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The Cubs trimmed their spring roster again. None of the names should surprise you.
Via Carrie Muskat's blog, we learn the names of six more players cut from the spring roster:
The Cubs trimmed six from the spring camp roster on Monday. Trey McNutt, Brooks Raley, Alberto Cabrera and Logan Watkins were optioned to Triple-A Iowa, Robert Whitenack was optioned to Double-A Tennessee, and pitcher Nick Struck was assigned to Minor League camp. Raley and Cabrera are projected as starters in Iowa’s rotation.
None of this should surprise you at all; Nick Struck will likely also head to Iowa, possibly to be in the rotation. Some of these players, particularly Raley and Cabrera (who have major-league experience) and Watkins (the org's minor-league player of the year in 2012) could see big-league action at some point this season.
These moves leave 53 players in camp. I'd expect another round of cuts sometime Tuesday -- the Cubs' first off day of the spring. The spring roster now consists of 25 pitchers (nine non-roster invitees), five catchers (two non-roster invitees), 13 infielders (five non-roster invitees) and 10 outfielders (three non-roster invitees).
The Cubs face the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Monday afternoon.