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Cubs take Brian Schlitter in bullpen, finalize roster
PHOENIX — The Cubs finalized their 2014 roster Saturday morning, taking hard-throwing local kid Brian Schlitter for the final bullpen spot, over out-of-options Alberto Cabrera, who was designated for assignment.
The team plays its final exhibition game Saturday afternoon before departing Arizona for Pittsburgh, where they’ll open the season Monday afternoon.
Here’s the Opening Day roster:
Starting rotation: RH Jeff Samardzija, LH Travis Wood, RH Edwin Jackson, RH Jason Hammel, RH Carlos Villanueva.
Bullpen: Closer Jose Veras, RH Pedro Strop, RH Justin Grimm, RH Hector Rondon, RH Brian Schlitter, LH James Russell, LH Wesley Wright.
Catchers: Welington Castillo, John Baker.
Infielders: 1B Anthony Rizzo, 2B Darwin Barney, SS Starlin Castro, 3B Mike Olt, INF Luis Valbuena, INF Emilio Bonifacio.
Outfielders: Junior Lake, Ryan Sweeney, Nate Schierholtz, Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Kalish.