Still, the working rosters are shared for your interest. Again, they are already out of date. For example, five pitchers and two infielders – the most recent group cut from major league camp – joined minor league camp after these rosters were published. (They are noted as "Down" in the table.)
Cardinals farm director John Vuch hammered home the lack of significance of these rosters.
"Our rosters are constantly in flux and we don't want the players or others to read much into them," Vuch said. "Their only purpose at this stage is to ensure we have enough guys on each club for fundamentals.
"Invariably, people look at a roster and see one guy at Palm Beach and another at Quad Cities and assume that means something. That is one of the reasons we don't go out of our way to publicize rosters.
"No matter how often we tell people they don't mean anything, they try to make more out of them than what's there. As we told our players, if we already knew who was going where, we'd just bring in about 110 guys, play games and send them north," Vuch concluded.
St. Louis Cardinals working minor league spring training rosters
|Group 1A||Group 1B||Group 2A||Group 2B||Rehab|
|Edwards||De Leon||Lucas||Martinez, C||Swagerty|
|Watson, B||Simpson||Watson, S||Wright|
|C||De La Cruz, L||Castillo, J||Keener||Byrd|
|1B||Scruggs||Rodriguez, J||Cerreto||De La Cruz, R|
|Rodriguez, S||Walsh||Valera, C||Valera, B|
At least one of the rehab pitchers has already seen game action. I will provide details on the sidelined players this coming week.
These rosters will be updated later in camp.
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