Cards outright three off 40-man roster
The Cardinals have outrighted catcher/first baseman Steven Hill, catcher Bryan Anderson and right-hander Adam Reifer to Triple-A Memphis, thereby removing the three from the club’s 40-man roster. The roster moves open up three roster spots for the Cardinals to fill with free agents or Minor League players who would be eligible for the December Rule 5 Draft.
The deadline to protect players eligible for the Rule 5 Draft is Nov. 20.
Hill and Anderson both made brief appearances in St. Louis during the season. Reifer has yet to make his Major League debut.
Hill, 27, had two separate stints with the Major League club but accrued only 10 at-bats. In 87 Minor League games, Hill hit .266 with 16 doubles, 17 homers and 52 RBIs. He appeared at five different positions in addition to serving as Memphis’ designated hitter seven times.
Anderson, 25, began 2012 in Memphis after losing out to Tony Cruz in the battle to serve as Yadier Molina’s backup in St. Louis. Anderson, like Hill, was called up to the Majors twice during the season and took 12 at-bats. He batted .225 in 100 games with Memphis.
Reifer, 26, spent his second full season at Memphis in 2012 and posted a 4.90 ERA in 58 relief appearances. In 64 1/3 innings, Reifer walked 20 and struck out 44.
To view the Cardinals’ current 40-man roster, go here.
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