Wood to Start Season on DL and More Roster Reduction

The Cubs announced on Monday Kerry Wood will start the upcoming season on the DL and will see the team’s orthopedic specialist after feeling discomfort in his right shoulder.

The Cubs also announced the third round of roster cuts on Monday. They optioned Felix Pie to Iowa and returned the remaining three non-roster invitees to minor league camp, those players are Koyie Hill, Tomas Perez and Les Walrond. The Cubs spring training roster now stands at 31 with the other five cuts expected by Thursday and the official placement of Kerry Wood on the DL.

The Cubs currently have 16 pitchers, 2 catchers, 6 infielders and 7 outfielders remaining in camp.

The Spring Roster stands as follows (3/26/07):

Pitchers

  • 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
  • Michael Wuertz
  • Kerry Wood
  • Carlos Zambrano

Catchers

  • Michael Barrett
  • Henry Blanco

Infielders

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

Outfielders

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

Quote of the Day

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