From Springfield, the cuts were right-handed pitchers Roberto Batista and Jaymie Torres. The five off the Palm Beach working roster are lefty hurler Chris Noonan, righties Justin Brown and Quinton Robertson, infielder Ryan Dorsey and outfielder Rodney Medina.
Cardinals Director of Player Development Bruce Manno told me that he now has the minor league rosters down to their optimal size and wants players to become accustomed to playing with their projected regular-season teammates from this point forward.
Manno said to expect a final round of five to six cuts sometime next week. Likely this will be a by-product of the last cuts made on the major league club.
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