Your 2019 DSL Cubs!

The Dominican Summer League (DSL) begins play tomorrow (Saturday 6/1).

Here are the provisional 2019 DSL Opening Day rosters for the two Cubs DSL teams (rosters subject to change). 

Dave Keller 

Raymond Fuentes 

Jose Alvarez

* bats or throws left 
# bats both

DSL CUBS #1: 30+2


Moises Diaz
Francisco Fermin 
* Jesus Gomez 
Jose Gomez
Edmar Gonzalez
Darling Grullon
Andy Hernandez
Joel Jimenez
* Johan Lopez 
Luis Marte
* Anderson Parra
Marco Prieto 
Alberto Sojo
* Saul Vazquez (RESTRICTED LIST - 72-game PED suspension 7-20-2018)

Efren Aular
Miguel Fabrizio 
Brayan Mancilla
Juan Vasquez 

Augusto Acevedo
Jeinser Brete 
* Edwin Castillo
Nestor Heredia
Juan Mora
Rafael Morel

# Josue Fernandez
* Orlando Guzman
* Kevin Miranda
* Cristian More
* Brailin Pena 
* Yohendrick Pinango 
Jonathan Rodriguez

Leo Perez 

Jose Cueto (Pitching Coach)
D'Angelo Jimenez (Hitting Coach)
Antonio Valerio (Assistant Coach)
Jose Zapata (Assistant Pitching Coach)

Brennan Connelly 
German Suncin

Manny Estrada 


DSL CUBS #2: 29+6


Jonathan Alvarez 
Keiber Arredondo
Donato Auguste
Keiber Carreno
* Alejandro Carrillo
Enmanuel de la Cruz (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Luis Devers
Kelvin Feliz
Francisco Gracia
* Ferrol Heredia 
Gabriel Jaramillo
Yander Montero 
Carlos Paula 
Edward Vasquez

Pablo Aliendo
Miller Chacon  
Malcom Quintero 

# Flemin Bautista 
# Santiago Blanco (INACTIVE - 60-day Injured List) 
Christhian Espinal
Lizardo Ruiz
# Ronny Simon
# Esmarly Tatis 
* Orlando Zapata

# Ezequiel Alvarez
Samuel Duarte 
Rafael Herrera
* Kelvin Hidalgo
* Jose Lopez 
Felix Stevens
* Marco Valenzuela 

Carlos Ramirez 

Luis Hernandez (Pitching Coach) 
Jovanny Rosario (Assistant Coach)
Enrique Wilson (Hitting Coach) 

Arnoldo Goite 

Amaury Gonzalez 

Tomas Sanchez  


RHRP Francisco Gracia has been returned to the Cubs from Mexico City (Mexican League) and has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. Gracia had been loaned to los Diablos Rojos on May 1st. 

The Cubs have signed minor league second-contract FA LHP Jorge Ramirez (ex-TEX) and RHP Marcos Encarnacion (ex-CIN) and they have been assigned to the DSL (Ramirez to DSL Cubs #1 and Encarnacion to DSL Cubs #2). Ramirez is 21 and Encarnacion is 23. 

Encarnacion was a July 2nd signing by the Reds back in 2013 as a 17-year old and he had a couple of very good seasons in the DSL (2014-15) before having career side-tracked by injury.  

The Cubs have signed second-contract FA RHRP Willians Vasquez to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. 

Now 22, W. Vasquez was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an 18-year old J-2 IFA out of Venezuela in 2015, and he spent three seasons in the DSL prior to being released by the Braves this past February. 

The Cubs have signed second-contract FA RHSP Aneudis Beard to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. 

Now 21, the 6'1 195 Beard was signed by the Texas Rangers as an 19-year old J-2 IFA out of the Dominican Republic in 2017, and he spent two seasons in the DSL prior to being released by the Rangers last month. 

The Cubs have released DSL Cubs #2 OF Kelvin Hidalgo (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic). 

Iowa Cubs released OF Jacob Hannemann.

INF Santiago Blanco (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired. He was at EXST in Mesa in the Rehab Throwing Program April-May after undergoing major shoulder surgery in 2018 but he was clearly unable to do anything but play simple soft-toss catch. 

The Cubs have released DSL Cubs #2 RHRPs Keiber Arredondo and Kleiber Carreno (both IFA signed post-2016 DSL season out of Venezuela). 

Today is the last day of the DSL regular season. Neither DSL Cubs #1 nor DSL Cubs #2 qualified for the DSL playoffs. 

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  • crunch 4 hours 34 min ago (view)

    s.souza 1/1m finalized.

    could be up to 3m after performance and non-IL (injury list) incentives.

    it seems he'll be giving rest to schwarb/heyward vs lefties at a minimum.  it will be interesting to see him play OF this spring to see how much distance he can cover (and on back-to-back days).


  • crunch 6 hours 49 min ago (view)

    cubs signing jeremy "smoke 2 joints" jeffress



  • Arizona Phil 7 hours 55 min ago (view)

    Cubs minor leaguers in Mesa are wearing the new Nike jerseys, which look the same as the previous Majestic unis (blue Cubs jersey with red names and numbers outlined in white), except for the Nike "swoosh" insignia on the upper right front of the shirt.


  • Arizona Phil 8 hours 21 min ago (view)

    The "Under Armour Performamce Center" (UAPC) at the Cubs facility in Mesa in now called the "Chicago Cubs Performance Center" (CCPC). All references to Under Armour have disappeared. 


  • Hagsag 16 hours 11 min ago (view)

    It's great to start getting reports from the Instructs. Keep them coming Phil!


  • bradsbeard 22 hours 6 min ago (view)

    Since the deal isn't official, I wonder if the Cubs will wait until camp opens to finalize the deal and then put him on the 60 day IL as soon as it's available (assuming it's a major league deal). That doesn't really make sense in light of their luxury tax maneuvering though. If he's gonna miss a third of the season they'd probably only offer a minor league deal I guess. 


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    Cory Abbott, Ben Hecht, Ryan Lawlor, and Brailyn Marquez were in a separate group on Field #3, so they may be prepping for NRIs to MLB Spring Training.   


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    And Max Bain threw (long toss) at Instructs this morning, too. 


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    I can positively confirm that Jerrick Suiter (1B-OF selected by Cubs from Pirates in Minor League Phase of last month';s Rule 5 Draft) is indeed being converted to a RHP. I saw him throw long-toss this morning at Instructs. 


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of LHP Adam Choplick from Southern Maryland (Atlantic League) and he has been assigned to AA Tennessee.

    Choplick was the 14th round draft pick of the Texas Rangers out of the U. of Oklahoma in 2015, and he was released by the Rangers at the end of Spring Training 2019 (never got higher than AA). 

    I saw Choplick throw (long-toss) at Instructs this morning and he is one huge dude (6'9 250+). 


  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    the entire cubs offseason has been "wow, this guy was good 2-3 years ago, but didn't play or sucked in recent past."

    houston finished using their trash can and the cubs are rooting around in it looking for players.

    speaking's taken MLB longer to figure out bryant's service time complaint than the entire astros cheating scandal.


  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    "Chicago Cubs selected the contract of LHP Adam Choplick from Southern Maryland Blue Crabs."

    okay.  sure.  congrats and good luck.


  • Charlie 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    Good for Nick. Good luck to him and the Reds improving his defense. That park should very much play to his offense.

    Interest in Gennett is strange. If you are going to pick up a bench infielder at this point, shouldn't it be someone with SS chops?


  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    nick castellanos to the reds, 4/64m...opt out after 1 year.

    meanwhile, on the cubs front...

    "Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports that the Cubs continue to have interest in free agent Scooter Gennett. "



  • Sonicwind75 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    There seemed to be a least an tacit understanding between ownership and fans during the rebuild that we as fans should support the organization when it was intentionally underspending and tanking. When it was time to be competitive, you know when the greatest core of Cubs players in my lifetime are in their prime, ownership would make the most of that window. That doesn't appear to be the case with the team shedding around $40 million in salary. 


  • crunch 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    in all honesty, the team is spending a healthy amount that i only jokingly complain was not just fans talking about the extra perks the new revenue streams and tv contract would open.  it was ownership and front office at points in the past bringing it up.