The Post-Beltran 2014 St. Louis Cardinals Roster Matrix

Jeff Zelevansky

With Carlo Beltran moving on via free agency, one Cardinals offseason question has been answered. Others remain.

Carlos Beltran rejected the St. Louis Cardinals' one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer. The veteran outfielder appears certain to sign a multi-year contract to play somewhere other than St. Louis in 2014 and beyond. This development answered one question regarding the 2014 roster.

Even after Beltran's departure, there is still quite a bit of cloudiness remaining the 2014 roster. Will the Cardinals sign a free agent shortstop or will they trade for one? How many players from the current MLB roster would be shipped out in such a trade? Will the Cardinals sign any non-shortstop free agents?

2014 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS ROSTER MATRIX

STARTERS

BENCH

ROTATION

BULLPEN

C - Y. Molina

$14.2MM

IF - D. Descalso*

$1.2MM

RHP - A. Wainwright

$19.5MM

RHP - J. Motte

$7.5MM

1B - M. Adams

$500K

C - T. Cruz

$503K

LHP - J. Garcia

$7.875MM

RHP - J. Axford*

$5.7MM

2B - M. Carpenter

$504K

OF - S. Robinson

$500K

RHP - L. Lynn

$513K

LHP - R. Choate

$3.0MM

3B - D. Freese*

$4.4MM

IF - K. Wong

$500K

RHP - J. Kelly

$500K

RHP - F. Salas*

$700K

SS - ????

????

SS - P. Kozma

$500K

RHP - S. Miller

$500K

RHP - T. Rosenthal

$500K

LF - M. Holliday

$17MM

OF - O. Taveras**

$500K

RHP - M. Wacha

$500K

LHP - K. Siegrist

$500K

CF - J. Jay*

$3.4MM

IF - R. Jackson

$500K

LHP - T. Lyons

$500K

RHP - S. Maness

$500K

RF - A. Craig

$2.75MM

WIG - T. Wigginton***

$2.5MM

LHP - J. Gast

$500K

RHP - C. Martinez

$500K

*As with the initial roster matrix, the players who arbitration eligible are in yellow with MLB Trade Rumors' projections for their 2014 salaries.

**Not on the 40-many roster.

***Cut in 2013. Dead salary in 2014.

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