JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - For a staff expected to devastate national league hitters, the eight players vying for the five spots in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation haven't experienced many spring trainings.
Manager Mike Matheny talked about it Wednesday, the reporting day for the Cardinals pitchers and catchers in Jupiter, Fla.
At 32, Adam Wainwright is the lone starter older than 27 for the Cardinals, who aim to return to the World Series for the third time in four years. After posting a 19-9 record with a 2.94 ERA and finishing second in the Cy Young voting in 2013, Wainwright is the only starter to know his slot in the rotation.
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Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training Wednesday in Jupiter, Fla.