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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  • Hagsag 12 hours 32 min ago (view)

    Phil, is the 3 weeks camp going on now?


  • Arizona Phil 14 hours 44 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed free-agent LHP Stephen Gonsalves to a 2022 minor league contract.

    If he were to be added to the MLB 40-man roster at some point in 2022, he has no minor league options left and he has Article XX-D rights (he can elect free-agency if outrighted).

    So 78 Cubs minor leaguers are now eligible for selection in the 2021 Rule 5 Draft.

    Also, the Cubs off-season minor league Domestic Reserve List now stands at 173 (17 slots are open).


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    jdrnym: That's correct.

    Under the new rules, the 38-man AAA reserve list is now only used beginning on the date reserve lists are filed in November and extending up through the conclusion of the Rule 5 Draft. Then after the conclusion of the Rule 5 Draft, everybody goes back into the off-season 190-man Domestic Reserve List hopper. 


  • jdrnym 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    Phil, can you settle a Twitter discussion? A team can only select players in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft until its 38-man Triple-A reserve list is full, correct? Don't believe this changed with the latest Major League Rules that introduced the Domestic Reserve List and eliminated individual level reserve lists during the offseason.


  • crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    "Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston reports that Carlos Correa's agent has been contacted by the Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Cubs and Braves.

    It's not clear when the contact took place or what level of interest each club has."

    ...with the yanks and dodgers both with piles of cash and a bit of need, i wouldn't get too stoked...but at least there seems to be some interest in what his market is.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    Stroman's salary escalators apply to 2024, so if Stroman reaches 160 IP in either 2022 or 2023 (but not both) it adds $2M to his 2024 salary, and if he reaches 160 IP in both 2022 and 2023 it would add $4M to his to 2024 salary.

    So he gets $25M in both 2022 and 2023 (that's locked-in), and then either $21M, $23M , or $25M in 2024, depending upon whether he reaches his salary escalators in 2022 and/or 2023. 


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    W-RAT: I should also mention that the Cubs cannot outright David Bote while he is injured or rehabbing from an injury, except during a window starting on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until the day that off-season reserve lists must be filed (normaly 11/20, but it was 11/19 in 2021 because 11/20 fell on a Saturday, and it will be 11/18 in 2022 because 11/20 will fall on a Sunday). 


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    W-RAT: The Cubs can outright David Bote (if he is not claimed off waivers) once the transaction freeze is lifted. That's not a problem. 

    If he is outrighted and then elects free-agency, he would forfeit what remains of his contract - AS LONG AS - the contract is not fully guaranteed. 

    If the contract is fully guaranteed he would likely elect free-agency and the Cubs would be on the hook for what remains of his salary, offset by the MLB minimum salary if he were to sign an MLB deal with another club.


  • crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    kristin call has been named GM of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.  she's been the assistant/associate GM for a few years and was formally a marketing director for the team.

    she's been involved in baseball for a living for 16+ years.


  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Hey Phil - Could David Bote be outrighted at any point before the start of the season (obviously not now while players are being locked out). I wonder because if someone claimed him, oh well. If he elected free agency, wouldn't that void his contract? These are the thoughts going through my head as I look to open up another 40-man spot, and Bote will be out until at least May.

    I've read your 40-man tag for him, but I'm not quite smart enough to figure this out! :) Thanks!


  • crunch 2 days 8 hours ago (view)

    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
    Marcus Stroman signed a three-year, $71 million contract with the Chicago Cubs that includes an opt out after the second season, sources tell ESPN. He’ll make $25 million in 2022, $25 million in 2023 and $21 million in 2024. It includes $2M escalators for 160 IP in ‘22 and ‘23.


  • Arizona Phil 2 days 12 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have re-signed RHRP Jonathan Holder and C-INF P.J. Higgins to 2022 minor league contracts, presumably with an NRI to MLB Spring Training. 

    They will be Rule 5 Draft-eligible, if and when there is a Rule 5 Draft. 


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 21 hours ago (view)

    Owners' stooge Bobby Manfred coming out swinging at the players with his statement about the owners instituting a lockout.


  • Arizona Phil 3 days 2 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs re-signed OF Michael Hermosillo to a 2022 Major League contract just prior to the midnight Wednesday MLB transaction freeze. 

    Hermosillo was non-tendered on Tuesday because he was a Rule 5 Draft-Excluded Player, and if he had remained on the 40 the Cubs would not have been able to outright him to the minors any earlier than 20 days prior to MLB opening Day. 


  • crunch 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    we shouldn't, especially with how much payroll room for 2024+ this top-costing-for-fans team with a heavily monitized ballpark in a major media market has.

    backloaded contracts aren't exactly groundbreaking new things...neither are cheap-ass owners.  i don't expect them to compete every year, but i expect them to try after a punt season where they traded away the core.  NYY, NYM, LAD, LAA, BOS, etc. don't seem to have trouble doing this even if it means throwing a bit of money around...


  • Sonicwind75 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    Stroman, a pleasant surprise.  Good to know we aren't completely punting until 2025.