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40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus six players are on the 60-DAY IL

Last updated 10-2-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Brad Boxberger
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Tyler Duffey 
Jeremiah Estrada
Shane Greene
Kyle Hendricks
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

# Jeimer Candelario
Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom
* Jared Young

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

60-DAY IL: 6
Nick Burdi, P
Michael Fulmer, P 
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Nick Madrigal, INF
Ethan Roberts, P


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

D. J. Spins the Tunes at Salt River Fields

D. J. LeMahieu (on Rockies 10-day DL - right hamstring strain) singled twice and drove-in a run with a sacrifice fly, Daniel Jipping doubled and scored and collected an RBI with a sacrifice fly, and SP Jeffri Ocando hurled three innings of perfect baseball, leading the Rockies to a 3-1 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ. 

The game was called with one out in the bottom of the 8th. 

RHP Jose Albertos walked five and threw five wild pitches in 2.1 IP (56 pitches - only 25 strikes) for the Cubs. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
1. Luis Verdugo, SS: 1-4 (6-3, 1B, 6-3, 5-3)
2a. Josue Huma, 3B:  0-1 (F-9, BB)
2b. Orian Nunez, 3B: 1-2 (P-3, 2B, R)
3a. Henderson Perez, C: 0-2 (K, K)
3b. Ramsey Romano, 1B: 1-2 (P-6, 1B, RBI)
4. Christopher Morel, DH #1: 1-4 (K, K, 1B, K)
5. Abraham Rodriguez, LF: 0-3 (1-3, K, K)
6. Luis Diaz, 2B: 0-2 (5-3, K, BB)
7. Gustavo Polanco, 1B-C: 0-3 (6-3, K, 5-4 FC)
8. Chris Carrier, RF: 1-2 (6-3, BB, 1B)
9. Rafael Mejia, DH #2: 0-3 (5-3, FC, 4-3)
10. Jose A. Gonzalez, CF: 1-3 (1B, K, 1-3)

1. Faustino Carrera: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 0/8 GO/AO, 39 pitches (31 strikes) 
2. Sean Barry: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 11 pitches (10 strikes) 
3. Jose Albertos: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 5 BB, 2 K, 4/1 GO/AO, 5 WP, 56 pitches (25 strikes) 



WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


"RHP Jose Albertos walked five and threw five wild pitches in 2.1 IP (56 pitches - only 25 strikes) for the Cubs."

gawd...i dunno what to even think at this point.  he's never been a guy who has total command/control of his stuff, but this season has been especially epic bad.

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In reply to by crunch

CRUNCH: Jose Albertos threw a half-dozen fastballs over the heads of the batter, catcher, and umpire off the back screen, and another half-dozen pitches were spiked in front of home plate. I don't see how he can go to Eugene at this point.

BTW, you may remember some of my previous reports, where Albertos was displaying these same tendencies in games in Minor League Camp more than two months ago. And last year he was regularly spiking pitches in front of home plate at the end of Extended Spring Training, before getting squared-away when he got to Eugene.

So this problem did not just suddenly emerge when he got to South Bend, and he has been able to overcome it once before (this time last year).

Hey Phil,


How’d Faustino Carrera look?


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In reply to by KingKongvsGodzilla

KKvG: In each of his last two starts, Faustino Carrera threw so few pitches-per-inning that he was sent out to the bullpen to throw an additional 15 pitches after he left the game. He could have easily thrown five innings yesterday, maybe even six.

Carrera works fast and has outstanding command of all three of his pitches. His FB has arm-side tailing action, he can drop his CV in for a strike anytime he want to do that, and his CH is a plus pitch. The only problem might be that while he does get swings & misses with both his FB and CH, he doesn't really have a true "chase pitch."

RHRP David Garner's 50-day Drug of Abuse suspension ended yesterday and so he is eligible to be reinstated from the Restricted List and could be assigned to Iowa (or any other Cubs affiliate) immediately. 

Garner is in game shape because he has been pitching regularly in Cactus League EXST games. 

It wasn't a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game, but the Cubs did play a three-inning EXST intrasquad game after the Thursday morning Camp Day workout. 

Here is the box score from the game: 

1. Tolly Filotei, LF: 1-2 (6-3, 2B, R)
2. Kwangmin Kwon, DH: 1-2 (5-3, 1B)
3. Luis Ubiera, RF: 2-2 (1B, 1B, R, RBI, SB)
4. Jose A. Gonzalez, CF: 1-2 (1B, F-9, SB)
5. Ramsey Romano, 3B: 0-2 (6-3, L-7)
6. Orian Nunez, 2B: 1-2 (2B, L-8, R)
7. Yonathan Perlaza, SS: 0-1 (3-U, BB)
8. Franklin Tineo, 1B: 0-1 (BB, P-5, R)
9. Raymond Pena, C: 1-2 (HR, 5-3, R, 3 RBI)

1. Ruben Reyes, LF: 0-2 (3-U, F-8)
2. Jose Gutierrez, CF: 1-1 (1B, BB, SB, CS)
3. Jose Alonso Gaitan, RF: 0-1 (6-3)
4. Kevin Moreno, DH: 0-1 (F-7)
5. Luis Hidalgo, 1B: 0-1 (5-3)
6. Fidel Mejia, 2B: 0-1 (5-3)
7. Delvin Zinn, SS: 0-0 (BB, SB)
8. Cam Balego, 3B: 0-1 (F-8)
9. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-1 (K) 

1. Eugenio Palma: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 14 pitches (7 strikes)
2. Luis Silva: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes) 
3. Casey Ryan: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (7 strikes)

1. Yovanny Cruz: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 5/4 GO/AO, 60 pitches (32 strikes) 



Raymond Pena: 1-3 CS 

Eric Gonzalez: 0-2 CS 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 10/03/2023 - 10:46 pm (view)

    I understand this is a cost saving and control idea. But I wouldn't be happy giving up ONKC or Alcantara for Hayes and/or Bednar.

    I'm not saying they aren't good players. They are. They've never been "tested" with playing for a good team, but that isn't their fault. They produce good results. But not Jaguar and Big Red.

    Canario won't get to play for the Cubs, just like Velazquez, so he should probably go. Same for Mervis and Vazquez. Wesneski can get better but Bednar would certainly help us.

    But not to big power hitting OFs that are 21 yrs old and younger at AA already. I'm still holding out hope for the ONKC-PCA-Jag left to right OF. I'm just not giving up on that.

    Hayes for Morel kind of stings. I'd love for Morel to get a full year at 3B. Even if he failed there miserably, I'd like to give him a shot.

    Phil always comes up with common sense angles. This trade idea fills needs for sure and fills them with cost saving effective players.

    I'm thinking Morel goes to NYM for Alonso.

    We'll see what Jed cooks up.

  • Arizona Phil 10/03/2023 - 10:18 pm (view)

    It used to be that teams did not want to trade within their own division for PR reasons, but I don't see that with Ben Cherington in Pittsburgh or with Hoyer / Hawkins in Chicago, so the Cubs might target Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes and closer David Bednar.

    Hayes is a Gold Glove defender, a decent enough hitter (105 OPS+ in 2023), and he's under control at a VERY reasonable price ($8.75M AAV) through 2029 (with a club option for 2030). 

    Bednar is first-time salary arbitration-eligible post-2023 and under control through 2026. 

    One thing about the Cubs is that they can afford to overpay (which is what they would have to do to get both Hayes and Bednar) with a package consisting of a decent young MLB position player to replace Hayes in the lineup (like Christopher Morel, who could play LF in Pittsburgh) and prospects like outfielders Alexander Canario, Owen Caissie, or Kevin Alcantara (Pirates pick one, leaving the other two for the Cubs), a power-hitting 1B-DH like Matt Mervis or Haydn McGeary (Pirates pick one, leaving the other one for the Cubs), SS Luis Vazquez (who is MLB-ready but will never play SS in Chicago), 3B B. J. Murray (who could replace Hayes at the hot corner in Pittsburgh by 2025 if not sometime in 2024, and he obviously would be blocked in Chicago if the Cubs get Hayes), and an MLB-ready SP like Hayden Wesneski. 

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:02 pm (view)

    boog and glanville calling the PHI@MIL game on ESPN2.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:59 pm (view)

    bellinger is my #1 want, but i fear he's the #1 want of many teams and will get crazy money + years, with the years being the big sting.  they need to replace bellinger's production if they don't get him no matter what position(s) played.

  • George Altman 10/03/2023 - 10:40 pm (view)

    I hope their top priorities are Bellinger, 2 RPs better than Fulmer/Boxberger (ideally 1 LH), and a 3B (Chapman my 1st Choice). That will put them right up to $237-257M AAV limit, but I don't see a playoff berth doing anything less.

    If they really want Alonso, Morel would be a good opening piece of that offer. 

    Unfortunately, Stroman will opt in ($23.7M) and Smyly ($11.5M) will be back. Steele, Taillon, Assad, Wicks will be rotation pieces. Would love a SP2 FA but don't see how they keep an effective offense and improve their bullpen while adding that.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    i cannot imagine getting a legit 3rd, whether signing or via trade, isn't the highest priority for the team.  it's almost obvious they don't see morel there.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:19 pm (view)

    I’m just hoping they have an actual 3B next year so we don’t need to worry about the M boys, Bote, and P Whiffy eating all the 3B at bats next year.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:13 pm (view)

    Willson was a OF/3B when we signed him too.

    On a less successful but still got to the show note, PJ Higgins was another college IF converted to C

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    truth...and personally, i'd give him ABs (especially at 3rd) over the 2 singles-hitting-ceiling guys that got the shot.  i'm sure he can cover the ob% and defense while surpassing the power of anything masterboney and madrigal brought to the team.

    i don't view bote as a solution at 3rd, but i find it hard to believe he couldn't outperform either of the main options they had there for a huge chunk of this season.

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 10/03/2023 - 10:47 pm (view)

    Color me impressed by this assignment for Trice right out of the draft as a convert. Seems worth following after the success of Caratini