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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Oct 4, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner (2) reacts after hitting a
Oct 4, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner (2) reacts after hitting a / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

24. Yan Gomes

After finding success with how he managed the Cubs' pitching staff in 2022, Gomes likely will receive a bulk of the starts in 2023 as the team's catcher.

25. Eric Hosmer

Hosmer joins the Cubs after being a rumored trade target for much of the past two seasons. Hosmer gives the Cubs a veteran presence at first base with prospect Matt Mervis not far off from the Major League level.

26. Trey Mancini

The draw to Mancini for the Cubs is the power that he has in his bat as he is capable of hitting 20 home runs in a season with relative ease. Expect Mancini to serve mostly as the Cubs' designated hitter in 2023 though he will see time at first and the corner outfield spots.

27. Nico Hoerner

Hoerner cemented himself as part of the next contending core of the Cubs in 2022 and enters 2023 as the team's starting second baseman and likely will be the team's leadoff hitter to begin the season.

28. Nick Madrigal

It remains unclear what role Madrigal will have on the Cubs in 2023 as he is without a starting position with Hoerner moving over to second base.

29. Miles Mastrobuoni

The Cubs acquired Mastrobuoni in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays last November and the second baseman by trade is likely to begin the season with the Iowa Cubs.

30. Zach McKinstry

After showing a preference to keep McKinstry on the 40-man roster this offseason, there is a good chance that the Cubs plan to utilize the former Los Angeles Dodger as a utility infielder in 2023.

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