Ehrlich, 20, was the Cardinals' sixth-round selection in the 2011 draft from a California high school. In Monday's game, the left-handed hitter drew a ninth-inning walk. In two plate appearances over three spring contests, Ehrlich walked twice and scored a run. With just 150 professional at-bats to date, all in rookie ball, our 34th-ranked Cardinals prospect coming into this season should have ample time to develop.
After the trio of moves, the Cardinals now have 53 players assigned to major league camp – 39 members of the 40-man roster and 14 NRIs. 28 are pitchers with 25 position players. Four have temporarily departed for the World Baseball Classic; Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico), Mitchell Boggs (USA), Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico) and Fernando Salas (Mexico).
The three cuts will join 162 players invited to minor league camp, which opened Monday as well. (link to details for subscribers)
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