The Cubs have trimmed the roster down to 51 players as the regular season approaches, though none of the cuts are really surprising at this point. Brennen Davis is probably the biggest name here, not that he had a chance to make the team this season.
Here’s the full press release:
The Chicago Cubs have assigned 22 players to minor league camp, reducing their spring roster from 73 to 51 players.
Right-handed pitchers Cory Abbott, Tyson Miller and Kohl Stewart have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Right-handed pitcher Manuel Rodríguez, catcher Miguel Amaya and infielder Christopher Morel have been optioned to Double-A Tennessee.
Sixteen non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: Right-handed pitchers James Bourque, Juan Gámez, Jake Jewell, Tommy Nance, Michael Rucker and Robert Stock; left-handed pitchers Brendon Little and Jerry Vasto; catchers Taylor Gushue and Tyler Payne; infielders Abiatal Avelino, Alfonso Rivas, Chase Strumpf, Andy Weber and Patrick Wisdom; outfielder Brennen Davis.
Chicago’s spring roster of 51 players consists of 28 pitchers (which includes six non-roster invitees), four catchers (two non-roster invitees), 10 infielders (four non-roster invitees) and nine outfielders (five non-roster invitees).