Cubs 40-Man Roster

Roster Rules & Procedures

LAST UPDATED: 5-15-2022

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

40 players are on Cubs MLB Reserve List (roster is full), plus four players are on the 60-day IL, two players are on the CoViD-related IL and one player is on the Restricted List.

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

Per the CBA, an MLB regular season ("championship season") must be at least 182 days and 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.

Player's name DoB B / T H / W
MLB Service Time (thru 2021)
Minor League Option Years Left (2022)
Times optioned
(in 2022)
Roster Status Contract Status (2022)
PITCHERS (20+6)  
Adbert Alzolay 03-01-1995 R/R 6'1 175 1+050 0 N/A 60-DAY IL SIGNED
Scott Effross 12-28-1993 R/R 6'2 202 0+037 3 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Anderson Espinoza 03-09-1998 R/R 6'0 190 1+000 1 OR 2 [See Note 4] 0OPTIONED SIGNED
Mychal Givens 05-13-1990 R/R 6'0 230 6+069 2 [See Notes 3+5+8] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Robert Gsellman 07-18-1993 R/R 6'4 200 5+042 2 [See Notes 3+5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Kyle Hendricks 12-07-1989 R/R 6'3 190 7+081 3 [See Notes 3+5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Codi Heuer 07-03-1996 R/R 6'5 200 2+000 3 [See Note 5] 060-DAY IL SIGNED
Mark Leiter Jr 03-13-1991 R/R 6'0 210 1+082 1 [See Note 5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Brailyn Marquez 01-30-1999 L/L 6'4 185 0+003 2 OR 3 [See Note 4] 0OPTIONED SIGNED
Chris Martin 06-02-1986 R/R 6'8 225 4+133 1 [See Notes 3+5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Conner Menez 05-29-1995 L/L 6'2 206 0+113 1 [See Notes 4 & 5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Wade Miley 11-13-1986 L/L 6'2 220 10+025 3 [See Notes 3+5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Alec Mills 11-30-1991 R/R 6'4 205 2+097 0 [See Note 5] N/A10-DAY IL SIGNED
Sean Newcomb 06-12-1993 L/L 6'5 255 3+123 0 [See Note 5] N/A15-DAY IL SIGNED
Daniel Norris 04-25-1993 L/L 6'2 185 6+073 1 [See Notes 3+5+8] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Ethan Roberts 07-04-1997 R/R 5'10 180 0+000 3 010-DAY IL SIGNED
David Robertson 04-09-1985 R/R 5'11 195 12+119 2 [See Notes 3+5+8] 0CoViD-related IL SIGNED
Manuel Rodriguez 08-06-1996 R/R 5'11 205 0+074 1 OR 2 [See Note 4] 0OPTIONED SIGNED
Michael Rucker 04-27-1994 R/R 6'1 195 0+066 3 [See Note 5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Drew Smyly 06-13-1989 L/L 6'2 188 9+143 2 [See Notes 3+5+8] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Justin Steele 07-11-1995 L/L 6'2 195 0+143 1 [See Note 4] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Marcus Stroman 05-01-1991 R/R 5'7 180 7+026 3 [See Notes 3+5+8] 0CoVoD-related IL SIGNED
Keegan Thompson 03-13-1995 R/R 6'2 210 0+131 2 OR 3 [See Note 4] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Alexander Vizcaino 05-22-1997 R/R 6'2 160 0+000 2 OR 3 [See Note 4] 0OPTIONED / RESTRICTED LIST SIGNED
Rowan Wick 11-09-1992 L/R 6'3 234 2+114 1 [See Note 5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Brad Wieck 10-14-1991 L/L 6'9 255 2+085 0 [See Note 5] N/A60-DAY IL SIGNED
CATCHERS (3)  
Miguel Amaya 03-09-1999 R/R 6'1 185 0+000 1 OR 2 [See Note 4] 0OPTIONED SIGNED
Willson Contreras 05-13-1992 R/R 6'1 210 5+108 2 [See Notes 3+5] 0ACTIVE ARBITRATION PENDING
Yan Gomes 07-19-1987 R/R 6'2 212 9+083 2 [See Notes 3+5+8] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
INFIELDERS (9+1)  
David Bote 04-07-1993 R/R 6'1 210 3+100 2 [See Note 5] 060-DAY IL SIGNED
Nico Hoerner 05-13-1997 R/R 6'1 200 2+014 2 [See Note 5] 010-DAY IL SIGNED
Nick Madrigal 03-05-1997 R/R 5'8 175 1+164 3 010-DAY IL SIGNED
Christopher Morel 06-24-1999 R/R 6'0 140 0+000 2 OR 3 [See Note 4] 0OPTIONED SIGNED
Alfonso Rivas 09-13-1996 L/L 5'11 190 0+037 3 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Frank Schwindel 06-29-1992 R/R 6'1 220 0+111 2 1ACTIVE SIGNED
Andrelton Simmons 09-04-1989 R/R 6'2 195 9+122 3 [See Notes 3+5+8] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Ildemaro Vargas 07-16-1991 B/R 6'0 180 2+097 0 [See Note 5] N/AACTIVE SIGNED
Jonathan Villar 05-02-1991 B/R 6'0 233 7+113 0 [See Notes 5+8] N/AACTIVE SIGNED
Patrick Wisdom 08-27-1991 R/R 6'2 220 1+058 1 [See Note 5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
OUTFIELDERS (8)  
Alexander Canario 05-07-2000 R/R 6'1 165 0+000 2 OR 3 [See Note 4] 0OPTIONED SIGNED
Clint Frazier 09-06-1994 R/R 5'11 212 3+149 1 [See Note 5] 010-DAY IL SIGNED
Ian Happ 08-17-1994 B/R 6'0 205 4+036 2 [See Notes 3+5] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Michael Hermosillo 01-17-1995 R/R 6'0 205 1+064 0 [See Note 5] N/A10-DAY IL SIGNED
Jason Heyward 08-09-1989 L/L 6'5 240 12+000 3 [See Notes 3+5+8] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Rafael Ortega 05-15-1991 L/R 5'11 180 1+145 0 [See Note 5] N/AACTIVE SIGNED
Seiya Suzuki 08-18-1994 R/R 5'11 182 0+000 4 [See Notes 3+4+5+8] 0ACTIVE SIGNED
Nelson Velazquez 12-26-1998 R/R 6'0 200 0+000 3 0OPTIONED SIGNED

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 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 (Willson Contreras, Robert Gsellman, Mychal Givens, Yan Gomes, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, Wade Miley, Daniel Norris, David Robertson, Andrelton Simmons, Drew Smyly, and Marcus Stroman, plus Chris Martin beginning on 5/15 and Ian Happ beginning on 8/20), and any international player with Article XIX-A contractual rights (Seiya Suzuki) 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 - Conner Menez and Justin Steele are eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2022, 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, 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), and Seiya Suzuki is eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2025 or 2026.

NOTE 5 - Any player who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Willson Contreras, Robert Gsellman, Mychal Givens, Yan Gomes, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, Wade Miley, Daniel Norris, David Robertson, Andrelton Simmons, Drew Smyly, Marcus Stroman, and Jonathan Villar, plus Chris Martin beginning on 5/15 and Ian Happ beginning on 8/20), and any international player with Article XIX-A contractual rights (Seiya Suzuki) 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 (David Bote, Clint Frazier, Ian Happ, Chris Martin, and Sean Newcomb, plus Alec Mills beginning on 6/20, Brad Wieck beginning on 7/2, Nico Hoerner beginning on 9/11, and Codi Heuer beginning on 9/25), or who has not yet accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time but who has been outrighted previously in his career (Michael Hermosillo, Mark Leiter Jr, Conner Menez, Rafael Ortega, Michael Rucker, Ildemaro Vargas, 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 2021 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 2021 World Series, an unsigned MLB Rule 9 eligible player (second contract or 6YFA) who is not a Rule 5 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 2022 Major League contract, had his 2021 contract unilaterally renewed by the club, or agrees (in advance) to sign a 2022 minor league contract (if the Outright Assignment is contemplated prior to a 2022 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 5 Selected Player can be outrighted during this period only if Rule 5 restrictions have been removed, and an injured Rule 5 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 9-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 9-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 (Mychal Givens, Yan Gomes, Daniel Norris, David Robertson, Andrelton Simmons, Drew Smyly, Marcus Stroman, and Jonathan Villar) 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: Seiya Suzuki / 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-2022 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 10 hours 45 min ago (view)

    welcome to the bigs morel.

    huuuuuge homer 1st AB.

    hughes went 1.2ip 0h 1bb 5k

     

  • crunch 12 hours 24 min ago (view)

    vogelbomb just hit a stand-up triple vs thompson/happ.  1st triple in his career.

    dismantle this whole f'n team and start over.

     

  • crunch 12 hours 35 min ago (view)

    villar finally gets his 1st cubs homer...wholesome "hurray for me" celebration.

     

  • tim815 15 hours 14 min ago (view)

    I'm still trying to figure out the COVID rules. Since Hughes comes up as a COVID replacement, when he gets sent back down to Iowa, I'm rather sure he can be deleted from the 40 man roster without any consequence. I'm not sure if that's also happening with Menez, though, who has been in MLB before.

     

  • crunch 16 hours 29 min ago (view)

    christopher morel is up!

    heyward to covid IL.  no idea if he got vax'd pre-season, but him and rizzo were the team's anti-vax'rs last year.  rizzo got vax'd a few weeks after signing with the yanks.

    also brandon hughes (LH relief) is up and conner menez is down.

    one guy is a high end prospect, the other is a failed OF'r turned pitcher (he pitched in college) and he has been amazing this season.

    both could figure into the cubs plans for years.

     

  • tim815 20 hours 26 min ago (view)

    Raino Coran walks.

     

    This is my shocked face.

     

  • Childersb3 20 hours 53 min ago (view)

    Phil, do you think Gsellman would accept a demotion back to Iowa if he was optioned this year? I know he can refuse the option due to his five yrs of service time. If he's pitched well he might decline it and try to sign elsewhere.

     

  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    k.thompson gets the tuesday start

     

  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    3 wins in a row.

    feels good.

     

  • crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    contreras grand slam.  career HR #100

    they sell the entire f'n team and this dude doesn't have an extension...

     

  • Mornington Crescent 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    That is just brutal.

     

  • crunch 2 days 16 hours ago (view)

    CIN throws a combined no-hitter.

    they lose 0-1 to PIT.

    6 walks.  run scored on a force out play with the bases loaded.

     

  • Cubster 2 days 17 hours ago (view)

    Hoerner to IL w ankle sprain. Andrelton Simmons finally and timely (sort of) arrives.

     

  • crunch 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    was not aware of that.  i thought it was a vesting option that didn't realize itself.  that's even better.

     

  • azbobbop 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    Hendricks 2024 is now a club option.

     

  • crunch 3 days 8 hours ago (view)

    2024 option didn't vest, so he's only got 2023.

    still, he should be an attractive trade option with a somewhat cheap (14m + 1.5m buyout 2024) followup year.  he's not an ordinary rental.

    hopefully he can keep the ball in the park and show he's capable of regular 90-110+ pitch outings while the cubs are shopping him.