Chicago Cubs announce their Opening Day roster
Cubs are set for the 2020 season (Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports)

Chicago Cubs announce their Opening Day roster

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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have set their Opening Day 30-man roster in advance of their 2020 season opener tomorrow night vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Cubs have placed left-handed pitcher José Quintana on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 20) with a left thumb nerve injury and placed infielder Daniel Descalso on the 45-day injured list with a left ankle sprain.

The Cubs have recalled right-handed pitchers James Norwood and Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa. Right-handed pitchers Ryan Tepera and Jharel Cotton have been optioned to the club’s South Bend Summer Camp roster. Right-handed pitcher Colin Rea, who was optioned to Iowa on March 10, has been assigned to the South Bend roster.

The Cubs have selected the contracts of catcher Josh Phegley and left-handed pitcher Rex Brothers. Infielder/outfielder Robel García has been designated for assignment.

The Cubs have assigned four non-roster players to the South Bend Summer Camp Roster: infielder Hernán Pérez, outfielder Ian Miller, catcher P.J. Higgins and left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen.

Outfielder Mark Zagunis has opted out for the season and has been placed on the restricted list. He is no longer part of the club’s 60-man player pool.

Chicago’s 40-man roster remains at 40 players and the club’s 60-man player pool stands at 53 players: 30 in Chicago and 23 in South Bend.

Here is a look at the Cubs 2020 Opening Day roster:


11-Yu Darvish, RHP

24-Jeremy Jeffress, RHP

28-Kyle Hendricks, RHP

30-Alec Mills, RHP

32-Tyler Chatwood, RHP

34-Jon Lester, LHP

36-Dillon Maples, RHP

38-Brad Wieck, LHP

43-Dan Winkler, RHP

46-Craig Kimbrel, RHP

48-Rex Brothers, LHP

50-Rowan Wick, RHP

51-Duane Underwood Jr., RHP

56-Kyle Ryan, LHP

57-James Norwood, RHP

62-José Quintana, LHP (10-day IL)

65-Casey Sadler, RHP


2-Nico Hoerner

9-Javier Báez

13-David Bote

17-Kris Bryant

27-Jason Kipnis

33-Daniel Descalso (45-Day IL)

44-Anthony Rizzo


5-Albert Almora Jr.

8-Ian Happ

12-Kyle Schwarber

21-Steven Souza Jr.

22-Jason Heyward


4-Josh Phegley

7-Victor Caratini

40-Willson Contreras

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