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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, 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
 
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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
 





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AZL Royals Shut-Down AZL Cubs at Sloan Park

Carlos Diaz collected four singles, stole a base, and scored two runs, Yeison Melo drilled an RBI single and a two-run double, and RHSP Arnaldo Hernandez tossed 5.2 IP of four-hit ball, leading the AZL Royals to a 6-1 victory over the AZL Cubs in Arizona League action Monday night at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.

RHJP James Norwood (on South Bend 7-day DL) got the rehab start for the Cubs and worked three innings (49 pitches), allowing three runs on six hits (all singles). He did not issue any walks, and struck out one (swinging) with a 5/2 GO/FO and a GIDP. Despite the mediocre results, he was throwing his fastball in the mid-90's, and looks to be ready to return to the SB-Cubs.       

25-year old RHP Trey McNutt (2014 shoulder surgery) followed Norwood to the mound, making his second AZL rehab appearance and working a 1-2-3 inning (5-3, 4-3, P-4). While he did retire the side without allowing any baserunners, McNutt is still unable to elevate his fastball velocity past 90 MPH, and there is no sign of his wipeout power slider. McNutt is eligible to be a Rule 55 minor league free-agent (6YFA) post-2015, so if he doesn't start to show more than he has so far, the Cubs are unlikely to offer him a 2016 minor league successor contract.   

Cubs 4th round draft pick D. J. Wilson (South Canton HS - Canton, OH) played CF and went 0-4 (4-3, F-8, F-7, F-7).

In AZL Cubs roster news, 1B Joey Martarano (hitting 315/345/426 with a team-leading 12 RBI) has been moved-up to Eugene. Martarano (who plays pro baseball as a sort of "summer job"), will be returning to school at Boise State in about three weeks, where he is a linebacker on the Bronco football team.  
  
Here is the abridged box score from last night's game (Cubs players only):  

AZL CUBS LINEUP:
1. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-4 (4-3, F-8, F-7, F-7)
2. Robert Garcia, RF: 2-4 (1B, 1-3, 1-3, 1B, R)
3. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 2-4 (2B, F-7, 1B, K, CS)
4. Alex Bautista, LF: 0-4 (6-3, K, K, 6-3, RBI)
5. Yohan Matos, DH: 1-4 (6-3, 1B, 5-3, K)
6. Jhonny Pereda, C: 0-4 (E-6, L-6, E-3, K) 
7. Carlos Jimenez, 3B: 1-3 (4-3, K, 1B)
9. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 0-3 (K, 1-3, L-9)

AZL CUBS PITCHERS
1. James Norwood: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/FO, 49 pitches (36 strikes) 
2. Trey McNutt: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 12 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Jesus Camargo: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 5 K, 2/2 GO/FO, 46 pitches (37 strikes) 
4. Erling Moreno: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 22 pitches (13 strikes)
5. Jesus Castillo: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/2 GO/FO, 15 pitches (11 strikes)

AZL CUBS ERRORS: 2 
1. P Erling Moreno: E-1 (errant throw on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)
2. 3B Carlos Jimenez: E-5 (overthrow at 1st base on infield single allowed batter to advance to 2nd)

AZL CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Jhonny Pereda: 0-2 CS  

Comments

AZ Phil - any updates on Javier Baez? I know he's in AZ and cleared to do baseball activities but hasn't appeared in a game yet.

jtsunami: Javy Baez is at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Paek, and is doing rehab on an individual basis, which means he can take BP and infield practice pretty much whenever he feels like it, either individually in the enclosed cages or out on Field #1 with the AZL Cubs.

I haven't seen Baez take pre-game BP with the AZL Cubs yet, but because he is on the Iowa DL he cannot rehab anywhere but with a short-season affiliiate (AZL Cubs or Eugene), so Baez will very likely play in all of his rehab games with AZL Cubs (for at least a week or maybe two), before he returns to Iowa. I would think he would much prefer just staying in Mesa rather than taking long overnight bus rides through Oregon, Washington, and Idaho with the Emeralds.   

Players on the Cubs MLB DL (like Tommy LaStella and Zac Rosscup) can rehab with any minor league affiliate, so LaStella and Rosscup might play in just a couple of games with the AZL Cubs before moving their rehabs up to South Bend, Myrtle Beach. Tennessee, and/or Iowa. 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    morel with 4 clean plays in 4 innings...showed off his 100000000mph arm a couple times.

    cody bellinger not having a good 4th, though...5 run leads are handy when your CF is making your pitcher have a 5-out inning.  2nd blown chance was ruled a hit even though it went in/out of his glove...1st was lost in the lights, also ruled a hit.

  • crunch (view)

    welcome back happ!  double off the wall 1st PA back.

  • 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