Friday, March 15, 2013

Adam Wainwright Officially Tabbed To Start Opening Day; Bruce Sutter Helping Out At Cardinals Camp For First Time; Marc Rzepczynski Cleared To Pitch Saturday; Worth Noting

It's long been assumed that the assignment belonged to Adam Wainwright, but on Friday, manager Mike Matheny finally made the news official: Wainwright will start the team's season opener on April 1.

In one of the worst-kept secrets of the spring, manager Mike Matheny said that righthander Adam Wainwright will make the opening day start on April 1 in Arizona.
Cardinal Beat

With just over two weeks left before Opening Day 2013 for the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Mike Matheny announced Friday that pitcher Adam Wainwright will make the start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 1.

The St. Louis Cardinals cut three players from the team's spring training roster.

It is no real surprise, but it is still worth mentioning. Today the Cardinals officially named Adam Wainwright the starter for Opening Day, April 1 in Phoenix against the Diamondbacks.

Cardinals Hall of Fame closer Bruce Sutter is back in uniform as a guest instructor for the next few days. And it took plenty of convincing from manager Mike Matheny to make it happen.

Michael Wacha did everything he could to try and push for a big league roster spot. And some would say he might deserve it.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed the obvious Friday: Adam Wainwright will start Opening Day.

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