Sunday workout tidbits
* The Opening Day lineup, which I posted a few minutes ago, is as follows against LHP Paul Maholm: 1.Ryan 2B — 2.Ankiel CF — 3.Pujols 1B — 4.Greene SS — 5.Ludwick RF — 6.Molina C — 7.Duncan LF — 8.Barden 3B — 9.Wainwright P.
* The Cardinals officially finalized their roster on Sunday, purchasing the contracts of three players: Colby Rasmus, David Freese and Joe Thurston
* Luis Perdomo was cut by the Giants, but will need to clear waivers before the Cardinals can claim him. Per Mozeliak, “Obviously if he clears, we’ll take him back.”
* Tomorrow’s weather does in fact look nasty, but per TLR and Mozeliak, they do expect it to be dry enough to play. Both also confirmed that if there is a postponement, Tuesday would be a split doubleheader.
* Welcome B.J. Rains, who will serve as my associate reporter this year. He already contributed by covering the weekend series in Memphis, and I expect him to do an excellent job.
* And a reminder to follow my updates on Twitter, where my handle is MatthewHLeach.