Gorman, Liberatore head list of 27 non-roster players invited to spring training by Cardinals

Top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore head a list of 27 non-roster players invited to spring training by the Cardinals, the team announced Thursday.

The non-roster players will join the 38 players on the 40-man roster, giving the Cardinals a total of 65 players in camp. The first workout for pitchers and catchers will be Feb. 17, with the first full-squad workout scheduled for Feb. 22.

Former first-round selection Delvin Perez was one of seven non-roster infielders invited to camp.

Because of health and safety protocols during the pandemic, the major-league spring training camp will close before the minor-league camp will open in late March.

Here is the list of the non-roster players who will be in spring training with the Cardinals:

Pitchers (11) – Jesus Cruz, Connor Jones, Evan Kruczynski, Matthew Liberatore, Tommy Parsons, Roel Ramirez, Griffin Roberts, Domingo Robles, Zack Thompson, Austin Warner, Garrett Williams.

Catchers (5) – Aaron Antonin, Tyler Heineman, Dennis Ortega, Pedro Pages, Carlos Soto.

Infielders (7) – Luken Baker, Nolan Gorman, Evan Mendoza, Max Moroff, Delvin Perez, Kramer Robertson, Jose Rondon.

Outfielders (4) – Conner Capel, Scott Hurst, Lars Nootbaar, Justin Toerner.

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