Instead of carrying five outfielders, the Cubs have decided to carry 13 pitchers.
Pitchers Saul Rivera (0-0, 1 save, 0.93 ERA in 9.2 innings) and Matt Thornton (0-1, 1 save, 5.79 ERA in 9.1 innings) will break camp with the team.
Pitchers Zach Duke, Aaron Heilman, and Scott Proctor; infielders Ryan Garko and Pablo Ozuna; and outfielder Delwyn Young were sent to Iowa (AAA). Infielder Martin Prado was sent to Tennessee (AA).
Pitcher Javier Lopez was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The Cubs look to put the preseason behind them, where they posted a 10-14 record including a seven-game losing streak to end the Cactus League season.
THE 25-MAN ROSTER:
Starting Pitchers (5)
Relief Pitchers (8)
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