According to multiple reports, the Cubs cut five players from their spring roster Thursday morning. Augie Ojeda, Scott Moore, Matt Camp and Bobby Scales were assigned to minor league camp and Fernando Perez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
The latest round of cuts reduces the Cubs spring roster to 31 players.
Updated: 1:14pm CDT – According to Carrie Muskat, Darwin Barney has officially made the Cubs Opening Day roster The Cubs have not officially announced Reed Johnson has made the team but with Camp and Perez being cut, it is all but official. Johnson will have to be added to the Cubs’ 40-man roster, which currently stands at 39 players.
Also, Thursday’s moves indicate Blake DeWitt and Darwin Barney will break camp with the big league team.
Stay Tuned …