Rain hampered the St. Louis Cardinals in their first full workout of spring training on Friday. It didn't dampen their enthusiasm. Manager Mike Matheny says some of the players came back with a "serious edge," one year after falling a game short of going to their second straight World Series. Ronny Cedeno was the lone position player who didn't arrive in camp by Friday's reporting date.
The Venezuelan is expected to fill a utility role for the Cardinals but is still trying to get his visa approved. Relief pitcher Carlos Martinez, a native of the Dominican Republic, is also trying to resolve a similar issue.