Cubs @ Brewers: Series Thread (Games 10-12)

The Chicago Cubs (4-5) make their first trip northward to take on Milwaukee (5-4) for the second time this season. Having dropped 2 out of 3 in Pittsburgh, the Cubs will try to push and elbow their way to middle or front of the NL central pack. Benches cleared-ish in the last Brewers vs Cubs series, so don't be surprised to see some literally pushing and elbowing if Contreras finds himself on the receiving end of a beaning again. See below for matchups.


Game 1, Monday, April 12, 6:40 pm central

CHC: RHP Adbert Alzolay (0-1, 7.20 ERA)

Projected 2021 Cubs Alternate Training Site Roster

3/31 UPDATE:

Waivers were secured and the Cubs have sent INF Ildemaro Vargas outright to AAA Iowa and he will be assigned to the Alternate Training Site (ATS), the Cubs have signed INF Andrew Romine (Austin's brother) to a 2021 minor league contract and he will be assigned to the ATS, RHP James Norwood has been Designated for Assignment and he cannot be assigned to the ATS while he is a Designated Player, and RHP Tyson Miller is on the Cubs MLB CoiViD-19 Related IL and he cannot be assigned to ATS until he is reinstated from the IL.

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3/29 ORIGINAL POST:

Here is the projected 28-man roster for the Cubs Alternate Training Site in South Bend that will be active until the start of the AAA regular season in May:

2021 Cubs Spring Training Uniform Numbers

3/28 UPDATE

The Cubs have re-signed OF Cameron Maybin and C Erick Castillo to 2021 minor league contracts and they have been assigned to the Cubs MLB Alternate Training Site, and NRI LHRP Jerry Vasto has been released.    

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3/27 UPDATE


The Cubs have optioned INF Nico Hoerner to AAA Iowa, reassigned NRI RHPs Trevor Megill, Shelby Miller, and Pedro Strop and OF Rafael Ortega to Minor League Camp, and released NRI OF Cameron Maybin. 

CUBS RESERVE LIST
: 39 (one slot is open) 
CUBS MLB ACTIVE LIST
: 26 
CUBS SPRING TRAINING NRI
: 5 (LHP Rex Brothers and Adam Morgan, C-INF P. J. Higgins, and INFs Matt Duffy and Ertic Sogard)

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3/26 UPDATE


LHP Brad Wieck has been optioned to AAA Iowa, and INF Sergio Alcantara has been assigned to Minor League Camp.  

CUBS RESERVE LIST
: 39 (one slot is open) 
CUBS MLB ACTIVE LIST
: 27 (must get down to 26 by 4/1)  
CUBS SPRING TRAINING NRI
: 10 

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3/19 UPDATE


RHP James Norwood, LHP Kyle Ryan, and LHP Justin Steele have been optioned to AAA Iowa, LHP Brailyn Marquez has been optioned to AA Tennessee, and RHP Joe Biagini, C Jose Lobaton, and OFs Michael Hermosillo, Nick Martini, and Ian Miller have been reasigned to Minor League Camp.   


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3/15 UPDATE


RHP Keegan Thompson has been optioned to AAA Iowa, and INF Trent Giambrone has been reasigned to Minor League Camp.

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3/12 UPDATE
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RHP Gray Fenter (selected by the Cubs in last December's MLB Rule 5 Draft) has been re-claimed by the Baltimore Orioles, RHP Cory Abbott, RHP Tyson Miller, and RHP Kohl Stewart have been optioned to AAA Iowa, and RHP Manuel Rodriguez, C Miguel Amaya, and INF Christopher Morel have been optioned to AA Tennessee.

In addition, 16 Spring Training NRI (INF Abiatal Avelino, RHP James Bourque, OF Brennen Davis, RHP Juan Gamez, C Taylor Gushue, RHP Jake Jewell, LHP Brendon Little, RHP Tommy Nance, C Tyler Payne, 1B-OF Alfonso Rivas, RHP Michael Rucker, RHP Robert Stock, INF Chase Strumpf, LHP Jerry Vasto, INF Andy Weber, and INF 1B-OF Patrick Wisdom) have been reassigned to Minor League Camp.

Players optioned to the minors or reassigned to Minor League Camp can continue to play in Cactus League MLB Spring Training games, but will be paid the MLB Spring Training allowance only on those days when they are assigned to the Cubs MLB Cactus League game roster.

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3/9 UPDATE:

Eric Sogard is wearing # 4.

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3/7 UPDATE:

Duane Underwood Jr has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, so # 4, 11, 12, 34 (Kerry Wood's old number which appears to be semi-retired), 51 (Underwood's number), 69 (which the Cubs never issue) and 70 (Joe Maddon's number which appears to be semi-retired) are not issued.

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3/5 UPDATE

Pedro Strop is wearing # 64 (which is his long-time # 46 reversed) and so James Bourque switches from # 64 to # 20, Tyler Payne has been issued # 96, # 97,has been assigned to Sergio Alcantara, and Chase Strumpf is wearing # 98.

Eric Sogard is not active yet, but when he does take the field he will probably wear either # 4, 11, or 12 (TBD). 

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3/2 UPDATE


Jake Marisnick is wearing # 6 and so Ian Miller switches from # 6 to # 1, Ryan Tepera is wearing # 18 (hasn't been issued since Ben Zobrist retired), Cameron Maybin is wearing # 15 (the same number he wore last year) and so Austin Romine switches from # 15 to to # 25, and Andy Weber is wearing #83 with D. J. Snelten (who was wearing # 83) sent to EXST REHAB group with a sore elbow.

I have not seen Strop, Alcantara, or Strumpf on the field.  

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ORIGINAL POST 2/25:  

2021 CUBS SPRING TRAINING UNIFORM NUMBERS 

2021 MLB International Signing Period

2/28 UPDATE

The Cubs have officially signed seven more 2021 IFA, bringing the total number of IFA signed in the 2021 ISP to 22: 

Raino Coran, OF 
Age unknown 
R/R,  6'4 210 

Runelvis Toribio, RHP 
Age unknown 
R/R, 6'1 155 

Scarlyn Lebron, RHP 
Age unknown 
R/R, 6'3 178 

Alfredo Zarraga, RHP 
Age unknown 
R/R, 5'11 158

Cristian Rojas, RHP 
Age unknown 
R/R, 6'1 153

Luis Reyes, RHP 
Age unknown 
R/R, 6'0 185

Wilmer Bolivar, OF 
Age unknown 
R/R, 6'0 167 

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1/16 UPDATE

The Cubs have officially signed 15 IFA: 

Cristian Hernandez, SS
Age 17 
R/R, 6'2 175
Dominican Republic   

Moises Ballesteros, C
Age 17 
L/R, 5'10 195 
Venezuela 

Gabriel Agrazal, RHP
R/R, 6'1 185 
Panama 

Ronny Corniell, RHP 
R/R, 6'1 170 
Dominican Republic 

Kenneddy Delgado, RHP 
R/R, 6'0 170 
Venezuela 

Daniel Ferreira, OF 
R/R, 5'10 170 
Dominican REpublic

Oferman Hernandez, OF 
L/R, 6'0 160 
Dominican Republic  

Zhiorman Imbriano, LHP 
L/L, 6'0 180  
Venezuela 

Adrian Martinez, RHP 
R/R, 6'2 190 

Fredy Montenegro, C 
R/R, 5'10 160
Venezuela 

David Olivo, RHP 
R/R, 6'0 170 

Welington Quintero, RHP 
R/R, 6'0 185 
Dominican Republic

Pedro Ramirez, SS 
B/R, 5'9 165 
Venezuela 

Carlos Ramos, C 
R/R, 5'10 170 
Venezuela 

Joel Sierra, RHP 
R/R, 6'1 190 
Dominican Republic

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ORIGINAL POST 1/15 

INTERNATIONAL SIGNING PERIOD 


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