Cubs MLB Roster

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40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus four players are on the 60-DAY IL

28 players are on the MLB ACTIVE LIST, plus eight are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, two are on the 10-DAY IL, and two are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 9-1-20239
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Javier Assad
Brad Boxberger
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom
* Jared Young

* Cody Bellinger
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

Keven Alcantara, OF 
Ben Brown, P  
Brennen Davis, OF 
Jeremiah Estrada, P
Caleb Kilian, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Michael Rucker, P
Keegan Thompson, P

10-DAY IL: 2
Jeimer Candelario, 1B
Nick Madrigal, INF

15-DAY IL: 2
Adbert Alzolay, P
Michael Fulmer, P 

60-DAY IL: 4
Nick Burdi, P
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Ethan Roberts, P

Minor League Rosters

Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs Minor League free-agents

Cubs 2022 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agency Watch List

11/10 UPDATE #2

The Cubs have released RHP Wilfri Figuereo, RHP Gabriel Jaramillo, RHP Jensi Ramirez, and 1B-OF Jerry Torres. Only Jaramillo was eligible for selection in the 2022 Rule 5 Draft. 

11/10 UPDATE #1

The Cubs have sent LHP Steven Brault, RHP Anderson Espinoza, RHP Alec Mills, LHP Brad Wieck, INF David Bote, OF Narcisco Crook, and OF Franmil Reyes outright to AAA Iowa.  

Minor League Free-Agency Approaches

11/8 UPDATE: 

19 Cubs minor leaguers were declared MLB Rule 55 minor league free-agents Monday afternoon:


: RHP Jose Rosario has indeed been added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List (40-man roster).

Also, RHP Andury Acevedo, RHP Dallas Beeler, and C Tim Federowicz have been sent outright to AAA Iowa.

Acevedo will be declared an MLB Rule 55 minor league 6YFA if he does not sign a 2017 minor league successor contract, and Federowicz has the right to elect to be an Article XX-D minor league free-agent (because he has been outrighted previously in his career), but even if he doesn't elect free-agency per Article XX-D he will be declared an MLB Rule 55 6YFA if he does not sign a 2017 minor league successor contract.

Beeler does not have the right to elect free-agency if outrighted and he is not eligible to be an MLB Rule 55 minor league 6YFA post-2016 either, so he will remain under club control through the 2017 season, although he is eligible for selection in next month's MLB Rule 5 Draft. However, since he wasn't claimed off waivers ($20,000 waiver claiming price with no roster restrictions), it is very unlikely that he will be selected in the Rule 5 Draft ($50,000 draft price plus roster restrictions);


Post-2016 MLB Rule 55 minor league 6YFA and second-contract free-agents who decline to sign 2017 minor league successor contracts are now being added to MLB 40-man rosters in advance of next week's deadline, as the Cincinnati Reds have added RHRP Ariel Hernandez and the Texas Rangers have added OF Drew Robinson to their respective MLB Reserve Lists.

Usually no more than a dozen potential minor league free-agents are added to MLB 40-man rosters each year. As far as potential Cubs minor league free-agents are concerned, I would expect the Cubs to add RHRP Jose Rosario to the 40 by next Monday's 5 PM (Eastern) deadline, unless he agrees to sign a 2017 minor league successor contract.

A minor league successor contract is essentially an agreement between the player and the club to extend club control for one more season, usually with a financial inducement for the player (and sometimes an NRI to Spring Training as well). However, a potential post-2016 Rule 55 minor league free-agent who signs a 2017 minor league successor contract prior to Monday's deadline becomes eligible for selection in next month's MLB Rule 5 Draft, as does any free-agent who signs a 2017 minor league contract prior to the Rule 5 Draft, so the only way the club can be sure to retain the player is by adding him to the 40. 

For example, LHRP Jack Leathersich (previously non-tendered by CHC) was eligible to be a Rule 55 second-contract minor league free-agent post-2016, but he signed a 2017 minor league successor contract with the Cubs in September. However, he will be eligible for selection in next month's Rule 5 Draft if he is not added to the Cubs MLB 40-man roster pror to the deadline for submitting MLB and minor league reserve lists to the MLB Commissioner on 11/18. NOTE: The roster filing deadline usually is 11/20, but it is moved up two days this year because the 20th falls on a Sunday.  

Recent comments

  • crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:53 pm (view)

    the WC surge gains are gone.  tied with MIA for the 3rd WC spot.  ARZ +2 and PHI +5.

  • Cubster 09/21/2023 - 09:44 pm (view)

    Toast is ready. So is the fork and the singing fat lady. Backs against the wall…


  • Eric S 09/21/2023 - 09:23 pm (view)

    Dansby has to be dog tired or something. Other than the basket shot, it’s been a rough go for awhile. 

  • crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:13 pm (view)

    that's moneyballs as hell.  guys, ohtani is back on the free agent menu.

  • Jackstraw 09/21/2023 - 09:11 pm (view)

    I'm confident that if Cuas' right arm falls completely off, Ross will see him as the first lefty to get up in the 'pen.

    Maybe he's been a lefty all along.

  • crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:48 pm (view)

    don't see why he can't.  he's got a pulse and all of his fingers.  that seems to be good enough to march him out there as long as there's men on base.

  • Jackstraw 09/21/2023 - 09:40 pm (view)

    As long as Cuas gets to pitch again today.

  • crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:24 pm (view)

    morel DH, tauchman CF, masterboney 3rd

    imagine a world where a manager decides to put morel at 3rd and canario DH.  crazy, huh?

    masterboney had 3 hits yesterday so we're stuck with him again today and probably for a chunk of what's left.

    canario had a double and grand slam a couple games ago and he's riding pine again.

  • crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:41 am (view)

    madrigal's hamstring strain is a grade 2 strain.  we probably won't see him anymore this season or post-season (if applicable) unless the team goes deep.

  • crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:23 pm (view)

    well that took all of 15 minutes to not be fun anymore.