Cubs reduce spring roster to 36 players

The Chicago Cubs have assigned nine players to Minor League camp, reducing their spring roster from 45 to 36 players.

Nine non-roster invitees have been assigned to Minor League camp: Right-handed pitchers Brandon Gomes, Jean Machi and Ryan Williams; infielders Jesus Guzman and Kris Negron; and outfielders Albert Almora, John Andreoli, Matt Murton and Juan Perez.

Chicago's spring roster of 36 players consists of 19 pitchers (two non-roster invitees and one D.L.), four catchers (one non-roster invitee), eight infielders (one non-roster invitee) and five outfielders (one non-roster invitee).