5b. Jhonny Pereda, C: 1-1 (1B, RBI)
6. Bryant Flete, DH #1: 2-3 (2B, 1B, K, R) 
7. Jose Paniagua, RF: 1-3 (1B, L-6 DP, K)
8. Miguel Rico, 1B: 1-2 (1B, F-8, HBP, CS) 
9. Danny Gutierrez, LF: 1-2 (1B, K, HBP)
10. Eric Gonzalez, DH #2: 0-2 (BB, K, K) 

CUBS SQUAD "B" PITCHERS
1. Jose Paulino: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 59 pitches (39 strikes) 
2. Jae-Hoon Ha: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 9 pitches (5 strikes) 
3. Yomar Morel: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 10 pitches (7 strikes) 
4. Jordan Brink: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 11 pitches (5 strikes) 
5. Austin Reed: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Pedro Araujo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 13 pitches (8 strikes)

CUBS SQUAD "B" ERRORS: 1
P Jose Paulino: - E-1 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)

CUBS SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Yohan Matos: 0-3 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE
: 9  

2015 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER


71 players ACTIVE (includes ACTIVE REHAB & LIMITED ACTIVITY)
7 players INACTIVE (injured or absent)

(updated 5-1-2015)

NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) squad consists of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and injured players.

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 41+3
Adbert Alzolay
Pedro Araujo
Daniel Bard 
Jordan Brink
Jesus Camargo
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY - post-2013 right shoulder surgery)
Anthony Carter (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Jesus Castillo (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Dylan Cease (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS) 
Oscar de la Cruz
Enrique de los Rios
* Andin Diaz
Greyfer Eregua
Scott Frazier
Trevor Graham (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Tanner Griggs (LIMITED ACTIVITY - groin)
Justin Grimm (ACTIVE REHAB - forearm strain)
Jae-Hoon Ha (ex-OF)
Luis Hernandez (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Corbin Hoffner
Pierce Johnson (LIMITED ACTIVITY - lat strain)
John Michael Knighton 
Daniel Lewis 
Mark Malave (ex-C)
Dillon Maples
Brad Markey 
Trey Masek (LIMITED ACTIVITY - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Yomar Morel
Erling Moreno (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF - LIMITED ACTIVITY)
* Jose Paulino
Hector Perez
Neil Ramirez (LIMITED ACTIVITY - shoulder)
Austin Reed (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
Santiago Rodriguez
Jose Rosario (INACTIVE - 2015 TJS)
* Carson Sands 
Alexander Santana
* Justin Steele
Jacob Turner (INACTIVE - right elbow)
Austyn Willis
* Sam Wilson
Jose Zapata (ACTIVE REHAB - post-2013 cervical fracture)

CATCHERS: 8
Tyler Alamo 
Eric Gonzalez
* Jordan Hankins (ex-3B)
Yohan Matos;
Tyler Pearson 
Jhonny Pereda
Miguel Rico (ex-3B)
Roberto Vahlis

INFIELDERS: 14+4
# Roney Alcala
# Varonex Cuevas
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Andrew Ely
* Bryant Flete
Wladimir Galindo 
Danny Gutierrez
Carlos Jimenez
Tommy LaStella (INACTIVE - rib cage)
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
Andruw Monasterio (formerly a switch-hitter, he is now hitting only RH)
Rafael Narea
Mike Olt (INACTIVE - fractured right wrist)
Adonis Paula 
Tim Saunders 
* Carlos Sepulveda
Ho-Young Son  
* Logan Watkins (INACTIVE - 2015 ruptured achilles tendon)

OUTFIELDERS: 8
# Roberto Caro 
Jenner Emeterio
* Kevin Encarnacion (formerly a switch-hitter, he is now hitting only LH)
Calvin Graves
Eloy Jimenez
Kevonte Mitchell
* Ricardo Marcano
Jose Paniagua

MANAGER
Carmelo Martinez (AZL Cubs Manager)

COACHES
Oscar Bernard (AZL Cubs Hitting Coach)
Tom Beyers (Assistant Minor League Hitting Coordinator)
Ricardo Medina (Eugene Hitting Coach)
Carlos Ramirez (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)
Terrmel Sledge (Eugene Assistant Coach)
Anderson Tavares (Eugene Pitching Coach)
Rick Tronerud (Mesa Rehab Pitching Coach)
Ron Villone (AZL Cubs Pitching Coach)
Ty Wright (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES
Sean Folan (AZL Cubs)
Ryan Nordvedt (Eugene)

ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Chuck Baughman (Assistant Minor League Training Coordinator - Mesa Rehab)
Mike McNulty (Eugene) 
Toby Williams (AZL Cubs)

 

Comments

Brewers look like the first ready to tank the season...

@BNightengale 55s56 seconds ago The #Brewers, 5-18, are letting teams know they will make their veterans available on trade market: Kyle Lohse, Matt Garza, Aramis Ramirez.

Broxton is about the only player I'd want from them.

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In reply to by Rob G.

They have so little of value to trade, so little in the farm system. And it costs $105M. If they literally liquidated the 25-man roster, I don't expect anyone except Lucroy would fetch much of incredible value. Gomez gets a decent prospect, a handful of other guys maybe a lottery ticket-type prospect. Braun is unmovable. I don't expect Milwaukee will be a threat in the standings for some time to come. Now hopefully the Cubs can take advantage and try to fatten our record against them.

Hi Phil, smooth trip back. Going thru withdrawal. Had so much fun there. Thank you for sharing your awesome knowledge. Will be following you on here every day. So much appreciate it. MT Bob.

Ryan Hanigan goes down for Red Sox.

presume Swihart is due up soon, but maybe some interest in Beefy I guess

@BruceMiles2112: #Cubs Saturday: Soler RF, Fowler CF, Rizzo 1B, Bryant 3B, Montero C, Castro SS, Denorfia LF, Arrieta P, Russell 2B

Soler batting lead off, omg, it's genius!!! 

J/k...whatever, lucky he has a young team that isn't gonna complain

also Denorfia getting a start vs a righty. ~shrug~

rizzo vs russell...rizzo wins, we all lose. both look okay, but russell got rang in the head/neck on a dive/collision.

g.germen once again reminding cubs fans that james "don't call me a loogy" russell is doing really well in AAA.

ejax with another good inning today... 8ip 6h 1bb 7k - 0.00era 0.88whip looks like he may have a future in the pen. good for him. too bad it took cubs signing him for starting money and a couple years of total failure to figure it out.

Really looking forward to Boras and the MLB union argument about how Bryant was unreasonably held back this spring -- hey, he's got as many HRs as 0-for-lifetime Jon Lester in roughly the same number of career ABs. Sure, he strikes out a ton, and already has 3 errors playing 3B, but he does draw the occasional walk, which is nice. The "Zero HR" thing is no longer cute. You're hitting clean-up for the big club, Kris -- start hitting the damn ball over the fence.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    oh yeah, totally, i was just chiming about why i fan like i fan.

    i would like nothing more than hendricks to keep on hendricks'ing.  guys with his stuff can throw for a long, long time as long as it works.

    he velocity is actually up a minor amount this year.  it's really "damn" when a guy like him not only has gas in the tank, but it's looking like it was years ago.  he added a curve a few years ago and it helped a little bit, but he's throwing it less and less while the fb/change combo are less effective.

  • Alexander Dimm (view)

    CRUNCH—There is no one person in this community I’m talking about.  My remarks were not directed at you or anyone, but at a tone I’ve noticed lately. 

    You have a great, dry sense of humor and there is thought behind your comments.   You and I don’t always agree but I always understand your position.  

    Lastly, and I’ll be quiet, I agree with you on Hendricks.  We can dislike the recent performance but still love the guy.  Lots of questions about his future.
     

  • crunch (view)

    myself, i make a good amount of outrageously unrealistic comments that are sometimes "violent"...like my recent suggestion of "pulling the bandaid off" by having hendricks throw every inning of every game until he's on the IL.

    i would hope any athlete that cares about what is written on the internet realizes how casual fans can be about treating their lives like scripted TV characters that don't have real lives.  it's not an excuse to do it, but there's a lot of it out there.

    but yeah, in real life i'm rooting for guys to have long and healthy careers even if i'm not happy with current performances...except for some guys...and i'm pretty sure i don't leave grey area for those comments...and almost all of them are not good humans whether they're playing baseball or not...

    hendricks was getting a good amount of boos in his last game.  i would bet a million that he will get a standing O every time he visits wrigley in his post-playing days, or a return with a new team should his career continue...or if he comes back and puts in an oldschool good performance.

  • Alexander Dimm (view)

    What are the chances we can back off on gloating over other people’s misfortune?  One of the things I appreciate about the TCR community is that the remarks are more productive and add to how I like to follow the game.  

    Lately, however, I’m reading comments that are just mean.  If I were an MLB player, I would hate to get a back or finger injury and have someone write ‘hurrah!  I hope we never see him again!’  Especially when it is someone we were praising not long ago.  I’m not saying ‘don’t express how you feel’ but some comments lately seem downright mean spirited.  Stuff I expect from other communities but don’t often see here.  The TCR community has always spoken the truth but never with such a dark tone.

    Just my two cents.  I hope Hendricks comes back and is the professor we all know. He can pitch for the Cubs as long as he wants in my book.  

  • crunch (view)

    happ is back (and starting), mervis DH, tauchman gets RF.

    morel 5th in the lineup.  hoerner continues to lead off, even vs a righty.

  • George Altman (view)

    I don't care to see Hendricks or Smyly on the 26-man Roster the rest of the season. Both, stupid signings and option pick up by Jed. 

  • crunch (view)

    i know the cubs are paying the guys, but for the sake of the win/loss column this is some great news.

    woo!  people getting injured!  kick ass!

    sportsball is cruel.

    would have liked to keep cooper, but it looks like they're gonna go with wisdom if they have to pick a righty who's gonna K 1/3rd of his PA's.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Edwards would be my guess, or maybe they’re hoping Sanders or R Thompson can finally figure it out 

  • Cubster (view)

    So it’s Mervis, Wesn and Little for Cooper, Hendricks and Smyly. Count me in. Starting rotation for now: Taillon, Imanaga, Wicks, Assad and Brown-Wesn. Eventually Steele. 

    Lineup

    Hoerner, Happ, Bellinger, Busch, Morel, Swanson, Tauchman, Mervis, Amaya.

  • KingKongvsGodzilla (view)

    Another year AZPhil, and you have more to do than ever! Heck yeah! Great stuff from Rosario so far. What are your impressions of guys like Freilyn Silverio, Adan Sanchez, Jose Escobar, and Anderson Suriel? Particularly the first two, feel like I’m forgetting one.