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
Charlie 3 hours 29 min ago (view)
Honestly, Urias guessed wrong on that one. But he stilled managed to make contact despite being way out in front, so that breaker must have rolled.
Charlie 3 hours 30 min ago (view)
KB having a perfectly adequate KB stretch and it's a highlight. Sigh.
Chafin may be reconsidering that jalopie after being the man on the mound when the wheels fell off in this one.
crunch 4 hours 29 min ago (view)
i know we're only 10 games in and you can't get good numbers on that, but this is a full-team hitting slump aside from marisnick and his 12 PA.
no one on this team is this bad, but all of them doing it at once is crazy. bad ABs, tons of swings and misses, crap contact...
upon reflection (and another hit in the 9th) i need to give props to k.bryant...he's a 1-man show right now for the regulars.
Eric S 5 hours 17 min ago (view)
I can pause it for pinch hitting - otherwise I'm locked in as there's nothing else to see here
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 21 min ago (view)
Me too, Eric Sogard
Eric S 5 hours 27 min ago (view)
Well, Chafin ... not your night I guess ... looks like its time to catch up on the latest installment of Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 31 min ago (view)
It's kinda starting to feel like this team sucks? But yes this game definitely sucks.
crunch 5 hours 34 min ago (view)
justin steele warming...seems like his debut is on tap.
also, this game sucks.
Eric S 5 hours 36 min ago (view)
Luis Urias is not impressed 😩
crunch 8 hours 12 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 8 hours 39 min ago (view)
cubs covid...chris young tested positive. j.adam, d.winkler, and b.workman are now on the "injured list"
Charlie 9 hours 4 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 9 hours 35 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 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
RHSP Duncan Robinson (June 2019 TJS) has retired.
Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours 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 1 day 3 hours 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.