Cubs reduce spring roster to 36 players

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Albert Almora was sent to the minors.  Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Albert Almora was sent to the minors. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs have assigned nine players to Minor League camp, reducing their spring roster from 45 to 36 players.

Nine non-roster invitees have been assigned to Minor League camp: Right-handed pitchers Brandon Gomes, Jean Machi and Ryan Williams; infielders Jesus Guzman and Kris Negron; and outfielders Albert Almora, John Andreoli, Matt Murton and Juan Perez.

Chicago's spring roster of 36 players consists of 19 pitchers (two non-roster invitees and one D.L.), four catchers (one non-roster invitee), eight infielders (one non-roster invitee) and five outfielders (one non-roster invitee).

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