Minor League Spring Training Notebook 03/08

The St. Louis Cardinals minor league pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training, including RHP Stuart Pomeranz, ranked by the Birdhouse/Scout.com as the Cardinals' #7 prospect.

The St. Louis Cardinals pitchers and catchers began day two of practice on Wednesday, after checking in over the weekend and getting their physicals and administrative issues addressed.

Day two finds the players meeting at 9:15 for the daily roll call and the review of the plan of the day.

At 9:30 the players typically begin their 15 minute stretching program, players are broken down into two groups; Group one includes the players from Triple-A Memphis and Double-A Springfield, Group two includes the players from the high-A Palm Beach Cardinals and A-ball Swing of Quad Cities.

At 9:50 the pitchers and catchers go through their conditioning drills before breaking down into groups for training.

Wednesday training for the pitchers included, bunting discussions, Group 2 throwing 35-40 pitches, and doing ab work in the training room. Group 1 working on covering first base on a ball hit to the first baseman, and individual coaching as needed.

The catchers took batting practice, working on, bunting, hit and run, moving the runner, get em in, infield in and back and the squeeze play.

Defensively the catchers worked on making plays to all the bases on balls hit right in front of the plate.

Today's photos are from these training activities.





















































The World Champion St. Louis Cardinals Monday announced that they reassigned eight players to minor league camp.

Four pitchers were reassigned, all right-handers, Chris Lambert, Mike Parisi, Mike Sillman and Mark Worrell. Catchers Bryan Anderson, Ryan Christianson, Danilo Sanchez

Minor league players and non-roster invitees still in camp with the major league club include; INF Tagg Bozied, INF Jolbert Cabrera, RHP Dennis Dove, C Brian Esposito, RHP Brian Falkenborg, INF Edgar Gonzalez, OF Cody Haerther, INF Travis Hanson, RHP Blake Hawksworth, C Michael Hernandez, RHP Kelvin Jimenez, LHP Randy Keisler, OF Ryan Ludwick, C Eli Marrero, LHP Chris Narveson, OF Miguel Negron, OF Colby Rasmus, INF Brendan Ryan, OF Skip Schumaker, RHP Mike Smith, and RHP Mark Worrell

That's it from the Cardinals Spring Training Minor League Camp, please sure to check out our Major League Spring Training Notebook and our "Live" Spring Training Game Threads on our message boards. As always if you have any questions about the St. Louis Cardinals you can send an e-mail to me at raymileur@yahoo.com

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