The First Cut is the Deepest: 15 Players Sent to Minor League Camp

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The First Cut is the Deepest: 15 Players Sent to Minor League Camp

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It’s red tag season, and the Chicago Cubs have started trimming their Spring Training roster. Guys who are not in any real position to make the big league club are headed to minor league camp, with their Spring Training games set to get underway.

Note: guys who are on the 40-man roster are dubbed “optioned” when they head to minor league camp, but it is effectively the same thing as with the rest of the guys, for Spring Training purposes.

Bryan with an additional note on the optioned guys:

Reliever Rob Scahill, then, is the only one who is gone-gone. Since he was in on a minor league deal, the Cubs could have kept him around, but there simply isn’t going to be enough room for everyone as it is. So releasing him now is a way for him to try to find another job before the season gets underway.

The Spring roster was cut from 69 to 54.


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