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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

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

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

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

* Justin Steele, P   

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

Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

2016 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster


79 players ACTIVE (including ACTIVE REHAB)
14 players INACTIVE (limited activity rehab or absent)   

(updated 4-11-2016)

: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) group is based at the Cubs Minor League Complex and Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ, and it consists of pitchers and position players who are either #1) the replacement cadre for the full-season affiliates (Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, and South Bend), #2) young and/or inexperienced pitchers and position players deemed not yet ready for a full-season league, and #3) pitchers and position players who are getting into playing shape and/or rehabbing from an injury. 

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# bats both


Jose Albertos
* Jeffry Antigua
Pedro Araujo
Javier Assad 
Frank Batista (INJURY REHAB GROUP - knee surgery) 
Dallas Beeler (ACTIVE REHAB - right shoulder inflammation)
Jordan Brink (INJURY REHAB GROUP - post-2015 right shoulder surgery)
Cole Brocker
Aaron Brooks (INJURY REHAB GROUP - hip contusion)
Jake Buchanan
Jesus Camargo
Jesus Castillo 
Dylan Cease
Jared Cheek
Aaron Crow (ACTIVE REHAB - April 2015 TJS)
Oscar de la Cruz (INJURY REHAB GROUP - elbow)
Enrique de los Rios
Wander Feliz (ex-OF)
Francisco Garay (ex-INF)
Hector Garcia
* Yapson Gomez
* Bryan Hudson
John Michael Knighton 
* Jack Leathersich (INJURY REHAB GROUP - July 2015 TJS)
Jose Leidenz
Daniel Lewis 
Mark Malave 
Junior Marte
Kyle Miller
M. T. Minacci 
Erling Moreno
Tommy Nance
Jeremy Null
* Pablo Ochoa 
* Eugenio Palma 
* Jose Paulino
* Tyler Peitzmeier
Jonathan Pettibone (INJURY REHAB GROUP - 2015 right shoulder surgery)
Andry Rondon
* Manny Rondon
Zac Rosscup (INJURY REHAB GROUP - left shoulder inflammation) ( 
Alexander Santana
Pedro Silverio
Duane Underwood Jr (ACTIVE REHAB - elbow)
Jose Zapata (INACTIVE - player coach)

Miguel Amaya 
Eric Gonzalez
Marcus Mastrobuoni 
* Alberto Mineo
Tyler Payne
Tyler Pearson 
Jhonny Pereda
Gustavo Polanco
Will Remillard (INACTIVE - April 2016 TJS #2)
Kevin Zamudio 

* Aramis Ademan
Jhonny Bethencourt
* Kelly Dugan
Wladimir Galindo 
Jesse Hodges
* Vimael Machin
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college at Boise State)
Rafael Mejia
Andruw Monasterio
Rafael Narea
Isaac Paredes 
# Yeiler Peguero
# Yonathan Perlaza 
* Chris Pieters
# Edgar Rondon
Ho-Young Son
Christian Villanueva (INACTIVE - fractured fibula)

* Luis Ayala
Alex Bautista
# Roberto Caro 
Michael Foster
# Robert Garcia
Jose Gonzalez
* Kwang-Min Kwon
* Ricardo Marcano
Trey Martin (ACTIVE REHAB)
Yohan Matos (ex-C)
Kevonte Mitchell 
* Ruben Reyes
* Abraham Rodriguez
* Jonathan Sierra
# Shane Victorino
* D. J. Wilson

Carmelo Martinez

Pedro Feliciano 
Jeremy Farrell 
Armando Gabino
Brian Lawrence 
Jonathan Mota 
Lance Rymel 
Chris Valaika 
Gary Van Tol
Ron Villone
Ty Wright

Logan Severson

Ryan Nordtvedt 


Large group. Glad I dont have to feed them. Phil, How many meal are furnished for them by the Cubs a day?

AZ PHIL: Does Javy Baez have a Psych Coach out there? He needs one. In spite of him injuring himself last year carelessly on a slide, what does he do this year? Slides HEAD FIRST INTO 1B! In a Spring Training game, no less. I remember you mentioned several years ago he was cocky and didn't seem to take coaching well. Does it still seem the same to you?

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In reply to by The E-Man

E-MAN: Javy Baez has matured over the past couple of years. He is still very self-confident, though, and sometimes it's hard for a guy like that to accept coaching. 

The problem with Baez is that he is the kind of player who has to find out the hard way that his way isn't necessarily he best way, and that the hard way can sometimes involve physical pain and injury. 

I don't know how many times he has to slide into a base head-first and sustain a finger, thumb, hand, or wrist injury before he learns his lesson. Hopefully he will figure it out sooner rather than later. 

Ricketts said today on Kap and Company that Theo has money at the trade deadline if there's something they need as well as having prospect resources to trade. Very interesting to hear him say it so publically considering all we heard about the payroll being capped.

Cubs get Giovanni Soto. Not the Angels backup catcher (Geo), he is the Lefty reliever from Cleveland. More lefty inventory at Iowa.

Shane Victorino played LF for five innings and went 0-3 (F-9, 5-3, 4-3) in five-inning EXST Cubs intrasquad game this morning on Riverview Baseball Complex Field #6. 

AZ PHIL: What do you believe the scenario might be with Victorino? Do you think he has some stuff left in the tank to be a productive spot starter?

E-MAN: While I think he has something to offer as an MLB 4th outfielder, I don't think there is a spot for Victorino with the Cubs at this time. So I kind of expect him to opt out as soon as he can and try his luck elsewhere, and he should be able to find a gig with another club. 

Seven inning EXST intrasquad game this morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.

Here are some of the noteworthy performances  

Shane Victorino, RF: 0-3 (4-3, BB, F-8, BB, K)  
Duane Underwood Jr: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 6/4 GO/AO, 61 pitches (41 strikes) 

Dallas Beeler: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 34 pitches (21 strikes) 
Jeremy Null: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 46 pitches (30 strikes) 

Hey, Phil: Rashad Crawford is off to a good small-sample start. I've tended to confuse my memories for him with Trey Martin, both being tall raw HS CFers drafted in the 11th-13th round area. Two Q's: 1. I know Martin has gotten good reviews for his CF defense/range, and I thought the same was true for Crawford as well. Am I remembering right, that Crawford might be a rangy, asset-defense guy in CF? Or not really, and he's probably not likely to be above average or average in the majors defensively? 2. He's K'd a lot, and shown little power in past. Has he matured significantly physically, so that if things developed well for him he might have at least decent power? If he's going to K a lot, that's one thing if you hit some HR's and play good CF. But hard to make it as a high-K guy without either plus defense or decent power.

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In reply to by craig

CRAIG: Both Trey Martin and Rashad Crawford are above-average defenders in CF, although Martin is more polished and has a stronger arm and makes fewer mistakes. Crawford was a basketball player in HS (his nickname was "Baby Jordan") where baseball was not his first sport, and so he had more to learn than Martin did, and he has improved a lot.

Another thing to remember about Crawford is that he is a natural RH hitter with some power but very poor contact skills who was converted to a LH slap hitter his second season in pro ball to take advantage of his plus-speed. Since becoming a LH hitter Crawford has bulked-up and developed more power and the ability to drive the ball LH. I think his hitting (especially contact skills) is still a work-in-progress, however, and he will have to find a happy medium between being a LH slap hitter who tries to bunt for hits or hit the ball on the ground and one who can drive the ball into the OF and collect a few doubles and triples and an occasional HR. He also doesn't walk enough to be a successful top-of-the-order guy.

Martin is an outstanding defensive CF but he is also a first-ball fastball hitter with below-average power and well-below average contact skills, and nothing much has changed with him over the years, so what you see now is pretty much what you'll get. I would be surprised if he makes it to AA.

On the other hand, Crawford is continuing to improve and has a higher-ceiling than Martin, but whether Crawford can eventually put it all together still remians to be seen. It will likely take another couple of years to find that out. But Crawford is definitely the better prospect of the two.   

Thanks, Phil. Hadn't realized Crawford had switched to LH. That's a tough thing; hitting is so tough, odds probably aren't good of developing enough true hitting to make it to majors. But, that might help to explain a lot, and to justify unusual patience with the development. Again, thanks much for your insights.

Five-inning EXST intrasquad game this morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Here are some of the noteworthy performances...  

Shane Victorino, DH: 0-6 (4-3, P-6, K, L-5, 4-3, 3-1, HBP) 
NOTE: Victorino was the DH for both squads 

Victorino was hit on the right leg by a pitch in his 7th and final PA and hobbled off the field. 

Erling Moreno: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 4/2 GO/AO, 48 pitches (28 strikes) 
P. J. Francescon: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 10 pitches (8 strikes) 

Jake Buchanan: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 8/0 GO/AO, 50 pitches (28 strikes) 
Jesus Castillo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GO/AO, 15 pitches (8 strikes) 
Tanner Griggs: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (8 strikes) 

Buchanan (signed by the Cubs to a minor league contract after he was released by the Astros at the end of ST) was a ground ball machine today (8/0 GO/AO), combining an 88-89 MPH two-seamer with a plus-curve and change-up. He should be ready to go to AAA Iowa whenever there is room for him there. 

Moreno's fastball was consistently 89-91 and he had difficulty commanding his curve and change-up. Even though he is 6'7, Moreno never threw particularly hard even before the TJS (his velocity today is typical for him), so he has to command his secondary stuff to be successful.  

Francescon and Griggs are both at EXST while serving 50-game drug suspensions (Francescon tested positive for the so-called "Drug of Abuse," and Griggs tested positive for Amphetamine). This was the first 2016 game actiion for both pitchers, because they were not permitted to participate in Minor League Camp (although they are active at Extended Spring Training and can pitch in both intrasquad games and Cactus League EXST games). 

Prior to the intrasquad game, RHP (ex-OF) Wander Feliz, RHP (ex-INF) Francisco Garay, RHP Hector Garcia, LHP Pablo Ochoa, LHP Eugenio Palma, and RHP Andri Rondon threw two innings a piece of "live" BP (30 pitches - 15 pitches each inning). These six pitchers arrived late to Minor League Camp and are behind the other pitchers at EXST.

Recent comments

  • 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" 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. 


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