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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus three players are on the 60-DAY IL and one player has been DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT (DFA)

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

Last updated 6-16-2024

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PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 11
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P
Ethan Roberts, P
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P
* Jordan Wicks, P& 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P 

DFA
Jose Cuas, P


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Cubs vs. Cardinals: Series Thread (Games 51-55)

Another double-header turns this 4-day series into 5 games. See below for matchups (to be updated soon.)


Game 51, Thursday, June 2, 7:05 pm central

CHC: RHP Keegan Thompson (5-0, 1.58 ERA)

STL: LHP Matthew Liberatore (1-0, 3.72 ERA)


Game 52, Friday, June 3, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.95 ERA)

STL: RHP Miles Mikolas (3-3, 2.67 ERA)


Game 53, Saturday, June 4, 12:20 pm central

CHC: TBD

STL: TBD

Game 54, Saturday, June 4, 6:15 pm central

CHC: TBD

STL: TBD


Game 55, Sunday, June 5, 6:08 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 5.40 ERA)

STL: RHP Adam Wainwright (5-4, 2.75 ERA)

Comments

Jordan Bastian @MLBastian
No announced timetable for lefty Drew Smyly (right oblique), but the Cubs pitcher estimated he could be sidelined for at least a month.

thompson gets to throw 89 pitches.  he was slowing down a bit in the 6th at 80+ pitches, but that tracks with his low workload so far this year.

he leaves with 2 on in the 6th (both walks)

5.1ip 5h 3bb 3k, 2r/er

Not surprising and not saying it isn't deserved but hard for any manager to look good with a bad defense and a weak bullpen.

Back in the day, I thought Girardi would be the guy to take over the team from Renteria when Cubs got serious about winning. Maddon stepping in and taking that role worked out pretty well enough though. 

caleb kilian gets the SATURDAY start. (day corrected)

at least the cubs aren't trying to sign dallas keuchel...hopefully...

Espinoza is 27th and has to return to Iowa tomorrow

Kilian is the 26th and gets to stay if Jed wants

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In reply to by Childersb3

Saw where Miley threw "another" bullpen session today. And CMartin will eventually come back from Bereavement list. Also AMills will need to come off the 60IL very soon.

Swarmer has 12 IP of 2 ER. He'll stay up and Kilian will go down. Just a conservative guess

b.davis had back surgery...shelved for an indeterminate amount of time.

the "good" news is it seems to be a minor procedure involving soft tissue rather than the hard structure of the back, itself.

cubs got suzuki, happ, and morel going into 2024...the OF is good right now...no biggie.

I might be really off but...my Kilian first impression reminds me a bit of Mark Prior.  Big calves, throwing strikes and working up and down. Prior was even  taller but Kilian is supposedly 6'4.

Is it theoretically possible for Andelton Simmons to have a negative OPS+? I know he's getting close. 

kilian

5ip 3h 2bb 6k, 3r/er, 83 pitches

masterful first 3ip, cruddy 4th, great 5th

jason heyward fouling off fastballs down the middle swinging late.

ugg.  another season of this...

givens throws 45 pitches (wtf) and walks 3 guys in his 2nd inning of work.

can we get a pulse check on d.ross?  i want proof he's actually still alive or at least watching the game.

Chris Martin has been automaticaly transferred to the Restricted List because he has exceeded the maximum number of days (seven) a player can spend on the Bereavement / Family Medical Emergency List. BTW, it's one list that covers both a death in the family and a family medical emergency, so if a family medical emergency turns into a death, the player's absence can very well exeed seven days. A player is not paid while he is on the Restricted List. 

So the Cubs will have a slot on the 40 open until Martin returns and is reinstated. David Bote is eligible to be reinstated from the 60-day IL on Tuesday, and Alec Mills was eligible to be reinstated from the 60-day IL this past Friday. 

Recent comments

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: No. 

    A player can be recalled from an optional assignment and be placed on the club's MLB 60-day IL without any other move required. As long as the 40-man roster is full when the player is recalled and placed on the 60-day IL, it isn't even necessary to immediately replace the player on the 40 with another player, so this move could have been made the day after Madrigal sustained the broken hand at AAA and the Cubs could have played with 39 players on the 40 until whenever the slot might have been needed.   

    However, beginning on September 1st, the 40-man roster must be full when a player is placed onto or transferred to the 60-day IL - AND - another player must immediately replace the player on the 40 when the player is moved to the 60-day IL, but prior to September 1st that is not necessary. 

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Greg Zumach of Twitter/X's @IvyFutures page is reporting that Moises Ballesteros and a RP from TN are being promoted to IA.

  • Cubster (view)

    MLBTR is reporting that former Cub, Mike Brumley was killed in a car accident. He was only 61.

    I remember him more for the trade that brought him to Chicago and the trade that led to his exit. He was a bench SS on the 1987 Andre Dawson MVP season—but last place finishing team.  He was on the Cubs coaching staff in 2014.

    the Red Sox traded Brumley and Dennis Eckersley to the Cubs for Bill Buckner in May 1984, which led to Brumley making his MLB debut in a Chicago uniform in 1987.  The Cubbies then dealt Brumley and Keith Moreland to the Padres in February 1988 in the swap that brought Goose Gossage and Ray Hayward to Chicago.”

  • crunch (view)

    the bats are piling up walks with not many hits...and the hits are rather low on doubles and homers.  they would be in much better shape if the bats were cashing in more of this walk-heavy lineup.

    the amount of 1-run games this team is playing is astounding...and it's not like a majority of these are high-scoring 1-run games.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Wait, stupid question. 

    Wicks spot could've gone to MMadrigal, first. 

    Sorry

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Phil, to do this wouldn't a spot on the 26man had to have opened up, first? Like PCA be optioned, Madrigal recalled, then moved to 60IL, PCA recalled to replace an injured player so the 26man is still filled, but the 40man has another spot for Roberts?  

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Who are the two main problems in the Cubs lineup?

    Some fans would say none of the guys are a true problem. They just aren't the solution. 

    Happ, Dansby, Nico, Seiya, Codi, Morel, Busch, Tauch, PCA, Wisdom, Bote

    None are bad players.

    But none are elite players

    None of then are the main problem

    But none of them are the solution.

    They're just okay guys. A few just less than okay. A few just more than okay.

    That's why we're just below .500 now. We were just above .500 last yr

    Jed didn't make big changes in the last 12 months

    He's just banking on better production from the same group.

    It's a potential job losing belief.

    It's also possible Jed put so much money into this group he's locked into them with no real way out. This is a bit overly dramatic. 1B, 3B, C and DH can all be changed fairly easily if the cash from the Ricketts is available. That's a question only Tom and Jed know the answer too.

    Jim DeShaies said the other night that good teams blow other teams out pretty routinely. That's how you win 90+ games

    This offense just doesn't appear able to do that

    If the Ricketts are okay with Jed spending 237mil in payroll, another 12mil in manager salaries all to be .500-ish and keep his job than the Ricketts truly have a lot of money and no one should complain about their resources ever again.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Phil:

    100% agree, the only reason I cans see as to why they did this transactionally, is an attempt to get him through waivers and back to AAA, but not on the 40 man? Although, I would imagine they could have done this later, if at all necessary; but why do it at all, since you'd think the plan was to have him come up and down periodically from Iowa regardless?

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    The Cubs should have just recalled Nick Madrigal from his minor league optional assignment and placed him on the MLB 60-day IL. It would have no effect on the Cubs MLB payroll or AAV, because Madrigal gets paid $1.81M (with a corresponding $1.81M AAV hit) whether he is on the AAA Iowa 7-day IL or on the MLB 60-day IL. So it really wasn't necessary to DFA anybody at this time. 

  • crunch (view)

    (NOT) broken wrist...

    they've updated to a broken bone in his left hand, which makes more sense based on what i saw.

    it wasn't a good look and he couldn't close his hand to make a fist...looked bad no matter what actually broke.