Today marks the deadline for teams to submit to Major League Baseball their initial spring training player pools, which can comprise up to 60 players. Players are not eligible to participate in spring training or a regular season game until they are included in the group. The teams are free to change the composition of the pools as they see fit. However, players removed from a team’s 60 men (for reasons unrelated to injury, suspension, etc.) must be exposed to other organizations through the exchange or exemptions.
Not all players within a team’s group are fined for MLB playing time, of course. Most teams will include well-considered but still far-flung prospects as a means of getting reps coached without the intention of leading them to a major league diamond this season. Here you can find a comprehensive review of the unique set of 2020 rules.
The Cardinals’ starting group of players consists of the following players.