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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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Pitchers Shine at Riverview Park

Four pitchers combined to hurl ten innings of shutout ball with 17 strikeouts, as the Cubs "Blue Squad" and the Cubs "Red Squad" played to a scoreless tie in AZ Instructional League intrasquad game action Thursday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

The game was pre-planned as a five inning affair. 

Here is the box score frrom the game: 
1. Ismael Mena, CF: 0-2 (K, K) 
2. Ezequiel Alvarez, DH #1: 0-1 (BB, K) 
3. Pedro Ramirez, 2B: 0-2 (K, K) 
4. Christopher Paciolla, SS: 0-2 (P-3, F-8) 
5. Rafael Morel, 3B: 0-2 (5-3, 4-3) 
6. Nazier Mule, DH #2: 1-2 (1B, 6-3)
7a. Haydn McGeary, C: 1-1 (1B) 
7b. Malcom Quintero, C: 0-1 (K) 
8. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-2 (K, F-7)
9. Erbin Jaque, RF: 0-1 (K) 
10. Brayan Altuve, LF: 1-1 (1B, CS) 

1. Leonel Espinoza, DH #1: 0-2 (F-8, F-9)
2. James Triantos, 2B: 0-2 (6-3, K) 
3. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 0-2 (K, K) 
4. Raino Coran, LF: 1-2 (1B, K, PO) 
5. Andy Garriola, RF: 1-2 (1B, F-8)
6. Reggie Preciado, 3B-DH: 0-2 (K, K) 
7a. Carlos Ramos, C: 0-1 (L-5) 
7b. Ke'Shun Collier, CF: 0-1 (K) 
8. Moises Ballesteros, DH-C: 1-1 (1B) 
9. Miguel Pabon, 1B: 0-1 (K) 
10. Christian Olivo, CF-3B: 0-1 (K) 

1. Nick Hull: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 PO, 1/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (28 strikes)  
2. Michael Arias: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (19 strikes)

1. Kevin Valdez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 40 pitches (21 strikes) 
2. Grant Kipp: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 27 pitches (18 strikes) 


Moises Ballesteros: 1-1 CS 

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 80's 



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


The Cubs have added INF-OF Ezequiel Alvarez and OF Leonel Espinoza to their instructs roster. Both players spent the 2022 season on the DSL Cubs Blue 60-day IL, but they would have been stateside playing in the ACL if healthy.

AZ Phil, I have a question that has been percolating (ask your parents, you young'uns) all year long.

Over the last how-ever-many years, there have been two "rookie leagues." Now, we only have the complex leagues. Does that put too many players in the complex leagues, or is the smaller draft resulting in fewer rookies? Also, is the new alignment pushing some high prospects into Low A instead of another year in the high rookie league? I figure you are the only person on this blog who has insight into this--potentially important issue-- question. Thanks.

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

    Does Brennan Davis get shown the door? I know it's too early for that, but these injuries are crunching the roster of a 12-7 team playoff demands and BDavis isn't going to help anytime soon.

    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). 

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Good deal

    MB needs some talent infusion!

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    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)

    Probably the only reason David Peralta is still in the organization (he is at AAA Iowa) is to be available in case anything bad were to happen to Ian Happ (which it just did). So if Happ needs to go on the IL, the Cubs can select Peralta to play LF, DFA Wisdom (and hope he and what remains of his $2.725M salary gets claimed off waivers), and recall Mervis to platoon at DH with Cooper (with Canario / Tauchman sharing RF), at least until Suzuki and Happ are back...


  • crunch (view)

    i'd just like to take a moment to express to the world i'm still pissed willson contreras is not a cub when the pricetag was 5/87m (17.5m/yr).

    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.

  • crunch (view)

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

    he will be reevaluated tomorrow.

  • Childersb3 (view)

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

    Just a difference of opinion