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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

PITCHERS: 13
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

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 7
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 vs. Diamondbacks: Series Thread (Games 141-144)

The Cubs swept the Giants to climb to 1.5 games back both in the NL Central and behind the Phillies for the top NL Wild Card spot. Moreover, the offense showed up for this series, with Bellinger and Suzuki staying hot and benefitting from support throughout the lineup. Twenty-two games remain to land a preferable playoff position. They host the Wild Card hopeful Arizona Diamondbacks starting this Thursday. See below for matchups in the four-game series.


Game 141, Thursday, September 7, 6:40 pm central
CHC: RHP Javier Assad (3-2, 2.69 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Ryne Nelson (6-7, 5.47 ERA)


Game 142, Friday, September 8, 1:20 pm central
CHC: RHP Jameson Taillon (7-9, 5.73 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Zack Gallen (14-7, 3.48 ERA)


Game 143, Saturday, September 9, 1:20 pm central
CHC: LHP Justin Steele (16-3, 2.55 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Merrill Kelly (11-6, 3.22 ERA)


Game 144, Sunday, September 10, 1:20 pm central
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (5-7, 3.73 ERA)
ARZ: RHP Brandon Pfaadt (1-8, 6.27 ERA)

Comments

every win is needed, but it's nice to lose one in september that doesn't sting.  2 back in the NL Central, +3 in the 2nd WC slot.

Are Canario and Little the first players to appear as Cubs that were born this century?

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In reply to by crunch

Sorry to be THAT guy, but the first day of the 21st century was January 1, 2001. Centuries end on the last day of the year ending with the numbers 00. I'm a teacher. Had to do it. ;)

masterboney and madrigal hitting back to back with a man on 1st and down by 1 run late.  someone please take these guys away from d.ross.  who the hell sees a situation like this and is like "wow, let's send to the plate guys who's ceiling is "might hit a single""...well, besides d.ross.

nico 1st to home on a missed infield popup...running all the way, not jogging or going casual.  proper payoff for not assuming an easy out.  love it.

…and Wesneski STILL can’t get lefties out. Faced three righties and one lefty - got three outs (all righties) and gave up one hit (guess which one). 

merryweather gets his 1st cubs save.

swanson joins bellinger/morel/wisdom with 20+ homers.  happ (17) and suzuki (16) have a shot to join them.

3 @COL starting tomorrow.

Brewers lose 3-1 lead on 2run HR by Stanton in the 11th. Now bottom of 13 at 3-3. Was a no no for 8 innings by Burnes. 
…and Brewers lose in 13, 4-3. Phillies had already lost to the Marlins.


all in all, a nice recovery day for what was a tough weekend.

ooof...jassssssson dominguez (NYY) torn ucl in his throwing arm and will get surgery for it.  not a fan of the yanks, but they cannot catch a break this year.

PCA gets the call up per Jeff Passan.

40 man roster move pending.

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In reply to by George Altman

They won't DFA any arms that were on the 40man before Sept 1st. They need to keep as many options as possible if they make the playoffs.
Except for Boxberger. He could definitely be DFA'd.
They bring Keegan back up, or even promote Ben Brown, and add PCA to the 40man.
If not Boxberger than probably JYoung.
PCA replaces Canario or Mastrobuoni on the 26man?
Probably Canario.

 

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In reply to by Childersb3

Keegan Thompson cannot be recalled in September through the conclusion of the MLB regular season until he has spent at least 15 days on Optional Assignment unless he replaces a pitcher who is placed on an MLB inactive list (IL, paternity, bereavement, etc).

As far as who the Cubs might drop to make room on the 40 for PCA, Jeremiah Estrada is at instructs, and while his breaking ball is plus, he cannot command his FB at all. 

Also keep in mind that there will very likely be at least two injured post-season eligible players (Codi Heuer and Ethan Roberts) the Cubs will be able to replace with any player - REGARDLESS OF POSITION - who was in the  organization but not on the MLB 26-man roster as of midnight 8/31, including Luke Little, PCA, Alexander Canario, and Matt Mervis. 

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In reply to by Childersb3

Well they didn't DFA Boxberger. I was trying my all to speak that into existence. Kay is DFA'd to make room for PCA. Canario back to Iowa.

I really don't want to watch a RH RP with 90 or less velo stuff in mid to late Sept during a playoff race. Jed you cut Hosmer, Mancini and Barnhart. Time for Box to go as well.

AZ Phil explained Keegan can't come up for several more days so maybe Ben Brown gets a chance. I'll try to speak that into existence now.

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In reply to by Cubster

good.  really really really sick of seeing mike tachman having 1-2 good games then 5-10 bad ones in a row and getting a chance to repeat it.  unlike 1 PA canario, i expect PCA to actually get work.

PCA/hoerner 1-2 punch at the top of the lineup could be the making of an interesting combo.

COL going with a lefty tonight.  might not see PCA til tomorrow.

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In reply to by crunch

Ross won't let PCA get a ton of ABs b/c he cannot play in the playoffs.
As Cubs fans we know he should probably get a chance to play in order to help us make the playoffs, but Ross is "always thinking ahead of us fans".

If Candy is out for a while then Madrigal gets all 3B ABs.
You'd guess that Belli gets all 1B ABs (maybe Wisdom gets a few).
Therefore Tauchman or PCA in CF.
If he plays PCA more than Tauchman now he'll be admitting that PCA should've been up sooner over Tauchman.

Now, I'll admit that Jed/Ross have let some veterans go this year. But they definitely give them a long leash!!!

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In reply to by Childersb3

Childersb3: Pete Crow-Armstrong - CAN - play in the post-season because he can replace either Ethan Roberts or Codi Heuer on the Cubs Post-Season Eligibility List. Same goes for Luke Little.

I mention only Roberts and Heuer as likely to be replaced because I don't think the Cubs will replace Brandon Hughes or Nick Burdi since they are likely to be re reinstated from the 60-IL in the near future. 

So if a club wishes to replace a player who was on the club's Post-Season Eligibility List as of midnight 8/31 because the player is injured, the club must replace the player prior to the first game of the post-season, and once the replacement player is added to the Post Season Eligibility List, that player cannot be switched out for a different  player. 

So if PCA replaces Roberts and Luke Little replaces Heuer, then that's that. It cannot be changed. 

And again, a pitcher does NOT have to replace a pitcher and a a position player does NOT have to replace a posItion player. 

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/er...one 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.