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

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Last updated 5-21-2024

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# 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: 7
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

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

OPTIONED: 7
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
* Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B

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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Barnette, Tazawa, Gallardo, Machado, and Espinoza Throw at Riverview

Ricardo Verenzuela tripled, singled, scored two runs, and threw out a runner on the bases, and Carlos Morfa and Ervis Marchan drilled consecutive RBI singles to highlight a four-run 4th inning, leading the Cubs "B" team to a 5-1 victory over the Cubs "A"  team in Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action Thursday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was pre-planned as a five-inning contest. 

RHRP Tony Barnette (on Cubs MLB 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation) hurled a 1-2-3 ten-pitch 2nd inning (K, P-3, F-8), and RHRP Junichi Tazawa tossed a scoreless 3rd (allowed a single, runner erased by a CS) for the "A" team. 

RHP Manuel Espinoza made his pro debut for the Cubs "A" team, allowing a run on one hit (a triple) with one strikeout in one inning of work. The 18-year old Mexican was signed by the Cubs in July 2017, but he did not pitch in 2018 while his signing was under investigation by MLB. (He signed the same day as fellow Mexican RHP Florencio Serrano Jr, whose contract was voided by MLB last June).   

Prior to the game on Field #6, three of the four youngest Cubs pitchers at EXST (Manuel Espinoza is the other one) threw "live" BP on Field #5 (two "innings" - 30 pitches each). 17-year old Venezuelan RHP Richard Gallardo (the Cubs #1 IFA signing in the current ISP) got swings & misses with a 91-93 MPH FB and a plus-CV, and he also threw a couple of decent CH; 17-year old Venezuelan LHP Joel Machado was sitting 85-86 with his FB, but he had a solid CV and so-so CH that he was able to mix & match with his FB; and 18-year old 6'3 210 Dominican RHP Willy Cabrera's FB was impressive at 92-94 MPH (T-95) in addition to an 88-90 MPH CH and a sharp-breaking CV, but he had difficulty commanding his stuff (not too surprising considering he walked 50 in just 25.2 IP in the DSL in 2018!).

Here is the box score from the game:

CUBS "A" TEAM LINEUP:
X. Jacob Hannemann, CF: 0-3 (4-3, F-7, P-5)
NOTE: Hannemann led-off the top of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th innings
1. Josue Huma, SS: 0-2 (3-1, 1-3)
2. Dalton Hurd, DH #1: 1-2 (1B, 6-3)
3. Carlos Pacheco, LF: 1-2 (1B, K)
4a. Caleb Knight, C: 1-1 (1B, R, SB)
4b. Orian Nunez, C: 0-0 (BB)  
5. Albert Hinirio, RF: 0-2 (3-1, 4-6-3 DP)
6. Jake Slaughter, 3B: 1-1 (1B, RBI, CS)
7. Richard Nunez, 1B: 0-1 (K) 
8. Edmond Americaan, DH #2: 0-1 (K) 
9. Herson Perez, 2B: 0-1 (6-3)

CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
1. Yovanny Cuevas, RF: 0-2 (F-9, 5-3)
2. Ricardo Verenzuela, CF: 2-2 (3B, 1B, 2 R) 
3. Pedro Martinez, SS: 0-0 (F-7 SF, BB, R, RBI)
4. Carlos Morfa, LF: 1-2 (K, 1B, R, RBI)
5. Ervis Marchan, 1B: 1-2 (K, 1B, R, RBI)
6. Widimer Joaquin, 3B: 1-2 (P-3, 1B) 
7. Reivaj Garcia, 2B: 0-2 (F-8, 5-4 FC, RBI) 
8. Danny Zardon, C: 1-2 (5-3, 1B)
9. Kevin Moreno, DH #1: 1-2 (1B, F-9, CS)
10. Raymond Pena, DH #2: 0-1 (L-8)

CUBS "A" TEAM PITCHERS
1. Manuel Espinoza: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 9 pitches (6 strikes) 
2. Tony Barnette: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 10 pitches (7 strikes)
3. Junichi Tazawa: 1.0 IP, 1 H,0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 9 pitches (5 strikes)
4. Luis Silva: 1.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 24 pitches (17 strikes) 

CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS
1. Chi-Feng Lee: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (9 strikes) 
2. Riger Fernandez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (13 strikes) 
3. Emilio Ferrebus: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 2/2 GO/AO, 19 pitches (12 strikes) 

CUBS "A" TEAM ERRORS: NONE 

CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: NONE 

CUBS "A" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Caleb Knight: 1-1 CS
2. Orian Nunez: 1 PB 

CUBS "B" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Danny Zardon: 1-1 CS 

CUBS "B" TEAM OUTFIELD ASSIST
CF Ricardo Verenzuela threw out runner (Dalton Hurd) 8-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on single to CF 

ATTENDANCE: 6 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

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Comments

The Cubs have loaned DSL Cubs #2 RHRP Francisco Gracia to Diablos Rojos del Mexico (Mexico City Red Devils) of the Mexican League.

The 20-year old Gracia is from Mexico, and was signed by the Cubs in 2016. 

Recent comments

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    The Cubs have also won eight of nine starts by Shota Imanaga, including the first seven. 

     

  • Eric S (view)

    Damn. Regression to the mean, or whatever it is, sucks at times. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    True. The Cubs have lost Steele's last eight starts going back to last September. Prior to that, the Cubs had won nine consecutive games started by Steele. 

  • Eric S (view)

    According to a Cubs podcaster, the Cubs have lost the last eight games that Steele has started. Haven’t checked it but sounds plausible after last year’s September swoon. Whatever. But certainly not a streak I’d ever associate with Steele. Edwin Jackson, yes. Steele? No. 

    Hope that streak, true or not, ends today. 

  • crunch (view)

    h.neris has calmed his game a bit after walking the world in april.

    so far in may... 8ip 7h 3bb 5k

    it's not ideal for a closer, but it's not trash.  he walked 11 guys in 10 innings in april.

    m.leiter has been on another planet all year and crazy in may.  his may 7ip 4h 1bb 13k.

    both guys have only given up 1hr all season.

  • crunch (view)

    cubs get one!  infield popup and m.busch ends up on 2nd.  wind owes cubs fans...need to get that run in to make it more fair.

    cashed in!  tie game!

  • crunch (view)

    assad get d.ross'd after 4.2ip...men on the corners...102 pitches thrown (104 his season and career high).

  • crunch (view)

    cubs out here giving away chances at outs with the defense...not the first time this year...too many times this year.

    i understand 2 of the 3 miscues (so far in the 5th) were wind-aided, but still...damn...

  • crunch (view)

    big OF shot on the bleachers and judging by what i'm seeing, about 75%+ of those baseball-bat "mugs" of beer seem to be sold to the bleacher fans.

  • crunch (view)

    ryne sandberg posted his latest scans show no cancer.

    that's good.  that said, you gotta wait a few years to see where you're truly at with something like stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer.  if it didn't metastasize to his bones, he's already got an advantage with the latest news...that area of metastasis seems to be one of the worst signs of survival with this particular cancer.

    he will be monitored for the rest of his life until his age/health dictates it's no longer neccessary.

    good news for now.  hopefully he's one of the slightly better than 1/3rd that survive stage 4 prostate cancer after 5 years.  this news is a great start.