2020 Cubs Spring Training Uniform Numbers
The Cubs have optioned RHP Dillon Maples to AAA Iowa.
So the Cubs MLB Active List roster now stands at 30, with ten players on Optional Assignment.
The status of the eight remaining Cubs MLB Spring Training minor league NRI (LHP Rex Brothers, C-INF P. J. Higgins, 2B Jason Kipnis, OF Ian Miller, RHP Brandon Morrow, INF-OF Hernan Perez, C Josh Phegley, and RHP Michael Rucker) is unclear, although MLB and the MLBPA have agreed that the deadline for a club to decide whether to release a post-2019 MLB Article XX-B free-agent signed to a 2020 minor league contract (Kipnis and Morrow), add the player to the MLB 40-man roster by Opening Day, or retain the player on a minor league contract where the player receives a $100K retention bonus and an automatic 6/1 player opt-out, will be postponed until five days prior to MLB Opening Day (once it has been rescheduled).
The Cubs have optioned RHP James Norwood to AAA Iowa, and LHRP Danny Hultzen, RHRP Dakota Mekkes, LHRP Wyatt Short, and RHRP Ben Taylor have been assigned to Minor League Camp.
Cubs MLB Spring Training roster now stands at 39 (21 pitchers, four catchers, eight infielders, and six outfielders).
The Cubs have optioned RHP Adbert Alzolay, RHP Colin Rea, and INF Zack Short to AAA Iowa and C Miguel Amaya to AA Tennessee, sent INF Carlos Asuaje, OF Noel Cuevas, INF-OF Trent Giambrone, and 1B Corban Joseph to Minor League Camp, and added NRI RHP Michael Rucker to MLB Spring Training roster.
Cubs MLB Spring Training roster now stands at 44 (26 pitchers, four catchers, eight infielders, and six outfielders)
The Cubs have optioned RHP Tyson Miller and INF-OF Robel Garcia to AAA Iowa and RHP Manuel Rodriguez and LHP Justin Steele to AA Tennessee, sent non-roster RHP Jason Adam, RHP Oscar de la Cruz, LHP Tyler Olson, LHP C. D. Pelham, RHP Caleb Simpson, RHP Brock Stewart and C Jhonny Pereda to Minor League Camp, and re-claimed RHP Michael Rucker (selected by Baltimore Orioles in Major Phase of 2019 Rule 5 Draft) and assigned him outright to AAA Iowa.
Cubs MLB Spring Training roster now stands at 51.
2020 CUBS SPRING TRAINING UNIFORM NUMBERS
NOTE 1: These are preliminary and are subject to change
NOTE 2: Numbers 6, 18, 35, 37, 47, 49, 53, 69, 70, 80, 90, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, and 98 are not assigned at this time (Cubs do not issue #69)
NOTE 3: Some of the Spring Training guest instructors are wearing duplicate numbers
1 Terrmel Sledge, ASSISTANT HITTING COACH
2 Nico Hoerner, INF
3 David Ross, MANAGER
4 Josh Phegley, C (NON-ROSTER)
5 Albert Almora Jr, OF
7 Victor Caratini, C-1B
8 Ian Happ, OF-INF
9 Javy Baez, INF
9 Randy Hundley, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
11 Yu Darvish, P
12 Kyle Schwarber, OF
13 David Bote, INF
15 Brandon Morrow, P (NON-ROSTER)
16 Robel Garcia, INF
17 Kris Bryant, INF
19 Andy Green, BENCH COACH/INFIELD INSTRUCTOR
20 Colin Rea, P
20 Kevin Youkilis, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
21 Steven Souza Jr, OF
22 Jason Heyward, OF
23 Ryne Sandberg, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
24 Jeremy Jeffress, P
25 Will Venable, 3rd BASE COACH/OUTFIELD INSTRUCTOR
26 Billy Williams, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
27 Jason Kipnis, INF (NON-ROSTER)
28 Kyle Hendricks, P
29 Trevor Megill, P
30 Alec Mills, P
30 Ted Lilly, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
32 Tyler Chatwood, P
33 Daniel Descalso, INF
34 Jon Lester, P
34 Kerry Wood, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
36 Dillon Maples, P
38 Brad Wieck, P
39 Danny Hultzen, P (NON-ROSTER)
40 Willson Contreras, C
40 Rick Sutcliffe, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
41 Hernan Perez, INF-OF (NON-ROSTER)
43 Dan Winkler, P
44 Anthony Rizzo, 1B
45 Jharel Cotton, P
46 Craig Kimbrel, P
46 Ryan Dempster, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
48 Rex Brothers, P (NON-ROSTER)
50 Rowan Wick, P
51 Duane Underwood Jr, P
52 Ryan Tepera, P
54 Chris Young, BULLPEN COACH
55 Mike Napoli, QUALITY ASSURANCE COACH
56 Kyle Ryan, P
57 James Norwood, P
58 Mike Borzello, ASSISTANT PITCHING COACH
59 Tyler Olson, P (NON-ROSTER)
60 Jason Adam, P (NON-ROSTER)
61 Carlos Asuaje, INF (NON-ROSTER)
62 Jose Quintana, P
63 Juan Cabreja, PRE-GAME FIELD COORDINATOR
64 C. D. Pelham, P (NON-ROSTER)
65 Casey Sadler, P
66 Noel Cuevas, OF (NON-ROSTER)
67 Ben Taylor, P (NON-ROSTER)
68 Tommy Hottovy, PITCHING COACH
71 Oscar de la Cruz, P (NON-ROSTER)
72 Tyson Miller, P
73 Adbert Alzolay, P
74 Justin Steele, P
75 Miguel Amaya, C
76 Zack Short, INF
77 Manuel Rodriguez, P
78 Wyatt Short, P (NON-ROSTER)
79 Ian Miller, OF (NON-ROSTER)
81 Craig Driver, 1st BASE COACH/CATCHING INSTRUCTOR
82 Jhonny Pereda, C (NON-ROSTER)
83 Franklin Font, ASSISTANT BULLPEN COACH
84 Caleb Simpson, P (NON-ROSTER)
85 Trent Giambrone, INF-OF (NON-ROSTER)
86 P. J. Higgins, C-INF (NON-ROSTER)
87 Brock Stewart, P (NON-ROSTER)
88 Corban Joseph, INF (NON-ROSTER)
89 Dakota Mekkes, P (NON-ROSTER)
91 Kyle Evans, DATA & DEVELOPMENT COACH
95 Chad Noble, BULLPEN CATCHER
99 Anthony Iapoce, HITTING COACH
Eric S 15 min 49 sec ago (view)
Brewers Game 2: Happ, Rizzo, Javy, Schwarber, Willson, JHey, Bote, Kipnis (DH), Nico, Chatwood
Eric S 32 min 29 sec ago (view)
The MLB team Player Pools may soon be bumped up to 75 players from the current 60 player limit - which would make a lot of sense.
crunch 2 hours 29 min ago (view)
"Chicago Cubs @Cubs
Our Aug. 7-9 series at St. Louis has been rescheduled as three 7-inning doubleheaders at Wrigley Field.
#Cubs will be home team for Game 1. Cardinals home team for Game 2."
Eric S 2 hours 39 min ago (view)
It's been fantastic how little use the pen has had (relatively) thanks to the starters going for six-seven innings. Hopefully Chatwood keeps the line moving tonight.
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 23 min ago (view)
I agree with all of this except maybe Tepera. I'd put him firmly in ??? territory. I feel like he's looked better than his results but it's hard to say given small sample size.
Dolorous Jon Lester 16 hours 20 min ago (view)
Managerial change making a difference I think. Hopefully the changes to the amateur scouting department also bears fruit
Cubster 18 hours 8 min ago (view)
David Ross might be worthy of a little credit, especially sorting out the bullpen issues.
crunch 18 hours 13 min ago (view)
this team is amazing. i want more than 60 games of this. darvish since mid-season last year has been great stuff.
also, wick got to close. kimbrel hasn't worked in quite a while.
Eric S 18 hours 54 min ago (view)
39 pitch inning by Burnes.
crunch 19 hours 29 min ago (view)
...well, it is true that's the plan...but...umm..."allegedly"
QuietMan 19 hours 39 min ago (view)
Cubs to play double headers Monday and Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Eric S 20 hours 31 min ago (view)
Ha! Hope Nico goes on a heater!
Cubster 20 hours 37 min ago (view)
"Not thrilled"...as if on cue, Nico leads off with a double and a later Schwarbsbomb.
Eric S 22 hours 30 min ago (view)
Updated Bullpen tiers:
Tier 1 (Closer/Firemen)
Wick and Jeffress (interchangeable)
Tier 2 (Preferred Setup roles)
Tepera, Sadler, Rea (!)
Tier 3 (Face lefties exclusively if possible)
Ryan (has to get that fastball out of mid-80s or head to South Bend)
Tier 4 (Long man innings eater)
Tier 10 (reserved for use when either up or down by 10+ runs)
I think that covers it?
Jackstraw 23 hours 59 min ago (view)
Wait. The bullpen can get worse? That's unpossible.
Eric S 1 day 18 min ago (view)
Here we go again: Nico, Rizzo, Javy, Willson, Schwarber (LF), Happ, Bote, Souza, Caratini
Not thrilled with Nico leading off when the greatest leadoff hitter in baseball history was available but whatever