The Third Cut is the Reliever-est: Five Relievers Sent to Minor League Camp

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The Third Cut is the Reliever-est: Five Relievers Sent to Minor League Camp

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs dropped their third round of spring roster cuts before tonight’s game, with a group of relievers heading out.

With options left, Norwood was unlikely to make the Cubs out of Spring Training even if he’d lit things up. He’s got big league stuff, clearly, but without the fastball control, he won’t be as useful as he could be. For now, he keeps working at Iowa.

Hultzen is on a minor league deal (without options), and since we can’t know if he’s ready to pitch back-to-back games yet, it makes sense that he won’t make the big league team just yet, even if there is a need for a second lefty. Rex Brothers is going to have a legit shot to make the team.

After these cuts, the Cubs’ spring roster stands at 39.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.