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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus six players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, seven players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 5-18-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 6
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Brennen Davis, OF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Luis Vazquez, INF

10-DAY IL: 1
Dansby Swanson, INF

15-DAY IL: 7
Yency Almonte, P 
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P 
Daniel Palencia, P
* Drew Smyly, P
Keegan Thompson, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P

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

 





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Trey Heureux at Fitch Park

Trey Martin ripped two doubles and a home run, drove-in two runs, and scored three, and James Pugliese threw four innings of shutout ball with five strikeouts, leading the Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Reds in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.

Over his last four EXST appearances, Pugliese has thrown 14.2 consecutive scoreless innings, allowing ten hits and four walks, with 15 strikeouts.

1B Rock Shoulders gave-up switch-hitting this week and is now hitting only left-handed. He never could find a power-stroke from the right side, and as long as he can at least hold his own when facing LHP, it is probably better that he hit only LH. (He struck out against the two left-handers he faced today, however).

With Shoulders having given up switch-hitting, 3B Jeimer Candelario and SS Marco Hernandez are now the only switch-hitters among Cubs position players presently at Extended Spring Training. (2B Brian Inoa gave-up switch-hitting at Minor League Camp).

Here is the box score from today’s game (Cubs players only):

CUBS LINEUP:
1. Carlos Penalver, SS: 0-4 (P-5, K, 5-3, BB, P-6, SB)
2. Marco Hernandez, DH #1: 1-3 (3B, 4-U FC, BB, P-4)
3. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 0-3 (K, BB, 6-4 FC, K)
4. Rock Shoulders, 1B: 1-4 (K, K, F-7, 1B)
5. Dan Vogelbach, DH #2: 1-3 (6-3, 2B, BB, K, RBI, PO)
6. Xavier Batista, LF-DH: 0-3 (F-7, 6-5 FC, BB, F-8, 2 R)
7. Trey Martin, CF: 3-4 (6-3, 2B, 2B, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI)
8a. SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TWO TIMES THRU BATTING ORDER
8b. Wilson Contreras, C: 1-1 (1B, HBP, R, 2 RBI)
9a. Justin Marra, C-DH: 1-3 (1-3, 1B, 5-3, RBI, SB)
9b. Brian Inoa, PH: 0-1 (K)
10. Danny Lockhart, 2B: 1-3 (1B, 4-3, P-5, BB)
11. Eduardo Gonzalez, RF: 1-3 (BB, L-8, 1-3, 1B, RBI)
12a. SLOT WAS SKIPPED FIRST TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
12b. Dong-Yub Kim, LF: 1-2 (1B, HBP, K, R)

CUBS PITCHERS:
1. James Pugliese: 4.0 IP, 3 H. 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 54 pitches (37 strikes), 3/3 GO/FO
2. Ramon Garcia: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/FO
3. Ryan Hartman: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 1 K, 34 pitches (17 strikes), 0/2 GO/FO
4. Bryce Shafer: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 31 pitches (18 strikes), 0/2 GO/FO

CUBS ERRORS: NONE

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Justin Marra: 0-1 CS
2. Wilson Contreras: 0-2 CS

CUBS OUTFIELD ASSISTS:
RF Eduardo Gonzalez threw out baserunner 9-5 trying to advance from 1st to 3rd on a single to RF

ATTENDANCE: 16

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90’s

Comments

It wasn’t a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game so the stats don’t count, but the EXST Cubs did play an eight-inning intra-squad game Tuesday morning (6/5). RHP Zach Cates (acquired from SD in the Cashner/Rizzo trade) saw his first game action since being sent to Fitch Park from Daytona last month, and tossed 2.1 IP of no hit shutout ball. On the offensive side, Dong-Yub Kim ripped a two-run triple and a single, Shawon Dunston Jr tripled, singled, drove-in a run, and scored another, Neftali Rosario doubled twice and knocked-in a run, Justin Marra slammed a solo home run, and Danny Lockhart belted a two-run inside-the-park HR. 3B Dustin Geiger (left hand surgery rehab) took ground balls on Field #4 at 8:00 but did not play in the intrasquad game. Also, 2B Gioskar Amaya is out of action with a minor injury and did not play in the game. Fitch Park player-coach David Macias was the bullpen catcher. Here is the box score from the intra-squad game: INTRA-SQUAD GAME – TUESDAY 6/5: SQUAD “A” LINEUP: 1. Shawon Dunston Jr, CF: 2-5 (4-3, K, 3B, K, 1B, F-7, R, RBI) 2. Danny Lockhart, 2B: 1-4 (3-U, HR, 6-3, BB, K, R, 2 RBI) 3. Carlos Penalver, SS: 0-4 (F-8, 6-3, 5-3, 1-4 SH, 6-3) 4. Dan Vogelbach, 1B: 1-4 (F-8, BB, 2B, FC, K, R, RBI, SB) 5. Neftali Rosario, C: 2-4 (K, 2B, 2B, 5-3, RBI) 6. Jair Bogaerts, 3B: 2-4 (1B, K, 5-3, 1B, PO) 7. Garrett Schlecht, RF: 0-2 (BB, BB, 3-U, 3-U, 2 R) 8. Trevor Gretzky, LF: 0-4 (F-7, 1-3, 4-3, K) 9. NO DH SQUAD “B” LINEUP: 1. Justin Marra, DH #1: 1-4 (K, K, HR, K, R, RBI) 2. Marco Hernandez, SS: 1-4 (K, 3B, F-7, P-6, R, RBI) 3. Eduardo Gonzalez, CF: 1-4 (4-3, 1B, 4-3, 3-U, RBI, SB) 4. Trey Martin, DH #2: 0-3 (L-7, K, F-8, BB, R, 2 SB) 5. Xavier Batista, RF: 1-4 (K, F-9, 1B, P-6, R) 6. Rock Shoulders, 1B: 0-1 (BB, K, BB, R) 7. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 0-2 (P-6, 4-3, BB, R) 8. Wilson Contreras, C: 1-3 (5-3, K, 2B, R, 2 RBI) 9. Dong-Yub Kim, LF: 2-3 (1B, P-6, 3B, 2 RBI, PO) 10. Brian Inoa, 2B: 1-3 (3B, 4-3, 1-3, R) SQUAD “A” PITCHERS: 1. Zach Cates: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 29 pitches (17 strikes), 2/2 GO/FO 2. Amaury Paulino: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 PO, 47 pitches (32 strikes), 2/2 GO/FO 3. Ethan Elias: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 BALK, 40 pitches (24 strikes), 1/2 GO/FO 4. Rafael Diplan: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 20 pitches (11 strikes), 2/2 GO/FO SQUAD “B” PITCHERS: 1. Jose Arias: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 73 pitches (48 strikes), 6/3 GO/FO 2. Carlos Martinez: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 47 pitches (28 strikes), 6/1 GO/FO 3. Pete Levitt: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 13 pitches (7 strikes), 1/0 GO/FO SQUAD “A” ERRORS: 1 C Neftali Rosario – E-2 (overthrow on SB attempt at 3rd base allowed runner to score unearned run) SQUAD “B” ERRORS: NONE SQUAD “A” CATCHERS DEFENSE: Neftali Rosario: 0-3 CS, 1 PB, 1 E (see above) SQUAD “B” CATCHERS DEFENSE: Wilson Contreras: 0-1 CS, 1 PO, 1 PB

Carrie Muskat‏@CarrieMuskat New free agent Jorge Soler had workout today, and several teams attended, including ‪#Cubs

wow, soriano can barely run. he looks like barry bonds in his last season(s) running the bases...minus the 100lbs of pure muscle bulk.

In his last 5 games, he is 10 for 19 with a double, triple, two homers, 6 rbi, 1 walk and a stolen base. He struck out alot when he first got there, but only 3 times during this streak (and only once in the last 4 games).

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In reply to by Cubster

If it is possible a player can be messed up, historically the Cubs will find a way to make it happen. Realistically if he continues his hot hitting, hits well over the winter, etc., he could start in AA, though I'd hope he would go to Daytona. I think it is more likely he cools down, pitchers adjust to him again, and he starts next year in Peoria.

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In reply to by springs

Besides Rizzo, whom we know/assume/ was rushed to the bigs, are there any examples of TheoCorp draftees that seem to have been moved along "just right," to the best of our knowledge? Other than that cringe movie "Town" and the Green Monster I know nothing of Beantown or the Red Sox. Oh, and I do know that Bobby Valentine used to be able to manage---not so sure about that anymore. Another Q for those of you that have opinions on most everything. What was Terry Francona's problem? How in the heck would Theo let that situation get out of hand? He does seem to tinker a bit with the Cubs dugout, what with his recent approval of Dale's handling of Castro's mental lapses and Soriano's cripple play. Thanks for any and all help in my wonderings...

Finally some word on why Matt Szczur hasn't been playing. He has a strained knee and was placed on the DL.

I haven't had time to comment on Blake Parker going on the 60 day DL. His pitching elbow diagnosis of "stress reaction" is the term they are using now for elbow symptoms that show up with some signal changes on an MRI but are not as linear a pattern to the signal as one would see on a "stress fracture". The treatment is the same although the timetable to recovery is longer for a stress fracture. For a stress reaction, it's complete rest for a month then exercises before gradual resumption of throwing activities. This is similar to a write-up I did last May (Beware the 6 inch screw) when Matt Garza had some elbow symptoms and missed a few starts. Obviously Garza's problem was much less significant. http://www.thecubreporter.com/2011/05/24/beware-five-inch-screw https://twitter.com/CarrieMuskat/status/210455093370306562

John Gaub designated for assignment by the Rangers. Andrew Cashner to start Saturday for the Padres v. Brewers.

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In reply to by QuietMan

cashner to start sounds sane...but now? maybe he's capable of 3ip right now...maybe. article on the twitter feed quote... "San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes said that Cashner will be optioned to the Minor Leagues after Saturday's start to build his endurance and pitch count before he returns to the big leagues -- this time as a starter and not in the eighth-inning specialist role he had been pitching in."

Wanted to give props to our AZ PHIL not only for his incredible coverage out in the desert, but this post's FRENCH headline pun, Trey Huereux (Tres Huereux, or "very happy") which is the first I can recall here at The TCR! Lol! Nice job PHIL. Larry French, former Cub, would have liked it. As would Claude "Frenchy" Raymond, aka Jean-Claude Marc Raymond. Bon Travail!

Baseball America draft chat: Mike (Chelmsford): What are the chances that Rhett Wiseman is able to get a deal done with the Cubs? Jim Callis: Unlikely. He fell to the 25th round because of signability. That said, the Cubs can probably take some deep discounts in rounds 4-10, so it's possible they could throw all of that money at Wiseman. Dan (Chicago): Would you rank Almora ahead of Javier Baez on a list of Cubs top prospects? Jim Callis: It's close ... would have to see how this season plays out. Baez has more offensive ceiling, Almora a good ceiling and higher floor. Benny (Cubs Central): Looking forward to seeing Theo lock up Almora, Underwood and Johnson. Can he get all three done, in your opinion? Jim Callis: Yes. Combined pick value for those three is $5.3 million, which should be close enough to get it done. http://www.baseballamerica.com/chat/?1339080509

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In reply to by John Beasley

the way the system was "supposed" to work was guys like m.appell were supposed to go in the top 1-3 picks...what seems to be happening is teams realizing how much less money they have to work with signing their own top picks vs. filling up most of their round 1-10 slot money on 1 guy. the money is somewhat reasonable...but the year after a highschool kid picked 5th got more than the #1 overall slot's value...the agents/players got a pretty severe shock to their money system. it was probably done all too quickly. if a guy who was "bargain picked" #1 overall is still worth $5m...what's that make a "real" pick worth? what happens when the next b.harper shows up in the draft and he's not picked #1-3 overall? do you wait it out til someone flinches or he becomes a college senior and loses his leverage? the suck thing...especially for the highschool kids drafted by anyone...is this draft may play out to be such a disaster that they make an emergency "fix" for it for 2013...which wouldn't do much at all for this season's signings because they could wait it out for a season in indie ball or a community college. it's nice some picks are already signing, but there's a lot of "going back to school" talk that's hard to tell posturing from seriousness.

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In reply to by crunch

I agree that maybe it's just too fast...BUT, in my most humble opinion, no highschooler deserves $5M. So, again, in my most humble opinion, the agents and kids with monster egos can go fuck themselves feel free to pursue other avenues of employment. Eventually, the ship will right itself and these kids will all have to earn their stripes in pro-ball before the "big" payday. Ideally, the smaller market teams will continue to be able to sign the top picks (yeah, I know Appel dropped), but hopefully they kids and agents will come to realize that the money isn't changing much if they hold out. The above should be prefaced with the admission that I really don't know nothing about nothing, especially when that nothing involves economics, baseball, fruit, zebras, agents, ships or high school kids. I do know a little about monsters and egos, though.

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In reply to by crunch

Most of the back to school talk, unless the name is Thornton Mellon, has to be posturing. Unless a guy jumps up to one of the first couple overall picks, the upside is incredibly outweighed by the downside. Not to mention the money given up by wasting that year (or 3 if a HS kid goes to college) and not getting to free agency more quickly. So in that sense, if the intent to keep costs down (and the union and owners have different reasons for wanting that), the changes are going to effectuate the intent. The draftees and agents can cry all they want about it. But rationally thinking, why should a drafted guy get so much money when he hasn't proven a damn thing? The current MLB players don't want it because they think that money should go to them. The owners don't want it because they'd just rather not spend it.

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In reply to by tem99

I would think a lot of it has to have something to do with if the kid has any real brains or not. If a kid like Almora has a brain, he can do well in college and maybe survive the loss of his big payday if he gets severely injured playing for whatever school he claims he is planning on going to. He'll survive, but still really rue the day he didn't grab that big bucket of money that would have set him up for life. In other words, if he's got a brain, at all, he'll take the money. He can go to college and pay for it easily if his career goes to hell. But if goes to college, and gets hurt, or somehow just loses it or can't excel for some reason, pffffft, he's in student loan land borrowing thousands of dollars instead of racing around in a fancy car with a babe on his lap.

Does the money caps include scholarship money? If a man thinks lambskin is important (such as Cardenas), clubs should include a plan maybe worked out with considerations for family as well. Good will all around...

Anybody else notice that the walk rates for Ha, Szczur, and Lake are all up this year? Vitters needs to get on that train, but it makes me wonder whether that might not be partly the influence of organizational philosophy. It could just be coincidence, though.

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In reply to by Ryno

True. Castro's walk rate is way down this year. I'm not really psyched about what Castro has done in the first few months. More of what we all new he could already do. Seems like we ought to be farther into the season than we are. Wow. Four more months of this and then a whole off-season of waiting for them to field a better team.

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In reply to by Charlie

I thought the same thing just looking at the box scores and stats, it seems like other than Rizzo at Iowa they all were starting out slow, and I think they were making big adjustments. Not just the obvious guys but everyone down through the system. If you will recall there were some pretty high numbers last year but average OBP's. I don't get to see the minor leaguers because I'm in the Chicago area but there must be some of you guys out there who go to the minor league games who have a better feeling for it than I do.

per Muskat...Ty'Relle Harris to Iowa, Frankie De La Cruz on DL with quad strain (Harris was obtained in DLee trade to Bravos)

Buster Olney ‏@Buster_ESPN Sources: Next round of bids for Jorge Soler are due this weekend, and right now, the most aggressive teams are Cubs, Yankees, ATL, and LAD.

tonight lineup vs PJ Walters (RHP) Johnson7/Castro6/DeJesus9/Soriano,DH/LaHero3/Mather8/Clevenger2/Barney4/Stewart5...and TWood

2ip 1h 0r 1bb 4k for m.prior (BOS, AAA) if he keeps this up BOS could have a m.prior/r.hill bullpen. lulz/sigh. 3g 4.2ip 3h 0r 2bb 10k (fastball 90-92mph when he left extended spring camp at the end of may)

Baseball Prospectus posting from yesterday sums up the Cubs 2012 season succinctly: Daily Hit List Friday, June 8 by Matthew Kory And the Cubs' playoff odds are at 0.

Ugh. Enough of Johnson, Baker, and Mather in the lineup all at once. Sit one of them so that LaHair can start. I don't care that a lefty is on the mound. Probably keep playing Baker, at 3B against LHP, so that maybe he can have a little success against lefties and become tradeable. Johnson is probably the guy to sit. And it's time to dump 1 or 2 of them pretty soon.

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  • crunch (view)

    unreal.  be crazy to see where this goes in a month or 2....unless it gets too crazy to ignore at the mlb level.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    And another solo shot in the third. He’s not hitting cheapies either. Definitely capturing my attention at this point.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    He is on a serious heater right now 

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Brennan Davis two out first inning grand salami for Iowa.

  • crunch (view)

    woo!!!!

    walkoff win!  morel has been involved in at least 4 walk-off wins this year by my count.

    his bWAR is tied for next to last on the team (-0.1)...just saying.

  • crunch (view)

    ha.  the mccutchen AB where he almost homered in the 6th (foul) got me thinking about the mccutchen/furries thing.

    it's a coincidence, but mccutchen does VERY well at the plate when pittsburgh's annual furry convention (Anthrocon) is in town and there's a home game.  all 4 days of the convention will be home games for PIT.

    be on the lookout for mccutchen's twitter account to simply post "Furries" during the week of the convention.

    he's aware of the coincidence and plays into it.

    baseball is weird.  social media is weird.  furries are also weird, but whatever...ya'll do ya'll.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/pirates-andrew-mccutchen-summons-the-power-of-…

  • crunch (view)

    i love that wrigley is packed, but you can tell a lot of these fans are new(ish) to in-person baseball.

    pop outs that don't even reach the warning track are getting huge fan pops as possible homers.

    that said, it's good there's so much fresh eyes on the field product.  the game needs a constant influx of newer fans.

    i noticed a lot of 20-somethings really getting into baseball during the covid era.  they also really got into baseball cards, but that's another side show in itself.  the baseball card boom died down a bit, but the interest in baseball overall seems to have stuck around.

  • crunch (view)

    "The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports the Mets offered first baseman Pete Alonso a seven-year, $158 million contract extension last summer."

    22.5m a year.  on one hand, no way his agent would sign that.  on the other hand, the mets obviously see some warning signs long-term...most likey his lack of body conditioning.  he's got a very pre-roids era slugger build.

  • crunch (view)

    "we gave a manager 8m dollars a year." - jed

    "lol, patrick wisdom gonna lead off." - counsell

  • crunch (view)

    imanaga walking the leadoff man on 5 pitches.  really rare for a dude that hates to walk anyone in any situation.