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Cardinals to use young pitchers in exhibition
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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was asked on Sunday if Florida Atlantic University will use aluminum bats when it faces St. Louis in an exhibition game on Wednesday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.

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Setup options aplenty to bridge gap to Rosenthal
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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny knows that he has one of the best closers in the game in right-hander Trevor Rosenthal, who registered a franchise single-season record 48 saves and posted a 2.10 ERA last season. Matheny also believes the rest of the bullpen is capable of complementing Rosenthal very nicely in 2016.

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Broxton buys into Cardinals' way
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Jonathan Broxton landed in St. Louis last summer after the Brewers dealt him to the Cardinals at the trade deadline. The former closer provided needed depth in the Cardinals bullpen and signed a two-year contract with St. Louis in December.

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Prospect Weaver turning heads early
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It was too early to form much of an opinion, but, put on the spot, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak obliged. It was the first day of Spring Training, and he had been asked to cite someone who had already caught his eye. His choice? Luke Weaver.

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Cardinals continue to strive to be better
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With the St. Louis Cardinals, it is never about the other guys. It is about the Cardinals playing to their own lofty standards; then trying to reach beyond even that level.

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Martinez progressing, close to facing hitters
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Carlos Martinez’s modified spring program will soon have him graduating to the next step — facing hitters — in order to stay on track for inclusion in the Cardinals’ Opening Day rotation.

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Cardinals infielders, staff react to rule changes
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As part of a joint initiative to improve player safety, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association have redefined what is considered a legal slide when trying to break up a double play. The changes were met with varying reaction around the Cardinals’ clubhouse, though most were in agreement that it is best to […]

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Gifted Grichuk aims to follow No. 15's footsteps
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Randal Grichuk isn’t the first Cardinals player to wear No. 15 since Jim Edmonds. But there are too many similarities between the paths of the two outfielders not to wonder if Grichuk, now, can be what Edmonds was then — an elite defender and an offensive anomaly for that position.

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Shoulder soreness slows Cooney's throwing
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The Cardinals have modified the throwing program for starter Tim Cooney after determining an area of weakness around his left shoulder.

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Ozzie steps in for DP drills at Cardinals camp
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Treating fans who had gathered around Field 2 of the Cardinals’ spring complex, Ozzie Smith, now 61, showed that he still has the steady hands and accurate arm.

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Breaking down the Cardinals' 2016 Top 30 Prospects
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For the past five seasons, the Cardinals have reached the postseason, with varying degrees of success. Each year, the homegrown nature of that playoff roster is lauded.

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Cards pitchers test out stuff with live BP
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The Cardinals’ first full-squad workout of spring was highlighted by 13 sessions of live batting practice on Tuesday, marking the first time that pitchers could test their repertoires against hitters.

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