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39 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL and one player has been DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT (DFA)   

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, and nine 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 4-23-2024
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Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
* Matt Mervis
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL: 3
Kyle Hendricks, P 
* Drew Smyly, P 
* Justin Steele, P   

60-DAY IL: 2 
Caleb Kilian, P 
Julian Merryweather, P

DFA: 1 
Garrett Cooper, 1B 

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Surriel, Morel, and Noriega Lead Pelicans to Victory on Cubs Backfields

Anderson Suriel smacked two RBI doubles and scored a run, Jose Escobar drilled a single and an RBI double and scored a run, Reivaj Garcia laced an RBI single and walked twice, Rafael Morel belted a solo HR, and SP Branden Noriega tossed 2.2 IP of one-hit shutout ball, as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans edged the ACL Cubs 5-4 in Spring Training Minor League Camp intrasquad game action Saturday morning on Field # 6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Albert Gutierrez tripled and scored, Geuri Lubo hammered an RBI double and scored a run, and Angel Cepeda collected a double and an RBI single for the ACL Cubs.    

The game was pre-planned as a five-inning affair. 

All four of the pitchers who threw in the game are assigned to the Myrtle Beach group at Minor League Camp, and they are obviously being stretched out to be used as either a SP or as a multi-inning piggy-backer (all four pitchers threw at least 45 pitches in the game).   

Here is the box score from the game: 

1. Christian Olivo, CF: 0-3 (4-3, K, 6-3) 
2. Yahil Melendez, 2B: 0-3 (K, E-6, E-7 SF, R, RBI) 
3. Angel Cepeda, SS: 2-3 (2B, 5-3, 1B, RBI) 
4. Drew Bowser, 3B: 0-2 (BB, 6-3, K) 
5. Leonel Espinoza, RF: 0-2 (BB, K, F-9)
6. Albert Gutierrez, 1B: 1-3 (3-1 3B, K, R)
7. Yidel Diaz, C: 1-3 (K, 1B, K, R, RBI) 
8. Geuri Lubo, LF: 1-3 (F-7, 2B, 6-3, R, RBI) 

1. Kenyi Perez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 4 K, 54 pitches (25 strikes) 
2. Garrett Brown: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/AO, 49 pitches (26 strikes) 

P Garrett Brown: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

Yidel Diaz: 2 PB 

1. Reivaj Garcia, 2B 1-1 (BB, BB, 1B, RBI)
2. Jacob Wetzel, LF: 0-2 (BB, 4-3 DP, F-7) 
3. Alfonsin Rosario, CF: 0-2 (K, K, BB) 
4. Rafael Morel, SS: 1-2 (K, HR, BB, R, RBI)
5. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 0-3 (K, 4-3, K) 
6. Frank Hernandez, C-DH: 0-2 (K, 5-3) 
7a. Jairo Diaz, DH: 0-0 (BB, R) 
7b. Adan Sanchez, C: 1-1 (1B, R)
8. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 2-2 (2B, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
9. Jose Escobar, 3B: 2-2 (1B, 2B, R, RBI) 

1. Branden Noriega: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4/1 GO/AO, 49 pitches (27 strikes) 
2. Scarlyn Lebron: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 46 pitches (28 strikes) 

1. SS Rafael Morel: E-6 (booted grounder allowing batter to reach base safely)  
2. LF Jacob Wetzel: E-7 (missed catch on line drive allowed batter to reach base safely)

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 



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


suzuki not being timid in RF is fuggin awesome.  he didn't shy away from a catch him and bellinger were challenging for in game 1 (bellinger catch).

Yesterday's and today's Cactus League Minor League Spring Training games between the Cubs and Giants were canceled because of rain. However, there will be a "live" BP extravaganza with about two dozen Cubs pitchers throwing to Cubs hitters on Field # 1 as well as on all four backfields later today. (Only the pitchers mounds and home plate area are covered when it rains, so the rest of the field is not playable). 

The three Cubs full season affiliates (Tennessee, South Bend, and Myrtle Beach) still at Minor League Camp will be departing Arizona on Wednesday, leaving the Mesa (Extended Spring Training) group and the MESA REHAB group behind. 

The Mesa (Extended Spring Training) group and the MESA REHAB group will be combined into one entity (Cubs Extended Spring Training) beginning next Monday.  

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)


    bellinger...fractured rib.

    a not-very-ready PCA will probably be called up when it would be much better for him to be in AAA getting regular ABs.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no hard data, but i'm seeing the same thing.

    there used to be some parks where that was rampant (colorado during the todd helton days comes to mind), but i'm seeing it all over the place the past couple seasons.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I’ll spare the details which I’ve stated before but, in short, the Cardinals have lost their sight of their successful identity and strategy over last several dominant decades. From the beginning of the season I saw the Cardinals being in last place or near it again this year, and my prediction is that Mozeliak will be gone after the end of the season.

  • Bill (view)

    I would have kept Cooper rather than Wisdom, but at least I can understand why they did it.  In a team that lacks dominant power hitters, Wisdom can be a dominant power hitter, at least in streaks.  I suppose that there is always the possibility that the streaks longer in both duration and frequency.  I will be content if they essentially make a 100 % DH commitment to Mervis against righties and Wisdom against lefties.  When a regular needs rest, give them total rest, rather than a DH rest.  Do this for at least 2 months, and then re-evaluate at that point.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    This is Cubs adjacent but…

    Jordan Walker just was optioned by the deadbirds. For all the talk of the Cardinals development machine, they’ve really missed on a lot of can’t miss superstars lately. Walker has struggled. Gorman has been okay. They’re already trying to push Carlson out the door. Their pitching system has been so bad they had to go out and sign basically a full rotation over the last two offseasons.

    They’ve still developed a few of those pesky solid players, like Donovan, Edman, and Nootbaar. Their two best prospect to MLB players have been Adolis and Arozarena, neither of which is a cardinal.

    I hope they never figure it out again. Cardinal failure brings me such joy.

  • Raisin101 (view)

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate not only all your posts but how eager you are to respond to our questions.

  • Sonicwind75 (view)

    Is it just me or does it seem that official scorers are becoming less likely to call a misplay an error? 


    Guess I've hit my cranky old-man phase in life.  "I remember back in the day when an error was an error.  Official scorers have gone soft.  Now where did I put my readers?!!??"


    Sidenote, maybe Bellinger should be a little more careful against the Astros.  That was the series last year that a play at wall put him on the IL.   

  • crunch (view)

    i hated the almonte pickup, but he's 9-10 out of 12 for good outings, following a great spring.  hope he can keep it up.

    i already miss cooper, but yeah...the thin OF roster backup the team seems to want to carry probably got wisdom preference over cooper.  i could live without seeing wisdom at 3rd unless it's a blowout, though.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Things I've been wrong about:

    -Tauchman is fine as a 4th OF. I knew that. I just want a better LH DH option and he was really the DH for us until Seiya got hurt. I'm glad Mervis is getting a chance at it. Caissie is coming for that job for sure. But Tauchman continues to be highly useful as a 4th OF with Seiya being hurt

    -I wanted Yency to go to get guys at Iowa a chance. Guys like Palencia and Sanders or RileyT. Maybe even Hodge! But Yency has been better the last two plus weeks. He did hit 96 the other day. He was 93 in Texas to open the season.

    -Leiter has his split working enough. It just needs to stay there

    -I was surprised Jed picked Wisdom over Cooper. I wonder if this happens if Seiya wasn't hurt. Wisdom has more power. Cooper is the better hitter. Jed picked Wisdom and Wisdom had an option left as well.

    -Palencia just doesn't miss enough bats. Similar to ManRod, just two yrs younger. ManRod is killing AAA for TB right now!

    Things I got right so far:

    -Hendricks. Sorry Kyle. You got paid though!

    Jed, you missed there.

    -Smyly. If Jed could've traded him before or during ST, then he should have and saved some cash.

    -Mastro.  Not a LH DH. Pinch runner. Defensive utility. Maybe he's better than Madrigal but didn't get a legit chance to prove it.

    -Luke Little is good. He's had one bad outing. That's it. Needs to get better entering with guys on base. But he needs to stay in MLB.

    -Oh yeah....Morel is doing fine at 3B! He'll get better as well!!

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger "right rib contusion"