Cubs Announce Wild Card Roster, Which Includes Ildemaro Vargas and Josh Phegley

The Cubs officially announced their roster for the Wild Card round, which features infielder Ildemaro Vargas and catcher Josh Phegley. Lefty Josh Osich was designated for assignment in order to make room for Phegley on the 40-man. Relievers Brailyn Marquez and Duane Underwood Jr. were left off the active roster in order to accommodate Phegley and Vargas, so the Cubs are going with only 13 pitchers.

That’s not really surprising given the abbreviated nature of the series and the expectation that the Cubs can get length out of at least two starters. Even if there are hiccups, they’ve got Alec Mills, Adbert Alzolay, and Jose Quintana to carry multiple innings.


11-Yu Darvish, RHP
24-Jeremy Jeffress, RHP
28-Kyle Hendricks, RHP
30-Alec Mills, RHP
34-Jon Lester, LHP
39-Andrew Chafin, LHP
43-Dan Winkler, RHP
46-Craig Kimbrel, RHP
52-Ryan Tepera, RHP
56-Kyle Ryan, LHP
60-Jason Adam, RHP
62-José Quintana, LHP
73-Adbert Alzolay, RHP


2-Nico Hoerner
9-Javier Báez
13-David Bote
16-Ildemaro Vargas
17-Kris Bryant
27-Jason Kipnis
44-Anthony Rizzo


6-Billy Hamilton
8-Ian Happ
12-Kyle Schwarber
15-Cameron Maybin
22-Jason Heyward


4-Josh Phegley
7-Victor Caratini
40-Willson Contreras

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