Cubs 40-Man Roster

Roster Rules & Procedures

LAST UPDATED: 3-26-2020

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

40 players are on Cubs MLB Reserve List (roster is full).

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 2019)
Minor League Options Left
(2020)
Roster Status Contract Status
(2020)
PITCHERS (24)
Alzolay Adbert 03-01-1995 R/R 6'1 175 0+019 1 OPTIONED SIGNED
Chatwood Tyler 12-15-1989 R/R 5'11 200 8+039 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Cotton Jharel 01-19-1992 R/R 5'11 200 3+026 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Darvish Yu 08-16-1986 R/R 6'5 215 8+000 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Hendricks Kyle 12-07-1989 R/R 6'3 190 5+081 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Jeffress Jeremy 09-21-1987 R/R 6'0 205 6+090 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Kimbrel Craig 05-28-1988 R/R 5'11 220 7+161 2 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Lester Jon 01-07-1984 L/L 6'4 240 13+075 1 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Maples Dillon 05-09-1992 R/R 6'2 230 0+114 1 OPTIONED SIGNED
Megill Trevor 12-05-1993 L/R 6'8 235 0+000 3 (see Note 1) ACTIVE SIGNED
Miller Tyson 07-29-1995 R/R 6'4 215 0+000 3 OPTIONED SIGNED
Mills Alec 11-30-1991 R/R 6'4 205 0+097 0 ACTIVE SIGNED
Norwood James 12-24-1993 R/R 6'2 215 0+070 1 OPTIONED SIGNED
Quintana Jose 01-24-1989 R/L 6'1 220 7+133 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Rea Colin 07-01-1990 R/R 6'5 235 2+140 2 OPTIONED SIGNED
Rodriguez Manuel 08-06-1996 R/R 5'11 205 0+000 3 OPTIONED SIGNED
Ryan Kyle 09-25-1991 L/L 6'5 215 2+139 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Sadler Casey 07-13-1990 R/R 6'3 205 1+035 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Steele Justin 07-11-1995 L/L 6'2 195 0+000 2 OPTIONED SIGNED
Tepera Ryan 11-03-1987 R/R 6'1 195 4+008 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Underwood Jr Duane 07-20-1994 R/R 6'2 210 0+041 0 ACTIVE SIGNED
Wick Rowan 11-09-1992 L/R 6'3 234 0+114 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Wieck Brad 10-14-1991 L/L 6'9 255 0+126 1 ACTIVE SIGNED
Winkler Dan 02-02-1990 R/R 6'3 205 4+063 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
CATCHERS (3)
Amaya Miguel 03-09-1999 R/R 6'1 185 0+000 3 OPTIONED SIGNED
Caratini Victor 08-17-1993 B/R 6'1 205 2+051 1 ACTIVE SIGNED
Contreras Willson 05-13-1992 R/R 6'1 210 3+108 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
INFIELDERS (8)
Baez Javy 12-01-1992 R/R 6'0 190 4+089 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Bote David 04-07-1993 R/R 6'1 210 1+100 2 ACTIVE SIGNED
Bryant Kris 01-04-1992 R/R 6'5 215 4+171 3 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Descalso Daniel 10-19-1986 L/R 5'10 190 9+016 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Garcia Robel 03-28-1993 B/R 6'0 168 0+068 2 OPTIONED SIGNED
Hoerner Nico 05-13-1997 R/R 6'1 200 0+021 4 (see Note 4) ACTIVE SIGNED
Rizzo Anthony 08-08-1989 L/L 6'3 240 7+168 1 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Short Zack 05-29-1995 R/R 5'10 180 0+000 3 OPTIONED SIGNED
OUTFIELDERS (5)
Almora Albert 04-16-1994 R/R 6'2 200 3+073 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Happ Ian 08-17-1994 B/R 6'0 205 2+036 2 ACTIVE SIGNED
Heyward Jason 08-09-1989 L/L 6'5 240 10+000 3 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Schwarber Kyle 03-05-1993 L/R 6'0 220 4+086 3 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Souza Jr Steven 04-24-1989 R/R 6'4 225 5+072 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED

NOTE 1 - Because he was selected by the Cubs in the Major League Phase of the 2019 Rule 5 Draft, Trevor Megill has MLB Rule 6 Selected Player status.

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 15th, 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 (Yu Darvish, Daniel Descalso, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Anthony Rizzo, and Steven Souza Jr) 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 - Nico Hoerner will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2023 if he has used three minor league options through the 2022 season.

NOTE 5 - Any player who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Tyler Chatwood, Yu Darvish, Daniel Descalso, Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, Jeremy Jeffress, Craig Kimbrel, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Anthony Rizzo, and Steven Souza Jr) 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 (Albert Almora, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Jharel Cotton, Kyle Schwarber, Ryan Tepera, and Dan Winkler), or who has not yet accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time but who has been outrighted previously in his career (Kyle Ryan, Casey Sadler, 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 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 2019 World Series will have an automatic "no trade" restriction through June 15, 2018. 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: Jon Lester - PARTIAL: Yu Darvish, Jason Heyward, and 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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  • crunch 2 hours 11 min ago (view)

    Chicago Cubs Thumbs Up GIF by NBC Sports Chicago

     

  • Alexander Dimm 2 hours 37 min ago (view)

    I'm in.  What more do we need, really.  A beer.  A game or two.  The 162 game season can wait until next year (I hope).  Have fun with a micro-mini season.  Let the powers fight over the labor agreements.  They can finish by next spring, right?

     

  • crunch 2 hours 48 min ago (view)

    2020 quickly shaping up to be the best season ever.

     

  • Cubster 4 hours 9 min ago (view)

    And a few kegs of beer. Hamberders too.

     

  • crunch 6 hours 21 min ago (view)

    they should just play a quick weekend tourney where no one actually wins and everyone gets a small participation trophy.

    declare the fans the MVPs and dedicate the series to everyone who has died in the history of humanity.

    ...then a free live-streamed Nickleback concert hosted by 2Pac's hologram

     

  • Charlie 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Lol at worrying about a second wave disrupting revenue.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    IN BRIEF (Tribune, from their mini-sports section):    In a letter, MLB rejects players’ plan for 114 gamesNews services Major League Baseball rejected the players’ proposal for a 114-game schedule in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts, telling the union that teams have no reason to think 82 games is possible and now will discuss even fewer.Players made their proposal Sunday, five days after management’s initial economic plan.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    Pete Ricketts causing some backspin on their serve...Chi Tribune, Thursday AM:

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    Here are the last two Cubs minor league releases from this week (for a final total of 30): 

    Conor Lillis-White, LHP (acquired frrom LAA for Tommy LaStella post-2018 - missed 2019 season with hip flexor injury)

    Alberto Mineo, C-1B (has been quarantined in Italy since he re-signed with Cubs in February) 

    Lillis-White was eligible for selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, and Mineo was eligible to be a minor league 6YFA post-2020 

     

  • Charlie 2 days 54 min ago (view)

    Great read from players I came of age watching. Really shows how badly MLB needs to empower their players to speak in real time and not just after retiring.

     

  • crunch 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

    "A conversation: Retired African American MLB players on race, baseball, America"

    https://theathletic.com/1849574/2020/06/02/a-conve...

    d.glanville, j.rollins, r.howard, d.willis, t.hunter, l.hawkins

    unlocked/free article.

     

  • Jackstraw 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    I'm trying to come up with scenarios where saying "The problem I have with you people....." really helps the conversation move forward constructively.  None really jump to mind.

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    i still want proof that tom ricketts and ted cruz aren't the same person

     

  • Cubster 2 days 6 hours ago (view)

    Tom's older brother is an ass, even with an embarrassing apology.

    Here is the twitter video from Pastor Jarrod Parker: 

    https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/12678894685...

     

  • Cubster 2 days 14 hours ago (view)

    I agree.  Laura is the real deal. I think she was the major influence that showed Tom R. and Crane Kenney how to show a "human side" and deal realistically and in a non-threatening way, with the local Chicago politicians. Kenney was clearly clueless in his initial attempts regarding the neighborhood, the Rooftop owners, and the Wrigley Field rebuild. 

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    I am a Laura Ricketts fan. To hell with the rest of them.