2021 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record71–91 (.438)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Ricketts
President of Baseball OperationsJed Hoyer
General manager(s)Jed Hoyer
Manager(s)David Ross
Local televisionMarquee Sports Network
(Jon "Boog" Sciambi, Jim Deshaies, Taylor McGregor, Ryan Dempster, Elise Menaker, Rick Sutcliffe, Pat Hughes, Beth Mowins, Chris Myers)
Local radioWSCR
Chicago Cubs Radio Network
(Pat Hughes, Ron Coomer, Zach Zaidman, Matt Spiegel)
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The 2021 Chicago Cubs season was the 150th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 146th in the National League, and the Cubs' 106th season at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were managed by David Ross, in his second year as Cubs manager, and played their home games at Wrigley Field as members of Major League Baseball's National League Central Division.

The Cubs began the season at home versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 1[1] and finished the season on the road on October 3 versus the St. Louis Cardinals. They finished the season 71–91 to finish in fourth place in the Central Division, 24 games out of first place. This marked only the second time the Cubs had failed to make the playoffs since 2014. The season also marked the first time since 2014 that the Cubs finished with a losing record and the first time since 2013 that the Cubs had lost 91 games.[2]

The season marked the end of an era as the Cubs traded core members of the team that won the 2016 World Series (Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo) at the trade deadline.[3][4]

The Cubs set an MLB record for most players used in a season by a single team as 69 different players appeared for the Cubs.[5]

Previous season

The Cubs finished the 2020 season, which was limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,[6] with a record of 34–26 to win the Central Division by three games, marking the fifth time the Cubs had made the playoffs in the previous six years.[7] As the No. 3 seed in the newly expanded playoffs,[8] the Cubs were swept in the Wild Card Series by the Miami Marlins.[9]

COVID-19 effects on season

On February 9, 2021, MLB announced that the protocols in place for the season due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.[10]

Rule changes

The season was similar to the prior season in that the following rules would be used due to COVID-19:

There was no universal designated hitter or expanded playoffs.[10][11]

Television broadcasts

On December 4, 2020, the team announced that longtime TV play-by-play broadcaster, Len Kasper, was leaving the broadcast booth to join the Chicago White Sox radio booth.[12][13] Marquee Sports Network announced they would conduct a search to replace Kasper.[14] On January 4, 2021, the Cubs announced that Jon "Boog" Sciambi would join color analyst Jim Deshaies as the play-by-play man in the Cubs booth.[15] Due to Sciambi's national radio obligations, the team announced that Chris Myers, Beth Mowins, and Pat Hughes would act as fill-ins for Sciambi.[16] On May 8, Mowins became the first woman to broadcast regular season games for the Cubs.[17]

Offseason

Front office changes

On November 17, 2020, President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein announced his resignation effective November 20.[18] General manager Jed Hoyer took over Epstein's duties.[19] Hoyer signed a five-year extension as the president of baseball operations on November 23.[20] The Cubs promoted Jeff Greenberg and Craig Breslow to assistant general manager positions, but Hoyer announced the club would not hire a general manager prior to the 2021 season due to COVID-19 restrictions.[21]

Transactions

On December 3, the Cubs announced that they would not tender a contract to OFs Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr.[22] Schwarber later signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals.[23] On December 28, the Cubs traded P Yu Darvish and C Víctor Caratini to the San Diego Padres for P Zach Davies and prospects.[24]

October 2020

October 3 Activated LHP Brailyn Marquez, OF Albert Almora Jr, C Miguel Amaya, LHP Rex Brothers, RHP Colin Rea, RHP Rowan Wick, RHP Dillon Maples, RHP Tyson Miller, RHP Duane Underwood Jr., RHP Tyler Chatwood, 1B Jose Martinez, and LHP Justin Steele.
October 4 Signed free agent RHP Juan Gamez to a minor league contract.
October 15 Signed free agents LHP Angel Hernandez, SS Leonel Espinoza, IF Andrews Cruz, RHP Yohan Crispin, RHP Joandy Duran, OF Jerry Torres, LHP Marino Santy, RHP Jose Romero, RHP Waimer Fabian, C Jose Herrera, and RHP Jose Lopez to minor league contracts.
October 21 Activated OF Mark Zagunis from the restricted list.
October 22 Sent OF Mark Zagunis outright to Iowa.
October 28 RHP Tyler Chatwood, IF Jason Kipnis, C Josh Phegley, LHP Jose Quintana, OF Cameron Maybin, RHP Jeremy Jeffress, OF Billy Hamilton, and LHP Andrew Chafin elected free agency.
October 30 Claimed IF Max Schrock off waivers from St. Louis Cardinals. Sent LHP Rex Brothers outright to Iowa.
October 31 IF Daniel Descalso elected free agency

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November 2020

November 2 Activated RHP Manuel Rodriguez, RHP James Norwood, and LHP Brad Wieck from the 60-day injured list.
November 5 Traded SS Ronny Simon to Arizona Diamondbacks to complete Andrew Chafin trade.
November 16 Signed free agents OF Rafael Ortega, RHP Jake Jewell, C Taylor Gushue, and LHP Jerry Vasto to minor league contracts.
November 17 Signed free agent OF Ian Miller to a minor league contract.
November 20 Selected the contract of RHP Cory Abbott and RHP Keegan Thompson from Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Selected the contract of 3B Christopher Morel from South Bend Cubs.

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December 2020

December 2 RHP Ryan Tepera, LF Kyle Schwarber, CF Albert Almora Jr., and 1B Jose Martinez elected free agency. Claimed RHP Robert Stock off waivers from Boston Red Sox.
December 10 Claimed RHP Gray Fenter off waivers from Norfolk Tides. Assigned RHP Samuel Reyes and RHP Nicholas Padilla to Cubs.
December 13 Signed free agent RHP James Bourque.
December 14 Signed free agent RHP Trevor Kelley.
December 16 Signed free agent IF Matt Duffy.
December 17 Signed free agent RHP Jonathan Holder.
December 22 Claimed OF Phillip Ervin off waivers from Seattle Mariners.
December 23 Signed free agent LHP Matt Dermody.
December 29 Traded RHP Yu Darvish, C Victor Caratini and $0 to San Diego Padres for CF Ismael Mena, SS Yelson Santana, SS Reginald Preciado, RHP Zach Davies, and OF Owen Caissie.

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January 2021

January 2 Signed free agent LF Nick Martini.
January 4 Released RHP Colin Rea.
January 5 Signed free agent 3B Patrick Wisdom.
January 15 Agreed to terms with 3B Kris Bryant, SS Javier Báez, and C Willson Contreras.[28] Signed free agent C Carlos Ramos, P David Olivo, C Moises Ballesteros, P Welington Quintero, SS Cristian Hernandez, P Adrian Martinez, P Kenneddy Delgado, OF Daniel Ferreira, OF Oferman Hernandez, C Fredy Montenegro, P Zhiorman Imbriano, SS Pedro Ramirez, P Gabriel Agrazal, P Ronny Corniell, and P Joel Sierra.
January 21 Released LHP Matt Dermody.[29]
January 22 Signed free agent C Austin Romine.
January 28 Signed free agent RHP Kohl Stewart.

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February 2021

February 5 Claimed SS Sergio Alcántara off waivers from Detroit Tigers. Signed free agent OF Joc Pederson, RHP Trevor Williams, LHP Andrew Chafin. Designated IF Max Schrock for assignment.
February 12 Signed free agent C José Lobatón, P Shelby Miller, and P Adam Morgan. 1B Alfonso Rivas, C P.J. Higgins, IF Trent Giambrone, P Brendon Little, P Michael Rucker, P Trevor Megill, and P Tommy Nance assigned to Chicago Cubs.
February 17 Re-signed free agent RHP Jake Arrieta. Placed LHP Kyle Ryan on 10-day injured list.
February 18 Signed free agent RHP Brandon Workman. Designated Sergio Alcántara for assignment.
February 20 Signed free agent OF Jake Marisnick. Designated OF Phillip Ervin for assignment. Sent SS Sergio Alcántara to Iowa.
February 23 Signed free agent OF Cameron Maybin.
February 26 Signed free agent P Ben Holmes.
February 27 Traded P Zach Bryant to Boston Red Sox. Signed free agent P Pedro Strop.
February 28 Activated LHP Kyle Ryan from 10-day IL. Designated P Robert Stock for assignment.

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March 2021

March 1 Assigned OF Brennen Davis, OF Cameron Maybin, C Taylor Payne, 2B Chase Strumpf, and 2B Andy Weber to Chicago Cubs. Signed free agent P Ryan Meisinger.
March 2 Sent P Robert Stock outright to Iowa. Designated RHP Duane Underwood Jr. for assignment. Signed free agent RHP Ryan Tepera.
March 5 Signed free agent 2B Eric Sogard.
March 7 Traded Duane Underwood Jr. to Pittsburgh Pirates for 1B Shendrik Apostel. Assigned P Robert Stock to Chicago Cubs.
March 12 Optioned P Cory Abbott, P Kohl Stewart, and P Tyson Miller to Iowa. Optioned P Manuel Rodriguez, SS Christopher Morel, and C Miguel Amaya to Tennessee Smokies. P Gray Fenter returned to Baltimore Orioles from Chicago Cubs.
March 15 Optioned P Keegan Thompson to Iowa.
March 19 Optioned RHP Justin Steele, RHP James Norwood, and LHP Kyle Ryan to Iowa. Optioned RHP Brailyn Marquez to Tennessee.
March 20 Assigned RHP Pedro Strop to Cubs.
March 26 Optioned LHP Brad Wieck to Iowa.
March 27 Released OF Cameron Maybin. Optioned SS Nico Hoerner to Iowa. Assigned P Ben Holmes to Cubs. Signed free agent C Erick Castillo.
March 28 Selected the contract of 2B Eric Sogard, 3B Matt Duffy, and LHP Rex Brothers from Iowa. Designated 2B Ildemaro Vargas for assignment. Released P Jerry Vasto.
March 29 OF Cameron Maybin and P Ryan Meisinger assigned to Cubs. Signed free agent SS Andrew Romine.
March 31 Signed C Tony Wolters. Designated P James Norwood for assignment. Sent 2B Ildemaro Vargas outright to Iowa.

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Regular season

Game log

2021 regular season game log: 71–91 (Home: 39–42; Away: 32–49)
April: 11–15 (Home: 8–7; Away: 3–8)
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1 April 1 Pirates 3–5 Howard (1–0) Hendricks (0–1) Rodríguez (1) 10,343 0–1 L1
2 April 3 Pirates 5–1 Arrieta (1–0) Anderson (0–1) 10,343 1–1 W1
3 April 4 Pirates 4–3 Davies (1–0) Keller (0–1) Kimbrel (1) 10,343 2–1 W2
4 April 5 Brewers 5–3 Williams (1–0) Anderson (0–1) Mills (1) 10,343 3–1 W3
5 April 6 Brewers 0–4 Peralta (1–0) Alzolay (0–1) 10,343 3–2 L1
6 April 7 Brewers 2–4 (10) Hader (1–0) Workman (0–1) Boxberger (1) 10,343 3–3 L2
7 April 8 @ Pirates 4–2 Arrieta (2–0) Anderson (0–2) Kimbrel (2) 7,749 4–3 W1
8 April 10 @ Pirates 2–8 Keller (1–1) Davies (1–1) 7,052 4–4 L1
9 April 11 @ Pirates 1–7 Brubaker (1–0) Williams (1–1) 6,851 4–5 L2
10 April 12 @ Brewers 3–6 Peralta (2–0) Alzolay (0–2) Hader (1) 11,209 4–6 L3
11 April 13 @ Brewers 3–2 Strop (1–0) Suter (0–1) Kimbrel (3) 11,025 5–6 W1
12 April 14 @ Brewers 0–7 Burnes (1–1) Arrieta (2–1) 10,598 5–7 L1
13 April 16 Braves 2–5 Tomlin (2–0) Davies (1–2) Smith (3) 10,343 5–8 L2
14 April 17 Braves 13–4 Williams (2–1) Ynoa (0–1) 10,343 6–8 W1
15 April 18 Braves 4–13 Wilson (1–0) Hendricks (0–2) 10,343 6–9 L1
16 April 20 Mets 3–1 Arrieta (3–1) Walker (0–1) Kimbrel (4) 10,137 7–9 W1
17 April 21 Mets 16–4 Mills (1–0) Peterson (1–2) 10,196 8–9 W2
18 April 22 Mets 4–3 (10) Winkler (1–0) Díaz (1–1) 10,343 9–9 W3
19 April 23 Brewers 15–2 Hendricks (1–2) Anderson (2–2) 10,343 10–9 W4
20 April 24 Brewers 3–4 Suter (2–1) Chafin (0–1) Hader (4) 10,343 10–10 L1
21 April 25 Brewers 0–6 Woodruff (2–0) Arrieta (3–2) 10,343 10–11 L2
22 April 26 @ Braves 7–8 Morton (2–1) Workman (0–2) Smith (5) 17,956 10–12 L3
23 April 27 @ Braves 0–5 Anderson (2–0) Williams (2–2) 17,603 10–13 L4
24 April 28 @ Braves 0–10 Ynoa (2–1) Hendricks (1–3) 18,709 10–14 L5
25 April 29 @ Braves 9–3 Alzolay (1–2) Wilson (1–2) 19,661 11–14 W1
26 April 30 @ Reds 6–8 Miley (3–2) Arrieta (3–3) Antone (1) 16,090 11–15 L1
May: 19–8 (Home: 11–3; Away: 8–5)
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27 May 1 @ Reds 3–2 Brothers (1–0) Castillo (1–3) Kimbrel (5) 17,077 12–15 W1
28 May 2 @ Reds 12–13 (10) Hendrix (2–0) Kimbrel (0–1) 16,755 12–16 L1
May 3 Dodgers Postponed (rain, makeup May 4)
29 May 4 (1) Dodgers 7–1 (7) Hendricks (2–3) Kershaw (4–3) 10,295 13–16 W1
30 May 4 (2) Dodgers 4–3 (9) Steele (1–0) Cleavinger (0–2) 10,343 14–16 W2
31 May 5 Dodgers 6–5 (11) Mills (2–0) Cleavinger (0–3) 10,343 15–16 W3
32 May 7 Pirates 3–2 Davies (2–2) Cahill (1–4) Brothers (1) 10,343 16–16 W4
33 May 8 Pirates 3–2 Thompson (1–0) Howard (2–2) Kimbrel (6) 10,343 17–16 W5
34 May 9 Pirates 5–6 Anderson (3–3) Hendricks (2–4) Rodríguez (6) 10,343 17–17 L1
35 May 11 @ Indians 2–3 Bieber (4–2) Alzolay (1–3) Clase (7) 8,024 17–18 L2
36 May 12 @ Indians 1–2 (10) Karinchak (1–0) Thompson (1–1) 8,589 17–19 L3
37 May 14 @ Tigers 4–2 Arrieta (4–3) Skubal (0–6) Kimbrel (7) 8,000 18–19 W1
38 May 15 @ Tigers 8–9 (10) Fulmer (3–2) Kimbrel (0–2) 8,000 18–20 L1
39 May 16 @ Tigers 5–1 Hendricks (3–4) Boyd (2–4) 8,000 19–20 W1
40 May 17 Nationals 7–3 Alzolay (2–3) Lester (0–2) 11,144 20–20 W2
41 May 18 Nationals 6–3 Thompson (2–1) Harris (0–1) Kimbrel (8) 11,142 21–20 W3
42 May 19 Nationals 3–4 Scherzer (4–2) Arrieta (4–4) Hand (5) 11,145 21–21 L1
43 May 20 Nationals 5–2 Steele (2–0) Ross (2–4) Kimbrel (9) 11,143 22–21 W1
44 May 21 @ Cardinals 12–3 Hendricks (4–4) Helsley (3–2) 24,282 23–21 W2
45 May 22 @ Cardinals 1–2 Cabrera (1–1) Alzolay (2–4) Reyes (14) 26,027 23–22 L1
46 May 23 @ Cardinals 2–1 (10) Kimbrel (1–2) Reyes (2–1) 24,082 24–22 W1
47 May 25 @ Pirates 4–3 Arrieta (5–4) Ponce (0–1) Kimbrel (10) 6,750 25–22 W2
48 May 26 @ Pirates 4–1 Williams (3–2) Crowe (0–3) Kimbrel (11) 5,660 26–22 W3
49 May 27 @ Pirates 5–3 Hendricks (5–4) Anderson (3–5) Tepera (1) 7,202 27–22 W4
50 May 28 Reds 1–0 Alzolay (3–4) Gutiérrez (0–1) Kimbrel (12) 18,478 28–22 W5
51 May 29 Reds 10–2 Thompson (3–1) Castillo (1–8) 24,275 29–22 W6
52 May 30 Reds 1–5 Mahle (4–2) Arrieta (5–5) Antone (3) 24,824 29–23 L1
53 May 31 Padres 7–2 Stewart (1–0) Paddack (2–4) 24,824 30–23 W1
June: 12–16 (Home: 7–3; Away: 5–13)
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54 June 1 Padres 4–3 Hendricks (6–4) Weathers (2–2) Kimbrel (13) 24,824 31–23 W2
55 June 2 Padres 6–1 Alzolay (4–4) Johnson (1–2) 24,824 32–23 W3
56 June 3 @ Giants 2–7 DeSclafani (5–2) Davies (2–3) 10,737 32–24 L1
57 June 4 @ Giants 5–8 Menez (1–0) Arrieta (5–6) Rogers (7) 11,524 32–25 L2
58 June 5 @ Giants 3–4 Gausman (7–0) Stewart (1–1) Rogers (8) 12,792 32–26 L3
59 June 6 @ Giants 4–3 Hendricks (7–4) Cueto (4–2) Kimbrel (14) 14,089 33–26 W1
60 June 7 @ Padres 4–9 Weathers (3–2) Alzolay (4–5) 15,250 33–27 L1
61 June 8 @ Padres 7–1 Davies (3–3) Lamet (1–1) 16,207 34–27 W1
62 June 9 @ Padres 3–1 Brothers (2–0) Darvish (6–2) Kimbrel (15) 15,250 35–27 W2
63 June 11 Cardinals 8–5 Nance (1–0) Cabrera (1–2) Kimbrel (16) 35,112 36–27 W3
64 June 12 Cardinals 7–2 Hendricks (8–4) Gant (4–4) Kimbrel (17) 39,095 37–27 W4
65 June 13 Cardinals 2–0 Davies (4–3) Martínez (3–7) Kimbrel (18) 35,225 38–27 W5
66 June 14 @ Mets 2–5 Peterson (2–5) Arrieta (5–7) Díaz (13) 16,383 38–28 L1
67 June 15 @ Mets 2–3 Walker (6–2) Mills (2–1) Lugo (1) 17,804 38–29 L2
68 June 16 @ Mets 3–6 Reid-Foley (2–0) Stock (0–1) Díaz (14) 23,545 38–30 L3
69 June 17 @ Mets 2–0 Hendricks (9–4) Stroman (6–5) Kimbrel (19) 16,826 39–30 W1
70 June 18 Marlins 2–10 Curtiss (3–1) Davies (4–4) 32,505 39–31 L1
71 June 19 Marlins 1–11 López (3–4) Arrieta (5–8) 35,846 39–32 L2
72 June 20 Marlins 2–0 Mills (3–1) Thompson (2–1) Kimbrel (20) 37,158 40–32 W1
73 June 21 Indians 0–4 Shaw (2–2) Alzolay (4–6) 32,934 40–33 L1
74 June 22 Indians 7–1 Hendricks (10–4) Morgan (0–2) 35,493 41–33 W1
75 June 24 @ Dodgers 4–0 Davies (5–4) Buehler (7–1) 52,175 42–33 W2
76 June 25 @ Dodgers 2–6 Treinen (2–3) Tepera (0–1) 49,387 42–34 L1
77 June 26 @ Dodgers 2–3 Price (3–0) Thompson (3–2) 45,420 42–35 L2
78 June 27 @ Dodgers 1–7 Kershaw (9–7) Alzolay (4–7) 46,315 42–36 L3
79 June 28 @ Brewers 4–14 Williams (5–1) Tepera (0–2) 30,251 42–37 L4
80 June 29 @ Brewers 1–2 Woodruff (7–3) Davies (5–5) Hader (20) 24,423 42–38 L5
81 June 30 @ Brewers 7–15 Richards (3–0) Brothers (2–1) 32,193 42–39 L6
July: 9–16 (Home: 5–8; Away: 4–8)
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82 July 2 @ Reds 1–2 Osich (1–0) Mills (3–2) Hembree (2) 40,854 42–40 L7
83 July 3 @ Reds 2–3 Hendrix (4–1) Alzolay (4–8) Hembree (3) 36,815 42–41 L8
84 July 4 @ Reds 2–3 Warren (2–0) Winkler (1–1) Garrett (6) 29,340 42–42 L9
85 July 5 Phillies 3–13 Brogdon (5–2) Brothers (2–2) 37,165 42–43 L10
86 July 6 Phillies 10–15 Nola (6–5) Arrieta (5–9) 30,095 42–44 L11
87 July 7 Phillies 8–3 Mills (4–2) Wheeler (6–5) 28,860 43–44 W1
88 July 8 Phillies 0–8 Eflin (4–6) Alzolay (4–9) 30,727 43–45 L1
89 July 9 Cardinals 10–5 Hendricks (11–4) LeBlanc (0–2) 36,192 44–45 W1
90 July 10 Cardinals 0–6 Kim (4–5) Davies (5–6) 39,368 44–46 L1
July 11 Cardinals Postponed (rain, makeup September 24)
ASG July 13 AL @ NL 5–2 Ohtani (1–0) Burnes (0–1) Hendriks (1) 49,184 44–46 N/A
91 July 16 @ Diamondbacks 5–1 Hendricks (12–4) Bumgarner (4–6) 22,046 45–46 W1
92 July 17 @ Diamondbacks 4–2 Brothers (3–2) Soria (1–4) Kimbrel (21) 20,180 46–46 W2
93 July 18 @ Diamondbacks 4–6 Kelly (6–7) Winkler (1–2) Soria (4) 21,457 46–47 L1
94 July 19 @ Cardinals 3–8 Woodford (2–1) Mills (4–3) 38,199 46–48 L2
95 July 20 @ Cardinals 7–6 Maples (1–0) Reyes (5–4) Kimbrel (22) 35,402 47–48 W1
96 July 21 @ Cardinals 2–3 (10) McFarland (1–0) Kimbrel (1–3) 37,008 47–49 L1
97 July 22 @ Cardinals 2–3 Kim (6–5) Alzolay (4–10) Reyes (23) 41,412 47–50 L2
98 July 23 Diamondbacks 8–3 Davies (6–6) Gallen (1–5) Thompson (1) 34,059 48–50 W1
99 July 24 Diamondbacks 3–7 Kelly (7–7) Chafin (0–2) 37,190 48–51 L1
100 July 25 Diamondbacks 5–1 Williams (4–2) Smith (3–7) Kimbrel (23) 32,602 49–51 W1
101 July 26 Reds 6–5 Kimbrel (2–3) Hembree (2–5) 29,215 50–51 W2
102 July 27 Reds 4–7 Gutiérrez (5–3) Alzolay (4–11) 28,153 50–52 L1
103 July 28 Reds 2–8 Mahle (8–3) Davies (6–7) 30,134 50–53 L2
104 July 29 Reds 4–7 Castillo (5–10) Mills (4–4) 32,793 50–54 L3
105 July 30 @ Nationals 3–4 Espino (3–2) Arrieta (5–10) Finnegan (2) 33,882 50–55 L4
106 July 31 @ Nationals 6–3 Hendricks (13–4) Ross (5–9) Ryan (1) 31,444 51–55 W1
August: 7–20 (Home: 2–11; Away: 5–9)
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107 August 1 @ Nationals 5–6 Finnegan (4–2) Rodríguez (0–1) 25,520 51–56 L1
108 August 3 @ Rockies 6–13 Freeland (2–6) Davies (6–8) 38,188 51–57 L2
109 August 4 @ Rockies 3–2 Mills (5–4) Gray (7–7) Rodríguez (1) 36,205 52–57 W1
110 August 5 @ Rockies 5–6 Kinley (2–2) Jewell (0–1) Bard (17) 30,462 52–58 L1
111 August 6 White Sox 6–8 (10) Hendriks (6–2) Rodríguez (0–2) 39,539 52–59 L2
112 August 7 White Sox 0–4 Rodón (9–5) Alzolay (4–12) 40,077 52–60 L3
113 August 8 White Sox 3–9 Cease (9–6) Davies (6–9) 39,412 52–61 L4
August 9 Brewers Postponed (rain, makeup August 10)
114 August 10 (1) Brewers 2–4 (7) Peralta (9–3) Steele (2–1) Williams (2) 29,031 52–62 L5
115 August 10 (2) Brewers 3–6 (7) Sánchez (1–0) Winkler (1–3) 28,674 52–63 L6
116 August 11 Brewers 0–10 Burnes (7–4) Arrieta (5–11) 29,619 52–64 L7
117 August 12 Brewers 4–17 Strickland (1–1) Hendricks (13–5) 32,502 52–65 L8
118 August 13 @ Marlins 10–14 Luzardo (4–5) Alzolay (4–13) 11,728 52–66 L9
119 August 14 @ Marlins 4–5 Floro (4–4) Heuer (4–2) Bender (3) 11,225 52–67 L10
120 August 15 @ Marlins 1–4 Campbell (1–2) Mills (5–5) Floro (5) 10,262 52–68 L11
121 August 16 @ Reds 5–14 Miley (10–4) Steele (2–2) 15,404 52–69 L12
122 August 17 @ Reds 2–1 Hendricks (14–5) Gutiérrez (8–4) Heuer (1) 13,989 53–69 W1
123 August 18 @ Reds 7–1 Rodríguez (1–2) Mahle (10–4) 16,922 54–69 W2
124 August 20 Royals 2–6 Keller (8–12) Davies (6–10) 31,835 54–70 L1
125 August 21 Royals 2–4 Bubic (4–6) Thompson (3–3) Barlow (8) 34,005 54–71 L2
126 August 22 Royals 1–9 Hernández (4–1) Mills (5–6) 29,640 54–72 L3
127 August 23 Rockies 6–4 Rodríguez (2–2) Bard (7–6) 25,577 55–72 W1
August 24 Rockies Postponed (rain, makeup August 25)
128 August 25 (1) Rockies 5–2 (7) Heuer (5–2) Gomber (9–8) Morgan (1) 24,161 56–72 W2
129 August 25 (2) Rockies 10–13 (10) Bowden (3–2) Jewell (0–2) 24,936 56–73 L1
130 August 27 @ White Sox 13–17 López (3–1) Sampson (0–1) 37,892 56–74 L2
131 August 28 @ White Sox 7–0 Mills (6–6) Lynn (10–4) 38,668 57–74 W1
132 August 29 @ White Sox 1–13 Cease (11–6) Hendricks (14–6) 38,565 57–75 L1
133 August 31 @ Twins 3–1 Rodríguez (3–2) Gant (4–9) Wick (1) 22,224 58–75 W1
September/October: 13–16 (Home: 6–10; Away: 7–6)
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134 September 1 @ Twins 3–0 Steele (3–2) Ryan (0–1) Alzolay (1) 21,784 59–75 W2
135 September 2 Pirates 6–5 (11) Heuer (6–2) Howard (2–3) 26,963 60–75 W3
136 September 3 Pirates 6–5 Megill (1–0) Miller (0–1) Wick (2) 24,441 61–75 W4
137 September 4 Pirates 7–6 Effross (1–0) Stratton (5–1) 30,020 62–75 W5
138 September 5 Pirates 11–8 Alzolay (5–13) Howard (2–4) Wick (3) 30,155 63–75 W6
139 September 6 Reds 4–3 Effross (2–0) Lorenzen (0–2) Morgan (2) 27,289 64–75 W7
140 September 7 Reds 3–4 Miley (12–5) Sampson (0–2) Givens (6) 24,925 64–76 L1
141 September 8 Reds 4–1 (10) Heuer (7–2) Brach (1–2) 25,861 65–76 W1
142 September 10 Giants 1–6 Doval (2–1) Megill (1–1) 29,439 65–77 L1
143 September 11 Giants 4–15 Gausman (14–5) Davies (6–11) Baragar (2) 34,723 65–78 L2
144 September 12 Giants 5–6 Webb (10–3) Steele (3–3) McGee (31) 32,021 65–79 L3
145 September 14 @ Phillies 6–3 Sampson (1–2) Gibson (10–7) Wick (4) 16,170 66–79 W1
146 September 15 @ Phillies 5–6 Kennedy (2–1) Megill (1–2) 16,299 66–80 L1
147 September 16 @ Phillies 8–17 Neris (3–6) Rodríguez (3–3) 20,208 66–81 L2
148 September 17 @ Brewers 5–8 Ashby (3–0) Wick (0–1) Hader (32) 28,483 66–82 L3
149 September 18 @ Brewers 4–6 Williams (8–2) Effross (2–1) Hader (33) 33,625 66–83 L4
150 September 19 @ Brewers 6–4 Morgan (1–0) Boxberger (5–4) Rucker (1) 34,213 67–83 W1
151 September 21 Twins 5–9 Barraclough (2–0) Mills (6–7) 25,594 67–84 L1
152 September 22 Twins 4–5 Ryan (2–1) Hendricks (14–7) Colomé (15) 24,402 67–85 L2
153 September 24 (1) Cardinals 5–8 (7) Reyes (10–8) Steele (3–4) Gallegos (13) 29,030 67–86 L3
154 September 24 (2) Cardinals 4–12 (7) Hudson (1–0) Davies (6–12) 35,020 67–87 L4
155 September 25 Cardinals 5–8 Kim (7–7) Heuer (7–3) 32,918 67–88 L5
156 September 26 Cardinals 2–4 Cabrera (4–5) Heuer (7–4) Gallegos (14) 26,547 67–89 L6
157 September 28 @ Pirates 6–8 De Los Santos (2–1) Morgan (1–1) Stratton (7) 9,218 67–90 L7
158 September 29 @ Pirates 3–2 Morgan (2–1) Shreve (3–3) Heuer (2) 9,236 68–90 W1
159 September 30 @ Pirates 9–0 Steele (4–4) Yajure (0–2) 10,152 69–90 W2
160 October 1 @ Cardinals 3–4 Gallegos (6–5) Nance (1–1) 41,618 69–91 L1
161 October 2 @ Cardinals 6–5 Adam (1–0) García (1–1) Wick (5) 45,239 70–91 W1
162 October 3 @ Cardinals 3–2 (7) Biagini (1–0) Woodford (3–4) 46,525 71–91 W2
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Cubs team member

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 95 67 0.586 45–36 50–31
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 5 45–36 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 24 39–42 32–49
Pittsburgh Pirates 61 101 0.377 34 37–44 24–57


Division Leaders W L Pct.
San Francisco Giants 107 55 0.660
Milwaukee Brewers 95 67 0.586
Atlanta Braves 88 73 0.547


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 106 56 0.654 +16
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 0.512 7
Philadelphia Phillies 82 80 0.506 8
San Diego Padres 79 83 0.488 11
New York Mets 77 85 0.475 13
Colorado Rockies 74 87 0.460 15½
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 19
Miami Marlins 67 95 0.414 23
Washington Nationals 65 97 0.401 25
Pittsburgh Pirates 61 101 0.377 29
Arizona Diamondbacks 52 110 0.321 38


Record vs. opponents

Source: NL Standings Head-to-head

Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–4 2–4 5–1 9–10 3–16 2–5 1–6 1–5 4–3 4–2 8–11 2–17 1–6 3–4 4–16
Atlanta 4–3 5–2 4–3 2–4 2–4 11–8 3–3 10–9 10–9 4–3 4–2 3–3 6–1 14–5 6–14
Chicago 4–2 2–5 8–11 3–3 4–3 1–5 4–15 4–3 2–5 14–5 5–1 1–6 9–10 4–3 6–14
Cincinnati 1–5 3–4 11–8 5–2 3–3 5–2 9–10 3–3 4–2 13–6 1–6 1–6 10–9 5–2 9–11
Colorado 10–9 4–2 3–3 2–5 6–13 4–2 2–5 2–5 5–2 4–2 11–8 4–15 3–4 4–2 10–10
Los Angeles 16–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 13–6 3–4 4–3 6–1 4–2 6–0 12–7 9–10 4–3 7–0 12–8
Miami 5–2 8–11 5–1 2–5 2–4 4–3 3–3 9–10 10–9 2–5 3–4 3–4 0–6 8–11 3–17
Milwaukee 6–1 3–3 15–4 10–9 5–2 3–4 3–3 4–2 2–5 14–5 5–2 4–3 8–11 5–1 8–12
New York 5–1 9–10 3–4 3–3 5–2 1–6 10–9 2–4 9–10 3–4 4–3 1–5 2–5 11–8 9–11
Philadelphia 3–4 9–10 5–2 2–4 2–5 2–4 9–10 5–2 10–9 4–3 4–2 2–4 4–3 13–6 8–12
Pittsburgh 2–4 3–4 5–14 6–13 2–4 0–6 5–2 5–14 4–3 3–4 3–4 4–3 7–12 2–4 10–10
San Diego 11–8 2–4 1–5 6–1 8–11 7–12 4–3 2–5 3–4 2–4 4–3 8–11 3–3 4–3 14–6
San Francisco 17–2 3–3 6–1 6–1 15–4 10–9 4–3 3–4 5–1 4–2 3–4 11–8 2–4 5–2 13–7
St. Louis 6–1 1–6 10–9 9–10 4–3 3–4 6–0 11–8 5–2 3–4 12–7 3–3 4–2 2–4 11–9
Washington 4–3 5–14 3–4 2–5 2–4 0–7 11–8 1–5 8–11 6–13 4–2 3–4 2–5 4–2 10–10

Updated with the results of all games through October 3, 2021.

Opening Day starters

Thursday, April 1, 2021 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field

Name Pos.
Ian Happ CF
Willson Contreras C
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Kris Bryant 3B
Joc Pederson LF
Javier Báez SS
Jason Heyward RF
David Bote 2B
Kyle Hendricks P

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Season summary

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

Transactions

April

April 1 Placed C Austin Romine, RHP Rowan Wick, and RHP Jonathan Holder on the 10-day IL. OF Jake Marisnick changed number to 16.
April 5 Traded RHP James Norwood to San Diego Padres for RHP Dauris Valdez.
April 12 Placed RHP Jason Adam, RHP Dan Winkler, and RHP Brandon Workman on the COVID-19 IL. Recalled RHP Justin Steele and LHP Brad Wieck from Alternate Training Site. Selected the contract of RHP Pedro Strop from Alternate Training Site.
April 13 Placed IF Matt Duffy on the COVID-19 IL. Selected the contract of IF Ildemaro Vargas from Alternate Training Site.
April 14 Activated RHP Jason Adam and C Austin Romine from the COVID-19 IL. Optioned RHP Adbert Alzolay and LHP Brad Wieck to Alternate Training Site. Selected the contract of RHP Shelby Miller from Alternate Training Site. Designated C Tony Wolters for assignment.
April 16 Activated IF Matt Duffy from IL. Returned IF Ildemaro Vargas to Alternate Training Site.
April 17 Outrighted C Tony Wolters to Alternate Training Site. Returned LHP Justin Steele and RHP Pedro Strop to Alternate Training Site. Activated RHP Brandon Workman and RHP Dan Winkler from the 10-day IL.
April 22 Placed OF Joc Pederson on the 10-day IL (left wrist tendinitis). Recalled IF Nico Hoerner from Alternate Training Site.
April 23 Placed RHP Shelby Miller on 10-day IL (low back strain). Recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Alternate Training Site.
April 24 Optioned LHP Kyle Ryan to Alternate Training Site. Recalled RHP Adbert Alzolay from Alternate Training Site.
April 25 RHP Ryan Tepera suspended.
April 26 Optioned RHP Jason Adam to Alternate Training Site. Placed RHP Rowan Wick and RHP Jonathan Holder on 60-day IL. Placed C Austin Romine on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of RHP Trevor Megill from Alternate Training Site.
April 27 Activated RHP Ryan Tepera.
April 29 Recalled LHP Justin Steel from Alternate Training Site. Designated RHP Brandon Workman for assignment.
April 30 Placed RHP Trevor Megill on 10-day IL (forearm strain). Released RHP Brandon Workman. Recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Iowa.

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May

May 1 Optioned LHP Kyle Ryan to Iowa. Recalled RHP Keegan Thompson from Iowa.
May 3 Optioned RHP Keegan Thompson to Alternate Training Site. Activated OF Joc Pederson from 10-day IL. Placed IF Nico Hoerner and RHP Dan Winkler on 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Iowa. Signed free agent LHP Ryan Kellogg to a minor league contract.
May 4 Placed RHP Jake Arrieta on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of IF Ildemaro Vargas from Iowa. Recalled RHP Keegan Thompson from Alternate Training Site. Recalled RHP Kohl Stewart from Iowa. Signed free agent LHP Alex Katz and RHP Austin Krzeminski to a minor league contract.
May 5 Optioned RHP Tyson Miller and RHP Kohl Stewart to Iowa. Placed C Austin Romin on the 60-day IL.
May 7 Selected the contract of OF Nick Martini from Iowa. Recalled RHP Jason Adam from Iowa. Designated LHP Kyle Ryan for assignment. Placed OF Ian Happ on 10-day IL.
May 10 Signed free agent RHP Adrian Sampson to a minor league contract.
May 11 Recalled LHP Brad Wieck from Iowa. Place OF Jake Marisnick on 10-day IL. Sent LHP Kyle Ryan outright to Iowa. Acquired OF Trayce Thompson from Arizona Diamondbacks.
May 14 Activated RHP Jake Arrieta and IF Nico Hoerner from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Jason Adam and OF Nick Martini to Iowa.
May 15 Activated OF Ian Happ from the 10-day IL. Designated IF Ildemaro Vargas for assignment.
May 16 Placed RHP Alec Mills on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of RHP Tommy Nance from Iowa.
May 18 Traded OF Cameron Maybin to New York Mets for cash.
May 19 Designated C Tony Wolters for assignment. Selected the contract of C P.J. Higgins from Iowa.
May 20 Placed OF Jason Heyward on 10-day IL. Recalled OF Nick Martini from Iowa.
May 21 Placed LHP Justin Steele on 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Brad Wieck from Iowa.
May 22 Sent C Tony Wolters outright to Iowa.
May 25 Placed IF Matt Duffy on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of IF Patrick Wisdom from Iowa. Designated RHP Jason Adam for assignment.
May 26 Released RHP Jason Adam. Activated RHP Shelby Miller and designated for assignment. Selected the contract of OF Rafael Ortega from Iowa. Placed IF Nico Hoerner on 10-day IL.
May 28 Signed free agent IF Tyler Ladendorf to a minor league contract.
May 29 Signed free agent IF Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor league contract.
May 30 Designated RHP Tyson Miller for assignment. Placed IF David Bote on the 10-day IL. Selected the contract of SS Sergio Alcantara from Iowa.
May 31 Placed RHP Trevor Williams on 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Kohl Stewart from Iowa. Released RHP Shelby Miller.

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June

June 2 Activated RHP Trevor Megill from IL and optioned him to Iowa.
June 5 Claimed RHP Dakota Chalmers off waivers from Minnesota Twins and optioned him to Tennessee Smokies. Activated OF Jason Heyward. Recalled RHP Cory Abbott from Iowa. Designated OF Nick Martini for assignment. Optioned LHP Brad Wieck to Iowa.
June 7 Sent OF Nick Martini outright to Iowa. Signed free agent IF Carlos Sepulveda to a minor league contract. Activated OF Jake Marisnick. Optioned RHP Kohl Stewart to Iowa.
June 8 Optioned RHP Cory Abbott to Iowa. Recalled RHP Kohl Stewart from Iowa. Activated RHP Alec Mills from IL. Placed RHP Adbert Alzolay on 10-day IL.
June 11 Selected the contract of C José Lobatón from Iowa. Placed C P.J. Higgins on the 10-day injured list. Designated RHP Dakota Chalmers for assignment.
June 12 Recalled RHP Trevor Megill from Iowa. Optioned RHP Kohl Stewart to Iowa.
June 13 Sent RHP Dakota Chalmers outright to Tennessee. Signed free agent RHP Jose Almonte to a minor league contract.
June 14 Signed free agent C Tim Susnara to a minor league contract.
June 16 Optioned RHP Trevor Megill to Iowa. Placed RHP Dillon Maples on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Cory Abbot from Iowa. Selected the contract of RHP Robert Stock. Selected the contract of Mike Hauschild from Lexington Legends. Placed C PJ Higgins on 60-day IL.
June 17 Optioned RHP Robert Stock to Iowa. Recalled LHP Brad Wieck from Iowa.
June 18 Signed free agent C Harrison Wenson to a minor league contract.
June 19 Selected the contract of SS Edwin Figuera from York Revolution.
June 20 Designated RHP Robert Stock for assignment. Recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Iowa. Optioned RHP Cory Abbot to Iowa.
June 21 Optioned LHP Kyle Ryan to Iowa. Activated RHP Adbert Alzolay from 10-day IL.
June 22 Signed free agent 1B Matt Warkentin to a minor league contract.
June 27 Signed free agent LHP Dalton Stambaugh to a minor league contract.
June 28 Optioned RHP Tommy Nance to Iowa. Recalled RHP Trevor Megill from Iowa.
June 29 Placed RHP Ryan Tepera on 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Trevor Megill to Iowa. Selected the contract of LHP Adam Morgan from Iowa. Placed IF Matt Duffy on 60-day IL. Recalled RHP Tommy Nance from Iowa.
June 30 Placed C José Lobatón on 60-day IL. Selected the contract of C Taylor Gushue from Iowa.

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July

July 1 Optioned RHP Tommy Nance to Iowa.
July 2 Recalled RHP Kohl Stewart from Iowa.
July 3 Selected the contract of LHP Tony Cingrani from Lexington Legends.
July 4 Activated IF Nico Hoerner from IL. Optioned IF Sergio Alcantara to Iowa.
July 5 Signed free agent C Robinson Chirinos. Designated C Taylor Gushue for assignment.
July 6 Placed IF Eric Sogard and RHP Kohl Stewart on 10-day IL. Recalled IF Sergio Alcantara from Iowa. Activated RHP Trevor Williams from IL.
July 7 Placed RHP Jake Arrieta on 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Cory Abbott from Iowa.
July 8 Optioned LHP Justin Steele to Iowa. Sent C Taylor Gushue outright to Iowa.
July 9 Activated RHP Ryan Tepera from IL. Placed LHP Brad Wieck on 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Cory Abbott to Iowa. Recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Iowa.
July 12 Signed free agent RHP Jason Adam to a minor league contract.
July 15 Traded CF Joc Pederson to Atlanta Braves for 1B Bryce Ball. Signed OF Christian Franklin and LHP Riley Martin.
July 16 Activated 2B Eric Sogard from the 10-day injured list. Signed LHP Jordan Wicks, SS Liam Spence, LHP Chase Watkins, OF Peter Matt, C Casey Opitz, OF Parker Chavers, and LHP Drew Gray.
July 18 Claimed 1B Frank Schwindel off waivers from Oakland Athletics.
July 19 Activated RHP Dillon Maples from IL. Optioned LHP Kyle Ryan to Iowa.
July 22 Recalled RHP Trevor Megill from Iowa. Optioned IF Sergio Alcantara to Iowa.
July 23 Activated IF Matt Duffy from IL. Designated IF Eric Sogard for assignment. Claimed OF Johneshwy Fargas off waivers from New York Mets and optioned to Iowa. Placed LHP Brad Wieck on 60-day IL.
July 24 Signed draft picks RHP Frankie Scalzo Jr., 3B James Triantos, RHP Erian Rodriguez, 3B BJ Murray Jr., RHP Zachary Leigh, and SS Christian Olivo.
July 25 Activated IF David Bote from IL. Optioned RHP Trevor Megill to Iowa.
July 26 Traded LHP Andrew Chafin to Oakland Athletics for 1B Greg Deichmann and RHP Daniel Palencia.
July 27 Recalled RHP Cory Abbott and LHP Kyle Ryan from Iowa. Optioned RHP Keegan Thompson to Iowa.
July 28 Released IF Eric Sogard.
July 29 Traded Anthony Rizzo and cash to the New York Yankees for RHP Alexander Vizcaino and OF Kevin Alcantara. Traded RHP Ryan Tepera to Chicago White Sox for LHP Bailey Horn. Placed IF Nico Hoerner and RHP Dillon Maples on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Trevor Megill and IF Sergio Alcantara from Iowa. Selected the contract of RHP Jake Jewell from Iowa. Optioned RHP Cory Abbott to Iowa. Optioned RHP Alexander Vizcaino to South Bend Cubs. Placed RHP Kohl Stewart on 60-day IL.
July 30 Traded IF Javier Báez, RHP Trevor Williams, and cash to New York Mets for OF Pete Crow-Armstrong. Traded RHP Craig Kimbrel to Chicago White Sox for IF Nick Madrigal and RHP Codi Heuer. Traded IF Kris Bryant to San Francisco Giants for OF Alexander Canario and RHP Caleb Kilian. Traded OF Jake Marisnick to San Diego Padres for RHP Anderson Espinoza. Recalled OF Johneshwy Fargas, IF Frank Schwindel and RHP Manuel Rodríguez from Iowa. Activated RHP Jake Arrieta from 10-day IL. Selected the contract of IF Andrew Romine and RHP Michael Rucker.
July 31 Activated RHP Codi Heuer.

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August

August 6 Placed OF Jason Heyward on 10-day IL. Recalled IF Greg Deichmann from Iowa.
August 10 Recalled LHPs Kyle Ryan and Justin Steele from Iowa. Activated RHP Rowan Wick from the IL. Optioned LHP Kyle Ryan and RHP Trevor Megill to Iowa.
August 11 Activated RHP Rowan Wick from IL. Optioned LHP Kyle Ryan to Iowa.
August 12 Placed C Willson Contreras on the 10-day IL. Released RHP Jake Arrieta. Designated LHP Kyle Ryan for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Ryan Meisinger from Iowa. Activated C Austin Romine.
August 14 Placed RHP Adbert Alzolay on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Trevor Megill from Iowa.
August 15 Activated OF Jason Heyward from IL. Optioned IF Greg Deichmann to Iowa.
August 17 Designated RHP Dan Winkler for assignment. Selected the contract of OF Michael Hermosillo from Iowa.
August 18 Designated OF Johneshwy Fargas for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Adrian Sampson from Iowa.
August 19 Signed free agent RHP Marcus Walden to a minor league contract.
August 20 Released RHP Dan Winkler. Sent OF Johneshwy Fargas outright to Iowa.
August 21 Recalled RHP Keegan Thompson from Iowa. Optioned RHP Jake Jewell to Iowa.
August 25 Recalled RHP Jake Jewell from Iowa.
August 26 Optioned RHP Jake Jewell to Iowa.
August 28 Designated RHPs Jake Jewell and Ryan Meisinger for assignment. Placed IF David Bote on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of RHP Scott Effross and IF Alfonso Rivas from Iowa.

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September

September 1 Activated RHPs Adbert Alzolay and Dillon Maples from IL.
September 4 Activated C Willson Contreras from the IL. Placed RHP Keegan Thompson on 10-day IL.
September 6 Activated IF David Bote from 10-day IL. Designated IF Austin Romine for assignment.
September 8 Placed OF Michael Hermosillo on the 10-day IL. Selected the contract of OF Nick Martini from Iowa. Sent IF Austin Romine outright to Iowa.
September 10 Placed LHP Adam Morgan on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Tommy Nance from Iowa. Signed free agent Jackson McClelland to a minor league contract.
September 14 Placed OF Jason Heyward on the 7-day concussion IL. Placed OF Michael Hermosillo on the 60-day IL. Selected the contract of OF Trayce Thompson from Iowa.
September 17 Placed RHP Manuel Rodriguez on the 10-day IL. Activated LHP Adam Morgan from the bereavement list.
September 19 Activated IF Nico Hoerner and RHP Keegan Thompson from the IL. Optioned OF Nick Martini to Iowa. Designated RHP Dillon Maples for assignment.
September 21 Placed OF Jason Heyward and IF Alfonso Rivas on the 10-day IL. Recalled OF Nick Martini from Iowa. Outrighted RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa.
September 24 Selected the contract of RHP Jason Adam from Iowa. Recalled IF Greg Deichmann from Iowa. Placed C Robinson Chirinos on 10-day IL.
September 25 Sent RHP Jason Adam to Iowa.
September 28 Placed RHP Keegan Thompson on 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Jason Adam from Iowa.
September 29 Placed IF Patrick Wisdom on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of IF Trent Giambrone from Iowa.
September 30 Placed C Austin Romine on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of C Erick Castillo from Iowa.

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October

October 1 Placed OF Nick Martini, IFs David Bote and Nico Hoerner on 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Cory Abbot from Iowa. Selected the contracts of IF Tyler Ladendorf and OF Johneshwy Fargas from Iowa.
October 2 Placed RHP Tommy Nance on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of RHP Joe Biagini from Iowa.
October 3 Placed C Willson Contreras on 10-day IL. Selected the contract of C Tyler Payne from Iowa. Placed IF Alfonso Rivas on the 60-day IL.

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Roster

2021 Chicago Cubs
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Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Statistics

Batting

(final stats)
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging Percentage

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG TB
Cory Abbott 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 1
Sergio Alcántara 89 220 30 45 6 3 5 17 3 30 71 .205 .303 .327 72
Adbert Alzolay 28 31 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 .065 .094 .097 3
Jake Arrieta 20 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 16 .095 .208 .095 2
Javier Báez 91 335 48 83 9 2 22 65 13 15 131 .248 .292 .484 162
David Bote 97 291 32 58 10 2 8 35 0 27 73 .199 .276 .330 96
Rex Brothers 54 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0
Kris Bryant 93 326 58 87 19 2 18 51 4 39 89 .267 .358 .503 164
Erick Castillo 4 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .250 2
Robinson Chirinos 45 97 13 22 5 1 5 15 0 9 36 .227 .324 .454 44
Willson Contreras 128 413 61 98 20 0 21 57 5 52 138 .237 .340 .438 181
Zach Davies 31 34 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 .176 .176 .176 6
Greg Deichmann 14 30 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 14 .133 .161 .133 4
Matt Duffy 97 289 45 83 12 0 5 30 8 25 63 .287 .357 .381 110
Johneshwy Fargas 15 31 3 7 0 1 0 2 1 2 8 .226 .250 .290 9
Trent Giambrone 5 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .154 .154 2
Taylor Gushue 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 0
Ian Happ 148 465 63 105 20 1 25 66 9 62 156 .226 .323 .434 202
Kyle Hendricks 30 52 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 2 26 .115 .148 .135 7
Michael Hermosillo 16 36 5 7 2 0 3 7 0 1 12 .194 .237 .500 18
Jason Heyward 31 323 35 69 15 2 8 30 5 27 68 .214 .280 .347 112
P. J. Higgins 9 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .043 .120 .043 1
Nico Hoerner 44 149 13 45 10 0 0 16 5 17 25 .302 .382 .369 55
Jake Jewell 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Tyler Ladendorf 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Craig Kimbrel 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
José Lobatón 6 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .154 .000 0
Jake Marisnick 65 128 17 29 6 3 5 22 3 9 43 .227 .294 .438 56
Nick Martini 25 37 4 10 1 0 0 4 0 6 10 .270 .356 .297 11
Alec Mills 36 32 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 .034 .034 .063 2
Tommy Nance 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Rafael Ortega 103 296 44 86 14 2 11 33 12 30 70 .291 .360 .463 137
Tyler Payne 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0
Joc Pederson 73 256 35 59 11 2 11 39 2 22 74 .230 .300 .418 107
Alfonso Rivas 18 44 7 14 1 0 1 3 0 4 16 .318 .388 .409 18
Anthony Rizzo 92 323 41 80 16 3 14 40 4 36 59 .248 .346 .446 144
Manuel Rodriguez 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Andrew Romine 26 60 7 11 2 0 1 5 0 4 24 .183 .234 .267 16
Austin Romine 28 60 5 13 2 0 1 5 0 2 22 .217 .242 .300 18
Michael Rucker 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Kyle Ryan 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Adrian Sampson 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 0
Frank Schwindel 56 222 42 76 19 1 13 40 2 16 36 .342 .389 .613 136
Eric Sogard 78 169 16 42 6 1 1 12 3 9 30 .249 .283 .314 53
Justin Steele 17 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .154 .154 2
Kohl Stewart 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 1
Robert Stock 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Keegan Thompson 29 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 2
Ildemaro Vargas 9 21 3 3 2 0 0 2 1 3 7 .143 .250 .238 5
Trevor Williams 12 18 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 .222 .263 .222 4
Dan Winkler 45 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Patrick Wisdom 106 338 54 78 13 0 28 61 4 32 153 .231 .305 .518 175
Tony Wolters 14 24 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 12 .125 .276 .125 3
TEAM TOTALS 162 5306 705 1255 225 26 210 672 86 502 1596 .237 .312 .407 2162

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Pitching

(final statistics)

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Cory Abbott 0 0 6.75 7 1 0 17.1 20 15 13 11 12
Jason Adam 1 0 5.91 12 0 0 10.2 10 7 7 6 19
Sergio Alcántara 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Adbert Alzolay 5 13 4.58 29 21 1 125.2 112 66 64 34 128
Jake Arrieta 5 11 6.68 20 20 0 86.1 113 75 66 39 74
Joe Biagini 1 0 0.00 1 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 1 2
Rex Brothers 3 2 5.26 57 0 1 53.0 41 31 31 35 75
Andrew Chafin 0 2 2.06 43 0 0 39.1 21 9 9 12 37
Zach Davies 6 12 5.78 32 32 0 148.0 162 99 95 75 114
Matt Duffy 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Scott Effross 2 1 3.68 14 0 0 14.2 13 6 6 1 18
Kyle Hendricks 14 7 4.77 32 32 0 181.0 200 101 96 44 131
Codi Heuer 3 3 3.14 25 0 2 28.2 20 12 10 13 17
Jake Jewell 0 2 9.90 10 0 0 10.0 18 12 11 5 10
Craig Kimbrel 2 3 0.49 39 0 23 36.2 13 6 2 13 64
Dillon Maples 1 0 2.59 28 0 0 31.1 15 10 9 25 40
Trevor Megill 1 2 8.37 0 0 0 23.2 36 24 22 8 30
Ryan Meisinger 0 0 12.27 7 0 0 7.1 11 10 10 5 6
Shelby Miller 0 0 31.50 3 0 0 2.0 7 7 7 5 1
Alec Mills 6 7 5.07 32 20 1 119.0 137 75 67 34 87
Adam Morgan 2 1 4.26 34 0 2 25.1 22 15 12 12 28
Tommy Nance 1 1 7.22 27 0 0 28.2 25 23 23 13 30
Anthony Rizzo 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 1 1
Manuel Rodríguez 3 3 6.11 20 0 1 17.2 18 18 12 12 16
Andrew Romine 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1
Michael Rucker 0 0 20 0 0 1 28.1 32 25 22 11 30
Kyle Ryan 0 0 6.75 13 0 1 13.1 17 10 10 6 8
Adrian Sampson 1 2 2.80 10 5 0 35.1 30 15 11 8 28
Eric Sogard 0 0 6.23 5 0 0 4.1 7 3 3 0 1
Justin Steele 4 4 4.26 20 9 0 57.0 50 29 27 27 59
Kohl Stewart 1 1 5.27 4 3 0 13.2 17 12 8 6 11
Robert Stock 0 1 11.25 1 1 0 4.0 4 5 5 6 3
Pedro Strop 1 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 2 3
Ryan Tepera 0 2 2.91 43 0 1 43.1 22 14 14 12 50
Keegan Thompson 3 3 3.38 32 6 1 53.1 48 22 20 31 55
Rowan Wick 0 1 4.30 22 0 5 23.0 17 12 11 14 29
Brad Wieck 0 0 0.00 15 0 0 17.0 10 0 0 10 28
Trevor Williams 4 2 5.06 13 12 0 58.2 68 37 33 22 61
Dan Winkler 1 3 5.22 47 0 0 39.2 32 24 23 30 40
Brandon Workman 0 2 6.75 10 0 0 8.0 12 9 6 7 11
TEAM TOTALS 71 91 4.87 162 162 40 1412.2 1386 839 765 596 1358

Source[213]

Farm system

See also: List of Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates

Due to MLB's change in the minor league system, teams had the opportunity to change minor league affiliations.[214] However, it was announced on December 9, 2020 that the Cubs would retain the same four minor league teams: Iowa (AAA), Tennessee (AA), South Bend (now high-A), and Myrtle Beach (low-A).[215]

Level Team League Manager Location Ballpark
AAA Iowa Cubs Triple-A East Marty Pevey Des Moines, Iowa Principal Park
AA Tennessee Smokies Double-A South Mark Johnson Knoxville, Tennessee Smokies Stadium
High-A South Bend Cubs High-A Central Michael Ryan South Bend, Indiana Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium
Low-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Low-A East Buddy Bailey Myrtle Beach, South Carolina TicketReturn.com Field
Rookie ACL Cubs Arizona Complex League Lance Rymel Mesa, Arizona Sloan Park
Rookie DSL Cubs Dominican Summer League Jovanny Rosario
Carlos Ramirez
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic Baseball City Complex

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