Cubs Release 30-Man Roster For Opening Day

(670 The Score) The Cubs will carry 14 position players and 16 pitchers to open the 60-game season, they revealed in officially announcing their 30-man roster Thursday.

There were no big surprises on the Cubs' roster. Some of the notable inclusions were 23-year-old infielder Nico Hoerner and reliever Dillon Maples. The Cubs also included Josh Phegley, so they'll carry three catchers to start the season.

The Cubs placed veteran infielder Daniel Descalso on the 45-day injured list, while left-hander Jose Quintana starts on the 10-day injured list. Quintana is recovering from left thumb surgery and isn't expected to be available until about halfway through the shortened season.

Here's a look at the full roster:

The #Cubs have set their #OpeningDay 30-man roster.

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 23, 2020

In other roster moves, the Cubs officially recalled Maples and reliever James Norwood from Triple-A Iowa. Reliever Ryan Tepera and reliever Jharel Cotton were optioned to the group that's working at the Class-A South Bend facility. Right-hander Colin Rea was also assigned to the South Bend roster. He had been optioned to Triple-A back in March.

The Cubs officially selected the contracts of Phegley and reliever Rex Brothers. Infielder/outfielder Robel Garcia was designated for assignment.

Additionally, the Cubs assigned four non-roster players to the South Bend summer camp: infielder Hernan Perez, outfielder Ian Miller, catcher P.J. Higgins and left-hander Danny Hultzen.

Outfielder Mark Zagunis has opted out of playing in 2020 and been placed on the restricted list. He's no longer part of the organization's 60-man player pool for this shortened season.

The Cubs host the Brewers in their opener at Wrigley Field on Friday night. First pitch comes at 6:10 p.m. Cubs pregame starts at 5:10 p.m. on 670 The Score.