JUPITER, Fla., March 25, 2023 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced several transactions as they positioned their anticipated 2023 Opening Day roster.
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The Cardinals announced that they optioned left-handed pitchers Génesis Cabrera and JoJo Romero,
along with infielder/outfielder Juan Yepez to the Memphis (AAA) roster. The team also announced that
infielder Taylor Motter was selected from the Memphis (AAA) roster, and has been added to the team’s 40-
player Major League roster.
Three first-time Cardinals are anticipated to be on the team’s Opening Day roster with All-Star catcher
Willson Contreras and 2020 1st-round draft selection rookie Jordan Walker joining Motter among those who
will be making their Cardinals debuts.
The Cardinals anticipated 26-player Opening Day roster projects as follows, but will not become official
until Thursday, March 30:
PITCHERS (13): Jack Flaherty-RHP, Giovanny Gallegos-RHP, Ryan Helsley-RHP, Jordan Hicks-
RHP, Steven Matz-LHP, Miles Mikolas-RHP, Jordan Montgomery-LHP, Packy Naughton-LHP, Andre
Pallante-RHP, Chris Stratton-RHP, Zack Thompson-LHP, Drew VerHagen-RHP, and Jake Woodford-RHP;
CATCHERS (2): Willson Contreras and Andrew Knizner;
INFIELDERS (6): Nolan Arenado, Brendan Donovan, Tommy Edman, Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan
Gorman and Taylor Motter;
OUTFIELDERS (5): Alec Burleson, Dylan Carlson, Lars Nootbaar, Tyler O’Neill and Jordan Walker;
INJURED LIST (3): Paul DeJong-INF, Wilking Rodríguez-RHP, Adam Wainwright-RHP.