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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman


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Cub Miscues Help Angels Cruise to Victory at Diablo

Kyle Survance walked and scored, singled and stole a base and scored, and laced a two-run triple, Leonardo Rivas singled twice, drove-in two runs, and scored another, Brad Anderson reached base three times (two singles and an HBP), and the Angels took advantage of six errors en route to a 9-1 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #4 at the Diablo Stadium Complex in Tempe, AZ.    

The game was pre-planned as an eight-inning affair but was extended an extra half-inning so that all of the Angels pitchers scheduled to throw in the game could get their work.  

In Extended Spring Training roster news, the Cubs have purchased the contract of 23-year old INF Andrew Sohn from Winnipeg (American Association)  The 2014 6th round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals out of Western Michigan University, Sohn was released by STL at the end of Minor League Camp and signed with Winnipeg last Friday. He was a shortstop in college and in his first season in pro ball, but he played 2B-3B-SS about equally in 2015-16, and he was a "two-way" player in college (RHP/SS), so the Cubs might try him on the mound at some point, too, and perhaps eventually use him as a utility INF & "emergency" pitcher at one of their full-season affiliates.  

So in the meantime, Sohn would likely be the "first call" replacement if an infielder at South Bend, Myrtle Beach, or Tennessee goes on the DL anytime during the next couple of months (just as Brandon Cummins would likely be the "first-call" replacement if an outfielder at South Bend, Myrtle Beach, or Tennessee goes on the DL).  

And (you read it here first two days ago), Cubs Top 20 prospect LHP Jose Paulino has officially been moved-up to South Bend from Extended Spring Training. 

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

1a. Jacob Hannemann, CF: 0-2 (4-3, BB, 4-3)
1b. Tolly Filotei, CF: 0-1 (F-9)
2. Aramis Ademan, SS: 1-4 (6-3, 4-3, 3-U, 2B, R)
3a. Kwangmin Kwon, RF: 0-3 (F-7, K, K)
3b. Ruben Reyes, RF: 0-1 (K)
4a. Gustavo Polanco, C-DH: 2-2 (1B, 1B)
4b. Franklin Tineo, PH-DH: 1-2 (4-3, 2B, RBI)
5. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 1-4 (1B, K, L-8, K)
6. Miguel Amaya, DH-C: 0-3 (5-3 DP, E-1, 5-3)
7. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 0-3 (F-7, 4-3, K)
8a. Jose Gutierrez, LF: 0-2 (F-8, L-4)
8b. Fernando Kelli, LF: 0-1 (K) 
9a. Rafael Narea, 3B: 0-2 (F-8, F-9)
9b. Orian Nunez, 3B: 0-0 (BB) 
10a. Henderson Perez, DH #2: 0-2 (K+WP, 1-3)
10b. Samir Lara, PH: 0-1 (K) 

1. Javier Assad: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 39 pitches (21 strikes) 
2. Junior Marte: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 2 PO, 42 pitches (19 strikes) 
3. Nathan Sweeney: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (12 strikes) 
4. Andury Acevedo: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 3/1 GO/AO, 40 pitches (21 strikes) 
5. Jed Carter: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 14 pitches (7 strikes) 

1. LF Jose Gutierrez: E-7 (fielding error on bases-loaded single allowed runner to score from 1st base) 
2. P Nathan Sweeney: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd) 
3. 1B Rafael Mejia: E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
4. C Miguel Amaya: E-2 (errant pick-off attempt at 3rd base allowed runner to score)
5. 1B Rafael Mejia: E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
6. SS Aramis Ademan: E-6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)  

1. Gustavo Polanco: 1-1 CS, 1 PB
2. Miguel Amaya: 0-1 CS, 1 PB, 1 E (see above) 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 



Phil, I read in Baseball America's transactions that the Cubs have re-signed Ryan Kalish. True?

HAGSAG: Ryan Kalish was a player-coach at Iowa the last three months of last season and it could be that he will be a player-coach again at Iowa (or at Tennessee) this season, so maybe he'll try and get into playing shape at Extended Spring Training. But Kalish is 29 years old with a lengthy injury history, and so I don't know if he would have much to offer as a player (only) at this point. He hasn't actually played in a game in almost a year.

Kalish was a favorite of the Cubs front office (Theo, Hoyer, and McLeod) back when they were all together in the Red Sox organization, and so Kalish would be a natural fit in some capacity in the Cubs Player Development Department going forward. He could even end up as a coach with the AZL Cubs once the short season affiliates begin play in June. 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal

    also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke).  unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.

  • Cubster (view)

    I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44

  • Craig A. (view)

    Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers?  It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!

  • crunch (view)

    unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting.  a 70m DH...ow.

    it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.

  • WebAdmin (view)

    Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers according to ESPN. 10 years for $700 m
  • Cubster (view)

    I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.

  • Wrigley Rat (view)

    AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs. 

    Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training. 

  • tim815 (view)

    He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.

    the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option.  his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option.  1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.

    it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd.  even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    CRUNCH: Steve Garvey (one of Shaw's comps as a hitter) was a 5'10 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Jeff Bagwell (another Shaw comp) was a 6'0 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Carlos Santana (who played 1B for Counsell in Milwaukee last season and is an above-average defensive first-baseman) is 5'11. It's not like Shaw is 5'7 or 5'8. I don't really see the problem.