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What To Watch Between Now And Opening Day

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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese keeps his eye on a ball hit to him during baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese keeps his eye on a ball hit to him during baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols takes batting practice during baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols takes batting practice during baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols takes a swing in a batting cage during spring training baseball Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols takes a swing in a batting cage during spring training baseball Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman laughs as he stretches with teammates during baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman laughs as he stretches with teammates during baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte throws live batting practice during baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte throws live batting practice during baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson

(KMOX) -- Coming into camp here in Jupiter, FL it seemed like there wasn’t going to be much intrigue. The rotation, lineup, bullpen and bench were all but set. The only exceptions were the last spot in the pen and the last spot on the bench.

How quickly things change.

Now just three days before the first Grapefruit League game (and four days before the first game broadcast here on KMOX) injuries have created all kinds of potential intrigue. The key areas to watch between now and March 31st, barring any other significant injuries, will be the 5th rotation spot, the last spot in the bullpen (somewhat dependant on who earns a rotation spot) and the make...Click here to read the rest of this story. 
 

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