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Meet the 2018 St. Louis Cardinals

After a busy offseason of roster moves, coaching changes and player promotions, the Cardinals will look quite different to start the season.
Credit: Jeff Curry
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) celebrates after hitting a grand slam off of Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Peter Moylan (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals will start the 2018 season Thursday in New York in a day game against the Mets.

After a busy offseason of roster moves, coaching changes and player promotions, the Cardinals will look quite different to start the season.

One of the biggest surprises for many fans was the late promotion of young fireballer Jordan Hicks, who took a roster spot from 2017 bullpen standout John Brebbia. Another rookie new to the squad will be utility player Yario Muñoz, who came to the Cardinal organization in the Stephen Piscotty trade.

These are your opening day St. Louis Cardinals:

13 Pitchers

  • Matt Bowman
  • Brett Cecil
  • Jack Flaherty
  • Jordan Hicks
  • Dominic Leone
  • Tyler Lyons
  • Carlos Martínez
  • Mike Mayers
  • Miles Mikolas
  • Bud Norris
  • Sam Tuivailala
  • Michael Wacha
  • Luke Weaver

2 Catchers

  • Yadier Molina
  • Francisco Peña

10 Infielders and Outfielders

  • Matt Carpenter
  • Paul DeJong
  • Dexter Fowler
  • Greg Garcia
  • Jedd Gyorko
  • José Martínez
  • Yairo Muñoz
  • Marcell Ozuna
  • Tommy Pham
  • Kolten Wong

3 on the DL

  • Luke Gregerson (10-day, left hamstring strain)
  • Alex Reyes-RHP (10-day, right elbow)
  • Adam Wainwright (10-day, left hamstring strain).

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