Cubs 40-Man Roster

Roster Rules & Procedures

LAST UPDATED: 7-30-2021

Cubs MLB Reserve List ("40-Man Roster")

39 players are on Cubs MLB Reserve List (one slot is open), plus eight players are on 60-day IL

MLB Service Time goes by the format of Years+Days, so (for example) "2+155" = two years plus 155 days.

Per the 2016-21 CBA, an MLB regular season ("championship season") must be at least 182 days but no more than 187 days, but 172 days constitutes a "full" MLB regular season when calculating MLB Service Time, and so a player cannot get credit for more than 172 days of MLB Service Time in any one season.

Last Name First Name Date-of-Birth Bats /
Throws
HEIGHT / WEIGHT MLB Service Time
(thru 2020)
Minor League Options Left
(2021)
Roster Status Contract Status
(2022)
PITCHERS (22+4)
Abbott Cory 09-20-1995 R/R 6'2 220 0+000 3 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Alzolay Adbert 03-01-1995 R/R 6'1 175 0+050 1 (see Note 4) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Arrieta Jake 03-06-1986 R/R 6'4 230 9+145 1 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED or FREE-AGENT (MUTUAL OPTION)
Brothers Rex 12-18-1987 L/L 6'0 205 4+163 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SALARY ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE
Davies Zach 02-07-1993 R/R 6'0 180 5+020 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Espinoza Anderson 03-09-1998 R/R 6'0 190 1+000 2 OR 3 - TBD (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Hendricks Kyle 12-07-1989 R/R 6'3 190 6+081 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Heuer Codi 07-03-1996 R/R 6'5 200 1+000 3 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Holder Jonathan 06-09-1993 R/R 6'2 232 3+124 1 (see Note 5) 60-DAY IL SALARY ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE
Jewell Jake 05-16-1993 R/R 6'2 217 0+151 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Maples Dillon 05-09-1992 R/R 6'2 230 0+136 0 10-DAY IL AUTO-RENEWAL
Marquez Brailyn 01-30-1999 L/L 6'4 185 0+003 3 OR 4 - TBD (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Megill Trevor 12-06-1993 L/R 6'8 250 0+000 3 (see Note 5) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Mills Alec 11-30-1991 R/R 6'4 205 1+097 0 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Morgan Adam 02-27-1990 L/L 6'1 200 5+017 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SALARY ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE
Nance Tommy 09-20-1995 R/R 6'6 235 0+000 3 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Rodriguez Manuel 08-06-1996 R/R 5'11 205 0+008 2 OR 3 - TBD (see Note 4) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Rucker Michael 04-27-1994 R/R 6'1 195 0+000 3 (see Note 5) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Ryan Kyle 09-25-1991 L/L 6'5 215 3+139 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SALARY ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE
Steele Justin 07-11-1995 L/L 6'2 195 0+011 1 OR 2 - TBD (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Stewart Kohl 10-07-1994 R/R 6'3 200 1+094 2 (see Note 5) 60-DAY IL AUTO-RENEWAL
Thompson Keegan 03-13-1995 R/R 6'2 210 0+000 3 OR 4 - TBA (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Vizcaino Alexander 05-22-1997 R/R 6'2 160 0+000 3 OR 4 - TBD (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Wick Rowan 11-09-1992 L/R 6'3 234 1+114 1 (see Note 5) 60-DAY IL AUTO-RENEWAL or SALARY ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE (TBD)
Wieck Brad 10-14-1991 L/L 6'9 255 1+125 1 60-DAY IL AUTO-RENEWAL
Winkler Dan 02-02-1990 R/R 6'3 205 5+063 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
CATCHERS (3+3)
Amaya Miguel 03-09-1999 R/R 6'1 185 0+000 2 OR 3 - TBD (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Chirinos Robinson 06-05-1984 R/R 6'1 220 8+103 1 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Contreras Willson 05-13-1992 R/R 6'1 210 4+108 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SALARY ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE
Higgins P. J. 05-10-1993 R/R 5'10 195 0+000 3 60-DAY IL AUTO-RENEWAL
Lobaton Jose 10-21-1984 B/R 6'1 212 7+041 0 (see Note 5) 60-DAY IL FREE-AGENT
Romine Austin 11-22-1988 R/R 6'1 216 7+045 0 (see Note 5) 60-DAY IL FREE-AGENT
INFIELDERS (8+1)
Alcantara Sergio 07-10-1996 B/R 5'9 151 0+050 1 (see Notes 4+5) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Bote David 04-07-1993 R/R 6'1 210 2+100 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Duffy Matt 01-15-1991 R/R 6'2 190 5+059 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Hoerner Nico 05-13-1997 R/R 6'1 200 1+021 3 10-DAY IL AUTO-RENEWAL
Madrigal Nick 03-05-1997 R/R 5'8 175 0+164 3 60-DAY IL AUTO-RENEWAL
Morel Christopher 06-24-1999 R/R 6'0 140 0+000 3 OR 4 - TBD (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Romine Andrew 12-24-1985 B/R 6'1 190 6+060 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Schwindel Frank 06-29-1992 R/R 6'1 220 0+015 2 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Wisdom Patrick 08-27-1991 R/R 6'2 220 0+098 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
OUTFIELDERS (6)
Canario Alexander 05-07-2000 R/R 6'1 165 0+000 3 OR 4 - TBD (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Deichmann Greg 05-31-1995 L/R 6'2 205 0+000 3 OR 4 - TBD (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Fargas Johneshwy 12-15-1994 R/R 6'1 180 0+000 3 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Happ Ian 08-17-1994 B/R 6'0 205 3+036 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SALARY ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE
Heyward Jason 08-09-1989 L/L 6'5 240 11+000 3 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Ortega Rafael 05-15-1991 L/R 5'11 180 1+014 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL

NOTE 1 - The Cubs have no players with Selected Player status on their MLB Reserve List at this time.

NOTE 2 - The Cubs have no players with MLB Rule 6 Draft- Excluded Player status on their MLB Reserve List at this time.

NOTE 3 - Any player who has minor league options left and who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Jake Arrieta, Robinson Chirinos, Zach Davies, Matt Duffy,Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, and Dan Winkler, plus Willson Contreras beginning on 6/3), and any international player with Article XIX-A contractual rights has the right to refuse an Optional Assignment and remain on his club's MLB Active List (25-man roster) or elect free-agencv if optioned.
NOTE: Optional Assignment Waivers have been eliminated in the 2016-21 CBA.

NOTE 4 - Sergio Alcantara and Adbert Alzolay will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2021, Justin Steele will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2022 if his 3rd option is spent in 2021, Miguel Amaya, Anderson Espinoza, and Manuel Rodriguez will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2023 if the 3rd option is spent in 2022, and Alexander Canario, Greg Deichmann, Brailyn Marquez, Christopher Morel, Keegan Thompson, and Alexander Vizcaino will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2024 if the 3rd option is spent in 2023 (TBD).

NOTE 5 - Any player who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Jake Arrieta, Robinson Chirinos, Zach Davies, Matt Duffy, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, Jose Lobaton, Adam Morgan, Andrew Romine, Austin Romine, and Dan Winkler, plus Rex Brothers beginning on 4/9 and Willson Contreras beginning on 6/3, and any international player with Article XIX-A contractual rights has the right to refuse an Outright Assignment and remain on his club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) or elect free-agency if outrighted. Also, any player who has accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time (Ian Happ, Jonathan Holder, and Kyle Ryan, plus David Bote beginning on 6/11), or who has not yet accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time but who has been outrighted previously in his career (Sergio Alcantara, Jake Jewell, Trevor Megill, Rafael Ortega, Michael Rucker, Kohl Stewart, Rowan Wick, and Patrick Wisdom), or who has not accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time or been outrighted to the minors previously in his career but who qualified as a "Super Two" player after the 2019 season, has the right to elect free-agency if outrighted.

NOTE 6 - Starting at 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the final game of the 2020 World Series, an unsigned MLB Rule 55-eligible player (second contract or 6YFA) who is not a Rule 6 Selected Player or Draft Excluded Player and/or is not eligible to elect free-agency if outrighted cannot be sent outright to the minors until Outright Assignment Waivers are secured and the player has either signed a 2020 Major League contract, had his 2019 contract unilaterally renewed by the club, or agrees (in advance) to sign a 2020 minor league contract (if the Outright Assignment is contemplated prior to a 2020 Major League contract being tendered).
NOTE: For any MLB player not eligible for salary arbitration, an MLB club can unilaterally renew the player's contract from the previous season (subject to the MLB minimum salary rule and the MLB maximum salary-reduction rule) if the player has not signed a contract by March 1st.

NOTE 7 - Most injured players can be sent to the minors only during a period of time beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until reserve lists are filed in November. (An injured Rule 6 Selected Player can be outrighted during this period only if Rule 6 restrictions have been removed, and an injured Rule 6 Draft Excluded Player can be outrighted during this period only if Outright Assignment Waivers are requested no later than 2 PM Eastern on the 5th day after the final game of the World Series). However, a player on an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) who is not MLB Rule 55-eligible, who has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time in his career, and who did not accrue any MLB Service Time during the previous season, was not selected in the immediately-preceding Rule 5 Draft, and has not previously been outrighted to the minors can be sent outright to the minors even if he is injured beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until the 15th day prior to the start of the next MLB regular season, and an MLB Rule 55-eligible player who has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time in his career, and who did not accrue any MLB Service Time during the previous season, was not selected in the immediately-preceding Rule 5 Draft, and has not previously been outrighted to the minors can be sent outright to the minors even if he is injured during this period only after the player has either signed a Major League contract for the next season, had his previous season's contract unilaterally renewed by the club, or agrees (in advance) to sign a minor league contract for the next season (if the Outright Assignment is contemplated prior to a Major League contract being tendered). Also, a Draft-Excluded Player who has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time in his career and who did not accrue any MLB Service Time during the previous season and who has not previously been outrighted to the minors can be sent outright to the minors even if he is injured only during a five-day window beginning on the 20th day prior to the start of the MLB regular season and extending up until the 15th day prior to the start of the MLB regular season.

NOTE 8 - An Article XX-B MLB free-agent who signs a major league contract after 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the final game of the 2021 World Series will have an automatic "no trade" restriction through June 15, 2022. An Article XX-B MLB Free-Agent who receives a "no trade" right this way can waive the right, but if he does, his club can trade the player only for player contracts and/or cash with a maximum aggregate value of $50,000.
Also, a player with an automatic ("10/5") or contractual full or partial "no trade" restriction (FULL 10/5: Jason Heyward cannot be traded or placed on any type of irrevocable assignment waiver unless he agrees to waive his "no trade" right in advance.

NOTE 9 - A player eligible to be a post-2020 Article XX-B MLB Free-Agent is not eligible to receive an Article XX-B Qualifying Offer if the player has received a Qualifying Offer previously in his career or if the player did not spend the entire preceding MLB regular season on the club's MLB Active List (25-man roster) and/or on one or more of the club's inactive lists and/or on the Active List or an inactive list of one or more minor league affiliates of that club

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  • crunch 1 hour 7 min ago (view)

    ive seen this movie before.

    this movie sucks. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 hour 8 min ago (view)

    TIM: For Nick Castellanos, he would have to opt-out within five days after the conclusion of the 2021 World Series. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 hour 10 min ago (view)

    First of all, I cannot see Ricketts ever allowing another Heyward-type free-agent contract (multi-years for mega-bucks), even if it's Mike Trout. So Kris Bryant and Javier Baez are not coming back. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 hours 10 min ago (view)

    I saw quite a bit of Alexander Canario. I was at the game last year when he made the sliding catch at Sloan Park and tore up his shoulder and had to be carted off the field. I think he had surgery after that. But Canario is (or at least was) a pretty good prospect. Hopefully he comes back 100% from the shoulder injury. 

     

  • tim815 3 hours 31 min ago (view)

    Actually, Nick Castellanos and his opt out.

     

  • crunch 4 hours 19 min ago (view)

    hendricks wins #13...11 in a row.

    dude leads MLB in wins...and also hits given up.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 4 min ago (view)

    I think we're going to get very experimental over these last two months in the high leverage spots. Only caveat is they may want to see if Wick can handle the 9th once he's back.

    That, I'm pretty sure Ryan would have been my last guess to close out a game. Either him or Megill.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 7 min ago (view)

    javy swings on 3-0 pitch, outside, fouls off.

    classic.

    javy strikes out, foul tip low and outside.

    classic.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 10 min ago (view)

    baez coming into the bottom 9th, down by 1, man on 1st.

    standing O.  NY loves him so far.  part of the crowd is chanting "javy" and others "baez"...they'll figure it out in a few games.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 17 min ago (view)

    k.ryan coming in for the save, but j.jewell is in the pen warming up...don't think anyone is officially "closer"

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 19 min ago (view)

    If we're looking to tank next year I think it would be wise to keep Brothers, Morgan, and Ryan. Toss em in high leverage spots, too.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 21 min ago (view)

    I'd guess it's him too. If we wanted boring it would be Winkler.

    Hopefully Ross gives the ball to MANROD.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 29 min ago (view)

    wasn't ugly, but it was nothing masterful...heuer goes 1ip 0h 0bb 0k only giving up an unearned run on a sac fly.  he may get the 9th because he barely worked the 8th (9 pitches).

     

  • crunch 5 hours 38 min ago (view)

    rex brothers sucks.  here comes heuer with the bases loaded and 0 outs.

     

  • Eric S 6 hours 3 min ago (view)

    Still trails Rizzo by 1 HR for a New York franchise

     

  • Eric S 6 hours 5 min ago (view)

    JHey with a bouncer thru the right side gets a two out rbi - his first rbi since July 16.  Happ with another true outcome nite: 3 Ks and a walk