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2014 Cardinals spring training number assignments

The Roster Matrix right here and the St. Louis Cardinals 2014 roster on the main site, The Cardinal Nation, are fully up to date. The former indicates all players invited to Major League spring training camp, 40-man roster players and non-roster invitees, but their uniform numbers are not designated. The main site roster does include uniform numbers, but players are listed based on their official year-ending 2013 teams until they have a firm assignment to open 2014.

In other words, big-league spring training uniform numbers are not included in either place. However, do not despair, as I have all the details here.

With at least 18 Cardinals spring games to be televised, the most ever, starting with the very first contest, you need to know who is who. After all, no one wants to get caught short – having to call a top prospect “Minor League Guy.”

Big league changes

New arrival Mark Ellis will be wearing Carlos Beltran’s old number 3.
Peter Bourjos is taking Ryan Jackson‘s previous number 8.
Matt Adams has elected to take number 32, last worn by Rob Johnson.
New assistant hitting coach David Bell is taking David Freese’s 23.
Pitching coach Derek Lilliquist has shifted from number 27 to 34, worn by John Axford in 2013.
Shortstop Jhonny Peralta has been assigned Lilliquist’s old number 27.

40-man long-shots

Pitchers

59 Angel Castro
65 Keith Butler
67 Eric Fornataro
68 Jorge Rondon
70 Tyler Lyons
71 Sam Freeman

Catcher

73 Audry Perez

Infielder

79 Greg Garcia

Outfielders

56 Joey Butler
60 Rafael Ortega
77 Oscar Taveras
88 Randal Grichuk
89 Mike O’Neill

Non-roster invitees

Pitchers

41 Pat Neshek
64 Jose Almarante
66 Tim Cooney
73 Sam Gaviglio
74 Marco Gonzales
75 Zach Petrick
76 Lee Stoppelman
78 Jordan Swagerty

(later additions)
93 Boone Whiting
94 Kurt Heyer
64 Scott McGregor

Catchers

72 Ed Easley
80 Cody Stanley
81 Travis Tartamella
82 Carson Kelly
84 Casey Rasmus

Infielders

55 Scott Moore
83 Xavier Scruggs
86 Luis Mateo
87 Patrick Wisdom
(later addition)
95 Aledmys Diaz

Outfielders

91 Stephen Piscotty
92 James Ramsey

Numbers potentially available for the above guys to “step up” if they make the team

18, formerly worn by 2013 assistant hitting coach Bengie Molina
35, formerly worn by Jake Westbrook
44, formerly worn by Edward Mujica
53, formerly worn by Matt Adams

Updates

Newly-signed Pat Neshek will don #41, worn last season by Mitchell Boggs, then Brock Peterson.
Later-added NRI right-handed pitchers Boone Whiting and Kurt Heyer were assigned #93 and #94, respectively.
Aledmys Diaz has been given #95.
Late addition (3/16) Scott McGregor was issued Almarante’s never-used #64.

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10 Responses to “2014 Cardinals spring training number assignments”

  1. crdswmn says:

    Where’s Peter Bourjos?

  2. blingboy says:

    Brian, be sure to get a picture of Oscar in his #77 uni in case you need it 60 years from now. And get a score card. :)

  3. blingboy says:

    $1.29 M for Descalso

  4. blingboy says:

    “Former major league pitcher Carlos Zambrano is apologizing for starting a brawl during Venezuela’s winter series final.”

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/carlos-zambrano-apologies-for-venezuela-brawl-012714

    Has anyone given this guy a make good yet?

  5. Brian Walton says:

    Several updates have been made above.

  6. [...] Know your numbers:  We took a printout with all the players’ Spring Training uniform numbers to reference during practices and games.  It came in handy, especially with the abundance of minor leaguers in camp.  The always informative Cardinal Nation Blog (run by Brian Walton, @B_Walton) has a complete list here. [...]

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