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Roster Moves: Cubs cut 22 from spring camp


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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).

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