Cardinals cancel exhibition against Double-A club
The St. Louis Cardinals have canceled their exhibition game
against their Double-A club in Springfield, Mo.
Although the major league roster was slated to be in
Springfield, that exhibition was technically a split squad game on
the spring training calendar. The forecast calls for rain and
temperatures in the 30s in Springfield on Tuesday.
”We are very disappointed that we have to cancel the exhibition
game, but we have a responsibility to ensure that our players have
safe playing conditions,” general manager John Mozeliak said in a
statement. ”Given the forecast, we do not feel we have any other
choice than to cancel the game.”
The Cardinals said they would play two games in Springfield in
The Cardinals also have a Grapefruit League game against Florida
in Jupiter scheduled for Tuesday. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa
said Sunday the club was already considering leaving pitcher Jaime
Garcia in Florida to make his scheduled start rather than expose
him to the elements in Springfield.
Instead of fielding a team composed mostly of minor leaguers in
Florida, the Cardinals will now have their full roster available in