The St. Louis Cardinals have temporarily shelved Shelby Miller as he has been dealing with shoulder soreness.
Feb 19, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals player Shelby Miller (40) poses for a picture during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Image Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Miller made the following comments earlier today.
"“That’s what I did last year,” Miller said when asked about being cautious while being compelled to compete. “If I felt something like this I probably would have just kept going. It’s nothing serious. I don’t want it to turn into something serious, so we’re going to try and knock it out now so we don’t have to worry about it in the future.”"
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Wacha’s curve that he throws a “a curveball that’s better than I thought it was.”
Matheny did caution those that go overboard on some of the prospects.
"“You’ve seen it happen in the past,” said Matheny. “If we’re not careful, some of these young guys will fall into it. They start getting nicknames and there’s so much expectation put on them.“We just to watch what they do and help them get better, making them believe they’re doing something that’s never been done before in the game.”"
Jon Jay signed his contract this morning for the 2013 season but he was 5 days of service time short of getting a pay raise. Derrick Goold writes that Jay “will be one of the highest-paid players for the Cardinals with less than three years of service time in recent years.”
Rafael Furcal continues to be bothered by his elbow just over a week into spring training. It would not surprise me to see Ronny Cedeno, Pete Kozma, or Daniel Descalso doing a bulk of the work at short stop to start the season but a lot can and will happen between now and April.