#Cubs to reveal NLDS roster on Friday
Manager Joe Maddon said Thursday the Cubs’ NLDS roster would not be “dramatically different” from the Wild Card Game roster. The Cubs play the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in Game 1 of the best of five series.
“You have to do a couple of different things based on the numbers,” Maddon said Thursday. “We need more pitchers, legitimate bullpen guys, a couple more starters.”
The Cubs were expected to trim a position player from the Wild Card roster. They carried 10 pitchers and 15 position players against the Pirates. The 25-man NLDS roster was expected to be announced around 10 a.m. CT Friday.
Reliever Jason Motte, on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder, will not be on the Cubs’ NLDS roster.
“I feel good,” Motte said Thursday. “I threw a live [bullpen] in Arizona, threw a bullpen the other day, played catch today. Everything feels good. I don’t make the decisions. I go out and do what I can do to be healthy. I feel good.”