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
tim815 2 hours 7 min ago (view)
On what days of the calendar do players get to decide if they're going to opt out of their contracts?
Australian football games are being played before empty stadiums. I doubt that's a conducive environment to opting out.
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 16 min ago (view)
SheffieldCornelia 6 hours 21 min ago (view)
Hey all, just checking in to say that yesterday was a really sad but appreciative day in my household. It is still completely mystifying that the Cubs couldn't find a way to extend Rizzo and Javy especially, and there's still some hope here that one or both guys can come back next year along with a Contreras extension. While they were here, Rizzo, Javy and KB especially gave us so much as players and made the last half decade really special for Cubs fans. Thanks guys.
(Also, please let some of these prospects become the next Hendricks or Arrieta and not the next Mike Olt.)
Hagsag 7 hours 6 min ago (view)
Pay Willy now please!
crunch 9 hours 57 min ago (view)
mlb.com has already updated their "top 30" team prospect rankings post-trade deadline. https://www.mlb.com/prospects/cubs/
pete crow-armstrong #6 (mets)
alexander canario #7 (giants)
alexander vizcaino #8 (yanks)
kevin alcantara #11 (yanks)
caleb kilian #16 (giants)
greg deichmann #20 (A's)
i like caleb kilian more than the mlb.com ranking of #16. if he manages to finish the season strong he should have no problem working his way into the top-10.
Arizona Phil 12 hours 2 min ago (view)
Anderson Espinoza will get a 4th minor league option in 2023 and Alexander Canario will get a 4th minor league option in 2024 (if needed).
Dolorous Jon Lester 15 hours 23 min ago (view)
He looked really good. Rucker didn't look bad either
crunch 15 hours 34 min ago (view)
m.rodriguez throws 1ip 0h 0bb 2k, 11 pitches
hell of a debut.
crunch 16 hours 23 min ago (view)
already hit his 1st yankee homer, btw.
crunch 16 hours 26 min ago (view)
hey yo. hopefully the offseason and going into 2022 will be worth whatever the hell this is that happened today.
Jace 16 hours 37 min ago (view)
QuietMan 17 hours 16 min ago (view)
Maybe after he's done pitching for Team USA at The Olympics.
Sonicwind75 17 hours 27 min ago (view)
Maybe Cubs can counter by bringing Edwin Jackson back.
crunch 17 hours 44 min ago (view)
dbacks see the cubs making a serious tanking move and they have 5 players go on the COVID list.
hell of a counter-play dbacks...good job.
crunch 18 hours 9 min ago (view)
your new 2021 chicago cubs...day 1
ortega / contreras / happ / wisdom / bote / heyward / duffy / alcantara / arrieta
crunch 18 hours 12 min ago (view)
woo! go not-cubs!
break out a list of 17 year old highschool kids and college sophmores to mull over for the next 10 months!