Thursday camp tidbits – UPDATED
* Stories coming later today on the site: a look at the bullpen in the wake of TJ being hurt and one of the long guys being in the picture, and something on Izzy’s outing.
* Ryan Ludwick has been cleared by the training staff and says he feels fine after being hit on the helmet by a pitch last night. However, TLR held him out today as a precaution just the same.
* Gabe Johnson and Bryan Anderson were re-assigned to Minor League camp this morning.
* Sidney Ponson
just arrived and will throw on Field 1 in 20 minutes or so. Sir Sid actually looked in better shape than he ever was in ’06, and he hit 94 mph. I don’t think he’s going to sign with STL — just don’t think the team is that interested. But I expect someone will give him a look.
* Nearly every position player will be making the trip up to Orlando and staying for both games against the Braves.
* Amaury Marti is back in the lineup. Basically, in TLR’s explanation, he’s done well in camp so far, he got two hits last night, so he’s rewarded with another start.