2021 Cubs Spring Training Uniform Numbers
The Cubs have re-signed OF Cameron Maybin and C Erick Castillo to 2021 minor league contracts and they have been assigned to the Cubs MLB Alternate Training Site, and NRI LHRP Jerry Vasto has been released.
The Cubs have optioned INF Nico Hoerner to AAA Iowa, reassigned NRI RHPs Trevor Megill, Shelby Miller, and Pedro Strop and OF Rafael Ortega to Minor League Camp, and released NRI OF Cameron Maybin.
CUBS RESERVE LIST: 39 (one slot is open)
CUBS MLB ACTIVE LIST: 26
CUBS SPRING TRAINING NRI: 5 (LHP Rex Brothers and Adam Morgan, C-INF P. J. Higgins, and INFs Matt Duffy and Ertic Sogard)
LHP Brad Wieck has been optioned to AAA Iowa, and INF Sergio Alcantara has been assigned to Minor League Camp.
CUBS RESERVE LIST: 39 (one slot is open)
CUBS MLB ACTIVE LIST: 27 (must get down to 26 by 4/1)
CUBS SPRING TRAINING NRI: 10
RHP James Norwood, LHP Kyle Ryan, and LHP Justin Steele have been optioned to AAA Iowa, LHP Brailyn Marquez has been optioned to AA Tennessee, and RHP Joe Biagini, C Jose Lobaton, and OFs Michael Hermosillo, Nick Martini, and Ian Miller have been reasigned to Minor League Camp.
RHP Keegan Thompson has been optioned to AAA Iowa, and INF Trent Giambrone has been reasigned to Minor League Camp.
RHP Gray Fenter (selected by the Cubs in last December's MLB Rule 5 Draft) has been re-claimed by the Baltimore Orioles, RHP Cory Abbott, RHP Tyson Miller, and RHP Kohl Stewart have been optioned to AAA Iowa, and RHP Manuel Rodriguez, C Miguel Amaya, and INF Christopher Morel have been optioned to AA Tennessee.
In addition, 16 Spring Training NRI (INF Abiatal Avelino, RHP James Bourque, OF Brennen Davis, RHP Juan Gamez, C Taylor Gushue, RHP Jake Jewell, LHP Brendon Little, RHP Tommy Nance, C Tyler Payne, 1B-OF Alfonso Rivas, RHP Michael Rucker, RHP Robert Stock, INF Chase Strumpf, LHP Jerry Vasto, INF Andy Weber, and INF 1B-OF Patrick Wisdom) have been reassigned to Minor League Camp.
Players optioned to the minors or reassigned to Minor League Camp can continue to play in Cactus League MLB Spring Training games, but will be paid the MLB Spring Training allowance only on those days when they are assigned to the Cubs MLB Cactus League game roster.
Eric Sogard is wearing # 4.
Duane Underwood Jr has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, so # 4, 11, 12, 34 (Kerry Wood's old number which appears to be semi-retired), 51 (Underwood's number), 69 (which the Cubs never issue) and 70 (Joe Maddon's number which appears to be semi-retired) are not issued.
Pedro Strop is wearing # 64 (which is his long-time # 46 reversed) and so James Bourque switches from # 64 to # 20, Tyler Payne has been issued # 96, # 97,has been assigned to Sergio Alcantara, and Chase Strumpf is wearing # 98.
Eric Sogard is not active yet, but when he does take the field he will probably wear either # 4, 11, or 12 (TBD).
Jake Marisnick is wearing # 6 and so Ian Miller switches from # 6 to # 1, Ryan Tepera is wearing # 18 (hasn't been issued since Ben Zobrist retired), Cameron Maybin is wearing # 15 (the same number he wore last year) and so Austin Romine switches from # 15 to to # 25, and Andy Weber is wearing #83 with D. J. Snelten (who was wearing # 83) sent to EXST REHAB group with a sore elbow.
I have not seen Strop, Alcantara, or Strumpf on the field.
ORIGINAL POST 2/25:
2021 CUBS SPRING TRAINING UNIFORM NUMBERS
NOTE 1: These are preliminary and are subject to change
NOTE 2: Numbers 1, 4, 11, 12, 18, 20 (was Michael Ervin), 25, 34, 69, 70, 96, 97, and 98 are not assigned at this time (Cubs do not issue #69)
NOTE 3: OF Jake Marisnick, OF Cameron Maybin (NRI), RHP Pedro Strop (NRI), and INF Sergio Alcantara (NRI) have not reported on the field and have not yet been issued uniform number
NOTE 4: Some of the Spring Training "guest instructors" are wearing duplicate numbers
2 Nico Hoerner, INF
3 David Ross, MANAGER
5 Matt Duffy, INF (NRI)
6 Ian Miller, OF (NRI)
7 Jose Lobaton, C (NRI)
8 Ian Happ, OF-INF
9 Javy Baez, INF
10 RETIRED (Ron Santo)
13 David Bote, INF
14 RETIRED (Ernie Banks)
15 Austin Romine, C (NRI)
16 Ildemaro Vargas, INF
17 Kris Bryant, INF
19 Andy Green, BENCH COACH/INFIELD INSTRUCTOR
21 Gray Fenter, RHP
22 Jason Heyward, OF
23 RETIRED (Ryne Sandberg)
24 Joc Pederson, OF
26 RETIRED (Billy Wiliams)
27 Zach Davies,. RHP
28 Kyle Hendricks, RHP
29 Shelby Miller, RHP (NRI)
30 Alec Mills, RHPP
31 RETIRED (Ferguson Jenkins / Greg Maddux)
32 Trevor Williams, RHP
33 Willie Harris, 3rd BASE COACH/BASERUNNING INSTRUCTOR
35 Justin Steele, LHP
36 Dillon Maples, RHPP
37 Kohl Stewart, RHP
38 Brad Wieck, LHPP
39 Andrew Chafin, LHP
40 Willson Contreras, C
41 Joe Biagini, RHP (NRI)
42 RETIRED (Jackie Robinson)
43 Dan Winkler, RHP
44 Anthony Rizzo, 1B
45 Brandon Workman, RHP
46 Craig Kimbrel, RHP
47 Adam Morgan, LHP (NRI)
48 Rex Brothers, LHPP (NRI)
49 Jake Arrieta, RHP
50 Rowan Wick, RHPP
51 Duane Underwood Jr, RHPP
52 Jonathan Holder, RHP
53 Chris Valaika, ASSISTANT HITTING COACH
54 Chris Young, BULLPEN COACH
55 Mike Napoli, QUALITY ASSURANCE COACH
56 Kyle Ryan, LHP
57 James Norwood, RHP
58 Mike Borzello, ASSISTANT PITCHING COACH
59 Patrick Wisdom, 1B-3B (NRI)
60 Jason Adam, RHP
61 Brailyn Marquez, LHP
62 Nick Martini, OF (NRI)P
63 Juan Cabreja, PRE-GAME FIELD COORDINATOR
64 James Bourque, RHP (NRI)
65 Jake Jewell, RHP (NRI)
66 Rafael Ortega, OF (NRI)
67 Michael Hermosillo, OF (NRI)
68 Tommy Hottovy, PITCHING COACH
71 Keegan Thompson, RHP
72 Tyson Miller, RHP
73 Adbert Alzolay, RHP
74 Trevor Megill, RHP (NRI)
75 Miguel Amaya, C
76 Christopher Morel, INF
77 Manuel Rodriguez, P
78 Jerry Vasto, LHP (NRI)
79 Brendon Little, LHP (NRI)
80 Cory Abbott, RHP
81 Craig Driver, 1st BASE COACH/CATCHING INSTRUCTOR
82 Abiatal Avelino, INF (NRI)
83 D. J. Snelten, LHP (NRI)
84 Alfonso Rivas, 1B-OF (NRI)
85 Trent Giambrone, INF-OF (NRI)
86 P. J. Higgins, C-INF (NRI)
87 Taylor Gushue, C (NRI)
88 Juan Gamez, RHP (NRI)
89 Robert Stock, RHP
90 Jonathan Mota, ASSISTANT BULLPEN COACH / BULLPEN CATCHER
91 Kyle Evans, DATA & DEVELOPMENT COACH
92 Tommy Nance, RHP (NRI)
93 Michael Rucker, RHP (NRI)
94 Brennen Davis, OF (NRI)
95 Chad Noble, BULLPEN CATCHER
99 Anthony Iapoce, HITTING COACH
KingKongvsGodzilla 2 hours 31 min ago (view)
Are these guys out of the org now?
K Dub 7 hours 8 min ago (view)
PHIL: Any velo readings on Ramos? Earlier reports also had him sitting 98-99. Thanks!
George Altman 13 hours 9 min ago (view)
Phil, serious question: How good is the Cubs Player Development Department? Scale of 1 to 30 with 1 being best. I mean, I can think of 5 teams right now who don't have near the Cubs resources but do better year after.
I mean there are organizations across sports who seem to coach the crap out of their draft picks and signees. They just got 4 teenagers for Darvish, but do they have the coaches to get any of them to the show?
My pessimistic grade would be about 24.
Arizona Phil 13 hours 23 min ago (view)
DJL: How about Eddy Julio Martinez as a spectacular miss? A $3M signing bonus out of Cuba and he never made it out of AA.
Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 30 min ago (view)
Wow, that's a pretty spectacular miss. He was so highly thought of when he signed.
Arizona Phil 14 hours 2 min ago (view)
TIM: Richard Gallardo doesn't seem to be progressing as a SP, so he has apparently been moved to the bullpen. He has a tendency to labor through innings and nibble too much and throw a lot of pitches.
tim815 14 hours 16 min ago (view)
Anything on Gallardo, of interest, from today?
Arizona Phil 14 hours 18 min ago (view)
The Cubs have released LHP Ryan Kellogg, RHP Alex Moore, 3B Fidel Mejia, OF Jose Gutierrez, OF Eddy Julio Martinez, and OF Zac Taylor from Minor League Camp.
Arizona Phil 14 hours 24 min ago (view)
And despite what you might read elsewhere, It was - NOT - a "hot" gun.
Arizona Phil 14 hours 50 min ago (view)
He certainly could have forced the Cubs to release him with full salary as termination pay, so he must like it with the Cubs.
Charlie 16 hours 40 min ago (view)
Follow-up on last week's discussion of Baez's contact and plate discipline woes. Another Fangraphs article notes that he is among league leaders in combined positive change in zone swing rates (swinging at more pitches inside the strike zone) and reduction in chase rate (swinging at pitches outside the zone). See the last table: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/lets-look-at-some-earl...
This makes his 45% strikeout rate and 1.7% BB rate all the more strange.
crunch 19 hours 42 min ago (view)
he may not be worth much to us as fans, but every indication points to him being quite popular in the dugout. nice to see him stick around as an emergency callup catcher.
Wrigley Rat 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
Tony Wolters clears waivers and is sent to the Alternate Training site in South Bend.
bigsky33 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
Hi Phil, are they letting you into Sloan? Great to see your write-ups!!
crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
uh...welcome back hendricks...i guess. meh.