Roster Moves: Cubs cut 22 from spring camp
|Friday, March 12, 2021, 2:03 PM-|
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 Rodriguez, 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 Gamez, 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).
With roster cuts, Cubs spring bullpen competition is now down to:— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 12, 2021
Plus guys who don't crack the rotation (S. Miller, etc.) also slotting in.