The Cardinals have released the following ten players from minor league camp: infielders Billy Becher, Jaime Landin, Kit Pellow and John Santor; catchers Brent Cordell, Scott Madden and Cody Palmer; outfielder Tim Preston and pitchers Jessen Grant and Matt Weagle.
– The 22nd round pick in 2004 was a former NCAA home run champion at
– The 22-year-old
second baseman was signed as a non-drafted free agent this past November after
completing his college career at Texas A&M –
– The 32-year-old utilityman was drafted in the 22nd round in 1996
by the Kansas City Royals and reached Triple-A by 1998. Plateaued there,
spending almost four productive seasons in
– The 24-year-old first baseman was the team's 35th round selection
back in 2000. After a couple of decent seasons at
– The switch-hitting
catcher was drafted by the Cardinals in the 37th round in 1998 out of
high school, but did not sign. He did join the
– The catcher had been signed late last August as a non-drafted free agent out
Cody Palmer – The right-handed hitting catcher was purchased from the independent Northern League in 2003 and advanced as far as Quad Cities last season. However, his career .201 batting average probably did him in.
– The 24-year-old outfielder was signed as a non-drafted free agent last June
and hit just .206 in 29 games at
– The 6-foot-7 righty
reliever Jessen Grant was the
longest of long shots as the 43rd round draft pick in 2004 out of
– The right-handed pitcher was the team's sixth round
selection in 2003 from
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