Cardinals option outfielder Charlie Tilson

49 players remaining in camp; including 12 non-roster invites

Following their game today, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that outfielder Charlie Tilson has been optioned to Memphis (AAA), reducing their Spring Training roster to 49 players, including 12 non-roster invitees.

Tilson, 23, has appeared in eight Grapefruit League games and has a team-high five stolen bases.

Following today's move, the Cardinals spring roster currently has 24 pitchers (4 non-roster); 5 catchers (2 non-roster); 13 infielders (4 non-roster) and 7 outfielders (2 non-roster).