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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 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



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



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)


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 biggie.

I might be really off 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. 


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

  • crunch (view)

    i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal

    also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke).  unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.

  • Cubster (view)

    I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44

  • Craig A. (view)

    Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers?  It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!

  • crunch (view)

    unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting.  a 70m DH...ow.

    it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.

  • WebAdmin (view)

    Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers according to ESPN. 10 years for $700 m
  • Cubster (view)

    I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.

  • Wrigley Rat (view)

    AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs. 

    Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training. 

  • tim815 (view)

    He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.

    the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option.  his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option.  1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.

    it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd.  even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    CRUNCH: Steve Garvey (one of Shaw's comps as a hitter) was a 5'10 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Jeff Bagwell (another Shaw comp) was a 6'0 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Carlos Santana (who played 1B for Counsell in Milwaukee last season and is an above-average defensive first-baseman) is 5'11. It's not like Shaw is 5'7 or 5'8. I don't really see the problem.