Kawasaki among Cubs' 24 spring NRIs

Kawasaki among Cubs' 24 spring NRIs

The Cubs announced Friday that they have invited 24 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training, which begins in less than three weeks.

Pitchers that were invited include righties Andury Acevedo, Maikel Cleto, Daniel Corcino, James Farris, Seth Frankoff, Jim Henderson, Casey Kelly, Jhondaniel Medina, Conor Mullee, Fernando Rodriguez and Ryan Williams, and lefties Gerardo Concepcion, Manny Parra and Zac Rosscup.

Five infielders -- Chris Dominguez, Ian Happ, Munenori Kawasaki, Jemile Weeks and Chesny Young -- and catchers Carlos Corporan and Taylor Davis were also invited, along with outfielders John Andreoli, Eloy Jimenez and Mark Zagunis.

Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 14 and position players report that Friday; the first full-squad workout will be Feb. 18.

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.