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Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

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


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Hilson & Reckley Tag Team Too Much for Cubs at Papago Park

P. J. Hilson doubled twice, singled, walked, stole a base, scored two runs, and knocked-in four, Ryan Reckley slugged a two-run triple, reached base on an HBP and scored, and walked, stole a base, and scored, Kwan Adkins laced an RBI single and an RBI double, walked, and scored two runs, Mauricio Pierre drilled an RBI double, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, and Tyler Forner cracked a two-run single, leading the Giants to a 15-2 romp over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning at the Papago Park Complex in Phoenix, AZ. 

Cristian Hernandez belted an RBI triple and drew a walk and Cristian More collected three singles, stole a base, and scored a run for the Cubs in a losing cause.

The game was called after seven innings of play. 

Cubs catcher Dilan Granadillo left the game after running the bases in 100+ degree heat in the top of the 6th. He warmed up the pitcher in the bottom of the inning, but then appeared a bit woozy and had to leave the game. 

David Bote completed his EXST rehab a few days early, and so he will now report to AAA Iowa to begin an official Article XIX-C Minor League Rehab assignment. Over the course of the four Cactus League EXST games in which he played, Bote went 2-11 (5-3, 6-3, 1B, K, F-7, 6-3, 3B, P-3, P-6, K, F-7 SF, L-5). He played 2B once and 3B once, in neither case for the full game. He is eligible to be reinstated from the Cubs MLB 60-day IL on June 6th.  

While Bote finished up his EXST rehab, AAA Iowa OF Donnie Dewees began his, playing LF and going 1-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. He also struck out twice (both times swinging).  

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  
1. Donnie Dewees, LF: 1-3 (2B, BB, K, K, R) 
2. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 1-2 (3B, BB, K, RBI)
3. David Bote, 3B-DH: 0-2 (K, F-7 SF, L-5, RBI)
4a. Moises Ballesteros, C: 0-1 (BB, K) 
4b. Dilan Granadillo, C: 1-1 (2B)
4c. Ronnier Quintero, C: NO AB
5. Frank Hernandez, DH-RF: 2-3 (4-6-3 DP, 1B, 1B) 
6a. Reivaj Garcia, 2B: 0-2 (K, F-8)
6b. Joanfran Rojas, 2B: 0-1 (K)
7a. Carlos Morfa, RF: 0-0 (BB) 
7b. Rafael Morel, PH-3B: 0-1 (K, BB) 
8a. Miguel Pabon, 1B: 0-2 (F-9, 6-3)
8b. Alejandro Rivero, 1B: 0-1 (L-8 DP) 
9. Matt Warkentin, DH #2: 0-3 (K, 6-3, K) 
10. Raino Coran, DH #3: 0-3 (K, K, K) 
11. Cristian More, CF: 3-3 (1B, 1B, 1B, R, SB, CS) 

1. Yovanny Cabrera: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 4/3 GO/AO, 64 pitches (35 strikes) 
2. C. D. Pelham: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 21 pitches (13 strikes) 
3. Cristian Rojas: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 0/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (16 strikes) 
4. Angel Hernandez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes) 
5. Jose Alcila: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (13 strikes) 
6. Oliver Roque: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 16 pitches (7 strikes) 

1. C Moises Ballesteros: E-2 (errant throw ro 2nd on SB attempt allowed runner to advance to 3rd 
2. C Moises Ballesteros: E-2 (errant throw to 2nd on SB attempt allowed runner to advance to 3rd) 
3. P C. D. Pelham: E-1 (errant throw to 1st base on attempted 1-3 allowed batter to adance to 3rd)

1. Moises Ballesteros: 0-3 CS, 1 PB, 2 E (see above) 
2. Dilan Granadillo: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+ 



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

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    morel played somewhere besides 3rd and SS...he got 8 innings in CF, 2 putouts and an assist.

  • crunch (view)

    ryan flaherty new cubs bench coach.

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger wins comeback player of the year.  the AL winner was liam hendricks and his 5ip before he got tommy john...setting himself up for a 2025 shot at the award.

  • Bill (view)

    I hope that Perlaza goes on to have a successful career.  On most Cubs teams prior to the current administration, he would have been one of their more highly ranked prospects.  As far as the others are concerned, one or more may well go on to be much better than expected, but unfortunately there is no way to tell which one at the present time.  You can't keep everyone.

  • crunch (view)

    s.gray signs with the cards...3/75m

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Another one of the nine Cubs post-2023 Rule 9 minor league 6YFA has signed, as RHP Carlos Guzman (acquired from the Tigers for Zack McKinstry at the end of Spring Training) signed a 2024 minor league contract with the Mets. 


    So RHRP Yovanny Cruz (SD), C-INF P. J. Higgins (CIN), and now Carlos Guzman (NYM) have already signed 2024 minor league contracts with new MLB organizations, and OF Yonathan Perlaza is headed for Korea (Hanhwa Eagles).

  • crunch (view)

    ...and back to 3rd for another game.  at this point i'm gonna hang back and when/if he actually plays 1st then i'll find it notable.  i am glad he's playing a good amount of 3rd, though...give the club one more good look at him there.  shrug

  • crunch (view)

    morel played SS last night (no errors)...hit a homer and a double.  he's got 2 of both in 19PA.

  • crunch (view)

    e.escobar was throwing 95-97mph on his fastball in 2023.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    One more thing about Edwin Escobar. Even though he had accrued less than one year of MLB Service Time prior to signing with Nippon Ham in 2017 (he ended up eventually with Yokohama), he will have Article XIX-A rights by virtue of the seven seasons he spent in Japan. So he will be essentially locked on the 40-man roster (or at least he can't be outrighted without his consent), and he will be a FA whenever his contract expires.