The Cardinals announced earlier on Tuesday that they have added Michael Blazek, Keith Butler, Eric Fornataro, and Kevin Siegrist from AA-Springfield to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, which will take place in December. All are right-handed pitchers, except for Siegrist who is a lefty.

To read Derrick Goold’s analysis on the four pitchers, you can read this in-depth article.

The Cardinals now have 39 players on their roster, allowing them to participate in the Rule 5 draft next month.