On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Memphis and Springfield clubs remained in Jupiter, while Palm Beach and Peoria again took the bus ride to Port St. Lucie, with the New York Mets their opponent as well.
The major league club also faced the Mets at Jupiter, with non-MLB camp invitees Mitch Harris, Luis Mateo and Patrick Wisdom appearing there. Though ex-Navy man Harris’ story is inspiring, his deployment in a big league game seemed premature, even before he took the Roger Dean mound.
On the other side of the coin, St. Louis outfielder Carlos Beltran had five at-bats with one hit. With which of these four minor league club(s) he played was not disclosed. The outfielder is testing a sore toe, injured before the World Baseball Classic. Keeping him out of St. Louis’ games now would enable the club to back-date his disabled list stay to open the season if need be. With his back injury, third baseman David Freese may be in a similar situation.
A day after Saturday brought an offensiv...