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|Surprise! Few jobs up for grabs at Cubs camp
|MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have 62 players at spring training barely four months after finishing with the franchise's worst record in almost 50 years.
Yet heading into Sunday's first full-squad workout at Fitch Park, they might have as few as three spots on their opening day roster in play, barring health setbacks over the next six weeks.
That would have been hard to predict in the days right after the Cubs completed a 101-loss season last October. The only two certainties to return from the rotation were Matt Garza, who hadn't pitched since July because of a stress reaction in his right elbow, and Jeff Samardzija, who was shut down after 174 2-3 innings in his first full season as a big league starter.