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Cardinals announce final roster cuts


JUPITER, Fla. – The St. Louis Cardinals announced following today’s game that they have made the following roster moves, reducing their active roster to 25 players.

The team placed right-handed pitcher Jason Motte (strained right elbow) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, and optioned pitcher Maikel Cleto and outfielder Adron Chambers to the Memphis (AAA) roster.   Non-roster catcher Rob Johnson, infielder Greg Garcia and outfielder Oscar Taveras were re-assigned to minor league camp.

The Cardinals 2013 Opening Day roster follows:

PITCHERS (12 + 2 D.L.) – Mitchell Boggs, Randy Choate, Jaime Garcia, Joe Kelly, Lance Lynn, Shelby Miller, Edward Mujica, Trevor Rosenthal, Marc Rzepczynski, Fernando Salas, Adam Wainwright, Jake Westbrook. 

CATCHERS (2) – Tony Cruz, Yadier Molina

INFIELDERS (7 + 2 D.L.) – Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig, Daniel Descalso, Ryan Jackson, Pete Kozma, Ty Wigginton.

OUTFIELDERS (4) – Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Shane Robinson

Disabled List (4) - Chris Carpenter, Jason Motte, David Freese, Rafael Furcal

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