Darius Hill and Yonathan Perlaza among reassignments made by Chicago Cubs

Feb 26, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Chicago Cubs outfielder Yonathan Perlaza against the Los
Feb 26, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Chicago Cubs outfielder Yonathan Perlaza against the Los / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

As the Chicago Cubs inch closer to Opening Day at the end of the month, the team began reassigning players to minor league camp as they trim down the roster of players with the Major League team in Spring Training.

1. Yonathan Perlaza, OF

Perlaza hit 23 home runs with the Tennessee Smokies last season and had 3 hits in 12 at-bats during the first week of Spring Training with the Cubs this season.

2. Darius Hill, OF

Hill has been a high-contract guy throughout his ascension through the Cubs minor league system and that was the case in Spring Training as he had 5 hits in 10 at-bats.

3. Bryce Windham, C

Windham was hitless in 4 at-bats with the Cubs this Spring and it would seem likely that he begins the season with Double-A Tennessee.

4. Estaban Quiroz, INF

Given the influx of utility players that the Cubs already have at the Major League level, Quiroz will begin the season with Triple-A Iowa with the opportunity at becoming a depth piece in the event of an injury.

5. Chase Strumpf, INF

Strumpf was hitless in 8 at-bats with the Cubs this Spring and the goal for him is to prove that his 2022 power output, 21 home runs, was not a fluke.

6. Andy Weber, INF

Weber likely will see an opportunity with the Iowa Cubs this season after slashing .300/.360/.393 in 308 plate appearances with Double-A Tennessee last season.

7. Jared Young, INF

Young had a 6-game stint at the Major League level last year but appears to be blocked behind the likes of Trey Mancini, Eric Hosmer, Patrick Wisdom, and Matt Mervis before having a legitimate role on the Major League roster.

8. Brailyn Marquez, RHP

Marquez hasn't pitched in a professional game since 2020 but the former Cubs' top prospect signed a minor-league deal with the team this offseason with the goal of continuing his recovery from various shoulder injuries in recent seasons.

From the group of players that were cut from Major League camp, there really aren't any surprises. While outfield prospects Darius Hill and Yonathan Perlaza had received increased playing time in the early parts of Spring Training due to the injury to right fielder Seiya Suzuki, neither was believed to have a legitimate opportunity at making the Major League roster out of Spring Training.

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