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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
 
* bats or throws left
# bats both

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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Victorino Helps Cubs Blank A's at Fitch Park

Shane Victorino (two-run single), Trey Martin (RBI double), and Chris Pieters (RBI single) stroked run-scoring hits to highlight a five-run 2nd and four pitchers combined to toss a four-hit shutout, as the Cubs scored eight runs over the first four innings and blanked the Athletics 8-0 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action this morning on Field #4 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. 

Shane Victirino (calf strain rehab) served as a DH and singled twice, walked, stole a base, scored two runs, and drove-in two more.  

Ex-KC RHRP Aaron Crow (April 2015 TJS) threw a perfect 1-2-3 twelve-pitch inning to get things started, RHP Jeremy Null followed with four innings of shutout ball, and then RHP Pedro Silverio tossed three innings of perfect baseball, as Cubs pitchers completely throttled the A's hitters.  

The Cubs stole five more bases today, making it 17 SB in their last four games (only one CS). 

In a display of good sportsmanship, A's first-baseman Miguel Mercedes let Cubs first baseman Gustavo Polanco use his glove when playing defense the last three innings of the game, with the two first-basemen laying the glove on top of the 1st base bag at the end of each half-inning for the other to pick-up when he arrived at his defensive position. (We used to do that in my old neighborhood, too). Although Polanco is primarliy a catcher, he also plays 1B, but he forgot to bring his first-baseman's glove to the game, and Chris Pieters (the only other Cubs player at the game with a first-baseman's mitt) is left-handed. 

Here is the abridged box score from today's game (Cubs players only), followed by the updated Cubs Extended Spring Training roster: 

CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Shane Victorino, DH #1: 2-3 (BB, 1B, 1B, F-9, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB)
1b. Eric Gonzalez, PH: 0-1 (K)
2. D. J. Wilson, RF: 0-3 (F-7 SF, K, 5-4 FC, K, 2 RBI, SB)
3. Trey Martin, CF-DH: 2-4 (2B, 2B, F-9, K, R, RBI) 
4a. Chris Pieters, 1B: 2-2 (BB, 1B, 1B, RBI, SB)
4b. Gustavo Polanco, 1B: 0-1 (K)
5a. Kevonte Mitchell, LF: 0-1 (BB, F-9 SF, 5-4 FC, R, RBI)
5b. Ricardo Marcano, LF: 0-1 (1-3) 
6a. Kwang-Min Kwon, DH #2: 0-2 (K, HBP, 4-1, PO)
6b. Roberto Caro, CF: 0-1 (K)
7. Yeiler Peguero, SS: 1-2 (6-4 FC, BB, 1B, BB, RBI, SB)
8a. Tyler Payne, C: 1-3 (E-6, 1B, K, 2 R)
8b. Jhonny Bethencourt, 2B: 0-1 (F-8 DP)
9a. Andruw Monasterio, 2B: 0-2 (BB, E-5, F-8, 2 R, SB)
9b. Marcus Mastrobuoni, C: 1-1 (1B)
10. Edgar Rondon, 3B: 1-3 (BB, L-6, 1B, L-3 DP, R)

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Aaron Crow: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes) 
2. Jeremy Null: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP, 4/4 GO/AO, 59 pitches (38 strikes) 
3. Pedro Silverio; 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/4 GO/AO, 38 pitches (25 strikes) 
4. Junior Marte: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 16 pitches (9 strikes) 

CUBS ERRORS: 1 
SS Yeiler Peguero: E-6 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Marcus Mastrobuoni: 2 PB 

ATTENDANCE: 8

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

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CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (updated 4-19-2016):

82 players ACTIVE (includes ACTIVE REHAB)
15 players LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB or INACTIVE

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 41+11
Jose Albertos
* Jeffry Antigua
Luis Aquino 
Pedro Araujo
Javier Assad 
Frank Batista (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - knee surgery)
Dallas Beeler (ACTIVE REHAB - right shoulder inflammation)
Jordan Brink (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - post-2015 right shoulder surgery)
Cole Brocker
Aaron Brooks (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - hip contusion)
Jake Buchanan
Jesus Camargo
Jesus Castillo 
Dylan Cease
Jared Cheek
Aaron Crow (ACTIVE REHAB - April 2015 TJS)
Oscar de la Cruz (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - elbow)
Enrique de los Rios
Andin Diaz (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - ???)
Wander Feliz (ex-OF)
P. J. Francescon (RESTRICTED LIST - ACTIVE)
Francisco Garay (ex-INF)
Hector Garcia
* Yapson Gomez
Tanner Griggs (RESTRICTED LIST - ACTIVE)
Luis Hernandez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - ???)
* Bryan Hudson
John Michael Knighton 
* Jack Leathersich (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - July 2015 TJS)
Jose Leidenz
Daniel Lewis 
Gabriel Lima (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - ???)
Mark Malave 
Junior Marte
Kyle Miller
M. T. Minacci 
Erling Moreno
Tommy Nance
Jeremy Null
* Pablo Ochoa 
* Eugenio Palma 
* Manny Parra (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - April 2016 TJS) 
* Jose Paulino
* Tyler Peitzmeier
Andry Rondon
* Manny Rondon
Zac Rosscup (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - left shoulder inflammation) 
Alexander Santana
Pedro Silverio
Duane Underwood Jr (ACTIVE REHAB - elbow)
Michael Wagner
Jose Zapata (INACTIVE - player coach)

CATCHERS
: 9+1
Miguel Amaya 
Eric Gonzalez
Marcus Mastrobuoni 
* Alberto Mineo
Tyler Payne
Tyler Pearson 
Jhonny Pereda
Gustavo Polanco
Will Remillard (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - April 2016 TJS #2)
Kevin Zamudio

INFIELDERS: 16+3
* Aramis Ademan
Jhonny Bethencourt
* Kelly Dugan
Wladimir Galindo
Jesse Hodges
* Vimael Machin
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE;- attending college at Boise State)
Rafael Mejia
Andruw Monasterio
* Christopher Morel (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - right arm laceration)
Rafael Narea
Jose Paniagua
Isaac Paredes
# Yeiler Peguero
# Yonathan Perlaza
* Chris Pieters
# Edgar Rondon (formerly batted only LH, now bats both)
Ho-Young Son
Christian Villanueva (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB - fractured fibula)

OUTFIELDERS: 16
* Luis Ayala
Alex Bautista
# Roberto Caro 
Michael Foster
# Robert Garcia
Jose Gonzalez
* Kwang-Min Kwon
* Ricardo Marcano
Trey Martin (ACTIVE REHAB)
Yohan Matos (ex-C)
Kevonte Mitchell 
* Ruben Reyes 
* Abraham Rodriguez
* Jonathan Sierra
# Shane Victorino (ACTIVE REHAB)
* D. J. Wilson

MANAGER :
Carmelo Martinez

COACHES:
Jesus Feliciano (Assistant Manager)
Jeremy Farrell (Assistant Hitting Coach)
Armando Gabino (Assistant Pitching Coach)
Brian Lawrence (Pitching Coach)
Jonathan Mota (Assistant Coach - Infield Instructor)
Lance Ryme (Rehab Assistant Coach - Catching Instructor)
Ron Villone (Rehab Pitching Coach)
Ty Wright (Hitting Coach - Outfield Instructor)
Jose Zapata (Assistant Rehab Pitching Coach)

ATHLETIC TRAINERS:
Chuck Baughman (Assistant Athletic Training Coordinator - Mesa Rehab)
Logan Severson
Adrian Pettaway

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES
Dallas Lopez
Ryan Nordvedt

Comments

Schwarber's had his knee surgery. In Dallas. I've been somewhat silent on this because I don't have much experience with this combo of injuries. ACL's are very common and reconstruction techniques are much less invasive these days with much of the work done with a scope -- but remember, a torn ACL (only) isn't a comp to what KS had. Also I'm waiting to hear if he had any meniscal damage that needed repair. ACL/LCL combination is not very common in baseball (I have not found one true comp but I suspect there is some out there in the last 25 years). It's probably more common in football as it's usually a contact injury when the knee is struck from the inside to injure the LCL (also known as varus stress). The LCL injury occurred when Fowler made medial (inside) knee contact while KS knee was planted. LCL techniques may be changing so it will be interesting to get more details about that part of his surgery. Historically, LCL repairs were open incision procedures although repair depended on where the ligament was injured and the tissue quality as to whether graft was needed. Newer techniques can address this with small incisions although the LCL runs on the outside of the knee, so how the repair was done will be interesting in itself. The initial reports say the ACL was reconstructed (as expected, which means replaced by a graft) but he LCL was repaired (which implies stitched together without graft). It might be somewhat different when we get more detail I'll do a formal write-up when I have better information. The Cubs team docs at Northwestern clearly used their contacts to select someone with the most experience with this combination of ligament injuries. I was wondering if they felt their sportsmed surgeons would be doing the surgery. Clearly, this was referred out and the most experience would not come from the names we have heard that take care of the high end baseball players. That is why they decided on using the Cowboy's team surgeon for Kyle Schwarber and not the usual Baseball surgical gurus. Dr. Cooper also takes care of the Dallas Stars Hockey team and consults in Soccer for Real Madrid. I suspect pro soccer-rugby surgeons have decent experience with this combo. http://www.dancoopermd.com/about/dan-cooper/
ST. LOUIS – The Cubs are anticipating a full recovery for Kyle Schwarber after one of their most dynamic young players underwent left knee surgery on Tuesday in Dallas. Dr. Daniel Cooper, the head team physician for the Cowboys and a medical expert in the NFL, reconstructed Schwarber’s ACL and repaired his LCL after a devastating combination of injuries wiped out his season.
http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-cubs/cubs-anticipate-full-recovery-af…

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In reply to by Transmission

Safety Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals tore his ACL & LCL (left knee) in December 2013.

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Mathieu was back playing in games the second week of the 2014 NFL regular season (just nine months later). Which is the good news. The bad news is that Mathieu tore his right ACL last December in a non-contact play (he landed awkwardly). But at least he did not tear his LCL again. He also says he will be ready for the start of the 2016 NFL regular season. 

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

Thanks AZ Phil. Excellent reference article. Full of accurate quotes from Ortho sportsmed expert Dr. Neal Elattrache who is at the Kerlan-Jobe clinic in LA. He is very well known and respected. The comps seem reasonable here too. There are still variables we need to hear more detail on including technique, extent of LCL damage, meniscal damage and even ACL technique (source of graft).

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In reply to by Transmission

No timetable to recover yet. I'm sure we'll hear about that from press questions. I'd predict one full year (but without details such as operative findings including the menisci and repair technique used, it's a blind guess) which translates to when the weather warms up in 2017. Catching? Will also have to wait on that topic but return to the OF will be easier at least initially.

forgot about a.crow...that could be a nice mid/late-season addition. 12 pitches, 9 strikes...nice. it would be nice if he could rediscover his 94+mph fastball.

Thanks for the story of good sportsmanship, Phil. Reminds me of my neighborhood pickup games, too.  Especially happy to see the good line from Null...

So I'm generally an offense over defense guy but Heyward in this Cardinals series has definitely made up for his lack of current hitting with some excellent defensive plays including a perfect throw to get a runner at the plate saving a huge run just now. He's also hit the ball hard at people multiple times now so seeing some hope for his bat.

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In reply to by billybucks

his swing has gone through many tweaks the past few years. none have given him the power when he was a guy who could hit more than 15 homers years ago. that said, he's a guy who's tried a bunch of tweaks, but still managed to maintain a .350-ish ob% while playing around with different things. he's extremely expensive, but at least he most likely won't suck even if he chooses to stick around for the whole contract without finding much more out of his bat than .350 ob%, 30 doubles, and 10-15 homers.

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  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Most of you have probably seen the game, but for anyone who might have missed it here are the Cubs pitcher reports from Friday's Cubs - White Sox game at Sloan Park... 

    JORDAN WICKS
    FB: 91-93 
    CT: 88-90 
    SL: 80-81 
    CH: 78-83 
    COMMENT: Threw 1.2 IP (40 pitches - 23 strikes - six swing & miss) and mixed-up his pitches well... FB velo went down a tick in his second inning of work... looked a bit fatigued in second inning... allowed two hits and no walks and struck out one... gave up an oppo-field line drive solo HR to a AA RH hitter on a 92 MPH FB... should have easily finished off second inning but made careless error on weak tap in front of mound on his 24th pitch of the inning with catcher running and then made another error trying to grip the ball to make a throw to 1st (only one error was charged of course)... he just looked gassed as he walked off the field...  

    HUNTER BIGGE
    FB: 95-98 
    CH: 87-88 
    SL: 81 
    COMMENT: Faced one batter (strikeout looking) to finish second inning... 8 pitches (5 strikes - no swing & miss)... showed high velo FB but couldn't command secondaries... has had shoulder issues off & on in minors... throws with infielder-type short-arm motion "out of his ear" (he was a two-way player -- 3B/RHP -- in college)...
       
    CALEB KILIAN:
    FB: 96-99
    CH: 84-86
    SL: 81-82 
    COMMENT: Threw two very efficient innings... dominant outing... needed only 24 pitches (16 strikes - six swing & miss)... 6 up / 6 down (K-swing on 98 FB, 4-3 GO on 98 FB, 5-3 GO on SL, 6-3 GO on 97 FB,  K-swing on 99 FB, and F-8 on SL)... held high FB velo in both innings (he was consistently sitting on 98 in both innings and he hit 99 once in each inning) and looked like he could have gone longer...  

    RICHARD LOVELADY
    FB: 89-92
    SL: 81-84 
    COMMENT: Your run of the mill generic FB/SL lefty reliever... had an easy 13-pitch (8 strikes) 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both swinging) on low 90's FB and a weak pop fly to CF...  

    JOSE CUAS
    FB: 92-94 
    SL: 81-83 
    COMMENT: Threw a scoreless inning (20 pitches - 15 strikes - four swing & miss, two on FB and two on SL)... although he did strike out two -- both swinging -- and threw 75% strikes, he had some difficulty putting hitters away (eight foul balls among his 20 pitches)... allowed an infield single that probably would have been a 6-3 GO if an MLB player was playing SS (Jefferson Rojas did not play the ball aggressively and he was a half-step too late with his "casual" throw to 1st base)... 

    THOMAS PANNONE
    FB: 84-85 
    CH: 82 
    CV: 70-73 
    COMMENT: Soft-tossing lefty who throws a LOT of mid-80's cutters and a very slow CV... 13-pitch (10 strike) 1-2-3 inning with one K (looking) on a cutter... got three swing & miss, all on cutters...  

    BAILEY HORN
    FB: 92-95 
    SL: 85 
    CV: 78-79 
    COMMENT: Threw an 11-pitch (8 strikes - two swing & miss) 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both looking)... broke three bats and induced some weak contact foul balls and a pathetic "mushy" pop fly(?) infield out that wasn't exactly a line drive and wasn't exactly a pop up either...    

    PORTER HODGE
    FB: 94-95 
    CT: 90-92 
    SL: 82-85 
    COMMENT: Threw a 21-pitch scoreless inning to finish off the game... surrendered a walk and a single but also induced a game-ending 6-4-3 DP... one strikeout (swinging) and that was his only swing & miss... he looked a bit uncomfortable on the mound (he seemed kind of hyper while warming up in the pen, too) and had major command issues with FB (threw only 8 strikes out of his 17 FB and went to ball three count on three of the four hitters he faced)... he would appear to be nowhere near ready for MLB and maybe not ready for AAA (yet) either...  

  • crunch (view)

    "is there anything new on cody bellinger since we started the interview?" - boog

    "sorry, i think we're going into a (commercial) break." - carter hawkins

    ...and laughs

  • crunch (view)

    only 2 "pitchcom broke, yo" delays in the game so far...

  • crunch (view)

    kilian out here throwing 98mph in february.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    While we're all speaking about Morel's 3B defense being good enough, his swing has gotten better.

    You could see it a little last fall. He didn't drop his hands behind his body as much (barred arm). But in videos from his Winter ball and this Feb in AZ you can tell he's keeping his hands tighter to his body. He's just stronger and able to have a tighter swing now. He'll be even quicker to the ball this way.

    Fun times.  

  • Cubster (view)

    Cubs vs Sox.

    Dodgers hold my beer. 6 run first including Morel 2 run HR.

  • crunch (view)

    PCA has blue hair...with a buzz cut...odd combo.  he's 2 dozen face tattoos away from being a mumble rapper.

  • crunch (view)

    these uniforms are hot garbage.  everything Fanatics touches turns to...well, hot garbage.

  • crunch (view)

    ...and then a homer.

  • JoePepitone (view)

    And right away, the first ball put in play goes to Morel at 3rd, who fields the grounder to his left and pegs out the runner on a good throw to first.