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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
* bats or throws left
# bats both

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

It's WBC Japan vs South Korea (Wada vs. Tseng) at Riverview Park

Ho-Young Son singled twice, tripled, and scored two runs, Roney Alcala belted an RBI double, singled, and reached base on an HBP, Varonex Cuevas smacked an RBI double, singled, and drove-in another run with an RBI GO (E-1), Carlos Jimenez tripled and singled and scored a run, and Eloy Jimenez singled and doubled and scored a run, in Cubs Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action this morning on Field #4 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.  

The game was called after 9-1/2 innings with the score tied 4-4. 

Chicago Cubs LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (15 -day DL - groin) continued his Mesa rehab, getting the start for Squad "A". He worked four innings (64 pitches) while allowing two runs on four hits (a triple, a double, and two singles), one HBP, and one WP, with no walks and four strikeouts (three swinging), one GIDP, and a 4/3 GO/FO. Wada threw 47 pitches in his first Spring Training Minor League Camp rehab start last Thursday, so barring a setback he should be on target to throw about 80 pitches in his next rehab start (wherever that may be), probably next Sunday or Monday. (Like the other three players on the Cubs 15-day DL, Wada is eligible to reinstated from the DL on Saturday 4/11).  

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5th starter & 2014 Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year RHP Jen-Ho Tseng got the start for Squad "B"  and threw 6.1 IP (77 pitches), allowing four runs on seven hits (five singles, a double, and a triple) and one HBP, with no walks allowed and seven strikeouts. He seemed to get stronger and more unhittable as the game progressed, striking out five of the last six hitters he faced (four swinging). Like fellow Pelican rotation starter Tyler Skulina (who threw 81 pitches in an Extended Spring Training intrasquad game yesterday), Tseng was left behind when his teammates left town on Sunday so that he could remain on his rotation schedule and stay sharp (Tseng was due to pitch today, and he isn't scheduled to start his first regular season Carolina League game until next Monday). 

In Cubs minor league news, catcher Will Remillard (Cubs 2013 19th round pick - Coastal Carolina U.) underwent "Tommy John" elbow UCL transplant surgery (TJS) last month and will miss the 2015 season.

Remillard was considered to be the best defensive catcher in the Cubs system, and in fact he was so highly thought of that he received an NRI to big league camp last season after signing the previous June.

Also, Cubs minor league RHP Pierce Johnson is at Extended Spring Training, although he is not active at this time. He strained a latissimus dorsi muscle (lat) about ten days ago. 

Here is the box score from today's intrasquad game:

1. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 1-4 (3-U, K, K, BB, 1B)
2. Eric Gonzalez, DH #1: 1-3 (F-8, K, 1B)
3. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-4 (P-5, K, K, K)
4. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 2-4 (2B, 4-3, K, 1B, R)
5. Bryant Flete, SS: 0-4 (4-3, P-1, 4-3, 4-3)
6. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-4 (3B, 3-U, K, P-4, R, RBI)
7. Tyler Alamo, 1B: 2-4 (1B, 1B, K, 6-3, R, RBI)
8. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 0-3 (P-2, HBP, 3-1, 4-3, R)
9. Miguel Rico, DH-C: 1-4 (P-3, 1B, 6-3, P-2, 2 RBI)
10. Jordan Hankins, C-DH: 2-3 (1B, 1B, 4-1, CS)

1. Ho-Young Son, SS: 3-5 (1B, 5-3, 3B, F-7 DP, 1B, 2 R)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 0-3 (4-6-3 DP, K, BB, BB, F-8)
3. Kevin Brown, 1B-CF: 0-3 (HBP, K, F-8, BB, 4-3)
4. Roney Alcala, RF-1B: 2-4 (5-3, K, 1B, HBP, 2B, RBI)
5. Jhonny Pereda, DH-C: 1-5 (K, 1B, 6-4-3 DP, K, K, R)
6. Carlos Jimenez, LF-3B: 2-4 (3B, F-9, 1B+E5, 1-3, R)
7. Varonex Cuevas, 3B-LF: 2-4 (E-1, 2B, 1B, K, 2 RBI)
8. Tyler Pearson, C-DH: 0-3 (F-8, F-9, F-7)
9. Kevin Encarnacion, CF-RF: 1-4 (4-3, 3-1, 3-U, 1B)
NOTE: Pearson & Encarnacion switched slots fourth time thru batting order
10. Roberto Vahlis, DH #2: 1-2 (2B, F-8, HBP)

1. Tsuyoshi Wada: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 4/3 GO/FO, 64 pitches (45 strikes)
2. Carson Sands: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/FO, 16 pitches (6 strikes)
3. Yomar Morel: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/FO, 15 pitches (11 strikes)
4. Scott Frazier: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/FO, 18 pitches (6 strikes)
5. Tanner Griggs: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 21 pitches (12 strikes)
6. John Michael Knighton: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/FO, 16 pitches (9 strikes)

1. Jen-Ho Tseng: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 5/5 GO/FO, 77 pitches (57 strikes)
2. Justin Steele: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GO/FO, 16 pitches (10 strikes) 
3. Jesus Camargo: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
4. Daniel Lewis: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO; 20 pitches (13 strikes)

1. P Tsuyoshi Wada - E-1 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base)
2. P Scott Frazier - E-1 (errant throw on pick-off attempt allowed baserunners to advance a base)
3. 3B Adonis Paula - E-5 (throwing error on infield single allowed batter to advance to 2nd base)


Tyler Pearson: 1-1 CS


WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 80's




With 9 in attendance I hope you were able to get a few foul balls for your collection. :)

Did we mention the Porcello extension yet? One less arm to go around for next offseason.

Still looking at Cueto, Price, Zimmerman and Greinke possibly and a helluva lot of mid-rotation types.

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In reply to by Rob G.

I wouldn't be shocked to see a trade for Cueto if they are doing good enough to justify a run. I don't think Theo will ever break the bank in terms of prospects, and I have no idea what it would take to get it done, but I kind of think the Reds will be out of it in July - it's baseball so you never know - but anyway if they ARE out of it in July it seems like he'll be gone. Maybe the Cubs wait anyway, and hope whoever he goes to can't sign him.

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In reply to by Old and Blue

if Cueto didn't sign an extension before the season with Reds, he won't during the season with another team. I do think Cubs would go for it with some prospects if their position in standings merit it, but within reason. I don't think they'll ever trade their A prospects, but the B/C variety for sure. Whether Cueto or Hamels could be had for that is another story.

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In reply to by Old and Blue

I definitely wouldn't trade up for him, at least not for any real cost, but if he falls to #7. Obviously defer to the experts, but I think he's got the decision making and athletic ability to be quite good. Russell Wilson seems to be the loftiest of comps. I know the arm strength is questionable, but that can easily be made up for with accuracy and decision making. I'm guessing with John Fox they'll be a little more conservative as well.

Don't know why they would trade Cutler, don't think Mariota is gonna be a plug and play QB in his first year. The only real successful rookie QB's are the teams that usually adapt their system to what the QB was running in college. Don't think the Bears will be doing that.

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In reply to by Old and Blue

Don't think he falls to #7, but if he does, definitely go for it. As for trading up, I would never trade the entire draft for him, but would unload Cutler and the #7 pick for the #2 pick if TENN was on board. There are too many holes on this team, especially defense to trade draft for anyone.

Recent comments

  • 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

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:33 pm (view)

    Bote always has great spring trainings.