Cubs invite 27 non-roster players to Spring Training


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Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have invited the following 27 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Wednesday, February 13 when pitchers and catchers have their first formal workout at the club’s Under Armour Performance Center in Mesa, Ariz. The team’s first full squad workout will take place Monday, February 18.

The following 14 pitchers have been invited to major league camp: right-handed pitchers Christian Bergman, Craig Brooks, Matt Carasiti, George Kontos, Dakota Mekkes, Carlos Ramirez, Colin Rea, Duncan Robinson, Rob Scahill, Junichi Tazawa and Allen Webster as well as left-handed pitchers Alberto Baldonado, Ian Clarkin and Mike Zagurski.

Five infielders have been invited to major league camp: Cristhian Adames, Ryan Court, Phillip Evans, Trent Giambrone and Zack Short.

Five outfielders have been invited to big league camp: Jim Adduci, Charcer Burks, Johnny Field, Jacob Hannemann and Evan Marzilli.

Three catchers have been invited to big league camp: Francisco Arcia, P.J. Higgins and Ian Rice.

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