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  • bradsbeard 3 days 17 hours ago (view)

    Lang had been out of baseball for several years but was trying to make a comeback and signed a new minor league deal with the Cubs this winter. Apparently didn’t show enough promise this spring to take up a 180 man spot. 

  • George Altman 3 days 19 hours ago (view)

    I'll make it easy for you:

    McKinstry, Rucker get outrighted.

    Madrigal gets traded, probably to Houston. 

    Wick is traded or outrighted.

    Hendricks (IL-15), Suzuki (IL-10).

    Tauchman, Bourucki, and Leiter Jr. get selected.

    IF/OF on 26-man are:

    Happ, Bellinger, Tauchman, Morel, Wisdom, Swanson, Rios, Mastrobouni, Mancini, Hosmer, Hoerner.

    If Madrigal doesn't get traded, Hosmer is released. 


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 20 hours ago (view)

    Easy decision on that: tell Leiter to kick rocks

  • crunch 3 days 20 hours ago (view)

    goodbye trey lang, we barely knew you for a second time.

  • IACub 3 days 21 hours ago (view)

    Assuming Morel is optioned to AAA the only position player battle is whether to keep McKinstry or Mastrobuoni. 

    There's gonna be some tough 40 man roster decisions to find room for Leiter, Tauchman, and maybe a 3rd reliever. McKinstry might be the easiest one to swallow. Wonder if Hendricks gets put on the 60 day IL to make room too

  • Alexander Dimm 3 days 22 hours ago (view)

    Any idea what the story is on Trey Lang?  It looks like he was a 6th Round pick in 2012 but hasn’t touched a baseball since Boise in 2014.  Why was he carried for the last eight years?  

  • crunch 3 days 23 hours ago (view)

    a.sampson to iowa

  • Arizona Phil 4 days ago (view)

    Keep in mind that MLB 10-day IL (for position players) and MLB 15-day IL (for pitchers and "two-way players") assignments can be backdated up to three days prior to MLB Opening Day, so if (for example) Seiya Suzuki is placed on the Cubs 10-day IL on Opening Day, the assignment can be backdated to Monday 3/27, and so he would be eligible to be reinstated on Thursday 4/6.  

    FWIW, 10-day and 15-day IL assignments can be backdated up to three days throughout the MLB season, as long as the player did not play in a game during the backdated period. 

    Also, an MLB 7-day (concussion) IL assignment can be backdated up to four days (again, as long as the player did not play in a game during the backdated period).   

  • Arizona Phil 4 days ago (view)

    The Cubs have released INF Christian Donahue, RHP Trey Lang, C Fredy Montenegro, LHP Andricson Salvador, and INF Esmarly Tatis. 

  • crunch 4 days 14 hours ago (view)

    sampson made it to the 5th inning before giving up #3.  that's improvement.  to be fair, he did look pretty good (though not spectacular) for a few innings before this...

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40-Man Roster Info

39 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus two players are on 60-DAY IL   

28 players
are on the MLB ACTIVE LIST (26-man limit in effect on MLB Opening Day)

Four players signed to minor league contracts are Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

: 32 

Last updated 3-28-2023
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Adbert Alzolay
Javier Assad 
Brad Boxberger
Michael Fulmer
Kyle Hendricks
* Brandon Hughes
Julian Merryweather
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

* Ryan Borucki  
Tyler Duffey 
* Anthony Kay  
Mark Leiter Jr 

* Tucker Barnhart 
Yan Gomes
Luis Torrens

Nico Hoerner
* Eric Hosmer
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Edwin Rios
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Trey Mancini 
Seiya Suzuki 

Keven Alcantara, OF 
Miguel Amaya, C 
Ben Brown, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Jeremiah Estrada, P 
Ryan Jensen, P 
Caleb Kilian, P
Christopher Morel, INF-OF
Adrian Sampson, P 
Nelson Velazquez, OF 

60-DAY IL: 2 
Codi Heuer, P 
Ethan Roberts, P

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