3/14 Roster moves
The Cubs trimmed nine players from their Spring Training camp roster on Sunday. Mitch Atkins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and David Patton was optioned to Double-A Tennessee. Catchers Steve Clevenger and Blake Lalli; outfielder Brett Jackson; infielders Matt Camp and Josh Vitters; and pitchers Jeff Kennard and Vince Perkins all were assigned to the Minor League camp. Jackson was the Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick last June, and Vitters was the top pick in 2007.
— Carrie Muskat