Cubs Invite 24 Players to Spring Training Including Baez, Bryant and Almora

The Cubs released the list of players that will be in big league camp this spring on non-roster invitations. Among the 24 players that will join the 40 players on the Cubs’ Major League roster includes Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Kyle Hendricks and Eric Jokisch.

The Cubs also invited relievers RHP Brian Schlitter, RHP Armando Rivero and RHP Marcus Hatley. RHP Chang-Yong Lim is not included in the Cubs list of non-roster invitees.

According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed 1B Lars Anderson to a minor league contract. The team has not confirmed the signing and he is not on the list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training.

Cubs Non-Roster Invitees for 2014 Spring Training


  • RHP Marcus Hatley
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks
  • LHP Tommy Hottovy
  • LHP Eric Jokisch
  • RHP Carlos Pimentel
  • RHP Armando Rivero
  • LHP Jonathan Sanchez
  • RHP Brian Schlitter
  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada


  • John Baker
  • Rafael Lopez
  • Eli Whiteside


  • Javier Baez
  • Kris Bryant
  • Ryan Roberts
  • Chris Valaika
  • Jeudy Valdez


  • Albert Almora
  • Chris Coghlan
  • Aaron Cunningham
  • Ryan Kalish
  • Mitch Maier
  • Darnell McDonald
  • Casper Wells

Will update list of NRI’s if there are any additions or subtractions.

All of the players on the Cubs’ 40-man roster will be in big league camp. That includes OF Jorge Soler, IF Arismendy Alcantara, OF Brett Jackson, OF Josh Vitters and OF Matt Szczur.

Cubs pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 13. The first on field workout for pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Feb. 14. Position players must be in Mesa by Feb. 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for Feb. 19.

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  • Theboardrider

    Would love to see Sanchez be a fraction of the guy that threw a no-hitter a few years back. Just a fraction.

    At least spring will be fun with all the young promising kids. A change…

  • CubbyDenCritic

    Looks like a good looking Iowa Roster for this summer.

  • Tom U

    It would not be a surprise if the Cubs signed Lars Anderson. They lost 1B Justin Bour in the Rule 5 draft, and don’t have a Triple-A ready first baseman. Their current options would be Josh Vitters (if he didn’t make the major league roster), Greg Rohan (coming off an injury), and Jonathan Mota.

    • triple

      I almost wonder if Olt didn’t make the team if they’d have him play 1st base in Iowa so Villanueva can stay at 3rd?

    • texcubnut

      Good call, Tom. Lars is ours. Get yer tickets now!!!

  • Eugene Debs

    I think Ryan Roberts makes the team.

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