Cubs name 25-man roster for NLDS

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have set their 25-man roster in advance of the start of their National League Division Series Friday night against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field.

Right-hander Jason Hammel was left off the Cubs' roster after he had a career-best 15 wins this year. Hammel didn't make the postseason rotation and was hampered by right elbow tightness at the end of the year.

The Cubs went with 11 pitchers and 14 position players. Rookie outfielder Albert Almora Jr. made the cut, while veteran Matt Szczur was left off the list despite a team-high 12 pinch hits.

The San Francisco Giants put Eduardo Nunez on their roster after the third baseman had been sidelined with a strained right hamstring.

Nunez, an AL All-Star this season with Minnesota, hasn't played since Sept. 25. Conor Gillaspie replaced him for the wild-card game Wednesday night and hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning of San Francisco's 3-0 win against the New York Mets.

Game 1 is Friday night at Wrigley Field.

PITCHERS (11)
6-Carl Edwards Jr., RHP
28-Kyle Hendricks, RHP
34-Jon Lester, LHP
37-Travis Wood, LHP
38-Mike Montgomery, LHP
41-John Lackey, RHP
46-Pedro Strop, RHP
49-Jake Arrieta, RHP
52-Justin Grimm, RHP
54-Aroldis Chapman, LHP
56-Hector Rondon, RHP

POSITION PLAYERS (14)
2-Tommy La Stella, INF
3-David Ross, C
5-Albert Almora Jr., OF
8-Chris Coghlan, OF
9-Javier Baez, INF
17-Kris Bryant, INF
18-Ben Zobrist, INF
22-Jason Heyward, OF
24-Dexter Fowler, OF
27-Addison Russell, INF
40-Willson Contreras, C
44-Anthony Rizzo, INF
47-Miguel Montero, C
68-Jorge Soler, OF 

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