Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:00 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 5:17 PM
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Matheny pulled into a parking lot at spring training at 5:30 a.m. Monday, anxious to start his second season as the St. Louis Cardinals manager.
He was joined by several pitchers and catchers, one day before the mandatory reporting day in Jupiter, Fla. Matheny says he was impressed by the turnout, which included Yadier Molina and pitchers Adam Wainwright and Jake Westbrook.
The Cardinals are coming off a season in which they lost in Game 7 of the NLCS to San Francisco after building a 3-1 series lead. They have since learned that veteran starter Chris Carpenter likely will not pitch this season after experiencing pain in his right arm.