Development List (Minor Leagues Only)

With approval of the MLB Commissioner, a player on a minor league Domestic Reserve List can be placed on the Development List if the player is at the parent organization's Minor League Spring Training Complex or at a club-approved training facility for the purpose(s) of conditioning and/or development, or if the player has been loaned to a club in another MLB organization, to a club in the Mexican League, or to a club in an independent MLB partner league
NOTE: There must first be an agreement in place between MLB and the partner league before players under control of MLB organizations can be loaned to a club in that league.   

A player on Optional Assignment from an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) can be placed onto the Development List of the minor league affiliate to which he has been optioned, but only with consent of the player.  

A player cannot be placed on the Development List for the purpose of injury rehabilitation or disciplinary action.

A player can be placed on the Development List only during his minor league club's regular season, the player must remain on the Development List for at least seven days, and the player must be reinstated from the Developmental List no later than the day after the conclusion of his minor league club's season.

A player on the Development List counts against the in-season minor league 180-man Domestic Reserve List (or MLB 40-man roster if the player is on Optional Assignment), but he does not count against the minor league club's Active List roster.  

A player is paid by the MLB club while he is on the Development List.  

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  • Childersb3 5 hours 21 min ago (view)


    I apologize for not being knowledgable enough to find this answer on my own, but when is the earliest date that Alec Mills can come off the 60 day IL? I know he can have a long rehab as well, so my second question is what is his latest date he could come off the 60IL? So, what's his return date range? I trying to figure out if it's even 40man roster possible/plausible for Kilian to get added to 40 to pitch next Monday vs Brewers.

    Any help here would be greatly appreciated!


  • Cubster 6 hours 21 min ago (view)

    KB is back on the IL with exacerbation of the same low back injury. Sigh. 


  • DavidP 17 hours 25 min ago (view)

    Phil - it is obvious that Christian Hernandez is tearing things up, and altuve and Balistros look promising, but has there been any others that have surprised you among the pitchers or the rest of the offense down there?


  • crunch 19 hours 48 min ago (view)

    this reds team is so hopelessly terrible they have mahle out there in the 5th with 100+ pitches, 6 runs given up, and no outs yet.

    ...and he's done with 103 pitches, leaving with 0 outs and men on 1st/2nd


  • crunch 19 hours 57 min ago (view)


    i was looking forward to the hoerner/madrigal "hoes mad" middle IF.


  • Cubster 20 hours 25 min ago (view)



  • crunch 21 hours 6 min ago (view)

    "nice first inning." - cubster

    "yeah, okay, whatever.  hold my beer." - stroman


  • Cubster 21 hours 21 min ago (view)

    Nice first inning. Gomes out with oblique strain, Schwindel is today's backup catcher.


  • crunch 21 hours 31 min ago (view)

    small sample size blah blah etc...

    watching morel is like flashing back to 2016-era cubs and their joy + aggression on the field.  he would have fit in well with that cubs era.


  • crunch 21 hours 36 min ago (view)

    pre-game lineup shakeup...yan gomes scratched (left oblique tightness) and lineup rearranged.

    morel leading off, ortega moves to hitting 2nd, and schwindel 5th


  • crunch 23 hours 55 min ago (view)

    may 24th...

    our leadoff hitter has a .315 ob% and the #2 hitter is sporting a solid .262 ob%

    121 games to go.

    season ends with 6 in a row vs CIN.  i dunno if anything in the dumpster will be left to keep a flame going.  sad thing is by that point it may actually be better quality baseball.


  • Hagsag 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Phil, does Rafael Morel have some potential to join his big brother?


  • tim815 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    You answered your own question. Trades create promotions. Other things might not.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    Like the ACL, the Dominican Summer League (DSL) Opening Day will be June 6th, and also like the ACL, the DSL regular season concludes on August 23. All DSL games will be played in the morning. The Cubs will once again be running two teams (Red and Blue), with a maximum of 35 players on each squad. DSL games will be played Monday through Saturday with Sundays off, and a few Wednesdays will be off days as well. 60 games total in DSL (ACL teams play 55, because they have all Wednesdays off). 


  • K Dub 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    AZ Phil is not only an intrepid reporter who will allow nothing to stop his coverage of Cubs complex baseball, but he's also a reknown wordsmith. In his lastest article, Phil employed 10 different ways to describe the impact of bat to ball while repeating nary a one. 

    In order: blasted, drilled, blooped, belted, hammered, crushed, roped, laced, slugged and ripped. 

    Good work outta you, young man. Your English teachers would be proud.


  • JoePepitone 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    Only five more wins to tie, six to blow past Kenny.