JUPITER, Fla - The Cardinals open the 2013 regular season in just five days. That means there’s just three exhibition games remaining before they break camp and head to Arizona.
Yesterday, Adam Wainwright got his final spring training start. Today, it’s Jaime Garcia’s turn. He’ll likely approach the 100 pitch limit as he prepares for the Diamondbacks next week.
Ryan Jackson, recently recalled from AAA-Memphis, gets the start at second base and hits eighth. He was brought back up to the majors when third baseman David Freese was put on the disabled list.
Carlos Beltran gets a day off after playing yesterday versus the Mets.
1) Shane Robinson - CF
2) Daniel Descalso - 3B
3) Matt Holliday - LF
4) Allen Craig - RF
5) Matt Adams - 1B
6) Pete Kozma - SS
7) Tony Cruz - C
8) Ryan Jackson - 2B
9) Jaime Garcia - P
Available to follow Garcia out of the bullpen will be the full slate of relievers featuring Randy Choate, Marc Rzepczynski, Mitchell Boggs, Fernando Salas, Edward Mujica, Trevor Rosenthal, Joe Kelly, Maikel Cleto and Ramon Delgado