Cardinals Spring Training: St. Louis makes cuts and an addition to big-league camp roster

No. 92 was never likely to make the opening-day MLB roster. - Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals send the organization's 2013 Pitcher of the Year and 2012 first-round pick to minor-league camp.

There are now fewer days before the regular season starts than have passed since the beginning of spring training. Consequently, the number of players in MLB camp is shrinking. The Cardinals have made some more roster moves, reassigning players from major-league to minor-league camp and a transfer in the opposite direction. The club's recent camp reassignments contain some names of note.

Reassignments to Minor-League Camp

  • On Saturday, the Cards sent righthanded pitcher Sam Gaviglio (NRI) to minor-league camp.
  • On Sunday, St. Louis reassigned 2012 first-round pick James Ramsey (NRI) to the back fields.
  • The club also transferred 2013 organization Pitcher of the Year Zach Petrick (NRI) to MiLB camp.

Reassignment to Major-League Camp

This time of year, the most common camp-to-camp move is from MLB to MiLB. But righty Scott McGregor has bucked this trend. The Cardinals moved McGregor to MLB camp today. McGregor is an organizational soldier who has been in the St. Louis system since 2008. McGregor lost the 2011 season and part of 2012 to Tommy John surgery. Last year, he pitched for Springfield and Memphis.

Scott McGregor MiLB Stats (Career)

Year

Level

G

GS

IP

BABIP

LOB%

K%

BB%

ERA

FIP

2008

R-GCL

7

3

27.0

.215

85.0

19.6

2.9

0.33

2.05

2008

R-APP

2

0

4.0

.316

52.6

4.4

4.4

6.75

7.45

2008

A-MWL

3

0

6.1

.346

72.7

6.7

3.3

2.84

3.52

2009

A-MWL

34

17

115.0

.333

49.1

14.9

5.0

5.56

3.27

2010

A-FLA

16

8

57.0

.325

71.8

7.4

5.3

2.68

3.64

2010

AA

15

12

80.2

.291

67.7

14.9

2.7

3.46

3.67

2012

A-FLA

2

2

8.0

.231

75.0

8.6

5.7

2.25

4.70

2012

AA

12

11

59.0

.312

55.8

11.3

6.8

6.86

5.73

2013

AA

8

8

48.0

.287

85.4

24.6

5.6

2.44

3.37

2013

AAA

18

17

100.2

.311

63.9

15.4

6.7

4.83

4.14

These moves mean that the 2014 Cardinals spring training roster matrix needs updating. The color-coding works as follows:

  • White means the player is on the 40-man roster and is all-but-certain to make the active 25-man MLB roster out of camp.
  • Purple indicates the player is on the 40-man roster and in a battle to make the 25-man roster for opening day.
  • Pink signifies that the player is on the 40-man roster and likely to make the 25-man big-league roster for opening day, but is in a position battle that leaves his role an open question.
  • Blue shows a player who is on the 40-man roster and attempting to make the 25-man roster out of camp. Most of these players will not do so.
  • Yellow symbolizes a non-roster invitee, which means he is not on the 40-man roster but is nonetheless hoping to make the St. Louis roster for opening day. Realistically, only a handful of pitchers might accomplish this feat (with sidewinding righty Pat Neshek the most likely).
  • Light gray indicates the player is likely to make the 25-man roster on opening day, but be on the disabled list due to injury.
  • Darker gray means the player was invited to MLB camp at the start of spring but has since been transferred to minor-league camp.

Cardinals Spring-Training Roster Matrix

(through March 16)

IF

OF (& NRI C)

SP

RP

C - Y. Molina

$14.2MM

LF - M. Holliday

$17MM

LHP - J. Garcia

$7.875MM

RHP - J. Motte

$7.5MM

1B - M. Adams

$500K

CF - P. Bourjos

$1.2MM**

RHP - A. Wainwright

$19.5MM

LHP - R. Choate

$3.0MM

2B - K. Wong

$500K

RF - A. Craig

$2.75MM

RHP - L. Lynn

$513K

RHP - T. Rosenthal

$500K

3B - M. Carpenter

$504K

OF - J. Jay

$3.25MM

RHP - M. Wacha

$500K

LHP - K. Siegrist

$500K

SS - J. Peralta

$13.25MM

OF - S. Robinson

$500K

RHP - S. Miller

$500K

RHP - S. Maness

$500K

C - T. Cruz

$500K

OF - R. Grichuk

MiLB

RHP - J. Kelly

$500K

RHP - C. Martinez

$500K

IF - M. Ellis

$5.25MM

OF - J. Butler

MiLB

LHP - T. Lyons

MiLB

LHP - S. Freeman

MiLB

IF - D. Descalso

$1.29MM

OF - S. Piscotty

MiLB

LHP - T. Cooney

MiLB

RHP - K. Butler

MiLB

IF - P. Kozma

$500K

C - T. Tartamella

MiLB

RHP - S. McGregor

MiLB

RHP - J. Rondon

MiLB

IF - G. Garcia

MiLB

C - E. Easley

MiLB

RHP - K. Heyer

MiLB

RHP - P. Neshek

MiLB

IF - L. Mateo

MiLB

OF - J. Ramsey

MiLB

RHP - B. Whiting

MiLB

LHP - L. Stoppelman

MiLB

IF - S. Moore

MiLB

OF - R. Ortega

MiLB

LHP - M. Gonzales

MiLB

RHP - J. Almarante

MiLB

1B - X. Scruggs

MiLB

OF - M. O’Neill

MiLB

RHP S. Gaviglio

MiLB

RHP - A. Castro

MiLB

3B - P. Wisdom

MiLB

OF - O. Taveras

$500K

RHP Z. Petrick

MiLB

RHP - E. Fornataro

MiLB

C- A. Perez

MiLB

C - C. Rasmus

MiLB




C - C. Kelly

MiLB




C. - C. Stanley

MiLB




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