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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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Surriel, Morel, and Noriega Lead Pelicans to Victory on Cubs Backfields

Anderson Suriel smacked two RBI doubles and scored a run, Jose Escobar drilled a single and an RBI double and scored a run, Reivaj Garcia laced an RBI single and walked twice, Rafael Morel belted a solo HR, and SP Branden Noriega tossed 2.2 IP of one-hit shutout ball, as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans edged the ACL Cubs 5-4 in Spring Training Minor League Camp intrasquad game action Saturday morning on Field # 6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Albert Gutierrez tripled and scored, Geuri Lubo hammered an RBI double and scored a run, and Angel Cepeda collected a double and an RBI single for the ACL Cubs.    

The game was pre-planned as a five-inning affair. 

All four of the pitchers who threw in the game are assigned to the Myrtle Beach group at Minor League Camp, and they are obviously being stretched out to be used as either a SP or as a multi-inning piggy-backer (all four pitchers threw at least 45 pitches in the game).   

Here is the box score from the game: 

ACL CUBS LINEUP:
1. Christian Olivo, CF: 0-3 (4-3, K, 6-3) 
2. Yahil Melendez, 2B: 0-3 (K, E-6, E-7 SF, R, RBI) 
3. Angel Cepeda, SS: 2-3 (2B, 5-3, 1B, RBI) 
4. Drew Bowser, 3B: 0-2 (BB, 6-3, K) 
5. Leonel Espinoza, RF: 0-2 (BB, K, F-9)
6. Albert Gutierrez, 1B: 1-3 (3-1 3B, K, R)
7. Yidel Diaz, C: 1-3 (K, 1B, K, R, RBI) 
8. Geuri Lubo, LF: 1-3 (F-7, 2B, 6-3, R, RBI) 
9. NO DH WAS USED

ACL CUBS PITCHERS: 
1. Kenyi Perez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 4 K, 54 pitches (25 strikes) 
2. Garrett Brown: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/AO, 49 pitches (26 strikes) 

ACL CUBS ERRORS: 1 
P Garrett Brown: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

ACL CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE: 
Yidel Diaz: 2 PB 

MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS LINEUP: 
1. Reivaj Garcia, 2B 1-1 (BB, BB, 1B, RBI)
2. Jacob Wetzel, LF: 0-2 (BB, 4-3 DP, F-7) 
3. Alfonsin Rosario, CF: 0-2 (K, K, BB) 
4. Rafael Morel, SS: 1-2 (K, HR, BB, R, RBI)
5. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 0-3 (K, 4-3, K) 
6. Frank Hernandez, C-DH: 0-2 (K, 5-3) 
7a. Jairo Diaz, DH: 0-0 (BB, R) 
7b. Adan Sanchez, C: 1-1 (1B, R)
8. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 2-2 (2B, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
9. Jose Escobar, 3B: 2-2 (1B, 2B, R, RBI) 

MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS PITCHERS: 
1. Branden Noriega: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4/1 GO/AO, 49 pitches (27 strikes) 
2. Scarlyn Lebron: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 46 pitches (28 strikes) 

MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS ERRORS: 2 
1. SS Rafael Morel: E-6 (booted grounder allowing batter to reach base safely)  
2. LF Jacob Wetzel: E-7 (missed catch on line drive allowed batter to reach base safely)

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

ATTENDANCE: 12 

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Comments

suzuki not being timid in RF is fuggin awesome.  he didn't shy away from a catch him and bellinger were challenging for in game 1 (bellinger catch).

Yesterday's and today's Cactus League Minor League Spring Training games between the Cubs and Giants were canceled because of rain. However, there will be a "live" BP extravaganza with about two dozen Cubs pitchers throwing to Cubs hitters on Field # 1 as well as on all four backfields later today. (Only the pitchers mounds and home plate area are covered when it rains, so the rest of the field is not playable). 

The three Cubs full season affiliates (Tennessee, South Bend, and Myrtle Beach) still at Minor League Camp will be departing Arizona on Wednesday, leaving the Mesa (Extended Spring Training) group and the MESA REHAB group behind. 

The Mesa (Extended Spring Training) group and the MESA REHAB group will be combined into one entity (Cubs Extended Spring Training) beginning next Monday.  

Recent comments

  • 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.

  • crunch (view)

    You have to C it! (tm)

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Best hitter: IL with oblique strain

    Second best hitter: hasn’t looked the same since jamming his right hand during a swing

    Third best hitter: playing through a sore hammy

    Best pitcher: IL after one start 

    Second best RP: IL after 1.5 weeks

    Noice 

  • crunch (view)

    suzuki 10d IL.

    right oblique strain.  ow.  that's generally more than a 10d thing.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Seiya on IL with an oblique strain

  • crunch (view)

    cooper and morel are on the field doing pre-game stuff so it's not them...