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Carlos Martinez
Flashes breaking stuff in BP
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 27, 2021
Martinez did a good job keeping several Cardinals starters off balance with his breaking pitches during Friday's live batting practice session, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Harrison Bader
Off to nice start with bat
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
February 27, 2021
Bader, whose work at the plate will be scrutinized this spring after back-to-back subpar seasons, laced long drives off Ryan Helsley and Kwang Hyun Kim during batting practice Friday, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Tommy Edman
Ready for multiple roles if needed
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
February 27, 2021
Edman is still projected to serve as the Cardinals' primary second baseman this coming season but is prepared to put in time at other positions again if necessary, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Nolan Arenado
Set for Grapefruit League debut
3BSt. Louis Cardinals
February 26, 2021
Arenado will make his Grapefruit League debut in Sunday's exhibition opener against the Nationals, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Dylan Carlson
Plenty of momentum heading into '21
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
February 25, 2021
Carlson diligently prepared this offseason for what should be an extended major-league opportunity in 2021 and has a chance to win a starting job ahead of Opening Day, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Miles Mikolas
Throws first bullpen
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 25, 2021
Mikolas threw his first bullpen of camp Thursday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
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Jack Flaherty
Awarded Opening Day nod
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 25, 2021
Manager Mike Shildt announced Thursday that Flaherty would serve as the Cardinals' Opening Day starter April 1 in Cincinnati, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Tyler O'Neill
Honed in on hitting
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
February 23, 2021
O'Neill has been focusing on improving several aspects of his hitting over the last few months after mustering just a .173 average in 157 plate appearances last season, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I'm definitely more focused on that (offensive) side of the ball this year," O'Neill said. "I know it was a down year for me in the average department. I was still able to do some damage but obviously not in the way I would have liked and that the staff would have liked."
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Andrew Miller
Makes delayed arrival to camp
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 23, 2021
Miller arrived at spring training over the weekend, a few days behind other pitchers, due to personal reasons, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Paul Goldschmidt
Taking part in workouts
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
February 23, 2021
Goldschmidt (elbow) was spotted taking part in fielding drills during the Cardinals' workout Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Nolan Arenado
Free of 2020 left shoulder issue
3BSt. Louis Cardinals
February 21, 2021
Arenado feels completely recovered from the nagging left shoulder injuries that led to his subpar 2020 season, Zachary Sliver of MLB.com reports.
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Dakota Hudson
Holding out hope for September
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
February 20, 2021
Hudson (elbow) remains likely to miss the entire 2021 season, but he's holding out hope that he can make a September return, even in a relief capacity, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. "Mentally, I'm waiting on September," Hudson said. "I'm waiting and I'm doing my work, trying to hit my marks. And then I'm just trying to stay on pace to where that's an opportunity to compete at the end of the year. Be available is the ultimate goal."
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Andrew Knizner
Pivotal year on tap
CSt. Louis Cardinals
February 20, 2021
Knizner is preparing for the possibility of filling a variety of roles this coming season and has reported to spring training with a holistically impressive mindset, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. "Kiz has really done a nice job," manager Mike Shildt said. "He's off to a good start to camp, he's in a good place physically and mentally."
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Matt Carpenter
Exact '21 role in flux
3BSt. Louis Cardinals
February 19, 2021
Carpenter's exact fit with the Cardinals following the offseason acquisition of Nolan Arenado is expected to be sorted out during spring training, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Johan Oviedo
In contention for No. 5 spot
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 19, 2021
Oviedo is considered a candidate for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation as spring training opens, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Daniel Ponce de Leon
Candidate for No. 5 role
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 19, 2021
Ponce de Leon is a candidate for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation as spring training begins, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Julio Rodriguez
Dealing with wrist injury
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Wrist
February 19, 2021
Team president John Mozeliak said Rodriguez is dealing with a hamate injury in his wrist that could require surgery, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Jordan Hicks
Strong first throwing session
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 18, 2021
Hicks was impressive in his first throwing session of spring Thursday, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. "All the feedback from the pitching coaches, [and from] Jordan, was favorable," manager Mike Shildt said. "Ball was coming out really clean, had life to it. We'll see how he recovers today, but a very positive first day for Jordan Hicks, no question about it."
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Alex Reyes
Open to any role
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 18, 2021
Reyes, who's considered a candidate for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, is also open to continuing in the bullpen role he mostly thrived in during the 2020 campaign, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Kwang Hyun Kim
Focuses on lower-body training
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 18, 2021
Kim, who enters spring training slotted into the No. 2 spot in the Cardinals' starting rotation, focused on training his lower body this offseason in an effort to improve his command, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. "[I learned] from last year that command is really important in this league," Kim said Wednesday. "... To better get the command [this offseason], I focused on my lower body, so that when I pitch, my upper body and lower body flows like water."
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Carlos Martinez
Considers himself definite starter
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Oblique
February 18, 2021
Martinez, who enjoyed a successful run in winter ball in the Dominican Republic, enters spring training focused on regaining a spot in the starting rotation, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. "I feel great with all my pitches," said Martinez. "One hundred percent focused. On my mind, focused, on my workout, focused, on working hard. ... If I didn't play in the winter league, I wouldn't [be as prepared] right now."
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Dakota Hudson
Almost ready for long toss
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
February 17, 2021
Hudson (elbow) said Wednesday that he's progressing "really well" in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in late September, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
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Miles Mikolas
Slated for normal spring
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 17, 2021
Mikolas (forearm) is "full-go" to begin spring training, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Jordan Hicks
Likely eventual primary closer
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 16, 2021
Hicks, who missed the 2020 season due to the completion of his recovery from Tommy John surgery and his decision to opt out for precautionary health reasons, is expected to eventually return to full-time closing duties, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Tyler O'Neill
No lock to start
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
February 15, 2021
O'Neill will have to earn the starting left field job in spring training, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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