{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Robinson making most of spring chances

|
Robinson making most of spring chances play video for Robinson making most of spring chances

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson entered Spring Training anticipating more playing time, with Carlos Beltran competing for Team Puerto Rico at the World Baseball Classic.

Robinson has made the most of his opportunities while splitting looks with Adron Chambers as well as non-roster invitees Oscar Taveras and Justin Christian.

In 14 games before Sunday, the 28-year-old was 16-for-35 (.457) with five doubles, three home runs, 11 RBIs and 11 runs. He has struck out and walked four times each. His batting average ranks first among St. Louis players.

"It's good to get out there and get some consistent playing time," said Robinson, who hit second in Sunday afternoon's lineup. "It definitely helps continuing to keep my approach and getting comfortable hitting and just being out there in game situations."

With 11 games remaining, Robinson is nine at-bats shy of his career high during Grapefruit League action. Last year in his third big league season, Robinson's numbers jumped from nine to 102 games played, filling in for guys on the disabled list. He finished with a .253 average, three homers and 16 RBIs.

"I'm making things a lot simpler and sticking with a consistent game plan every time," Robinson said. "I've just felt really good this spring. Everything's been coming together benefiting from the majority of playing time I've been getting."

Christina De Nicola is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español