Four are pitchers, lefties John Gast and Nick Greenwood, along with right-handers Tyrell Jenkins and Adam Reifer. Also sent down were catchers Cody Stanley and Luis De La Cruz as well as second baseman Kolten Wong.
Last year, Gast, 22, was in one of the final groups of cuts after a strong spring performance. This year, he is among the earlier reassignees. Reifer, 25, had knee surgery 11 months ago and likely needs some time to get back to normal. He is the only one of the seven cut already on the 40-man roster and the first 40-man player to be reassigned this spring.
After Wednesday's moves, the Cardinals now have 51 players in major league camp – 38 members of the 40-man roster and 13 NRIs. To see the entire list, check out the Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation Blog.
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