The Chicago Cubs cut nine players today and sent them to minor league camp, reducing the Cactus League roster from 40 to 31.
Cuts included Scott Maine, Travis Wood, Randy Wells, outfielder Dave Sappelt and catcher Welington Castillo, who have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Four non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: right-handed pitcher Blake Parker; infielders Edgar Gonzalez and Matt Tolbert; and catcher Blake Lalli.
Chicago’s spring roster of 31 players consists of 16 pitchers (three non-roster invitees), two catchers, seven infielders (two non-roster invitees) and six outfielders (one non-roster invitee).
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