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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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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.

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