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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus three players are on the 60-DAY IL and one player has been DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT (DFA)

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and three players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 6-16-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 11
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P
Ethan Roberts, P
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P
* Jordan Wicks, P& 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P 

DFA
Jose Cuas, P


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Dodger First-baseman Performs "A Salute to Bill Buckner" at Sloan Park

Pinch-runner Roberto Caro scampered home from second base with the game-winning run on an E-3 (ground ball scooted through first-baseman's legs in classic Bill Buckner fashion) with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, as the AZL Cubs edged the AZL Dodgers 2-1 in Arizona League action Wednesday night at Sloan Park In Mesa, AZ. 

LHP Manny Rondon (acquired from the Los Angeles Angels for catcher Rafael Lopez last month) got the start for the Cubs and had his third strong outing in a row, hurling five innings of two-hit one-run ball (unearned run). The 20-year old 6'1 165 lanky Venezuelan lefty issued no walks and struck out three, with a 6/5 GO/FO (including one GIDP), and he threw 72% strikes (well above-average).  

Rondon usually throws his fastball at 91-93 MPH, but he was working consistently at 94 MPH in his last outing versus his ex-Angel teammates, mixing the fastball with a hard-breaking curve and an occasional change-up.   

MANNY RONDON LAST THREE OUTINGS:
14.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 12/14 GO/FO  

6'5 RHP Luis Hernandez worked the final two innings for the Cubs and was absolutely dominating, mixing a mid-90's heater with a breaking ball he was able to consistently throw for strikes, and allowing just an opposite-field bloop single while strikimg out six (in fact all six outs he recorded were by strikeout). Hernandez was shut-down in Minor League Camp and missed Extended Spring Training, returning to the mound for the AZL Cubs in June after being out of action for three months. His fastball velocity has jumped about 3-4 MPH since his return (he used to throw 91-92 and occasionally touched 93, now he throws 94-96).    

Ben Carhart (on Myrtle Beach 7-day DL) continued his AZL rehab, playing third-base for six innings and going 1-3 at the plate (a 5-3 GO, a FC-E5, and a single). In four AZL games, Carhart has played 1st base once, catcher once, DH once, and 3rd base once, which is pretty much everything he does in his role as a C-1B-3B at Myrtle Beach. Carhart is valuable because of his versatility, but also because he is a great mentor to his younger teammates. He looks to be about ready to rejoin the Pelicans.   

Here is the abridged box score frrom Wednesday night's game (AZL Cubs players only): 

AZL CUBS LINEUP:
1. Robert Garcia, RF: 0-4 (BB, 3-U, F-9, 6-3, E-3, SB)
2. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-4 (K, E-1, 4-3, 4-3)
3a. Ben Carhart, 3B: 1-3 (5-3, FC+E5, 1B)
3b. P. J. Higgins, PR-3B: 1-1 (1B)
4. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 0-4 (K, 6-4-3 DP, 4-3, K)
5. Michael Foster, LF:  0-3 (BB, K, K, F-8, R)
6. Angelo Amendolare, 2B: 1-3 (1B, BB, F-8, 6-3)
7. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 0-4 (F-8, 6-3, 5-3, 5-3)
8a. Donnie Cimino, DH: 0-3 (P-4, K, 3-U, BB)
8b. Roberto Caro, PR: NO AB (R) 
9. Tyler Payne, C: 1-3 (K, 6-3, 1B, BB)

AZL CUBS PITCHERS
1. Manny Rondon: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP, 6/5 GO/FO, 50 pitches (36 strikes) 
2. Jordan Brink: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 16 pitches (11 strikes)
3. John Williamson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 11 pitches (6 strikes) 
4. Luis Hernandez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 24 pitches (19 strikes)

AZL CUBS ERRORS: 2
1. RF Robert Garcia: E-9 (three base fielding error on infield single allowed batter to circle bases & score)
2. 2B Angelo Amendolare: E-4 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely) 



 


Comments

One of my favorite players, and a fielding gaffe is named after him. Sigh. I saw him autographing for fans in spring training. He still looked a little sad.

On a separate note related to the Rondon mention above, it seems like the Cubs are expending quite a bit of energy lately trying to collect some good young arms. If they succeed, it's not impossible to imagine the Dyn... word someday being used for this team. Of course, they gotta get to the playoffs for that first time, first.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    frankie scalzo

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: No. 

    A player can be recalled from an optional assignment and be placed on the club's MLB 60-day IL without any other move required. As long as the 40-man roster is full when the player is recalled and placed on the 60-day IL, it isn't even necessary to immediately replace the player on the 40 with another player, so this move could have been made the day after Madrigal sustained the broken hand at AAA and the Cubs could have played with 39 players on the 40 until whenever the slot might have been needed.   

    However, beginning on September 1st, the 40-man roster must be full when a player is placed onto or transferred to the 60-day IL - AND - another player must immediately replace the player on the 40 when the player is moved to the 60-day IL, but prior to September 1st that is not necessary. 

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Greg Zumach of Twitter/X's @IvyFutures page is reporting that Moises Ballesteros and a RP from TN are being promoted to IA.

  • Cubster (view)

    MLBTR is reporting that former Cub, Mike Brumley was killed in a car accident. He was only 61.

    I remember him more for the trade that brought him to Chicago and the trade that led to his exit. He was a bench SS on the 1987 Andre Dawson MVP season—but last place finishing team.  He was on the Cubs coaching staff in 2014.

    the Red Sox traded Brumley and Dennis Eckersley to the Cubs for Bill Buckner in May 1984, which led to Brumley making his MLB debut in a Chicago uniform in 1987.  The Cubbies then dealt Brumley and Keith Moreland to the Padres in February 1988 in the swap that brought Goose Gossage and Ray Hayward to Chicago.”

  • crunch (view)

    the bats are piling up walks with not many hits...and the hits are rather low on doubles and homers.  they would be in much better shape if the bats were cashing in more of this walk-heavy lineup.

    the amount of 1-run games this team is playing is astounding...and it's not like a majority of these are high-scoring 1-run games.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Wait, stupid question. 

    Wicks spot could've gone to MMadrigal, first. 

    Sorry

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Phil, to do this wouldn't a spot on the 26man had to have opened up, first? Like PCA be optioned, Madrigal recalled, then moved to 60IL, PCA recalled to replace an injured player so the 26man is still filled, but the 40man has another spot for Roberts?  

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Who are the two main problems in the Cubs lineup?

    Some fans would say none of the guys are a true problem. They just aren't the solution. 

    Happ, Dansby, Nico, Seiya, Codi, Morel, Busch, Tauch, PCA, Wisdom, Bote

    None are bad players.

    But none are elite players

    None of then are the main problem

    But none of them are the solution.

    They're just okay guys. A few just less than okay. A few just more than okay.

    That's why we're just below .500 now. We were just above .500 last yr

    Jed didn't make big changes in the last 12 months

    He's just banking on better production from the same group.

    It's a potential job losing belief.

    It's also possible Jed put so much money into this group he's locked into them with no real way out. This is a bit overly dramatic. 1B, 3B, C and DH can all be changed fairly easily if the cash from the Ricketts is available. That's a question only Tom and Jed know the answer too.

    Jim DeShaies said the other night that good teams blow other teams out pretty routinely. That's how you win 90+ games

    This offense just doesn't appear able to do that

    If the Ricketts are okay with Jed spending 237mil in payroll, another 12mil in manager salaries all to be .500-ish and keep his job than the Ricketts truly have a lot of money and no one should complain about their resources ever again.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Phil:

    100% agree, the only reason I cans see as to why they did this transactionally, is an attempt to get him through waivers and back to AAA, but not on the 40 man? Although, I would imagine they could have done this later, if at all necessary; but why do it at all, since you'd think the plan was to have him come up and down periodically from Iowa regardless?

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    The Cubs should have just recalled Nick Madrigal from his minor league optional assignment and placed him on the MLB 60-day IL. It would have no effect on the Cubs MLB payroll or AAV, because Madrigal gets paid $1.81M (with a corresponding $1.81M AAV hit) whether he is on the AAA Iowa 7-day IL or on the MLB 60-day IL. So it really wasn't necessary to DFA anybody at this time.