Cubs 40-Man Roster

Roster Rules & Procedures

LAST UPDATED:3-2-2021

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

40 players are on Cubs MLB Reserve List (roster is full), plus one player has been Designated for Assignment

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
(2021)
PITCHERS (26+1)
Abbott Cory 09-20-1995 R/R 6'2 220 0+000 3 (see Notes 2+7) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Adam Jason 08-04-1991 R/R 6'3 229 1+081 2 (see Note 6) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Alzolay Adbert 03-01-1995 R/R 6'1 175 0+050 0 OR 1 - TBD (see Note 4) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Arrieta Jake 03-06-1986 R/R 6'4 230 9+145 1 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Chafin Andrew 06-17-1990 L/L 6'2 235 6+020 2 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Davies Zach 02-07-1993 R/R 6'0 180 5+020 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Fenter Gray 01-25-1996 R/R 6'0 200 0+000 3 (see Note 1) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Hendricks Kyle 12-07-1989 R/R 6'3 190 6+081 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Holder Jonathan 06-09-1993 R/R 6'2 232 3+124 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Kimbrel Craig 05-28-1988 R/R 5'11 220 8+161 2 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Maples Dillon 05-09-1992 R/R 6'2 230 0+136 0 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Marquez Brailyn 01-30-1999 L/L 6'4 185 0+003 3 OR 4 - TBD (see Notes 2+4) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Miller Tyson 07-29-1995 R/R 6'4 215 0+006 2 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Mills Alec 11-30-1991 R/R 6'4 205 1+097 0 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Norwood James 12-24-1993 R/R 6'2 215 1+070 1 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Rodriguez Manuel 08-06-1996 R/R 5'11 205 0+008 2 OR 3 - TBD (see Note 4) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Ryan Kyle 09-25-1991 L/L 6'5 215 3+139 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Steele Justin 07-11-1995 L/L 6'2 195 0+011 1 OR 2 - TBD (see Note 4) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Stewart Kohl 10-07-1994 R/R 6'3 200 1+094 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Tepera Ryan 11-03-1987 R/R 6'1 195 5+008 1 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Thompson Keegan 03-13-1995 R/R 6'2 210 0+000 3 OR 4 - TBA (see Notes 2+4+7) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Underwood Jr Duane 07-20-1994 R/R 6'2 210 1+041 0 DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT AUTO-RENEWAL
Wick Rowan 11-09-1992 L/R 6'3 234 1+114 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Wieck Brad 10-14-1991 L/L 6'9 255 1+126 1 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Williams Trevor 04-25-1992 R/R 6'3 235 4+027 3 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Winkler Dan 02-02-1990 R/R 6'3 205 5+063 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Workman Brandon 08-13-1988 R/R 6'5 235 6+051 0 (see Notes 5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
CATCHERS (3)
Amaya Miguel 03-09-1999 R/R 6'1 185 0+000 2 OR 3 - TBD (see Note 4+7) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Contreras Willson 05-13-1992 R/R 6'1 210 4+108 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Romine Austin 11-22-1988 R/R 6'1 216 7+045 0 (see Notes 3+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
INFIELDERS (7)
Baez Javy 12-01-1992 R/R 6'0 190 5+089 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Bote David 04-07-1993 R/R 6'1 210 2+100 2 ACTIVE SIGNED
Bryant Kris 01-04-1992 R/R 6'5 215 5+171 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Hoerner Nico 05-13-1997 R/R 6'1 200 1+021 3 OR 4 - TBD (see Note 4) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Morel Christopher 06-24-1999 R/R 6'0 140 0+000 3 OR 4 - TBD (see Notes 2+4+7) ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Rizzo Anthony 08-08-1989 L/L 6'3 240 8+168 1 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Vargas Ildemaro 07-16-1991 B/R 6'0 180 2+028 0 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
OUTFIELDERS (4)
Happ Ian 08-17-1994 B/R 6'0 205 3+036 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SALARY ARBITRATION
Heyward Jason 08-09-1989 L/L 6'5 240 11+000 3 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Marisnick Jake 03-30-1991 R/R 6'4 220 6+132 1 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Pederson Joc 04-21-1992 L/L 6'1 220 6+028 3 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED

NOTE 1 - Gray Fenter was selected 1n the Major League Phase of the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, so he will have Selected Player status in 2021.

NOTE 2 - Any player on a minor league reserve list who is eligible for selection in the 2020 MLB Rule 5 Draft, who has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time through the 2020 season, and who has his contract selected and is added to an MLB Reserve List after August 31st (Cory Abbott, Brailyn Marquez, Christopher Morel, and Keegan Thompson) will have MLB Rule 6 Draft- Excluded Player status until 20 days prior to 2021 MLB Opening Day.

NOTE 3 - Any player who has minor league options left and who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Andrew Chafin, Zach Davies, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Jake Marisnick, Joc Pederson, Anthony Rizzo, Ryan Tepera, and Dan Winkler) 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 -If the 2020 minor league season is not considered to be a "qualified season" because it was canceled before it started, Adbert Alzolay will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2021 if his 3rd option is spent in 2020, Justin Steele will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2022 if his 3rd option is spent in 2021, Miguel Amaya and Manuel Rodriguez will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2023 if the 3rd option is spent in 2022, and Nico Hoerner, Brailyn Marquez, Christopher Morel, and Keegan Thompson 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, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Andrew Chafin, Zach Davies, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Jake Marisnick, Joc Pederson, Anthony Rizzo, Austin Romine, Ryan Tepera, Dan Winkler, and Brandon Workman) 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 (Willson Contreras, Ian Happ, Jonathan Holder, Kyle Ryan, and Trevor Williams), or who has not yet accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time but who has been outrighted previously in his career (Kohl Stewart and Rowan Wick), 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 (Cory Abbott, Christopher Morel, and Keegan Thompson) 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 (Cory Abbott, Christopher Morel, and Keegan Thompson) 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 2020 World Series (Jake Arrieta, Andrew Chafin, Jake Marisnick, Joc Pederson, Austin Romine, and Brandon Workman) will have an automatic "no trade" restriction through June 15, 2021. 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 - PARTIAL: Craig Kimbrel) 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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  • First.Pitch.120 4 hours 12 min ago (view)

    Cotton McKnight: In 23 years of broadcasting I thought I'd seen it all, folks. But it looks like Peter La Fleur has actually blindfolded himself.

    Pepper Brooks: He will not be able to see very well, Cotton. 

     

  • First.Pitch.120 4 hours 13 min ago (view)

    Yes! Exactly... I'd love to be able to watch coverages in football or just key-in on a great WR to watch them work.

     

  • First.Pitch.120 4 hours 16 min ago (view)

    Wow... this is the most engagement I have ever received on any topic on social media platform. Please stay tuned for my opinions on the Oxford Comma, the APA Style Manual for Academic Writing, and the auto-correct on my iPhone.  

    I am an awesome guy at parties.... 

     

  • bradsbeard 14 hours 40 min ago (view)

    I watched some of the Puerto Rican Winter League games that Miguel Amaya played in this winter. At least one broadcast had a super wide shot for balls in play that let you see the OF and the baserunners at the same time. It was awesome. 

     

  • Wrigley Rat 17 hours 46 min ago (view)

    3 dots on this evening's Cubs-Dodgers game - makes sense & they do color in the 3rd dot as they're going to commericals (Spectrum Sportsnet).

     

  • crunch 19 hours 59 min ago (view)

    3 dot crew represent.  i didn't have an opinion, but now i'm 100% on board.

     

  • Charlie 20 hours 7 min ago (view)

    I agree on most of this, but I especially support three fillable dots for the outs--and fill in the third before cutting to a commercial!

    Not doing homework on the players in a Spring Training broadcast is pretty forgiveable, but ESPN is really bad about it pretty much all year. It would be nice if they made a habit of picking up a local color commentator and sort of interviewing them throughout games.

     

  • George Altman 1 day 10 min ago (view)

    The single thing I want in a sports broadcast is to become smarter about the sport,  to learn something from the broadcast crew.

    Stone does that, Romo does that, Eddie O on hockey, and that's about it. I watch sporting events with the sound down very low or off. I forgot more about baseball than most broadcasters will ever know, and I'm always shocked when I see something in a football game that the crew doesn't,  and I know about NOTHING about football. 

     

  • First.Pitch.120 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Also... what is with only having 2 dots as the outs counter? I know that you don't really need the 3rd dot, but I find it counter-intuitive. If the dots fill in, then only having 2 throws me off b/c it's natural to subitize "3" associated with outs. You quickly see 0/3, 1/3, 2/3.  If the graphic does not have fill-in dots, then just put the #.  eg - OUTS: 1  It's minimalism for the sake of minimalism, not graphic design for effective communication.

     

  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    tight shots + insane amount of screen real estate being taken up with graphics is a bit of a plague...especially the ones with a non-stop bottom news ticker.

     

  • First.Pitch.120 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    General comment on baseball broadcasting... I think that the color comentator (CC) needs to talk about 30% more & the PBP about 30% less. I would love a more stream of consciousness from the CC outlining what they would be looking for in a given situation. To that end, why not have 2 CC for national broadcasts - one a pitcher & one a position player. Would love for them to banter back & forth on micro strategy from their perspectives. I think this would turn the game's pauses between action into more of an asset.

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    brews sign j.bradley 2/24m...decent deal for a quality CF'r.  he can opt out of the 2nd year.

     

  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    the national broadcasts on ESPN suffer badly from a lack of "homework" on the teams they're covering.

    yesterday i heard more riffing between the announcers about each other more than the players.  the only thing that saved them from more of that and dead air was in-progress action and player interviews (too many player interviews, but it's spring so whatever).

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    Not impressed with ESPN's broadcast. I like Mendoza's work, but how many kids did we have to see rolling around the grass. Good day to see some young players ,but half the time you had no idea who was batting or pitching.

     

  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    cubs game totally not a delay broadcast for ESPN...thanks for that gem heyward.

    dunno if they'll be printing up any "You better have your shit in line" t-shirts, but it's as least as good as "Try not to suck"

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    Jason Adam is another who throws short arm. I don't think he was a position player, but maybe falls into the arm injury category?