Cubs MLB Roster

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40-Man Roster Info

37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman


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Cubs @ Blue Jays: Series Thread (Games 129-131)

Most of the MLB Cubs take a trip north of the border for accessible health care and also some baseball. See below for matchups.

Game 129, Monday, August 29, 6:07 pm central

CHC: RHP Javier Assad (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

TOR: RHP Jose Berrios (9-5, 5.28 ERA)

Game 130, Tuesday, August 30, 6:07 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (3-6, 4.10 ERA)

TOR: RHP Kevin Gausman (9-9, 3.15 ERA)

Game 131, Wednesday, August 31, 6:07 pm central


TOR: RHP Mitch White (1-4, 4.24 ERA)


MLBPA has sent out representation authorization cards to minor league players for them to request to be represented by the MLBPA.  big news.

Per Maddie Lee on Twitter...a bit of clarification:

Little is the sub for Sampson. The Cubs will get another replacement player slot tomorrow. Not allowed one for Steele for 3 days after his last start. (Doesn’t apply to Sampson bc he threw less than 4 innings in his last start)

if f.reyes is part of the cubs 2023 plans and he's gonna be a DH-or-nothing player how does contreras fit into 2023 at 20m a year (assuming qualifying offer and possible acceptance)?

we're talking about 120 games starting and some pinch hitting with reyes monopolizing most of the DH slot.

y.gomes may not be an ob% guy, but his 6m contract with above average D and moderate power could easily be shifted, and probably for something worthwhile while saving loot on the overall C core.

contreras is playing hurt.  you'd think this was the playoffs or something.  he's not sore, he's hurt.

cubs PA announcer jeremiah paprocki has a card + autographed card insert in this year's Topps Allen and Ginter baseball card set (out in November).

A/Ginter is a weird baseball card issue paying homage to oldschool 1800s tobacco cards that had baseball subjects and a wide array of pop culture cards, too.  their autograph card issues are all over the place in who they choose to include.  anthony bourdain had a card in the past...bill james...marc summers (the dude from Double Dare)...dr james andrews (the surgeon).

b.little is 5 pitches into his major league career and has given up 3 runs and his 1st HR (hbp, single, HR).

he turned a 1 run lead into being 2 runs down.

that is 2022 cubs as hell.

welcome to the bigs.

0.2ip 2h 1bb 0k, 1hbp, 3r/er (40.50 era)


With a 28man Sept roster now, are teams allowed to go to 15 pitchers, or capped at 14? I would imagine 15 is allowed, but didn't know.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    thomas hatch is going to fight ham in japan.  he was on PIT's 40-man.

  • crunch (view)

    morel played somewhere besides 3rd and SS...he got 8 innings in CF, 2 putouts and an assist.

  • crunch (view)

    ryan flaherty new cubs bench coach.

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger wins comeback player of the year.  the AL winner was liam hendricks and his 5ip before he got tommy john...setting himself up for a 2025 shot at the award.

  • Bill (view)

    I hope that Perlaza goes on to have a successful career.  On most Cubs teams prior to the current administration, he would have been one of their more highly ranked prospects.  As far as the others are concerned, one or more may well go on to be much better than expected, but unfortunately there is no way to tell which one at the present time.  You can't keep everyone.

  • crunch (view)

    s.gray signs with the cards...3/75m

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Another one of the nine Cubs post-2023 Rule 9 minor league 6YFA has signed, as RHP Carlos Guzman (acquired from the Tigers for Zack McKinstry at the end of Spring Training) signed a 2024 minor league contract with the Mets. 


    So RHRP Yovanny Cruz (SD), C-INF P. J. Higgins (CIN), and now Carlos Guzman (NYM) have already signed 2024 minor league contracts with new MLB organizations, and OF Yonathan Perlaza is headed for Korea (Hanhwa Eagles).

  • crunch (view)

    ...and back to 3rd for another game.  at this point i'm gonna hang back and when/if he actually plays 1st then i'll find it notable.  i am glad he's playing a good amount of 3rd, though...give the club one more good look at him there.  shrug

  • crunch (view)

    morel played SS last night (no errors)...hit a homer and a double.  he's got 2 of both in 19PA.

  • crunch (view)

    e.escobar was throwing 95-97mph on his fastball in 2023.