Monday, February 11, 2013

Spring Training Day 1 Updates

Rather than overload the site with each new development in Spring Training, we're going to take it by days, and update this post. So here is your Day 1 Spring Training running post:

2:07pm: We find out that Rick Ankiel has been working out at the Cardinals Spring Training facility, and "will join the Astros soon."

1:12pm: Jose Veras is penciled in as the closer. Committee is an option.

1:11pm: Luhnow doesn't like how thin the Astros are at Catcher

1:06pm: Luhnow says pitcher Chia-Jen Lo will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.

1:04pm: Luhnow sees Cosart projecting as a starter, not a reliever. Depending on Spring Training, could possibly earn a rotation spot in 2013.

12:58pm: Catcher Carlos Perez is still in Venezuela with a visa issue

10:20am: John Ely gets box of now-useless brick-red shoes.

9:42am: Bedard is here!

9:36am: Don't call him "Chuckie Fick." His name is now "C.J. Fick."

9:24am: Erik Bedard still hasn't shown up.

8:52am: Nate Freiman hit a homer off Bo Porter

8:08am: Brocail and Porter want starters to be able to handle eight innings.

8:07am: Bo Porter has not settled on an Opening Day starter.

8:02am: SP4 and SP5 will be a "competition"

7:55am: Lucas Harrell says Bud Norris has earned the right to be the Opening Day starter