National League Divisional Series 2013: Cardinals, Pirates release rosters

Justin K. Aller

Allen Craig remains out for the Cardinals and will not play in this series.

The St. Louis Cardinals and and Pittsburgh Pirates have announced their rosters in anticipation for their National League Divisional Series matchup beginning Thursday evening.

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There aren't many big surprises for either team. The Pirates had to change up their roster from the Wild Card round to accommodate more starting pitchers, but the core remains the same. Catcher Tony Sanchez and outfielder Travis Snider were perhaps the most notable players to not be included.

For the Cardinals, Allen Craig will officially not play in the NLDS as he was left off the roster as he continues to suffer from a Lisfranc injury in his foot. He could return later in the playoffs, but the odds do not look great. His absence helped afford youngster Kolten Wong a spot on the roster. Matt Adams should continue to see nearly all the playing time at first base.

St. Louis Cardinals

Starting pitchers: Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Shelby Miller

Relievers: Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal, Kevin Siegrist, Carlos Martinez, John Axford, Randy Choate, Seth Maness and Mujica.

Catchers: Yadier Molina, Tony Cruz

Infielders: Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Daniel Descalso, Pete Kozma, David Freese

Outfielders: Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, Shane Robinson, Adron Chambers

Pittsburgh Pirates

Starting pitchers: A.J. Burnett, Gerrit Cole, Francisco Liriano, Charlie Morton

Relievers: Jeanmar Gomez, Jason Grilli, Vin Mazzaro, Mark Melancon, Bryan Morris, Tony Watson, Justin Wilson

Catchers: Russell Martin, John Buck

Infielders: Pedro Alvarez, Clint Barmes, Josh Harrison, Garrett Jones, Jordy Mercer, Justin Morneau, Gaby Sanchez, Neil Walker

Outfielders: Marlon Byrd, Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, Jose Tabata

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