3/15 Cubs trim 18 from camp
The Cubs sent 18 players to the Minor League camp on Tuesday to reduce the spring roster to 40. Pitchers Robert Coello and Thomas Diamond were optioned to Triple-A Iowa, and pitchers Alberto Cabrera, Rafael Dolis and Kyle Smit were optioned to Double-A Tennessee.
Thirteen non-roster invitees also were assigned to Minor League camp, including pitchers Chris Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Trey McNutt and Scott Rice; catchers Steve Clevenger and Chris Robinson; infielders Bryan LaHair, Marquez Smith and Josh Vitters; and outfielders Jim Adduci, Brett Jackson, Lou Montanez and Brad Snyder.
— Carrie Muskat