The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their Opening Day roster and infielder Pete Kozma is among the 25-man squad as Mark Ellis joins Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte on the disabled list.
Ellis has been battling tendinitis in his left knee and the move is retroactive to March 27th. Garcia is still recovering from shoulder surgery and Motte is nearing his return from Tommy John surgery. Both of those DL moves are retroactive to March 21st.
The Cardinals also purchased the contract of non-roster invitee Pat Neshek.
St. Louis Cardinals 25-man Opening Day roster:
PITCHERS (12): Keith Butler-RHP, Randy Choate-LHP, Joe Kelly-RHP, Lance Lynn-RHP, Seth Maness-RHP, Carlos Martinez-RHP, Shelby Miller-RHP, Pat Neshek-RHP, Trevor Rosenthal-RHP, Kevin Siegrist-LHP, Michael Wacha-RHP, Adam Wainwright-RHP;
CATCHERS (2): Tony Cruz, Yadier Molina;
INFIELDERS (6): Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Daniel Descalso, Pete Kozma, Jhonny Peralta, Kolten Wong;
OUTFIELDERS (5): Peter Bourjos, Allen Craig, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Shane Robinson;
DISABLED LIST (3): Mark Ellis, Jaime Garcia, Jason Motte
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