The second Quad Cities club would become those players not deemed ready to make a full-season team, instead remaining behind in Extended Spring Training camp. (42 additional players will join them in EST, which begins on April 6.) However, remember that these assignments are currently written in pencil, not ink. They can and will change.
157 players are listed below with three more likely coming in the next week as the major league roster is whittled down to its final 25.
Even with six-man rotations at Palm Beach and Quad Cities, further releases will need to be made to get down to 25-man opening day rosters. Rather than wait for big cut-down days as in the past, the Cardinals are expected to release players immediately if they are deemed to be non-competitive.
|Memphis (31)||S'field (30)||P Beach (40)||QC #1 (36)||QC #2 (20)|
|Kopp||Blazek||Castillo, R||Ferrara*||DeJesus, An|
|Buursma||Freeman, S*||Brown, G*||Benes||Jimenez|
|Cruz||DeLaCruz, L||Espinoza||Perez, A||Moscatel|
|IF||Brown, A||Curtis||Ahmady||Elkins||DeLaCruz, R|
|Bynum||Garcia, J||Bergman||Gil||Tuivailala, S|
|Kozma||Martinez, J||Castillo, Y||Rodriguez, J||Walsh|
|Solano||Ramirez, R||Cox||Rodriguez, S|
|Vazquez, R||Vasquez, N||Garcia, G||Ruiz|
|Henley||DeJesus, A||Longmire||Hill, V||Smith, R|
TO: tryout player
The following 13 players are on the rehab list and not included among the 157 listed above: pitchers Daniel Bibona, Jared Bradford, Hector Cardenas, Scott Gorgen, Jean Mijares, Fermin Montanez, Jeff Nadeau, Pete Parise, Joel Pichardo, Francisco Samuel and Miguel Tapia along with outfielders Reggie Williams and Jason Stidham. There are several other dinged up players that may open the season on the disabled list.
Daily minor league game recaps
Again this spring, I am running recaps of each day's minor league games at my blog, The Cardinal Nation blog. Game results, player highlights and photos are provided each evening covering that afternoon's results and a look ahead to the next day. Check them out!
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