Robnett Outrighted to Triple-A

In the midst of announcing the latest cuts from the Spring Training roster on Tuesday, the Cubs outrighted Richie Robnett to Triple-A Iowa.

With the procedural move, Robnett was removed from the Cubs’ 40-man roster and created a valuable vacancy on their Major League roster. With the move, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 38 players.

Richie Robnett was acquired along with infielder Justin Sellers for Michael Wuertz on February 2 from the Oakland A’s.

The Cubs’ 40-man Roster as of March 25, 2009


  • Jose Ascanio
  • Mitch Atkins
  • Justin Berg
  • Neal Cotts
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Chad Gaudin
  • Kevin Gregg
  • Angel Guzman
  • Rich Harden
  • Kevin Hart
  • Aaron Heilman
  • Ted Lilly
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Sean Marshall
  • Marcos Mateo
  • David Patton
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Jeff Stevens
  • Luis Vizcaino
  • Randy Wells
  • Carlos Zambrano


  • Paul Bako
  • Koyie Hill
  • Geovany Soto


  • Mike Fontenot
  • Micah Hoffpauir
  • Derrek Lee
  • Aaron Miles
  • Aramis Ramirez
  • Ryan Theriot


  • Milton Bradley
  • Jake Fox
  • Kosuke Fukudome
  • Sam Fuld
  • Joey Gathright
  • Reed Johnson
  • Brad Snyder
  • Alfonso Soriano

It is not very common to see a team with a spot open on their 40-man roster late in Spring Training, much less two spots. There could be a move or two on the horizon the Cubs are clearing space for…so stay tuned.

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