Cubs reduce spring roster to 56 players

The Chicago Cubs have assigned seven players to minor league camp, reducing their spring roster from 63 to 56 players.
 
Right-handed pitcher Andury Acevedo, left-handed pitcher Eric Jokisch and infielder Dan Vogelbach have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
 
Four non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: Right-handed pitchers Jonathan Pettibone, Duane Underwood Jr. and Armando Rivero; and left-handed pitcher Jack Leathersich.
 
Chicago's spring roster of 56 players consists of 29 pitchers (nine non-roster invitees and one D.L.), six catchers (two non-roster invitees), 12 infielders (three non-roster invitees) and nine outfielders (five non-roster invitees).