Cardinals drop James Ramsey and Zach Petrick

The St. Louis Cardinals reassigned two non-roster invitees to minor league camp following Sunday's game.

On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals trimmed the number of players in major league camp to 44. Outfielder James Ramsey and pitcher Zach Petrick have been reassigned to minor league camp. Both were non-roster invitees.

Ramsey, one of the organization's two first-round picks in 2012, struggled with the bat in camp, going just 1-for-16 (.063). Ramsey fanned six times, drew no walks, was hit by a pitch yet made his hit count, collecting three RBI.

Petrick, the organization's reigning Pitcher of the Year, appeared in four spring games, most recently on Saturday. The right-hander was scored upon in his final three outings. Overall, Petrick yielded six runs, five earned, in 7 2/3 innings. He allowed seven hits, including a home run, three walks and struck out seven.

Both players spent much of last season with Double-A Springfield, but face major competition to earn spots with Triple-A Memphis to open 2014.

Following the moves, the Cardinals have 34 roster players and 10 non-roster players remaining in Major League Camp.

To see the Cardinals entire 40-man roster and non-roster spring training invitees, check out the Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation blog.



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