Minor League Roster Shuffling

An early look into Cardinals minor league roster realignment for 2006.

Earlier this winter, we noted the Cardinals made a number of roster moves juggling players between levels. Mostly, this was done in the upward direction to try to protect players from being selected in December's Rule 5 draft. Now that deadline has long passed, some additional player transfer moves were made last month to restore the order, so to speak.

 

To some, this may be boring detail. Yet, others could be interested in noting the number and frequency of transfers to and fro in some cases. These moves, along with the 20 signings I noted yesterday, go a long way toward restocking Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) for 2006.

 

Where there are multiple transactions per player, they are listed in time sequence. In those cases, usually the first move occurred in November, while the second was generally in December. Assuredly there will be a lot more shifting come March, when spring training finally allows these players to show their stuff once again.

 

Name Position From  To
Tyler Adamczyk RH Pitcher Quad Cities Springfield
    Springfield Memphis
    Memphis Palm Beach
Roberto Batista RH Pitcher Palm Beach Springfield
Thomas Blair LH Pitcher Quad Cities Memphis
    Memphis Springfield
Shaun Boyd Outfielder Springfield Memphis
Andy Cavazos RH Pitcher Springfield Memphis
Carlos De La Cruz Outfielder New Jersey Springfield
Dennis Dove RH Pitcher Palm Beach Memphis
    Memphis Palm Beach
Cory Doyne RH Pitcher Springfield Memphis
Matthew Dryer Third Baseman Palm Beach Springfield
    Springfield Memphis
    Memphis Springfield
Kevin Estrada Shortstop Springfield Memphis
Terry Evans Outfielder Palm Beach Memphis
Brian Falkenborg (re-signed) RH Pitcher Memphis Memphis
Jose Garcia RH Pitcher Palm Beach Memphis
    Memphis Springfield
Justin Garza RH Pitcher Palm Beach Memphis
    Memphis Springfield
Blake Hawksworth RH Pitcher Palm Beach Memphis
    Memphis Palm Beach
Gabe Johnson Catcher Springfield Memphis
Josh Kinney RH Pitcher Springfield Memphis
Rayner Laya Shortstop Springfield Memphis
Randy Leek LH Pitcher Springfield Memphis
Matt Lemanczyk Outfielder Quad Cities Springfield
Juan Lucena Shortstop Quad Cities Memphis
Brian Martin Outfielder Palm Beach Memphis
    Memphis Springfield
Joe Mather Shortstop Palm Beach Memphis
Kyle McClellan RH Pitcher Quad Cities Springfield
Mike McCoy Second Base Palm Beach Springfield
Mark Michael RH Pitcher Palm Beach Memphis
Victor Moreno RH Pitcher New Jersey Springfield
Jason Motte Catcher Palm Beach Memphis
    Memphis Palm Beach
Kevin Ool LH Pitcher Springfield Memphis
    Memphis Springfield
Matt Pagnozzi Catcher Palm Beach Memphis
    Memphis Palm Beach
Jordan Pals RH Pitcher Springfield Memphis
Tyler Parker Outfielder Springfield Memphis
    Memphis Springfield
Jackson Paz LH Pitcher Quad Cities Springfield
Anthony Rawson LH Pitcher Palm Beach Springfield
Christopher Russ RH Pitcher Palm Beach Springfield
John Santor First Base Palm Beach Springfield
Rich Scalamandre RH Pitcher Palm Beach Memphis
    Memphis Springfield
Andy Schutzenhofer First Base Palm Beach Springfield
Yonathan Sivira Outfielder New Jersey Memphis
    Memphis Quad Cities
Matt Weagle RH Pitcher Johnson City Springfield
Spencer Wyman Catcher Quad Cities Springfield

 

Look for Minor League Co-Editor Leonda Markee's series starting tomorrow which will look at the implications of these moves individually. And best of all, we promise they'll be no lame "Reshuffling the Cards" headlines here!

 

Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

 

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