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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, twelve players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one player is on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-18-2024
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Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Luke Little, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

* Justin Steele, P   

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

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More Than One High Point for Cubs Today

Jose Guevara bounced a two-run single back through the box past a drawn-in infield, driving-in what proved to be the winning run, as the EXST Cubs scored six runs in the last two innings to blow open a close game and defeat the EXST A’s 7-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa this morning.

Jesus Morelli extended his hitting streak to 19 games when he beat-out an 8th inning infield single (a dribbler to 3rd base), and RHP Chris Huseby showed no evidence of wildness, throwing two perfect 1-2-3 innings, striking out three (all swinging).

Cubs Player Personnel Director Oneri Fleita, Minor League Hitting Coordinator Dave Keller, and about a dozen Cub scouts were at Fitch Park today (and have been there for most of the week), working out high school and college players in preparation for next week’s Rule 4 Draft (AKA “First-Year Player Draft”). One of the players who was at Fitch Park showing his wares was invited to play in today’s game, and he made the most of his opportunity.

High Point U. OF Nate Roberts hit lead-off and played CF for six innings, slashing an RBI single to left to put the Cubs on the board in the 3rd, then stealing two bases, before making a two-out over-the-shoulder running catch in deep right-center with his back to the infield to save a run in the 5th.

After graduating from Richmond Burton HS, the Spring Grove, IL native spent his freshman year at Northwestern University, before transferring to Parkland JC. He was selected by the Tampa Rays Rays in last June’s draft but did not sign, instead opting to transfer to High Point University in High Point, NC, where he was named 2010 Big South Conference Player of the Year after hitting 416/573/746 with 19 HR and 69 RBI and 36 SB (3 CS) in just 59 games. With all that on his resume, Baseball America ranked Roberts as just the 28th best draft prospect in the State of North Carolina.

Here is today’s abridged box score (Cubs players only):

1a. Nate Roberts, CF: 1-3 (6-3, 1B, 6-4-3 GIDP, RBI, 2 SB)
1b. Kyung-Min Na, CF: 0-1 (6-3)
2. Alvaro Ramirez, DH #1: 1-4 (K, F-8, 1-U, 1B, R)
3. Jesus Morelli, RF: 1-4 (K, 4-3, 4-3, 1B, R)
4. Richard Jones, 1B: 2-4 (4-3, F-7, 1B, 2B, RBI, 2 R)
5a. Xavier Batista, DH #2: 1-2 (2B, 6-3)
5b. Wes Darvill, PH-DH: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R)
6a. Sergio Burruel, C: 1-1 (BB, 1B)
6b. Jose Guevara, C: 1-2 (1B, K, 2 RBI)
7. Arismendy Alcantara, SS: 0-1 (L-9 DP, 1-3 SH, BB, BB)
8. Pin-Chieh Chen, 2B: 0-3 (1-3, 4-2 FC, 4-6 FC, BB, RBI, SB)
9. George Matheus, 3B: 0-2 (BB, F-9, P-4, R)
10. Runey Davis, LF: 0-0 (2-U SH, BB, BB, R)

1. Chris Huseby – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 23 pitches (16 strikes)
2. Tarlandus Mitchell – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 6/1 GO/FO, 52 pitches (38 strikes)
3. Carlos Rojas – 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/0 GO/FO, 22 pitches (17 strikes)
4. Hector Mayora - 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 19 pitches (12 strikes)
5. Alvaro Sosa - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 25 strikes (14 strikes)

1. 3B George Matheus – E5 (dropped line drive allowed batter to reach base safely – did not score)
2. 3B George Matheus - E5 (two-base overthrow error at 1st base allowed batter to reach 2nd base – did not score)
3. SS Arismendy Alcantara - E6 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely - did not score)

CF Kyung-Min Na threw out runner 8-6-2 trying to score from 1st base on double to CF


WEATHER: Sunny and hot, with temperatures in the 90’s

The Cubs had a Camp Day yesterday, spending several hours taking BP, fielding practice, baserunning drills, PFP, and pick-off drills, before playing a nine-inning intrasquad game. The game was even more informal than the typical Cactus League Extended Spring Training game so it would be futile to try and make a box score out of it, but I can tell you that RHP (ex-SS & ex-LF) Dylan Johnston (2009 TJS rehab) got into his first game action of 2010, allowing two runs on three hits (two doubles and a triple) and a HBP in 1.1 IP, RHP Juan Yasser Serrano was extended to four innings, allowing four runs—but only one earned—on four hits, while retiring the last ten men he faced, and George Matheus had the big blow on offense, a bases-loaded triple off Serrano after a costly two-out error by 2nd baseman Arismendy Alcantara loaded the bases. In addition to Johnston and Serrano getting work, Austin Kirk threw four innings, Tzu-An Wang and Alvido Jimenez threw two innings a piece, and Danny Keefe, Andres Quezada, Jesse Ginley, and Jadel Mendez threw one inning each.



Lou on Byrd leading off: "Don’t ask me. That’s what we have. Over dinner last night we talked about our lineup and we’ll try this and see."

looked bad but staying in also obstruction by the catcher to save a run

OK, I humbly ask for some help. Cubs are down 3-1 in the bottom of the 8th. Lou obviously isn't too concerned about winning the game because he puts Howry in. But then Howry lets a guy get to third, and suddenly we can't give up a run so he puts Marmol in. If we can't give up a run, why not just pitch Marmol in the 8th (or leave Cashner in)? Can someone please explain the "logic" that is used here?

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In reply to by Rob G.

So he wanted to pitch Marmol, if the Cubs were to score 2+ runs in the top of the 9th, but when he realized that Howry was going to give up 1+ runs in the 8th (something you expect a guy with an 8 ERA to do) then it was important not to give up any runs in the 8th? It doesn't make any sense. If you want to win the game and think that a scoreless 8th is key to doing that, and you want to pitch Marmol, just pitch Marmol in the 8th. Or even turn your brain on and leave Cashner in.

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In reply to by The Real Neal

I could see Trammel serving as Sandberg's bench coach. They will want someone with major league managing experience to be his bench coach, but finding someone who has that who is also OK being second in command is not always that easy. Trammel fits that. And his demeanor, view of the game, place in the game as a star 1980s middle-infielder, etc. might meant that they would work well together. It might not, of course, but it's a possibility. So it is possible that Trammel would serve as the interim manager to finish out the season, and then becomes Sandberg's bench coach to start next season. I doubt they move Sandberg up in the middle of the year, he will be given the opportunity to be in place for an entire off-season before he starts so he can shape the roster.

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In reply to by The Real Neal

Trammel probably isn't going to take the job as an interim manager with Sandberg in AAA. don't see why not, not a lot of other offers pouring in for him and anything he can do to get the image of his Tigers day pushed to the backburner is probably good for him. Brenly, Sandberg, or Trammell would likely get the interim gig unless Grady Little wanted back in managing and Cubs didn't care about the PR storm. (Little was a coach in the Cubs organization before he took the Dodgers job and is allegedly on good terms with Hendry) of course the folly of letting Hendry pick a 3rd manager is beyond absurdity. Assuming this year ends without a playoff appearance, my guess would be Lou finishes the year and retires gracefully and Hendry is shown the door with the new GM getting to pick his manager.

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In reply to by Rob G.

as if it matters. beyond keeping everyone from killing each other while traveling for 200 days baseball managers do so little besides letting everyone on the team know what their role is without ambiguity. we bring in sandy and he starts bunting everytime...what then? we bring in trammel and the 3/4 slots stay the same...what then? we bring in some other dude and blah blah blah... it's not like these guys show up with their secret playbook of team-specific plays you can football-style exploit. we celebrate the small strategies like shifts and when you can bunt down the line on a pitcher who falls off the mound unready to field or a 3rd baseman who can't throw worth a damn... hell, almost everyone here could do those in-game things we bitch about and the guys closer to the game sure as hell can. the next elderly person out there to take 3+ million from the cubs to pat players on the butt is usually just as good or bad as the one they replaced.

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In reply to by crunch

On this issue, you view things in black and white. There is a whole lot of grey area in the world, feel free to come on over. Am I looking for a magic fat man to turn the team around completely? Do I think the manager is more important than the players on the roster? No. I don't. But do I think that managers can make a difference? Yes. I do. Whether Colvin plays a lot or instead 4 games a month, or who (Zambrano) goes to the pen when you have too many starters, or how long Lee, Ramirez, and Soto keep starting and where they bat when struggling, or whether Casher is entrusted with the 8th inning or Howry gets to pitch there just because he is a veteran, etc, etc. are all decisions that can make a difference in wins and losses - whether you want to believe so or not. Again, no one is saying that the Cubs are struggling because Lou keeps hitting Ramirez 4th. MOST of the problem is the fact that Ramirez is struggling. But those small decisions do make a difference, and when there are many of them compounded throughout 162 games, the manager who makes those decisions does make a difference.

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In reply to by The Real Neal

yeah I read it, but Alan Trammell is not in the position to be biding his time cause there's no demand for him. I'm sure if it was offered to him, he'd take in the hope it would lead to another job or if he did well, the Cubs job. If he did do well or an improvement over Lou, and then they decided to still go with Sandberg or someone else, I do doubt he'd go back to being a bench coach. all theory anyway, Hendry didn't fire Dusty in 2006, I have doubts he'll fire Lou mid-season. He's been pretty adamant that he wants Lou as the manager as long as he's GM.

2B Theriot, RF Colvin, 1B Lee, CF Byrd, 3B Ramirez, LF Soriano, SS Castro, C Hill, P Dempster so at this point Lou's just putting pennies in the slot machine hoping to hit a jackpot.

Ramirez 158/222/263 .485 OPS Hill 224/255/265 .520 OPS Theriot: 280/308/308 .616 OPS Lee 234/342/365 .707 OPS Castro 301/350/398 .748 OPS Nady 260/333/429 .762 OPS Soto 251/401/405 .805 OPS Fontenot 310/358/460 .818 OPS Byrd 302/341/497 .839 OPS Fukudome 285/383/483 .867 OPS Soriano 298/363/579 .942 OPS Colvin 293/360/600 .960 OPS

stl wins 5-4 with winning run scored by aaron friggin miles who singled to lead off the 11th...reports miles was a double agent last year and was under orders from stl to disrupt the cubs 09 season

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In reply to by Tito

yeah, the "other side" never repeats itself. at least i'm not here every day picking apart lou's every move as if everything he does is somehow uniquely stupid and not replicated all over baseball. people take baseball managers way too seriously...i blame football, where in-game "managing" is a whole lot more important and costly to screw up. usually the worst thing a baseball fan has to worry about is why player A with a 30% chance of doing something is playing over player B with a 35% chance to do something or where these people bat in the lineup...pitcher substitutions...etc.

Recent comments

  • Raisin101 (view)

    Hi Arizona Phil!

    Exciting to see Naz Mule in box scores a few times. What's his stuff like now after the TJS?

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Mastrobuoni can't come back, yet

    Wisdom does have an option left. He can hide in Iowa if Jed DFA's someone else

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    Someone has to go to add Peralta. And Canario isn't going to get to play everyday regardless of RHers or LHers. Neither is Tauchman. Also don't see PCA getting a chance over Peralta.

    If Jed does those moves:

    4 OF: Belli, Peralta, Canny, Tauch

    2 C: Gomes and Amaya

    2 DH: Cooper and Mervis

    5 INF: Busch, Nico, Dansby, Morel, Madrigal

    Little short on OF depth but two injuries will do that  

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I have had the pleasure of watching some of the young A's pitchers lately (first Joe Boyle the last day of Minor League Spring Training in March, and more recently Luis Morales last week and Steven Echavarria yesterday at Extended Spring Training), and it reminds me of the Miami Marlins a couple of years ago. A really nice collection of young pitchers. It will be interesting to see what the A's will get for two years of ex-Cub Paul Blackburn at the Trade Deadline (there should be a robust market for Blackburn). 

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    Childersb3: Very possible. Suriel, too. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    DJL: if a pitcher is recalled to be the 27th man for a doubleheader and then is optioned back to the minors the next day, the 15-day "clock" does NOT reset. The one day call-up for the doubleheader is treated like it never happened with respect to a pitcher having to spend at least 15 days on optional assignment before he can be recalled. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

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  • crunch (view)

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    it would be nice to have a legacy-type player to stick around, especially one with his leadership and the respect he gets from his peers.  cubs fans deserved more than 1 season of contreras + morel...that was gold.

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    happ, right hamstring tightness, day-to-day (hopefully 0 days).

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  • Childersb3 (view)

    I guess I'm not looking for that type of AB 

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