Team promotes Maikel Cleto and rookie Barret Browning.
The infielder/outfielder was 3-for-8 with a pair of doubles in three games played at Memphis during his injury rehabilitation assignment.
Valdes has excelled in a relief role, going 3-0 with a 0.55 ERA in 14 appearances at Memphis.
The team optioned pitcher Maikel Cleto to Springfield AA and infielder Pete Kozma to Memphis AAA.
The Cardinals certainly had their opportunities, but could never deliver a big blow until it was too late.
The move leave 45 players remaining in the Cardinals Major League camp.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The Cardinals were successful in unloading Brendan Ryan as the shortstop was acquired by the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon.