Cubs MLB Roster

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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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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


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs vs. Nats: Series Thread (Games 108-110)

The Cubs continue their tour of the bottom portion of the NL East with 3 games against the Soto-less Nats. See below for matchups.


Game 108, Monday, August 8, 7:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Keegan Thompson (8-5, 3.48 ERA)

WSH: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-4, 7.65 ERA)


Game 109, Tuesday, August 9, 7:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (3-5, 4.00 ERA)

WSH: RHP Paolo Espino (0-4, 4.20 ERA)


Game 110, Wednesday, August 10, 1:20 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (4-7, 3.67 ERA)

WSH: RHP Josiah Gray (7-8, 4.92 ERA)

Comments

hoyer announced that heyward will not be with the club next season.  it's been discussed by hoyer/heyward and hoyer wants heyward to prepare to go into the off-season knowing the situation.

I appreciate the heck out of Jason Heyward, the person. And this needs to be done regarding Jason Heyward, the baseball player and current occupant of a 40 man roster slot. Thanks for the leadership and for what you brought to the ball club and for giving me another data point in the mysteries of how one goes from a perennial 5-6 WAR player at age 26 to a barely 2.0 WAR player (in his good years) thereafter. Live well, Jason!

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

If you had asked me in the fall of 2015 if I'd have the Cubs overpay someone to the tune of 8 years and $184M if it guaranteed a World Series win, I'd scream YES, sprain both ankles and pull both hamstrings running to make it happen.  The contract was worth it for Heyward, a leader on and off the field and a player I deeply respect even if his on-field production never matched the earnings.  He never stopped trying, played great defense and made us proud to see him in a Cubs uniform.  Thank you for all you did for the team, Jason.  Best of luck next year.

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

Just a reminder that in the 2015 off season, Heyward had 2 other offers equal or greater than $184M/8 yrs. He was a 5.0.WAR player ($32m+/yr value) at 26 years old signed to an AAV of $23M/yr. 

Epstein did NOT overpay for him.

Obviously, it didn't work out completely to the Cubs benefit. Just quite a bit tired of his Salary constantly being brought up like a 'dig'.

i know some of you guys like the heyward signing, but they gave 23m a year for 8 years to a guy that was hitting 10-15 homers and 30 doubles with a .350 ob% for 3 seasons coming into this contract.

great D is awesome, but it's RF...we're talking about 2 chances a game on average (and that's rounded up).

i didn't like the signing, but i didn't think it would be this much of an anchor.  7 years, 184m, and a slash line of .245/.323/.377 in 2836 trips to the plate (assuming he's mostly done this season with playing time).

amazing it wasn't theo's worst contract.  my vote solidly goes to edwin jackson 4/52m who was a total disaster...and he got cut early, too.  at least heyward had a use even if he was grossly overpaid for that use.

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In reply to by George Altman

My objection to the Heyward signing (eight years - $184M - partial "no trade:" that would eventually morph into a full "no trade") was that Heyward would block RF for many years when two of the Cubs best prospects at that time (Jorge Soler and Eloy Jimenez) were rightfielders, and I thought the money coud be better spent. 

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In reply to by crunch

I try not to 2nd guess any moves made prior to November 2, 2016.  That being said, paying a premium for defense for someone who doesn't play a premium up the middle defensive position might not be a good strategy going forward. 

Also not sure I would say E-Jax was the worst signing.  If the goal was to tank and collect high draft picks then there were few better contracts than Edwin Jackson.

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In reply to by DavidP

it's not good.  it's not even average.  he's a below-average guy out there.

i dont think reyes belongs as a regular in LF/RF, but i don't think schwarber belongs in LF at all.  schwarber takes some of the weirdest routes i've seen since adam dunn (who had 0 business playing anything but DH, ever).  dunn is harsh...maybe BAL-era mark trumbo is more fair.

I hope the Cubs bring back Leiter next year.  I just love watching him blow leads, give up home runs and deflate whatever momentum the team is having.

nice game today.

tommorow the 20-games-under-.500 cubs go play in a damn corn field with the 22-games-under-.500 reds.

IT'S CORN TIME, YO.

The record is clear that crunch reacted to the Heyward signings along the lines of "We're spending all this money for a rightfielder who has never had an .800 OPS?" He was right. Yes, he gave The Speech, which helped a bunch of old guys like me to go to our graves having seen the Cubs win a World Series. But as soon as he started to block younger and better players, he had to go. I was glad to acquire him, at least, because, like John Lackey, he wouldn't be with the Cardinals. But, sadly, the time has come.

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In reply to by fullykräusened

we will always have "the speech"

that whole world series was great...an all-time game 7.  even the thankfully-short rain delay helped make it great.  any time a rain delay adds drama rather than dissapointment, that's a feat.

in the history of game 7 world series games, if that's not in everyone's top-3 i have no idea what they're looking for in a game.

k.thompson has finished his 12th red bull and he's ready to go.

reyes at DH again.  wisdom at 1st again.  morel at 3rd because okay...wish.com mczobrist playing 2nd

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    frankie scalzo

  • 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.