Hoerner will start the season at Triple-A Iowa (Jake Roth - USA Today Sports)
Hoerner will start the season at Triple-A Iowa (Jake Roth - USA Today Sports)

Cubs make several roster moves


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MESA – The Chicago Cubs today reduced their spring roster from 38 to 31 players.

Infielder Nico Hoerner and left-handed pitcher Brad Wieck have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Four non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: right-handed pitchers Shelby Miller, Trevor Megill and Pedro Strop, and outfielder Rafael Ortega. In addition, outfielder Cameron Maybin has been granted his release.

Chicago’s spring roster of 31 players consists of 17 pitchers (which includes two non-roster invitees), three catchers (one non-roster invitee), seven infielders (two non-roster invitees) and four outfielders.

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