The Phillies have sent OF Terry Tiffee, RHP Yorman Bazardo, RP Justin Lehr, SS Ozzie Chavez, 2B Anthony Hewitt, OF Jeremy Sladen and OF Chris Walker to the minor leagues.
The Phillies announced the invitation of 10 players to spring training as non-roster invitees Wednesday. They include: right-handers Dave Borkowski, Justin Lehr, Blaine Neal and Mike Koplove, corner infielder Mike Cervenak, third baseman Terry Tiffee, first baseman Andy Tracy, outfielder Chris Walker, shortstop Ozzie Chavez and utility player J.J. Furmaniak. The following players were signed as minor league free agents: right-handers Yorman Bazardo, Yoel Hernandez and Justin Pope, left-handers Jason Mackintosh and Joshua Shortslef, first baseman/outfielder Brian Stavisky and outfielders Casey Craig, Kevin Mahar, Wilkin Ruan, Mike Spidale and Rich C. Thompson.
The Chicago Tribune reports the Cubs optioned RP Clay Rapada to Triple-A and 1B Brian Dopirak to Double-A. They also reassigned P Jason Anderson, Sean Gallagher, Adam Harben, John Webb and Randy Wells, IF Mike Kinkade and Eric Patterson, OF Tyler Colvin and Chris Walker to minor league camp.
The Cubs invited RHP Sean Gallagher, RHP Adam Harben, LHP Ryan O'Malley, LHP Carmen Pignatiello, RHP Randy Wells, C Jake Fox, 3B Casey McGehee, 2B Eric Patterson, IF Mike Kinkade, OF Tyler Colvin, OF Chris Walker to spring training.