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Another Pre-Spring Training Look At The Cubs’ Projected 25-Man Roster

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There won’t be many spots open during camp.

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With the signing of Brett Anderson, the Cubs’ 40-man roster is now full. It’s just 20 days until pitchers and catchers report to camp, so it doesn’t seem real likely that there will be any changes to that group, unless the Cubs want to try to slip someone through waivers again.

Anderson, it seems to me, was signed to compete for the fifth-starter role, just as Tyson Ross would have been in that slot if he had been signed. Both Ross and Anderson are coming off injuries that ruined their 2016 seasons.

Here, then, is my best guess for the roster that will start the season in St. Louis on April 2. You might have some different ideas, so feel free to share.

Catchers (2)

Willson Contreras
Miguel Montero

Infielders (5)

Javier Baez
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
Addison Russell
Ben Zobrist

Outfielders (5)

Albert Almora Jr.
Jason Heyward
Jon Jay
Kyle Schwarber
Matt Szczur

Pitchers (13)

Brett Anderson
Jake Arrieta
Wade Davis
Brian Duensing
Carl Edwards Jr.
Justin Grimm
Kyle Hendricks
John Lackey
Jon Lester
Mike Montgomery
Hector Rondon
Pedro Strop
Koji Uehara