I’ll bet we could agree that Nootbaar is the first demoted. He’s on the 26man due to the O’Neil and Carlson injuries.
If no-one goes IL, gets traded or DFA’d, I expect Yepez back to Memphis. If we are just shuffling deck chairs with no bereavement leave or covid IL.
DH already has one bench spot in Pujols / Dickerson. Knizner is a lock. Sosa is out of options. Gorman / Donovan have sparked the lineup so that leaves Yepez. I’d hate it, but Mo signed Pujols / Dickerson knowing Yepez was mlb ready and he’s proving it.
Dickerson has too much MLB service time to be outrighted to the minors. He would have to be released. However, since he is on the IL now, the Cardinals could buy time by assigning him to the minors to rehab when he is healthy.