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
INFIELDERS (5 + 2 DL)
2-Ian Stewart (15-Day DL)
15-Darwin Barney (15-Day DL)