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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, nine players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and two players are on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-15-2024
 
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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: 9 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
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: 2 
Seiya Suzuki, OF
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, Sanchez, and Suriel Slugging Highlights Cub Offense at Riverview

Jason Hinchman laced a two-run double in the top of the 1st inning to put the Rockies on the board 2-0, then Cole Roederer hammered an oppo-field HR over the LF fence (his second bomb in two days) to open the bottom of the 1st inning and Adan Sanchez belted a solo HR one out later (extending his hitting streak to six games and his consecutive on base streak to ten games) as the Cubs tied up the game 2-2, then Roederer walked leading off the bottom of the 5th before Sanchez drove him in with a one-out double into the LF corner to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead, but then Dayan Jorge rifled a line-drive two-out two-run single into CF with the bases loaded off Daniel Palencia to put the Rockies back in front 4-3 in the 8th, and finally Lizardo Ruiz drilled a double down the LF line leading off the bottom of the 9th and scored the tying run on a two-out line-drive triple yanked into the RF corner by Anderson Suriel, as the two teams played to a 4-4 tie in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was called by mutual agreement with two outs in the bottom of the 9th after Suriel's game-tying triple.

Prior to the game, RHP Luis Devers and LHP Scott Kobos threw "live" BP on Field #5, with Alexander Canario among the batters who faced them.  

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

EXST CUBS LINEUP
1a. Cole Roederer, DH: 1-2 (HR, P-6, BB, 2 R, RBI)
1b. Lizardo Ruiz, PH-DH: 1-2 (L-3, 2B, R)
2a. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 1-3 (K, 1B, K) 
2b. Christopher Paciolla, SS: 0-2 (3-1, P-4)
3a. Adan Sanchez, C: 2-3 (HR, F-8, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
3b. Jairo Diaz, C: 0-1 (BB, 5-3)
4. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 2-4 (3-1, 1B, K, BB, 3B, RBI)
5a. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 0-3 (K, K, K)
5b. Alexis Hernandez, 3B: 0-1 (F-9)
6. Brayan Altuve, LF: 1-4 (K, 1B, K, K, SB) 
7a. Ke'Shun Collier, RF: 0-1 (BB, 6-3, SB)
7b. Ismael Mena, CF:  0-2 (F-8, K) 
8. Christian Olivo, CF-RF: 0-4 (K, K, F-7, 1-3)
9. Yeison Santana, 2B: 1-3 (F-8, K, 1B) 
NOTE: Slot was skipped fourth time thru batting order

EXST CUBS PITCHERS:
1. Freilyn Silverio: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 58 pitches (33 strikes)
2. Kenyi Perez: 1.0 IP, 0 H,0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 9 pitches (6 strikes) 
3. Danis Correa: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 4/0 GO/AO, 20 pitches (13 strikes) 
4. Daniel Palencia: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 35 pitches (15 strikes) 
5. Zac Leigh: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 19 pitches (13 strikes) 

EXST CUBS ERRORS: 1 
3B Geuri Lubo: E-5 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely)  

EXST CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Adan Sanchez: 0-3 CS 
2. Jairo Diaz: 0-2 CS 

WEATHER: Cloudy and humid with occasional drizzle and temperatures in the 80's 

ATTENDANCE: 15 

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Comments

AZ Phil, 

Is Palenica learning a new pitch by chance?

I know he might be moving to the pen, but Jensen and Luke Little just slid over. Palencia was put on the DevelopList.

Just seems curious.

Thanks

Noticed Cassie was taken out of the game after grounding out to short in the bottom of the 1st for Tennessee............also haven't seen PCA in the lineup for Tennessee since Tuesday.......

Recent comments

  • azbobbop (view)

    I can’t speak to how many organizations had newfound interest in Zyhir Hope but I did talk to a Dodger scout who told that the Ddodgers always had their on him. 

    I hardly think of my self as a “scout” but I saw a beautiful smooth left hand swing, easy power,  an aggressive base runner as in very limited action, a good defensive player. He certainly caught my attention, moreso than anyone else on the ACL team last year.

  • George Altman (view)

    Ditto. The can DFA him when they activate Taillon.

  • crunch (view)

    cade horton with his 2024 AA debut of 4ip 4h 0bb 4k, 1r/0er is followed up even better...

    4ip 1h 1bb 5K, 0r/er

    he's still on a pitch count restriction, btw.  he probably could have gone 6+ innings in both outings if he was off a leash.

  • crunch (view)

    okay, officially done with hendricks as a starter.

    dunno if counsell is there, but i'm there.

  • Bill (view)

    That pretty well sums up the situation.  Epstein, the media and the fans became obsessed with the concept of a "window of opportunity" that had to be taken advantage of before it closed.  Thus the trade for Quintana, and the trade of Soler for crap.

    The way to deal with a "window of opportunity" is not to sacrifice everything to win, but to extend that window.  Epstein knew that he was having his best players, Rizzo, Baez and Bryant in the same year, with Contreras the following year, at the same time that the pitching staff was growing elderly and on the verge of declining.  A responsible administration would have moved one of the ""core" two years earlier, and a second one the next year, in order to prevent the otherwise necessity of "tanking" when they left at the same time.  they had to know that there was no way they could have all been extended, and still leave room for growth.

    Other than the Dodgers and the Yankees, no team can maintain a consistent level of production without a consistent flow of high ceiling, low cost controlled young players coming up from the farm.  We have lived through the errors of the past, and hopefully have learned enough from them to prevent a reoccurance of it in a few years.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I think it was pretty clear that practically all of “the core” was going to be gone after the 2021 season and that utterly gutting the farm system to chase a championship with the same guys year after year until they all departed wasn’t going to end well. That was talked about as early as 2017.

    I don’t think it’s hindsight to say they would have been better off from a sustainability standpoint trading some of those pieces for the best prospect packages available and introducing some of the kids. For example, I was hoping real time they would trade Schwarber during the 2016 offseason to an AL team as a DH when the DH was AL only. Fresh off being a WS hero he could have fetched quite a haul. But, alas, he was a member of the vaunted, untouchable “core”.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    What would have surprised me is the Dodgers, who have traditionally been outstanding in evaluating and developing talent, giving away Busch for nothing. They obviously saw something in both of the guys. Perhaps one or both will be future superstars.

    That said, the old cliche is that the level of competition increases ten fold for every level moved up. Ferris and Hope both have a long way to go. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    For now, I’m watching Busch put the team on his shoulders while the presumed offensive star of the team flails and doesn’t seem to have a plan beyond “waiting for the numbers to even out”. 

    I thought it was a good and fair trade at the time - a talented but surplus guy for the Dodgers that filled an immediate need for the Cubs in exchange for potential pieces of the Dodgers future - and I’m awfully glad Busch is a Cub.

  • First.Pitch.120 (view)

    Mostly agree, but I don’t think it was as much “unshakeable faith” as it was a series of unclear choices in the moment that have become obvious with hindsight.  

    The upside outcome for the coming year for any player was always much higher than the return on selling. It was like Texas Hold’em purgatory of having 4 to an A-K led flush…  impossible to get away from. 


     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    He works quickly too so all that happened in probably like 4 minutes 

  • crunch (view)

    as of now, zyhir hope is the dodgers #20 prospect on mlb.com (ferris #7).  he made 0 national "top 100" overall lists.  that may be a different story soon enough.

    if hope is not in the team top-10 by year's end i would be shocked.

    i don't know what happened between draft day and a couple months in arizona, but he got the attention of many organizations outside of the cubs when he showed up.