Saturday morning lineup/tidbits

Big day here at RDS, with Chris Carpenter taking the mound at 1:05 this afternoon.

* Today’s lineup: 1.Schumaker 2B — 2.Molina C — 3.Pujols 1B — 4.Ankiel CF — 5.Ludwick RF — 6.Duncan LF — 7.Greene SS — 8.Mather 3B — 9.Jay DH

* Brendan Ryan said this morning that he has not had a shot in his wrist, but that he has progressed to the next-most-intensive degree of anti-inflammatory medicine. It’s a six-day cycle and he’s on day three.

* Hyang-Nam Choi is listed as an available pitcher on the list today, and is on the roster as an NRI. He is wearing No. 93. Recent additions Mark McCormick (94) and Trey Hearne (95) are also available.

* Adam Wainwright is expecting to participate in the pro-am for next week’s Honda Classic, participating in a group that includes Kenny G, Joe Theisman and a pro golfer. Chris Carpenter may serve as Wainwright’s caddy.



Just make sure Carp checks Adam’s grips…maybe he’ll get a 50 cent tip!

Who’s Hyang-Nam Choi, and what’s he doing there? There are a few news articles that cite him as a 38-year-old from the Japanese league who has signed a “one-month contract” — sic — with the Cardinals. Are they THAT hard up for functional arms during spring training? Guess so…

Well, FWIW, he had a very nice year at AAA a few years back, so it’s not like he’s an A-ball-caliber pitcher. I think mostly, the issue is finding guys who are in game-ready pitching shape.


The main concern is not overworking the pitchers on the 40 man roster, easing them into competition rather than stressing them too much and risking injury.

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