Good and Bad News for the Cards


The Cardinals beat the Orioles today 8-2, extending their winning streak to six games, and remain unbeaten in their last nine.  Adam Wainwright got the win, giving up one earned run on four hits, while striking out four in six innings.  He joins Anthony Reyes as the only other Cardinal pitcher to go six innings this spring. View the complete box score, along with a recap, here.

It looks like the roster has finally taken shape.  Today the Cards reassigned pitchers Chris Perez, Cliff Politte, and Hugo Castellanos to minor league camp, while Kyle McClellan and outfielder Brian Barton have been told they’ll make the club, barring some unforeseen trade or injury.  Matthew Leach has more.  And surprisingly, Anthony Reyes will also stay with the big club, and take the final spot in the bullpen.  Joe Strauss reported the news this morning.

Perhaps the biggest news of the day, however, is about the Ballpark Village project.  The Centene Corporation released a statement today confirming the reports that they are backing out of the deal.  It’s uncertain now, when construction of the project will actually begin.  Here’s the full story.