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40-Man Roster Info

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

Last updated 10-2-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Brad Boxberger
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Tyler Duffey 
Jeremiah Estrada
Shane Greene
Kyle Hendricks
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

# Jeimer Candelario
Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom
* Jared Young

Kevin Alcantara
* Cody Bellinger
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

60-DAY IL: 6
Nick Burdi, P
Michael Fulmer, P 
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Nick Madrigal, INF
Ethan Roberts, P


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Triantos Ready to Rock & Roll at Sloan Park

James Triantos lined a double off the LF fence, stole 3rd base, and scored on a balk in the bottom of the 1st inning, Christian Olivo drilled a double into the LF corner leading off the bottom of the 3rd and scored on a Brayan Altuve line-drive RBI single, and Jefferson Rojas clobbered a two-run HR that landed at the top of the berm in LF in the bottom of the 7th, leading the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Diamondbacks Black squad in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning at Sloan Park In Mesa, AZ.    

Modeifi Marte smacked a solo HR to account for the D'backs lone run. 

James Triantos made his first game appearance since tearing a meniscus in his knee during Minor League Camp in March.

Prior to the game, RHPs Wilbur Rodriguez Wilme Mora, Yenrri Rojas, and Luis A. Reyes (not to be confused with Luis R. Reyes!) threw bullpens on the 12 pack, and RHP Jordan Holloway (on AAA Iowa 60-day IL) threw "live" BP on Field #6. (W. Mora, Y. Rojas, and L. A. Reyes just arrived at Extended Spring Training from the Cubs Dominican Academy). 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

1a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 2-3 (F-8, 1B, 2B, SB, CS) 
1b. Frank Hernandez, LF: 1-2 (1B, 5-3, R) 
2a. Ed Howard, SS: 0-1 (4-3, BB, HBP)
2b. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 1-1 (HR, BB, R, RBI, CS)
3a. James Triantos, 2B: 1-3 (2B, 5-3, K, R, SB)
3b. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 0-1 (F-7, BB) 
4a. Adan Sanchez, DH: 0-3 (F-8, 1-3, K) 
4b. Yeison Santana, PH-DH: 1-1 (1B, BB, PO) 
5. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-5 (1-3, 4-3, F-8, K, F-9 DP)
6a. Jairo Diaz, C: 1-3 (6-3, 1B, 6-3)
6b. Wally Soto, C: 1-1 (1B) 
7. Raino Coran, RF: 1-2 (P-6, BB, 2B, HBP)
8a. Christian Olivo, CF: 1-2 (2B, F-7, R)
8b. Ismael Mena, PH-CF: 0-2 (1-3, 3-U) 
9a. Brayan Altuve, LF: 2-2 (1B, 1B, RBI, CS)
9b. Geuri Lubo, PH-3B: 0-2 (F-8, K) 

1. Manuel Espinoza: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 3/2 GO/AO, 43 pitches (31 strikes) 
2. Luis Rujano: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 3/4 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes) 
3. Scarlyn Lebron: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 PO, 1/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (14 strikes) 
4. Tomy Sanchez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 9 pitches (6 strikes)


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

WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures on the 90's 



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


AZ Phil,

What do you believe is the timeline for Herz to return to TN (I'm assuming TN since that's where he was last yr)?
Brown was promoted, Powell is now holding that last rotation spot. Herz probably takes that spot when ready, correct?

Luke Little gets the move to the bullpen. You think he moves pretty quickly now if he performs well? He's SP stats were impressive. You'd hope those would translate quickly and earn a promotion to TN.

Just read where Elias is signing with a team in Korea. 

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In reply to by Childersb3

Childersb3: DJ Herz is starting the EXST Cubs game today, so his return to Tennessee won't be until next week (at the earliest). 

Zac Leigh and maybe Burl Carraway are more likely to get moved up to Tennessee sooner (maybe even today, because I didn't see either of them yesterday). Carraway's FB velo was topping out at 97 last week, although his command is still spotty.  

Ferris to Myrtle Beach. Skips rookie ball completely!
McGeary to TN. I'm assuming Felix Stevens will get the 1B spot now in SB. Maybe A. Suriel gets the nod in MB !

Once Herz, Triantos ,Howard, and Gray are ready to go to TN, SB, and MB, respectively, the system will be almost 100% full strength.

Heuer is making his way back as well.

Obviously, Canario will still be working back.

Recent comments

  • Arizona Phil 10/03/2023 - 10:18 pm (view)

    It used to be that teams did not want to trade within their own division for PR reasons, but I don't see that with Ben Cherington in Pittsburgh or with Hoyer / Hawkins in Chicago, so the Cubs might target Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes and closer David Bednar.

    Hayes is a Gold Glove defender, a decent enough hitter (105 OPS+ in 2023), and he's under control at a VERY reasonable price ($8.75M AAV) through 2029 (with a club option for 2030). 

    Bednar is first-time salary arbitration-eligible post-2023 and under control through 2026. 

    One thing about the Cubs is that they can afford to overpay (which is what they would have to do to get both Hayes and Bednar) with a package consisting of a decent young MLB position player to replace Hayes in the lineup (like Christopher Morel, who could play LF in Pittsburgh) and prospects like outfielders Alexander Canario, Owen Caissie, or Kevin Alcantara (Pirates pick one, leaving the other two for the Cubs), a power-hitting 1B-DH like Matt Mervis or Haydn McGeary (Pirates pick one, leaving the other one for the Cubs), SS Luis Vazquez (who is MLB-ready but will never play SS in Chicago), 3B B. J. Murray (who could replace Hayes at the hot corner in Pittsburgh by 2025 if not sometime in 2024, and he obviously would be blocked in Chicago if the Cubs get Hayes), and an MLB-ready SP like Hayden Wesneski. 

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:02 pm (view)

    boog and glanville calling the PHI@MIL game on ESPN2.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:59 pm (view)

    bellinger is my #1 want, but i fear he's the #1 want of many teams and will get crazy money + years, with the years being the big sting.  they need to replace bellinger's production if they don't get him no matter what position(s) played.

  • George Altman 10/03/2023 - 10:40 pm (view)

    I hope their top priorities are Bellinger, 2 RPs better than Fulmer/Boxberger (ideally 1 LH), and a 3B (Chapman my 1st Choice). That will put them right up to $237-257M AAV limit, but I don't see a playoff berth doing anything less.

    If they really want Alonso, Morel would be a good opening piece of that offer. 

    Unfortunately, Stroman will opt in ($23.7M) and Smyly ($11.5M) will be back. Steele, Taillon, Assad, Wicks will be rotation pieces. Would love a SP2 FA but don't see how they keep an effective offense and improve their bullpen while adding that.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    i cannot imagine getting a legit 3rd, whether signing or via trade, isn't the highest priority for the team.  it's almost obvious they don't see morel there.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:19 pm (view)

    I’m just hoping they have an actual 3B next year so we don’t need to worry about the M boys, Bote, and P Whiffy eating all the 3B at bats next year.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:13 pm (view)

    Willson was a OF/3B when we signed him too.

    On a less successful but still got to the show note, PJ Higgins was another college IF converted to C

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    truth...and personally, i'd give him ABs (especially at 3rd) over the 2 singles-hitting-ceiling guys that got the shot.  i'm sure he can cover the ob% and defense while surpassing the power of anything masterboney and madrigal brought to the team.

    i don't view bote as a solution at 3rd, but i find it hard to believe he couldn't outperform either of the main options they had there for a huge chunk of this season.

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 10/03/2023 - 10:47 pm (view)

    Color me impressed by this assignment for Trice right out of the draft as a convert. Seems worth following after the success of Caratini

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:33 pm (view)

    Bote always has great spring trainings.