Cubs reduce Spring Training Roster to 49 Players … Adbert Alzolay, Oscar De La Cruz and Duane Underwood Jr. optioned to Double-A Tennessee
The Cubs announced the first round of Spring Roster cuts prior to Friday’s practice game against the Angels. The Cubs trimmed the Spring Training Roster from 62 to 49 players and among the cuts were top pitching prospects Adbert Alzolay, Oscar De La Cruz and Duane Underwood Jr.
Right-handed pitchers Adbert Alzolay, Oscar De La Cruz and Duane Underwood Jr. were optioned to Double-A Tennessee.
Ten non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: Right-handed pitchers Craig Brooks, David Garner and Thomas Hatch; left-handed pitchers Alberto Baldonado, Daniel Camarena and Michael Roth; infielder Jason Vosler; outfielders Charcer Burks and Bijan Rademacher; and catcher Ian Rice.
The Cubs’ Spring Roster of 49 players consists of 26 pitchers (three non-roster invitees), five catchers (three non-roster invitees), 12 infielders (four non-roster invitees) and six outfielders (two non-roster invitees).