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39 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL and one player has been DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT (DFA)   

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, and nine 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 4-23-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

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

OPTIONED: 9 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL: 3
Kyle Hendricks, P 
* Drew Smyly, P 
* Justin Steele, P   

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

DFA: 1 
Garrett Cooper, 1B 
 





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Taillon Gets Lotsa Swing & Miss at Riverview

Geuri Lubo doubled twice and drove-in a run, Albert Gutierrez stroked an RBI double and scored a run, Leonel Espinoza reached base on an HBP, walked, stole a base and scored a run, and Squad "A" SP Freilyn Silverio fired 3.1 IP of shutout ball, in Cubs Spring Training Minor League Camp intrasquad game action Tuesday morning on Field # 1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

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

SP James Taillon (on Cubs MLB 15-day IL - back strain) got the start for Squad "B," and hurled three innings of shutout ball, allowing two hits (a single by Scott McKeon and a double by David Peralta) and two walks (one to David Peralta and one to Patrick Wisdom), while striking out five (all five swinging, including Patrick Wisdom twice, and Bradlee Beesley, Felix Stevens, and Alfonsin Rosario once each), with a 2/2 GO/AO. Taillon threw a total of 43 pitches (28 strikes - 11 swing & miss - six foul balls), including 17 pitches in the 1st inning, 14 in the second, and twelve in the third. 

Because there weren't quite enough players available to staff two full squads, Bradlee Beesley played CF and Scott McKeon played 2B for both squads, and some players took one AB initially with one squad and then another AB later with the other squad. However, Peralta, Wisdom, Beesley, and McKeon only batted against Taillon.  

POSITION PLAYERS:  

SQUAD "A" 
Bradlee Beesley, CF: 0-1 (K) 
Patrick Wisdom, 3B: 0-3 (K, K, BB, L-7) 
David Peralta, DH: 1-3 (BB, 5-3, 2B, L-4) 
Scott McKeon, 2B: 1-1 (1B, SB) 
Angel Cepeda, SS: 0-1 (4-6 FC, BB) 
Albert Gutierrez, 1B: 1-2 (K, 2B, R, RBI)
Leonel Espinoza, RF: 0-0 (HBP, BB, R, SB) 
Geuri Lubo, LF: 2-3 (F-8, 2B, 2B, RBI)
Adan Sanchez, C: 0-2 (P-3, 3-U, BB) 

SQUAD "B" 
Anderson Suriel, LF: 1-3 (4-3, 1B, P-4) 
Felix Stevens, 1B: 0-2 (K, 5-3)
Adan Sanchez, C: 0-2 (P-3, 3-U, BB) 
Jose Escobar, 3B: 0-2 (F-8, HBP, F-9) 
Yahil Melendez, SS: 0-3 (F-7, 4-6 FC, K)
Alfonsin Rosario, RF: 0-2 (K, BB, K) 
Frank Hernandez, C: 0-2 (L-6, F-8) 

SQUAD "A" PITCHERS
1. Freilyn Silverio: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 4/5 GO/AO, 53 pitches (26 sdtrikes) 
2. Jack Patterson: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 17 pitches (9 strikes) 

SQUAD "B" PITCHERS
1. Jameson Taillon: 3.0 IP, 2 H. 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 43 pitches (28 strikes) 
2. Mathew Peters: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 0/3 GO/AO, 35 pitches (17 strikes) 

SQUAD "A" ERRORS: 1
C Frank Hernandez: E-2 (overthrow at 2nd base on SB attempt allowed runner to advance to 3rd) 

SQUAD "B" ERRORS: NONE 

SQUAD "A" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Frank Hernandez: 0-1 CS, 1 E (see above)

SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Adan Sanchez: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 70's 

ATTENDANCE: 10 

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Comments

No question Jameson Taillon looks "ready to roll." His stuff was absolutely filthy today, as evidenced by the many swing & miss. He should be ready to go four innings and throw around 60+ pitches in his rehab outing planned for this coming weekend (presumably at Iowa?).  

Because his 15-day IL stint was backdated to three days prior to MLB Opening Day, Taillon is eligible to be reinstated from the IL on April 9th, although I suspect it would be more like maybe 4/17 in Arizona (that would give him two rehab starts to ramp-up to five innings / 75-80 pitches). 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    PCA called up.

  • crunch (view)

    welp...

    bellinger...fractured rib.

    a not-very-ready PCA will probably be called up when it would be much better for him to be in AAA getting regular ABs.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no hard data, but i'm seeing the same thing.

    there used to be some parks where that was rampant (colorado during the todd helton days comes to mind), but i'm seeing it all over the place the past couple seasons.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I’ll spare the details which I’ve stated before but, in short, the Cardinals have lost their sight of their successful identity and strategy over last several dominant decades. From the beginning of the season I saw the Cardinals being in last place or near it again this year, and my prediction is that Mozeliak will be gone after the end of the season.

  • Bill (view)

    I would have kept Cooper rather than Wisdom, but at least I can understand why they did it.  In a team that lacks dominant power hitters, Wisdom can be a dominant power hitter, at least in streaks.  I suppose that there is always the possibility that the streaks longer in both duration and frequency.  I will be content if they essentially make a 100 % DH commitment to Mervis against righties and Wisdom against lefties.  When a regular needs rest, give them total rest, rather than a DH rest.  Do this for at least 2 months, and then re-evaluate at that point.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    This is Cubs adjacent but…


    Jordan Walker just was optioned by the deadbirds. For all the talk of the Cardinals development machine, they’ve really missed on a lot of can’t miss superstars lately. Walker has struggled. Gorman has been okay. They’re already trying to push Carlson out the door. Their pitching system has been so bad they had to go out and sign basically a full rotation over the last two offseasons.

    They’ve still developed a few of those pesky solid players, like Donovan, Edman, and Nootbaar. Their two best prospect to MLB players have been Adolis and Arozarena, neither of which is a cardinal.

    I hope they never figure it out again. Cardinal failure brings me such joy.
     

  • Raisin101 (view)

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate not only all your posts but how eager you are to respond to our questions.

  • Sonicwind75 (view)

    Is it just me or does it seem that official scorers are becoming less likely to call a misplay an error? 

     

    Guess I've hit my cranky old-man phase in life.  "I remember back in the day when an error was an error.  Official scorers have gone soft.  Now where did I put my readers?!!??"

     

    Sidenote, maybe Bellinger should be a little more careful against the Astros.  That was the series last year that a play at wall put him on the IL.   

  • crunch (view)

    i hated the almonte pickup, but he's 9-10 out of 12 for good outings, following a great spring.  hope he can keep it up.

    i already miss cooper, but yeah...the thin OF roster backup the team seems to want to carry probably got wisdom preference over cooper.  i could live without seeing wisdom at 3rd unless it's a blowout, though.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Things I've been wrong about:

    -Tauchman is fine as a 4th OF. I knew that. I just want a better LH DH option and he was really the DH for us until Seiya got hurt. I'm glad Mervis is getting a chance at it. Caissie is coming for that job for sure. But Tauchman continues to be highly useful as a 4th OF with Seiya being hurt

    -I wanted Yency to go to get guys at Iowa a chance. Guys like Palencia and Sanders or RileyT. Maybe even Hodge! But Yency has been better the last two plus weeks. He did hit 96 the other day. He was 93 in Texas to open the season.

    -Leiter has his split working enough. It just needs to stay there

    -I was surprised Jed picked Wisdom over Cooper. I wonder if this happens if Seiya wasn't hurt. Wisdom has more power. Cooper is the better hitter. Jed picked Wisdom and Wisdom had an option left as well.

    -Palencia just doesn't miss enough bats. Similar to ManRod, just two yrs younger. ManRod is killing AAA for TB right now!

    Things I got right so far:

    -Hendricks. Sorry Kyle. You got paid though!

    Jed, you missed there.

    -Smyly. If Jed could've traded him before or during ST, then he should have and saved some cash.

    -Mastro.  Not a LH DH. Pinch runner. Defensive utility. Maybe he's better than Madrigal but didn't get a legit chance to prove it.

    -Luke Little is good. He's had one bad outing. That's it. Needs to get better entering with guys on base. But he needs to stay in MLB.

    -Oh yeah....Morel is doing fine at 3B! He'll get better as well!!