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

28 players are on the MLB ACTIVE LIST, plus eight are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one is on the 10-DAY IL, and three are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 9-27-20239
* bats or throws left
# bats both

Javier Assad
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

# Jeimer Candelario
Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

Keven Alcantara, OF 
Ben Brown, P  
Brennen Davis, OF 
Jeremiah Estrada, P
Caleb Kilian, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Michael Rucker, P
* Jared Young, INF-OF

10-DAY IL: 1
Nick Madrigal, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P
Brad Boxberger, P 
Michael Fulmer, P 

60-DAY IL: 4
Nick Burdi, P
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Ethan Roberts, P


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Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs Blank Giants st Sloan Park

Christopher Paciolla blasted a two-run home run and Mason McGwire, Branden Noriega, and Luis A. Reyes combined to hurl a two-hit shutout, as the Cubs blanked the Giants 4-0 in Arizona Instructional League game action Tuesday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.

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

1. Leonel Espinoza, CF: 0-3 (K, 5-3, P-4, BB, R)
2a. Ed Howard, SS: 0-2 (BB, K, K)
2b. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-0 (BB)
3. Carter Trice, C-DH: 0-4 (P-4, F-9, K, 6-4 FC, R)
4a. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 1-2 (F-9, 1B, R, SB)
4b. Alfonsin Rosario, RF: 0-1 (K, HBP)
5. Adan Sanchez, DH-C: 0-4 (F-7, K, L-5, E-6)
6a. Christopher Paciolla, 2B: 2-2 (1B, HR, R, 2 RBI)
6b. Yahil Melendez, 2B: 0-1 (HBP, 3-1)
7a. Drew Bowser, 1B: 1-2 (1B, F-9)
7b. Wally Soto, 1B: 1-1 (1B)
8. Jose Escobar, LF: 0-3 (4-6-3 DP, F-8, K)
9a. Reggie Preciado, 3B: 0-2 (K, F-7)
9b. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 0-1 (K)

1. Mason McGwire: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 59 pitches (33 strikes)
2. Branden Noriega: 3.1 IP: 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 58 pitches (32 strikes)
3. Luis A. Reyes: 2.0 IP: 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 3/0 GO/AO, 23 pitches (23 strikes)

1. 1B Drew Bowser: E-3 (errant toss to pitcher attempting 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. P Luis A. Reyes: E-1 (missed catch on attempted 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely)

1. Carter Trice: 1 PB
2. Adan Sanchez: 1-1 CS

WEATHER: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the 90's



"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"


I’ve noticed that Mason McGwire’s results are gradually improving. How does he look out there, Phil?   Does Mark still come to watch him some days?


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In reply to by ggross


Mason McGwire has looked great in his first two AZIL starts: 

6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 0 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 116 pitches (68 strikes)  

He appears to have added a sweeper to his 92-94 MPH FB and SPLIT. 

I have not seen Mark at the games lately. 

a.kay claimed by the mets.  he was originally drafted by them...and then traded to TOR...for m.stroman.

Recent comments

  • crunch 09/28/2023 - 09:07 am (view)

    one thing people aren't too open about is his ego.  it's huge.  hopefully it doesn't get in his way.

    that said, i've not heard that his ego has caused any teammate issues and with people that have "strong egos" that's a big deal.  having a big ego isn't necessarily a terrible thing if you're still coachable and it doesn't make your workplace toxic.

    i honestly think the PCA we see now is the PCA we're getting...only with less instances of being asked to bunt.  he's a better hitter than his numbers, obviously.  i dunno what he will change with his approach at the plate, though.

    hopefully his game will mature, especially learning when to let one fall in front of him and when to not to try to make a miracle throw.  he takes pride in his defense, and he should, but a highlight reel shouldn't be an every-game goal.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 09/28/2023 - 09:35 am (view)

    I agree. Of course he has the offseason to work on things and he’s super young, but at the moment I don’t see an MLB level player in April 2024. Hopefully he takes this experience and gets more figured out and can come up and contribute sometime next year. There’s a lot of talent there but he doesn’t look ready for this level yet.

  • Charlie 09/28/2023 - 09:44 am (view)

    I'll be curious to see him at a time when the team isn't desperate for every little edge. What would he look like debuting for a team that already sealed their fate for the season? I think he'd still be struggling at the plate, but his other tools might show up.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 09/28/2023 - 09:09 am (view)

    Yup. Unless he plays a key role in a World Series run or pulls an Addison Russell or something, that Will unfortunately be his lasting Cub memory.

    Brant Brown was a solid player. No one remembers how important he was to the ‘98 miracle team.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 09/28/2023 - 09:07 am (view)

    He looks terribly overmatched at the moment in almost every way.

  • Charlie 09/28/2023 - 09:55 am (view)

    He appears to be playing with desperation at this point.

  • crunch 09/27/2023 - 09:12 pm (view)

    i know this 2023 ATL team is one of the best teams of all time, like easy top 5 by any metric...but these 2 losses stung.

  • crunch 09/27/2023 - 09:50 pm (view)

    PCA with -another- overly aggressive play he didn't make that punishes the team.

  • crunch 09/27/2023 - 09:38 pm (view)

    "here's a helmet that fits." - cubs staff

    "naw." - PCA

  • crunch 09/27/2023 - 09:01 pm (view)

    cubs out here forgetting how to play D again...