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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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So I'm trolling around some St. Louis Cards news on the Internet when I come across an article on SB Nation about Lance Berkman possibly heading back to the Houston Astros.
Houston? Those dirty dogs? I mean, I thought Berks got a taste of the filet and wouldn't want round steak anymore. But to each their own.
The article went on to explain that the talks...
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Mark McGwire may be leaving the Cardinals for the Dodgers. He's been the hitting coach for St. Louis the past two seasons, but he might want to move.
Adam Reifer, Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill have been removed from the Cardinals’ 40-man roster.
ST. LOUIS - As Mark McGwire phoned his former students this past weekend to inform them he would be accepting an offer to become the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, their reaction was one of disappointment but also happiness.
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The St. Louis Cardinals made several changes to their coaching staff this week before free agency gets started. That’s not huge news, but it might be more than the team changes to its player roster during the offseason.
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Big Make has, once again, left the yard.
After refusing the Cardinals contract tender, Mark McGwire is headed to Los Angeles to join the Dodgers as their hitting coach.
This will be the first time since 1997 that McGwire will wear another uniform other than the Cardinals.
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