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Cubs Announce Opening Day Lineup

Cubs revealed the Opening Day Lineup for the teams home opener on April 5th:

David DeJesus, CF

Darwin Barney, 2B

Starlin Castro, SS

Bryan LaHair, 1B

Alfonso Soriano, LF

Ian Stewart, 3B

Marlon Byrd, CF

Geovany Soto, C

Ryan Dempster, P

(Source: ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla)

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Cubs Announce Portion of 25-man Roster

The Cubs organization met on Wednesday evening to determine the Opening Day 25-man Roster. On Thursday, the organization announced their decision:

Fielders:

Jeff Baker

Darwin Barney

Marlon Byrd

Starlin Castro

Steve Clevenger

David DeJesus

Blake DeWitt

Reed Johnson

Bryan LaHair

Alfonso Soriano

Geovany Soto

Ian Stewart

While the fielders have been announced, Cubs beat reporters have stated that the bullpen is still undetermined. However, the Starting Roatation has been set and the Opening Day Pitcher has been announced. Here are the pitchers still in contention:

Pitchers:

Lendy Castillo

Gerardo Concepcion

Ryan Dempster (First in Rotation)

Rafael Dolis

Matt Garza (Second in Rotation)

Paul Maholm (Fifth in Rotation)

Calos Marmol

Marcos Mateo

Jeff Samardzija (Third in Rotation)

Chris Volstad (Fourth in Rotation)

Kerry Wood