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59 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
19 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-6-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 22
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 4  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 3 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 7
Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



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Trevor Clifton Looking Sharp in Scottsdale

Trevor Clifton tossed four innings of one-hit shutout ball, Tyler Alamo and Ian Rice drilled RBI doubles, and Michael Wagner recorded a six-pitch save, helping the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) edge the San Jose Giants (Hi-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) 2-1 on Field #1, and Ho-Young Son clubbed a solo home run and Eddy Julio Martinez rifled a two-run triple into the LF corner to highlight a five-run 3rd inning, as the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) and the Augusta Greenjackets (Giants Lo-A affiliate) played to a 6-6 tie on Field #2, in Cactus League Minor League game action Tuesday afternoon at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ.

In addition to the two-run triple, Martinez lined out sharply to short, lined-out sharply to center, and walked and scored in his other three PA.  

Four players were temporarily moved up from the Eugene/Mesa (Extended Spring Training) group to augment the South Bend roster, with SS Andruw Monasterio, 3B Vimael Machin, 2B Ho-Young Son, and CF Roberto Caro in the SB starting lineup, and Alberto Mineo was moved-up to the Myrtle Beach roster from Eugene/Mesa for the day, getting the start at 1st base for the Pelicans.  

Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only) 


FIELD #1

MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP
1. Rashad Crawford, CF: 1-4 (K, 1B, K, F-8, SB)
2. Gleyber Torres, SS: 0-4 (6-3, K, K, K)
3. Donnie Dewees, LF: 1-3 (1B+E5, P-6, BB, 3-U, SB)
4. Jeffrey Baez, CF: 1-4 (6-3, 1B, P-6, 6-3, SB)
5a. Alberto Mineo, 1B: 0-3 (K, K, 3-U) 
5b. Blake Headley, 1B: 0-1 (K)
6. Daniel Spingola, DH #1: 1-4 (K, 4-3, 1B, 5-3, R)
7. Ian Rice, DH-C: 1-3 (K, F-8, 2B, RBI)
8. Andrew Ely, 3B: 1-3 (F-7, 1B, L-8 DP, R)
9. Tyler Alamo, C-DH: 1-3 (F-8, 2B, K, RBI)
10. Sutton Whiting, 2B: 2-2 (1B, HBP, 1B, SB, PO) 

MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS
1. Trevor Clifton: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 2/6 GO/AO, 63 pitches (38 strikes) 
2. Tommy Thorpe: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 30 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Zach Hedges: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 28 pitches (19 strikes) 
4. Michael Wagner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 6 pitches (5 strikes) 

MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 1 
P Tommy Thorpe: E-1 (errant throw on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

MYRTLE BEACH CATCHERS DEFENSE
Tyler Alamo: 0-1 CS 


FIELD #2

SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1.  Robert Garcia, CF: 0-3 (E-5, HBP, 4-3, L-6, R, SB)
2a. P. J. Higgins, C: 0-2 (BB, FC+E5, P-4, R, RBI, CS)
2b. Erick Castillo, C: 0-1 (3-U)
3. Eddy Julio Martinez, DH #1: 1-3 (L-6, 3B, BB, L-8, R, 2 RBI)
4a. Chris Pieters, 1B: 1-3 (K, 1B, 3-1, R)
4b. Jordan Hankins, 1B: 0-1 (E-4)
5. Kevonte Mitchell, LF: 0-4 (L-8, K, 6-3, L-3)
6. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 0-2 (F-9, F-9 SF, 6-3, RBI)
7. Tyler Payne, DH #2: 1-3 (2B, P-3, K) 
8. Vimael Machin, 3B: 0-3 (4-3, E-5, F-7)
9. Ho-Young Son, 2B: 1-3 (HR, 4-6-3 DP, 5-3, R, RBI)
10. Roberto Caro, CF: 1-3 (E-4, 1B, F-7, R, SB)

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS
1. Adbert Alzolay: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 4/6 GO/AO, 59 pitches (36 strikes) 
2. Scott Frazier: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes) 
3. Alexander Santana: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (17 strikes) 
4. Jared Cheek: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 28 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. John Williamson: 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 6 pitches (4 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: NONE

ATTENDANCE: 29 

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

Comments

John Arguello (Cubs Den) has some great pics and notes from Monday's games (Myrtle Beach & South Bend versus the Angels Hi-A and Lo-A affiliates) at Riverview: 

link 

AZ Phil, I see that Carl Edwards is now listed on the Tenn. depth chart. Has he been moved down? Thanks.

cubs giving a lot of regulars a day off... russell, schwarb(LF), soler(RF) the only guys of importance in the lineup. kawasaki playing 2nd today...he may make the team as the 25th man.

I just noticed issues with the site today. If anyone ever has issues or sees problems, please use the contact form and email me. Sometimes I'm not here for days and even then, I'm usually accessing an internal page most of the time.

alcohol and prison aficionado matt "i'm matt fucking bush" bush is about to come into the game for the rangers. he's scheduled to pitch 2 innings.

I realize it's spring training but the lack of offense from Cubs starters besides Rizzo and Montero is concerning. Almost all the offense so far has come from guys we've sent down or will send down. We really can't afford to start the season in a hole. Maybe the starters just don't care right now but I'm pretty sure hitting isn't something you can just switch on. Also maybe Soler is unhappy but he's been making a lot of mistakes on offense and defense both.

Recent comments

  • Charlie (view)

    And if Morel can stick at 3rd, they have room at DH for Busch/Mervis/Shaw/Canario.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Yeah, messed up on Chase there.

    I also should've mentioned that Smyly could be dealt.

  • crunch (view)

    next step...will there be a trade before officially signing or is keegan thompson's slot doomed?

    the bellinger signing works nicely for the team's needs right now.

    if busch/mervis can lock down 1st, belli can stay in CF...if PCA emerges for CF, belli can shift to 1st.

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger is neat and all...and a world series win would be nice...but i would be really excited to finally get that brian roberts contract done.

  • WebAdmin (view)

    Well, you got the first thing right. Hoping prediction two comes true as well 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Draft-Excluded players (Arias, Hodge, Horn, Little, and Vazquez) cannot be sent to the minors (optioned or outrighted) until March 8th.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Small correction, Strumpf isn’t on 40 man.

    I think one of the RHRP goes. Almonte, Keegan, Kilian seem most likely to me.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Jed wins. "Smart money" move.

    Cubs 2023 back together. Imanaga for Stro. Busch for Candelario.

    40man roster move needed.

    Mervis seems likely to go. 

    Mervis, Strumpf, Vazquez, Kilian, Mastro, Almonte, Hodge could all be trade candidates off the 40man. Not saying they'd go all in one deal. Just a list.

    Wicks and Triantos still most likely "prospects" to be dealt.

    Jed can still improve the roster before the season starts.

    If they aren't going young, I'd like them to go for a lot of wins.

  • Cubster (view)

    MLBTR finally weighs in.

    Ultimately, Chicago was rewarded for its patience, as the club will retain Bellinger’s services for at least the 2024 campaign on a relatively low-cost deal similar to the three-year, $105MM deal fellow Boras Corporation client Carlos Correa signed with the Twins two offseasons ago.

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/02/cubs-to-re-sign-cody-bellinger.h…

  • Cubster (view)

    BR Article on Boras at the start of the offseason. MLBTR projections looking a "bit" off so far.

    Also, MLBTR still doesn't have anything up on this as of 6:20 cst.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10110295-scott-boras-is-the-biggest…

     

    This is Cody Bellinger, Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, Matt Chapman and J.D. Martinez, for the record. And for reference, these are the contracts that MLBTR projected at the outset:

    • Cody Bellinger: 12 years, $264 million
    • Blake Snell: 7 years, $200 million
    • Jordan Montgomery: 6 years, $150 million
    • Matt Chapman: 6 years, $150 million
    • J.D. Martinez: 2 years, $40 million