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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 eight players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and six players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 5-25-2024

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# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* 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: 8
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
* Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B

15-DAY IL: 6
Yency Almonte, P
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P
Daniel Palencia, P
Keegan Thompson, P
* Jordan Wicks, P

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


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Cubs vs Rangers: Series Thread (Games 6-8)

Following a rainout and a scheduled off-day, the Cubs rollover their rotation and return to Wrigley. There, they'll greet the 4-2 Rangers. See below for daily matchups.


Game 6: Friday, April 7, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

TEX: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 5.40 ERA)

Stroman braved a cold opening day at Wrigley and walked away with a win, 8 strikeouts, and a bunch of outs on the ground over 6 innings.

The 33-year-old Eovaldi signed a two-year contract with the Rangers this offseason. He's coming off a 20-start campaign with the Red Sox in which his velocity was down a tick or two compared to his stellar 2021 season.


Game 7: Saturday, April 8, 3:10 pm central

CHC: LHP Justin Steele (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

TEX: LHP Martin Perez (1-0, 1.59 ERA)

Steele provided the encore to Stroman's opening performance, striking out another 8 over 6 and walking only one along the way. He had a lot of bite on his slider and used it over half the time (compared to a career average around 25%).

Perez returned to the Rangers in 2022 after a three-year absence while he played with the Twins and the Red Sox. 2022 looks like a career year for the veteran lefty. He posted a 2.89 ERA across 32 starts. Perez's strength is inducing ground balls, and he relies on a cutter and changeup as his secondary offerings.


Game 8: Sunday, April 9, 1:20 pm central

CHC: RHP Jameson Taillon (0-1, 6.75 ERA)

TEX: RHP Jon Gray (0-1, 2.84 ERA)

Taillon looked uncomfortable in his first start of the season, and his much discussed new sweeper didn't show a ton of apparent sweep. He struck out only two while allowing seven hits across four innings.

Gray, the former Rockie, made 24 starts in his first season as a Ranger and maintained strong strikeout numbers while keeping his walks per 9 under 3. A mid-nineties fastball and a nasty slider remain his main weapons.

Comments

the free games on AppleTV are now on the AppleTV+ paid service.  great job MLB.  get your money.

took a bit over 1 hour to make it through 5 innings.  damn.  ...and stroman picks up his 2nd pitch clock violation in the 6th.

Bottom of the 7th, 2-0 lead, seems to me that’s a good time to pinch hit for Barnhart: against a lefty with a runner in scoring position. 

“Related” Cub News: Mallory Swanson’s knee injury yesterday in Texas was a torn patellar tendon. That correlates with the marked pain she was in at the time of injury. This gets surgical repair and it’s a lengthy rehab often up to a year, so she will definitely miss the World Cup this summer. Sigh, this news really sucks. 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    110%...unlike the decision to put in t.miller to protect a 4 run lead with 1 on and get the last out of the game.

    this is the most over-managed thing i've seen of counsell with the cubs.

  • Eric S (view)

    Seemed like the right decision from my vantage! 😂

  • Eric S (view)

    What is this whole clutch hit/score multiple runs thing the Cubs are doing? They can do that? And it’s legal? Nice!

  • crunch (view)

    this game got really f'n good.

  • crunch (view)

    scoring from 2nd on a 60ft hit...a hit off the pitcher's elbow...ow.

    megill walking off the mound towards where the ball was rolling was a poor decision even if he was nope'ing himself out of the game to the dugout.

  • Eric S (view)

    Vazquez with the heads up running - Cubs could could steal this one back. 

  • Eric S (view)

    Is Adames going to steal the Cubs soul two days in a row? Yep

  • crunch (view)

    hector neris...still not a closer.

  • crunch (view)

    morel has three 3-walk games in may.

  • crunch (view)

    wesn gets the inning...and a single after a K to break the no-hitter (combined).

    it was 100% the right call to not have brown out to work the 8th.  dunno who would argue otherwise since tommy lasorda and frank robinson are no longer alive.