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Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training Are Plentiful

Chicago Cubs Transactions

The Cubs have invited 21 non-roster types to Spring Training this year, including some familiar names. None are actually expected to make the team, of course.


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Besides Stanton and Fox, the pitchers invited include left-handers Ed Campusano, J.R. Mathes, Matt Smith, Jason Waddell and Bill White and right-handers Esmailin Caridad, Andrew Cashner, Ken Kadokura and Rocky Roquet.

The list also includes catchers Welington Castillo, and Steve Clevenger [and Mark Johnson]; infielders Darwin Barney, Andres Blanco, Luis Rivas and Bobby Scales; and outfielders Doug Deeds and Jason Dubois [and So Taguchi]. cubs.com.

DUBOIS!

Some great first names on that list. Darwin. Wellington. Esmailin. So. Rocky. Steve.


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