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40-Man Roster Info

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 seven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and seven players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 5-21-2024

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PITCHERS: 13
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

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

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

OPTIONED: 7
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
* Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B

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


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Recent comments

  • crunch 5 days 21 hours ago (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.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/pirates-andrew-mccutchen-summons-the-power-of-…

  • crunch 5 days 21 hours ago (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 5 days 21 hours ago (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.

  • crunch 5 days 22 hours ago (view)

    "we gave a manager 8m dollars a year." - jed

    "lol, patrick wisdom gonna lead off." - counsell

  • crunch 5 days 22 hours ago (view)

    imanaga walking the leadoff man on 5 pitches.  really rare for a dude that hates to walk anyone in any situation.

  • Eric S 6 days ago (view)

    As reported by Bleacher Nation: 26 year old 6’5, 225 lb lefty career relief pitcher.  Has had 30+% strikeout rates at times but wildness too. Low velocity, 91-93 mph fb. 

  • Cubster 6 days ago (view)

    Richard Lovelady is now a Ray. Anyone have a report on the new acquisition, Belge?

  • crunch 6 days 16 hours ago (view)

    great stuff...not great news, though.

    veterans get a lot of rope to hang themselves, especially ones that have been important to the team.

    this team is trying to stay competitive with a playoff quality roster under heavy injury concern, though.

    i would welcome wesn in the rotation...wicks is due back soon...there's 4 guys solidly locked into the rotation and none of them are named hendricks (though taillon's last start kinda stung).

  • Arizona Phil 6 days 16 hours ago (view)

    Just for the halibut I went back over Kyle Hendricks' seven outings and looked at what would have happened if he had been allowed to go only once through the order each time he pitched: 

    15.1 IP, 15 H, 10 R (10 ER), 3 BB, 18 K, 19/9 GO/AO, 1 HBP, 3 HR 
    5.85 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .262 OppBA, .282 OppOBP, 409 OppSLG (.691 Opp OPS)
    5% walk-rate and a 28% K-rate  

    In his first four games he would have thrown exactly two innings per outing (8.0 IP) before going exactly once through the order, allowing a combined seven runs on 11 hits, two walks, one HBP, and one HR, with 10 K. 

    In his next three outings he would have thrown two full innings plus part of a third inning in each game before getting once through the order (a combined 7.1 IP), while allowing three runs on four hits, one walk, and two HR, and eight K.  

    Certainly not stellar when he goes exactly once through the order, but it's nowhere near as bad as it is when he is allowed to go deeper into a game. 

  • TarzanJoeWallis 6 days 16 hours ago (view)

    Iowa scores three runs on no hits in the 5th inning of their game. A HBP and five walks. Gotta love the minors!

  • crunch 6 days 20 hours ago (view)

    legit impressed how many fans are still around to see amaya hit a homer to make it a 9-1 game in the bottom 8th.

    this game has been a lost cause for many innings and skeenes left a few innings ago.

    nice to see fans stick around for this stinker.

  • crunch 6 days 20 hours ago (view)

    i imagine he'll get another start.  i'm not a fan of him getting another start, but the one before this one was...okay-ish.

    if his next start is anything like 6 of his 7 starts i'd like to see 8m worth of management kick in and have him moved to the pen while he "works on things."

  • Eric S 6 days 20 hours ago (view)

    60 day IL for lower back discomfort may be the cure

  • crunch 6 days 21 hours ago (view)

    chicago house music cannot be ignored.  i'm gonna give them a pass.

  • crunch 6 days 21 hours ago (view)

    officially done.  just done.

    it's been nice, but we got wesn in the pen for this.  hendricks not only isn't the future, he's not the present.

    7 games, only 1 of them worth a damn.  4-7 earned runs in every other start.

  • Charlie 6 days 21 hours ago (view)

    My working theory on Cubs injuries is that post game raves are just going too hard.

  • crunch 6 days 21 hours ago (view)

    so...hendricks, huh...yeah.

  • Arizona Phil 6 days 22 hours ago (view)

    Julian Merryweather cannot be reinstated from the 60-day IL any earlier than June 5th.

  • Childersb3 1 week ago (view)

    Couns says Merryweather to begin throwing in AZ on Monday. 

    I'd imagine that probably puts him 1.5 months away

    Dansby took live BP off Wicks and Smyly today.

  • Childersb3 1 week ago (view)

    Brewer to 15day IL with lower back issue.