PHOENIX (AP) -Right-hander Steve Trachsel, and lefties Will Ohman and Sean Marshall were dropped by the Chicago Cubs for their first-round playoff series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Rookie right-hander Kevin Hart, who pitched at Double-A Tennessee this season, was among the 11 pitchers picked Wednesday for the Cubs' NL division series roster.
Hart had an 0.82 ERA in eight games after being promoted from Tennessee on Sept. 4. He also pitched at Triple-A Iowa this season.
The Cubs have only one left-handed reliever - Scott Eyre. Jason Marquis, a starter during the regular season, made the roster and will work out of the bullpen.
Chicago also left off outfielder Craig Monroe and catcher Henry Blanco. They Cubs are carrying two catchers: rookie Geovany Soto, who was set to start Wednesday night's opener against Arizona, and Jason Kendall.
Arizona also will carry 11 pitchers, including Doug Slaten, its only left-handed reliever. The Diamondbacks kept speedy rookie infielder Alberto Callaspo but left off another, Emilio Bonifacio.
Arizona has three catchers - starter Chris Snyder, Miguel Montero and Robby Hammock, who also can play the infield and outfield.
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