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The St. Louis Cardinals have reassigned six players to minor league camp

The St. Louis Cardinals have reassigned six players to minor league camp.

St. Louis Cardinals press release

Prior to their game Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that infielders Dean Anna and Aledmys Diaz have been optioned to Memphis (AAA), and catcher Carson Kelly and pitchers Austin GomberJeremy Hefner and Deck McGuire have been re-assigned to minor league camp. 

Following this morning’s moves, the Cardinals spring roster currently has 21 pitchers (1 non-roster); 4 catchers (1 non-roster); 12 infielders (4 non-roster) and 7 outfielders (2 non-roster).

Brian Walton’s take

No surprises here other than Diaz, perhaps. Since the signing of Ruben Tejada clarified his initial role to open the season, Diaz needs to play every day. The best place to do that is minor league camp. Anna and Diaz are on the 40-man roster.

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