St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse delivers during the second inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) By Gene J. Puskar
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse runs during a practice session for baseball's National League championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) By David J. Phillip
(BasaballStL) -- Mike Matheny said Kyle Lohse will start the first spring training game next Monday against the Marlins.
The Opening Day starter has not been named yet, however it's likely Chris Carpenter will get the nod April 4th in Miami.
I spoke with Carpenter today and I'm scheduled to sit down with him Wednesday. The right hander will throw to live hitters for the first time this spring training on Tuesday.