Spring Training News and Tidbits

First Spring Training Game will be against the Florida Marlins, March 25 12:05 St.Louis time.
The opening lineup.

P. Blake Hawksworth
C. Jason LaRue
1B. Albert Pujols
2B. Skip Schumacher
3B. Joey Bombs
SS. Kalil Greene
LF. Colby Rasmus
CF. Rick Ankiel
RF. Ryan Ludwick
DH. Chris Duncan

On his first start at third base Joe Mather will be wearing the number 7. Joe was happy to retire his old number 62.

The Cardinals added minor-league Justin Fiske to the spring training roster as a non-roster invitee. The lefty had one of the more impressive seasons last summer, and he was one of the players raced through the minors. Fiske threw at three levels, finishing the season in Class AA. In 40 appearances (10 starts), the lefty went 4-0, 3.26 ERA and he had 96 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings. The Cardinals want a young pitcher who throws strikes and who can be ready to handle innings now. Fiske has been throwing bullpens and pitched to hitters on his first day in camp.

Oh, and he’s lefthanded. The Cardinals are mining their minors for any lefty to add to the depth chart.

Say Hello to Justin Fiske


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