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3/17/2013 5:13 P.M. ET

Cardinals reduce spring roster to 40

Butler and Jackson optioned, Gast re-assigned

The St. Louis Cardinals announced following today’s game with the Marlins that they have optioned right-handed pitcher Keith Butler and infielder Ryan Jackson to Memphis (AAA).

The team also re-assigned non-roster left-handed pitcher John Gast to minor league camp, reducing the number of players on the Major League spring roster to 40.


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