Chicago Cubs Invite 21 To Camp, Sign Edgar Gonzalez And Matt Tolbert

SEATTLE - JUNE 02: Second baseman Matt Tolbert #20 of the Minnesota Twins heads to first base after striking out with the ball getting away from catcher Rob Johnson of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 2, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. Tolbert was thrown out at first on the play. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

For the Chicago Cubs, pitchers and catchers report to major league spring training February 18 in Mesa, Arizona and they have invited twenty-one non-roster players to camp, the club announced in a press release today. While some are prospects, like Trey McNutt and Brett Jackson, there are also a couple other of names of notice in Edgar Gonzalez and Matt Tolbert.

Gonzalez is a 33-year-old utility man, who last appeared in the majors with the Padres back in 2009. He played in Japan in 2010 and came back to the majors last year when he signed with the Giants.

Matt Tolbert, 29, is also another guy who can play all over the diamond and is a former product of the Twins. In the past four years, Tolbert hit .230/.288/.319 with 3 home runs in 680 plate appearances at the big level.

  • Cubs invite 21 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training | cubs.com: News
    "The Chicago Cubs have invited 21 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Saturday, February 18 when pitchers and catchers are invited to report in Mesa, Ariz. Their first workout will take place on Sunday, February 19. Position players are invited to report to camp Thursday, February 23 with the team's first full workout Friday, February 24."
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