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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, plus eight players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and six players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 5-25-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

* Cody Bellinger
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

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

15-DAY IL: 6
Yency Almonte, P
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P
Daniel Palencia, 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

Ryne Nelson Dominates Cubs at Talking Stick

Yassel Soler knocked-in two runs with an RBI double and a sacrifice fly, reached base twice on HBP, and scored two runs, Adrian DeLeon singled twice, walked, drove-in a run, and scored another, Riquelmin Cabral belted a two-run double, and SP Ryne Nelson (on Arizona Diamondbacks MLB 15-day IL - right elbow contusion) fired six innings of shutout ball with ten strikeouts, leading the Diamondbacks to a 7-5 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday afternoon on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ.    

Eriandys Ramon drilled a single and a double and scored twice for the Cubs in a losing cause. 

Cubs 2023 5th round draft pick Michael Carico (on Myrtle Beach 7-day IL - wrist surgery rehab) saw his first game action of 2024, catching for six innings and going 1-2 with a single and a walk. 

The game was called by mutual agreement after eight innings. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

1. Yahil Melendez, 3B: 1-5 (3-U, 4-3, K, 1B, F-7, R) 
2a. Michael Carico, C: 1-2 (K, BB, 1B) 
2b. Jefferson Encarnacion, PH-DH: 1-1 (1B, BB, 2 RBI) 
3a, Angel Cepeda, 2B: 1-4 (6-3, K, K, 1B) 
3b. Adan Sanchez, C: 0-1 (K) 
4. Scott McKeon, SS: 2-4 (E-6, 1B, 1B, L-8, SB) 
5. Jose Escobar, RF: 0-3 (K, K, L-4, BB, R) 
6. Eriandys Ramon, 1B-2B: 2-4 (L-8, 6-4 FC, 2B, 1B, 2 R) 
7. Jairo Diaz, DH-1B: 0-3 (1-3, K, BB, F-7) 
8. Geuri Lubo, LF: 0-3 (K, K, 4-3 DP, BB) 
9. Joan Delgado, CF: 0-3 (F-9, K, E-3, BB, R) 

1. Freilyn Silverio: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3  (3 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 67 pitches (35 strikes) 
2. Wilme Mora: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 4/4 GO/AO, 62 pitches (32 strikes) 
3. Eligio Paredes: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 20 pitches (10 strikes) 

P Eligio Paredes: E-1 (errant pickoff attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd) 

1. Michael Carico: 0-3 CS 
2. Adan Sanchez: 0-2 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 



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


Prior to Monday's game at Salt River Fields, RHSP Yenrri Rojas threw a one inning (30 pitches) "live" BP on Field #1 at the Cubs Sloan Park complex, in preparation for what is expected to be his start on ACL Opening Day this coming Saturday morning at ACL Angels. (Although he might not be the best Cubs pitching prospect in Mesa, Y. Rojas has by far been the Cubs most effective pitcher at Extended Spring Training). 

The other ACL Cubs pitchers who have been stretched out as SP at Extended Spring Training are RHP Luis Martinez-Gomez, RHP Freilyn Silverio, RHP Wilme Mora, and LHP Miguel Cruz (2023 DSL). Naz Mule figures to eventually be a SP, but he is not stretched out like the other five. .  

The ACL Cubs bullpen looks to be LHP Branden Noriega, RHP Scarlyn Lebron, RHP Luis A. Reyes, RHP Gabriel Agrazal, and RHP Fraiman Marte (2023 DSL), and LHP Wilson Cunningham will report to the ACL Cubs when he finishes the Spring Term at the University of Chicago.  

Both RHP Eligio Paredes and RHP Mason McGwire are on the Myrtle Beach Development List, so it is unclear right now if they will be assigned to the ACL Cubs or be reinstated at Myrtle Beach. 

RHP Mat Peters has been throwing regularly in Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, but he received a PED suspension this past January that will cover the entire 2024 ACL season, so once the ACL season starts on Saturday, the earliest he can return to the mound will be at AZ Instructs (post-ACL) in August.  

Among the rehab pitchers currently at Cubs Extended Spring Training, the ones who would appear to be closest to seeing game action are RHP Jaxon Wiggins, RHP Ethan Roberts, RHP Sam Thoresen, RHP Ben Leeper, and RHP JP Wheat. (Wiggins and Roberts threw "live" BP last week, and the others have been throwing bullpen sides on a regular basis once or twice a week).  

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Phil with an absolute dagger to the heart here !!
    All Perlaza did was hit and hit at every level. Switch hitter and performed equally well from either side. He produced good results. Just like Assad did at every level.
    Jed didn't think he was worthy of the 40man.
    I get keeping Canario over Perlaza (but Canario is never going to play for Jed)
    I get keeping B. Davis in order to save some value there after his injuries (but he'll never play for the Jed)
    Jed had to add Alcantara. Just can't let him walk in the Rule5.
    But Perlaza not being on the 40man in order to use him as a DH is just nuts to me.
    He's younger than Mervis. And statistically just as good if not better than Mervis. Probably has more bat speed from both sides of the plate. Why didn't Perlaza get a chance?

    Phil, did Perlaza sign a 1yr deal in the KBO? Can he's contract be purchased by a MLB club right now? I'm sure that's not possible, but I wanted to ask.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Former Cubs minor league OF Yonathan Perlaza is hitting 327/405/624 with 15 HR and 15 doubles in 51 games for Hanwha in the KBO. He leads the league in SLG, is tied for lead in HR, is 2nd in OPS, and is tied for 4th in doubles. He was a minor league 6YFA post-2023 but the Cubs chose not to select him to the MLB 40-man roster and he declined to sign a 2024 minor league successor contract. 

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    I know they’re managing innings especially for Brown, but I feel like if we’re rolling out our top 5 SP, it includes Assad and Brown, and Wicks would be in Iowa. Wicks is solid and I think will continue to be, but Brown has been awesome and Assad has been our second best SP this year.

  • crunch (view)

    110%...unlike the decision to put in t.miller to protect a 4 run lead with 1 on and get the last out of the game.

    this is the most over-managed thing i've seen of counsell with the cubs.

  • Eric S (view)

    Seemed like the right decision from my vantage! 😂

  • Eric S (view)

    What is this whole clutch hit/score multiple runs thing the Cubs are doing? They can do that? And it’s legal? Nice!

  • crunch (view)

    this game got really f'n good.

  • crunch (view)

    scoring from 2nd on a 60ft hit...a hit off the pitcher's elbow...ow.

    megill walking off the mound towards where the ball was rolling was a poor decision even if he was nope'ing himself out of the game to the dugout.

  • Eric S (view)

    Vazquez with the heads up running - Cubs could could steal this one back. 

  • Eric S (view)

    Is Adames going to steal the Cubs soul two days in a row? Yep