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Impresses in Busch workout
Participates in Busch workout
Could break through in relief
Oviedo, who posted a 3.18 ERA and recorded seven strikeouts over 5.2 Grapefruit League innings before spring training was suspended, is believed capable of thriving as either a late-inning reliever or starter, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Future considered bright
Thompson, who fired three scoreless innings in Grapefruit League play before spring training was suspended, took advantage of his time with the big-league club to consult with the team's various starting pitchers, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Considered elite prospect
Surpassed by Herrera?
Big expectations for future
Herrera, who hit .222 (2-for-9) across five Grapefruit League games before spring training was suspended, was earmarked for a return to Double-A Springfield at some point in 2020 as the primary catcher, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Should still be in rotation
Martinez should still have a strong chance of remaining in the rotation during an abbreviated 2020 season due to the likelihood the Cardinals regularly deploying six starting pitchers, Ben Fredrickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Could spend time at DH
Miller has the most designated hitter experience on the Cardinals roster and could therefore be a candidate to frequently fill that slot if it is universally instituted for the 2020 season, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Likely strong DH candidate
No lock to finish as Cardinal?
Plentiful playing time early?
Working out in St. Louis area
Working out regularly
Working out consistently
Remains honed in during shutdown
Should be fine when season resumes
Mikolas (forearm) completed a bullpen session Friday at the Cardinals' spring training facility and said he anticipates being ready for the start of the regular season, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports. "Everything's going well. If you look at June 10-ish for spring training and early- to mid-July as the point of no return, from what I understand, for a season, I think I should be ready to go," Mikolas said.
Could be natural DH candidate
Unlikely to make expanded roster
Not expected on expanded roster
Could be 'key member' of staff
Hicks (elbow), who could return from Tommy John surgery shortly after the start of the proposed abbreviated regular season, may play an integral relief role according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "Given the circumstances of the season, the likelihood of his being able to contribute are a lot different than had it been a normal year," Mozeliak said. "There is some optimism that if we do have a season, he'll have some way of being a key member of it."
Candidate for big-league club
Could make big-league roster
Could finally see majors
Expanded rosters could save job