St. Louis Cardinals announce NLDS roster; former Dodger Mark Ellis is left off.

Don Mattingly

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (right) jumped the gun in announcing his NLDS roster before Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. (Associated Press photo)

Mark Ellis won’t get the chance to face his former team, as the veteran second baseman was left off the St. Louis Cardinals’ National League Division Series roster.

Ellis, 37, is batting .180 this season, his first in St. Louis.

Three veterans — Ellis, A.J. Pierzynski and Jason Motte — were all omitted as the Cardinals opted to bring a younger team to Los Angeles. Rosters are due tomorrow morning, and the Dodgers are expected to announce their roster closer to the deadline.

Here’s how the Cardinals’ roster breaks down:

Starting pitchers: Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, John Lackey, Shelby Miller

Relief pitchers: Randy Choate, Sam Freeman, Marco Gonzales, Seth Maness, Carlos Martinez, Pat Neshek, Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha

Catchers: Tony Cruz, Yadier Molina

Infielders: Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Daniel Descalso, Pete Kozma, Jhonny Peralta, Kolten Wong

Outfielders: Peter Bourjos, Randal Grichuk, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Oscar Taveras

Game 1 begins at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.