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Cubs Spring Training Roster Trimmed to 40 Players

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Cubs second round of Spring Training roster cuts includes Dakota MekkesTrent GiambroneMike Zagurski and James Norwood

The Cubs announced the second round of roster cut prior to Saturday’s practice game against the Diamondbacks. The Cubs have assigned 15 players to minor league camp, reducing their spring roster from 55 to 40 players.

Right-handed pitchers James NorwoodDuane Underwood Jr. and Rowan Wick have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Twelve non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: Right-handed pitchers Christian BergmanMatt CarasitiGeorge Kontos and Dakota Mekkes; left-handed pitcher Mike Zagurski; infielders Ryan CourtPhillip EvansTrent Giambrone and Zack Short; infielder/outfielder Jim Adduci; and catchers Francisco Arcia and P.J. Higgins.

The Cubs’ spring roster of 40 players consists of 23 pitchers (which includes two non-roster invitees plus right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman, 60-day I.L.), three catchers, eight infielders (one non-roster invitee) and six outfielders (one non-roster invitee).

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