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.

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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