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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cardinals shuffle 40 man roster

In an effort to clear room on their 40 man roster, the St. Louis Cardinals have outrighted three players to Triple-A Memphis, clearing three roster spots as free agency and the Rule 5 Draft approach. 

Catchers Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill along with right-handed reliever Adam Reifer were the three players affected by the move.  

The move clears roster space for general manager John Mozeliak to pursue free agents or move others to the 40 man roster whom the organization hopes to protect from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft. 

Anderson is easily the big story here.  The left-handed hitting catcher was once thought of as a high-prized prospect that could be a nice offensive player at the Major League level.  Now, it is very unlikely Anderson appears in St. Louis again.  

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