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40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus three players are on the 60-DAY IL and one player has been DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT (DFA)

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and three players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 6-16-2024

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# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 11
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P
Ethan Roberts, P
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P
* Jordan Wicks, P& 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P 

DFA
Jose Cuas, P


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Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs vs. Atlanta: Series Thread (Games 64-66)

The Cubs look to end a 10-game landslide or possibly showcase Frank Schwindel as a bullpen trade commodity. See below for matchups (to be updated).


Game 64, Friday, June 17, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Keegan Thompson (6-2, 3.67 ERA)

ATL: RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.67 ERA)


Game 65, Saturday, June 18, 1:20 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 4.33 ERA)

ATL: RHP Kyle Wright (7-3, 2.57 ERA)


Game 66, Sunday, June 19, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-5, 4.95 ERA)

ATL: RHP Ian Anderson (5-3. 4.81 ERA)

Comments

schwindel injured running out a grounder (back tightness)...big blow to the bullpen.

on the bright side, we got "good" thompson today.

Seriously, now they win two in a row against the Braves? A headline on the Cubs' website said something about "Cubs go for the series win against the Braves" and I was thinking "slow your roll, buddy-- they just ended a 10 game losing streak. Let's not get irrationally exuberant here."

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In reply to by JoePepitone

that's why getting to the playoffs matter, not being the best.  being competitive in baseball can mean being slightly above average with the extended playoff structure.

the best is favored to win, of course, but baseball history is littered with a "non-deserving" team winning the pennant or world series.

The best part of the last 2 days were the starts by Steele and Thompson. Young pitchers that can stick as starters need experience. Even the best have volatile starts and I recall Mark Prior was 6-6 in his first season. The implications that they can use Stroman plus a good young rotation like Thompson, Steele and Killian gives me hope that they can compete once the young outfielders grow up. Hopefully, they get useful chips if they move Hendricks and Contreras although I still think Contreras should be signed.

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In reply to by Cubster

Exactly. The only above Replacement value position players I see are Happ, Contreras, Suzuki, Morel, and Hoerner (probably). I don't see how trading Contreras & Happ makes this team any more competitive in 2023 than this year. Unless there's a MLB-ready player in return, at which point, why would the other team do that? They should be adding a DH masher, big FA SS, etc. And that's assuming Prospects like Caissie, Armstrong, et al, are ready in 2024.

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In reply to by Cubster

Cubster -- You and Crunch make good points.  During a ten game losing streak it's easy to get down but there is plenty to be excited about.  Watching a young player and not knowing if they're a flash (hero for a day) or if they are tent poles for the future is what still makes baseball fun.  Seriously, ten years from now we may say, "Remember Frank the Tank?  He was fun."  Or we may be celebrating his career as our first baseman/designated hitter/relief pitcher.  We don't know today but I'm going to stay and watch whichever steak the team is having.

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In reply to by Cubster

when his pitching career is over the cubs should hire him to work in the community relations and promotional giveaway division considering how many free souvenirs he likes to pass out while pitching.

we haven't seen "good kyle" on the regular for years, but we'll always remember "wish.com greg maddux" from his good years.

Recent comments

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: No. 

    A player can be recalled from an optional assignment and be placed on the club's MLB 60-day IL without any other move required. As long as the 40-man roster is full when the player is recalled and placed on the 60-day IL, it isn't even necessary to immediately replace the player on the 40 with another player, so this move could have been made the day after Madrigal sustained the broken hand at AAA and the Cubs could have played with 39 players on the 40 until whenever the slot might have been needed.   

    However, beginning on September 1st, the 40-man roster must be full when a player is placed onto or transferred to the 60-day IL - AND - another player must immediately replace the player on the 40 when the player is moved to the 60-day IL, but prior to September 1st that is not necessary. 

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Greg Zumach of Twitter/X's @IvyFutures page is reporting that Moises Ballesteros and a RP from TN are being promoted to IA.

  • Cubster (view)

    MLBTR is reporting that former Cub, Mike Brumley was killed in a car accident. He was only 61.

    I remember him more for the trade that brought him to Chicago and the trade that led to his exit. He was a bench SS on the 1987 Andre Dawson MVP season—but last place finishing team.  He was on the Cubs coaching staff in 2014.

    the Red Sox traded Brumley and Dennis Eckersley to the Cubs for Bill Buckner in May 1984, which led to Brumley making his MLB debut in a Chicago uniform in 1987.  The Cubbies then dealt Brumley and Keith Moreland to the Padres in February 1988 in the swap that brought Goose Gossage and Ray Hayward to Chicago.”

  • crunch (view)

    the bats are piling up walks with not many hits...and the hits are rather low on doubles and homers.  they would be in much better shape if the bats were cashing in more of this walk-heavy lineup.

    the amount of 1-run games this team is playing is astounding...and it's not like a majority of these are high-scoring 1-run games.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Wait, stupid question. 

    Wicks spot could've gone to MMadrigal, first. 

    Sorry

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Phil, to do this wouldn't a spot on the 26man had to have opened up, first? Like PCA be optioned, Madrigal recalled, then moved to 60IL, PCA recalled to replace an injured player so the 26man is still filled, but the 40man has another spot for Roberts?  

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Who are the two main problems in the Cubs lineup?

    Some fans would say none of the guys are a true problem. They just aren't the solution. 

    Happ, Dansby, Nico, Seiya, Codi, Morel, Busch, Tauch, PCA, Wisdom, Bote

    None are bad players.

    But none are elite players

    None of then are the main problem

    But none of them are the solution.

    They're just okay guys. A few just less than okay. A few just more than okay.

    That's why we're just below .500 now. We were just above .500 last yr

    Jed didn't make big changes in the last 12 months

    He's just banking on better production from the same group.

    It's a potential job losing belief.

    It's also possible Jed put so much money into this group he's locked into them with no real way out. This is a bit overly dramatic. 1B, 3B, C and DH can all be changed fairly easily if the cash from the Ricketts is available. That's a question only Tom and Jed know the answer too.

    Jim DeShaies said the other night that good teams blow other teams out pretty routinely. That's how you win 90+ games

    This offense just doesn't appear able to do that

    If the Ricketts are okay with Jed spending 237mil in payroll, another 12mil in manager salaries all to be .500-ish and keep his job than the Ricketts truly have a lot of money and no one should complain about their resources ever again.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Phil:

    100% agree, the only reason I cans see as to why they did this transactionally, is an attempt to get him through waivers and back to AAA, but not on the 40 man? Although, I would imagine they could have done this later, if at all necessary; but why do it at all, since you'd think the plan was to have him come up and down periodically from Iowa regardless?

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    The Cubs should have just recalled Nick Madrigal from his minor league optional assignment and placed him on the MLB 60-day IL. It would have no effect on the Cubs MLB payroll or AAV, because Madrigal gets paid $1.81M (with a corresponding $1.81M AAV hit) whether he is on the AAA Iowa 7-day IL or on the MLB 60-day IL. So it really wasn't necessary to DFA anybody at this time. 

  • crunch (view)

    (NOT) broken wrist...

    they've updated to a broken bone in his left hand, which makes more sense based on what i saw.

    it wasn't a good look and he couldn't close his hand to make a fist...looked bad no matter what actually broke.