Cardinals Caravan to visit 18 cities in four days

Five separate tours set to embark Jan. 18-21, with stops in four states

The Cardinals are going on tour. The club on Thursday announced its schedule for the 2013 Cardinals Caravan, which will make stops in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Current players such as Jon Jay, Marc Rzepczynski, Trevor Rosenthal, Joe Kelly, Pete Kozma and Shelby Miller will be part of five promotional caravans set to head out over the Jan. 18-21 Winter Warm-Up weekend.

Several other Cardinals alumni and future stars, such as Tony Cruz, Shane Robinson and Adron Chambers, will be on hand to meet with fans and sign autographs as the caravans roll through 18 cities throughout Cardinal Nation.

The Cardinals will implement a new autograph ticket system throughout the trip, offering the first 400 children (15 and under) one autograph from each player.

The first caravan will stop in Springfield, Mo., on Jan. 18.

A schedule of the caravans' destinations and a full list of players can be found at cardinals.com/caravan.

Gary Cotton is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.