Cubs Issue 19 Non-Roster Invitations to Big League Camp

The Cubs released the official list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training on Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on February 17 … with the first workout slated for Thursday, February 18. Position players report on February 22 and the first full squad workout will be on Tuesday, February 23.

Among the players to receive a non-roster invitation … Thomas Diamond, Bobby Scales, Starlin Castro, Andrew Cashner, Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson, Brad Snyder and Casey Coleman.

The Cubs invited seven pitchers, four catchers, six infielders and two outfielders.


  • J.R. Mathes – LHP
  • James Russell – LHP
  • Andrew Cashner – RHP
  • Casey Coleman – RHP
  • Thomas Diamond – RHP
  • Jeff Kennard – RHP
  • Vince Perkins – RHP


  • Steve Clevenger
  • Robinson Chirinos
  • Blake Lalli
  • Chris Robinson


  • Darwin Barney
  • Matt Camp
  • Starlin Castro
  • Bryan LaHair
  • Bobby Scales
  • Josh Vitters


  • Brett Jackson
  • Brad Snyder

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