Ozzie Smith to work with infielders at Cards spring training - KMOV.com

Ozzie Smith to work with infielders at Cards spring training

(BaseballStL)--Mike Matheny just got done with his morning press conference.  He said Ozzie Smith will be in camp today. According to Matheny, Ozzie will be working with the infielders and focusing on base running.  Matheny says he wants his base running style to consist of 'good, aggressive, base running.' 

Matheny is excited about Smith being in camp.  He said he wants Ozzie to invest where he can and the Cardinals will take what he can offer.  While Ozzie's former position is locked up  with Rafael Furcal back,  there seems to be a three man competition at second base with Daniel Descalso, Tyler Greene, and Skip Schumaker all hoping to become the starter; Ozzie will work with those players as well.

Jaime Garcia will throw to live batters today.  Matheny  said the key to Garcia's future success is finding more consistency. 

"Consistency separates the very good players from the great ones.  His stuff his so good, it's just a matter of putting it all together and trying to do it from one outing to the next," said Matheny.

The Cardinals new skipper complimented Garcia's work ethic and said he needs to trust his stuff and continue to work on training the mind. 

--Jeff Abeln, News 4 Sports

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