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3/4/2013 6:23 P.M. ET

Cards trim three players from spring roster

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have re-assigned catchers Adam Ehrlich and Jesus Montero and infielder Starlin Rodriguez to minor league camp.  All three players were non-roster invitees.

Today's roster move reduces the number of players in camp to 55, however four of those players have departed for the World Baseball Classic; Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico), Mitchell Boggs (USA), Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico) and Fernando Salas (Mexico).

Cardinals minor league pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report today and position players report on Wednesday, March 6.

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