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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus six players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, seven players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 5-18-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Patrick Wisdom

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

Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Luis Vazquez, INF

10-DAY IL: 1
Dansby Swanson, INF

15-DAY IL: 7
Yency Almonte, P 
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P 
Daniel Palencia, P
* Drew Smyly, P
Keegan Thompson, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P

60-DAY IL: 2
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P


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Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Luis Stars with Bat and Zapata Leads with Arm at Salt River Fields

Jansel Luis hammered two RBI doubles and scored two runs, Ricardo Caldera tripled, walked and scored two runs, and SP Deyer Zapata fired four innings of one-hit shutout ball, helping the Diamondbacks Black squad defeat the Cubs 6-4 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Monday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (located in the Salt River Maricopa-Pima Indian Community, east of Scottsdale, AZ).  

Ed Howard reached base four times (singled in the 1st, walked in the 3rd, singled again in the 5th, and laced an oppo-field RBI double into the RF corner in the 7th), Ismael Mena singled, doubled, and scored two runs, Adan Sanchez drilled two singles (including a line-drive two-run single in the 5th that put the Cubs up 2-1) and threw out two baserunners attempting to steal, and SP Eligio Paredes hurled three innings of one hit / one run ball (run was unearned) for the Cubs.  

In 13 Cactus League EXST games (33 PA), Ed Howard is now hitting 404/515/704 (1.219 OPS - 300 ISO).

RHP Daniel Palencia stepped out of the pitch lab long enough to accompany the team to Salt River Fields and throw a quick 1-2-3 inning (P-6, L-8, and a K-looking) that took about three minutes and featured four 100 MPH FB. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

1. Ismael Mena, CF: 2-5 (F-8, 2B, E-4, 1B, F-9, 2 R) 
2a. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-2 (K, K, BB, R)
2b. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-2 (5-3, F-8)
3. Ed Howard, 3B-DH: 3-3 (1B, BB, 1B, 2B, RBI)
NOTE: Slot was skipped fifth time thru batting order 
4a. Adan Sanchez, C: 2-3 (1B, F-9, 1B, 2 RBI)
4b. Wally Soto, PH-C: 0-1 (F-8, BB) 
5. Christopher Paciolla, DH-3B: 0-4 (6-3, L-7, BB, P-6, K) 
6a. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-1 (K, BB, SB) 
6b. Lizardo Ruiz, 1B: 0-3 (K, E-6, 6-3 DP, R)
7. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 1-4 (P-6, P-4 DP, K, 1B) 
8a. Brayan Altuve, RF: 0-2 (P-4, 4-3)
8b. Ke'Shun Collier, RF: 1-2 (K, 1B, RBI, SB) 
9. Christian Olivo, LF: 0-4 (2-3, L-8, F-9, K) 
1. Eligio Paredes: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 0/5 GO/AO, 43 pitches (26 strikes)
2. Daniel Palencia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 8 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Gabriel Agrazal: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/3 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes) 
4. Luis A. Reyes: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 0/3 GO/AO, 39 pitches (24 strikes) 

1. 1B Anderson Suriel: E-3 (missed catch on attempted 4-3 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 2B Geuri Lubo: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

Adan Sanchez: 2-2 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 



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


PHIL: How does Sanchez look behind the plate receiving? Any thoughts (or overheard comments) on his likelihood of staying at catcher?



Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    morel's knee and foot seems to be feeling a bit better.

  • crunch (view)

    iowa gave away the game in the late innings.  davis got a single and double to add to the pile, though.

    may  9th - .135/.306/.216

    may 18th - .279/.439/.689

    in 8 games over 9 days he's gone from washup to prospect resurgence.  it would be nice to get that heat from 2021 back.

  • crunch (view)

    unreal.  be crazy to see where this goes in a month or 2....unless it gets too crazy to ignore at the mlb level.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    And another solo shot in the third. He’s not hitting cheapies either. Definitely capturing my attention at this point.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    He is on a serious heater right now 

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Brennan Davis two out first inning grand salami for Iowa.

  • crunch (view)


    walkoff win!  morel has been involved in at least 4 walk-off wins this year by my count.

    his bWAR is tied for next to last on the team (-0.1)...just saying.

  • crunch (view)

    ha.  the mccutchen AB where he almost homered in the 6th (foul) got me thinking about the mccutchen/furries thing.

    it's a coincidence, but mccutchen does VERY well at the plate when pittsburgh's annual furry convention (Anthrocon) is in town and there's a home game.  all 4 days of the convention will be home games for PIT.

    be on the lookout for mccutchen's twitter account to simply post "Furries" during the week of the convention.

    he's aware of the coincidence and plays into it.

    baseball is weird.  social media is weird.  furries are also weird, but whatever...ya'll do ya'll.…

  • crunch (view)

    i love that wrigley is packed, but you can tell a lot of these fans are new(ish) to in-person baseball.

    pop outs that don't even reach the warning track are getting huge fan pops as possible homers.

    that said, it's good there's so much fresh eyes on the field product.  the game needs a constant influx of newer fans.

    i noticed a lot of 20-somethings really getting into baseball during the covid era.  they also really got into baseball cards, but that's another side show in itself.  the baseball card boom died down a bit, but the interest in baseball overall seems to have stuck around.

  • crunch (view)

    "The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports the Mets offered first baseman Pete Alonso a seven-year, $158 million contract extension last summer."

    22.5m a year.  on one hand, no way his agent would sign that.  on the other hand, the mets obviously see some warning signs long-term...most likey his lack of body conditioning.  he's got a very pre-roids era slugger build.