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

Last updated 11-17-2023
* bats or throws left
# 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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Touki & Company Easily Handle Cubs at Riverview

Diamondbacks starting pitchers Touki Toussaint (Arizona 2014 1st round draft pick) and Carlos Hernandez combined to toss six innings of two-hit shutout ball, Gerard Hernandez drove-in three runs with an RBI double, a solo HR, and an RBI GO, and Ismael Pena clubbed a triple and a single, helping the D'backs sweep a Cactus League Extended Spring Training split-squad doubleheader played this morning at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park. 

The Diamondbacks won the game played on Field #1 by a score of 4-2, and they won the game played on Field #2 by a score of 9-2.  

Kevonte Mitchell singled twice, walked, stole two bases, and scored a run, and Ricardo Marcano ripped a two-run triple for the Cubs in a losing cause on Field #1, and RHP Hector Perez was rocked to the tune of seven runs on eight hits (including five doubles) and a walk in just 1.2 IP on Field #2.  

In EXST Cubs roster news, catcher Taylor Teagarden (was on Iowa Cubs 7-day DL with right shoulder inflammation) has completed his Extended Spring Training rehab and has rejoined the I-Cubs. 

In addition, RHRP David Garner (Cubs 2013 7th round draft pick - Michigan State) was moved-up to Lo-A South Bend after the game. Although he struggled a bit with his control today, Garner struck out the side 1-2-3 last Wednesday versus the Rockies and likewise in an intrasquad game before that, and was clearly throwing the best among the more-experienced pitchers left behind at Extended Spring Training.  

With Garner gone, I would think Michael Wagner (who had a strong two-inning outing today) will probably be the next EXST Cubs RHRP to move-up to a full-season affiliate. Prior to getting drafted and signing with the Cubs in 2013 (he was the Cubs 15th round pick that year) , Wagner was the closer at the University of San Diego, and was a college teammate of Kris Bryant. 

Here are the abridged box scores from today's games (Cubs players only):


1. Kevonte Mitchell, CF: 2-3 (1B, K, 1B, BB, R, 2 SB) 
2. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 0-4 (4-3, L-6, F-8, F-8) 
3. Eloy Jimenez, DH: 1-3 (F-9, 5-3, 1B, R) 
4. Adonis Paula, 1B: 0-3 (F-9, 6-3, F-7) 
5. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 1-3 (6-3, L-4, 3B, 2 RBI) 
6. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-3 (F-8, L-9, 6-3)  
7a. Jhonny Pereda, C: 0-1 (F-8, BB)
7b. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-1 (K)
8a. Jenner Emeterio, RF: 1-2 (BB, K, 1B+E5)
8b. Ho-Young Son, PR: NO AB 
9. Rafael Narea, SS: 0-3 (6-3, 5-3, 5-3)

1. Austin Reed: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 11 pitches (9 strikes) 
2. Oscar de la Cruz: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 19 pitches (13 strikes) 
3. Dillon Maples: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/FO, 26 pitches (10 strikes) 
4. David Garner: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 29 pitches (15 strikes) 
5. Corbin Hoffner: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/FO, 35 pitches (22 strikes) 

1. 2B Carlos Sepulveda - E-4 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. SS Rafael Narea - E-6 (dropped pop fly allowing batter to reach base safely and unearned run to score)

Jhonny Pereda: 2-2 CS 


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

1. Austyn Willis: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GO/FO, 33 pitches (18 strikes) 
2. Michael Wagner: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/FO, 29 pitches (15 strikes) 
3. Hector Perez: 1.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R (7 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 2/2 GO/FO, 31 pitches (22 strikes) 
4. Pedro Araujo: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 2/1 GO/FO, 22 pitches (12 strikes) 

C Jordan Hankins - E-2 (overthrow on stolen base at 3rd allowed baserunner to score) 

Jordan Hankins: 0-1 CS, 1 E (see above) 

WEATHER: Sunny and a bit breezy with temperatures in the 90's 



68 players ACTIVE (including ACTIVE REHAB)
8 players INACTIVE (injury rehab or absent) 

(updated 4-18-2015)

NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) group (AKA "Eugene/Mesa") is formed during Minor League Camp. This group consists of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and injured players.

* bats or throws left
# bats both

Adbert Alzolay
Pedro Araujo
Daniel Bard 
Dallas Beeler (ACTIVE REHAB - right shoulder inflammation) 
Jordan Brink
Jesus Camargo
Marcelo Carreno (ACTIVE REHAB - post-2013 right shoulder surgery)
Anthony Carter (INACTIVE - unknown type injury)
Jesus Castillo
Dylan Cease  (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS) 
Oscar de la Cruz
Enrique de los Rios
* Andin Diaz
Greyfer Eregua
Scott Frazier
David Garner
Trevor Graham 
Tanner Griggs
Justin Grimm (INACTIVE - right forearm)
Jae-Hoon Ha (ex-OF)
Luis Hernandez
Corbin Hoffner
Pierce Johnson (INACTIVE - lat strain)
John Michael Knighton 
Daniel Lewis 
Mark Malave (ex-C)
Dillon Maples
Brad Markey 
Trey Masek (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 right shoulder surgery)
Yomar Morel
Erling Moreno (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF)
* Jose Paulino
Hector Perez
Austin Reed (ACTIVE REHAB - 2014 TJS)
Jose Rosario (INACTIVE - unknown-type injury)
* Carson Sands 
Alex Santana
* Justin Steele
Jacob Turner (INACTIVE - right elbow)
Michael Wagner
Ben Wells 
Austyn Willis
* Sam Wilson
Jose Zapata

Tyler Alamo 
Eric Gonzalez
* Jordan Hankins (ex-3B)
Yohan Matos 
Tyler Pearson 
Jhonny Pereda
Miguel Rico (ex-3B)
Roberto Vahlis

# Roney Alcala
# Varonex Cuevas
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Bryant Flete
Wladimir Galindo 
Danny Gutierrez
Carlos Jimenez
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
Rafael Narea
Adonis Paula 
Tim Saunders
* Carlos Sepulveda
Ho-Young Son  
* Logan Watkins (INACTIVE - 2015 ruptured achilles tendon)

# Roberto Caro 
Jenner Emeterio
* Kevin Encarnacion (formerly a switch-hitter, he is now hitting only LH)
Eloy Jimenez
Kevonte Mitchell
* Ricardo Marcano
Jose Paniagua

Carmelo Martinez (AZL Cubs Manager)

Oscar Bernard (AZL Cubs Hitting Coach)
Tom Beyers (Assistant Minor League Hitting Coordinator)
Ricardo Medina (Eugene Hitting Coach)
Carlos Ramirez (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)
Terrmel Sledge (Eugene Assistant Coach)
Anderson Tavares (Eugene Pitching Coach)
Rick Tronerud (Mesa Rehab Pitching Coach)
Ron Villone (AZL Cubs Pitching Coach)
Ty Wright (AZL Cubs Assistant Coach)

Sean Folan (AZL Cubs)
Ryan Nordvedt (Eugene)

Chuck Baughman (Assistant Minor League Training Coordinator - Mesa Rehab)
Mike McNulty (Eugene) 
Toby Williams (AZL Cubs)


I know you had a tough day getting the stats for both games in those fields. I saw you out there in the bushes. I give you credit Phil! Thank you. I stayed for about three innings but there wasn't any shade on that field.

g.balfour DFA'd by TB...they owe him 7m this year. his fastball velocity dipped to barely touching 90, but he was having a somewhat effective season until his 3-run screwup today. he's still got his slider. *shrug*

Great stat from Len - Cubs lead the league in pitches seen. That's like what you hear about OTHER teams when they come in to Wrigley.

Last year's team woulda squandered this opp. Just saying. This is a team with confidence, last year's looked like a deer in headlights sometimes.

Like I've been saying. I'm not worried about Lester keeping guys on first. I'm worried about him keeping guys off.

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In reply to by mannytrillo

i'm more concerned about the leads. it's not just 1st, it's 2nd and 3rd. if there's little to no threat, there's no reason not to take an extra 4+ft lead even if you're not speedy as long as you get back to the bag quickly if the ball isn't put into play. extra ft for leads happens almost all the time, steals not so much (but still too much this early, imo).

dear bros... quit drinking out of the cups when you catch baseballs with your beers. sincerely, society ps- nice catch, bro.

tie game...2 on...and for some f'n reason shitter is up in the pen, and the only guy up in the pen. did strop break his legs or something? ...or anyone else in the pen...anyone...hell, i'll take ejax.

The problem with Ross catching Lester in the NL is that it puts 2 automatic outs (literally, in Lester's case) in the lineup.. I wonder if the AL guys Theo and Maddon thought of that.

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In reply to by Carlito

he probably just wanted to clean up his own mess. he got another hitter after he put 2 on and got him out...he might have thought that would buy him more time. they let him go after middlebrooks (righty) and took him out for gyorko (righty), but gyorko had success vs him in the game. slow starts aren't anything new for lester, but he's gotta be ready for some success already.

One positive -- Cubs are a game over, and nobody is wildly over performing. No "just wait for the reversion to the mean" type performances yet.

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In reply to by Charlie

I would agree that yes those positions underperformed what is expected from a MLB roster, but were pretty much in line with the expectations of the players the Cubs were playing. The only real disappointment so far to me is Alcantara. Big picture, Olt/La Stella/Alcantara/Herrara have not been good MLB players before this season and they continued that trend into the small sample size of this season. Even if they regress back up to their historical mean, it was a pretty low mean to start with.

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In reply to by Charlie

I would put Lester in the underperforming bucket (although not "wildly"), and agree that there must be something more to get out of 2B. Mendy may not be an All-Star, but he's not a .100 hitter, either (hopefully). But, I agree with the point above -- no key player is off to a horrible start. Anybody hear anything on Javy? I guess it's nice that the team seems to be respecting his privacy.

Sources: #Braves left-hander Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PEDs. Rule 5 pick from #Cubs. Claimed on waivers from #Marlins.

Small sample size obviously, but was interesting to hear during yesterday's game that the Cubs led the NL (maybe MLB, I guess I wasn't paying that close of attention after all) in SBs, pitches per at-bat and OF assists.

I was really annoyed at how the Padres didn't suck this weekend. Did anyone else share this sentiment?

I was surprised at how poorly the Pads played defense. I wish we would've made them pay more for those 5 errors they made in the series, but oh well.

Fowler, Soler, Rizzo, Bryant, Montero, Castro, Coghlan, Arrieta, Herrera vs. Burnett tonight. If they play...

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In reply to by Rob G.

4th game in a row Alcantara is benched for Herrera. Maddon is finding that Alcantara is a lot like Zobrist, in that he can capable of coming off the bench in any inning he is asked.

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In reply to by Rob G.

It'd be cool if 1 of Alcantara, La Stella, or Baez were available and playing well enough to make me want to yell at Maddon for treating Herrera like his own personal scrappy journeyman. Looks like Russell has a non-zero chance of beating them all to the punch.

Maddon on @Addison_Russell playing 2nd in Iowa:“Being a little bit more pro-active regarding prepping him for a need that might be open here


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