Redbirds Roster Move

Before the Memphis Redbirds open their Class Triple-A- Baseball season, they get a present from their parent St. Louis Cardinals..

2nd Baseman Junior Spivey is optioned to Memphis from the Big Club.

If he clears waivers, Spivey will be the Redbirds opening day starter Thursday at Oklahoma City.

The 5th year pro has 48-career Homers...

He hit 7-last season.

Spivey and the Redbirds will Christen the Cardinals New Busch Stadium tomorrow night in St. Louis.

The Redbirds will play the Cards Double-A- Farm team from Springfield, Missouri.

Some 30-thousand tickets to this Soft opening sold out in less than 20-minutes.

Stadium employees are using the game as a tuneup for the Cards home opener next Monday against Milwaukee.