Martinez Begins Throwing

(Jupiter, FL) How soon he will return to the mound and in what role remains in question, but Carlos Martinez took the initial steps forward this morning as he played catch for the first time since being shutdown last month due to shoulder weakness.

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt was on the receiving end of the Martinez throws.

–Francisco Pena has been taking batting practice and shares that he could be back in game action as early as tomorrow or on Saturday. He is looking forward to getting back into the competition for backup catcher with Matt Wieters.


–As Michael Wacha takes the mound for the Cardinals today against the New York Mets, he will have the following lineup behind him:

Harrison Bader, CF
Yadier Molina, C
Dexter Fowler, RF
Jose Martinez, LF
Rangel Ravelo, 1B
Drew Robinson, 2B
Yairo Munoz, SS
Max Schrock, 3B
Michael Wacha, P

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