Roster Reduction

The Cubs cut their spring roster by two more on Wednesday. The Cubs optioned both Sean Marshall and Carlos Marmol to Triple-A Iowa. Marshall has thrown just an inning this spring so this move should not come as a surprise. Marmol has a huge upside but needs time in the minors to learn how to pitch and harness what many consider some of the best stuff among the Cubs’ pitching prospects. The Cubs spring roster currently stands at 36.

The Cubs still have 3 non-roster invitees on the major league roster. The Cubs currently have 18 pitchers, 3 catchers, 8 infielders and 7 outfielders remaining in camp.

The Spring Roster stands as follows (3/21/07):


  • Rocky Cherry
  • Neal Cotts
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Scott Eyre
  • Angel Guzman
  • Rich Hill
  • Bobby Howry
  • Ted Lilly
  • Jason Marquis
  • Juan Mateo
  • Wade Miller
  • Roberto Novoa
  • Will Ohman
  • Mark Prior
  • Les Walrond *
  • Michael Wuertz
  • Kerry Wood
  • Carlos Zambrano


  • Michael Barrett
  • Henry Blanco
  • Koyie Hill *


  • Ronny Cedeno
  • Mark DeRosa
  • Cesar Izturis
  • Derrek Lee
  • Tomas Perez *
  • Aramis Ramirez
  • Ryan Theriot
  • Daryle Ward


  • Buck Coats
  • Cliff Floyd
  • Jacque Jones
  • Matt Murton
  • Angel Pagan
  • Felix Pie
  • Alfonso Soriano

* Non-Roster Invitee

Quote of the Day

"People who write about Spring Training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball." – Sandy Koufax