Cubs reduce spring roster to 48 players

MESA, AZ – The Chicago Cubs today sent seven players to minor league camp, reducing their spring roster from 55 to 48 players.

Right-handed pitcher Alberto Cabrera, left-handed pitchers Jeff Beliveau and John Gaub, and infielder Josh Vitters were optioned to Triple-A Iowa.  Infielder Junior Lake and outfielder Matt Szczur were optioned to Double-A Tennessee.

Catcher Jason Jaramillo, a non-roster invitee, was assigned to minor league camp. 

Chicago’s spring roster of 48 players consists of 22 pitchers (six non-roster invitees), five catchers (two non-roster invitees), 12 infielders (five non-roster invitees) and nine outfielders (three non-roster invitees).