More Roster Reduction….Novoa Optioned to Iowa

The Cubs optioned Roberto Novoa to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday reducing their spring roster to 35. Novoa was late starting spring training because of an accident he had over the winter and he has been less than effective to this point of spring training.

The Cubs still have 3 non-roster invitees on the major league roster. The Cubs currently have 17 pitchers, 3 catchers, 8 infielders and 7 outfielders remaining in camp.

The Spring Roster stands as follows (3/22/07):


  • Rocky Cherry
  • Neal Cotts
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Scott Eyre
  • Angel Guzman
  • Rich Hill
  • Bobby Howry
  • Ted Lilly
  • Jason Marquis
  • Juan Mateo
  • Wade Miller
  • 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

"Expectations is also a really good word. Don't run away from it ever. I think we've been pounding that home from day one with our guys." - Joe Maddon

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