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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 

Minor League Rosters
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.

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  • crunch (view)

    michael busch is not impressed.  3rd straight game with a homer.

  • crunch (view)

    holy f...that slider/sweeper ex-cub tyson miller has.

    the horizontal movement is insane.

  • crunch (view)

    morel with 2 high-quality snags at 3rd base in the 6th going to his right, a weakness of his (though not as weak as his throw accuracy).  both plays saving runs.

  • crunch (view)

    imanaga walks back to back batters to the first hitters up in the 6th.  he had 15 innings without a walk coming into the inning.

    he gave up his first run earlier in the game, but still hasn't given up an earned run.

  • crunch (view)

    mervis with another homer tonight...

    porter hodge made his AAA debut and got the win throwing a scoreless inning in relief...while walking 3 and K'ing 1.

  • crunch (view)

    morel in the lineup saturday and playing 3rd.  hand is obviously bothering him, but he's playing.

    tauchman gets the DH, because he's left handed or whatever... free game of the day, btw...

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    TIM: Yes. I would think so. It's not like anybody is blocking him there. 

    So if PCA, Caissie, K. Alcantara, Canario, and C. Franklin are the Cubs top five outfield prospects (and all five are definitely in the Cubs Top 30), then Alfonsin Rosario is # 6 (ahead of B. Davis, Roederer, Pagan, and Pinango) and is in my Cubs Top 30 (if not in the Cubs Top 30 at BA,, et al).

  • tim815 (view)

    Rosario as next to Myrtle Beach as a hitter?


    Thanks, always.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I guess my point is that based on past performance, majors, minors and spring training would more likely than not cement the 4A reputation with a call up, particularly as a part time occasional player.

    If he tears up triple A other teams may have different thoughts even without the MLB experience. He lacks prospect pedigree primarily because of the system he’s in. Probably not the centerpiece of a trade but certainly a decent component.

  • Charlie (view)

    Agreed. Mervis lacks prospect pedigree, and he will likely carry the trade value of a suspected quad-A guy until he shows success at the MLB level.

    I also think the Cubs will show interest in a regular DH if it turns out they already have a guy who can fill that role well.