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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, ten players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-12-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 10 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Patrick Wisdom, INF 

15-DAY IL: 3
Julian Merryweather, P
* Justin Steele, P  
Jameson Taillon, P 

60-DAY IL: 1 
Caleb Kilian, P 


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Roederer and Howard Provide the Power for Cubs at American Family Fields

Cole Roederer belted a solo HR in the top of the 2nd inning and collected another RBI on a FC in the 6th, Ed Howard singled and scored in the 1st and smacked a solo HR in the 5th, and SP Carlos Garcia hurled three innings of one-hit shutout ball with four strikeouts for the Cubs, and Reidy Mercado (RBI double) and Jason Ollarve (two-run triple) drilled run scoring hits for the Brewers in a three-run 8th, as the two teams played to a 5-5 tie in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Thursday morning on Field #3 at American Family Fields in Phoenix, AZ. 

Recently called up from the Cubs Dominican Academy, RHP Gabriel Agrazal made his U. S. stateside debut in the game. His swing & miss pitch is a - VERY - slow CV that almost looks like an "eephus" pitch.  

In EXST Cubs roster news, C-INF Bryce Windham has completed his brief rehab at Extended Spring Training and has been reinstated by the Iowa Cubs. (He played in only one EXST game). Also, C Tim Susnara (on AA Tennessee 60-day IL) has been released. (Susnara was the catcher for most of the "live" BP outings thrown by Kyle Hendricks and Codi Heuer at Sloan Park when they were at Extended Spring Training). 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):    

EXST CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Cole Roederer, LF: 1-4 (K, HR, F-7, FC, R, 2 RBI)
1b. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-1 (K) 
2a. Ed Howard, SS: 2-3 (1B, F-9, HR, 2 R, RBI)
2b. Brayan Altuve, PH-LF: 0-2 (K, 3-1) 
3. Jefferson Rojas, 3B: 1-4 (1B, K, F-8, K, R)
4. Adan Sanchez, C-DH: 1-3 (1B, BB, P-2, K)
5. Christopher Paciolla, 2B: 2-4 (P-2, 1B, 1B, K) 
6. Wally Soto, DH-C: 0-3 (BB, F-9, K, F-8)
7. Ismael Mena, RF: 1-3 (L-7, P-4, 1B, BB, R, 2 SB) 
8a. Lizardo Ruiz, 1B: 0-2 (F-8, F-8)
8b. Frank Hernandez, 1B: 0-2 (E-6, P-4) 
9. Ke'Shun Collier, CF: 1-4 (5-3, L-6, K, 1B) 

EXST CUBS PITCHERS
1. Carlos Garcia: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 46 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Gleiber Morales: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 0/2 GO/AO, 45 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Gabriel Agrazal: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1/4 GO/AO, 48 pitches (27 strikes)    
 
EXST CUBS ERRORS: 1 
2B Christopher Paciolla: E-4 (missed catch on infield pop up allowed batter to reach base safely) 

EXST CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Adan Sanchez: 2-6 CS 
2. Wally Soto: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 3 

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

DJL: The Cubs are attempting to create a stable of "Nasty Boyz" from within so that they don't have to sign a FA closer or trade for one. Not all of the high-leverage candidates will work out, so best course of action is to cast a wide net, keep an open mind, and see what develops.

Patience and fungibility is an important aspect of this process, so that the candidates can be moved back & forth between MLB and AAA as needed while they are developing. 

Remember, the best closers in Cubs history (Bruce Sutter and Lee Smith) were developed from within. 

Recent comments

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I guess my point is that based on past performance, majors, minors and spring training would more likely than not cement the 4A reputation with a call up, particularly as a part time occasional player.

    If he tears up triple A other teams may have different thoughts even without the MLB experience. He lacks prospect pedigree primarily because of the system he’s in. Probably not the centerpiece of a trade but certainly a decent component.

  • Charlie (view)

    Agreed. Mervis lacks prospect pedigree, and he will likely carry the trade value of a suspected quad-A guy until he shows success at the MLB level.

    I also think the Cubs will show interest in a regular DH if it turns out they already have a guy who can fill that role well. 

  • Bill (view)

    Bringing him up does risk exposing him to MLB pitching, and would kill his trade value if he fails.  But if he shows he can hit MLB pitching, his trade value would soar far beyond what it currently is as someone with only failure at the MLB level.  

    If he continues to hit in the minors, the Cubs would be foolish not to bring him up and see what he can do, especially since they could really use a left handed power hitting DH.  They can give their regulars rest with actual days off, rather than wasting them at DH.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Since the Cubs have put there faith in Busch as their long term first baseman and he has done nothing but justify it, because Mervis is first base only, and because the Cubs don’t seem to want a full time DH I can’t see them bringing up Mervis. His greatest value comes via trading him as part of a package, and bringing him up only risks him being further exposed as a 4A type player.

    That said, either way, it is all wonderfulness if he keeps tearing it up in triple A. So go Matt go!

  • crunch (view)

    masterboney and wisdom are the 2 guys i'd most be worried about their jobs, but initially it's most likely going to be wisdom and cooper holding things down until some bat in AAA (or maybe AA) makes one of wisdom/cooper expendable.

    defensively, masterboney is expendable with this current roster.  both starting middle IF'rs are above average SS and morel/madrigal can both play a very competent 2nd or cover 3rd (madrigal D advantage at 3rd over morel).

    offensively, you could either point to masterboney's 0 hits and 1 walk in 8 PA or the fact he's only had 8 PA over 13 games.  he's the least used bench option with 1/2 to 1/3rd the PA's of anyone else on the bench.

    wisdom isn't a great 3rd base option, but a good enough 1st base option.  once things get settled out, i imagine wisdom and cooper (both righties) will be playing with mervis in their rear view mirror.

  • Charlie (view)

    Cooper is a fine platoon option, but he shouldn't block anyone who is really ready.

  • Eric S (view)

    And Busch just tattooed another HR

  • crunch (view)

    it's going to be hard for the cubs to keep mervis in AAA if he keeps hitting like he's hitting.  3 homers (2 tonight) and 5 doubles in 12 games with a .341/.426/.659 slash.  K's are a little bit high, but not alarming...about 1/4 of his PA.

    that said, there's no place for the guy with the current team construction.  the vulnerable guys are cooper, wisdom, and masterboney....and out of those 3 there's only room for 2 before adding more names to the mix.

    matt shaw also tearing up AA pitching, but his season is a bit behind mervis's in games played.

  • crunch (view)

    morel (who's playing with a finger injury) rang the hell out of his hand earlier in the game on a broken-bat foul and showed visible discomfort.

    i wouldn't be shocked to see morel get a day off tomorrow.

  • crunch (view)

    hicks 1st HBP of his career happens with the bases loaded.

    pure cubbery.  you're a real cubs major leaguer now dude.