2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster

2013 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (4/14)


75 PLAYERS


* Bats or throws left
# Bats both

PITCHERS (43):
* Hunter Ackerman
Daniel Adrian
Paul Blackburn
Tyler Bremer 
* Kyler Burke (ACTIVE REHAB)
David Cales
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Hunter Cervenka (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Gerardo Concepcion (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Josh Conway
Jorge Diaz
Ethan Elias
Juan Francisco
Kevin Gregg 
Carlos Gutierrez (ACTIVE REHAB)
Mike Hamann 
Corbin Hoffner
* Matt Iannazzo
Michael Jensen (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Jin-Young Kim (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Trey Lang
* Jeff Lorick (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Erick Leal 
Matt Loosen (ACTIVE REHAB)
Dillon Maples
Chad Martin
Carlos Martinez 
* Andrew McKirahan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Ryan McNeil
* Angel Mejias 
Guillermo Moscoso 
Loiger Padron 
* Anthony Prieto
James Pugliese
Jasvir Rakkar
Armando Rivero (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Carlos Rodriguez 
Orbandy Rodriguez
Jose Rosario (ACTIVE REHAB)
Alexander Santana
Larry Suarez 
Daury Torrez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Duane Underwood 

CATCHERS
(8):
Erick Castillo
Carlos Escobar (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Justin Marra
* Alberto Mineo
# Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Neftali Rosario
Lance Rymel

INFIELDERS (11):
Luis Acosta
Jose Dore
Jesse Hodges (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Junior Lake (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
Carlos Penalver
* Jacob Rogers
Greg Rohan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB))
Francisco Sanchez
Brad Zapenas (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)

OUTFIELDERS:(13):
Albert Almora (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Xavier Batista
Jeffrey Baez
Yasiel Balaguert
# Roberto Caro
# Rashad Crawford
* Shawon Dunston Jr
# Kevin Encarnacion
Reggie Golden
* Trevor Gretzky
Dong-Yub Kim
* Garrett Schlecht
Jorge Soler

MANAGER:
Bobby Mitchell

PITCHING COACHES:
Angel Guzman 
David Rosario
Anderson Tavarez 
Rick Tronerud 


HITTING COACHES:
Bill Buckner
Jimmy Gonzalez 
Carmelo Martinez 
Ricardo Medina 


 

Comments

AZ Phil, I see a number of Latin newcomers have arrived in Mesa. What is Daury Torres injury? Do you think Armando Rivero will be leaving Fitch soon?
Thanks

HAGSAG: Armando Rivero isn't ready to throw in games yet, so I don't see him leaving Fitch Park anytime soon.


I don't know what's wrong with Daury Torrez, but he is playing catch and participating in PFP drills and the like, so I doubt that it is anything too serious.


BTW, probably the most-interesting recent-arrival from the Dominican Academy is 24-year old 6'6 230+ RHP Orbandy Rodriguez, who pitched for the DSL Diamondbacks as "Manuel Gil" in 2008-09 (where he was a teammate of Juan Carlos Paniagua--known at the time as "Juan Callado") and was a fairly decent prospect, before suffering a fractured elbow in 2009 and missing the last three seasons. He was released by the D'backs (I believe his contract might have been voided), changed his name to "Orbandy Rodriguez" and his DOB from 3-17-1991 to 9-29-1988 (he suppoedly was 16 when he signed with the D'backs, but he was really 19), and the Cubs signed him after he threw for them at DSL Instructs last November. No matter the name, he is one big dude.

Still no Juan Carlos Paniagua.

Q-MAN: Juan Carlos Paniagua could very well end up pitching for the DSL Cubs this season.

6000 square foot jumbo tron in left field at Wriley.

Suck it, Roofies.

Wscr Cubs "insider"

Cubs dont care if roofies sue because they have to sue Cubs and City. HA!

Well, what was the point of that information? Cities can be sued. It would not be unprecedented for a judge to allow for an injunction to stop building permits, etc. I don't get the gloating...

i think the point might be that it's an expensive and time consuming thing that might cause pause to many potential "victims" looking to take care of it via the courts...dunno if there's any immunity in play, doubt there is.

Ah, I see. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Its just so bizarre for me to understand that Ricketts bought the team knowing that the Rooftops were his true partners for 20 years! Amazing.

I don't have much sympathy for either side here. Rickets tries to act like the victim being held hostage, but he has a very sweet deal with a stadium that has been packed for years despite mediocre play in an industry that gets special treatment (sports in general) compared to most other businesses, so I'm not feeling the capitalist "let the business owner have control over his business" argument. Owning the Cubs is a very cushy deal financially and I doubt that will ever change, especially once TV rights deals get even better. On the other hand, Tooney and the rooftop owners without a doubt have some corruption going on.

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  • Very nice. I saw him in Lansing in May. I'm still stunned that he hit a 400-foot foul ball onto Larch Street ... which is going the other way for a right-handed batter. It was perhaps the most amazing swing I've ever seen a minor league player take. I should also mention that it was about 40 degrees out at the time. Not that it's evidence of anything per se, but I feel his plate approach is way more advanced than Soler was at this stage in his development and that the comparisons aren't really fair to Jimenez. 50/50 chance I'll go to Midland tonight for the low-A debut of Oscar de la Cruz.

    John Beasley 56 min 46 sec ago view
  • Eloy Jimenez grand slam tonight. Hoping Soler power returns and gets hot but future looks bright in the outfield regardless.

    Finished the night 4-5, with two doubles - 32(!) on the season - along with the grand slam. Sick

    Eric S 2 hours 18 min ago view
  • Meanwhile, out West:

    SF is 2-11 since the break, lead over LA is down to one game, and they are running out Cain and Peavy this weekend against the Nats. Challenging times by the Bay.

    billybucks 3 hours 5 min ago view
  • Thanks for the updates Phil. Too bad about Frazier.

    Hagsag 7 hours 38 sec ago view
  • The Cubs have released RHRP Scott Frazier (2013 7th round dfraft pick - Pepperdine).

    A Cubs pitching coach told me in Spring Training 2014 that he thought Frazier had the best pure stuff in the organization. Absolutely electric fastball & breaking ball combo. Other pitchers would gather behind the screen just to watch him throw "live" BP. That's how amazing he was. 

    Arizona Phil 12 hours 9 min ago view
  • Got a chance to see Diamondbacks RHSP Zack Greinke (15-day DL - strained oblique) throw a rehab start at Sloan Park Friday night. Four of the first seven AZL Cubs hitters singled and the Cubs did score an unearned run in the bottom of the 1st inning, but then Greinke got serious and struck out five in a row.

    ZACK GREINKE: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 5 K, 4/0 GO/AO, 49 pitches (34 strikes)

    Arizona Phil 12 hours 23 min ago view
  • Have fun - It may be good for Arrieta to be facing a team that doesn't know him as well as the NL teams. A nice shutout would do wonders for his confidence. He is confident in public but baseball is hard and he could use a boost, I'm sure.

    Old and Blue 17 hours 15 min ago view
  • Me too. I'll be at the game tomorrow and would love to see Good Arrieta.

    Brick 17 hours 39 min ago view
  • Last few games have been the April version of the Cubs that disappeared completely the past two months.
    Hope they can sustain it.

    blockhead25 18 hours 6 min ago view
  • Don't sell yourself short, Judge.

    Jackstraw 18 hours 33 min ago view
  • I love this team.

    Looks like Mother Nature is trying to call this fight.

    Rob Richardson 20 hours 1 min ago view
  • Hey! I remember this team!

    billybucks 20 hours 10 min ago view
  • The key for Heyward's offense: get early leads. Heard a stat on Mike & Mike on the way to work that his avg/power much better this year when the Cubs have the lead. And true to form he gets the two run dinger with Cubs winning 3-0 ...

    Eric S 21 hours 36 min ago view
  • I'm sorry - I was probably not looking at the correct line, or spot, or...who knows!

    I could blame it on the weed, but I stopped smoking many years ago.

    Fortunately, I can rely on the rest of you sober and astute folks to bring the correct info forth.

    The E-Man 22 hours 3 min ago view
  • Oh yeah! It just felt like one for some reason.

    Old and Blue 23 hours 9 min ago view
  • Agreed. I was not including Fowler or Heyward.

    I'm just not a fan of 2016 Coghlan.....

    Dusty Baylor 23 hours 16 min ago view