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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus four players are on the 60-DAY IL

28 players are on the MLB ACTIVE LIST, plus nine are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one is on the 10-DAY IL, and two are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 9-29-20239
* bats or throws left
# bats both

Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

# Jeimer Candelario
Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

Keven Alcantara, OF 
Ben Brown, P  
Brennen Davis, OF 
Jeremiah Estrada, P
Caleb Kilian, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Michael Rucker, P
Keegan Thompson, P 
* Jared Young, INF-OF

10-DAY IL: 1
Nick Madrigal, INF

15-DAY IL: 2
Brad Boxberger, P 
Michael Fulmer, P 

60-DAY IL: 4
Nick Burdi, P
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Ethan Roberts, P


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs Encounter Rockie Road at Instructs

Colorado Rockies 2021 4th round draft pick Hunter Goodman blasted a three-run HR, Rockies 2021 10th round pick Zach Kokoska belted a solo HR and singled, Juan Brito drilled a two-run double and a single, stole a base, and scored a run, Adael Amador (Rockies 2019 $1.5M IFA signing) singled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, Rockies 2020 1st round pick Zac Veen lashed an RBI single, walked, scored a run, and threw out a runner on the bases from RF, and SP Brayan Castillo hurled four innings of one-hit shutout ball with seven strikeouts and combined with four relievers to throw a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts, as the Rockies whitewashed the Cubs 8-0 in AZ Instructional League game action Tuesday afternoon on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.    

Parker Chavers laced a single and a double for the Cubs in a losing cause. 

The AZIL Cubs have not scored a run since last Thursday, having been shut-out three games in a row. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 
X. Ismael Mena, CF: 1-5 (K, 3-1, 5-3, 2B, L-8), 
NOTE: Mena led-off the bottom of 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th innings) 
1. Ezequiel Pagan, RF: 0-3 (HBP, K, 3-U, K)
2. Christian Franklin, DH: 0-4 (K, K, K, K)
3. Matt Mervis, 1B: 0-4 (K, F-7, F-8, 6-3)
4. B. J. Murray, 3B: 1-3 (1B, 6-3, HBP, K)
5. Ronnier Quintero, C: 0-2 (K, 3-U, HBP)
6. Miguel Pabon, 2B: 0-2 (K, K, BB)
7. Christian Olivo: SS: 0-3 (F-9, 6-3, F-9 DP)
8. Parker Chavers, LF: 2-3 (P-5, 1B, 2B)

1. Chris Clarke: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 5/2 GO/AO, 46 pitches (28 strikes) 
2. Bailey Horn: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 24 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Tyler Schlaffer: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 52 pitches (35 strikes) 
4. Eury Ramos: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 25 pitches (11 strikes) 


Ronnier Quintero: 1-4 CS 


WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's  


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


Hey AZ Phil,

We're always thankful for you keeping us in the loop. Any idea what kind of injury has kept Preciado out?


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In reply to by KingKongvsGodzilla

KKvG: I saw Reggie Preciado play in his last game with the ACL Cubs about a month ago, and he didn't appear to get hurt in the game. I suppose Something could have happened at Camp Day work-out the next day or he might be in a protocol or he could have taken personal leave. But he continues to be carried on the Cubs AZ Instructional roster (the one with the goofy uniform number issues). Same goes for Rafael Morel. 

Anyway, because the ACL Cubs roster had no player limit other than 60-day IL assignments, there was no way to tell for sure why a player wasn't playing. . 

Congrats to Trent Giambrone on the MLB callup.


I'm guessing he might get the (non-tender/successor contract) treatment in early-December.

Cool stuff for Giambrone. I get why he isn't in the lineup tonight, but why is Martini playing over Deichmann?

Mind you I'm not thinking we get more out of Deichmann than Iowa shuttle maybe 4th OF over the next few years, but that's more than we'll get out of Martini. 

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In reply to by crunch

Martini does have a .365 major league OBP and a 107 wRC+ in over 300 PAs. It always surprised me he couldn't stick anywhere and then got passed up consistently this season by the Cubs. But they have a lot of guys like him (lefty corner bat with modest power and difficulty v LHP). He's probably better than Deichmann or Heyward though. 

Recent comments

  • Cubster 09/30/2023 - 09:09 pm (view)

    Candelario back at 3B and Canario is DH.

  • crunch 09/30/2023 - 09:47 pm (view)

    morel gets 2nd…nico sitting 

  • Cubster 09/30/2023 - 09:03 pm (view)

    Hopefully, Jordan Wicks won’t be 2024’s Keegan Thompson. Similarly, hope KT is the 2022 version of himself.

  • George Altman 09/30/2023 - 09:27 am (view)

    100% Agree, Crunch.


    Now on to the Hot Stove season where I hope Ricketts can be convinced they need (and will have to spend whatever $$$ this becomes) on the following:


    SP2 or SP3

    Bellinger or comparable LH bat who can play 1B or CF.

    A 3B (preferably LH bat)

    At least 2, if not 3 RPs better than Fulmer.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 09/30/2023 - 09:09 am (view)

    Totally, I was not expecting to watch meaningful baseball the final two months of the season, let alone the final week.

  • Cubster 09/30/2023 - 09:51 am (view)

    This week’s collapse reminds me of the last week in the 2004  Season with Sosa-Alou. That team was expected to win, this team not so much. We’ll always have July-August 2023, that was fun. Thanks Crunch, your commentary has been a highlight too.

  • crunch 09/30/2023 - 09:59 am (view)

    it is highly likely they're done.  even doing very well by normal standards would most likely end in a tie, which means they don't make the post-season.  they're still in it on paper, not on vegas odds.

    in all seriousness...i'll take the 2 extra months of baseball that mattered.  160+ games mattered this year and it was worth tuning in to watch.

    i feel like i should be a little more disappointed, but in the weeks coming into the trade deadline i strongly assumed they were already sellers and the season was pretty much chalked up to dead.  the run they made up to the point where the upper management decided to go all-in was fun.

    my only armchair GM regret is only adding a mid-level pen arm like cuas at the trade deadline.  oddly, that cuas trade seems like one they would be looking to make whether they were going for a post-season run or not.  they didn't seem to want to make room for velazquez.

    long story short, it's been a fun ride and i'm glad i took it.  it would be damn nice if we could get a little bit more fairy tale magic.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 09/29/2023 - 09:17 pm (view)

    They’re done. They’ve been done since that disaster of a road trip to Colorado and Arizona, with the Arizona and Pittsburgh home series bookending it.

    Pour one out for the 23 Cubs. A fun ride for a good portion of the year, much more fun than I’d anticipated.

  • crunch 09/29/2023 - 09:16 pm (view)

    cubs lose, marlins win, reds win...

    cubs have a 6-14 record since the early september sweep of SF.  6 of the 14 losses are 1-run losses.

    still technically in it...looking very unlikely, though.

  • crunch 09/29/2023 - 09:17 pm (view)

    morel out here channeling baez and taking extra bases twice in this game...and getting away with it...double and triple.