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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

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


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D'backs Cruise Past Cubs at Talking Stick

Yerald Nin drilled a two-run double, singled twice, and scored a run, and Jakey Josepha singled twice, walked, stole a base, scored a run, and drove in another, leading the Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Cubs in Arizona Instructional League "Bridge Camp" game action Saturday morning on Whirlwind Field at Talking Stick at Salt River Fields, east of Scottsdale, AZ.

Batting RH versus a RHP, Reggie Preciado (no longer switch-hitting) clubbed a solo HR over the LF fence to account for one of the three Cub runs. 

Cubs RF Alfonsin Rosario left the game after suffering a right knee or calf injury while running the bases in the top of the 2nd. He left the field limping but under his own power.

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

1. Zyhir Hope, CF-RF: 1-3 (1B, BB, F-7, K, 2 SB, CS)
2a. Alexis Hernandez, DH #1: 0-2 (P-3, F-7)
2b. Adan Sanchez, PH-DH: 0-2 (K, F-7)
3a. Christopher Paciolla, 2B: 0-1 (BB, 6-3)
3b. Jairo Diaz, PH-C: 0-1 (BB, K)
4. Carter Trice, DH #2: 0-2 (P-2, BB, K)
5. Jefferson Encarnacion, LF: 1-3 (2B, K, K, R)
6a. Frank Hernandez, C: 0-2 (F-7, K)
6b. Yahil Melendez, 2B: 1-1 (1B, R)
7a. Alfonsin Rosario, RF: 1-1 (1B)
7b. Christian Olivo, CF: 1-2 (1B, E-1)
8a. Jose Escobar, SS: 0-1 (F-8 SF, 1-3, RBI)
8b. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 0-1 (K)
9. Reggie Preciado, 3B-SS: 1-3 (5-3, HR, K, R, RBI)
10. Wally Soto, 1B: 0-3 (4-3, 4-3, P-4)

1. Yenrri Rojas: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 57 pitches (38 strikes)
2. Jeremiah Estrada: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 23 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Chase Watkins: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 14 pitches (12 strikes)
4. Branden Noriega: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 19 pitches (5 strikes)
5. Alfredo Romero: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 35 pitches (21 strikes)

1. 1B Wally Soto: E-3 (missed catch on pickoff attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd )
2. C Jairo Diaz: E-2 (errant throw to 2nd base after WP allowed runner to advance to 3rd)

1. Frank Hernandez: 0-3 CS
2. Jairo Diaz: 2 PB, 1 E (see above)

WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 90's



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







Marcus Stroman threw a 35 pitch "bullpen side" off the mound in the Sloan Park stadium in Mesa Monday morning but he did not face any batters.

Looked to be throwing free & easy.

About a half dozen Cubs coaches & staff were watching from near the mound, with cameras placed all around the mound and behind home plate.

Lots of high fives and fist pumps after he finished. 

AZ Phil,

Let's assume Jed pays Belli and Jeimer this winter. So the lineup stays the mostly the same. I'll say PCA is the "big" addition at some point next spring/summer '24.

Do you think Gomes is brought back? Cubs will add a 3rd Catcher this winter to the 40man. Maybe Aliendo or Higgins. But we still need a starting C to go with Amaya. 

Could a trade be in order here? Maybe Morel and some of that OF depth for a name Catcher? I believe you thought this was a real possibility last winter/spring.

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In reply to by Childersb3

Fundamentally, I'm not in favor of a DH who can't play at least 1 defensive position at a 45 grade. Then you add a K-rate above 35% and a few 2 for 28 streaks in his season, and - Yes, I'm in favor of an upgrade.


It's hard to envision how a Mervis/Canario platoon at DH wouldn't be an upgrade. And they can play 1B and OF, somewhat respectable.


Also, big fan of bringing Bellinger, Candelario, and Gomes back. Caveat is IF, Cubs Player Development people REALLY believe Shaw could play 3B and would be MLB ready by August. But still would be a fan of a 3-year deal for Candelario in the 40-45M range.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal

    also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke).  unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.

  • Cubster (view)

    I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44

  • Craig A. (view)

    Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers?  It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!

  • crunch (view)

    unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting.  a 70m DH...ow.

    it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.

  • WebAdmin (view)

    Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers according to ESPN. 10 years for $700 m
  • Cubster (view)

    I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.

  • Wrigley Rat (view)

    AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs. 

    Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training. 

  • tim815 (view)

    He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.

    the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option.  his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option.  1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.

    it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd.  even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    CRUNCH: Steve Garvey (one of Shaw's comps as a hitter) was a 5'10 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Jeff Bagwell (another Shaw comp) was a 6'0 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Carlos Santana (who played 1B for Counsell in Milwaukee last season and is an above-average defensive first-baseman) is 5'11. It's not like Shaw is 5'7 or 5'8. I don't really see the problem.