Early Cactus League action delivered a pair of scares to the Chicago Cubs as Seiya Suzuki is anticipated to miss the start of the season with an oblique strain and Justin Steele briefly dealt with the effects of arm fatigue. Meanwhile, righty role players Trey Mancini and David Bote have shown off some Spring Training power and positioned themselves favorably in competitions for playing time. Overall, the pitch clock has probably been the star of Spring Training thus far in 2023. The arrival of World Baseball Classic play this weekend may inject some more excitement as long shot teams get their chances against Goliaths in pool play. Seiya Suzuki had to bow out, but a number of Cubs players will be joining teams Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Italy, Colombia, Cuba, Australia, Cuba, and Great Britain.
Cubs MLB Roster
28 players are on the MLB ACTIVE LIST, plus eight are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, two are on the 10-DAY IL, and two are on the 15-DAY IL
Last updated 9-1-20239
* bats or throws left
# bats both
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
* Jordan Wicks
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Jared Young
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
* 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
10-DAY IL: 2
Jeimer Candelario, 1B
Nick Madrigal, INF
15-DAY IL: 2
Adbert Alzolay, P
Michael Fulmer, P
60-DAY IL: 4
Nick Burdi, P
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Ethan Roberts, P
Minor League Rosters
Second Week of Spring Training (Series Thread)
crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:24 pm (view)
morel DH, tauchman CF, masterboney 3rd
imagine a world where a manager decides to put morel at 3rd and canario DH. crazy, huh?
masterboney had 3 hits yesterday so we're stuck with him again today and probably for a chunk of what's left.
canario had a double and grand slam a couple games ago and he's riding pine again.
crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:41 am (view)
madrigal's hamstring strain is a grade 2 strain. we probably won't see him anymore this season or post-season (if applicable) unless the team goes deep.
crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:23 pm (view)
well that took all of 15 minutes to not be fun anymore.
crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:10 pm (view)
WHO ORDERED THE GRAND SLAM? WHAT THE F IS UP DENNYS???
Eric S 09/20/2023 - 09:12 pm (view)
Sucks for Steele, sucks for the Cubs. Hopefully the Cubs get right tomorrow and take the series.
Edit: and if they choose to get right tonight instead and take the series, even better!
crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:44 pm (view)
well, working his 4th game in 5 days seems to have been a bad idea.
crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:41 pm (view)
make that 6 singles in a row. cuas is coming in with men on 1st/2nd...ross loves this dude with men on.
steele has gone from potential CY winner to "had a great season" in 2 starts.
crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:36 pm (view)
steele giving up 5 straight singles and tommy h on the phone with the bullpen as if the pen is ready to put in 5-6 innings of quality work.
KingKongvsGodzilla 09/20/2023 - 09:57 pm (view)
Carter Trice taking some lumps but I’m weirdly optimistic about that conversion. 20 YO 3 year starter in college when drafted, gets the ball in the air with power and took walks, started at 6 diff spots (mostly 2B/OF)
crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:40 pm (view)
morel DH, tauchman CF, and hopefully the last masterboney start at 3rd we'll ever see...i'll take wisdom's potential power over these singles-hitting ceiling hitters dross keeps marching out there because of a marginally better glove.