2021 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster



LAST UPDATED: 6-10-2021

*bats or throws left 
# bats both 


Elian Almanzar 
Rony Baez 
Josh Burgmann 
Yovanny Cabrera 
Luis Devers
Kelvin Feliz 
Wifri Figuereo  
Angel Gonzalez-Martinez 
Porter Hodge  
* Bryan King 
* Luke Little 
* Joel Machado 
Gregori Montano 
Jose Moreno 
Koen Moreno 
Johzan Oquendo 
Sheldon Reed 
Jorge Remon 
Dawel Rodriguez
* Luis Angel Rodriguez 
Robinson Rodriguez 
* Andricson Salvador 
Tyler Schlaffer 
Alberto Sojo 

* Chris Allen (on 7-day IL)
Jose Almonte 
Hunter Bigge 
James Bourque (on 7-day IL) 
Chris Clarke 
Shane Combs (on 7-day IL) 
Yovanny Cruz (on 60-day IL) 
Kohl Franklin (on 7-day IL) 
Ben Hecht (on 60-day IL) 
Jonathan Holder (on MLB 60-day IL) 
* Brendon Little (on 7-day IL) 
* Brailyn Marquez (on Developmental List) 
Michael McAvene (on 60-day IL) 
Nicholas Padilla (on 7-day IL) 
* Jack Patterson (on 60-day IL) 
* C. D. Pelham (on 60-day IL) 
Benjamin Rodriguez 
Aneuris Rosario (on 7-day IL) 
Jerrick Suiter (on 60-day IL) 
Riley Thompson (on 60-day IL) 
Dauris Valdez (on 7-day IL) 
Rowan Wick (on MLB 60-day IL)
Joe Wieland (on 7-day IL) 


# Miguel Fabrizio 
# Malcom Quintero 
* Wally Soto 

Cam Balego (on 7-day IL) 
Austin Romine (on MLB 60-day IL) 


Shendrik Apostel 
Nestor Heredia 
Rafael Morel 
Oswaldo Pina 
Juan Mora 
# Reggie Preciado 
Yeison Santana 
Matt Warkentin 

* Aramis Ademan (on 7-day IL) 
Trent Giambrone 
Scott McKeon (on 7-day IL) 
Miguel Pabon 
* Alfonso Rivas (on 7-day IL) 
* Jared Young (on 7-day IL) 


* Owen Caissie 
Manny Collier
Yovanny Cuevas 
Rafael Herrera 
* Jose O. Lopez 
* Ismael Mena 
Carlos Morfa 
Felix Stevens 



Lance Rymel 

Josh Zeid 

Armando Gabino 
Doug Willey 

Rachel Folden 

Jhonny Bethencourt  

Edwards Guzman  
Taylor Mark 

Seth Clapp 
Nick Roberts 

Ryan Clausen 
John Abbott 


Thanks for the roster! When do the extended spring training games begin?

RAISIN: I updated the Cubs EXST roster today because four more pitchers arrived from the Dominican Academy, so you might want to check the URL link because it has been changed.  

Awesome. Thank you!

Also the Cubs will be fielding only one ACL team this season. The only MLB organizations fielding two ACL teams are KC, MIL,and SF. And the AZL is now known as the ACL (Arizona Complex League). 

There will be no active list roster limit for ACL teams, as long as the organization's aggregate minor league Domestic Reserve List does not exceed 180. 

baseball got more lists than banned substances these days. 


Not wise. Kids are going to try and tear up the ACL.

AZL was fine.

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  • Cubster 2 days 16 hours ago (view)

    Lefty Matz to Cardinals. 4/44. 


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 1 hour ago (view)

    With the CBA expiring on December 1st, MLB owners and the MLBPA have jointly agreed to move the contract tender date up from Thursday December 2nd to Tuesday November 30th (that's a week from today). 

    Then (presumably) the lock-out will start the next day (Wednesday). 


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Not that TJS is ever necessarily a good thing, but taking a year off from catching could give Miguel Amaya a chance to work on his hitting.

    His glove & arm were probably a year ahead of his bat coming into 2021, so once he gets going again hopefully he will be able to spend a significant part of his rehab working in the cages. 

    Also, although he won't be able to throw for a while, he should be able to work on his receiving during the summer, once he is cleared to resume non-throwing baseball activities.  


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    CUBSTER: Unless you consider Erick Castillo and Tyler Payne as legit contenders to be the Cubs back-up catcher in 2022, the Cubs have no catcher who is projected to eventually play in MLB anywhere near MLB ready.


  • Cubster 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    With Amaya's 2022 year as a catcher essentially an non-factor and Robinson Chirinos and Austin Romaine again free agents, It looks like any rumors of moving Willson Contreras will go quiet. At least Chirinos could hit (for a backup catcher). 


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have released LHP Chris Allen, 1B Shendrik Apostel, INF Matt Burch, INF Widimer Joaquin, RHP Garrett Kelly, RHP Marco Prieto,  RHP Jorge Remon, RHP Dawel Rodriguez, and OF Vance Vizcaino, so the off-season Cubs Minor League Domestic Reserve List is now at 169 (21 slots are open).  

    Six of the nine players who were released (Allen, Apostel, Joaquin, Kelly, Remon, and Vizcaino) were Rule 5 Draft-eligible, and all six had been left off the Iowa Reserve List when rosters were filed last Friday. 


  • Cubster 3 days 4 hours ago (view)

    sorry, posted in other thread.


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 5 hours ago (view)

    Also, Justin Steele gets a 4th minor league option in 2022 (must be used in 2022). 


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    W-RAT: Of all the TJS rehab types, a catcher TJS rehab is probably most similar to a pitcher's because of the laser pinpoint rifle throws a catcher needs to make to 2nd base.

    So I would expect Amaya will be able to DH by mid-season (hitting shouldn't be a problem by then), and then (hopefully) be able to throw normally in games (as a catcher) at post-season Instructs and then maybe in the AFL, with 2023 Spring Training being when he should be 100%. 


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    TIM: Yes, except a position player only gets a maximum of 20 days on a minor league injury rehab assignment, so the 30 extra days allowed for a position player rehabbing from TJS would mean a maximum of 50 days, whereas it would be a maximum of 60 days for a pitcher (the original 30 days that pitchers get plus the additional 30 days in the form of three 10-day increments). And this also only applies to players on an MLB IL. 


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 6 hours ago (view)

    DSJ: Exactly. Even though he was just acquired in a trade, the Cubs still might opt to non-tender Ramirez on 12/2, that is, as long as he goes along with the plan. I doubt that the Cubs would non-tender him if he declines (in advance) to sign a 2022 minor league contract.  


  • crunch 3 days 8 hours ago (view)

    well...that's one hell of a forearm strain.


  • tim815 3 days 9 hours ago (view)

    Arizona Phil. Would Amaya, as a catcher, be eligible for the TJS exemption?


  • crunch 3 days 10 hours ago (view)

    w.franco (rays) extend 11y/185m

    not bad for a guy with 1/10th of a season service time.


  • Wrigley Rat 3 days 10 hours ago (view)

    Miguel Amaya to have Tommy John surgery. Will likely miss most of next season. (I speculate that he could maybe DH a bit in the second half and throw towards August.)


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 15 hours ago (view)

    When you add in the arb-eligibility, that's gotta make Ramirez a real contender for Hermosillo's "non-tender poster boy" title