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

27 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE (including the 27th man for second game of 4/20 doubleheader), eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one player is on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-20-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 14
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little (27th man)
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 11 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL
* Justin Steele, P   

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





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Cubs @ Diamondbacks: Series Thread (Games 148-150)

The Cubs took only one game from the last place Rockies in a series full of mistakes. They had Thursday to travel and regroup. Their rebound opportunity comes against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Both teams face Wild Card stakes as the season nears its conclusion. Marcus Stroman has been building up his arm and could be pushes for an early return to big league action as the Cubs scramble for the postseason. See below for daily matchups.

 


Game 148, Friday, September 15, 8:40 pm central
CHC: LHP Justin Steele (16-3, 2.49 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Brandon Pfaadt (1-8, 6.25 ERA)


Game 149, Saturday, September 16, 7:10 pm central
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-7, 3.71 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Zach Davies (2-5, 6.81 ERA)


Game 150, Sunday, September 17, 6:10 pm central
CHC: LHP Jordan Wicks (3-0, 1.99 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Ryne Nelson (7-8, 5.53 ERA)

Comments

pfaadt vs steele?  it's like ARZ has given up before taking the field.

yeah he's a very high end prospect because of his stuff and control, but he gives up hits and way too many homers since he left A-ball a couple years ago.  he's overmatched and playing on a team trying to make the playoffs.

...and hendricks vs z.davies...battle of the 88mph titans.  well, one generic-level titan and another guy that that's terrible, but for some reason is getting a chance to pitch for a team trying to make the playoffs.

cubs better win at least 1 of these and they should win both.

tauchman CF (PCA bench), morel DH...

madrigal seems to be the main 3rd by far with candel gone.  since he came back in july his line is .243/.282/.342 in 119 PA.

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In reply to by crunch

Which I don't immediately understand.  Cubs homepage (FWIW) has Steele-Hendricks-Wicks as listed starters for AZ series, and Cubs have an off day Mon.  First potential need for Stroman as a starter is Tues.  Are Cubs planning on having Stro be a reliever to build back up, or are they now so convinced in the rest of the bullpen (?!?) that they can go one bullpen arm short? Palencia was a danger, but could certainly eat an inning or two when the Cubs were up/down 5.

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In reply to by Jackstraw

A player on an MLB IL cannot be sent on a minor league rehab assignment without his consent, and if the player consents to a rehab assignment he can designate which minor league affiliate to which he will be assigned, and once on a minor league rehab assignment the player can stop it at any time. 

The only power the club has is that the the club does not have to send a player on a minor league rehab assignment. 

Evan though sending an injured player to a club's Arizona or Florida Spring Training site to rehab is not considered to be minor league rehab assignment, the player still must consent to it, and he can unilaterally decide to leave at any time once he is there. 

Obviously Stroman agreed to go to Mesa to rehab on the back fields by throwing bullpens and "live" BP on his own schedule, but he also must NOT have agreed to go on a rehab assignment to Iowa or Tennessee.

He must have shown the training staff and coaches in Mesa that he was healthy enough to pitch, but since he was not stretched out sufficiently to be an MLB SP, the Cubs really had no choice except to reinstate him from the IL and put him in the bullpen (or use him as a two-inning "opener").  

You might have noticed that Brandon Hughes and Nick Burdi had no problem accepting a minor league rehab assignment and staying on it, but that'e in large part because while they are on a minor league rehab assignment they accrue MLB Service Time, get paid at the major league rate instead of at the minor league split rate, and they even get major league meal money.

Same thing for Stroman, EXCEPT unlike Hughes and Burdi, he can't be optioned to the minors if he declines to go on a rehab assignment to a minor league affiliate. 

If Hughes and/or Burdi had declined to go on a minor league rehab assignment or decide to stop the rehab assignment at some point after initially agreeing to accept it (which is their right), the Cubs would just reinstate them from the IL and option them to the minors. So in the case of Hughes and Burdi, it's better to just  accept the rehab assignment, stay on it as long as you possibly can, and keep your mouth shut.   

happ and suzuki HR #18 for the both of them...trying to join the 20+ HR club before the season's end with bellinger, swanson, morel, and wisdom.

suzuki and morel swapped RF/DH last night a bit before the game, but suzuki is back in RF tonight (morel DH).  PCA rests again with tauchman getting CF.

dross loves using cuas with men on during mid-inning pitching changes.  i mean, it's worked out so far, but it seems like gambling with how wild he is.

a.wainwright throws 7ip of scoreless ball vs MIL (7ip 4h 2bb 3k).  it's his only scoreless outing of 2023 and his first since August of last year.  he did it at home and the crowd was giving him huge props during the 7th while he was getting through it.  he has been absolutely consistently terrible this year.

also, contreras hit his 20th HR, 3 seasons in a row of 20+ homers...4 if you want to toss out the 2000 COVID season.

Kyle Schwarber hit his #45 HR in the Phils win tonight, on the flip side, his batting average is .197. 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    pretty damn bold to let neris close a game after recent performances...nailed it, though.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Very much so. It was noticeable to us just watching, they definitely knew. Hopefully that’s a good sign and it won’t be long term.

  • crunch (view)

    ben brown out of the pen in the 7th.

    guess we now know his current fate.

  • crunch (view)

    for a good chunk of this recent streak you could obviously see he wasn't swinging as hard.  they gotta know that in the dugout, even down to the mph with how much stuff they track these days.

    his timing is kinda tuned into how hard he swings.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    That hand injury he’s nursing is killing him. And doing no favors for my fantasy team 

  • crunch (view)

    morel hits his 2nd hit in his last 10 games.

    2 hits in 39 PA (4bb)

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Won and lost 20 in the same year too. Quite a feat!

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    I agree, I watched a few innings of a Tigers game a few days ago and he does look like he’s put on a few pounds this year.

  • Cubster (view)

    Wilber Wood? 

    Started both games of a DH. Problem solved.

  • crunch (view)

    alright, i'm gonna take that on.

    hendricks as a closer...you obviously got started on 4/20 celebrations way before I did today.