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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

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PITCHERS: 14
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

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 12 
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

15-DAY IL
* Justin Steele, P   

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





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Morelli and Guyer Clutch Hits Save the Day at Extended Spring Training

Jesus Morelli drilled a two-run single to right with two outs in the top of the 9th to plate the tying run, and Brandon Guyer followed with an RBI double off the CF fence to drive in Morelli with what turned out to be the game-winning run, as the EXST Cubs rallied for four runs in the 9th to edge the EXST Angels 6-5 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Diablo Park Field #3 at the Tempe Buttes this morning.

The Angels had taken a 5-2 lead with a three-spot in the bottom of the 8th before the Cubs mounted their game-winning 9th inning rally. Runey Davis got things started, bouncing a single through the box into CF. Then with one out, Sergio Burruel and George Matheus singled to load the bases. Ping-Chieh Chen plated one run with a ground out, moving Matheus and Burruel up to 2nd and 3rd , and setting the stage for the Morelli and Guyer clutch knocks.

Guyer is at Fitch Park on a rehab assignment (he was hitting 262/400/431 in 21 games at AA Tennessee when he was placed on the Smokies DL for the second time this season on May 15th), and is playing with a pressure-sleeve that extends the length of his left arm. He was limited to playing defense (LF) only on Saturday (and he threw out a runner at home), but apparently received clearance to hit prior to today’s game. And hit he did, too, crushing two doubles, and hitting two long fly balls to the warning track in five ABs. Based upon the way Guyer swung the bat today, I doubt that he will be spending very much more time at Extended Spring Training.

Morelli also had a nice day at the plate, extending his hitting streak to 12 games and upping is batting average to .386 and OBP to .461 while reaching base three times (two singles and a walk) in five PA, and Brandon May (three singles and an RBI) and Sergio Burruel (a double, a single, and two runs scored, in addition to cutting down one runner trying to steal, and picking another runner off 1st base) also contributed to the victory.

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

LINEUP:
1. Pin-Chieh Chen, DH #1: 1-5 (6-3, F-7, 1B, L-6, 4-3, 2 RBI)
2. Jesus Morelli, RF: 2-4 (K, K, BB, 1B, 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB)
3. Brandon Guyer, CF: 2-5 (K, 2B, F-8, F-8, 2B, R, RBI)
4. Brandon May, 3B: 3-5 (1B, 1B, L-4, 1B, 6-3, RBI)
5a. Xavier Batista, 1B: 0-3 (K, F-8, K)
5b. Albert Hernandez, 1B: 0-1 (P-8)
6. Bobby Wagner, DH #2: 0-2 (K, BB, BB, K)
7. Runey Davis, LF: 1-4 (F-9, K, L-8, 1B, R)
8. Arismendy Alcantara, SS: 1-4 (4-3, 1-3, 1B, K, SB)
9. Sergio Burruel, C: 2-4 (K, 2B, K, 1B, 2 R)
10. George Matheus, 2B: 2-4 (1B, F-8, F-7, 1B, R)

PITCHERS:
1. Tarlandus Mitchell – 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 34 pitches (20 strikes)
2. Austin Kirk – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 1/4 GO/FO, 61 pitches (37 strikes)
3. Andres Quezada - 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/FO, 29 pitches (20 strikes)
4. Jesse Ginley - 0.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 17 pitches (10 strikes)
5. Corey Martin - 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GO/FO, 28 pitches (21 strikes)

ERRORS: 2
SS Arismendy Alcantara E-6 (two-base overthrow at 1st base with two outs in bottom of the 5th allowed batter to reach 2nd base and runner at 2nd base to score unearned run)
SS Arismendy Alcantara E-6 (throwing error at 1st base with two outs in the bottom of the 9th allowed batter to reach base safely – did not score)

CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Sergio Burruel: 1-2 CS, 1 PO

ATTENDANCE: 14

WEATHER: Sunny & breezy, with temperatures in the 70’s

Comments

AZ PHil, I hardly ever post a comment, but "14" in attendance! Did you have a family reunion or something? On a serious note, thanks for all the work at there. I have started to notice more respect for your write-ups on other Cubs Websites. It's amazing how much we Cubs fans know about our minor-leaguers. It's not like that with most of the clubs. Hey, it sounds like Boise might have a young, but talented crew this year. If you had to take a guess at their lineup, rotation, and top three relievers who would you pick. I have been intrigued with M. Perez and Liria since last year in the DSL. And, hasn't Morelli warranted another look at RF or CF in Peoria? He really didn't do that bad there for being 18, and he hasn't slowed down in AZ. The Cubs have been aggressive with their guys these last two years and it's paid off for the most part (it's also been fun to watch). I think he could slide in the Chiefs' OF with Fitzgerald (who came alive this spring) and Nelson Perez. R. Jones and F. Guzman read like roster fillers to me. Play the kids!! Phil, you live the dream. It most be pretty cool getting to see hopeful future Cubbies for over 8 months a year. Take it easy.

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Submitted by Childersb3 on Mon, 05/24/2010 - 6:33pm. AZ PHil, Hey, it sounds like Boise might have a young, but talented crew this year. If you had to take a guess at their lineup, rotation, and top three relievers who would you pick. I have been intrigued with M. Perez and Liria since last year in the DSL. And, hasn't Morelli warranted another look at RF or CF in Peoria? He really didn't do that bad there for being 18, and he hasn't slowed down in AZ. The Cubs have been aggressive with their guys these last two years and it's paid off for the most part (it's also been fun to watch). I think he could slide in the Chiefs' OF with Fitzgerald (who came alive this spring) and Nelson Perez. R. Jones and F. Guzman read like roster fillers to me. Play the kids!! ===================================== CHILDERS: It's hard to project Boise's Opening Day roster right now, because a lot depends on who the Cubs draft next month and how soon they sign. There also might be some mid-June downward movement from Peoria to Boise (for instance, Charles Thomas could get sent down to Boise when Luis Flores moves up to Peoria). No question Jesus Morelli is the #1 position player prospect at Extended Spring Training. He could just as easily end up back at Peoria rather than at Boise (with Francisco Guzman perhaps moving down to Boise), but if Morelli does go to Boise, he should be their star. Ping-Chieh Chen could be this year's Logan Watkins, and if the Cubs move Jae-Hoon Ha back to the OF they could see him put up some big-time power numbers at Boise now that his wrist is 100%. The starting pitching at Extended Spring Training is what stands out, with John Mincone, Austin Kirk, Marcos Perez, Frank Batista, and Luis Liria all fully capable of being successful starters at Boise. Tarlandus Mitchell also has shown improvement, although he still has control issues. In the bullpen, older guys like Corey Martin and Danny Keefe will probably operate as co-closers to provide some end-of-game experience, and I would think Rogelio Carmona will very likely return to the Boise bullpen as well. Ex-OF Drew Rundle will probably be the #1 lefty in the pen, and converted catcher Alvaro Sosa has looked good so far and will probably be in the Hawks bullpen, too. I think it's unlikely that Cuban Defector RHP Juan Yasser Serrano will go to Boise. He looks like he's too advanced for Short Season ball, and so he will probably go directly to Daytona from EXST (fellow Cuban Defector OF Smaily Borges is at Daytona, and given that he has remained there despite having a poor season might be the best indication that Serrano will be going there). If Serrano does OK at Daytona, he could follow Esmailin Caridad as a rapid riser in the system, perhaps getting a shot at the Cubs bullpen as early as next season.

From the Knoxville News Sentinel this morning:
Catcher Robinson Chirinos was struck by a foul ball in the first that bent his mask. He left the game because of a concussion and likely will be placed on the disabled list.
He may be headed your way, Phil.

Thanks for the info. Our next step would be to get you a Juggs Radar Gun so we can get real technical around here. With Chirinos out for a while, and Welington Castillo out for a week, it looks like Flores could be shipped out somewhere and a catcher goes to TN. I really can't think of anyone better suited than him to backup Clevenger; maybe Reed from FL but Flores would do just as solid a backup job. I didn't mention yesterday, but in reference to being aggressive with promotions it seems that the rosters now are pretty much set in stone. I could see Flaherty moving up here in a week, but not much else. If you looked at the ages of the rosters, guys are pretty much where they should be. It wouldn't make sense for a 25 year old guy with two years of AA to be in A ball so Brett Jackson can play CF in TN (even though he is probably ready for that). We'll wait another few weeks for the first half of the minors to end, and see what shake-ups occur.

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  • crunch (view)

    welcome back happ!  double off the wall 1st PA back.

  • crunch (view)

    oh yeah, totally, i was just chiming about why i fan like i fan.

    i would like nothing more than hendricks to keep on hendricks'ing.  guys with his stuff can throw for a long, long time as long as it works.

    he velocity is actually up a minor amount this year.  it's really "damn" when a guy like him not only has gas in the tank, but it's looking like it was years ago.  he added a curve a few years ago and it helped a little bit, but he's throwing it less and less while the fb/change combo are less effective.

  • Alexander Dimm (view)

    CRUNCH—There is no one person in this community I’m talking about.  My remarks were not directed at you or anyone, but at a tone I’ve noticed lately. 

    You have a great, dry sense of humor and there is thought behind your comments.   You and I don’t always agree but I always understand your position.  

    Lastly, and I’ll be quiet, I agree with you on Hendricks.  We can dislike the recent performance but still love the guy.  Lots of questions about his future.
     

  • crunch (view)

    myself, i make a good amount of outrageously unrealistic comments that are sometimes "violent"...like my recent suggestion of "pulling the bandaid off" by having hendricks throw every inning of every game until he's on the IL.

    i would hope any athlete that cares about what is written on the internet realizes how casual fans can be about treating their lives like scripted TV characters that don't have real lives.  it's not an excuse to do it, but there's a lot of it out there.

    but yeah, in real life i'm rooting for guys to have long and healthy careers even if i'm not happy with current performances...except for some guys...and i'm pretty sure i don't leave grey area for those comments...and almost all of them are not good humans whether they're playing baseball or not...

    hendricks was getting a good amount of boos in his last game.  i would bet a million that he will get a standing O every time he visits wrigley in his post-playing days, or a return with a new team should his career continue...or if he comes back and puts in an oldschool good performance.

  • Alexander Dimm (view)

    What are the chances we can back off on gloating over other people’s misfortune?  One of the things I appreciate about the TCR community is that the remarks are more productive and add to how I like to follow the game.  

    Lately, however, I’m reading comments that are just mean.  If I were an MLB player, I would hate to get a back or finger injury and have someone write ‘hurrah!  I hope we never see him again!’  Especially when it is someone we were praising not long ago.  I’m not saying ‘don’t express how you feel’ but some comments lately seem downright mean spirited.  Stuff I expect from other communities but don’t often see here.  The TCR community has always spoken the truth but never with such a dark tone.

    Just my two cents.  I hope Hendricks comes back and is the professor we all know. He can pitch for the Cubs as long as he wants in my book.  

  • crunch (view)

    happ is back (and starting), mervis DH, tauchman gets RF.

    morel 5th in the lineup.  hoerner continues to lead off, even vs a righty.

  • George Altman (view)

    I don't care to see Hendricks or Smyly on the 26-man Roster the rest of the season. Both, stupid signings and option pick up by Jed. 

  • crunch (view)

    i know the cubs are paying the guys, but for the sake of the win/loss column this is some great news.

    woo!  people getting injured!  kick ass!

    sportsball is cruel.

    would have liked to keep cooper, but it looks like they're gonna go with wisdom if they have to pick a righty who's gonna K 1/3rd of his PA's.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Edwards would be my guess, or maybe they’re hoping Sanders or R Thompson can finally figure it out 

  • Cubster (view)

    So it’s Mervis, Wesn and Little for Cooper, Hendricks and Smyly. Count me in. Starting rotation for now: Taillon, Imanaga, Wicks, Assad and Brown-Wesn. Eventually Steele. 

    Lineup

    Hoerner, Happ, Bellinger, Busch, Morel, Swanson, Tauchman, Mervis, Amaya.