The Chicago Cubs have trimmed their spring roster to 36 players. Cubs optioned right-hander Jake Buchanan, right-hander Alec Mills and infielder Jeimer Candelario to Triple-A Iowa. Cubs released right-hander Jim Henderson. Cubs also assigned right-hander Williams Perez, right-hander Dylan Floro and left-hander David Rollins to minor league camp.
Earlier today the Cubs also announced their starting pitching rotation Lester, Arrieta, Lackey, Anderson, Hendricks. Jon Lester will start Chicago Cubs season opener at St. Louis on April 2, with Arrieta following on April 4 and Lackey on April 5 against the Cardinals. Anderson’s first start will come against the Brewers on April 7, followed the next day by Hendricks.