JUPITER, Fla. -- General manager John Mozeliak, manager Mike Matheny and the coaching staff are slated to sit down together on Saturday to finish up preparations for the start of camp, which will open with pitchers and catchers taking the fields on Sunday.
One of the notable items set to be discussed is the spring pitching plan for right-hander Adam Wainwright, who is back on the mound after losing a season due to Tommy John surgery. While Wainwright has said he intends to treat this spring as he would any other, the Cardinals will consider modifying his program if it's in Wainwright's best interest.
Though Spring Training won't officially begin for another two days, Matheny has already begun evaluating those who have reported. He stood behind the mounds at the Cardinals' complex on Friday eyeing pitchers as they threw their bullpen sessions.
Kyle Lohse, Mitchell Boggs, Eduardo Sanchez, Tyrell Jenkins, Adam Reifer and Adam Ottavino were among those who threw on Friday morning.
Other pitchers, including Chris Carpenter and Jake Westbrook, threw long toss on a nearby field. Across the complex, several position players took part in their own drills. All five of the Cardinals' projected starters have reported to camp.
Though minor setbacks or injuries can still pop up, Mozeliak said that at this time, he is not aware of any pitchers or catchers who will be limited at the start of camp.