Cardinals Announce 2012 Opening Day Roster & Lineup

5 years 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, April 03 2012 Apr 3, 2012 Tuesday, April 03, 2012 3:07:00 PM CDT April 03, 2012 in Baseball

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced their anticipated 25-man roster and starting lineup for the team's 2012 season opener Wednesday, April 4 at Miami scheduled for 6:15 PM (CT).

The Cardinals plan to open the season with 12 pitchers, 2 catchers, 6 infielders and 5 outfielders. Three players (Chris Carpenter, Allen Craig and Skip Schumaker) will be placed on the disabled list.

Manager Mike Matheny announced the starting lineup for Opening Day on Tuesday afternoon as follows: Furcal SS, Beltran RF, Holliday LF, Berkman 1B, Freese 3B, Molina C, Jay CF, Descalso 2B, Lohse P.

Here is the St. Louis Cardinals projected complete 2012 Opening Day roster:

PITCHERS (12): Mitchell Boggs (41), Jaime Garcia (54), Scott Linebrink (40), Kyle Lohse (26), Lance Lynn (31), Kyle McClellan (46), Jason Motte (30), J.C. Romero (16), Marc Rzepczynski (34), Fernando Salas (59), Adam Wainwright (50), Jake Westbrook (35)
CATCHERS (2): Tony Cruz (48), Yadier Molina (4)

INFIELDERS (6): Lance Berkman (12), Matt Carpenter (13), Daniel Descalso (33), David Freese (23), Rafael Furcal (15), Tyler Greene (27)

OUTFIELDERS (5): Carlos Beltran (3), Matt Holliday (7), Jon Jay (19), Erik Komatsu (44), Shane Robinson (43)

DISABLED (3): Chris Carpenter (29), Allen Craig (21), Skip Schumaker (55).

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