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). 


LATIN AMERICAN FIELD COORDINATOR
Dave Keller 

LATIN AMERICAN MENTAL SKILLS COORDINATOR
Raymond Fuentes 

LATIN AMERICAN TRAINING COORDINATOR
Jose Alvarez

* bats or throws left 
# bats both

DSL CUBS #1: 30+2

SS-FR

PITCHERS: 13+2
Moises Diaz
Francisco Fermin 
* Jesus Gomez 
Jose Gomez
Edmar Gonzalez
Darling Grullon
Andy Hernandez
Joel Jimenez
* Johan Lopez 
Luis Marte
Hector Matos (RESTRICTED LIST)
* Anderson Parra
Marco Prieto 
Alberto Sojo
* Saul Vazquez (RESTRICTED LIST - 72-game PED suspension 7-20-2018)

CATCHERS: 4
Efren Aular
Miguel Fabrizio 
Brayan Mancilla
Juan Vasquez 

INFIELDERS: 6
Augusto Acevedo
Jeinser Brete 
* Edwin Castillo
Nestor Heredia
Juan Mora
Rafael Morel

OUTFIELDERS: 7
# Josue Fernandez
* Orlando Guzman
* Kevin Miranda
* Cristian More
* Brailin Pena 
* Yohendrick Pinango 
Jonathan Rodriguez

MANAGER
Leo Perez 

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

ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Brennan Connelly 
German Suncin

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Manny Estrada 

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DSL CUBS #2: 29+6

SS-FR

PITCHERS: 13+5
Kelvin Abreu (RESTRICTED LIST)
Jonathan Alvarez 
Keiber Arredondo
Donato Auguste
Yovanny Cabrera (INACTIVE/RESERVED
Keiber Carreno
* Alejandro Carrillo
Enmanuel de la Cruz (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Luis Devers
Kelvin Feliz
Francisco Gracia
* Ferrol Heredia 
Gabriel Jaramillo
Gregori Montano (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Yander Montero 
Carlos Paula 
Luis Valenzuela (INACTIVE/RESERVED
Edward Vasquez

CATCHERS: 3+1
Pablo Aliendo
Miller Chacon  
Edgar Gamargo (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Malcom Quintero 

INFIELDERS: 6+1
# Flemin Bautista 
# Santiago Blanco (INACTIVE - 60-day Injured List) 
Christhian Espinal
Lizardo Ruiz
# Ronny Simon
# Esmarly Tatis 
* Orlando Zapata

OUTFIELDERS: 7
# Ezequiel Alvarez
Samuel Duarte 
Rafael Herrera
* Kelvin Hidalgo
* Jose Lopez 
Felix Stevens
* Marco Valenzuela 

MANAGER
Carlos Ramirez 

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

ATHLETIC TRAINER
Arnoldo Goite 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH/ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER
Amaury Gonzalez 

ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Tomas Sanchez  

Comments

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 13 hours 35 min ago (view)

    pen manages to string 2 good innings together...in a row!

    the cubs are 8-2.

    the cards are 2-3.  the marlins are 2-1.

    we're 1/6th of the way into this and who knows how much longer it will last...

     

  • crunch 13 hours 51 min ago (view)

    "what i wouldn't give to have a man bun and a 99mph fastball" - JD on staumont

     

  • crunch 13 hours 55 min ago (view)

    torn achilles

     

  • Eric S 14 hours 3 min ago (view)

    The Adjunct Professor was dealing tonite 

     

  • crunch 14 hours 21 min ago (view)

    a.mills is good for 140+ pitches, right?

    *looks at pen*  uh...right?

    he was shakey through the first 2ip and stellar since.

     

  • Cubster 14 hours 21 min ago (view)

    The Cardinals have to test negative for the next two days for the Cub-Cardinal series to happen this weekend (per Len Kasper) 

     

  • crunch 16 hours 42 min ago (view)

    game time delayed 30m

     

  • crunch 16 hours 51 min ago (view)

    m.soroka (ATL) is having to be helped off the field unable to put weight on his right leg.

    it looks like he really screwed something in his calf/foot area that's not specifically the ankle.

     

  • crunch 18 hours 41 min ago (view)

    bryant(LF) / rizzo / baez / contreras / schwarber(DH) / bote(3rd) / heyward / hoerner / happ

     

  • crunch 19 hours 47 min ago (view)

    "take off your mask while you eat/drink" indoor venues has been one of the stupidest missteps in this whole thing.  i can safely say if i've been hearing this in covid briefings at work for months that government leaders have, too.

    it's one of the most disasterous missteps we've taken during re-opening and there is little american appetite for ending it on a government or "personal responsibility" level.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 55 min ago (view)

    the "field of dreams" game that absolutely no one asked for, wanted, or cared about (STL/CWS) has been cancelled.

     

  • Cubster 20 hours 49 min ago (view)

    MSNBC: 13 members of the Cardinals organization are positive, 7 players, 6 staff.

    Sportswriters saying that the Criteria for shutting down the season is 3-4 teams with uncontrolled spread. 

    Entire series between Tigers-Cards canceled.

    Hanging by threads...

     

  • Charlie 20 hours 57 min ago (view)

    Thank you!

     

  • Charlie 21 hours 2 sec ago (view)

    Dang. That map suggests he's right on the border of being blocked, even though MLB says he's not according to his zip. We'll see about the IP address. Thanks!

     

  • Charlie 21 hours 4 min ago (view)

    They should absolutely know better BUT let's all remember that there are other authorities responsible for allowing those venues to open.

     

  • Cubster 21 hours 17 min ago (view)

    Cards-Tigers tonight is cancelled and supposedly tomorrow's game is iffy.