A look at the Cubs’ Spring Training roster

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(Photo by Stephen Green)

Spring Training is officially here. Pitchers and catchers reported to Mesa, Ariz., on Sunday, with position players scheduled to be in camp next weekend. The opening of Spring Training is always a time of hope and promise, as every team is statistically in first place. But it is also synonymous with crowded roster sheets. The Cubs will have 22 non-roster invitees in camp along with the standard 40-man roster.

Though many of the Opening Day roster spots are already accounted for, it’s those few extra slots that make Spring Training so interesting. Below is a list of the 62 players who are scheduled to be in Mesa by next weekend.

PITCHERS      
32    Scott Baker    R/R
28    Michael Bowden    R/R
55    Alberto Cabrera    R/R
54    Shawn Camp    R/R
76    Drew Carpenter*    R/R
37    Jaye Chapman*    R/R
27    Casey Coleman*     L/R
77    Dayan Diaz*    R/R
48    Rafael Dolis    R/R
46    Scott Feldman    L/R
11    Kyuji Fujikawa    L/R
22    Matt Garza    R/R
36    Edwin Jackson    R/R
60    Jensen Lewis*    R/R
85    Barret Loux*    R/R
49    Carlos Marmol    R/R
71    Trey McNutt    R/R
50    Blake Parker*    R/R
63    Zach Putnam*    R/R
43    Brooks Raley    L/L
56    Hector Rondon    R/R
18    Chris Rusin    L/L
40    James Russell    L/L
29    Jeff Samardzija    R/R
81    Nick Struck*    R/R
47    Hisanori Takahashi*     L/L
57    Carlos Villanueva    R/R
41    Arodys Vizcaino    R/R
59    Cory Wade*    R/R
67    Robert Whitenack    R/R
30    Travis Wood    R/L

CATCHERS      
79    J.C. Boscan*    R/R
78    Michael Brenly*    R/R
53    Welington Castillo    R/R
51    Steve Clevenger    L/R
82    Rafael Lopez*    L/R
4      Dioner Navarro    S/R

INFIELDERS
70    Javier Baez*    R/R
15    Darwin Barney    R/R
13    Starlin Castro    R/R
6      Alberto Gonzalez*    R/R
73    Junior Lake    R/R
20    Brent Lillibridge*    R/R
65    Edwin Maysonet*    R/R
75    Brad Nelson*     L/R
44    Anthony Rizzo    L/L
2      Ian Stewart    L/R
24    Luis Valbuena     L/R
61    Christian Villanueva    R/R
5      Josh Vitters    R/R
74    Logan Watkins    L/R

OUTFIELDERS
66    Brian Bogusevic*    L/L
80    Johermyn Chavez*    R/R
9      David DeJesus    L/L
21    Scott Hairston    R/R
7      Brett Jackson    L/R
16    Darnell McDonald*    R/R
17    Dave Sappelt    R/R
19    Nate Schierholtz    L/R
68    Jorge Soler    R/R
12    Alfonso Soriano    R/R
72    Matt Szczur    R/R

* = Non-roster invitee

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