PITTSBURGH - The Chicago Cubs have set their Opening Day 25-man roster in advance of their 2014 season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
The Cubs have selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Brian Schlitter, infielder Emilio Bonifacio, outfielder Ryan Kalish and catcher John Baker.
Left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Right-handed pitcher Alberto Cabrera has been designated for assignment.
Right-handed pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as he continues to recover from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. Right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tightness. Right-handed pitcher James McDonald has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Fujikawa and Arrieta are retroactive to March 21.
The club's 40-man roster now stands at 40 players.
Here is a look at the Cubs 2014 Opening Day roster:
PITCHERS (12 + 3 DL)
11-Kyuji Fujikawa, RHP (15-Day DL)
29-Jeff Samardzija, RHP
33-Carlos Villanueva, RHP
36-Edwin Jackson, RHP
37-Travis Wood, LHP
39-Jason Hammel, RHP
40-James Russell, LHP
41-Jose Veras, RHP
46-Pedro Strop, RHP
49-Jake Arrieta, RHP (15-Day DL)
52-Justin Grimm, RHP
53-Wesley Wright, LHP
55-James McDonald, RHP (60-Day DL)
56-Hector Rondon, RHP
63-Brian Schlitter, RHP