Chicago Cubs: Which pitchers might we see once rosters expand?

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With a pitching staff that has been impacted by injuries and inconsistency, expect the Chicago Cubs to rely heavily on September call-ups this year.

In September, Major League rosters can expand to a maximum of 40 players. This year the Cubs aren’t likely to add many position players to their active roster. However, the Cubs will certainly bring up a ton of pitchers from Triple-A who have already helped the Cubs at the Major League level this season.

However, there are more players who could be potentially get called up than there are spots on the 40-man roster. There are pitchers coming back from injuries. There are prospects the front office might want to have get a taste at the Major League level. Heck, there is even one pitcher who was on the 40-man roster, isn’t currently on it, but will probably get back on. So some players are going to have to removed from the 40-man roster to make room.

But who do the Cubs call up? Who can help the team the most? Who do they add to the 40 man roster and who falls short in their bid to make the big league club? Which players does Chicago remove from the 40-man roster?