Cubs MLB Roster

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40-Man Roster Info

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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and three players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 6-15-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

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

OPTIONED: 11
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Jose Cuas, P
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P 
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P


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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks: Series Thread (Games 141-144)

The Cubs swept the Giants to climb to 1.5 games back both in the NL Central and behind the Phillies for the top NL Wild Card spot. Moreover, the offense showed up for this series, with Bellinger and Suzuki staying hot and benefitting from support throughout the lineup. Twenty-two games remain to land a preferable playoff position. They host the Wild Card hopeful Arizona Diamondbacks starting this Thursday. See below for matchups in the four-game series.


Game 141, Thursday, September 7, 6:40 pm central
CHC: RHP Javier Assad (3-2, 2.69 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Ryne Nelson (6-7, 5.47 ERA)


Game 142, Friday, September 8, 1:20 pm central
CHC: RHP Jameson Taillon (7-9, 5.73 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Zack Gallen (14-7, 3.48 ERA)


Game 143, Saturday, September 9, 1:20 pm central
CHC: LHP Justin Steele (16-3, 2.55 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Merrill Kelly (11-6, 3.22 ERA)


Game 144, Sunday, September 10, 1:20 pm central
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (5-7, 3.73 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Brandon Pfaadt (1-8, 6.27 ERA)

Comments

every win is needed, but it's nice to lose one in september that doesn't sting.  2 back in the NL Central, +3 in the 2nd WC slot.

Are Canario and Little the first players to appear as Cubs that were born this century?

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In reply to by crunch

Sorry to be THAT guy, but the first day of the 21st century was January 1, 2001. Centuries end on the last day of the year ending with the numbers 00. I'm a teacher. Had to do it. ;)

masterboney and madrigal hitting back to back with a man on 1st and down by 1 run late.  someone please take these guys away from d.ross.  who the hell sees a situation like this and is like "wow, let's send to the plate guys who's ceiling is "might hit a single""...well, besides d.ross.

nico 1st to home on a missed infield popup...running all the way, not jogging or going casual.  proper payoff for not assuming an easy out.  love it.

…and Wesneski STILL can’t get lefties out. Faced three righties and one lefty - got three outs (all righties) and gave up one hit (guess which one). 

merryweather gets his 1st cubs save.

swanson joins bellinger/morel/wisdom with 20+ homers.  happ (17) and suzuki (16) have a shot to join them.

3 @COL starting tomorrow.

Brewers lose 3-1 lead on 2run HR by Stanton in the 11th. Now bottom of 13 at 3-3. Was a no no for 8 innings by Burnes. 
…and Brewers lose in 13, 4-3. Phillies had already lost to the Marlins.


all in all, a nice recovery day for what was a tough weekend.

ooof...jassssssson dominguez (NYY) torn ucl in his throwing arm and will get surgery for it.  not a fan of the yanks, but they cannot catch a break this year.

PCA gets the call up per Jeff Passan.

40 man roster move pending.

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In reply to by George Altman

They won't DFA any arms that were on the 40man before Sept 1st. They need to keep as many options as possible if they make the playoffs.
Except for Boxberger. He could definitely be DFA'd.
They bring Keegan back up, or even promote Ben Brown, and add PCA to the 40man.
If not Boxberger than probably JYoung.
PCA replaces Canario or Mastrobuoni on the 26man?
Probably Canario.

 

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In reply to by Childersb3

Keegan Thompson cannot be recalled in September through the conclusion of the MLB regular season until he has spent at least 15 days on Optional Assignment unless he replaces a pitcher who is placed on an MLB inactive list (IL, paternity, bereavement, etc).

As far as who the Cubs might drop to make room on the 40 for PCA, Jeremiah Estrada is at instructs, and while his breaking ball is plus, he cannot command his FB at all. 

Also keep in mind that there will very likely be at least two injured post-season eligible players (Codi Heuer and Ethan Roberts) the Cubs will be able to replace with any player - REGARDLESS OF POSITION - who was in the  organization but not on the MLB 26-man roster as of midnight 8/31, including Luke Little, PCA, Alexander Canario, and Matt Mervis. 

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In reply to by Childersb3

Well they didn't DFA Boxberger. I was trying my all to speak that into existence. Kay is DFA'd to make room for PCA. Canario back to Iowa.

I really don't want to watch a RH RP with 90 or less velo stuff in mid to late Sept during a playoff race. Jed you cut Hosmer, Mancini and Barnhart. Time for Box to go as well.

AZ Phil explained Keegan can't come up for several more days so maybe Ben Brown gets a chance. I'll try to speak that into existence now.

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In reply to by Cubster

good.  really really really sick of seeing mike tachman having 1-2 good games then 5-10 bad ones in a row and getting a chance to repeat it.  unlike 1 PA canario, i expect PCA to actually get work.

PCA/hoerner 1-2 punch at the top of the lineup could be the making of an interesting combo.

COL going with a lefty tonight.  might not see PCA til tomorrow.

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In reply to by crunch

Ross won't let PCA get a ton of ABs b/c he cannot play in the playoffs.
As Cubs fans we know he should probably get a chance to play in order to help us make the playoffs, but Ross is "always thinking ahead of us fans".

If Candy is out for a while then Madrigal gets all 3B ABs.
You'd guess that Belli gets all 1B ABs (maybe Wisdom gets a few).
Therefore Tauchman or PCA in CF.
If he plays PCA more than Tauchman now he'll be admitting that PCA should've been up sooner over Tauchman.

Now, I'll admit that Jed/Ross have let some veterans go this year. But they definitely give them a long leash!!!

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In reply to by Childersb3

Childersb3: Pete Crow-Armstrong - CAN - play in the post-season because he can replace either Ethan Roberts or Codi Heuer on the Cubs Post-Season Eligibility List. Same goes for Luke Little.

I mention only Roberts and Heuer as likely to be replaced because I don't think the Cubs will replace Brandon Hughes or Nick Burdi since they are likely to be re reinstated from the 60-IL in the near future. 

So if a club wishes to replace a player who was on the club's Post-Season Eligibility List as of midnight 8/31 because the player is injured, the club must replace the player prior to the first game of the post-season, and once the replacement player is added to the Post Season Eligibility List, that player cannot be switched out for a different  player. 

So if PCA replaces Roberts and Luke Little replaces Heuer, then that's that. It cannot be changed. 

And again, a pitcher does NOT have to replace a pitcher and a a position player does NOT have to replace a posItion player. 

Recent comments

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Baseball used to be called the “thinking man’s game”. One tool I’m realizing PCA isn’t given enough credit for is his mind. He’s cocky but at the same time very humble. He seems to fully realize he’s overmatched by big league pitching. Hence, the bunting. I’m convinced that’s of his own doing, not his coaching, because the team, and indeed the whole of baseball, doesn’t think that way any more.

    So what does the constant threat of the bunt do?

    1. Maximizes the use of his greatest offensive tool at this point, his speed.
    2. Provides his greatest chance of adding offensive value while simultaneously seeing more MLB pitching.
    3. Pulls in the corner infielders and may cause the second baseman to cheat toward first, thereby increasing the chances that a batted ball when he does swing away goes through the infield.
    4. May alter the pitcher’s motion knowing that at any time during the at bat there is a strong chance he may be forced to field his position.

      This is an aspect of baseball that unfortunately seems to have been lost. Compare this to the predictable approach of Christopher Morel, who a pitcher knows is capable of hitting the occasional mistake a long way but also knows that all he has to do at least at this point in Morel’s career is throw high gas and he will most likely get a strike out.
  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Sorry, that’s what happens when you obtain a rental for a playoff run. Oddly, most teams wouldn’t be willing to give up arguably the best offensive player available at the deadline for nothing. They’re going to want the best players they can get in return. And there will be competition and plenty of solid offers for that player that have to be bettered. That’s baseball.

    Just last week there was talk of obtaining Elias Diaz from the Rockies for a ton of potential major league talent. The chances would be 50-50 at best that we could extend him and this team had and still has less chance at a playoff run than last year’s team when the Candelario trade was made.

    We can’t on the one hand urge the team to use their prospect depth to make judicious trades to improve the team’s chances and then turn around and piss and moan every time one of the traded prospects happens to have a great game. We’re a better fan base than that!

  • azbobbop (view)

    Center fielder always has the right of way 

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Well, maybe I just said that to myself to try and justify the deal............

  • Bill (view)

    Not that I heard of.  He was traded for Candelario because we felt a couple of months of Candelario was more valuable than a future 6 years of herz would be.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    I hear that, I just feel like I remember reading when we traded him that he was going to be Rule 5 eligible, and we needed a roster spot, et cetera, et cetera.......

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Just realized I haven't been B. Davis or Alcantara or Aliendo at all recently?

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Quite possible. Another one of the promising arms a bit below the untouchable higher tier. Once again, a “Not happy to see him go but a deal had to be done” situation.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Aha, so the Nationals may have requested him? 

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Traded him and Kevin Made for the Jeimer Candelario rental last year.