Chicago Cubs announce their Opening Day roster
|Thursday, July 23, 2020, 12:13 PM-|
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:
PITCHERS (16+1 IL)
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
INFIELDERS (6+1 IL)
33-Daniel Descalso (45-Day IL)
5-Albert Almora Jr.
21-Steven Souza Jr.
Cubs carry three catchers and to do so they place Daniel Descalso on the 45 day IL. He did foul a ball off his leg yesterday.— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) July 23, 2020
Josh Phegley makes the team. Jose Quintana on the IL as well.