Opening Day Roster Set

CINCINNATI, OHIO - The Chicago Cubs today set their Opening Day 25-man roster in advance of their 2007 season opener tomorrow afternoon in Cincinnati.

The 2007 Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, seven infielders and four outfielders. Right-hander Kerry Wood will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, as will right-hander Juan Mateo (right shoulder impingement). Outfielder Buck Coats has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs open their 132nd National League season tomorrow afternoon with a 2:10 (eastern time) game against the Reds. After three with the Reds and three in Milwaukee next weekend, the Cubs make their Wrigley Field debut at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, April 9 against the Houston Astros, the start of an eight-game homestand. After three with the Astros (April 9-11), the Reds come to town for three games (April 13-15) before the Cubs close out their inaugural 2007 homestand with a two-game set against the San Diego Padres April 16-17.

Here's a look at the Cubs 2007 Opening Day roster:

PITCHERS (12 + 2 D.L.)
13-Will Ohman, LHP
21-Jason Marquis, RHP
30-Ted Lilly, LHP
34-Kerry Wood, RHP (15-Day D.L.)
37-Angel Guzman, RHP
38-Carlos Zambrano, RHP
43-Michael Wuertz, RHP
46-Ryan Dempster, RHP
47-Scott Eyre, LHP
48-Neal Cotts, LHP
51-Juan Mateo, RHP (15-Day D.L.)
52-Wade Miller, RHP
53-Rich Hill, LHP
62-Bob Howry, RHP

CATCHERS (2)
8-Michael Barrett
24-Henry Blanco

INFIELDERS (7)
2-Ryan Theriot
3-Cesar Izturis
5-Ronny Cedeno
7-Mark DeRosa
16-Aramis Ramirez
25-Derrek Lee
32-Daryle Ward

OUTFIELDERS (4)
11-Jacque Jones
12-Alfonso Soriano
15-Cliff Floyd
19-Matt Murton


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