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
crunch 36 min 14 sec ago (view)
i.vargas DFA'd...happ returns.
Wrigley Rat 18 hours 11 min ago (view)
- 92-95 mph https://twitter.com/P15Sports/status/1371873329565...
- Dominant in the B9th with a 1-2-3 frame, striking out all three batters. FB 93-97 T98 https://twitter.com/rayteodora1/status/13015758552...
crunch 18 hours 17 min ago (view)
it's really cool how playing vs DET in 2021 counts toward the MLB win/loss totals of a team. it's like using a cheat code.
crunch 22 hours 24 min ago (view)
there has been a ton of fringe signings the past 48 hours by many teams...guys that were not playing organized ball or playing indie ball for the past 1-2+ seasons.
tim815 23 hours 10 min ago (view)
The Cubs have apparently signed Tyler Suellentrop, a pitcher drafted by Seattle in 2018 from Indian River Community College in Florida. He's been assigned to Myrtle Beach. I expect he'll pitch on Friday.
crunch 1 day 7 min ago (view)
wrigley going 60% capactity may 28th. hopefully we'll be 100% by july/august.
we're getting closer to "normal." i hope we can get things stable for those that can't get a vax, and those that are still refusing or on the fence will cross over and join the rest of functioning society.
as someone who was on strong chemo with a wide open immune system a decade ago, i'm thinking about them and others in similar health conditions.
Arizona Phil 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
VIDEO: Zach Davis and Rochest Cruz are (were) probably the two fastest players (sprint-speed on the bases) in the Cubs system (though not Cruz anymore, obviously).
Arizona Phil 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
Cubs minor league RHRP Ben Hecht (Cubs 2017 12th round pick - Wichita State) had TJS a couple of days ago.
videographer 1 day 22 hours ago (view)
Rochest Cruz had some success in the DSL a couple of years ago. Too bad he didn't pan out. Carlos Pacheco showed power numbers in the DSL two or three years ago along with a high K rate.
tim815 2 days 14 hours ago (view)
The rush to 70 players.
Arizona Phil 2 days 14 hours ago (view)
The Cubs have released OF Luis Berrelleza, INF Rochest Cruz, LHP Misael Garcia, OF Orlando Guzman, C-1B Brayan Mancilla, RHP Yander Montero, OF Carlos Pacheco, and OF John Rodriguez.
crunch 2 days 17 hours ago (view)
it screws up stats. i know you play for wins/losses, but real money is on the line for players and makes agent/player homework selling their client a bit harder.
it also makes historical comparisons difficult.
the amount of time i've seen a fresh inning starting out...bunt guy to 3rd for an out, IBB, IBB is too high. what would amount to a leadoff single following that can easily turn into 2 runs (1 earned) with guys on the corner...which usually leads to another IBB.
Charlie 2 days 18 hours ago (view)
Jay Jaffe has a timely argument against the runner on second rule over at fangraphs: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-runner-on-second-i...
I still don't know why we don't just have ties. Obviously, the Cubs could have dodged most of these situations by simply hitting a little bit during the regulation innings.
Arizona Phil 2 days 21 hours ago (view)
The Cubs have signed free-agent RHSP Adrian Sampson to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa, and RHP Michael McAvene, LHP Jack Patterson, and OF Donnie Dewees have been placed on the 60-day IL to open up slots for Sampson, Trayce Thompson, and Kyle Ryan on the Cubs minor league 180-man Domestic Reserve List.
crunch 2 days 21 hours ago (view)
well that sucked.
2-game sweep, 2 games under .500
crunch 2 days 21 hours ago (view)
stumbled onto this today...clip from a 2019 ESPN broadcast game with boog, chipper jones, and david ross in the booth...
boog used to call games for ATL, btw...