Cards add Greene, Scherer to roster

Cards add Greene, Scherer to roster

The Cardinals added shortstop Tyler Greene and pitcher Matt Scherer to their winter roster on Wednesday. Their contracts were purchased from Triple-A Memphis.

Greene split his season between Memphis, where he batted .234, and Double-A Springfield, where he hit .259. For Springfield, Greene had 16 homers and 41 RBIs in 97 games.

He was a first-round Draft choice out of Georgia Tech in 2005's First-Year Player Draft.

Scherer, a right-hander, worked in 40 games for Memphis with a 2-3 record and 3.93 ERA. He was a 16th-round Draft pick in 2004.

The Cardinals also signed left-handed reliever Ian Ostlund to a Minor League contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training. He was a free agent from the Detroit Tigers' organization.

Ostlund was 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA last summer for Triple-A Toledo. He had 77 strikeouts and just 17 walks in 69 2/3 innings. In 299 career Minor League games, he has a 28-21 record, 26 saves and a 3.15 ERA.

The Cardinals have 37 players on their roster, three under the limit.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.