Zac Rosscup in action during spring training (Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)
Zac Rosscup in action during spring training (Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

Cubs assign nine players to minors


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MESA – The Chicago Cubs today assigned nine players to minor league camp and released right-handed pitcher Maikel Cleto, reducing their spring roster from 60 to 50 players.

Right-handed pitchers Aaron Brooks and Jose Rosario, and left-handed pitcher Jack Leathersich have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Right-handed pitcher Duane Underwood Jr. has been optioned to Double-A Tennessee.

Five non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: Right-handed pitchers Seth Frankoff, Casey Kelly, Jhondaniel Medina and Conor Mullee; and left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup.

Chicago’s spring roster of 50 players consists of 24 pitchers (four non-roster invitees), six catchers (two non-roster invitees), 12 infielders (five non-roster invitees) and eight outfielders (three non-roster invitees).

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