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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

  • crunch (view)

    i was strongly happy about the deal, but words can barely describe how quickly zyhir hope went from "interesting youngster" to "high end prospect" when he showed up in arizona post-draft.

    it may not have shown up in the team prospect numbered rankings, but the dodgers had their eyes on such a low level guy for a reason and the cubs knew what they gave up.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I have to disagree. They got not just A triple A stud but THE AAA stud of the entire PCL for a position player who hadn’t played above the AZL level and a pitcher who was rather mediocre in his first taste of pro ball at low A. I’m not saying the guys they traded haven’t shown great promise but they have a very long way to go and a whole lot to prove before they make the bigs. Especially since Busch nearly filled a defined need (whether it had been at third or first) I take this trade any day of the week and don’t bother looking back.

  • crunch (view)

    matt shaw (AA) has a .381/.552/.905 line through 7 games...3 homers and a triple.  6 games at 3rd, 1 game DH (5 PO, 7 A, 0 E).

    that's somewhat fun news.

  • crunch (view)

    i was blown away confused/pissed when it was announced the cubs were trading for y.almonte.

    i was thrilled when m.busch was announced as part of the trade.

    it's really weird to have the "you gotta take this payroll guy, too" (1.9m) part of the trade leak before the main piece.

    the cubs didn't get a deal given what they gave up, but i was very happy to have a guy like busch in the fold with so much club control.

  • Sonicwind75 (view)

    Have to admit I was initially disappointed the Cubs traded away the upside of Jackson Ferris but Busch is making a believer out of me.  If I still lived in midwest guessing we would have invented some drink special named a Busch Bomb at the local drinking establishment to celebrate his homers.  

  • Cubster (view)

    per Tribune: Suzuki MRI results pending from yesterday so we should get a timetable for return later today.

  • crunch (view)

    suzuki says he injured his oblique running to 1st, not swinging.  okay.  it's gonna be that kind of 2024 cubs year, huh?

    i would say that's good news compared to screwing it up swinging, but i'm not familiar with the recovery time of people screwing up their oblique by running.

    right side is at least different from his left side oblique injury last year.

  • crunch (view)

    5 IN A ROW!

    hack wilson, ryne sandberg, sammy sosa, christopher morel, and michael busch.

  • Cubster (view)

    A bit more Jewish take on one of my favorite Cubs, Kenny Holtzman. His 9-0 season while serving in the National Guard and being available to pitch on weekends was one of my coolest teen recollections. 

    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/388554

  • Cubster (view)

    Suzuki out with oblique strain. Canario indeed is called up. No word on Morel so that might be a red herring (or a red digit).

    AZ lineup is posted but Counsell is always late to post his lineup.