Cubs 40-Man Roster

Roster Rules & Procedures

LAST UPDATED: 6-23-2019

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

40 players are on Cubs MLB Reserve List (roster is full), plus three players are on the 60-day Injured List 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 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 (MM-DD-YY) Bats/
Throws
HEIGHT/WEIGHT MLB Service Time
(thru 2018)
Minor League Options Left
(2019)
Current Roster Status Contract Status
(2020)
PITCHERS (25+3)
Alzolay Adbert 03-01-1995 R/R 6'1 175 0+000 2 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Barnette Tony 11-09-1983 R/R 6'1 190 3+000 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED or FREE-AGENT (club option) - TBD
Brach Brad 04-12-1986 R/R 6'6 215 7+039 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED or FREE-AGENT (mutual option)
Cedeno Xavier 08-26-1986 L/L 5'11 210 5+005 0 (see Note 5) 10-DAY INJURED LIST FREE-AGENT
Chatwood Tyler 12-15-1989 R/R 5'11 200 7+039 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Cishek Steve 06-18-1986 R/R 6'6 215 7+143 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Darvish Yu 08-16-1986 R/R 6'5 215 7+000 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED (player opt-out)
de la Cruz Oscar 03-04-1995 R/R 6'5 200 0+000 3 (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Edwards Jr Carl 09-03-1991 R/R 6'3 170 2+134 1 10-DAY INJURED LIST ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
Graveman Kendall 12-21-1990 R/R 6'2 200 3+078 1 (see Note 5) 60-DAY INJURED LIST SIGNED or NON-TENDER (club option()
Hamels Cole 12-27-1983 L/L 6'4 205 12+143 3 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Hendricks Kyle 12-07-1989 R/R 6'3 190 4+081 3 (see Notes 3+5) 10-DAY INJURED LIST SIGNED
Kimbrel Craig 05-28-1988 R/R 5'11 220 8+066 2 (see Notes 3+5+8) OPTIONED SIGNED
Kintzler Brandon 08-01-1984 R/R 6'0 194 7+003 1 (see Notes 3+5+9) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Lester Jon 01-07-1984 L/L 6'4 240 12+075 1 (see Notes 3+5+8) ACTIVE SIGNED
Maples Dillon 05-09-1992 R/R 6'2 230 0+072 2 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Mills Alec 11-30-1991 R/R 6'4 205 0+052 1 (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Montgomery Mike 07-01-1989 L/L 6'5 215 3+089 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
Morrow Brandon 07-26-1984 R/R 6'3 205 10+096 2 (see Notes 3+5) 60-DAY INJURED LIST SIGNED or FREE-AGENT (club option)
Norwood James 12-24-1993 R/R 6'2 215 0+044 2 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Quintana Jose 01-24-1989 R/L 6'1 220 6+133 2 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED or FREE-AGENT (club option)
Rosario Randy 05-18-1994 L/L 6'1 210 0+132 1 (see Note 4) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Ryan Kyle 09-25-1991 L/L 6'5 215 1+139 1 (see Note 5) ACTIVE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE ("Super Two") or AUTO-RENEWAL (TBD)
Steele Justin 07-11-1995 L/L 6'2 195 0+000 3 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Strop Pedro 06-13-1985 R/R 6'1 220 7+156 0 (see Note 5) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Underwood Jr Duane 07-20-1994 R/R 6'2 210 0+001 1 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Webster Allen 02-10-1990 R/R 6'2 200 0+170 0 60-DAY INJURED LIST AUTO-RENEWAL
Wick Rowan 11-09-1992 L/R 6'3 234 0+031 2 (see Note 5) OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
CATCHERS (3)
Caratini Victor 08-17-1993 B/R 6'1 205 1+051 1 ACTIVE AUTO-RENEWAL
Contreras Willson 05-13-1992 R/R 6'1 210 2+108 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
Davis Taylor 11-28-1989 R/R 5'10 200 0+058 3 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
INFIELDERS (6+1)
Baez Javy 12-01-1992 R/R 6'0 190 3+089 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
Bote David 04-07-1993 R/R 6'1 210 0+100 2 ACTIVE SIGNED
Bryant Kris 01-04-1992 R/R 6'5 215 3+171 3 (see Note 5) ACTIVE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
Descalso Daniel 10-19-1986 L/R 5'10 190 8+016 3 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED
Rizzo Anthony 08-08-1989 L/L 6'3 240 6+168 1 (see Notes 3+5) ACTIVE SIGNED or FREE-AGENT (club option)
Russell Addison 01-23-1994 R/R 6'0 200 3+167 3 (see Note 5) ACTIVE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
Zobrist Ben 05-26-1981 B/R 6'3 210 11+134 1 (see Notes 3+5+8) RESTRICTED LIST FREE-AGENT
OUTFIELDERS (6)
Almora Albert 04-16-1994 R/R 6'2 200 2+073 2 (see Note 5) ACTIVE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
Gonzalez Carlos 10-17-1985 L/L 6'1 220 10+059 0 (sees Notes 5+9) ACTIVE FREE-AGENT
Happ Ian 08-17-1994 B/R 6'0 205 1+142 3 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL
Heyward Jason 08-09-1989 L/L 6'5 240 9+000 3 (see Notes 3+5+8+9) ACTIVE SIGNED (player opt-out)
Schwarber Kyle 03-05-1993 L/R 6'0 220 3+086 3 (see Note 5) ACTIVE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE
Zagunis Mark 02-05-1993 R/R 6'0 215 0+044 1 OPTIONED AUTO-RENEWAL

NOTE 1 - The Cubs have no players with MLB Rule 6 Selected Player status on their MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) at this time.

NOTE 2 - Any player on a minor league reserve list who is eligible for selection in the 2019 MLB Rule 5 Draft, has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time, and 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 2020 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 (Steve Cishek, Yu Darvish, Daniel Descalso, Cole Hamels, Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Brandon Kintzler, Jon Lester, Brandon Morrow, Anthony Rizzo, Jose Quintana, and Ben Zobrist, plus Kyle Hendricks beginning on June 26th) and any international player with Article XIX-A contractual rights (Tony Barnette - TBD) 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 - Alec Mills and Randy Rosario are eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2019 and Oscar de la Cruz will be eligible for a 4th minor league option in 2021.

NOTE 5 - Any player who has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time (Brad Brach, Xavier Cedeno, Tyler Chatwood, Steve Cishek, Yu Darvish, Daniel Descalso, Carlos Gonzalez, Cole Hamels, Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Brandon Kintzler, Jon Lester, Brandon Morrow, Jose Quintana, Anthony Rizzo, Pedro Strop, and Ben Zobrist, plus Kyle Hendricks beginning on 6/26) and any international player with Article XIX-A contractual rights (Tony Barnette - TBD) 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 (Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Carl Edwards Jr, Kendall Graveman, Kyle Hendricks, Mike Montgomery, Addison Russell, and Kyle Schwarber, plus Albert Almora beginning on 7/4), or who has been outrighted previously in his career (Kyle Ryan and Rowan Wick), or who qualifies 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 World Series, an unsigned MLB Rule 55-eligible player 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 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).
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 outright 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: Yu Darvish, Craig Kimbrel, and Jon Lester - PARTIAL: Cole Hamels, Jason Heyward, and Ben Zobrist) 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-2019 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 (Jason Heyward) 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 (Carlos Gonzalez).

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  • Charlie 1 hour 14 min ago (view)

    I dub this canon.

     

  • Eric S 10 hours 30 min ago (view)

    Good deal - much better ballpark experience than at the Ted. Atlanta fans are buying in and showing up. 

     

  • Eric S 10 hours 47 min ago (view)

    It’s a shame that they had to burn Cishek with a five run lead. I guess they could have used Brach or Caratini. Probably not enough time to warm up Caratini. Wouldn’t want to risk blowing the lead with Brach. 

     

  • crunch 11 hours 1 min ago (view)

    gonna be in ATL over the 4th and catching the young braves club in person.  i really don't like going to that park (hey, who wants 3-4 hours of the "tommy hawk chawp"?), but i wanna see this collection of kids.

     

  • Eric S 11 hours 1 min ago (view)

    Kyle Ryan playing like a man who wants to keep his big league roster spot - well done!!

     

  • crunch 11 hours 3 min ago (view)

    if javy has the ball you gotta play like you're on a basketball court.  until the play is dead, no matter what your view is, that ball could be coming at you at any time from any angle.

    bote also goofed earlier in the season playing 3rd during a lester start by not knowing how extreme one needs to cover for him.  yeah, technically it should be lester's play, but realistically the 3rd baseman has more range to cover with lester on the mound.

     

  • Eric S 11 hours 5 min ago (view)

    Barnette’s 88-91 mph fastball really is, uh, not very special. 

     

  • Eric S 11 hours 7 min ago (view)

    But for Flowers and the pitchers spot, the Braves lineup is relentless. When McCann plays, the only hole is the pitchers spot. Tough club. 

     

  • crunch 11 hours 11 min ago (view)

    welcome to the cubs barnette.

    6 pitches to his 1st batter, solo HR.

    you're gonna fit in just fine.

     

  • Eric S 11 hours 27 min ago (view)

    Thanks Phil. What kind of prospect(s) do you think it would take to pick up Melky?

     

  • Eric S 11 hours 38 min ago (view)

    Not the first time Bote has frozen on a catchable ball from Javy at second ... and leads to two unearned runs. Damn. Love Bote, but when you’re playing with Javy, you better expect the unexpected 

     

  • crunch 11 hours 58 min ago (view)

    mission accomplished.

    also, wow at that 10 mile long leash teheran got to totally suck.

     

  • Eric S 12 hours 3 min ago (view)

    Pro tip to the Cubs: score a ton of runs, then score a ton more. These Braves specialize in pulverizing and bludgeoning teams into oblivion, particularly after the six inning. 

     

  • Eric S 12 hours 10 min ago (view)

    Walnuts suck. Just sayin’

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 18 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have officially signed three more 2019 draft picks: RHP Zach Bryant (15th round - Jacksonville), RHP Johzan Oquendo (16th round - Leadership Christian Academy - Guaynabo, PR), and RHP Shane Combs (31st round - Notre Dame). 

    So the Cubs have now signed 24 of their 40 draft picks. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 26 min ago (view)

    ERIC S: Dixon Machado is a glove-first SS (can also play 2B-3B) and a high contact hitter who is starting to show some HR pop. As for a veteran bat who might be available in a trade, OF Melky Cabera (PIT) might be a good target (switch-hitter who can play both OF corners).