To Add-bert Alzolay

The Cubs will be playing a doubleheader this coming Saturday at Cincinnati and Cubs #1 pitching prospect  is expected to be added to the Cubs MLB Active List as the "26th Man" and make his MLB debut by getting a start in one of the games. 

Here is the "26th Man" rule: 


Beginning on MLB Opening Day and extending up through August 31st, a club can temporarily add a 26th player to its MLB Active List on any day where two games are scheduled, as long as the second game was not scheduled as the result of a game that was postponed or suspended the previous day. If the postponed or suspended game was from the previous day, a "26th man" can be temporarily added to a club's MLB Active List for the second game only.  

1. The "26th man" must be on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) or has to be added to the club's 40-man roster that day. 

2. The "26th man" does not have to be a pitcher. 

3. In the case of two games being scheduled on the same day where the 26-man Active List limit is in effect for both games, the "26th man" cannot be switched between games. 

4. A minor league player can be added to a club's Active List as the "26th man" even if he has not spent ten days on Optional Assignment (or Outright Assignment) prior to being added. 

5. A "26th man" can remain on the Active List and a different player can be dropped the next day, as long as the "26th man" was not called up from the minors prior to spending at least ten days on Optional or Outright Assignment. However, a player called up as the "26th man" prior to spending at least ten days on Optional or Outright Assignment could remain on the 25-man roster if the player replaces a player who is placed on the Disabled List (or other MLB inactive list) the next day.

6. If a player is recalled as the "26th man" and is optioned or outrighted back to the minors the next day, the "10-day rule" clock (prohibiting a player from being recalled until he has spent at least ten days on Optional or Outright Assignment, unless he is replacing a player who is placed on the DL or other MLB inactive list) does not start over again. However many days toward ten that the player spent on Optional or Outright Assignment prior to being recalled as the "26th man" counts toward the ten days.

7. The "26th man" accrues one day of MLB Service Time.

Comments

Unfortunately, Alzolay getting lit up in the early going this afternoon. Thru 3 innings, he's allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, including 2 home runs. 

Duane Underwood has pitched pretty effectively this year, including his start last Friday. Perhaps he gets some consideration for the start too.

unless they hold underwood out from his next start it's alzolay or tseng. yow, 3hr given up by alzolay today. as good as alzolay is, it's probably important to keep his talent in perspective. he's the best cubs prospect, but he's only on 1 top-100 MLB prospect list (BP - #95). that said, i imagine he'll make all 3 of the major prospect lists with a decent AAA showing this year even if it's not spectacular. he just turned 23 a few months ago and has shown some great stuff outside of a couple bad outings.

Alzolay and Q on the same page today: both going 4.2 innings, giving up 9 hits and 3 home runs, with Adbert only giving up 5 runs to Q's 6.  It's like synchronized swimming but with cement shoes on. 

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  • crunch 16 hours 39 min ago (view)

    hell of a loss.

    killer 9th inning drama all going LA's way.  wow.

    it says a lot that the packed house in LA was still almost all there through the last pitch of the game.

     

  • crunch 17 hours 3 min ago (view)

    ESPN...it's all bad, all the time.

     

  • BobbyD 17 hours 8 min ago (view)

    I'm just glad it worked out for the diarrhea girl and her date. I don't know which is worse, Arod or that fucking commercial 8 times a game. 

     

  • crunch 17 hours 14 min ago (view)

    sitting in the dugout, it looks like kyle schwarber has an unfortunate touch of matt williams style early onset baldness coming on...or he recently got a way-too-close-on-top haircut.

    dude just turned 26 a few months ago.

     

  • crunch 18 hours 19 min ago (view)

    i dont have ESPN anymore since DirecTV Now raised their prices, so I have to rely on...umm...very legal and very cool ways for my ESPN fix.

     

  • Hagsag 18 hours 27 min ago (view)

    Pat and Ron, no Aroid for me.

     

  • crunch 18 hours 38 min ago (view)

    phew...last ESPN sunday cubs game until the williamsport little leage classic game Aug 18 vs PIT.

    i really like the LLClassic and i'm stoked the cubs will play this year.  i hope it sticks around for a long time.

     

  • QuietMan 19 hours 23 min ago (view)

    Picture:

    https://twitter.com/klocky7/status/113676604403350...

     

  • crunch 20 hours 7 min ago (view)

    t.barnette and d.hultzen worked today's IOW game.  nice to have emerging options...

    d.mekkes is continuing to be a future end-game reliever to keep an eye on, too.  he's not making many team prospect lists, and he's not blowing anyone away, but he's steady getting it done.

     

  • crunch 20 hours 13 min ago (view)

    mike trout will be a cub soon enough.  woo!  if they package both together the cubs might be able to snag griffin canning along with him.

     

  • Arizona Phil 23 hours 12 min ago (view)

    If Ben Zobrist were to return to baseball sometime in the next few weeks or next couple of months, keep in mind that he does have a minor league option left, so he (like Craig Kimbrel) could consent to an Optional Assignment to the minors to get into playing shape. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 15 min ago (view)

    As of today (6/16), Daniel Descalso and Brad Brach no longer have Article XX-B "no trade" rights and so they can be traded without restriction. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 46 min ago (view)

    LF Nelson Maldonado, 3B Grayson Byrd, CF Zac Taylor, INF Jacob Olson, and INF-OF-C Bryce Windham (the five college senior position-player draft picks who officially signed last Tuesday and who have been active in AZL mini-camp for almost a week) should be ready to play in AZL games right from the gitgo. 

    The sixth college senior position player draft pick signed by the Cubs (LF Darius Hill, who signed officially on Thursday) might not be quite ready on AZL Opening Day.   

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 55 min ago (view)

    Cubs 24th round draft pick 3B Grayson Byrd looks exactly like Justin Turner (at least above the neck). Long red hair and a full red beard. Now if he could only hit like Turner... 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 55 min ago (view)

    INF-OF Bryce Windham (32nd round pick - Old Dominion) worked out at catcher in "live" BP yesterday, so he could be the 6th Cubs AZL catcher (they really need three on both squads) if they don't add another catcher this week. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    JustSayin': Brendan Sagara is the Mad Scientist who developed & implemented the high-tech Cubs Pitching Lab at the UAPC in Mesa. The Pitching Lab can't turn everybody into Jacob deGrom, but so far it has helped to develop Tyson Miller into a legit MLB SP prospect and bring Danny Hultzen back from the dead.