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

27 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE (including the 27th man for second game of 4/20 doubleheader), eleven players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, one player is on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-20-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 14
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little (27th man)
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 11 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL
* Justin Steele, P   

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





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Nwogu and Devers Lead South Bend Cubs to Victory at Fitch Park

Jordan Nwogu belted a solo HR and an RBI single (and stole a base) and SP Luis Devers fired four innings of two hit shutout ball with five strikeouts and 6/0 GO/AO, as the South Bend Cubs (Hi-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) took a 3-0 lead and then held-on to edge the Lansing Lugnuts (Oakland Athletics Hi-A affiliate) 3-2 on Field # 3, and Jack Winkler drilled an RBI single and a double, stole a base, and scored two runs, Jacob Wilson (2023 MLB #6 overall draft pick, A's 1st round pick, and A's #1 prospect) singled twice and scored two runs, Jeremy Eierman ripped an RBI triple and scored a run, Denzel Clarke (A's # 4 prospect) laced an RBI double, and 6'7 SP Joe Boyle (A's #10 prospect) hurled five innings of 98 MPH gas and one-hit shutout ball with six strikeouts, leading the Midland RockHounds (A's AA affiliate) to a 6-4 victory over the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) on Field # 4, in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training game action Wednesday afternoon at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. 

David Peralta served as an Extra Hitter for Tennessee and got four AB in the game on Field # 1 (he batted once in each of the first four innings), going 0-4 (E-6, F-8, 4-6-3 DP, and 4-3) with a stolen base.

Walker Powell was left behind in Mesa when the Iowa Cubs left town on Tuesday, and he got the start for AA Tennessee for what was supposed to be his final Spring Training tune-up. But he was hit very hard and threw only two innings and 34 pitches before being relieved, so I am not so sure that he will be leaving Arizona just yet...

Here are the abridged box scores from the games (Cubs players only):  


FIELD #4 

TENNESSEE SMOKIES LINEUP:
X. David Peralta, EH: 0-4 (E-6, F-8, 4-6-3 DP, 4-3, SB) 
NOTE: Peralta batted second in the top of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings
1a. Ezequiel Pagan, LF: 1-2 (K, 2B) 
1b. Yohendrick Pinango, LF: 1-2 (L-7, 1B, RBI) 
2a. Matt Shaw, 3B: 0-2 (K, 4-3) 
2b. Luis Verdugo, 3B: 1-2 (P-3, 1B, RBI) 
3a. James Triantos, 2B: 0-2 (5-3, K) 
3b. Scott McKeon, 2B: 0-2 (F-9, K) 
4. Haydn McGeary, 1B: 0-2 (K, 4-3, BB) 
5. Christian Franklin, RF: 0-2 (F-9, BB, 2-3, R, SB) 
6a. Bradlee Beesley, CF: 1-1 (BB, 1B, RBI) 
6b. Cole Roederer, CF: 0-1 (F-9) 
7. Pablo Aliendo, C: 1-2 (BB, 1B, K, R, SB) 
8. Josh Rivera, DH: 1-2 (K, BB, 2B, R)
9. Hayden Cantrelle, SS: 1-2 (K, 2B, BB, R, RBI) 
  
TENNESSEE SMOKIES PITCHERS
1. Walker Powell: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 34 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Blake Weiman: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Porter Hodge: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 BALK, 0/2 GO/AO, 37 pitches (22 strikes)
4. Eduarniel Nunez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. Jake Reindl: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (16 strikes)

TENNESSEE SMOKIES ERRORS: 1 
2B Scott McKeon: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)  

TENNESSEE SMOKIES CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Pablo Aliendo: 0-2 CS, 2 PB
 




FIELD # 3

SOUTH BEND CUBS LINEUP:
1. Rafael Morel, CF: 0-2 (K, HBP, K, HBP)
2. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-4 (K, K, 6-3, 6-3) 
3. Parker Chavers, LF: 1-4 (F-8, 1B, K, 3-U)
4a. Jonathon Long, 1B: 1-2 (2B, 4-3, R) 
4b. Brian Kalmer, 1B: 1-2 (1B, 6-3)  
5a. Pedro Ramirez, 3B: 0-1 (4-3, BB) 
5b. Liam Spence, 3B: 0-2 (K, F-8) 
6a. Ed Howard, 2B: 0-2 (6-3, F-8 DP, RBI)
6b. Fabian Pertuz, 2B: 0-0 (BB, R) 
7. Casey Opitz, C: 1-2 (BB, K, 1B) 
8. Ethan Hearn, DH #1: 0-1: (BB, P-6, 2-3 SH)  
9. Jordan Nwogu, RF: 2-3 (5-3, HR, 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB)
10a. Dilan Granadillo, DH #2: 0-1 (K) 
10b. Frank Hernandez, PH: 1-1 (1B) 
NOTE: Slot was skipped third time thru the batting order 

SOUTH BEND CUBS PITCHERS
1. Luis Devers: 4.0 IP, 2 H. 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 6/0 GO/AO, 65 pitches (39 strikes) 
2. Tyler Santana: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/4 GO/AO, 38 pitches (26 strikes) 
3. Erian Rodriguez: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/2 GO/AO, 48 pitches (30 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND CUBS ERRORS: 1 
1B Brian Kalmer: E-3 (errant toss to pitcher attempting 3-1 putout allowed batter to reach base safely)

SOUTH BEND CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Casey Opitz: 1 PO 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 70's 

ATTENDANCE: 18 

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Comments

Javier Assad started the Lo-A game (Myrtle Beach versus Stockton) on the Cubs backfields on Wednesday as his final Spring Training tune-up. He was supposed to throw five innings / 75 pitches. However, I was at the minor league road games at Fitch so I didn't see Assad pitch. 

The Reds trading Joe Boyle for Sam Moll at last year's MLB Trade Deadline was like the Phillies trading Ben Brown to the Cubs for David Robertson at the MLB TD in 2022. 

I expect OF Christian Franklin to have a breakout season at AA Tennessee in 2024. In another organization that doesn't have PCA, Caissie, K. Alcantara, and Canario in their system, C. Franklin would be a Top 10 prospect. 

Among the relievers in the system, I expect RHRP Hunter Bigge at AAA Iowa and RHRP Ty Johnson at South Bend to have breakout seasons on 2024, and among the starters I see LHP Drew Gray and RHP Will Sanders at South Bend and RHP Naz Mule at ACL Cubs as the guys who will make the biggest splash. Also, Jaxon Wiggins is throwing bullpen sides, so once he is ready for game action he could be making an impact at Myrtle Beach by June.

18-year old SS Jefferson Rojas almost made the AA Tennessee Opening Day roster, and he is a legit shortstop, so I would expect him to be an MLB Top 100 prospect by mid-season. 

Recent comments

  • fullykräusened (view)

    Okay, this is completly off the discussion. I have noticed several times that organist John Benedeck has been  playing a phrase from the first movement of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana ("O Fortuna"). He has done some hilariously hip music for opposing players over the last couple of years (succeeding the immortal Gary Pressey), but I don't get this one. I ask the very diverse TCR community to help me out! What's the connection? I can't find any pattern, but maybe it's for two-strike counts. ("O, Fortuna")

  • crunch (view)

    i say we rip the bandaid off.

    hendricks pitches every inning, every day, every game...in a row...until he's on the IL.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Steele will throw 3 live innings in AZ on Friday.

    Seiya did "light" baseball activities today.

    We just need to hang in for a couple of weeks

  • crunch (view)

    bleh.  cubs lose.

    day off tomorrow then it's 16 games in a row with no break.

  • crunch (view)

    dude threw 4 innings of 4 run ball and lowered his ERA...improvement!

    but yeah, i'm done.  there's a guy with 2 pitches in the pen named ben brown that seems to be doing a bit better than hendricks's 2 pitches.

    steele...how your leg, bro?  

  • George Altman (view)

    For the love of baseball and all that's holy, please - no more Kyle Hendricks. 

  • crunch (view)

    hendricks still gets some K's, but dude is just throwing complex batting practice.

    sometimes it gets hit where a glove happens to be, sometimes it isn't.

    two pitches, both hittable.

  • crunch (view)

    460ft HR later...1.1ip of perfection is gone.

  • crunch (view)

    HENDRICKS PERFECT GAME THROUGH 1 IP.

    i'm just trying to be supportive over here.  go sportsball.

  • Cubster (view)

    No Happ. Not sure if he’s still just day to day. Amaya catching Hendricks. Busch hitting cleanup.  OF is Canario, Bellinger, Tauchman. Cooper DH. Chilly (around 50 degrees) but sunny.