Cubs reduce spring training roster to 56

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have announced several moves to reduce the roster for the major-league camp to 56 players.

Pitchers Andury Acevedo and Eric Jokisch and first baseman Dan Vogelbach were assigned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

Non-roster invitee pitchers Jonathan Pettibone, Duane Underwood, Jack Leathersich and Armando Rivero were sent to minor-league camp.