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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

Last updated 11-17-2023
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# bats both

Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman


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Sands & Steele Help Cubs Polish-Off Giants in Scottsdale

LHP Carson Sands (Cubs 2014 4th round draft pick) and three relievers combined to toss a three-hitter, Carlos Sepulveda singled twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, and Eloy Jimenez (RBI single) and Adonis Paula (two-run single) contributed run-scoring hits to highlight a four-run 4th inning, as the Cubs cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Giants on Field #1, and Kevin Encarnacion drilled three singles, drove-in two runs, stole a base, and scored a run, Jordan Hankins hammered an RBI double and a single and scored a run, and Justin Steele (Cubs 2014 5th round draft pick) and four relievers combined to hurl a three-hitter, as the Cubs edged the Giants 5-4 on Field #2, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training split-squad doubleheader action this morning at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Chase Compton belted a two-run triple and then scored on a wild pitch to account for three of the Giants runs on Field #2. 

The defensive play of the day was a run-saving sliding catch by Cubs CF Roberto Caro in right-centerfield in the game on Field #2. 

Iowa Cubs catcher Taylor Teagarden (on the I-Cubs 7-day DL with a sore shoulder) continued his EXST rehab, catching seven innings and batting four times in the game on Field #1. He went 2-4 with a double and a single at the plate, scored one run but was also thrown-out on the bases trying to advance from 1st to 3rd on a two-out single, and made a terrible short-hop throw on a stolen base attempt that resulted in an error. Teagarden went 4-4 (three singles and a two-run home run) versus the Rockies on Wednesday, and then he had two more hits in an intrasquad game yesterday. His throwing has been poor, however (not just today, but every day so far).  

Ho-Young Son walked twice and was picked-off 1st base again, the third time he has been picked-off 1st base in two EXST games.       

The game on Field #1 was called after eight innings, and the game on Field #2 was called with two outs in the top of the 8th 

Here is the abridged box score from today's games (Cubs players only):


1. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 0-4 (K, 4-3, K, 4-6 FC) 
2. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 2-4 (K, 1B, 1B, 4-6-3 DP, 2 R, SB) 
3a. Taylor Teagarden, C: 2-4 (5-3, 2B, 1B, K, R) 
3b. Eric Gonzalez, C: NO AB 
4a. Eloy Jimenez, RF: 1-3 (K, 1B, K, R, RBI, SB) 
4b. Jenner Emeterio, PH-RF: 0-1 (6-3) 
5a. Tyler Alamo, DH: 1-2 (F-8, HBP, 1B, R, RBI)
5b. Wladimir Galindo, PH-3B: 1-1 (1B)
6a. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-3 (F-9, 1B, F-9, 2 RBI) 
6b. Rafael Narea, PH-SS: 0-1 (K)
7. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 0-3 (3-1, 3-U, F-7, RBI) 
8. Ho-Young Son, SS-DH: 0-1 (BB, BB, P-3, PO) 
9. Miguel Rico, 1B: 0-2 (K, F-9, BB) 

1. Carson Sands: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GO/FO, 24 pitches (17 strikes) 
2. John Michael Knighton: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 2/2 GO/FO, 28 pitches (18 strikes) 
3. Alexander Santana: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GO/FO, 25 pitches (16 strikes) 
4. Yomar Morel: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/5 GO/FO, 26 pitches (18 strikes)

C Taylor Teagarden - E-2 (overthrow at 2nd base on stolen base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)

Taylor Teagarden: 0-1 CS, 1 E (see above) 


1. Roberto Caro, CF: 0-3 (L-7, 1-3, BB, E-5) 
2. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 1-4 (K, 2B, F-7, F-8, R)
3a. Tim Saunders, SS: 0-2 (K, F-7) 
3b. Bryant Flete, SS: 1-2 (2B, P-5, R) 
4. Kevin Encarnacion, RF: 3-4 (P-5, 1B, 1B, 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB)
5a. Jordan Hankins, C-DH: 2-3 (3-U, 2B, 1B, R, RBI)  
5b. Roberto Vahlis, PH: 1-1 (1B) 
6. Varonex Cuevas, 3B: 2-4 (2B, 1B, K, K, RBI)
7. Jose Paniagua, LF: 0-4 (F-8, K, K, K)
8. Roney Alcala, 1B: 0-3 (4-3, L-6, K) 
9. Jhonny Pereda, DH-C: 1-3 (K, 6-3, 1B)
10a. Danny Gutierrez, DH #2: 0-1 (F-7)
10b, Carlos Jimenez, PH: 1-1 (1B, R)
11. Tyler Pearson, DH #3: 1-1 (HBP, 1B, 1-3 SH) 

1. Justin Steele: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 31 pitches (17 strikes) 
2. Ben Wells: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GO/FO, 34 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Greyfer Eregua: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 4/0 GO/FO, 12 pitches (9 strikes)
4. Daniel Lewis: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1/2 GO/FO, 17 pitches (8 strikes)
5. Brad Markey: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)


1. Jordan Hankins: 0-1 CS 
2. Jhonny Pereda: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 80's 





wada (AAA) goes 4.2ip 4h 2bb 6k, 1 r/er (left the 4th with a man on 1st...and after a K of d.barney) 81 pitches...probably on an "around 80" limit.

These reports over the years have been so great, thanks AZ. I always know what to expect from prospects as they work their way up. Take as an example Junior Lake's move to the outfield from third base. I knew it was going to happen because of this kind of post. I rarely comment on these reports, so I thought it would be worth offering a note of appreciation that I always read them and get a lot out of them. I even notice the attendance.

that mega-jumbrotron is still weird to get used to...and not because of "ballpark purity" or some other's just f'n huge and overbearing.

...and there goes bryant's gold glove. seriously, is he incapable of using his knees to field? he bends over at waist level so much.

rizzo works an 11 pitch single...unf. ...and bryant gets a standing-O after making an error in the top of the inning and going 0-4, 3K yesterday. cult of bryant is real.

bryant's 1st MLB hit (after 2 walks in the game) is a game tieing single (advances to 2nd on the throw to 3rd).

7th inning, 2nd game, 4th PA of the game...bryant's 1st AB where he wasn't greeted by excessive applause. welcome to normality (for now). ...and he walks. 3bb, and a single.

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In reply to by crunch

That AB shows an immediate difference between Bryant and Baez - although of course nobody has ever claimed any similarity in their batting approach anyway, but they've been pitching away from him all day and he's just watching the ball - adjusting after one day is pretty impressive. In fact, I'd argue he adjusted on Ross after two strikes.

I gotta say it was good to see Hendricks settle down - that first inning had me worried until that strikeout at the end of it and then I thought maybe he'll be ok.

well this sucks. 4 run 9th...SD ties. coke/rondon combine for an inning of suck. man on 1st, 2 outs...

The Great Maddonini really seems to have left Rondon in too long - he's grooving a lot of pitches

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In reply to by Rob G.

I don't know if I said that, but I think I may have said Cubs beat you if they lead after 6, so same thing. But that was before Ramirez went down. Rondon with a bad game today, hopefully it's out of his system now. Good news is, Bryant is about to win it with a walk off homer. If they pitch to him.

Bullpen suck over for now. Now it is up to Bryant to be a hero leading off bottom 9th.

soler's "rainbow mirror" wraparound shades really compliments the neifi-ninja mask.

Tough to be too pissed at bullpen as they have been good thus far, but they have been a Matt Murton sized pile of poo today.

i really wanna see castro squeeze the run home...could use some game ending drama like that.

Rizzo is consistently having outstanding at bats. His ability to get on base with guys who can actually hit behind him should pay off.

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In reply to by Hook

save rules:

come in with a 3-run lead or less and pitch a full inning

pitch 3 innings no matter size of lead

or if the hitter on deck can tie the game when the pitcher comes in

Since two were on when he came in, the hitter on deck could tie it, thus the save opp.

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  • crunch (view)

    i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal

    also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke).  unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.

  • Cubster (view)

    I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44

  • Craig A. (view)

    Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers?  It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!

  • crunch (view)

    unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting.  a 70m DH...ow.

    it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.

  • WebAdmin (view)

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    I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.

  • Wrigley Rat (view)

    AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs. 

    Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training. 

  • tim815 (view)

    He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.

    the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option.  his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option.  1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.

    it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd.  even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    CRUNCH: Steve Garvey (one of Shaw's comps as a hitter) was a 5'10 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Jeff Bagwell (another Shaw comp) was a 6'0 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Carlos Santana (who played 1B for Counsell in Milwaukee last season and is an above-average defensive first-baseman) is 5'11. It's not like Shaw is 5'7 or 5'8. I don't really see the problem.