Chicago Cubs News: Where the 40-man roster currently stands

Nov 5, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Trey Mancini (26) runs to first after
Nov 5, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Trey Mancini (26) runs to first after / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Cubs have had an active offseason as the team has made several signings in starting pitcher Jameson Taillon, relief pitcher Brad Boxberger, catcher Tucker Barnhart, shortstop Dansby Swanson, and center fielder Cody Bellinger that have all raised the floor of the expected production of the team.

The Cubs still have at least one more move pending as the signing of veteran free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer was reported earlier this week but has yet to be officially announced by the team. The Cubs' 40-man roster is currently full so once the Hosmer signing does become official, there will be a corresponding move to be made.

As Spring Training about one month away, let's take a look at where the Cubs' 40-man roster currently stand.

Where the Chicago Cubs' 40-man roster currently stands

1. Adbert Alzolay

Alzolay is entering the 2023 season with the expectation of pitching out of the bullpen and could thrive in that role as he did late in 2022.

2. Javier Assad

Assad was a nice find for the Cubs in 2022 as he posted a 3.11 ERA in 8 starts (9 appearances) and likely will begin the 2023 season with the Iowa Cubs.

3. Brad Boxberger

The veteran reliever signed with the Cubs this offseason and likely will serve as the primary right-handed setup man in the team's bullpen.

4. Ben Brown

Brown was acquired by the Cubs in the 2022 Major League Baseball trade deadline deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Brown could quickly ascend to the top level of the Cubs' system this season.

5. Jeremiah Estrada

Estrada posted a 3.18 ERA in 5 Major League appearances with the Cubs in 2022 and will serve a bullpen depth while starting the season with the Iowa Cubs.

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