Friday camp tidbits: Perez throws
Greetings from Jupiter. I’m back on the beat after some time at the World Baseball Classic and, before that, a couple of days off.
* Chris Perez played catch from 90 feet today. He says he’s at “90-95″ percent and ready to go, but it sounds like they’ll be a little cautious with him. No game announced yet, and my guess is that it’s not this weekend.
* As of today, no more DH for the Cardinals this spring, except when they play on the road vs an AL team. Wainwright batting 8th, Rasmus 9th.
* David Freese has been cleared to play 3B for Memphis today. TLR acknowledged that he’s more on the radar than your average player in Minor League camp, but would not speculate on how close he might be to a possible return to big league camp, or even if there was any chance of that happening.
* FSN announced that it will have 100 Cardinals games in HD this year.
* Rick Ankiel, Joe Mather and Yadier Molina are among those getting the day off tomorrow rather than trekking to Viera.
How about some Philly music for today’s playlist:
The Roots, “The Seed”
Hall and Oates, “I Can’t Go For That” (OATES!)
The Spinners, “I’ll Be Around”
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
The O’Jays: “Love Train”