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Cubs Spring Training 2012: Roster Down To 57

As teams get closer to Opening Day, the focus on the roster becomes more intense. For the Chicago Cubs, the Opening Day roster came into clearer focus on Saturday, as Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports the Cubs have trimmed their roster down to 57:

Right-hander Dae-Eun Rhee and catcher Micah Gibbs were sent back to the club’s minor-league facility at Fitch Park.

The Cubs have now assigned six players to minor league camp in two separate moves, bringing their spring roster to 57 players: 27 pitchers, six catchers, 14 infielders and 10 outfielders.

Gibbs, who played at LSU and was a third round pick of the Cubs in 2010, still needs to work in order to establish himself as a potential catcher at the highest level. Rhee looked good in an appearance against the White Sox during Spring Training, but hasn't appeared above Class A yet in his career.

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