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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 


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Seiya Suzuki Makes 2023 Game Debut at Extended Spring Training

Porter Hodge and Frankie Scalzo Jr combined to hurl a shutout and strike out eleven, Anderson Suriel ripped a two-run double and an RBI triple, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, and Carlos Ramos drilled a single and a bases-clearing bases-loaded double, as the EXST Cubs Red Squad blanked the EXST Cubs Blue Squad 10-0 in Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action Monday morning on Field # 6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.      

Seiya Suzuki (on Cubs MLB 10-day IL with a strained left oblique) made his 2023 game debut, playing RF for five innings and going 1-2 at the plate (HBP and a 6-4-3 DP). 

Ezequiel Pagan (knee surgery) also made his 2023 game debut, serving as a DH and going 0-2 (K, BB, K).  

Hodge and Scalzo (as well as Blue Squad SP Sam Thoresen) were getting a final tune-up before the South Bend Cubs leave town. (The other pitchers who threw in the game are assigned to the Extended Spring Training group). 

In EXST roster news, OF Ke'Shun Collier has been moved down to the Extended Spring Training group from the Lo-A Myrtle Beach squad. 

Here is the box score from the game: 

EXST CUBS BLUE SQUAD LINEUP:
1. Ezequiel Pagan, DH #1: 0-2 (K, BB, K) 
2. Seiya Suzuki, RF: 0-1 (HBP, 6-4-3 DP)
NOTE: SLOT WAS SKIPPED THIRD TIME THRU BATTING ORDER  
3. Yeison Santana, SS: 2-3 (1B, 6-3, 1B) 
4. Adan Sanchez, 3B-DH: 0-2 (K, BB, 6-3) 
5. Frank Hernandez, LF:  1-3 (1B, 6-3 DP, 6-3) 
6. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 0-3 (K, K, K) 
7. Raino Coran, DH #2: 0-2 (K, K) 
8. Ke'Shun Collier, CF: 0-2 (K, K) 
9. Yidel Diaz, C-1B: 2-2 (1B, 2B) 
10. Jairo Diaz, DH-3B: 0-2 (K, P-6) 
11. Yoanis "J. J." Aleksandrov, 1B-C: 0-1 (HBP, F-9) 

EXST CUBS RED SQUAD LINEUP:
1. Christian Olivo, SS: 0-1 (BB, 4-3, HBP, SB) 
2. Jefferson Rojas, 2B: 0-3 (K, K, 5-3) 
3. Cristian More, CF: 1-2 (BB, 2B, K, 2 R) 
4. Ronnier Quintero, 1B: 0-1 (BB, K, BB, R) 
5. Ismael Mena, RF: 1-2 (BB, 1B, 6-4-3 DP, 2 R) 
6. Anderson Suriel, LF: 2-2 (2B, 3B, BB, R, 3 RBI, SB)  
7. Dilan Granadillo, C-DH: 0-1 (BB, K, BB, 2 R)
8. Wally Soto, 3B: 1-1 (2B, BB, BB, 2 R) 
9. Carlos Ramos, DH-C: 2-3 (6-3, 1B, 2B, 3 RBI) 

EXST CUBS BLUE SQUAD PITCHERS
1. Sam Thoresen: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R (4 ER), 5 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 2/0 GO/AO, 49 pitches (22 strikes) 
2. Joel Machado: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 16 pitches (11 strikes) 
3. Cristian Rojas: 0.2, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 19 pitches (8 strikes) 
4. Starlyn Pichardo: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (9 strikes) 
5. Tomy Sanchez: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 20 pitches (5 strikes)   

EXST CUBS RED SQUAD PITCHERS
1. Porter Hodge: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 60 pitches (36 strikes) 
2. Frankie Scalzo Jr: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 44 pitches (31 strikes) 

EXST BLUE SQUAD ERRORS: 2 
1. C Yidel Diaz: E-2 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd and another runner to score) 
2. 2B Alexis Hernandez: E-4 (errant throw to 1st base on infield single allowed batter to advance to 2nd and runner to score from 2nd) 

EXST CUBS RED SQUAD ERRORS: NONE 

EXST CUBS BLUE SQUAD CATCHERS DEFENSE:  
Yidel Diaz: 0-1 CS, 1 PB, 1 E (see above) 
Yoanis Aleksandrov: 0-1 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 7 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

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Comments

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

swinging, running, looking good doing it.  nice.  i really want him to be less timid in RF this year.  he is too timid when an IF'r or CF'r gets near him and he's a much better player than this.  i'm not advocating being aggressively reckless, but he can dial back the fear of commitment to the play a bit more.

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

AZ Phil,

Have you seen Riley Thompson around the backfields?  He was on the Iowa Cubs roster but now he's off the roster. He's not mentioned in Transactions either. He didn't make the TN initial roster today. He, Herz and Zach Leigh are hopefully flying out to teams soon. Ben Leeper had surgery. His third. Hope he recovers quickly. Stinks though. Hodge made TN roster. Good for him

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In reply to by Childersb3

childersb3: I have no idea what happened to Riley Thompson, When AAA Iowa left town last week he was firmly ensconced in the I-Cubs starting rotation. 

Leigh and Herz threw "live" BP last weekend, and then Leigh threw a bullpen yesterday and Herz threw a bullpen today.

Casey, Carraway, Montano and Sierra threw "live" BP today.

Remy, E.  Nunez, Clarke, Gonsalves, Correa, McGwire, and Reid threw bullpens today. 

The starting pitchers in today's intrasquad game (Palencia and Noland) are in the Tennessee (Palencia) and South Bend (Noland) starting rotations, but they remained in Mesa after their teammates left town so that they could get one more start in Arizona and get their pitch counts up to near 60. Same goes for Kachmar (Tennessee) and Arias (Myrtle Beach). 

When in doubt, ask Phil.

 

My mental default was "a play on the field" ("sticky stuff") gets a player suspension as 'can not be replaced on the roster', but "off the field" ("drug suspension/civil strife") can be replaced.

 

When Anthony Rendon gets suspended, is his "on the field, but after the game", replacement-eligible or not? TIA.

Ed Howard is taking about 15 minutes of ground balls at SS every day, and he and Ezequiel Pagan hit against Brandon Hughes in his "live" BP in the stadium on Sunday. I have not seen Howard run the bases, however. 

Also, when Ezequiel Pagan was a DH in the intrasquad game yesterday, he did not run the bases. When he drew a walk, Alexis Hernandez was the designated "special" pinch-runner for Pagan. 

Porter Hodge got moved up from South Bend to Tennessee off his dominating performance in yesterday's EXST intrasquad game. Right now I would say Hodge is probably the Cubs #1 pitching prospect, and I suspect the Cubs feel the same way. Ben Brown and Jordan Wicks are probably 2-3, then Daniel Palencia. I guess Cade Horton would be #5(?). 

Also, as I have mentioned here previously, Connor Noland is the most-advanced of the 2022 draft picks. He is in the South Bend starting rotation, and has been all spring. He is a VERY polished pitcher with a legit SP arsenal.  

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  • Sonicwind75 (view)

    Have to admit I was initially disappointed the Cubs traded away the upside of Jackson Ferris but Busch is making a believer out of me.  If I still lived in midwest guessing we would have invented some drink special named a Busch Bomb at the local drinking establishment to celebrate his homers.  

  • Cubster (view)

    per Tribune: Suzuki MRI results pending from yesterday so we should get a timetable for return later today.

  • crunch (view)

    suzuki says he injured his oblique running to 1st, not swinging.  okay.  it's gonna be that kind of 2024 cubs year, huh?

    i would say that's good news compared to screwing it up swinging, but i'm not familiar with the recovery time of people screwing up their oblique by running.

    right side is at least different from his left side oblique injury last year.

  • crunch (view)

    5 IN A ROW!

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  • Cubster (view)

    A bit more Jewish take on one of my favorite Cubs, Kenny Holtzman. His 9-0 season while serving in the National Guard and being available to pitch on weekends was one of my coolest teen recollections. 

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  • Cubster (view)

    Suzuki out with oblique strain. Canario indeed is called up. No word on Morel so that might be a red herring (or a red digit).

    AZ lineup is posted but Counsell is always late to post his lineup.

  • crunch (view)

    You have to C it! (tm)

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Best hitter: IL with oblique strain

    Second best hitter: hasn’t looked the same since jamming his right hand during a swing

    Third best hitter: playing through a sore hammy

    Best pitcher: IL after one start 

    Second best RP: IL after 1.5 weeks

    Noice 

  • crunch (view)

    suzuki 10d IL.

    right oblique strain.  ow.  that's generally more than a 10d thing.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Seiya on IL with an oblique strain