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  • crunch 5 days 20 hours ago (view)

    neifi perez jr scratched with left bicep tightness...supposedly not serious.  we need neifi perez jr and middle-IF jason heyward healthy going into the season so hopefully it turns out not serious.

  • Arizona Phil 5 days 22 hours ago (view)

    CUBSTER: Derniche Valdez is not in Mesa (yet). He could get invited to Extended Spring Training (we'll see).

    If the Cubs play it like they did with Cristian Hernandez, Adan Sanchez, and Jefferson Rojas, D. Valdez will be playing in the DSL in 2023 and won't see Mesa until post-2023 AZ Instructs. 

  • Cubster 6 days 1 hour ago (view)

    Has anyone watched newly signed this January, SS prospect Derniche Valdez? Thoughts? Some recent love via a Jordan Bastian ( article that linked their Rankings of all 30 clubs by Callis, Mayo and Dykstra. They ranked him 19th in the Cub system. Highly touted Cristian Hernandez ranked 10th but their writeup on Valdez "whispered"  Starlin Castro-Hanley Ramirez comps (albeit for a 16 yr old).

  • crunch 6 days 19 hours ago (view)

    stroman confirmed for opening day starter

  • azbobbop 6 days 20 hours ago (view)

    Phil, great report. Any idea what/why Devers is rehabbing?

  • crunch 1 week ago (view)

    MLB is expected to "make tweaks" to the recent rule idea what tweaks and which areas...

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 1 week ago (view)

    One of your most fun annual update, thanks as always. Some of the more riveting ones this year:

    Crow-Armstrong, Roederer with Iowa
    Howard, Hearn, Alcantara, Pinango, Palencia with Tennessee
    Ballesteros, Hernandez with SB
    Horton, Adan Sanchez, Mason McGwire, Chris Paciolla, Quintero, Jefferson Rojas with MB





  • crunch 1 week ago (view)

    ohtani strikes out trout to seal the 3-2 win for Japan.  epic.  absolutely epic ending to an epic WBC.

  • Childersb3 1 week ago (view)

    You think he's a RP eventually?

  • Arizona Phil 1 week ago (view)

    childersb3: Ryan Jensen looks about the same as he did in MLB Camp. He still has trouble commanding his stuff and throwing strikes, but minor league hitters are more likely to chase pitches out of the strike zone than big leaguers. 

Cubs MLB Roster

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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) 

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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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