2024 Chicago Cubs
LeagueNational League
DivisionCentral
BallparkWrigley Field
CityChicago
Record24–17 (.585)
OwnersTom Ricketts
President of baseball operationsJed Hoyer
General managersCarter Hawkins
ManagerCraig Counsell
TelevisionMarquee Sports Network
Jon Sciambi, Jim Deshaies, Pat Hughes, Beth Mowins
RadioWSCR
Chicago Cubs Radio Network
Pat Hughes, Ron Coomer, Zach Zaidman
← 2023 Seasons

The 2024 Chicago Cubs season is the 153rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 149th in the National League, and the Cubs' 109th season at Wrigley Field. The Cubs are led by first-year manager Craig Counsell and play as members of Major League Baseball's National League Central.

Previous season

The Cubs finished the 2023 season 83–79 to finish in second place in the Central division, nine games behind the Brewers.[1] After being in position for a wild card spot through most of August and September, the Cubs finished one game out of the final wild card spot.[2] It marked the third consecutive season they failed to make the playoffs.

Offseason

Coaching changes

On November 6, 2023, the Cubs fired manager David Ross after four seasons.[3] Craig Counsell, who had managed the Milwaukee Brewers for the previous nine years, was named the new manager on the same day in a surprising move.[4] There had been no prior indications that the Cubs would fire Ross or were interested in hiring Counsell.[5] The Cubs gave Counsell a contract for five years at $8 million per year, making him the highest paid manager in MLB history.[6]

On January 2, 2024, the Cubs named Ryan Flaherty the team's bench coach.[7] Other new coaches included Darren Holmes as the bullpen coach, Mark Strittmatter as major league field coordinator, and assistant hitting coach John Mallee, who had previously been the Cubs' hitting coach from 2015 to 2017.[7]

Transactions

October 2023

October 2 Activated RHP Brad Boxberger from 15-day Injured List. Activated IF Nico Hoerner from 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Ben Brown, OF Brennen Davis, RHP Jeremiah Estrada, RHP Caleb Kilian, IF Matt Mervis, RHP Michael Rucker, and LHP Jordan Wicks from Iowa Cubs. Recalled RHPs Keegan Thompson and Hayden Wesneski from Arizona Complex League Cubs. Recalled OF Kevin Alcántara from Tennessee Smokies.

Source[8]

November 2023

November 2 IF Jeimer Candelario, RHP Tyler Duffey, RHP Michael Fulmer, and RHP Shane Greene elected free agency.
November 6 OF Cody Bellinger, RHP Brad Boxberger, and RHP Marcus Stroman elected free agency. Activated RHP Codi Heuer, IF Nick Madrigal, LHP Brandon Hughes, and RHP Ethan Roberts. Traded LHP Brendon Little to Toronto Blue Jays for cash. Selected the contract of IF Luis Vazquez from Iowa. Sent RHP Nick Burdi outright to Iowa.
November 8 Signed freed agent IF Ronnyel Espinoza to a minor league contract.
November 14 Selected the contract of LHP Bailey Horn from Iowa. Selected the contract of RHP Porter Hodge from Tennessee. Selected the contracts of RHP Micheal Arias from South Bend Cubs.
November 17 RHP Codi Heuer, LHP Brandon Hughes, and RHP Ethan Roberts elected free agency.
November 28 Signed free agents C Ivan Cespedes and RHP Alberto Chala to minor league contracts.
November 29 Signed free agents LHPs Edwin Escobar and Jeremy Guzman to minor league contracts.

Source[9]

December 2023

December 2 Signed free agent RHP Ethan Roberts to a minor league contract.
December 14 Signed free agents C Jorge Alfaro, C Joe Hudson, and LHP Thomas Pannone to minor league contracts.
December 22 Signed free agent RHP Colten Brewer to a minor league contract.

Source[10]

January 2024

January 5 Claimed C Brian Serven off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
January 11 Signed free agent LHP Shōta Imanaga.
January 15 Signed free agents SS Fernando Cruz, 2B Enyel Rosario, OF Jesus Rodriguez, SS Ezequiel Pen, RHP Yander Maria, RHP Frailin Alejo, RHP Julian Duran, SS Juan Monso, OF Cesar Lugo, SS Isaac Moscote, #B Edgardo De Leo, C Diego Gonzalez, and OF Robin Ortiz to minor league contracts.
January 16 Signed free agent LHP Richard Lovelady to a minor league contract.
January 31 Signed free agent RHP Sam McWilliams to a minor league contract.

Source[11]

February 2024

February 1 Signed free agent RHP Hector Neris. Designated RHP Michael Rucker for assignment.
February 2 Signed free agent LHP Blake Weiman to a minor league contract.
February 6 Signed free agent RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to a minor league contract. Traded RHP Michael Rucker to Philadelphia Phillies for cash.
February 7 Signed free agent RHP JC Coronado to a minor league contract.
February 9 Invited non-roster LHP Brad Wieck, SS Matt Shaw, RHP Chris Clarke, C Pablo Aliendo, OF Owen Caissie, RHP Cam Sanders, 2B David Bote, 2B Chase Strumpf, RHP Riley Thompson, C Jorge Alfaro, and 2B Bryce Windham to spring training.
February 19 Signed free agent IF Jesus Meneses to a minor league contract.
February 23 Invited non-roster C Haydn McGeary to spring training. C Casey Opitz, RHP Connor Noland, RHP Nick Hull, SS Josh Rivera, RHP Frankie Scalzo Jr., RHP Joe Nahas, OF Cole Roederer, SS Jefferson Rojas, and RHP Hunter Bigge assigned to Chicago Cubs.
February 24 RHP Jose Romero, RHP Chris Kachmar, 1B Jonathon Long, OF Brett Bateman, RHP Jose Romero, RHP Yovanny Cabrera, RHP Yovanny Cabrera, and OF Ezequiel Pagan assigned to Chicago Cubs.
February 25 LHP Riley Martin, OF Christian Franklin, OF Bradlee Beesley, RHP Tyler Santana, 3B BJ Murray Jr., C Moises Ballesteros, RHP Cayne Ueckert, RHP Blake Whitney, RHP Sam Armstrong, and SS Hayden Cantrelle assigned to Chicago Cubs.
February 26 RHP Richard Gallardo, SS Jake Slaughter, RHP Luis Devers, OF Darius Hill, and OF Jordan Nwogu assigned to Chicago Cubs.
February 27 Signed free agent OF Cody Bellinger. Traded LHP Bailey Horn to Chicago White Sox for RHP Matthew Thompson. LF David Peralta, 3B James Triantos, RHP Matthew Thompson, and 1B Dominic Smith assigned to Chicago Cubs.
February 28 SS Reivaj Garcia assigned to Chicago Cubs.

Source[12]

March 2024

March 1 Signed free agent RHPs Cesar Pierret and Jhon Rosario to a minor league contract. Signed free agent 1B Garrett Cooper to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
March 2 SS Ed Howard and RHP Eduarniel Nunez assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 4 SS Rafael Morel, SS Luis Verdugo, and OF Yohendrick Pinango assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 7 RHP Jake Reindl assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 8 LHP Chase Watkins and SS Cristian Hernandez assigned to Chicago Cubs. Optioned SS Luis Vazquez, OF Brennen Davis, OF Pete Crow-Armstrong, and OF RHP Ben Brown to Iowa. Optioned RHP Michael Arias, RHP Porter Hodge, and OF Kevin Alcántara to Tennessee.
March 9 OF Parker Chavers assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 10 SS Liam Spence, SS Scott McKeon, CF Jacob Wetzel, SS Fabian Pertuz, CF Ismael Mena and 2B Juan Mora assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 13 OF Jefferson Encarnacion and OF Cristian More assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 14 SS Christian Olivo assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 15 SS Leonel Espinoza and LHP Dalton Stambaugh assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 16 OF Alfonsin Rosario, 3B Brian Kalmer, RHP Zac Leigh, and C Caleb Knight assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 17 Optioned RHP Keegan Thompson and 1B Matt Mervis to Iowa.
March 21 Optioned RHP Daniel Palencia to Iowa. Assigned 3B Drew Bowser and RHP Porter Hodge to Chicago Cubs.
March 22 Assigned OF Andy Garriola, and C Ethan Hearn to Chicago Cubs.
March 23 Assigned RHP Hunter Viets to Chicago Cubs.
March 24 Released RHP Carl Edwards Jr and IF Dominic Smith.
March 25 Optioned OF Alexander Canario and RHP Hayden Wesneski to Iowa. Assigned SS Pedro Ramirez to Chicago Cubs.
March 26 Assigned C David Avitia and OF Kevin Alcatara TO Chicago Cubs.

Source[13]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Thursday, March 28, 2024 vs. Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field.

Name Pos.
Ian Happ LF
Seiya Suzuki RF
Cody Bellinger CF
Christopher Morel DH
Dansby Swanson SS
Michael Busch 1B
Nico Hoerner 2B
Nick Madrigal 3B
Yan Gomes C
Justin Steele P

Game Log

Legend
  Cubs win
  Cubs loss
  Postponement
Bold Cubs team member
2024 Game Log: 24–17 (Home: 13–6; Road: 11–11)
March/April: 18–12 (Home: 10–3; Road: 8–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/
Box
1 March 28 @ Rangers 3–4 (10) Robertson (1–0) Smyly (0–1) 42,130 0–1 L1
2 March 30 @ Rangers 2–11 Bradford (1–0) Hendricks (0–1) 37,570 0–2 L2
3 March 31 @ Rangers 9–5 Neris (1–0) Leclerc (0–1) 32,078 1–2 W1
4 April 1 Rockies 5–0 Imanaga (1–0) Hudson (0–1) 40,072 2–2 W2
5 April 2 Rockies 12–2 Assad (1–0) Freeland (0–2) 26,555 3–2 W3
6 April 3 Rockies 9–8 Alzolay (1–0) Mears (0–1) 25,900 4–2 W4
7 April 5 Dodgers 9–7 Smyly (1–1) Miller (1–1) Alzolay (1) 34,981 5–2 W5
8 April 6 Dodgers 1–4 Yamamoto (1–1) Wicks (0–1) 41,040 5–3 L1
9 April 7 Dodgers 8–1 Almonte (1–0) Stone (0–1) Palencia (1) 38,322 6–3 W1
10 April 8 @ Padres 8–9 Peralta (1–0) Alzolay (1–1) Suárez (4) 33,864 6–4 L1
11 April 9 @ Padres 5–1 Smyly (2–1) Musgrove (1–2) 35,171 7–4 W1
12 April 10 @ Padres 2–10 Cease (1–1) Hendricks (0–2) 39,048 7–5 L1
13 April 12 @ Mariners 2–4 Miller (2–1) Wicks (0–2) Stanek (2) 33,500 7–6 L2
14 April 13 @ Mariners 4–1 Imanaga (2–0) Hancock (1–2) Alzolay (2) 38,104 8–6 W1
15 April 14 @ Mariners 3–2 Assad (2–0) Castillo (0–4) Alzolay (3) 32,423 9–6 W2
16 April 15 @ Diamondbacks 3–2 (11) Thompson (1–0) Jarvis (0–1) 24,468 10–6 W3
17 April 16 @ Diamondbacks 11–12 (10) Ginkel (1–0) Smyly (2–2) 26,426 10–7 L1
18 April 17 @ Diamondbacks 5–3 Wesneski (1–0) Pfaadt (1–1) 26,567 11–7 W1
April 18 Marlins Postponed (rain); Makeup: April 20
19 April 19 Marlins 8–3 Taillon (1–0) Puk (0–4) 29,595 12–7 W2
20 April 20 (1) Marlins 2–3 Faucher (1–0) Alzolay (1–2) Scott (3) 36,379 12–8 L1
21 April 20 (2) Marlins 5–3 Imanaga (3–0) Bender (0–1) Neris (1) 32,386 13–8 W1
22 April 21 Marlins 3–6 Cabrera (1–0) Hendricks (0–3) Scott (4) 36,067 13–9 L1
23 April 23 Astros 7–2 Wicks (1–2) France (0–3) 30,643 14–9 W1
24 April 24 Astros 4–3 Taillon (2–0) Arrighetti (0–3) Neris (2) 32,327 15–9 W2
25 April 25 Astros 3–1 Wesneski (2–0) Montero (0–1) Neris (3) 29,876 16–9 W3
26 April 26 @ Red Sox 7–1 Imanaga (4–0) Crawford (1–1) 31,801 17–9 W4
27 April 27 @ Red Sox 0–17 Slaten (2–0) Brown (0–1) 35,169 17–10 L1
28 April 28 @ Red Sox 4–5 Jansen (1–0) Leiter Jr. (0–1) 32,052 17–11 L2
29 April 29 @ Mets 3–1 Leiter Jr. (1–1) Díaz (0–1) Neris (4) 25,046 18–11 W1
30 April 30 @ Mets 2–4 Reid-Foley (1–0) Alzolay (1–3) López (2) 22,880 18–12 L1
May: 6–5 (Home: 3–3; Road: 3–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/
Box
31 May 1 @ Mets 1–0 Imanaga (5–0) Buttó (0–2) Neris (5) 22,485 19–12 W1
32 May 2 @ Mets 6–7 (11) Young (1–0) Palencia (0–1) 22,224 19–13 L1
33 May 3 Brewers 1–3 Peguero (4–0) Alzolay (1–4) Megill (2) 33,557 19–14 L2
34 May 4 Brewers 6–5 Taillon (3–0) Myers (0–2) Neris (6) 40,505 20–14 W1
35 May 5 Brewers 5–0 Assad (3–0) Peralta (3–1) 39,299 21–14 W2
36 May 6 Padres 3–6 Darvish (2–1) Lovelady (0–1) Suárez (11) 35,560 21–15 L1
37 May 7 Padres 3–2 Neris (2–0) De Los Santos (1–2) 38,133 22–15 W1
38 May 8 Padres 0–3 Cease (5–2) Wesneski (2–1) Suárez (11) 30,138 22–16 L1
39 May 10 @ Pirates 7–2 Brown (1–1) Jones (2–4) 16,454 23–16 W1
40 May 11 @ Pirates 9–10 Holderman (1–0) Thompson (1–1) Bednar (7) 34,924 23–17 L1
41 May 12 @ Pirates 5–4 (10) Neris (3–0) Chapman (0–3) Alzolay (4) 18,554 24–17 W1
42 May 13 @ Braves
43 May 14 @ Braves
44 May 15 @ Braves
45 May 16 Pirates
46 May 17 Pirates
47 May 18 Pirates
48 May 19 Pirates
49 May 21 Braves
50 May 22 Braves
51 May 23 Braves
52 May 24 @ Cardinals
53 May 25 @ Cardinals
54 May 26 @ Cardinals
55 May 27 @ Brewers
56 May 28 @ Brewers
57 May 29 @ Brewers
58 May 30 @ Brewers
59 May 31 Reds
June: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/
Box
60 June 1 Reds
61 June 2 Reds
62 June 4 White Sox
63 June 5 White Sox
64 June 6 @ Reds
65 June 7 @ Reds
66 June 8 @ Reds
67 June 9 @ Reds
68 June 11 @ Rays
69 June 12 @ Rays
70 June 13 @ Rays
71 June 14 Cardinals
72 June 15 Cardinals
73 June 16 Cardinals
74 June 17 Giants
75 June 18 Giants
76 June 19 Giants
77 June 21 Mets
78 June 22 Mets
79 June 23 Mets
80 June 24 @ Giants
81 June 25 @ Giants
82 June 26 @ Giants
83 June 27 @ Giants
84 June 28 @ Brewers
85 June 29 @ Brewers
86 June 30 @ Brewers
July: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/
Box
87 July 2 Phillies
88 July 3 Phillies
89 July 4 Phillies
90 July 5 Angels
91 July 6 Angels
92 July 7 Angels
93 July 9 @ Orioles
94 July 10 @ Orioles
95 July 11 @ Orioles
96 July 12 @ Cardinals
97 July 13 @ Cardinals
98 July 14 @ Cardinals
ASG July 16 NL @ AL
99 July 19 Diamondbacks
100 July 20 Diamondbacks
101 July 21 Diamondbacks
102 July 22 Brewers
103 July 23 Brewers
104 July 24 Brewers
105 July 26 @ Royals
106 July 27 @ Royals
107 July 28 @ Royals
108 July 29 @ Reds
109 July 30 @ Reds
110 July 31 @ Reds
August: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/
Box
111 August 1 Cardinals
112 August 2 Cardinals
113 August 3 Cardinals
114 August 4 Cardinals
115 August 5 Twins
116 August 6 Twins
117 August 7 Twins
118 August 9 @ White Sox
119 August 10 @ White Sox
120 August 12 @ Guardians
121 August 13 @ Guardians
122 August 14 @ Guardians
123 August 16 Blue Jays
124 August 17 Blue Jays
125 August 18 Blue Jays
126 August 20 Tigers
127 August 21 Tigers
128 August 22 Tigers
129 August 23 @ Marlins
130 August 24 @ Marlins
131 August 25 @ Marlins
132 August 26 @ Pirates
133 August 27 @ Pirates
134 August 28 @ Pirates
135 August 30 @ Nationals
136 August 31 @ Nationals
September: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/
Box
137 September 1 @ Nationals
138 September 2 Pirates
139 September 3 Pirates
140 September 4 Pirates
141 September 6 Yankees
142 September 7 Yankees
143 September 8 Yankees
144 September 9 @ Dodgers
145 September 10 @ Dodgers
146 September 11 @ Dodgers
147 September 13 @ Rockies
148 September 14 @ Rockies
149 September 15 @ Rockies
150 September 16 Athletics
151 September 17 Athletics
152 September 18 Athletics
153 September 19 Nationals
154 September 20 Nationals
155 September 21 Nationals
156 September 22 Nationals
157 September 23 @ Phillies
158 September 24 @ Phillies
159 September 25 @ Phillies
160 September 27 Reds
161 September 28 Reds
162 September 29 Reds

Season standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 24 16 0.600 10–8 14–8
Chicago Cubs 24 17 0.585 ½ 13–6 11–11
Pittsburgh Pirates 18 23 0.439 9–12 9–11
Cincinnati Reds 17 23 0.425 7 9–13 8–10
St. Louis Cardinals 16 24 0.400 8 6–11 10–13


National League Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
Philadelphia Phillies 28 13 0.683
Los Angeles Dodgers 27 15 0.643
Milwaukee Brewers 24 16 0.600
Wild Card teams
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 24 12 0.667 +5½
Chicago Cubs 24 17 0.585 +3
San Diego Padres 22 21 0.512
Washington Nationals 19 20 0.487 1
New York Mets 18 20 0.474
Arizona Diamondbacks 19 22 0.463 2
San Francisco Giants 19 23 0.452
Pittsburgh Pirates 18 23 0.439 3
Cincinnati Reds 17 23 0.425
St. Louis Cardinals 16 24 0.400
Colorado Rockies 12 28 0.300
Miami Marlins 11 31 0.262 10½


Record vs. opponents

Source: MLB Standings Grid – 2024

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

Updated with the results of all games through May 6, 2024.

Season summary

March

April

May

Transactions

March

March 28 Placed RHP Caleb Killian on 60-day injured list (IL). Placed RHP Jameson Taillon and IF Patrick Wisdom on 15-day IL retroactive to March 25.
March 29 Signed free agent C Curt Casali to a minor league contract.
March 30 Placed LHP Justin Steele on 15-day IL retroactve to March 29. Recalled RHP Ben Brown from Iowa.

Source[13]

April

April 4 Signed free agent RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to a minor league contract.
April 5 Signed free agent C Ali Sánchez, RHP Jordan Henriquez, RHP Elvis Blanco, OF Leroy Escalante, and RHP Carlos Rangel to minor league contracta.
April 7 Placed RHP Julian Merryweather on 15-day IL retroactive to April 6. Recalled RHP Daniel Palencia from Iowa.
April 11 Traded C Joe Hudson to New York Mets.
April 12 Optioned RHP José Cuas to Iowa. Recalled RHP Keegan Thompson from Iowa.
April 15 Placed OF Seiya Suzuki on 10-day IL. Recalled OF Alexander Canario from Iowa.
April 17 Recalled RHP Hayden Wesneski from Iowa. Optioned LHP Luke Little and RHP Daniel Palencia to Iowa. Transferred RHP Julian Merryweather to 60-day IL. Selected the contract of RHP Colten Brewer from Iowa.
April 18 Activated RHP Jameson Taillon from 15-day IL and IF Patrick Wisdon from 10-day IL. Optioned IF Miles Mastrobuoni and RHP Hayden Wesneski to Iowa. Signed free agent RHP Julio Teherán to minor league contract.
April 20 Recalled LHP Luke Little from Iowa.
April 21 Optioned LHP Luke Little to Iowa. Signed LHP Mitchell Tyranski.
April 23 Recalled LHP Luke Little, IF Matt Mervis, and RHP Hayden Wesneski from Iowa. Designated IF Garrett Cooper for assignment. Placed RHP Kyle Hendricks and LHP Drew Smyly on 15-day IL.
April 24 Placed Of Cody Bellinger on the 10-day IL. Recalled OF Pete Crow-Armstrong from Iowa.
April 25 Signed free agent RHP Nico Zeglin to a minor league contract.
April 27 Traded IF Garrett Cooper to Boston Red Sox for cash. Signed free agent RHP Dan Straily to a minor league contract.
April 28 Placed LHP Jordan Wicks on 15-day IL. Recalled RHP Daniel Palencia from Iowa. Optioned LHP Luke Little to Iowa. Selected the contract of Richard Lovelady from Iowa.
April 29 Signed free agent RHP Roque Osorio, RHP Ismael Morey, RHP Fred Fajardo, RHP Gabriel Encarnacion, RHP Moises Flores, and RHP Rowell Arroyo to minor league contracts.
April 30 Signed free agent RHP Roque Osorio to a minor league contract.

Source[54]

May

May 1 Signed free agent RHP Aaron Perry to a minor league contract. Assigned RHP Jake Wong to Chicago Cubs.
May 4 Recalled IF Miles Mastrobuoni from Iowa. Optioned IF Matt Mervis to Iowa.
May 6 Activated LHP Justin Steel form IL. Optioned RHP Keegan Thompson to Iowa.
May 7 Activated OF Cody Bellinger from IL. Placed RHP Daniel Palencia on 15-day IL. Optioned OF Alexander Canario to Iowa. Recalled RHP Keegan Thompson from Iowa.

Source[55]

Roster

Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen


Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers


Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list



Statistics

Batting

(through May 5)
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; TB = Total bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG TB
Miguel Amaya 24 69 7 13 2 1 1 10 0 6 18 .188 .266 .290 20
Cody Bellinger 22 84 10 19 1 1 5 17 0 11 15 .226 .320 .440 37
Michael Busch 33 115 17 30 6 1 6 18 0 10 42 .261 .318 .487 56
Alexander Canario 13 22 4 6 1 0 1 2 1 2 11 .273 .360 .455 10
Pete Crow-Armstrong 12 33 3 8 2 0 1 7 2 1 7 .242 .257 .394 13
Garrett Cooper 12 37 3 10 1 1 1 6 0 4 13 .270 .341 .432 16
Yan Gomes 17 48 3 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 17 .188 .188 .271 13
Ian Happ 32 119 18 28 5 1 1 12 1 21 36 .235 .355 .319 38
Nico Hoerner 34 131 21 37 10 1 1 10 4 13 14 .282 .358 .397 52
Nick Madrigal 30 41 4 8 3 0 0 7 1 2 2 .195 .250 .268 11
Miles Mastrobuoni 8 12 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .000 .077 .000 0
Matt Mervis 9 26 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 8 .115 .148 .154 4
Christopher Morel 34 123 20 27 3 1 7 21 3 17 30 .220 .312 .431 53
Seiya Suzuki 15 59 11 18 4 0 3 13 1 6 20 .305 .368 .525 31
Dansby Swanson 35 123 20 27 3 1 4 12 4 11 38 .220 .287 .358 44
Mike Tauchman 31 93 20 25 7 0 3 10 1 19 21 .269 .404 .441 41
Patrick Wisdom 8 23 4 6 2 1 1 6 2 4 6 .261 .370 .565 13
TEAM TOTALS 35 1158 168 274 52 9 36 157 19 129 301 .237 .318 .390 452

Source[56]

Pitching

(through May 5)
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
Yency Almonte 1 0 3.68 16 0 1 14.2 8 7 6 8 20
Adbert Alzolay 1 4 5.54 14 0 3 13.0 16 11 8 4 11
Javier Assad 3 0 1.66 7 7 0 38.0 27 7 7 12 31
Colten Brewer 0 0 4.15 5 0 0 8.2 7 5 4 3 8
Ben Brown 0 1 4.23 8 4 0 27.1 24 13 13 11 27
José Cuas 0 0 12.00 5 0 0 6.0 10 8 8 2 6
Kyle Hendricks 0 3 12.00 5 5 0 21.0 37 28 28 7 16
Shota Imanaga 5 0 0.78 6 6 0 34.2 22 5 3 4 35
Mark Leiter Jr. 1 1 0.59 16 0 0 15.1 12 3 1 7 17
Luke Little 0 0 7.00 10 1 0 9.0 8 7 7 7 8
Richard Lovelady 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 3.1 2 0 0 1 4
Julian Merryweather 0 0 1.93 4 0 0 4.2 4 1 1 2 6
Matt Mervis 0 0 81.00 1 0 0 0.2 7 6 6 0 0
Héctor Neris 1 0 3.46 14 0 6 13.0 10 5 5 12 12
Daniel Palencia 0 1 4.50 6 0 1 10.0 8 6 5 7 11
Drew Smyly 2 2 4.97 9 0 0 12.2 12 9 7 5 11
Justin Steele 0 0 1.93 1 1 0 4.2 3 1 1 1 6
Jameson Taillon 3 0 1.13 4 4 0 24.0 16 4 3 5 16
Keegan Thompson 1 0 3.38 7 0 0 10.2 8 7 4 4 14
Hayden Wesneski 2 0 0.54 4 2 0 16.2 9 2 1 3 14
Jordan Wicks 0 2 4.70 5 5 0 23.0 26 15 12 9 28
Patrick Wisdom 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 1 0
TEAM TOTALS 21 14 3.75 35 35 11 311.2 277 150 130 115 301

Source[56]

Farm system

See also: List of Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates

On February 5, the Cubs announced the minor league managers for their farm system.[57]

Level Team League Manager Location Ballpark
AAA Iowa Cubs International League Marty Pevey Des Moines, Iowa Principal Park
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Lance Rymel Knoxville, Tennessee Smokies Stadium
High-A South Bend Cubs Midwest League Nick Lovullo South Bend, Indiana Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium
Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Buddy Bailey Myrtle Beach, South Carolina TicketReturn.com Field
Rookie ACL Cubs Arizona Complex League Corey Ray Mesa, Arizona Sloan Park
Rookie DSL Cubs Dominican Summer League Enrique Wilson
Carlos Ramirez
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic Baseball City Complex

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