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
Wrigley Rat 3 min 32 sec ago (view)
Some injuries that have been announced one way or another include Ben Hecht's TJS on 5/11 and Yovanny Cruz' "arm surgery" in early May.
crunch 22 min 16 sec ago (view)
baseball as we know it is under heavy management shifts in every aspect of the minors and even the indie leagues with a common string being pulled by upper MLB leaders.
it's kinda concerning to some people.
Arizona Phil 1 hour 41 min ago (view)
K-DUB: For the first time ever the AZL (now the ACL) is being operated / supervised from outside Arizona, and so there has been some confusion on the ground. A lot of last-minute planning. Lots of TBA / TBD, both within the individual organizations and within the league itself.
Arizona Phil 1 hour 47 min ago (view)
K-DUB: It's just a procedural move to open up slots on the 180-man Domestic Reserve List.
Any player who was placed on the 60-day IL on Minor League Opening Day (5/3) or placed on the 7-day IL on Minor League Opening Day (5/3) and then subsequently was transferred to the 60-day IL is eligible to be reinstated a week from tomorrow (7/2).
As for the type of injuries sustained by the guys who are on the 60-day IL, I would rather not say. I will leave it to the individual player and/or to the Cubs to divulge specific injury information as it relates to a particulart player.
K Dub 5 hours 20 sec ago (view)
Can't wait for ACL games to get started on the 28th! (Really wish they'd change the name of the league, though. Bad injury vibes...)
K Dub 5 hours 2 min ago (view)
PHIL: Are you able to provide any clarifying info on the nature of Kohl Franklin's injury/rehab? I saw you moved him from the 7-day to the 60-day IL. Was that just a procedural move because enough time has passed or is that a sign that he's out for the season? Also, of the guys on the 60-day IL, can you clarify who is definitely out for the season/having surgery and those who might return?
Eric S 10 hours 37 min ago (view)
Great stuff, Charlie - Thanks!
Arizona Phil 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
The Cubs have purchased the contract of 25-year old 6'5 260 RHP Adam Heidenfelder from Gary (American Association) and he has been assigned to the ACL Cubs.
Hagsag 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
Does anyone know what type of injury Amaya has?
Hagsag 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
I can not believe what a good 3b he has been playing.
Wrigley Rat 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
Robert Stock was claimed off waivers by the Mets.
crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)
HR in the 8th. dope.
crunch 2 days 9 min ago (view)
he's back out in the field in the top 3rd...must be okay, but he sure doesn't look confidently healthy. *shrug* off-day tomorrow...
crunch 2 days 19 min ago (view)
p.wisdom seems to have injured his right leg/knee swinging a bat...
crunch 2 days 41 min ago (view)
“It did not feel good to take Javy out of the game,” Ross said. “I never feel comfortable doing that at all. That's a pit in my stomach and it was in my stomach the entire game.”
“I blame it on myself. I lost the count of the outs,” Báez said. “We talked about it. We're on the same page. I'll be there tomorrow to help the team.”
First.Pitch.120 2 days 2 hours ago (view)
The thing that gets me is that she cheated with the guy providing religous-based pre-marital counseling. Hmmm... this guy is abusing his (quasi-)professional couseling position to pursue an intimate relationship; forgot the parts of the Bible about lying, cheating, & doing dirty by the 2016 WS MVP; and clearly has very conflicted feelings on the marriage construct... yep, I'm blowing up multiple people's lives to ride-or-die with THAT guy.