On Friday, the team announced that Jorge Rondon was being optioned to the Memphis Redbirds. Non-roster invitees David Aardsma, Scott McGregor, Ed Easley, Scott Moore, Xavier Scruggs, and Stephen Piscotty were re-assigned to Memphis. Joey Butler was outrighted to the Memphis roster. This leaves the Cardinals with 38 players on the 40-man roster.
The exhibition game that was expected to be played between the Cardinals and Redbirds was rained out. While fans were disappointed in the rain-out, the team will be back next year for an exhibition game. The Cardinals finalized their purchase of the Memphis Redbirds.
When the Cardinals hit Cincinnati to take on the Reds, Pete Kozma will be with the team as insurance for Mark Ellis, who is battling a sore knee. For Kozma to make the 25-man roster, somebody would have to be placed on the DL.
Adam Wainwright, who will start the season opener against the Reds on Monday, is the fearless leader. Wainwright has shown over the years that he is going to be a memorable player when all is said and done.