Cubs Announce 50-Man Pool of Eligible Players for 2020 Season

The Cubs announced their 50-man player pool - those eligible to play for the team this season  - on Sunday afternoon. Thirty of the players will make up the club's initial Opening Day roster, while the remaining will train at an alternate site (the South Bend Cubs' facility).

The alternate site squad will remain inactive unless need arises  - i.e. due to injury or any potential positive COVID-19 tests. The club began testing players and staff on Saturday. There are no surprises on the player pool and no one has opted out. 

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The Cubs must cut their roster down to 28 players for the third and fourth week of the regular season. It must then be cut to 26 for the final two weeks.

Asterisks are for players not on the 40-man roster. There are still 10 open spots in the player pool.

Wrigley Field camp roster

 

Pitchers 

SP Yu Darvish
SP Kyle Hendricks
SP Jon Lester
SP José Quintana
RHP Tyler Chatwood
RHP Alec Mills
CL Craig Kimbrel
SU Rowan Wick
SU Kyle Ryan
RHP Jeremy Jeffress
LHP Brad Wieck
RHP Dan Winkler
RHP Ryan Tepera
RHP Trevor Megill
RHP Jharel Cotton
RHP Dillon Maples
LHP Rex Brothers*
LHP Danny Hultzen*
RHP James Norwood
RHP Colin Rea
RHP Duane Underwood Jr.
RHP Casey Sadler

Catchers

Willson Contreras 
Victor Caratini
Josh Phegley*
P.J. Higgins*

Infielders

1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Jason Kipnis*
3B Kris Bryant
SS Javier Báez
INF David Bote
INF Nico Hoerner
INF Daniel Descalso

Outfielders

CF Ian Happ
RF Jason Heyward
LF Kyle Schwarber
CF Albert Almora Jr.
OF Steven Souza Jr.
OF Ian Miller*

South Bend alternate camp roster

Pitchers

RHP Jason Adam*
RHP Adbert Alzolay
RHP Juan Gámez
LHP Brailyn Marquez*
RHP Dakota Mekkes*
RHP Michael Rucker*

Catchers

Miguel Amaya

Infielders

Robel García
Christopher Morel*

Outfielders

Brennen Davis*
Mark Zagunis*

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