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Cubs Announce National League Division Series Roster

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They will take 11 pitchers and 14 position players into battle against the Cardinals.

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The Cubs' roster is set for their division-series matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals, which begins at 5:45 p.m. CT Friday afternoon (or do you consider that evening)? There's one more pitcher and one fewer position player on this roster than the Cubs had for Wednesday's wild-card game at Pittsburgh. Of course they need four starting pitchers for this series, and we already know the first three. It'll be interesting to see who gets the nod if there is a Game 4. Here's the complete roster.

PITCHERS (11)

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Clayton Richard, LHP
Jon Lester, LHP
Travis Wood, LHP
Jason Hammel, RHP
Pedro Strop, RHP
Jake Arrieta, RHP
Justin Grimm, RHP
Trevor Cahill, RHP
Hector Rondon, RHP
Fernando Rodney, RHP

POSITION PLAYERS (14)

David Ross
Chris Coghlan
Javier Baez
Tommy La Stella
Kyle Schwarber
Starlin Castro
Chris Denorfia
Kris Bryant
Addison Russell
Dexter Fowler
Austin Jackson
Anthony Rizzo
Miguel Montero
Jorge Soler

The only surprise, to me, is that Quintin Berry won't be on the roster. I suppose Joe Maddon decided to have a more complete player on the roster as opposed to someone who really has just one skill. Austin Jackson can be a pinch-runner if needed, so could Javier Baez.

Just a few hours left till game time!