The Chicago Cubs are prepping for the rapidly-approaching 2012 Spring Training and have finalized their list of non-roster invitees. According to the official Vine Line blog, the Cubs will welcome the following players to camp:
Though the list features a number of top prospects in Brett Jackson, Trey McNutt and Jay Jackson, the non-roster invitees most likely to make the team probably include relievers Manuel Corpas and Trever Miller, as well as infield utilityman Bobby Scales.
Corpas signed with Cubs after spending the first portion of his career with the Colorado Rockies. He is coming off of Tommy John surgery, but could be a potential strength in the bullpen if his velocity and health can hold. Miller is a LOOGY -- lefty one out only guy -- who the clubs thinks may still have something left in his age 39 season.
Scales is a long-time minor league veteran who has played the majority of his last few seasons with the Cubs, making his major league debut at age 31 in Wrigley Field. He spent half of the 2011 season in Japan, where he DH'd and hit above league average. His strong patience and defensive flexibility puts him in competition with Edgar Gonzalez and Matt Tolbert for the backup infielders position.
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