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The Post-Beltran 2014 St. Louis Cardinals Roster Matrix

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

Jeff Zelevansky

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.