(The Cardinal Nation Show) -- The Cardinals released their official roster for the 2011 World Series beginning tonight at Busch Stadium.
Manager Tony La Russa elected to go with 12 pitchers.
On the roster for the series: Mitchell Boggs, Chris Carpenter, Octavio Dotel, Jaime Garcia, Edwin Jackson, Kyle Lohse, Lance Lynn, Jason Motte, Arthur Rhodes, Marc Rzepczynski, Fernando Salas, Jake Westbrook. Reliever Kyle McClellan is not on on the roster.
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No surprise at catcher. Both Yadier Molina and Gerald Laird are on the roster. In the infield, Daniel Descalso makes the list, along with starters David Freese, Rafael Furcal and Albert Pujols. Who will start at second base is anyone's guess, as La Russa has elected to keep Nick Punto, Ryan Theriot and Skip Schumaker on the roster. Schumaker, you may remember was not on the NLCS roster after suffering an injury in Game 5 of the divisional series against the Phillies.
The Cardinals will carry four outfielders in Matt Holliday, Allen Craig, Lance Berkman and Jon Jay. Speedy defensive reserve Adron Chambers will not be elegible for the series.