Cardinals cut roster down to 25 players with series of moves

Tyler Webb was the final player the Cardinals optioned to Triple-A as they set their Opening Day roster.
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ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals‘ major league roster already seemed to be in place, more or less, heading into Monday night’s exhibition with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. After the game, the team made things official.

The Cardinals announced Monday night that they have optioned left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb to Memphis and reassigned the following seven players to the minor leagues: RHP Chris Beck, LHP Tommy Layne, catchers Andrew Knizner and Francisco Peña, infielders Tommy Edman and Rangel Ravelo and outfielder Dylan Carlson.

These moves leave the Cardinals with the 25-man group they’ll take to Milwaukee for Thursday’s regular season opener:

Pitchers (12): John Brebbia, Jack Flaherty, John Gant, Jordan Hicks, Dakota Hudson, Dominic Leone, Mike Mayers, Miles Mikolas, Andrew Miller, Alex Reyes, Michael Wacha, Adam Wainwright

Catchers (2): Yadier Molina, Matt Wieters

Infielders (6): Matt Carpenter, Paul DeJong, Paul Goldschmidt, Yairo Muñoz, Drew Robinson, Kolten Wong

Outfielders (5): Harrison Bader, Dexter Fowler, José Martínez, Tyler O’Neill, Marcell Ozuna