New Faces on the Cubs Twenty-Ten Opening Day Roster

For the second season in a row, the Chicago Cubs will begin the year with 13 players that were not on the team’s Opening Day roster the previous year. However, with all of the change that took place over the winter and during Spring Training, the Cubs starting eight for the first pitch of Twenty-Ten will have only one new face … Marlon Byrd.

The Cubs will also feature a very young and inexperienced bullpen. Carlos Marmol, the lone holdover from Opening Day in Houston last season, will headline a relief corp full of mostly homegrown players.

The Cubs will place Ted Lilly and Angel Guzman on the disabled list and purchase the contracts of James Russell and Chad Tracy in order to round out their 25-man roster. Once Tracy and Russell are officially added, the Cubs 40-man roster will have one open spot.

Here are the players the Cubs will open Twenty-Ten with on their active 25-man roster …

Updated 5:15pm CDTThe Cubs officially added James Russell and Chad Tracy to 40-man roster on Sunday afternoon. Russell changed his number from 76 to 40.

The Cubs also placed Ted Lilly and Angel Guzman on 15-day DLboth retroactive to March 26. The Cubs 40-man roster stands at 39 players.

Pitchers

Starting Rotation

  • Carlos Zambrano
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Randy Wells
  • Carlos Silva
  • Tom Gorzelanny

Bullpen

  • Carlos Marmol
  • John Grabow
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Esmailin Caridad
  • Justin Berg
  • Sean Marshall
  • James Russell

Catchers

  • Geovany Soto
  • Koyie Hill

Infielders

  • Derrek Lee
  • Mike Fontenot
  • Jeff Baker
  • Ryan Theriot
  • Aramis Ramirez
  • Chad Tracy

Outfielders

  • Alfonso Soriano
  • Marlon Byrd
  • Kosuke Fukudome
  • Xavier Nady
  • Tyler Colvin

Quote of the Day

"Change is inevitable, but personal growth is a choice." - Bob Proctor
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