The St. Louis Cardinals will open their 129th season of play in the National League tomorrow night when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:15 p.m. CDT in the opening game of the shortened 60-game regular season. The team’s active roster includes three first-time Cardinals (Austin Dean, Kwang Hyun Kim & Kodi Whitley) and 17 players that were developed within the Cardinals organization.
To get to their Opening Day roster, the Cardinals announced the following transactions:
Kodi Whitley selected from Alternate Training Site roster. Austin Dean, Junior Fernandez, Andrew Knizner and Edmundo Sosa recalled from Alternate Training Site roster.
The following is the Cardinals Opening Day active roster and injured list:
PITCHERS (14): Junior Fernandez-RHP, Jack Flaherty-RHP, John Gant-RHP, Austin Gomber-LHP, Ryan Helsley-RHP, Dakota Hudson-RHP, Kwang Hyun Kim-LHP, Carlos Martínez-RHP, Miles Mikolas-RHP, Andrew Miller-LHP, Daniel Ponce de Leon-RHP, Adam Wainwright-RHP, Tyler Webb-LHP, Kodi Whitley-RHP;
CATCHERS (3): Andrew Knizner, Yadier Molina, Matt Wieters;
INFIELDERS (7): Matt Carpenter, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, Paul Goldschmidt, Rangel Ravelo, Edmundo Sosa, Kolten Wong;
OUTFIELDERS (5): Harrison Bader, Austin Dean, Dexter Fowler, Tyler O’Neill, Lane Thomas.
INJURED LIST (4): John Brebbia-RHP (45-day, right elbow), Giovanny Gallegos-RHP, Jordan Hicks-RHP (45-day, right elbow), Brad Miller-INF (10-day, right ankle – bursitis).