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

Last updated 10-2-2023
* bats or throws left
# bats both

Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Brad Boxberger
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Tyler Duffey 
Jeremiah Estrada
Shane Greene
Kyle Hendricks
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

# Jeimer Candelario
Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom
* Jared Young

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

60-DAY IL: 6
Nick Burdi, P
Michael Fulmer, P 
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Nick Madrigal, INF
Ethan Roberts, P


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Minor League Free-Agents

Reds Toss No-Hitter and Cristian's brother Goes Deep in Mesa

Marino Santy, Yoendris Gonzalez, and Eligio Paredes combined to hurl a no-hitter and Alexis Hernandez belted a solo HR over the LF fence and onto Field # 2 to account for game's lone run, as the Cubs "Red Squad" blanked the Cubs "Blue Squad" 1-0 in AZ Instructional League intrasquad game action Wednesday morning on Field # 1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was pre-planned as a six-inning affair. 

As things stand right now, the Cubs will be playing only intrasquad games at instructs. Of course the DSL guys are used to that, since DSL Cubs Blue plays DSL Cubs Red in the DSL and have for many years. The Cubs also had two AZL teams in 2018-19, where the AZL Cubs Blue would play the AZL Cubs Red as part of their schedule. 

Here is the box score from the game: 
1. Ke'Shun Collier, CF: 0-2 (K, BB, 5-3, SB, CS) 
2. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 1-2 (BB, K, HR, R, RBI) 
3. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 0-3 (5-2 FC, K, K, SB) 
4. Moises Ballesteros, 1B: 0-2 (BB, F-9, F-9) 
5. Andy Garriola, LF: 1-3 (P-2, 6-3, 1B) 
6. Raino Coran, RF: 0-2 (E-3, K, BB) 
7. Reggie Preciado, 3B: 0-2 (K, BB, K)
8a. Miguel Pabon, C: 1-1 (1B) 
8b. Adan Sanchez, C: 0-1 (F-8)
9. Christian Olivo, DH: 0-2 (6-4-3 DP, F-9) 

1a. Erbin Jaque, LF: 0-2 (K, K) 
1b. Yoanis Aleksandrov, C: 0-1 (K) 
2. Ismael Mena, CF: 0-1 (HBP, P-1, CS) 
3. Christopher Paciolla, SS: 0-2 (K, P-1) 
4. Jefferson Rojas, 2B: 0-2 (6-3, K) 
5. Rafael Morel, 3B: 0-2 (6-3, F-9)
6. Josefrailin Alcantara, RF: 0-2 (1-3, P-5)
7. Parker Chavers, DH-LF: 0-2 (K, 4-3) 
8. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-1 (BB, F-9, SB) 
9a. Malcom Quintero, C: 0-0 (BB) 
9b. David Avitia, C-DH: 0-1 (K) 

1. Marino Santy: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 3/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (12 strikes) 
2. Yoendris Gonzalez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 34 pitches (18 strikes) 
3. Eligio Paredes: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 22 pitches (13 strikes) 

1. Kenyi Perez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 37 pitches (18 strikes) 
2. Carlos Garcia: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 22 pitches (12 strikes)  
3. Wilbur Rodriguez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1/3 GO/AO, 38 pitches (21 strikes) 


1. P Kenyi Perez: E-1 (errant pickoff attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd) 
2. 1B Anderson Suriel: E-3 (errant toss attempting 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely)

Miguel Pabon: 1-2 CS 

1. Malcom Quintero: 0-1 CS 
2. David Avitia: 1-2 CS 

WEATHER: Overcast with occasional drizzle with temperatures in the 80's



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


The Cubs have signed 23-year old NDFA catcher David Avitia (Grand Canyon University) to a 2023 minor league contract and he has been assigned to the Cubs AZ Instructional League team. It was reported after the 2021 draft that David had signed with the Cubs as a NDFA, but the contract was never filed and he returned to GCU as a grad assistant. 

David's brother Daniel was selected by the Cubs in the 19th round of the 2021 draft out of Alhambra HS in Phoenix but he did not sign, instead opting to join his brother at GCU. 

In addtion to David Avitia, the Cubs have also added RHP Joel Sierra and OF Cristian More to their instructs roster.

Good to see Carlos Enrique García getting 2.0 innings in. He missed the whole season due to suspension (PEDs). He had promise before his suspension.

And South Bend just won the rubber game of their playoff series! Woohoo!

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In reply to by Wrigley Rat

W-RAT: Carlos Garcia is listed as 6'4 190, but he's more like 6'5 240. He looks like Chandler Jones. He has a three pitch mix of a heavy high spin FB that gets weak contact, a hard SL that breaks sharply to the back foot of a RH hitter, and a CH, and he could be a candidate for a fast run up the pipeline stateside in 2023. Too bad he missed the 2022 season with the PED suspension, but hopefully the year off will be time well spent. 

The other Cuban pitcher who pitched today (Yoendris Gonzalez) got a half-dozen swings & misses with his 4S FB. 

AZPhil -  Sounds like CarGar has a stronger repertoire than most of our international pitchers at the moment. Good to hear!

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 10/03/2023 - 10:46 pm (view)

    I understand this is a cost saving and control idea. But I wouldn't be happy giving up ONKC or Alcantara for Hayes and/or Bednar.

    I'm not saying they aren't good players. They are. They've never been "tested" with playing for a good team, but that isn't their fault. They produce good results. But not Jaguar and Big Red.

    Canario won't get to play for the Cubs, just like Velazquez, so he should probably go. Same for Mervis and Vazquez. Wesneski can get better but Bednar would certainly help us.

    But not to big power hitting OFs that are 21 yrs old and younger at AA already. I'm still holding out hope for the ONKC-PCA-Jag left to right OF. I'm just not giving up on that.

    Hayes for Morel kind of stings. I'd love for Morel to get a full year at 3B. Even if he failed there miserably, I'd like to give him a shot.

    Phil always comes up with common sense angles. This trade idea fills needs for sure and fills them with cost saving effective players.

    I'm thinking Morel goes to NYM for Alonso.

    We'll see what Jed cooks up.

  • Arizona Phil 10/03/2023 - 10:18 pm (view)

    It used to be that teams did not want to trade within their own division for PR reasons, but I don't see that with Ben Cherington in Pittsburgh or with Hoyer / Hawkins in Chicago, so the Cubs might target Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes and closer David Bednar.

    Hayes is a Gold Glove defender, a decent enough hitter (105 OPS+ in 2023), and he's under control at a VERY reasonable price ($8.75M AAV) through 2029 (with a club option for 2030). 

    Bednar is first-time salary arbitration-eligible post-2023 and under control through 2026. 

    One thing about the Cubs is that they can afford to overpay (which is what they would have to do to get both Hayes and Bednar) with a package consisting of a decent young MLB position player to replace Hayes in the lineup (like Christopher Morel, who could play LF in Pittsburgh) and prospects like outfielders Alexander Canario, Owen Caissie, or Kevin Alcantara (Pirates pick one, leaving the other two for the Cubs), a power-hitting 1B-DH like Matt Mervis or Haydn McGeary (Pirates pick one, leaving the other one for the Cubs), SS Luis Vazquez (who is MLB-ready but will never play SS in Chicago), 3B B. J. Murray (who could replace Hayes at the hot corner in Pittsburgh by 2025 if not sometime in 2024, and he obviously would be blocked in Chicago if the Cubs get Hayes), and an MLB-ready SP like Hayden Wesneski. 

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:02 pm (view)

    boog and glanville calling the PHI@MIL game on ESPN2.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:59 pm (view)

    bellinger is my #1 want, but i fear he's the #1 want of many teams and will get crazy money + years, with the years being the big sting.  they need to replace bellinger's production if they don't get him no matter what position(s) played.

  • George Altman 10/03/2023 - 10:40 pm (view)

    I hope their top priorities are Bellinger, 2 RPs better than Fulmer/Boxberger (ideally 1 LH), and a 3B (Chapman my 1st Choice). That will put them right up to $237-257M AAV limit, but I don't see a playoff berth doing anything less.

    If they really want Alonso, Morel would be a good opening piece of that offer. 

    Unfortunately, Stroman will opt in ($23.7M) and Smyly ($11.5M) will be back. Steele, Taillon, Assad, Wicks will be rotation pieces. Would love a SP2 FA but don't see how they keep an effective offense and improve their bullpen while adding that.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    i cannot imagine getting a legit 3rd, whether signing or via trade, isn't the highest priority for the team.  it's almost obvious they don't see morel there.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:19 pm (view)

    I’m just hoping they have an actual 3B next year so we don’t need to worry about the M boys, Bote, and P Whiffy eating all the 3B at bats next year.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:13 pm (view)

    Willson was a OF/3B when we signed him too.

    On a less successful but still got to the show note, PJ Higgins was another college IF converted to C

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    truth...and personally, i'd give him ABs (especially at 3rd) over the 2 singles-hitting-ceiling guys that got the shot.  i'm sure he can cover the ob% and defense while surpassing the power of anything masterboney and madrigal brought to the team.

    i don't view bote as a solution at 3rd, but i find it hard to believe he couldn't outperform either of the main options they had there for a huge chunk of this season.

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 10/03/2023 - 10:47 pm (view)

    Color me impressed by this assignment for Trice right out of the draft as a convert. Seems worth following after the success of Caratini