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40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus one player is on the 60-DAY IL 

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, ten players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-12-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

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

OPTIONED: 10 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Patrick Wisdom, INF 

15-DAY IL: 3
Julian Merryweather, P
* Justin Steele, P  
Jameson Taillon, P 

60-DAY IL: 1 
Caleb Kilian, P 


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Recent comments

  • TarzanJoeWallis 6 days 19 hours ago (view)

    Too bad the same magic didn’t happen yesterday early in the game with the bases loaded and two outs rather than when they had a 7-0 lead and nobody on late today.

  • TarzanJoeWallis 1 week ago (view)

    Well there’s an exploded myth! I had envisioned the Development List as a path to a magical place where higher potential / lower performing guys (think Bryce Ball, Christian Hernandez, Anderson Espinoza, Malcolm Quintero types) would go to be individually coached, have their swings / pitching motions / mental approach examined to all ends of the Earth, have adjustments made, and let them loose to tear up the minors on their way to a brilliant MLB career.

    Turns out it’s more of a sentence to being a spare part whereby a player waits for someone else to get hurt so he can  stand in only to be totally overmatched because nothing has been done to foster improvement over the performance that landed the player there in the first place. Seems like a depressing and demoralizing place to be as a player and a wasted opportunity for the team. Very disappointing to hear that the reality doesn’t add up to the implied moniker.

  • azbobbop 1 week ago (view)

    Nice work by Palencia

  • crunch 1 week ago (view)

    2 outs, 0 on, cubs up by 7.

    bellinger steps to the plate, fans chant his name like it's bases loaded in the bottom 9th down by 3.

    he hits a homer and the crowd loses it's shit.

    bellinger has an insane amount of love in chicago simply existing as a member of the team no matter the situation.

  • crunch 1 week ago (view)

    taillon (AA, 50 pitch limit rehab, put in 52 pitches) - 2.2ip 6h 1bb 4k, 4r/3er

  • crunch 1 week ago (view)

    damn.  morel fouled one off his leg hard enough to knock his shin guard off.

  • crunch 1 week ago (view)

    merryweather to the IL, shoulder.

    d.palencia up.

  • Childersb3 1 week ago (view)

    Thanks

  • Arizona Phil 1 week ago (view)

    Childersb3: Erian Rodriguez does have a SP repertoire and he was stretched out to 50-60 pitches at Minor League Camp, but command comes & goes.

  • Childersb3 1 week ago (view)

    AZ Phil,

    Does Erian Rodriguez have SP stuff?

    I thought I saw him throw a change-up yesterday and two different breaking balls?

    May be totally wrong or Erian just doesn't have total control yet. 

    His 2SFB can move though. 

  • crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    3 hours after cuas came into the game he's still trending top-25 on twitter.  it's uh...not positive.

  • TarzanJoeWallis 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    Thanks Crunch! It all makes sense now.

  • crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    pat hughes

    it's his give-away replica sweater day, so it was a bit extra hype.  people in the stands were wearing the same sweater so it looks a bit not normal.

  • TarzanJoeWallis 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    Very important question. I missed the 7th inning stretch today and my beautiful bride mentioned that Take Me Out To The Ballgame was led by an “older guy, maybe a retired broadcaster, who I would probably recognize” but she didn’t hear the name. Can’t find it on line and it’s driving me nuts!

    Anyone know who it was?

  • Arizona Phil 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    The Cubs now have ten minor leaguers on the Development List (C Joe Hudson, C Caleb Knight, LHRP Blake Weiman, RHSP Matt Thompson, INF Scott McKeon, 1B-OF Felix Stevens, OF Bradlee Beesley, RHSP Luis Devers, RHRP Luis Rujano, and RHRP Eligio Paredes), and seven of them are at Extended Spring Training. 

    Two of the three who are not at EXST (Hudson and Knight) will be serving as bullpen catchers at AAA Iowa and AA Tennessee respectively and be available to be reinstated in case one of the catchers at Iowa or Tennessee gets hurt. I don't know where Blake Weiman is at the present time. 

    The Development List was created in 2021 ostensibly to allow a healthy minor league player who required remedial development or regular playing time to be removed from a minor league active list roster so that he could go wherever necessary to deal with his needs (whether it be a pitch lab like Driveline, a hitting lab like Elite Baseball Training, or to a club in the Mexican League or Pioneer League to get regular playing time), while still remaining under contractual control of the player's parent MLB organization. 
    NOTE: A player on an MLB 40-man roster who is on Optional Assignment to the minors must give his consent before he can be placed on the Development List, but otherwise the organization can place any minor league player under its control on the Development List at any point during the course of the minor league regular season. 

    The Development List was supposed to replace the old "Phantom DL" which was used by organizations for many years to stash a player if there was no room for the player on a minor league active roster, even if the player was not actually injured or ill. The problem with the "Phantom DL" was that team physicians got together and decided they would no longer sign off on what were (in many cases) clearly bogus injuries. Ergo, the Development List was created.  

    So the Development List is where healthy minor leaguers are now assigned when there is no room for the player on a minor league active roster. As it turned out, however, almost all of the players assigned to the Development List just remain at the club's Minor League Spring Training base for Extended Spring Training, not to necessarily get any type of remedial instruction, but just to "hang out" and stay in game shape until somebody who plays their position at the appropriate minor league level gets hurt. 

    So in reality, in most cases assigning a player to the Development List isn't done to help the player out (other than keeping the player employed). It's really more to help the organization juggle rosters, without having to release a player who might be useful as an injury replacement at a later point in the season... just like the old "Phantom DL!" 

  • crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    8m manager out here putting cuas into a game with 2 on base.

  • crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    that makes last night's performance make sense.  he was terrible.

  • Arizona Phil 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    Spencer Strider with a right elbow UCL injury. TJS TBD. 

  • crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    49 minutes to play 0-run, no injury/etc delay baseball for 2 innings.

  • crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    masterboney sweating....or hoping madrigal starts to tank.