The Chicago Cubs have set their 28-man roster for Opening Day, with 14 pitchers and 14 position players making the cut for the season opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Under Major League rules, rosters have been allowed to drop from 26 players to 28 until May 1 to help teams cope with the shortened spring training that has happened due to the lockdown. the league.
Most teams opted to use the extra roster spot on pitchers, and the Cubs did just that, including a few extra arms in their Opening Day mix.
There are plenty of new faces all over the roster, including in the bullpen where Chris Martin, Daniel Norris and Daniel Robertson have all been on the team. Infielder Jonathan Villar will also be on the roster, as will new outfielders Clint Frazier and Seiya Suzuki.
In terms of injuries, starting pitcher Alec Mills was placed on the 10-day disabled list, freeing up a spot for Michael Rucker.
Wade Miley and Andrelton Simmons will also start the 10-day IL season for the Cubs.
Here’s the full opening day roster for the Cubs:
Jesse Chavez, Scott Effross, Mychal Givens, Kyle Hendricks, Chris Martin, Daniel Norris, Ethan Roberts, David Robertson, Michael Rucker, Drew Smyly, Justin Steele, Marcus Stroman, Keegan Thompson, Rowan Wick
Willson Contreras, Yan Gomes
Nico Hoerner, Nick Madrigal, Alfonso Rivas, Frank Schwindel, Jonathan Villar, Patrick Wisdom
Clint Frazier, Ian Happ, Michael Hermosillo, Jason Heyward, Rafael Ortega, Seiya Suzuki
Hendricks will take the ball Thursday afternoon when the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers, with a first pitch scheduled for 1:20 p.m. at Wrigley Field.