Cubs release Opening Day 25-man roster

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Dennis Wierzicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzicki - USA Today Sports

MIAMI – The Chicago Cubs have set their Opening Day 25-man roster in advance of their 2018 season opener today at the Miami Marlins.

The Cubs have optioned right-handed pitcher Shae Simmons to Triple-A Iowa.

Here is a look at the Cubs 2018 Opening Day roster:

PITCHERS (13+1 DL)

6-Carl Edwards Jr., RHP
11-Yu Darvish, RHP
15-Brandon Morrow, RHP
21-Tyler Chatwood, RHP
28-Kyle Hendricks, RHP
32-Brian Duensing, LHP
33-Eddie Butler, RHP
34-Jon Lester, LHP
37-Justin Wilson, LHP
38-Mike Montgomery, LHP
39-Drew Smyly, LHP (60-Day DL)
41-Steve Cishek, RHP
46-Pedro Strop, RHP
62-José Quintana, LHP

CATCHERS (2)

7-Victor Caratini
40-Willson Contreras

INFIELDERS (6)

2-Tommy La Stella
9-Javier Báez
17-Kris Bryant
18-Ben Zobrist
27-Addison Russell
44-Anthony Rizzo

OUTFIELDERS (4)

5-Albert Almora Jr.
8-Ian Happ
12-Kyle Schwarber
22-Jason Heyward


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