Cardinals Minors Spring Training Schedules

Preliminary schedules for all four Cardinals minor league squads training in Florida in March.

If you're like me, you'll want to cram as much baseball as possible into your March trip to warm Florida. Some are coming early to catch World Baseball Classic action up in Orlando. Other fans are arriving later in the month, when Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and the rest of the WBC players have returned to their major league camps.

For those considering this latter approach, there is an additional bonus – an opportunity to catch some of the up-and-coming Cardinals organization players in live action under the Florida sun during the latter half of March.

The four Cardinals minor league squads training in Florida start their slate of spring training games on March 15 and the tentative schedule runs into the first few days of April. Even as these teams set their rosters and head north, some number of players will remain behind in extended spring training.

All Cardinals home games and those against the Florida Marlins' minor leaguers at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Florida are noted in BOLD. Games there are scheduled to begin at 12:30pm, but be aware that the environment is less-formal than with the major leaguers. Note that the Marlins' home games are on their side of the complex, just a short walk from the Cardinals' fields. There is no charge to watch these games.

Though well over half the spring contests will be held at Jupiter, for trip planning purposes, away games are also not too far away. The New York Mets' clubs play at Port St. Lucie and the Los Angeles Dodgers' contests are at Vero Beach.

For those arriving prior to the first games, be aware that players will report on March 6, with the initial workout scheduled for the 7th at 9am.

Memphis (Triple-A) and Springfield (Double-A)

3/15 Wednesday at Florida
3/16 Thursday Los Angeles Dodgers
3/17 Friday Intersquad
3/18 Saturday Florida
3/19 Sunday Los Angeles Dodgers
3/20 Monday at Florida
3/21 Tuesday NY Mets
3/22 Wednesday Florida
3/23 Thursday Intersquad
3/24 Friday NY Mets
3/25 Saturday at Florida
3/26 Sunday at Los Angeles Dodgers
3/27 Monday Florida
3/28 Tuesday Intersquad
3/29 Wednesday at Florida
3/30 Thursday at NY Mets
3/31 Friday Florida
4/1 Saturday NY Mets
4/2 Sunday Intersquad
4/4 Tuesday at Busch Stadium - Memphis vs. Springfield

Palm Beach and Quad Cities (Single-A)

3/15 Wednesday at Florida
3/16 Thursday at Los Angeles Dodgers
3/17 Friday Intersquad
3/18 Saturday Florida
3/19 Sunday at Los Angeles Dodgers
3/20 Monday at Florida
3/21 Tuesday at NY Mets
3/22 Wednesday Florida
3/23 Thursday Intersquad
3/24 Friday at NY Mets
3/25 Saturday at Florida
3/26 Sunday Los Angeles Dodgers
3/27 Monday Florida
3/28 Tuesday Intersquad
3/29 Wednesday at Florida
3/30 Thursday NY Mets
3/31 Friday Florida
4/1 Saturday at NY Mets
4/2 Sunday Intersquad

Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

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