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First 10 Spring Roster Moves by the Cardinals and term agreements for 20

St. Louis Cardinals prospect OF Adolis Garcia was one of ten players in a roster move on Saturday. (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)

Two week into Spring Training, the St. Louis Cardinals officially announced the first round of roster moves. Ten players were either optioned to Memphis (AAA) or re-assigned to minor league camp.

Optioned to Memphis Triple-A Redbirds:

· Génesis Cabrera (P)*

· Giovanny Gallegos(P)*

· Ryan Helsley (P)*

· Edmundo Sosa (IF)*

· Adolis García (OF)*

Re-assigned to minor league camp (non-roster):

· Seth Elledge (P)

· Evan Kruczynski (P)

· Williams Pérez (P)

· Dennis Ortega (C)

· Julio Rodríguez (C)

The moves came on Saturday after the Cardinals 9-3 loss to the Houston Astros. With the ten moved, there are 55 remaining of which 35 are on the regular roster.

With Opening Day only 17 days away, all MLB teams will be reducing their Spring rosters in the next few days in preparation for their final 25 man rosters for the upcoming 2019 season.


Per Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post Dispatch. On Saturday, along with roster moves, the Cardinals announced they have agreed to terms with 20 players.

The St. Louis Cardinals, unable to reach respective agreements with young arms Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks, imposed salaries for each pitcher. Which is their prerogative when the two sides are not able to come to an agreement under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Prior to 2018 Spring camp and Tommy Pham's refusal to accept a two-year deal, the Cardinals had gone more than ten years without a need to unilaterally renew a contract on a young player.

The remaining 18 players "locked in" (List from Cards Conclave)

0 to 3 Major League service time players:

· John Brebbia (P)

· Génesis Cabrera (P)*

· Giovanny Gallegos (P)*

· John Gant (P)

· Austin Gomber (P)

· Ryan Helsley (P)*

· Dakota Hudson (P)

· Mike Mayers (P)

· Daniel Ponce de Leon (P)

· Alex Reyes (P)

· Tyler Webb (P)

· Yairo Muñoz (IF)

· Drew Robinson (IF)

· Edmundo Sosa (IF)*

· Ramŏn Urías (IF)

· Harrison Bader (OF)

· Adolís García (OF)*

· Tyler O’Neill (OF)

· Lane Thomas (OF)

· Justin Williams (OF)


Today's game will be Cardinals LHP Austin Gomber facing New York Mets LHP Steven Matz, at Port St. Lucie.

Game Time: Noon (CST) on Fox Sports Midwest and KMOX radio.

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