WILD CARD ROSTER: Cardinals announce 28-man roster for series vs Padres

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SAN DIEGO (KMOX) - The St. Louis Cardinals released the 28-man roster for their best-of-three Wild Card Series against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

Some names noticeably absent are pitchers Carlos Martinez, Dakota Hudson and John Gant. Also outfielder Lane Thomas was left on the roster as Austin Dean was included among the team's five outfielders.

Martinez has returned home to the Dominican Republic to rehab his left oblique strain, as the team has closed its facilities at Busch Stadium.

Hudson had Tommy John surgery and Gant is dealing with a groin injury.

The following is the Cardinals 28-man active roster:

PITCHERS (13):  92 – Génesis Cabrera – LHP; 22- Jack Flaherty – RHP; 65 – Giovanny Gallegos – RHP; 36 – Austin Gomber – LHP; 56 – Ryan Helsley – RHP; 33 – Kwang Hyun Kim – LHP; 21 – Andrew Miller – LHP; 59 – Johan Oviedo – RHP; 62 – Daniel Ponce de Leon – RHP; 29 – Alex Reyes – RHP; 50 – Adam Wainwright – RHP; 30 – Tyler Webb – LHP; 38 – Kodi Whitley - RHP

CATCHERS (3): 7 – Andrew Knizner; 4 – Yadier Molina; 32 – Matt Wieters

INFIELDERS (7): 13 - Matt Carpenter, 12 – Paul DeJong; 19 – Tommy Edman, 46 – Paul Goldschmidt; 15 – Brad Miller; 47 – Rangel Ravelo; 16 – Kolten Wong

OUTFIELDERS (5): 48 – Harrison Bader; 3 – Dylan Carlson; 0 – Austin Dean; 25 – Dexter Fowler; 41 – Tyler O’Neill

First pitch of Game 1 is at 4:07 p.m. and coverage begins on KMOX at 3 p.m.

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