Cubs part ways with Baker, Wright

Eight other arbitration-eligibles tendered contracts prior to deadline

Cubs part ways with Baker, Wright

CHICAGO -- The Cubs non-tendered catcher John Baker and left-handed reliever Wesley Wright on Tuesday, reducing the 40-man roster to 37.

The Cubs did tender contracts to their eight other arbitration-eligible players, right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop, left-handed pitchers Felix Doubront and Travis Wood, catcher Welington Castillo, infielder Luis Valbuena, and outfielders Chris Coghlan and Justin Ruggiano.

Overall, 30 players from the Cubs' 40-man roster were tendered 2015 contracts. That includes 22 players not yet eligible for arbitration.

Wright and Baker are now free agents.

Wright's perfect relief

Castillo and Rafael Lopez are now the only catchers on the 40-man roster.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.