The Cardinals have outrighted lefty Tyler Norrick off the 40-man roster, tweets Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The move frees up a roster spot for the recently re-signed Jeff Suppan.
The 26-year-old Norrick was St. Louis' sixth round pick in the 2006 draft, though he has yet to reach the big leagues. He posted a 7.71 ERA with 18 strikeouts and 15 walks in 16.1 innings split between the Cardinals' High-A and Triple-A affiliates this year, with a disabled list stint in-between. The lefty reliever owns an impressive 8.9 career K/9, but the walks are too high at an even 5.0 BB/9.