Cardinals Spring Training: Big bats take live batting practice
Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus watches on as David Freese takes live batting practice. By Lakisha Jackson
Third baseman David Freese By Lakisha Jackson
Albert Pujols tosses a ball back to back to the infield during infielder's practice Wednesday morning. By Lakisha Jackson
Infielder Tyler Greene warms up before drills begin Wednesday. By Lakisha Jackson
Albert Pujols waits to hit a pitch during live batting practice Wednesday morning. By Lakisha Jackson
Bad weather threatened Day 2 of full team workouts down in Jupiter, but the rain never came.
Instead, Cardinals newcomer Rich Hill threw his first live batting practice of the Spring, and was impressive.
The big bats in the lineup also participated in their first live BP sessions, as Albert Pujols and Ryan Ludwick displayed their power in front of a crowd that seems to increase in size by the day. Matt Holliday, who was back at camp after a one day sick leave, had a tough assignment going against knuckleballer Charlie Zink. Manager Tony La Russa mentioned in his daily media briefings that Holliday still looked weak, and he told the left fielder to be smart and not push himself too hard. I'll have more on the workouts posted later on the site today.
Be sure to click on the photos to the right for slideshow capturing the best action of the day.