Cubs Reinstate Four From 60-Day IL, Initial Offseason 40-Man Roster Fully Set

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Cubs Reinstate Four From 60-Day IL, Initial Offseason 40-Man Roster Fully Set

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All the afternoon deadlines are flying by, including Qualifying Offers and minor league free agency. Another is the deadline to reinstate players from the 60-day IL, which fully sets your 40-man roster to kick off the meaty part of the offseason.

For the Cubs, that meant today reinstating all of the following guys onto the 40-man roster: lefty Brad Wieck, second baseman Nick Madrigal, first baseman Alfonso Rivero, and outfielder Michael Hermosillo.

After the moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 36, which is a perfectly fine spot to be right now. The Cubs need to leave some room to add prospects later this month (protecting from Rule 5 Draft), and also want to stay below 40 at all times so that they can be in position to make waiver claims. Absent that stuff, though, the Cubs will have the flexibility to make other additions to the 40-man as necessary by dropping guys currently on the 40-man on a one-in, one-out basis.

For now, here’s what the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster looks like:

Pitchers (20)

Cory Abbott

Jason Adam

Adbert Alzolay

Rex Brothers

Scott Effross

Anderson Espinoza

Kyle Hendricks

Codi Heuer

Brailyn Marquez

Trevor Megill

Wade Miley

Alec Mills

Tommy Nance

Manny Rodriguez

Michael Rucker

Justin Steele

Keegan Thompson

Alexander Vizcaino

Rowan Wick

Brad Wieck

Catchers (2)

Miguel Amaya

Willson Contreras

Infielders (7)

Sergio Alcantara

David Bote

Nico Hoerner

Nick Madrigal

Alfonso Rivas

Frank Schwindel

Patrick Wisdom

Outfielders (7)

Alexander Canario

Greg Deichmann

Ian Happ

Michael Hermosillo

Jason Heyward

Christopher Morel

Rafael Ortega

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.