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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus seven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and seven players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 5-21-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
* Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B

15-DAY IL: 7
Yency Almonte, P
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P
Daniel Palencia, P
* Drew Smyly, P
Keegan Thompson, P
* Jordan Wicks, P

60-DAY IL: 2
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P

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Cubs Blank Giants st Sloan Park

Christopher Paciolla blasted a two-run home run and Mason McGwire, Branden Noriega, and Luis A. Reyes combined to hurl a two-hit shutout, as the Cubs blanked the Giants 4-0 in Arizona Instructional League game action Tuesday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):

1. Leonel Espinoza, CF: 0-3 (K, 5-3, P-4, BB, R)
2a. Ed Howard, SS: 0-2 (BB, K, K)
2b. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-0 (BB)
3. Carter Trice, C-DH: 0-4 (P-4, F-9, K, 6-4 FC, R)
4a. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 1-2 (F-9, 1B, R, SB)
4b. Alfonsin Rosario, RF: 0-1 (K, HBP)
5. Adan Sanchez, DH-C: 0-4 (F-7, K, L-5, E-6)
6a. Christopher Paciolla, 2B: 2-2 (1B, HR, R, 2 RBI)
6b. Yahil Melendez, 2B: 0-1 (HBP, 3-1)
7a. Drew Bowser, 1B: 1-2 (1B, F-9)
7b. Wally Soto, 1B: 1-1 (1B)
8. Jose Escobar, LF: 0-3 (4-6-3 DP, F-8, K)
9a. Reggie Preciado, 3B: 0-2 (K, F-7)
9b. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 0-1 (K)

1. Mason McGwire: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 59 pitches (33 strikes)
2. Branden Noriega: 3.1 IP: 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 58 pitches (32 strikes)
3. Luis A. Reyes: 2.0 IP: 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 3/0 GO/AO, 23 pitches (13 strikes)

1. 1B Drew Bowser: E-3 (errant toss to pitcher attempting 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. P Luis A. Reyes: E-1 (missed catch on attempted 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely)

1. Carter Trice: 1 PB
2. Adan Sanchez: 1-1 CS

WEATHER: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the 90's



"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"


I’ve noticed that Mason McGwire’s results are gradually improving. How does he look out there, Phil?   Does Mark still come to watch him some days?


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In reply to by ggross


Mason McGwire has looked great in his first two AZIL starts: 

6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 0 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 116 pitches (68 strikes)  

He appears to have added a sweeper to his 92-94 MPH FB and SPLIT. 

I have not seen Mark at the games lately. 

a.kay claimed by the mets.  he was originally drafted by them...and then traded to TOR...for m.stroman.

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 (view)

    So the Cubs have some teams coming up that are .500 +/-  a little.
    We hope the bats come alive. 
    STL is playing better. MIL is leading the division. PITT's SP is an issue for all opponents. SF is playing okay. 
    If the Cubs are truly a better than average team, they'll win more of this games than they lose.

    But, here's what I'm hoping: I liked the way PCA finished his stint in Wrigley. He seemed to start slowing down. I think he'll force Jed to bring him up and get regular ABs.
    If Busch doesn't turn this around the next two weeks, I think PCA coming back up becomes necessary. A month long slump happens to good hitters. No doubt there. But when it starts getting close to two months...concern is understated.
    PCA in CF, Tauch/Happ/Seiya in LF & RF, Tauch/Wisdom at DH and Belli at 1B.
    I know Jed won't rush PCA back (or rush ONCK up), but I think PCA forces him to do it and soon.
    Even if Busch starts to come back around, I think PCA can still come back as well.
    Vazquez goes back down, Nico is backup SS, and PCA gets to play.

    Also, Little needs to stay up in Chicago. Cuas & Hodge will go down. Smyly-Brewer-Almonte all have to come back or Jed loses them. Palencia and Wicks can go down. Reads like Alzolay will be out quite a while. No word really on Keegan, but he can go down as well.
    We all know the real issue is Hendricks and his 16.5mil. I wonder when he hits 10&5 rights in the coming days if there's a MLB pension bump at that point for him. I'm not certain at all.
    But, Kyle doesn't have anything left to offer. Just pay him and ask him to retire. No other team is taking him now (even if Jed flips the bill). He won a ring. All things come to end.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Agreed. No starters on that roster you would want to sniff the majors. Kyle McGowin has big league experience and has done well for the Smokies. He could be considered in an extreme emergency. Matthew Thompson has been doing well for Tennessee too but he shows long term promise and needs to be developed conventionally. 

    If one wanted to stick with Iowa the next guy up would be (reluctantly) Horton and then <gasp!> Pannone!

  • crunch (view)

    luckily the team isn't running low on MLB-ready SP...what's in AAA isn't ready for the big time yet (c.horton) or trash (literally everyone else).

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Teheran has been in the same neighborhood. I doubt either were ever intended to be more than minor league depth.

  • crunch (view)

    d.straily has give up 4 homers in 2.1ip for iowa.  his ERA is in the 7's and his WHIP is close to 2.

    it's not going well for him.

  • crunch (view)

    this COL/OAK game crazy fun...needed this after yet another poor showing cubs loss.

  • Eric S (view)

    Shutout by the Braves in three of the six game series. Cubs fortunate to get two wins. Cubs offense in need of a collective viagra-voodoo cocktail, stat!

  • crunch (view)

    he gets a 2nd inning...leadoff single on the 1st pitch.

    2ip 4h 1bb 1k, 2r/er

  • crunch (view)

    1ip 2h 1bb 1k, 2r/ of the outs was a popout about as close to the ivy as you can get without being in the ivy.

    not encouraging.  he may or may not get another inning.  he probably shouldn't have gotten that inning in a 1-0 game, but with the way the cubs bats are going it may not even matter.

  • crunch (view)

    it's sad watching hendricks come out the pen...even more sad giving up a single to his 1st batter and walking the 2nd batter.