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Cubs trim nine from roster

Updated: March 14, 2010, 3:07 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Top draft picks Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson were among nine players cut from the Chicago Cubs' spring training roster on Sunday.

Mitch Atkins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and David Patton was optioned to Double-A Tennessee. Both are right-handed pitchers.

Jackson, Vitters, catchers Steve Clevenger and Blake Lalli, infielder Matt Camp, and pitchers Jeff Kennard and Vince Perkins were assigned to the minor league camp.

Jackson, an outfielder, was the Cubs' No. ...

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