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

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

Last updated 5-18-2024

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PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Patrick Wisdom

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

OPTIONED: 6
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Luis Vazquez, INF

10-DAY IL: 1
Dansby Swanson, INF

15-DAY IL: 7
Yency Almonte, P 
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P 
Daniel Palencia, P
* Drew Smyly, P
Keegan Thompson, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P

60-DAY IL: 2
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, 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

  • crunch (view)

    morel's knee and foot seems to be feeling a bit better.

    https://i.ibb.co/YLpKF6M/7ubebkpwp91d1.jpg

  • crunch (view)

    iowa gave away the game in the late innings.  davis got a single and double to add to the pile, though.

    may  9th - .135/.306/.216
     

    may 18th - .279/.439/.689

    in 8 games over 9 days he's gone from washup to prospect resurgence.  it would be nice to get that heat from 2021 back.

  • crunch (view)

    unreal.  be crazy to see where this goes in a month or 2....unless it gets too crazy to ignore at the mlb level.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    And another solo shot in the third. He’s not hitting cheapies either. Definitely capturing my attention at this point.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    He is on a serious heater right now 

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Brennan Davis two out first inning grand salami for Iowa.

  • crunch (view)

    woo!!!!

    walkoff win!  morel has been involved in at least 4 walk-off wins this year by my count.

    his bWAR is tied for next to last on the team (-0.1)...just saying.

  • crunch (view)

    ha.  the mccutchen AB where he almost homered in the 6th (foul) got me thinking about the mccutchen/furries thing.

    it's a coincidence, but mccutchen does VERY well at the plate when pittsburgh's annual furry convention (Anthrocon) is in town and there's a home game.  all 4 days of the convention will be home games for PIT.

    be on the lookout for mccutchen's twitter account to simply post "Furries" during the week of the convention.

    he's aware of the coincidence and plays into it.

    baseball is weird.  social media is weird.  furries are also weird, but whatever...ya'll do ya'll.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/pirates-andrew-mccutchen-summons-the-power-of-…

  • crunch (view)

    i love that wrigley is packed, but you can tell a lot of these fans are new(ish) to in-person baseball.

    pop outs that don't even reach the warning track are getting huge fan pops as possible homers.

    that said, it's good there's so much fresh eyes on the field product.  the game needs a constant influx of newer fans.

    i noticed a lot of 20-somethings really getting into baseball during the covid era.  they also really got into baseball cards, but that's another side show in itself.  the baseball card boom died down a bit, but the interest in baseball overall seems to have stuck around.

  • crunch (view)

    "The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports the Mets offered first baseman Pete Alonso a seven-year, $158 million contract extension last summer."

    22.5m a year.  on one hand, no way his agent would sign that.  on the other hand, the mets obviously see some warning signs long-term...most likey his lack of body conditioning.  he's got a very pre-roids era slugger build.