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39 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL and one player has been DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT (DFA)   

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

Last updated 4-23-2024
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Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
* Matt Mervis
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL: 3
Kyle Hendricks, P 
* Drew Smyly, P 
* Justin Steele, P   

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

DFA: 1 
Garrett Cooper, 1B 

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Amaral Shows Off His Game at Talking Stick

Daniel Amaral (son of long-time MLB INF-OF Rich Amaral) reached base five times (a single in the 1st, an RBI double in the 3rd, a two-run double in the 5th, a two-run single in the 6th, and a walk in the 7th), collected five RBI, stole two bases, and scored a run, Cuba Bess tripled, walked three times, and scored a run, Francisco Ortiz belted a double, reached base on an HBP, and scored two runs, Juan Castillo ripped an RBI double and scored a run and collected another RBI with a sacrifice fly, SP Manuel Olivares hurled three innings of shutout ball, and the Rockies took advantage of twelve walks, three HBP, two WP, two PB, and a throwing error on a pick-off attempt en route to 13-2 thrashing of the Cubs in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Thursday evening on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, in the Salt River Maricopa-Pima Indian Community east of Scottsdale, AZ.    

Jefferson Rojas roped a double off the left-centerfield fence leading off the top of the 4th and scored on an Adan Sanchez oppo-field triple sliced into the RF corner, and then Anderson Suriel lofted a sac fly to plate A. Sanchez, accounting for the two Cub runs.   

Cubs SP Carlos Garcia allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits (a single, two doubles, and a triple), walked one, hit a batter, and committed a costly two-base throwing error on a pick-off attempt, but he also struck out eight (seven swinging) over the course of his four innings of work (70 pitches).     

Frank Hernandez made his pro game debut as a catcher in relief of Dom Nunez and had a rough time of it, allowing two passed balls and (accidentally) hitting pitcher Joel Machado in the midsection with his throw on a SB attempt. (Frank Hernandez and Lizardo Ruiz are in the Catcher Conversion Program at EXST).   

In EXST Cubs roster news, OF Ismael Mena has been moved up to Myrtle Beach (not unexpected, but it is perplexing that it took this long), and OF Jefferson Encarnacion (selected by the Cubs from the Phillies in the AAA Phase of the December 2022 Rule 5 Draft) has been sent back to Mesa. And in fact Encarnacion got the start in RF in Thursday night's game, and while he went hitless in two PA, he did record an outfield assist. 

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

1a. Ed Howard, DH #1: 0-3 (F-8, 6-3, K) 
1b. Frank Hernandez, C: 0-1 (K)
2. Cristian More, CF: 0-3 (1-3, P-5, F-7) 
3. Dom Nunez, C-DH: 0-3 (P-4, P-5, K) 
4. Jefferson Rojas, SS:  1-3 (5-3, 2B, 3-1, R)
5. Adan Sanchez, DH #2: 1-3 (6-3, 3B, P-4, R, RBI)
6a. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 1-1 (2B, F-7 SF, RBI)
6b. Wally Soto, 1B: 0-1 (K) 
7a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 0-2 (6-3, 5-3)
7b. Christian Olivo, 3B: 0-1 (5-3)
8a. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 0-2 (K, F-9)
8b. Ke'Shun Collier, RF: 0-1 (K) 
9a. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 1-1 (1B, CS) 
9b. Alexis Hernandez, PH-2B: 0-2 (K, 3-1)
10a. Brayan Altuve, LF: 0-1 (K, HBP)
10b. Dilan Granadillo, PH: 0-1 (K) 

1. Carlos Garcia: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 2/1 GO/AO, 70 pitches (42 strikes)
2. Dominic Hambley: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (9 strikes)  
3. Tomy Sanchez: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 5 pitches (3 strikes) 
4. Joel Machado: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 21 pitches (13 strikes) 
5. Wilme Mora: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 0/3 GO/AO, 34 pitches (11 strikes) 
6. Luis A. Reyes: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 24 pitches (10 strikes) 

P Carlos Garcia: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd and another runner to score from 3rd)

1. Dom Nunez: 1-3 CS 
2. Frank Hernandez: 0-1 CS, 2 PB 

RF Jefferson Encarnacion - runner thrown out 9-5 attempting to advance from 2nd to 3rd after F-9 

WEATHER: Clear with temperatures in the 90's 



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


Thanks Phil! 

Do you see Suriel getting promoted to Myrtle Beach at the start of ACL play, with Stevens being moved up to South Bend? 

Phil, now that EXST is just about completed, who are the players who impressed you the most and what do you foresee about team assignments next week. Also who has not impressed?

Recent comments

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Things I've been wrong about:

    -Tauchman is fine as a 4th OF. I knew that. I just want a better LH DH option and he was really the DH for us until Seiya got hurt. I'm glad Mervis is getting a chance at it. Caissie is coming for that job for sure. But Tauchman continues to be highly useful as a 4th OF with Seiya being hurt

    -I wanted Yency to go to get guys at Iowa a chance. Guys like Palencia and Sanders or RileyT. Maybe even Hodge! But Yency has been better the last two plus weeks. He did hit 96 the other day. He was 93 in Texas to open the season.

    -Leiter has his split working enough. It just needs to stay there

    -I was surprised Jed picked Wisdom over Cooper. I wonder if this happens if Seiya wasn't hurt. Wisdom has more power. Cooper is the better hitter. Jed picked Wisdom and Wisdom had an option left as well.

    -Palencia just doesn't miss enough bats. Similar to ManRod, just two yrs younger. ManRod is killing AAA for TB right now!

    Things I got right so far:

    -Hendricks. Sorry Kyle. You got paid though!

    Jed, you missed there.

    -Smyly. If Jed could've traded him before or during ST, then he should have and saved some cash.

    -Mastro.  Not a LH DH. Pinch runner. Defensive utility. Maybe he's better than Madrigal but didn't get a legit chance to prove it.

    -Luke Little is good. He's had one bad outing. That's it. Needs to get better entering with guys on base. But he needs to stay in MLB.

    -Oh yeah....Morel is doing fine at 3B! He'll get better as well!!

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger "right rib contusion"

  • Childersb3 (view)

    South Bend just lost the lead in the bottom of the 9th on the weirdest scenario, ever.

    It's absolutely pouring on 1st and 2nd, 1out....JPatterson asks for a new ball, but no time out was called....he throws the old ball toward the dugout (not sure if it rolled out of play).....the ump declares the runners get two bases each so one run scores. Then a single up the middle ties the game.

    The rain was coming down in buckets at this point.

    Just weird

  • crunch (view)

    ...and bellinger is gone in the 7th because of that 2nd blown chance and the wall he bounced off of...

    hopefully his rib cage/shoulder feels better tomorrow, we just got happ back.

  • Childersb3 (view)


    Any thoughts on Y. Rojas' stuff and Y. Melendez's game (I believe I've asked about him before, sorry)?

  • crunch (view)

    wow, things are moving fast.  hopefully it continues.

  • crunch (view)

    morel with 4 clean plays in 4 innings...showed off his 100000000mph arm a couple times.

    cody bellinger not having a good 4th, though...5 run leads are handy when your CF is making your pitcher have a 5-out inning.  2nd blown chance was ruled a hit even though it went in/out of his glove...1st was lost in the lights, also ruled a hit.

  • crunch (view)

    welcome back happ!  double off the wall 1st PA back.

  • crunch (view)

    oh yeah, totally, i was just chiming about why i fan like i fan.

    i would like nothing more than hendricks to keep on hendricks'ing.  guys with his stuff can throw for a long, long time as long as it works.

    he velocity is actually up a minor amount this year.  it's really "damn" when a guy like him not only has gas in the tank, but it's looking like it was years ago.  he added a curve a few years ago and it helped a little bit, but he's throwing it less and less while the fb/change combo are less effective.

  • Alexander Dimm (view)

    CRUNCH—There is no one person in this community I’m talking about.  My remarks were not directed at you or anyone, but at a tone I’ve noticed lately. 

    You have a great, dry sense of humor and there is thought behind your comments.   You and I don’t always agree but I always understand your position.  

    Lastly, and I’ll be quiet, I agree with you on Hendricks.  We can dislike the recent performance but still love the guy.  Lots of questions about his future.