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Cubs announce 9 more cuts

More players head to minor league camp as Opening Day draws near

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
Luke Farrell
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs announced nine more cuts from their Spring Training roster today, reducing their roster from 49 to 40.

Seven players on the 40-man roster were reassigned to Triple-A Iowa, where most or all of them will start the season. They include right-handed pitchers Luke Farrell, Cory Mazzoni, Alec Mills and Jen-Ho Tseng; left-handed pitchers Dario Alvarez and Rob Zastryzny; as well as infielder David Bote.

Two non-roster invitees were also reassigned to minor league camp: infielder Chesny Young and outfielder Jacob Hannemann. Both players are also likely to start the season in Iowa.

Once again, none of these cuts come as unexpected as the Cubs have very few open roster spots heading into the season.

The Cubs will need to get their roster down to 25 players by Opening Day, which is March 29 in Miami.