Cubs release NLDS roster; Lester to pitch Game 1

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Friday, October 9, 2015
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester responds to a question during a news conference on Oct. 8, 2015, in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS (WLS) -- The Cubs released their National League Division Series roster Friday as they face the Cardinals in St. Louis for the first game of the series.

Jon Lester will pitch Game 1 of the best-of-five series, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Jake Arrieta led the Cubs to a 4-0 shutout of the Pirates in Pittsburgh Wednesday, advancing the team to the NLDS.

The complete roster is listed below:


Jake Arrieta

Trevor Cahill

Justin Grimm

Jason Hammel

Kyle Hendricks

Jon Lester

Clayton Richard

Fernando Rodney

Hector Rondon

Pedro Strop

Travis Wood


Miguel Montero

David Ross


Javier Baez

Kris Bryant

Starlin Castro

Tommy La Stella

Anthony Rizzo

Addison Russell


Chris Coghlan

Chris Denorfia

Dexter Fowler

Austin Jackson

Kyle Schwarber

Jorge Soler