Do not read too much into these preliminary rosters yet. With 90 pitchers across the major and minor league camps (along with five injured minor league pitchers), there is expected to be considerable adjustments by level, mostly downward.
However, do take note of the first splits offered between starters and relievers. While none of this is cast in concrete, there are some names previously known as starters who have now been identified as relievers for the first time.
Quad Cities Carpenter, Chris
Dickson, Brandon Wells, Kip
Garceau, Shaun Reyes, Anthony
Hernandez, Elvis Narveson, Chris*
Herron, Tyler Thompson, Brad
King, Blake Looper, Braden
Lane, Matt Wainwright, Adam
Maiques, Kenny Walters, PJ
North, Matt Johnson, Tyler*
Adams, Jason Flores, Randy*
Bakey, Kris Rincon, Ricardo*
Carrasco, Armando Falkenborg, Brian
Collier, Logan Kinney, Josh
Vander Weg, S.
Garner, Brandon Springer, Russ
Gonzalez, Marco Isringhausen, Jason
Hodinka, Ryan* Sadlowski, Kyle
Marcum, Lance Marquez, Fabian Cate, Troy*
Michael, Matt* Cavazos, Andy
Mura, Kyle Dove, Dennis
Phillips, David Hawksworth, Blake
Pol, Frank Jiminez, Kelvin
Sauceda, Matt* Keisler, Randy*
Schellinger, Mike Smith, Matt
Schroeder, Brian* Anderson, Phillip
Valera, Yuery * Left-handed
Of course, adjustments to these working rosters will occur once minor league games begin next week, on Wednesday, March 14, and as players are returned from the major league camp.
Follow this link for the full Cardinals minor league spring training game schedules.
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