The Cardinals have released Scott Linebrink, reports MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch (on Twitter). The move frees up a 40-man roster spot for Joe Kelly.
Linebrink, 35, made the team out of Spring Training after signing a minor league contract this offseason, but he has not pitched at all due to shoulder inflammation and biceps tendinitis. Linebrink pitched to a 3.64 ERA in 54 1/3 innings for the Braves last season.
Apparently he had another setback with his injury, too bad that he couldn’t contribute at all with the team