Cubs make roster cuts

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MESA, AZ – The Chicago Cubs today sent seven players to minor league camp, reducing their spring roster from 40 to 33 players.

Right-handed pitchers Jeff Gray and Marcos Mateo, left-handed pitcher John Gaub and outfielder Jim Adduci were optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Infielders Darwin Barney and Bobby Scales and catcher Robinson Chirinos were assigned to minor league camp.

Chicago’s spring roster of 33 players consists of 15 pitchers (one non-roster invitee), three catchers (one non-roster invitee), nine infielders (two non-roster invitees) and six outfielders.

In other Cubs news:

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs and WRTO – 1200 AM extended their agreement to broadcast an expanded number of Cubs games in Spanish for a second season in 2010.

After broadcasting 22 games in 2009, the Cubs and WRTO are increasing the total number of games to 35 scheduled Spanish broadcasts for the 2010 season.  This season will feature home broadcasts vs. 16 different Cubs opponents, including the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals.

WRTO – 1200 AM will present its first Spanish-language broadcast of the season on Sunday, April 18 at 1:20 p.m., when the Cubs host the Houston Astros.

Elio Benitez and Hector Fabregas return to provide play-by-play and analysis for the Spanish radio broadcasts.

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