Cubs Invite 21 Non-Roster Players to Camp

The Cubs released the full list of non-roster invitees to camp Monday afternoon. Dale Sveum will have a total of 61 players (40-man big league roster and 21 non-roster invitees) in big league camp when it begins in 19 days.

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on February 18, position players report on February 23 with the first full squad workout on February 24.

Brett Jackson, Trey McNutt, Jae-Hoon Ha, Chris Rusin and Dae-Eun Rhee are among the top prospects in the organization that received invites to camp and the Cubs officially announced the signings of Matt Tolbert and Trever Miller.

The Cubs invited a total of 21 players not on their current 40-man roster to camp … nine pitchers, three catchers, five infielders and four outfielders.

Pitchers

  • Marco Carrillo, RHP
  • Manny Corpas, RHP
  • Jay Jackson, RHP
  • Rodrigo Lopez, RHP
  • Trey McNutt, RHP
  • Trever Miller, LHP
  • Blake Parker, RHP
  • Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
  • Chris Rusin, LHP

Catchers

  • Michael Brenly
  • Jason Jaramillo
  • Blake Lalli

Infielders

  • Alfredo Amezaga
  • Edgar Gonzalez
  • Jonathan Mota
  • Bobby Scales
  • Matt Tolbert

Outfielders

  • James Adduci
  • Jae-Hoon Ha
  • Brett Jackson
  • Joe Mather

The Cubs released the details on the minor league contracts Manny Corpas, Trever Miller and Alfredo Amezaga signed.

The Cubs have until March 28 to add Trever Miller to the 40-man roster or he can request his release. Miller could earn a base salary of $800,000 if he pitches for the Cubs during the upcoming season, plus another $350,000 in performance bonuses. Miller can earn an additional $50,000 for 50 and 55 appearances, $75,000 each for 60 and 65 appearances and $100,000 if he reaches 70 appearances. Miller has reached the 70-game plateau four times in his career (2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009)

Alfredo Amezaga can request his release if he is not with the big league team by June 1. Amezaga could be paid a base salary of $750,000 if he plays in the majors plus $50,000 each for reaching 80 and 110 games played as well as 250, 300 and 350 plate appearances.

Manny Corpas signed a split contract that would pay him $200,000 salary in the minors and $1 million in the majors $200,000 of the $1 million base in the majors is guaranteed. He would earn another $50,000 each for 50 and 55 games, $100,000 each for 60 and 65 games, $100,000 for 35 games finished, $150,000 for 40 games finished, $150,000 for 45 games finished, and $200,000 each for 50, 55 and 60 games finished. Corpas would also get $175,000 for spending each of 100, 120,140 and 160 days on the big league roster.

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