Cubs 2020 Club Player Pool
The Cubs have added INF-OF Hernan Perez to their Club Player Pool.
H. Perez was an NRI at MLB Spring Training with the Cubs this past February-March but was (surprisingly) not intially placed on the Cubs CPP when it was submitted to MLB on June 28th.
So the Cubs Club Player Pool roster now stands at 51 (nine slots are open).
6/29 ORIGINAL POST:
A club's MLB Active List roster limit will be 30 for the first 14 days of the 2020 MLB regular seson, then 28 for the next 14 days, and then 26 for the balance of the MLB regular season and the post-season.
Beginning at 4 PM (Eastern) on June 28th, each MLB club may assign up to 60 players to its 2020 MLB Club Player Pool (CPP).
Only players on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) and players signed to minor league contracts are eligible to be assigned to a Club Player Pool and attend the club's July pre-season training camp, and once the 2020 MLB regular season begins, only players assigned to a Club Player Pool who are not on the club's MLB Active List roster can be assigned to the club's MLB Practice Squad.
Players on a club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) who are on Optional Assignment to the minors do not have to be assigned to the club's MLB Club Player Pool.
Before a player on a club's MLB Practice Squad can be added to the club's MLB Active List roster, the player must first be either recalled from his Optional Assignment or reinstated from an MLB Injured List (if he is already on the club's MLB Reseve List) or added to the club's MLB Reserve List (if he is not already on the club's MLB Reserve List).
If a minor league player is dropped from a Club Player Pool, he cannot return to the list at a later date in 2020, although he can be assigned to the Club Player Pool of another MLB club after being traded or released.
A player on Optional Assignment to the minors who is dropped from a Club Player Pool must be removed from the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster).
The "27th player" rule will be in effect for doubleheaders in 2020 once the Active List roster limit has been reduced to 26 on the 29th day of the 2020 MLB regular season. No extra players may be added for doubleheaders during the first four weeks of the 2020 regular season.
There will be a special MLB "CoViD-19 Related Injured List" in 2020 for players who are diagnosed with CoViD-19 during the MLB regular season, as well as for players who exhibit symptoms and/or have been exposed to the virus, or who are in a CoViD-19 "high risk" group. There is no minimum or maximum number of days a player must spend on this list, but a player may not be reinstated until he tests negative for the virus twice where the tests are administered at least 24 hours apart. A player can only be placed on the CoViD-19 Related IL per the approval of the Joint CoViD-19 Health & Safety Committee. A player on the CoViD-19 Related Injured List does not count against his club's Reserve List, Active List, or Club Player Pool roster limits. Also, the 15 day Injured List (for pitchers) is suspended (there will be a 10-day Injured List for both pitchers and position players), and the minimum number of days a player must spend on the 60-day Injured List ("Emergency Injured List") will be reduced from 60 days to 45 days. Also, after August 31st a club's MLB Reserve List must be full before a player can be placed on the 45-day IL, but there is no restriction on placing a player on the 45-day IL prior to that time.
The minimum number of days a player generally must remain on Optional Assignment to the minors in 2020 will be ten days for both position players and for pitchers in 2020 (see EXCEPTIONS), and a player who was optioned to the minors during 2020 Spring Training (prior to March 29) can be recalled without restriction.
EXCEPTIONS: The only exceptions to the "ten day rule" are if the player is traded or claimed off waivers, recalled as the "27th man" for a doubleheader (second game of the doubleheader only if two games were scheduled after a postponed or suspended game from the previous day), or is recalled to replace a player on the MLB Active List (26-man roster) who is traded, claimed off waivers, or placed on the MLB Injured List, Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List, or Paternity Leave List, or the Restricted List (but only pursuant to a suspension or administrative leave resulting from a violation or possible violation of the joint MLB-MLBPA JDV policy or a suspension resulting from a violation of the joint MLB-MLBPA JDPTP policy).
Beginning at 4 PM (Eastern) on June 28, 2020, and extending through the conclusion of the 2020 MLB regular season, a player acquired as the result of a waiver claim or a trade must be assigned to the club's MLB Club Player Pool.
The "trade deadline" has been extended from July 31st to August 31st in 2020, and only players assigned to a club's MLB Club Player Pool may be traded.
Beginning on June 28th and extending up through the first 20 days of the 2020 MLB regular season, the previous season's MLB standings will be used to determine waiver claim priority. Then beginning on the 21st day of the 2020 MLB regular season, the MLB standings as of the date the player clears waivers are used to determine waiver claim priority, with the previous season's MLB standings only used to break ties.
If a player selected in the 2019 Rule 5 Draft spends at least 50 days on an MLB Active List during the 2020 MLB regular season, the player ceases to be a "Selected Player" at the conclusion of the 2020 MLB regular season. If time spent on an MLB Active List in 2020 is less than 50 days, the player remains a Selected Player into the next season.
The MLB regular season will be only 67 days in 2020, so MLB Service Time accrued in 2020 will be pro-rated (multiplied) based upon the ratio of 67 days to 186 days. (Each day accrued in 2020 will be worth approximately 2.78 days of MLB Service Time).
Clubs must establish their Post_Season Eligibity List by September 15th.
Up to three players on a club's MLB Practice Squad may be assigned indefinitely to a club's Taxi Squad. (If three players are added, at least one must be a catcher). These players may travel with the club on road trips. A catcher on the Taxi Squad may serve as a bullpen catcher at both home & road games. While Taxi Squad players do need to be assigned to the Club Player Pool, they do not need to be on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster)
40 players are on MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus 15 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) and are assigned to the MLB CLUB PLAYER POOL
30 players are on MLB ACTIVE LIST, plus ten players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to the Minors (but only six of the ten are assigned to the MLB CLUB PLAYER POOL)
Last updated 7-8-2020
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CUBS CLUB PLAYER POOL
ACTIVE PITCHERS (CPP): 17
* Jon Lester
* Jose Quintana
* Kyle Ryan
Duane Underwood Jr
* Brad Wieck
OPTIONED PITCHERS (CPP): 4
NRI PITCHERS (CPP): 7
* Rex Brothers
* Danny Hultzen
* Brailyn Marquez
ACTIVE CATCHERS (CPP): 2
# Victor Caratini
OPTIONED CATCHERS (CPP): 1
NRI CATCHERS (CPP): 2
P. J. Higgins
ACTIVE INFIELDERS (CPP): 6
* Daniel Descalso
* Anthony Rizzo
OPTIONED INFIELDERS (CPP): 1
# Robel Garcia
NRI INFIELDERS (CPP): 3
* Jason Kipnis
ACTIVE OUTFIELDERS (CPP): 5
# Ian Happ
* Jason Heyward
* Kyle Schwarber
Steven Souza Jr
NRI OUTFIELDERS (CPP): 3
* Ian Miller
OPTIONED (INACTIVE): 3
Tyson Miller, P
Manuel Rodriguez, P
Zack Short, INF
* Justin Steele, P
NOTE: Miller, Rodriguez, Short, and Steele were not assigned to the CLUB PLAYER POOL.
Arizona Phil 44 min 24 sec ago (view)
The Cubs have released RHRP Brandon Morrow. There is no indication that they plan to re-sign him to another (different) 2020 minor league contract without the Article XX-B $100K retention bonus provision (as happened with Jason Kipnis last week).
crunch 2 hours 11 min ago (view)
rizzo takes another day off (lower back). ross says the club is "exercising caution."
klye ryan is expected to join the team tomorrow after some mysterious holdup.
Ryno 2 hours 49 min ago (view)
Has anyone seen Darvish's pitch "The Supreme"? Isn't it just a sinker?
Ryno 2 hours 57 min ago (view)
In other words: This lineup sucks.
Arizona Phil 3 hours 14 min ago (view)
Jason Kipnis was released on June 29th and then he was re-signed to a new (different) 2020 minor league contract that does not require a $100K retention bonus if he is not added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 2020 MLB Opening Day (7/23).
Brandon Morrow remains on his original 2020 minor league contract which pays him a $100K retention bonus if he is not released by 7/18 or added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 7/23.
Eric S 3 hours 19 min ago (view)
There is that re Kimbrel - at worst, just another year on the books.
July 1st is Bobby Bonilla Day - the day that check is cut and paid annually.
Cubster 3 hours 25 min ago (view)
On the bright side regarding Kimbrel. It doesn't have the lasting bad side as the Mets arrangement with Bobby Bonilla. Unless they want to re-negotiate Kimbrel's terms.
Eric S 4 hours 51 min ago (view)
Watching the last night's highlight clip was not encouraging either as discussed here: https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2020/07/08/craig-kimbrels-intrasquad-performance-is-a-reminder-of-the-concerns-that-already-existed/
crunch 9 hours 27 min ago (view)
i still can't believe this front office paid anyone 16m a year to throw 60-70ip...
Eric S 18 hours 52 min ago (view)
Unfortunately, Kimbrel in Cub mid season form as well, giving up a two out, two run oppo homer to Willson.
Kimbrel Cub stats which I tried to bury but were dug up again: gave up a career high 9 home runs in only 20 2/3 inning, averaged a career high 9.1 hits allowed per 9 innings and served up a 6.53 ERA for his troubles. And no full spring training build up period again. Still hopeful he's got something left in the tank this year and next but man, he's got my full attention going into the season
BobbyD 19 hours 18 min ago (view)
Hmm. Never thought about it that way. Maybe it is a very stable genius?
crunch 21 hours 58 min ago (view)
maybe he's hoping it'll be bad enough to flip the population odometer over to 0 after humanity is wiped from the planet. let's give him more time to see if he's right before we get too down on him.
crunch 22 hours 50 sec ago (view)
"Shohei Ohtani threw just 15 of his 50 pitches for strikes in an intrasquad game Tuesday. Trent Rush had him at eight walks, a hit by pitch and six wild pitches before he was shut down for a day. "
crunch 22 hours 1 min ago (view)
anthony rizzo is in mid-season form.
he sat out today with lower back tightness.
BobbyD 23 hours 25 min ago (view)
Well, back in February (I think; that was about 17 years ago now), our diaper staining commander in his own mind declared we had 15 cases in the U.S. and that would quickly go to zero. 130k dead and rapidly rising now 4 months later I still have brain dead neighbors in SoCal saying if Biden gets elected we're screwed. I wonder what they think screwed looks like.
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
cubs taking full advantage of that "night games deal" with the wrigleyville neighborhood...almost all the home games will be night games.
8 home day games, 6 on the weekend.