Cards Juggle Minors Rosters for Final Month

The St. Louis Cardinals are implementing wholesale roster changes across their minor league system as at least 22 players are moving.

St. Louis Cardinals farm director Jeff Luhnow promised there would be as many as 25 players changing farm clubs on Monday and Tuesday as the organization prepares for the final month of play.

 

The first 20 became clear on Monday as the following changes have officially occurred, along with the earlier announcement of catcher Kevin Moscatel moving up to Palm Beach from the Gulf Coast League. A full dozen of the changes affect the struggling Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League.

Up to Springfield

RHR Casey Mulligan to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals

 

Up to Palm Beach

1B Osvaldo Morales  to Palm Beach Cardinals from Quad Cities River Bandits

3B Matt Carpenter  to Palm Beach Cardinals from Quad Cities River Bandits

IF Jose Garcia  to Palm Beach Cardinals from Quad Cities River Bandits

 

Down to Quad Cities

3B Jermaine Curtis  to Quad Cities River Bandits from Palm Beach Cardinals

IF Domnit Bolivar  to Quad Cities River Bandits from Palm Beach Cardinals

 

Up to Quad Cities

1B Xavier Scruggs  to Quad Cities River Bandits from Batavia Muckdogs

OF Ryde Rodriguez  to Quad Cities River Bandits from Batavia Muckdogs

OF D'Marcus Ingram  to Quad Cities River Bandits from Batavia Muckdogs

RHP Eric Fornataro  to Quad Cities River Bandits from Batavia Muckdogs

 

Down to Batavia

OF Travis Mitchell  to Batavia Muckdogs from Quad Cities River Bandits

OF Jon Edwards  to Batavia Muckdogs from Quad Cities River Bandits

OF Kyle Conley to Batavia Muckdogs from Quad Cities River Bandits

 

Up to Batavia

RHP Justin Smith  to Batavia Muckdogs from Johnson City Cardinals

1B Matt Adams  to Batavia Muckdogs from Johnson City Cardinals

OF Michael Swinson  to Batavia Muckdogs from Johnson City Cardinals

RHP Jesse Simpson  to Batavia Muckdogs from Johnson City Cardinals

 

Released

Batavia Muckdogs released RHP Daniel Richardson

Batavia Muckdogs released LF Jairo Martinez

 

Update 08/03/09, 4:40 p.m. CDT:
3B Rich Racobaldo to Quad Cities River Bandits from Johnson City Cardinals

 

Update 08/03/09, 5:40 p.m. CDT:
RHP Arquimedes Nieto to Palm Beach Cardinals from Quad Cities River Bandits

 

 

As I learn the remainder of the changes, I will keep this article updated. Also, remember that up-to-date rosters for each level of the Cardinals system with links to each player's profile can be accessed via the "Minor League Rosters" dropdown on the red area just to the right and below the site logo above. In addition, you can get a single-page view of all system rosters via the Cardinals roster matrix at my blog, The Cardinal Nation blog.

 

 

Brian Walton can be reached via email at brian@thecardinalnationblog.com. Catch his Cardinals commentary daily at The Cardinal Nation blog.

 

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