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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus seven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and seven players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 5-21-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

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

OPTIONED: 7
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
* Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B

15-DAY IL: 7
Yency Almonte, P
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P
Daniel Palencia, P
* Drew Smyly, P
Keegan Thompson, P
* Jordan Wicks, P

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

 





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A's Stop the Rosario HR Streak at Sloan Park

German Ortiz belted a two-run double, Carlos Gonzalez drilled a two-run single, and SP Steven Echavarria (A's 2023 3rd round pick and #2 pitching prospect) tossed five innings of one-run ball while allowing three hits and no walks, striking out eight, and retiring the last eleven men he faced in a row, leading the Athletics to a 6-3 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Thursday afternoon at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.  

Alfonsin Rosario's consecutive HR streak was stopped at four, but he did hammer a line-drive double into the LF corner in his final AB and later scored the Cubs third run on a sac fly. 

Cubs pitchers surrendered only four hits in the game, but SP Miguel Cruz walked six (including five in a row at one point), and RP Scarlyn Lebron (recently arrived at EXST from Lo-A Myrtle Beach) made a costly fielding error that cost him and the Cubs two unearned runs.  

Just called up to EXST from the Cubs Dominican Academy, OF Joan Delgado and INF Eriandys Ramon made their stateside game debuts, with Delgado leading off and playing CF, and Ramon playing 2nd base and batting 7th. 

Delgado went 0-4 in five plate appearances, striking out in his first two AB before drawing a walk and then immediately getting picked off 1st base. He grounded out and flied out in his final two AB. 

Ramon ripped an RBI double down the 1st base line his first time up and walked and scored in his third PA. He also was called out on strikes and popped out to A's first-baseman Quincy Nieporte (an outstanding "no look" over-the-shoulder basket catch while running full speed into short RF).  

The 19-year old Delgado was one of only two Cubs to play in the DSL All-Star game last year (RHP Alfredo Romero was the other one, and he was called up to the ACL two weeks later while Delgado remained at Boca Chica), and he is clearly one of the fastest players in the Cubs system. 

The 21-year old 6'3 switch-hitting Ramon was signed for $90,000 out of Cuba last June after playing shortstop for the Cuban Junior National Team. From watching Ramon at Camp Day yesterday and in pre-game drills and in the game today, I can say he is a VERY polished player and could move up the pipeline quickly. 

CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (updated): 
https://www.thecubreporter.com/2024-cubs-extended-spring-training-roste…;

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only)

CUBS LINEUP:
1. Joan Delgado, CF: 0-4 (K, K, BB, 6-3, F-8, PO) 
2. Jose Escobar, 3B: 0-4 (L-8, K, HBP, 5-3, 3-1)
3. Angel Cepeda, SS: 1-4 (1B, F-8. F-9, K) 
4. Alfonsin Rosario, LF: 1-4 (K, 1-3, K, 2B, R) 
5. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 1-4 (1B, F-8, 3-1, K, R) 
6. Geuri Lubo, RF: 0-3 (F-8, K, K, F-8 SF, RBI) 
7. Eriandys Ramon, 2B: 1-3 (2B, K, BB, P-3, R, RBI) 
8. Yidel Diaz, DH: 2-4 (K, F-8, 2B, 1B, RBI) 
9. Jairo Diaz, C: 0-4 (3-1, K, P-3, L-4) 

CUBS PITCHERS: 
1. Miguel Cruz: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 2 R (2 ER), 6 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 57 pitches (27 strikes) 
2. Luis A. Reyes: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 3/1 GO/AO, 47 pitches (29 strikes) 
3. Scarlyn Lebron: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 41 pitches (24 strikes) 

CUBS ERRORS: 1 
P Scarlyn Lebron: E-1 (missed catch on attempted 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely) 
  
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Jairo Diaz: 1 PB

CUBS OUTFIELD ASSIST
RF Geuri Lubo - batter thrown out 9-4 attempting to stretch single into double

WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 12 

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Comments

AZ Phil:
Rookie ball (ACL) starts on May 4th. Do yo think Ramon and Rosario (maybe Delgado) stay in Mesa for the month of May, then go to MB if all goes "solid"?
 

I have had the pleasure of watching some of the young A's pitchers lately (first Joe Boyle the last day of Minor League Spring Training in March, and more recently Luis Morales last week and Steven Echavarria yesterday at Extended Spring Training), and it reminds me of the Miami Marlins a couple of years ago. A really nice collection of young pitchers. It will be interesting to see what the A's will get for two years of ex-Cub Paul Blackburn at the Trade Deadline (there should be a robust market for Blackburn). 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    cubs get one!  infield popup and m.busch ends up on 2nd.  wind owes cubs fans...need to get that run in to make it more fair.

    cashed in!  tie game!

  • crunch (view)

    assad get d.ross'd after 4.2ip...men on the corners...102 pitches thrown (104 his season and career high).

  • crunch (view)

    cubs out here giving away chances at outs with the defense...not the first time this year...too many times this year.

    i understand 2 of the 3 miscues (so far in the 5th) were wind-aided, but still...damn...

  • crunch (view)

    big OF shot on the bleachers and judging by what i'm seeing, about 75%+ of those baseball-bat "mugs" of beer seem to be sold to the bleacher fans.

  • crunch (view)

    ryne sandberg posted his latest scans show no cancer.

    that's good.  that said, you gotta wait a few years to see where you're truly at with something like stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer.  if it didn't metastasize to his bones, he's already got an advantage with the latest news...that area of metastasis seems to be one of the worst signs of survival with this particular cancer.

    he will be monitored for the rest of his life until his age/health dictates it's no longer neccessary.

    good news for now.  hopefully he's one of the slightly better than 1/3rd that survive stage 4 prostate cancer after 5 years.  this news is a great start.

  • crunch (view)

    1- NICE!

    2- boo.

  • Eric S (view)

    Interesting pre-game news from Craig Counsell:

    • Professor moved to the bullpen, for now
    • Adbert seeking a second opinion on the forearm strain (sounds ominous)
  • crunch (view)

    yeah, pitch framing is another defensive love interest I don't understand.  i mean, it's nice, but it's elevated importance is way overblown (imo) since the data points to a couple calls of a ball/strike a game that's influenced.

    STL's love affair with it involved getting contreras out of the C position for a while last year...which showed no improvement with his C replacements even keeping his bat in the lineup as a DH.  this year it cost STL his great bat for months, if not the whole season, because they moved him closer to the plate to help frame better.

    you know what's undervalued now for catcher?  stolen bases.  the pizza boxes on the field have people running.  both gunning down runners and being able to do so should be a bit more important.  contreras had a good 33% CS rate, but more importantly his arm and ability only had 9 attempts to steal on him in 20 games (6sb 3cs).  i would say this is much more important than gaming 2-ish ball/strike calls your way per game.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Somewhat OT: I used to be staunchly against robo balls and strikes. I’m growing more and more in favor of it. When I pitched in high school I always tried to extend the outside corner but watching at mlb level, I’m just tired of watching crappy hitting catchers stay in the big leagues too long because they’re good pitch framers. The two Cubs catchers can’t hit, can’t throw, but they’re good pitch framers and the pitchers like them. We sadly are now stuck with DH in both leagues (a travesty), so since we’re going all in on offense, get these worthless bum catchers out of baseball.

    If umpires insist on calling balls and strikes, I think it’s insane some of these guys get to do that. They should have two sets of rotating umpires; base umpires and home plate umpires.

  • Charlie (view)

    Sorry for the Mark Prior tag. I'm posting from mobile and it's not letting me remove it. I feel haunted.