3/18 Roster moves
The Cubs assigned seven players to Minor League camp, including top prospects Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, and reduced the spring roster from 53 to 46 players. Infielders Junior Lake and Josh Vitters were optioned to Triple-A Iowa, while infielder Christian Villanueva was optioned to Double-A Tennessee. Soler was optioned to Class A Daytona. Three non-roster invitees were assigned to Minor League camp, including Baez, right-handed pitcher Barret Loux, and catcher Rafael Lopez.
The Cubs’ spring roster consists of 24 pitchers (eight non-roster invitees), four catchers (one non-roster invitee), nine infielders (four non-roster invitees) and nine outfielders (three non-roster invitees).
— Carrie Muskat