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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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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

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

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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Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs @ Rangers: Game Thread (Game 2)

The Cubs resume their 2024 campaign following a day off in which to MRI Justin Steele's left hamstring and to process the bottom of the 10th loss to the Rangers. Kyle Hendricks brings his veteran wiles to bear against the Texas Rangers in game two of the season. 

2023 was a solid rebound for the longest tenured Cub. He put up a sub-4 ERA following two seasons marred by injury and diminished results. He also kept the ball in play more often and decreased his walk rate but posted the lowest strikeout rate he's had outside of his 13-game debut season. With Steele soon to join Taillon in the IL and the Cubs already dipping into their rotation depth, they could really use some vintage Hendricks in the early going. 

Lefty Cody Bradford gets the start for the Rangers. He debuted in 2023, making eight starts and 12 relief appearances adding up to a 5.30 ERA in 56 innings pitched. Like the veteran he'll be opposing, Bradford is a command first pitcher whose best pitch is a changeup. He's been a fairly extreme flyball pitcher in both the minors and majors so far. 

Join us for game two of the regular season this Saturday, March 30, at 6:05 pm central.


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In reply to by George Altman

he's a player's player and a lot of teams would take him on a single-season option at that price.

i think a lot of us were hoping he'd be traded, but the cubs quickly signaled they wanted him around.  i'm rooting for him, but i was hoping he would have been shifted, even for a mid-level return.

he's late-career dan haren on his best days the past few years.  meh.

I think Kyle got a 16mil club option. And Jed gave him that directly after Stro opted out.

I (as well as many others) were hoping for Kyle to go via FA or trade along with Smyly.

That could've cleared over 20mil (probably would've had to send some cash along with Smyly).

Oh well. Let's hope they can both keep their ERAs under 4.50

jd isn't a doctor, but he just said steele is expected to be out "at least through the month of april."

ow.  evidently this is based on comments by counsell to the press pre-game.

liner off the glove of morel with bases loaded and 0 outs...following a similar one (hit harder) clanking off swanson...


...and another run in after clanking one off ben brown's leg.

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.

  • 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


  • 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...