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Last updated 11-17-2023
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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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Suriel Takes Back Team HR Lead as Cubs Edge Giants at Riverview

Anderson Suriel belted a solo HR over the RF fence in the 2nd inning, Frank Hernandez ripped a double into the LF corner, advanced to 3rd base on a WP, and scored on an Ismael Mena infield single in the 3rd, and SP Yenrri Rojas fired three innings of shutout ball, as the Cubs edged the Giants 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.   

Giants third-baseman Elian Rayo lucked into an inside-the-park HR (Cubs LF Brayan Altuve lost the ball in the sun and it landed 20 feet behind him), which accounted for the lone Giants run. 

The game was called after seven innings of play. 

The Suriel HR was noteworthy for a couple of reasons, one being that it gave him the team lead in dingers with four (Jefferson Rojas and Geuri Lubo have three), and second that it was hit off ex-Cubs LHP Sean Newcomb (on the AAA Sacramento 7-day IL) -- the second HR hit by the left-hand hitting Suriel off a lefty pitcher.    

In EXST Cubs roster news, OF Cole Roederer (on AA Tennessee 7-day IL) has completed his rehab and is en route to rejoin the Smokies in Pensacola. Roederer played in only three EXST games but hit home runs in two of them (one pulled down the RF line, the other lofted oppo down the LF line), in addition to playing stellar outfield defense and running the bases like his hair is on fire.

Roederer was the Cubs 2nd round pick in 2018 and is still only 23, and while he has performed below expectations so far in his pro career and has been somewhat lost lately among the many Cubs outfield prospects, Roederer showed in EXST that he does have talent and should not be discounted.   

Here is he abridged box score from today's game (Cubs players only):  

1a. Ismael Mena, RF: 1-2 (F-7, 1B, RBI, SB)
1b. Ke'Shun Collier, PH-RF: 0-1 (6-3)
2. Ed Howard, SS: 0-3 (K, K, 4-3)
3a. Adan Sanchez, DH: 0-2 (K, K) 
3b. Jefferson Rojas, PH: 0-1 (P-3)
4. Raino Coran, CF: 0-3 (K, K, F-9)
5a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 0-2 (L-4, K) 
5b. Christian Olivo, 2B: 0-1 (6-3)
6a. Anderson Suriel, LF: 1-2 (HR, 4-3, R, RBI)
6b. Brayan Altuve, LF: 0-1 (K) 
7a. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 0-1 (K) 
7b. Geuri Lubo, PH-3B: 0-2 (L-6, K)
8a. Jairo Diaz, C: 0-2 (4-3, K)
8b. Wally Soto, C: NO AB 
9a. Frank Hernandez, 1B: 1-1 (2B, R) 
9b. Lizardo Ruiz, PH-1B: 1-1 (1B) 

1. Yenrri Rojas: 3.0 IP, 3 H. 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 42 pitches (27 strikes) 
2. Tomy Sanchez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/4 GO/AO, 35 pitches (20 strikes) 
3. Wilme Mora: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 13 pitches (7 strikes) 
4. Wilber Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (9 strikes) 

P Tomy Sanchez: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd) 

1. Jairo Diaz: 0-1 CS 
2. Wally Soto: 1-1 CS 

LF Anderson Suriel - batter thrown out 7-4 attempting to stretch a single into a double 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 



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


Twitter says Y. Santana and S. Pichardo are off to MB

B. Noriega is demoted to ACL

M. Quintero goes to DevelopList

With Pagan, Triantos, Roederer, Windham and Santana all gone the lineup in Mesa is probably the "true" ACL lineup.

E. Howard seems to be the last rehab hitter there, with A. Canario yet to play in a game.

D. Correa, Z. Leigh and D. Palencia are still there in the pen. L. Devers hasn't seen game action, yet.

Recent comments

  • Bill (view)

    I hope that Perlaza goes on to have a successful career.  On most Cubs teams prior to the current administration, he would have been one of their more highly ranked prospects.  As far as the others are concerned, one or more may well go on to be much better than expected, but unfortunately there is no way to tell which one at the present time.  You can't keep everyone.

  • crunch (view)

    s.gray signs with the cards...3/75m

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Another one of the nine Cubs post-2023 Rule 9 minor league 6YFA has signed, as RHP Carlos Guzman (acquired from the Tigers for Zack McKinstry at the end of Spring Training) signed a 2024 minor league contract with the Mets. 


    So RHRP Yovanny Cruz (SD), C-INF P. J. Higgins (CIN), and now Carlos Guzman (NYM) have already signed 2024 minor league contracts with new MLB organizations, and OF Yonathan Perlaza is headed for Korea (Hanhwa Eagles).

  • crunch (view)

    ...and back to 3rd for another game.  at this point i'm gonna hang back and when/if he actually plays 1st then i'll find it notable.  i am glad he's playing a good amount of 3rd, though...give the club one more good look at him there.  shrug

  • crunch (view)

    morel played SS last night (no errors)...hit a homer and a double.  he's got 2 of both in 19PA.

  • crunch (view)

    e.escobar was throwing 95-97mph on his fastball in 2023.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    One more thing about Edwin Escobar. Even though he had accrued less than one year of MLB Service Time prior to signing with Nippon Ham in 2017 (he ended up eventually with Yokohama), he will have Article XIX-A rights by virtue of the seven seasons he spent in Japan. So he will be essentially locked on the 40-man roster (or at least he can't be outrighted without his consent), and he will be a FA whenever his contract expires. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Also, Pirates were supposedly in on Escobar, too, so if the Cubs sign him to a minor league contract there is a very good chance that the Pirates will select him in the Rule 5 Draft. So even though it means he would take up a slot on the 40, it better be a major league contract if the Cubs don't want to lose him right after signing him! 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Ronald Acuna's cousin. 

  • Cubster (view)

    Cubs bring in 33-year-old lefty reliever Edwin Escobar who has been in Japan since 2016 and has decent stats in Japan. Certainly, they lacked lefty bullpen options last year.