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Cards drop reliever Harris, two catchers from 40-man roster

Cards drop reliever Harris, two catchers from 40-man roster

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Mitch Harris

St. Louis Cardinals' Mitch Harris pitches to the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

The Cardinals did some housecleaning on their 40-man roster Thursday by outrighting righthanded pitcher Mitch Harris and catchers Alberto Rosario and Mike Ohlman to Class AAA Memphis. 

Harris, who became just the second Naval Academy graduate and first in 91 years to make the majors when he came up to the Cardinals in 2015, missed all of last season with arm and nerve issues, finally undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in June.

The 30-year-old was 2-1 with a 3.67 earned run average in 26 relief appearances for the Cardinals in 2015.

Rosario, 29, hit .184 in 38 at-bats for the Cardinals last season and Ohlman, 25, batted .287 with seven homers and 44 runs batted in as he split time between Class AA Springfield and Memphis.

Harris actually was taken off the 60-day disabled list before being passed through waivers and then outrighted. Rosario and Ohlman also cleared waivers before being outrighted. 

The Cardinals still have three catchers on their 40-man roster in Yadier Molina, Brayan Pena and Carson Kelly.

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