It as been a looooooooong winter, but finally the end is in sight. The Player’s Association and Major League Baseball have agreed to a deal, the season starts April 7, and now it is finally time for Spring Training. So we are all ready, here is everything I could find about the Cardinals Spring Training preparations from “best shape of your life” (#BSOYL) to injuries to signings to roster battles.
UPDATES:— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) March 18, 2022
- Molina in camp Monday.
- Flaherty off site to meet in person with physician for second opinion on sore shoulder.
- Reyes no throw for two weeks, and then after rest move forward as part of extended spring.#stlcards
.#STLCards starters are taking fly ball practice on this windy morning in Jupiter, Fla. It’s interesting that Tommy Edman & Nolan Gorman are sharing reps at 2B and Paul DeJong & Edmundo Sosa are splitting time at SS.— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) March 15, 2022
Cardinals president of baseball ops John Mozeliak said Alex Reyes is getting an 'extended look' by medical staff and his belief is that it is related to Reyes' shoulder. Not a lot of info just yet, but not ideal.— Brenden Schaeffer (@bschaeffer12) March 14, 2022
Alex Reyes won’t be on opening day roster. He’s with Andrews now to get a injection to address shoulder soreness. Will set a return to throw schedule Friday. #stlcards— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) March 16, 2022
Jack Flaherty missed Day 2 of camp and went for further medical evaluation on his right shoulder. A team official confirmed the review, said it would have an update once their physicians have it completed and can create a plan of action. #stlcards— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) March 15, 2022
The Cardinals are awaiting a second opinion on the imaging from Jack Flaherty’s tests and will proceed from there. Oli Marmol said this morning he doesn’t know if Flaherty will be out a week or a month, but feels it’s not responsible to speculate until the opinion comes back.— Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) March 17, 2022
Dickerson signs for a one-year, $5 million deal with possibility of more based on incentives, source confirms. All pending physical, of course. https://t.co/XZSyH5idbk— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) March 17, 2022
Corey Dickerson’s deal with the #STLCards will be official pending a physical, and certainly creates an interesting dynamic when it comes to the OF, the DH and platoons/matchups. Oli Marmol is expected to implement more roster fluidity than his predecessors.— Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) March 17, 2022
Justin Verlander vs. Adam Wainwright here in Jupiter today. Combined age: 79 years old. PA system is playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Here we are now, entertain us. pic.twitter.com/jyVsgdJHgZ— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) March 18, 2022
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Back to where it started! Royals in agreement with free-agent RHP Zack Greinke, pending physical, sources tell @TheAthletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 16, 2022
I expect many MiLB fans and fans of the minors will appreciate this news. MLB has reverted to the long-time league names.https://t.co/GJnoyUDRud— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) March 16, 2022
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Free-agent infielder Matt Carpenter in agreement with Rangers on minor league deal, source tells @TheAthletic. Carpenter had offers for a major-league deal from at least one other club, but decided to bet on himself for chance to play at home. He lives in Fort Worth, Tx.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 18, 2022
Carlos Martinez says goodbye to the #stlcards and hello to San Francisco. Righthander sought a chance to prove himself, prove his health after several seasons of seesaw from starter to reliever … pic.twitter.com/We84yawsYM— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) March 14, 2022
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Why No. 27?— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 18, 2022
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