According to a report in the Daily Herald, the Cubs added three players to their 40-man roster a day before the November 20th deadline. Mitch Atkins, Justin Berg and Marcos Mateo. Atkins and Berg pitched for Triple-A Iowa last season while Mateo was with the Daytona Cubs in Class-A ball.
The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 36 with the three additions.
Justin Berg (24) was 4-9 with a 5.16 ERA in 32 games, 21 starts, in Double-A and Triple-A last season. Berg was acquired from the Yankees for Matt Lawton in 2005. Berg is pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Marcos Mateo (24) was 5-3 with a save and a 3.22 ERA in 33 games, 16 starts, for the Peoria Chiefs and Daytona Cubs last season. Mateo was acquired in the deal that sent Buck Coats to the Reds in 2007. Mateo is pitching in the Dominican Winter League.