The St. Louis Cardinals have released three players from their 40-man roster. None of the three were on the 25-man roster that played in the World Series.
The three players are outfielder Adron Chambers, first baseman Brock Peterson, and catcher Rob Johnson. All of them are now minor league free agents.
Chambers was a member of the Cardinals team in 2011 when they played in the World Series and defeated the Texas Rangers in seven games. Chambers also played in the 2012 postseason. He was removed from the postseason roster following the 2013 NLCS to make way for the return of first baseman Allen Craig. Over 3 seasons with the Cardinals, Chambers appeared in 84 games.
While Peterson showed power down while with the Memphis Redbirds, it never translated into power at the major league level. As for Johnson, he served as a backup to Yadier Molina when Tony Cruz was dealing with an injury.
Jason Motte was transferred from the 60-day disabled list to the 40-man roster to prevent his being drafted by another team during the Rule 5 draft at the Winter Meetings in a few weeks.
Also no longer appearing on the 40-man roster are Carlos Beltran, Chris Carpenter, Rafael Furcal, Edward Mujica, and Jake Westbrook due to their filing for free agency or having been moved off the 60-day DL.