The Arizona Fall League rosters have been announced (subject to change), and eight Cubs have been assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox.
Five MLB clubs are associated with each of the six AFL teams, and while Cubs players are always assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox (the Cubs are the Solar Sox "host team" because the Solar Sox play their home games at the Cubs Spring Training stadium at HoHoKam Park), the other four teams vary from year to year.
This year, players from the Dodgers, Astros, Tigers, and Orioles will be assigned to the Solar Sox.
Each of the five teams assigns four pitchers (at least one of whom must be capable of being a starting pitcher) and three position players (specific positions to be filled by each team are determined in a conference call beftween the five MLB clubs farm directors in mid-August).
In addition, clubs can assign additional players (regardless of position) to the AFL team's "Taxi Squad," meaning the player can only be active for games on Wednesday and Sa...