I’ll admit it: it’s difficult to keep track of everyone at Cubs Spring camp right now, even when you’re writing about these guys every single day.
In addition to the entire 40-man roster, there are many, many other non-roster invitees that happen to slip your mind.
Those players range from interesting veterans like Shane Victorino, top prospects like Albert Almora, and even interesting depth-types like Munenori Kawaski – as he would say, he’s from Japan. Hey, so is Matt Murton.
So, today, we’re going to lay out the entire roster and non-roster invitees to camp for your perusal, together with the expected 25-man roster as of today. With the games starting this Thursday, and with cuts to come thereafter, we hope this piece can be a resource both for today, and also for your future self to call back.
Okay, here we go. Let’s take a look at everyone in big league camp.
Carl Edwards Jr.
Tommy La Stella
Projected 25-Man Roster:
Neil Ramirez or Rex Brothers or Carl Edwards, Jr. or Manny Parra, etc.
Jorge Soler (sort of)
Tommy La Stella or Matt Szczur or Shane Victorino, etc.
For now, the list above are the players at camp and those that are most likely to make the final squad. This list will be whittled down as the weeks go by, but – at least – for now, these are the names to know.
*(If you’re wondering where Zac Rosscup is, you may have missed that he was placed on the 60-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation on the day Chris Coghlan was traded for Aaron Brooks, and Dexter Fowler was re-signed.)