The Cubs announced 10 more cuts from the spring roster on Friday morning, including some big names who’ve been getting a good deal of playing time with the big club. Alexander Canario and Brennen Davis have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa; Ben Brown, Ryan Jensen, and Miguel Amaya were optioned to Double-A Tennessee, and Kevin Alcántara has been optioned to High-A South Bend.
Non-roster invitees Pete Crow-Armstrong, Danis Correa, Jordan Holloway, and Ben Leeper were all reassigned to minor-league camp. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with PCA, who made some terrific adjustments with High-A South Bend last season. His defense is already MLB-ready, but his plate approach needs to be further refined before he’s ready for the show. An assignment to Double-A Tennessee makes sense.
Chicago’s spring roster of 56 players consists of 33 pitchers (13 non-roster invitees), four catchers (two non-roster invitees), 11 infielders (three non-roster invitees), six outfielders (two non-roster invitees) and two infielder/outfielders.