Chicago Cubs announce final cuts; set opening day roster



The Chicago Cubs set their Opening Day 25-man roster in advance of the 2012 season opener versus the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field today. The Cubs have selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Shawn Camp, infielder Blake DeWitt and outfielder Joe Mather. Outfielder Tony Campana and right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Left-handed pitcher John Gaub was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay.

Right-handed pitcher Marcos Mateo has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with ulnar neuritis.

Here is a look at the Cubs 2012 Opening Day roster:

PITCHERS (11 + 1  DL)

22-Matt Garza, RHP

28-Paul Maholm, LHP

29-Jeff Samardzija, RHP

32-Chris Volstad, RHP

34-Kerry Wood, RHP

40-James Russell, LHP

46-Ryan Dempster, RHP

49-Carlos Marmol, RHP

52-Lendy Castillo, RHP

54-Shawn Camp, RHP

62-Marcos Mateo, RHP (60-Day DL)

66-Rafael Dolis, RHP



18-Geovany Soto

51-Steve Clevenger


2-Ian Stewart

3-Jeff Baker

6-Bryan LaHair

11-Blake DeWitt

13-Starlin Castro

15-Darwin Barney

21-Luis Valbuena



5-Reed Johnson

9-David DeJesus

12-Alfonso Soriano

16-Joe Mather

24-Marlon Byrd



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