Projected Cubs 2021 Spring Training Roster
There will no doubt be trades, MLB and minor league free-agent signings, waiver claims, perhaps even a Rule 5 Draft pick, some non-tenders on 12/2, and maybe one or more Cubs minor leaguers will get taken in the Rule 5 Draft, but - AS THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW - here is the preliminary projected Cubs Spring Training roster:
40 players presently are on MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full)
37 projected NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI)
Last updated 2-5-2021
* bats or throws left
# bats both
MLB PITCHERS: 25
* Andrew Chafin
* Brailyn Marquez
* Kyle Ryan
* Justin Steele
Duane Underwood Jr
* Brad Wieck
NRI PITCHERS: 21
* Rex Brothers
* Burl Carraway
* Luis Lugo
* Adam Morgan
* Jack Patterson
* Wyatt Short
* Jerry Vasto
NRI CATCHERS: 3
# Taylor Gushue
P. J. Higgins
# Sergio Alcantara
* Anthony Rizzo
# Ildemaro Vargas
NRI INFIELDERS: 6
* Alfonso Rivas
# Ian Happ
* Jason Heyward
* Joc Pederson
NRI OUTFIELDERS: 7
* Donnie3 Dewees
Eddy Julio Martinez
* Nick Martini
* Ian Miller
* Rafael Ortega
crunch 2 hours 4 min ago (view)
steele, wieck, and strop called up.
btw, strop is a "replacement player" in this move and isn't subject to 40-man roster waiver rules
crunch 2 hours 31 min ago (view)
cubs covid...chris young tested positive. j.adam, d.winkler, and b.workman are now on the "injured list"
Charlie 2 hours 56 min ago (view)
Sorry that I couldn't access things for opening day and then got busy for the next couple series. Glad to have a baseball routine to share with you all again!
Sonicwind75 3 hours 27 min ago (view)
Guessing I'm a little late to the game on this; but just read Chafin's twitter about wanting to buy a cheap car to drive around Chicago. He seems like a good dude.
Arizona Phil 19 hours 53 min ago (view)
RHSP Duncan Robinson (June 2019 TJS) has retired.
Arizona Phil 20 hours 14 min ago (view)
Rex Brothers and Tony Wolters reached five years of MLB Service Time this weekend, so Brothers now cannot be sent outright to the minors without his consent (he is out of minor league options) and Wolters (who has a minor league option left) now cannot be optioned or outrighted to the minors without his consent.
Arizona Phil 21 hours 11 min ago (view)
It's not good to play bad teams early because they have the confidence and energy they won't have later in the season after they realize they suck and all is lost.
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
as of the end of this game (game 9) there's only 1 player on the team hitting more than .250 (j.marisnick).
bryant, baez, contreras, marisnick are the only guys hitting more than .200.
Cubster 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
Two awful days of baseball.
On top of that, Dexter Fowler (Angels) tore his ACL and will undergo season ending reconstruction surgery.
He's a hero in my Cub/heart no matter how the remainder of his career goes, but at 35 yrs, he will have a rough road ahead.
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
these bats are killing me.
they need more than a waffle maker to feed these bats. julio zueleta needs to be hired for batting coach and the ricketts need to toss some serious loot into the fruit budget for him.
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
lefty goose goosage reporting in...
crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
crunch 2 days 1 hour ago (view)
career high for zach davies, 7 runs given up...only took 1.2 innings.
Cubster 2 days 2 hours ago (view)
Ex Cub Dexter Fowler, now with Maddon's Angels goes on the DL with a knee sprain.
crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)
AAA exhibition game @south bend rained out.
Cubster 2 days 4 hours ago (view)
Coach Craig Driver tested positive for Coronavirus and was sent back to Chicago. Apparently, no other Cub tested positive. No word about symptoms so it sounds like it was picked up in whatever the regular testing protocol covers including Wed, Thursday and Friday which were negative for the "traveling party".