Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/1/13
The Chicago Cubs have invited 22 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Tuesday, February 12 when pitchers and catchers hold their first formal workout in Mesa, Ariz. Position players are invited to report to camp Saturday, February 16 with the team’s first full squad workout Sunday, February 17. The following 11 pitchers have been invited to major league camp: right-handed pitchers Drew Carpenter, Jaye Chapman, Casey Coleman, Dayan Diaz, Jensen Lewis, Barret Loux, Blake Parker, Zach Putnam, Nick Struck and Cory Wade, as well as left-handed pitcher Hisanori Takahashi. Three catchers have been invited to big league camp: J.C. Boscan, Michael Brenly and Rafael Lopez.  Five infielders have been invited to major league camp: Javier Baez, Alberto Gonzalez, Brent Lillibridge, Edwin Maysonet and Brad Nelson.  Three outfielders have been invited to big league camp: Brian Bogusevic, Johermyn Chavez and Darnell McDonald. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar, published author and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.
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