Pitcher Lance Lynn (recovery from Tommy John right elbow surgery), pitcher Mitch Harris (right elbow strain), pitcher Jordan Walden (right shoulder strain), catcher Brayan Pena (left knee), infielder Jhonny Peralta (left thumb ligament) and infielder Ruben Tejada (left quadriceps strain) begin the year on the disabled list.
Lance Lynn was placed on the 60-day disabled list and Springfield (AA) pitcher Jayson Aquino was designated for assignment to make room on the team's 40-man Major League roster for both Fryer and Hazelbaker who were purchased from Memphis (AAA). Fryer wears uniform no. 59 and Hazelbaker will wear uniform no. 41.
The Cardinals 25-man Opening Day roster for 2016 is as follows:
PITCHERS (12): Matt Bowman-RHP, Jonathan Broxton-RHP, Jaime Garcia-LHP, Mike Leake-RHP, Tyler Lyons-LHP, Seth Maness-RHP, Carlos Martinez-RHP, Seung Hwan Oh-RHP, Trevor Rosenthal-RHP, Kevin Siegrist-LHP, Michael Wacha-RHP and Adam Wainwright-RHP;
CATCHERS (2): Eric Fryer, Yadier Molina;
INFIELDERS (6): Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Greg Garcia, Jedd Gyorko, Brandon Moss and Kolten Wong;
OUTFIELDERS (5): Randal Grichuk, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Matt Holliday, Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty;
DISABLED LIST (6): Mitch Harris, Lance Lynn, Brayan Pena, Jhonny Peralta, Ruben Tejada and Joran Walden.