Chicago Cubs Officially Announce Opening Day Roster, Place Four on Disabled List

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Chicago Cubs Officially Announce Opening Day Roster, Place Four on Disabled List

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chicago cubs logo featureHere’s the Cubs’ official Opening Day 25-man roster:

PITCHERS (13 + 3 DL)
13-Aaron Brooks (15-day DL)
28-Kyle Hendricks, RHP
32-Dallas Beeler, RHP (15-Day DL)
33-Clayton Richard, LHP
34-Jon Lester, LHP
37-Travis Wood, LHP
39-Jason Hammel, RHP
41-John Lackey, RHP
43-Adam Warren, RHP
46-Pedro Strop, RHP
49-Jake Arrieta, RHP
52-Justin Grimm, RHP
53-Trevor Cahill, RHP
54-Neil Ramirez, RHP
56-Hector Rondon, RHP
59-Zac Rosscup, LHP (60-Day DL)

CATCHERS (3)
3-David Ross
12-Kyle Schwarber
47-Miguel Montero

INFIELDERS (5 + 2 DL)
2-Tommy La Stella
9-Javier Baez (15-Day DL)
17-Kris Bryant
18-Ben Zobrist
27-Addison Russell
44-Anthony Rizzo
61-Christian Villanueva (15-Day DL)

OUTFIELDERS (4)
22-Jason Heyward
24-Dexter Fowler
41-Matt Szczur
68-Jorge Soler

As you can see, Javier Baez and Christian Villanueva hit the disabled list, officially, today, as well as pitchers Dallas Beeler and Aaron Brooks.

I know Beeler did not appear all Spring, so he’s been out for a while (and his injury is listed as the ominous “shoulder inflammation”), but Brooks had been pitching. Brooks’ injury is listed as a left hip contusion (bruise), so hopefully it’s not serious. He was the return in the Chris Coghlan trade, and, long-term, he could be a useful bullpen or back-end starter piece. He’ll head to AAA Iowa whenever he’s ready to return.

All of those stints are backdated to March 25, and are of the 15-day variety.

If the need for a 40-man roster spot should arise, some of those could be moved to 60-day DL stints (Villanueva, for example, is out with a broken leg). For now, no space is needed, so there’s no sense in doing anything but a 15-day stint right now.

Baez is expected back in time for the Cubs’ home opener next week.

You’ll also see Zac Rosscup on the 60-day DL (left shoulder inflammation) – if you missed it, that was announced the day of the Coghlan trade/Fowler re-signing.


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