The Cubs announced the second round of roster cuts Tuesday morning. The team trimmed their Spring Training roster by 18 players, reducing the number officially in big league camp down to 40 players.
Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters and Trey McNutt were among the second round of roster cuts. Several of the players in camp on non-roster invitations were reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday morning.
Chris Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Trey McNutt, Steve Clevenger, Chris Robinson, Bryan LaHair, Marquez Smith, James Adduci, Luis Montanez, Scott Rice and Brad Snyder all received NRIs to big league camp and were reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday.
The Cubs also optioned Robert Coello, Rafael Dolis, Kyle Smit, Alberto Cabrera and Thomas Diamond to minor league camp.
Diamond and Coello were optioned to Triple-A camp and Smit, Cabrera, Dolis and Cabrera were optioned to Double-A Tennessee.
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