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62 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
22 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-29-2024
 
* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 21
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 5  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
Haydn McGeary
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 5 
David Bote 
Garrett Cooper
Matt Shaw 
* Dominic Smith
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 8
Kevin Alcantara
* Cody Bellinger 
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



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Grimm Day for Cubs at Riverview Park

Nick Jones (ex-LHP) belted a two-run home run and Jordan Johnson and four relievers combined to toss a four-hitter, helping the Giants defeat the Cubs 4-1 on Field #6, and Bryant Flete doubled, singled, and scored a run, and five Cub relievers combined to hurl five innings of perfect baseball, as the Cubs and Giants played to a 2-2 tie on Field #5, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training split squad doubleheader action this morning at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.

The game on Field #5 was called after seven innings with the score tied, and the game on Field #6 was called after 7-1/2 innings.   

Kevonte Mitchell tripled, singled, stole a base, and scored the lone Cub run on Field #6.

18-year old 6'6 RHP Austyn Willis (Cubs 2014 18th round draft pick - Barstow HS - Barstow, CA) got the start on Field #6 and threw three innings of one-hit shutout ball with four strikeouts, retiring Travis Ishikawa (on the Giants MLB 15-day DL with a lower back strain) three times (4-3 GO, K-swinging, and F-8 fly out). Willis has started three Cactus League EXST games, allowing one run on four hits (including a solo HR) and a walk with nine strikeouts in seven innings of work. He will very likely be in the Eugene starting rotation when the Northwest League season commences next month.  

RHRP Justin Grimm (on the Cubs MLB 15-day DL with a forearm strain retroactive to April 2nd) worked the top of the 4th inning on Field #6 and was dominating, striking out the side on 12 pitches. He looks to be in mid-season form. 

The Giants are unusual because they have two ex-LHP at Extended Spring Training being converted to position players (usually it's the other way around). Besides 6'6 first-baseman Nick Jones (who belted a tape measure two-run HR over the RF fence that provided the winning margin for the Giants on Field #6 this morning), outfielder Steven Neff drilled three hits (a single, a double, and a triple) in a game against the Cubs earlier this week in Scottsdale. 

Here is the abridged box score from today's games (Cubs players only): 


FIELD #6

CUBS SQUAD "A" LINEUP:
1. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 2-3 (1B, K, 3B, R, SB)
2. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-2 (F-8, BB, K)   
3. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 0-3 (E-5, F-9, K, SB) 
4. Kevin Encarnacion, DH #1: 0-3 (F-9, 4-1, P-5) 
5. Tim Saunders, 3B: 0-3 (L-6, 6-3, E-6, PO) 
6. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 1-3 (2B, K, F-9) 
7. Adonis Paula, 1B: 1-2 (K, 1B) 
8a. Tyler Pearson, C: 0-2 (4-3, K) 
8b. Tyler Alamo, C: NO AB 
9. Ho-Young Son, SS: 0-1 (HBP, K, CS) 
10. Andruw Monasterio, DH #2: 0-2 (K, K) 

CUBS SQUAD "A" PITCHERS
1. Austyn Willis: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/2 GO/FO, 35 pitches (26 pitches) 
2. Justin Grimm: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 12 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Mark Malave: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 13 pitches (10 strikes) 
4. Dillon Maples: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 14 pitches:(9 strikes)
5. Daniel Lewis: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 0/3 GO/FO, 17 pitches (9 strikes) 
6. Alexander Santana: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 11 pitches (10 strikes) 

CUBS SQUAD "A" ERRORS: NONE 

CUBS SQUAD "A" CATCHERS: 
Tyler Alamo: 1 PB 

FIELD #5

CUBS SQUAD "B" LINEUP:
1. Roberto Caro, CF: 0-3 (F-8, 4-3, 6-3)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, SS: 1-2 (1B, 1-3, BB, R)
3. Andrew Ely, 2B: 0-3 (6-3, K, L-8)
4a. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-1 (F-8)
4b. Carlos Jimenez, PH-3B: 0-2 (BB, 5-3) 
5a. Yohan Matos, C: 0-2 (K, K) 
5b. Jhonny Pereda, C: 1-1 (1B, RBI)
6. Bryant Flete, DH #1: 2-3 (2B, 1B, K, R) 
7. Jose Paniagua, RF: 1-3 (1B, L-6 DP, K)
8. Miguel Rico, 1B: 1-2 (1B, F-8, HBP, CS) 
9. Danny Gutierrez, LF: 1-2 (1B, K, HBP)
10. Eric Gonzalez, DH #2: 0-2 (BB, K, K) 

CUBS SQUAD "B" PITCHERS
1. Jose Paulino: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 59 pitches (39 strikes) 
2. Jae-Hoon Ha: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 9 pitches (5 strikes) 
3. Yomar Morel: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 10 pitches (7 strikes) 
4. Jordan Brink: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 11 pitches (5 strikes) 
5. Austin Reed: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Pedro Araujo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 13 pitches (8 strikes)

CUBS SQUAD "B" ERRORS: 1
P Jose Paulino: - E-1 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)

CUBS SQUAD "B" CATCHERS DEFENSE
Yohan Matos: 0-3 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE
: 9  

2015 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER


71 players ACTIVE (includes ACTIVE REHAB & LIMITED ACTIVITY)
7 players INACTIVE (injured or absent)

(updated 5-1-2015)

NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) squad consists of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and injured players.

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 41+3
Adbert Alzolay
Pedro Araujo
Daniel Bard 
Jordan Brink
Jesus Camargo
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY - post-2013 right shoulder surgery)
Anthony Carter (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Jesus Castillo (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Dylan Cease (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS) 
Oscar de la Cruz
Enrique de los Rios
* Andin Diaz
Greyfer Eregua
Scott Frazier
Trevor Graham (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Tanner Griggs (LIMITED ACTIVITY - groin)
Justin Grimm (ACTIVE REHAB - forearm strain)
Jae-Hoon Ha (ex-OF)
Luis Hernandez (LIMITED ACTIVITY)
Corbin Hoffner
Pierce Johnson (LIMITED ACTIVITY - lat strain)
John Michael Knighton 
Daniel Lewis 
Mark Malave (ex-C)
Dillon Maples
Brad Markey 
Trey Masek (LIMITED ACTIVITY - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Yomar Morel
Erling Moreno (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF - LIMITED ACTIVITY)
* Jose Paulino
Hector Perez
Neil Ramirez (LIMITED ACTIVITY - shoulder)
Austin Reed (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
Santiago Rodriguez
Jose Rosario (INACTIVE - 2015 TJS)
* Carson Sands 
Alexander Santana
* Justin Steele
Jacob Turner (INACTIVE - right elbow)
Austyn Willis
* Sam Wilson
Jose Zapata (ACTIVE REHAB - post-2013 cervical fracture)

CATCHERS: 8
Tyler Alamo 
Eric Gonzalez
* Jordan Hankins (ex-3B)
Yohan Matos;
Tyler Pearson 
Jhonny Pereda
Miguel Rico (ex-3B)
Roberto Vahlis

INFIELDERS: 14+4
# Roney Alcala
# Varonex Cuevas
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Andrew Ely
* Bryant Flete
Wladimir Galindo 
Danny Gutierrez
Carlos Jimenez
Tommy LaStella (INACTIVE - rib cage)
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
Andruw Monasterio (formerly a switch-hitter, he is now hitting only RH)
Rafael Narea
Mike Olt (INACTIVE - fractured right wrist)
Adonis Paula 
Tim Saunders 
* Carlos Sepulveda
Ho-Young Son  
* Logan Watkins (INACTIVE - 2015 ruptured achilles tendon)

OUTFIELDERS: 8
# Roberto Caro 
Jenner Emeterio
* Kevin Encarnacion (formerly a switch-hitter, he is now hitting only LH)
Calvin Graves
Eloy Jimenez
Kevonte Mitchell
* Ricardo Marcano
Jose Paniagua

MANAGER
Carmelo Martinez (AZL Cubs Manager)

COACHES
Oscar Bernard (AZL Cubs Hitting Coach)
Tom Beyers (Assistant Minor League Hitting Coordinator)
Ricardo Medina (Eugene Hitting Coach)
Carlos Ramirez (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)
Terrmel Sledge (Eugene Assistant Coach)
Anderson Tavares (Eugene Pitching Coach)
Rick Tronerud (Mesa Rehab Pitching Coach)
Ron Villone (AZL Cubs Pitching Coach)
Ty Wright (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES
Sean Folan (AZL Cubs)
Ryan Nordvedt (Eugene)

ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Chuck Baughman (Assistant Minor League Training Coordinator - Mesa Rehab)
Mike McNulty (Eugene) 
Toby Williams (AZL Cubs)

 

Comments

Brewers look like the first ready to tank the season...

@BNightengale 55s56 seconds ago The #Brewers, 5-18, are letting teams know they will make their veterans available on trade market: Kyle Lohse, Matt Garza, Aramis Ramirez.

Broxton is about the only player I'd want from them.

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In reply to by Rob G.

They have so little of value to trade, so little in the farm system. And it costs $105M. If they literally liquidated the 25-man roster, I don't expect anyone except Lucroy would fetch much of incredible value. Gomez gets a decent prospect, a handful of other guys maybe a lottery ticket-type prospect. Braun is unmovable. I don't expect Milwaukee will be a threat in the standings for some time to come. Now hopefully the Cubs can take advantage and try to fatten our record against them.

Hi Phil, smooth trip back. Going thru withdrawal. Had so much fun there. Thank you for sharing your awesome knowledge. Will be following you on here every day. So much appreciate it. MT Bob.

Ryan Hanigan goes down for Red Sox.

presume Swihart is due up soon, but maybe some interest in Beefy I guess

@BruceMiles2112: #Cubs Saturday: Soler RF, Fowler CF, Rizzo 1B, Bryant 3B, Montero C, Castro SS, Denorfia LF, Arrieta P, Russell 2B

Soler batting lead off, omg, it's genius!!! 

J/k...whatever, lucky he has a young team that isn't gonna complain

also Denorfia getting a start vs a righty. ~shrug~

rizzo vs russell...rizzo wins, we all lose. both look okay, but russell got rang in the head/neck on a dive/collision.

g.germen once again reminding cubs fans that james "don't call me a loogy" russell is doing really well in AAA.

ejax with another good inning today... 8ip 6h 1bb 7k - 0.00era 0.88whip looks like he may have a future in the pen. good for him. too bad it took cubs signing him for starting money and a couple years of total failure to figure it out.

Really looking forward to Boras and the MLB union argument about how Bryant was unreasonably held back this spring -- hey, he's got as many HRs as 0-for-lifetime Jon Lester in roughly the same number of career ABs. Sure, he strikes out a ton, and already has 3 errors playing 3B, but he does draw the occasional walk, which is nice. The "Zero HR" thing is no longer cute. You're hitting clean-up for the big club, Kris -- start hitting the damn ball over the fence.

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 (view)

    I guess Canario, Mervis, Strumpf and Vazquez are the only guys blocked. Everyone else has time.
    Canario is the only guy there that's used multiple options.

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger debut wednesday.

    also, taillon may not start until this weekend (tentatively)...throwing a sim game today.  he's "working on things" and is having some minor leg soreness running with cleats (fielding, covering 1st), but not while pitching or off-field.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: I don't think the Cubs will add any AAV until the MLB Trade Deadline (and even that is dependent on how well the Cubs are playing and where they are in the standings at that point in time). 

    Otherwise, the Cubs might perhaps do something like "exchange" Drew Smyly ($10.5M in 2024 AAV plus an additional potential $3M in performance bonuses) for J. D. Davis ($6.9M in 2024 and then he is a FA post-2024) and then maybe (hopefully) jettison Patrick Wisdom and Nick Madrigal without having to eat any salary (like if clubs claim Wisdom and Madrigal off waivers and thereby take on 100% of Wisdom's 2024 $2.725M salary and 100% of Madrigal's $1.81M salary). The Cubs don't need to get anything back for Wisdom and Madrigal other than AAV space and the $50,000 waiver price. 

    Another possibility would be a prospect for prospect trade, like when the Diamondbacks traded OF Daulton Varsho (the D'backs were overloaded with LH-hitting outfielders) to the Blue Jays for C Gabriel Moreno (Moreno was blocked in Toronto by Kirk and Jansen). 

    So if the Cubs have an opportunity to trade an outfield or middle-infield prospect for maybe a young arm or a 3B or catching prospect of similar value, I could see that happening.

  • crunch (view)

    z.wheeler (PHI) got a 3/126m extension...42m a year for age 35-37.

    SP market is getting crazy.

  • George Altman (view)

    Well said, Crunch. Every point is spot on perfect. And even if Ricketts allowed Hoyer to go all the way to the next AAV Level ($257M), it's $4,000,000!! For one damn year. He's got $80M+ coming off next year. Wonder what Blake Snell on an opt out deal would do for Cubs playoff chances this yeat. It's absolutely maddening and I too am exhausted from fans defending billionaires. Just stop.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    AZ Phil, what do you think the chances are that Jed makes a trade before OD?

    MLB Network today and Chicago Radio have both speculated as recently as yesterday that Jed will make a sizable move.

    They spoke about Alonso still and Bieber from Cleveland. 

    Social Media thinks JD Davis from SF might work now (I think we have that RH/3B/DH spot covered though).

    I wouldn't mind a SP like Bieber (he's in his last year of his original deal). Hendricks scares me. He's not the ground ball guy he used to be. He'd be lucky to have a sub 5 ERA in my opinion. CLEV needs OF slug. Canario is available (not even going to think about ONKC, PCA or Jaquar here). Brennan Davis probably needs a new spot. Mervis could get a chance at their 1B gig opposite Naylor as their DH. Vazquez appears ready for a shot at MLB level ball. 

    Thoughts?

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Here are the pitcher reports from Sunday's Guardians - Cubs game at Sloan Park: 

    KYLE HENDRICKS
    FB: 86-88
    CH: 80-81
    SL: 79-80 
    CV: 74 
    COMMAND: Threw three innings and allowed three runs on five hits (three singles and two doubles), one walk, and a WP, and he struck out one (swinging)... one run scored in each of the three innings... command was off right from the gitgo (he hit two batters in the 1st inning!)... threw 52 pitches (33 strikes - six swing & miss - six foul balls) over the course of the three innings, so at least he got his pitch count up over 50 (he threw only 29 pitches in two innings of work in his first outing last Tuesday)...  

    HECTOR NERIS
    FB: 90 
    SPLIT: 78-83 
    COMMENT: Allowed a lead-off single but then induced an F-7 and an inning-ending 6-4-3 DP... threw 10 pitches (but only five strikes - no swing & miss)... FB velo was down a tick from his last outing and split was a bit off (strike throwing on FB must be better than 50% to get swing & miss on splitter)... 

    ADBERT ALZOLAY
    FB: 94-95 
    CT: 89-91 
    SL: 85-87 
    COMMENT: Allowed a lead-off single on a 95-MPH FB on his sixth pitch of the AB, but then retired the next three men in a row (P-4, 5-3, K-swinging on a SL)... Needed 18 pitches to retire the side (12 strikes - five swing & miss, including three on SL, one on CT, and one on FB)... 

    DANIEL PALENCIA
    FB: 96-98
    SL/CT: 88-90 
    CH: 86 
    COMMENT: Hurled a 1-2-3 6th inning (L-8, 6-3, P-6)... Threw only 50% strikes (12 pitches -six strikes - one swing & miss on a CH - two foul balls)...   

    EDWIN ESCOBAR
    FB: 93-94
    SL: 81-84
    COMMENT: 1-2-3 7th inning (4-3, K-swinging, 5-3)... 13-pitches (nine strikes - one swing & miss on SL - two foul balls)... FB has good velo but he doesn't get swing & miss with it, so he throws mainly his "plus" slider (which is his "go-to" strikeout pitch)... of all of the Cubs MLB ST LHRP contenders I have seen so far, Escobar is #1 (Luke Little's stuff is more electric, but he still has trouble commanding it and is clearly not MLB-ready)...    

    PORTER HODGE
    FB: 94-96
    CT: 91-92
    SL: 80-82 
    COMMENT: Pitched the 8th inning after the Cubs went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the 7th... allowed a lead-off single on a 1-0 FB and a two-out single on a 1-0 CT, but he did manage to retire the side without allowing a run... struck out two (both swinging)... threw 19 pitches (11 strikes - five swing & miss - one foul ball)... stuff is plus but FB command comes & goes... 

    BRAD WIECK
    FB: 86-87
    SLOW CV: 67-68 
    COMMENT: Threw a 1-2-3 seven pitch (five strike) 9th (F-7, K-swinging on an 86 MPH FB, and F-9) to record the save... while he at one-time featured a mid-90's FB, a mid-80's SL, and a mid-70's CV, after enduring heart surgery in 2021 and TJS in 2022 the 6'8 250+ lefty has morphed into an EXTREME soft-tosser, complete with an "eephus" CV that would make Bill "Spaceman" Lee jealous... 

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Agreed, and with the way they've used him in the organization, I'd imagine he'd be fine with a mostly benchwarmer status; and at this point I don't know why Madrigal is still on the roster.......

  • crunch (view)

    you'd think a guy that could play 2nd and 3rd that has more pop than madrigal could at least get a shot at the team while they're busy paying him to be a multi-millionaire minor leaguer.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Are we able to orchestrate a giant nationwide conspiracy to convince Bote that all the games during the regular season are now also spring training games and don't count?