12:50 pm-CT Allen Craig hit a two-run home run in his first Grapefruit League at bat. 11:10 am-CT – UPDATE Change in line up. Pujols and Holliday out, Freese now the DH and hitting 3rd. Stavinoha takes Holliday’s spot in line up and in the left. 10:15 am-CT Pujols will now DH in this afternoon’s game. Allen Craig will make his Spring debut as the Cardinals first baseman. 10:00 am-CT Duncan with a family reunion here in Jupiter. The Nationals outfielder is catching up this morning with his dad and former teammates. 9:45 am-CT Already 75 and sunny in Jupiter. La Russa says they’ll watch Pujols closely but expect him to get 2 or 3 at bats today against the Nationals.
Nationals line up is out and it includes former
Cardinal left fielder Chris Duncan. He’ll bat 3rd in the Nats line up as the
DH. 7:30am-CT Albert Pujols is back in the line
up today against the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium. The 3-time MVP did not
make the 2-day trip to Fort Myers because of a sore lower back.
Also in the
line up for the Cardinals today is Allen Craig. He’ll make his Grapefruit
League debut after being slowed so far by a quad injury.