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Chicago Cubs set Opening Day roster


PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Cubs have set their Opening Day 25-man roster in advance of their 2013 season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. 

The Cubs have selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Hisanori Takahashi and infielders Alberto Gonzalez and Brent Lillibridge. 

Outfielder Brett Jackson has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Right-handed pitcher Scott Baker has been placed on the 60-day disabled list as he continues to recover from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery.  Right-handed pitcher Matt Garza (left lat strain), infielder Ian Stewart (left quad strain) and infielder Darwin Barney (left knee laceration) have been placed on the 15-day disabled list.  Garza and Stewart are retroactive to March 22, while Barney is retroactive to March 31.

Right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack has been designated for assignment.

The club’s 40-man roster now stands at 40 players.

Here is a look at the Cubs 2013 Opening Day roster:


PITCHERS (12 + 3 DL)

11-Kyuji Fujikawa, RHP

22-Matt Garza, RHP (15-Day DL)

28-Michael Bowden, RHP

29-Jeff Samardzija, RHP

32-Scott Baker, RHP (60-Day DL)

33-Carlos Villanueva, RHP

36-Edwin Jackson, RHP

37-Travis Wood, LHP

40-James Russell, LHP

41-Arodys Vizcaino, RHP (60-Day DL)

46-Scott Feldman, RHP

47-Hisanori Takahashi, LHP

49-Carlos Marmol, RHP

54-Shawn Camp, RHP

56-Hector Rondon, RHP



30-Dioner Navarro

51-Steve Clevenger

53-Welington Castillo


2-Ian Stewart (15-Day DL)

6-Alberto Gonzalez

13-Starlin Castro

15-Darwin Barney (15-Day DL)

20-Brent Lillibridge

24-Luis Valbuena

44-Anthony Rizzo



9-David DeJesus

12-Alfonso Soriano

17-Dave Sappelt

19-Nate Schierholtz

21-Scott Hairston



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