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The Second Cut is the Shallowest: Dolis Out

Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

Quick Spring Training roster update: pitcher Rafael Dolis, who had an outside shot at landing in the bullpen, didn’t make it this year. He’ll start the year out at AA.


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The Chicago Cubs today optioned right-handed pitcher Rafael Dolis to Double-A Tennessee, reducing their spring roster to 50 players.

Chicago’s spring roster of 50 players consists of 24 pitchers (five non-roster invitees), five catchers (two non-roster invitees), 13 infielders (six non-roster invitees) and eight outfielders (one non-roster invitee). cubs.com.

Dolis, who just turned 22, has a live arm, and put up a 3.79 ERA at High A Daytona last year, his first year back after arm surgery in late 2007. He’s a kid you’ll be hearing more about.


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