The Cardinals will take all remaining players in camp to today’s spring finale against the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and then make the final trims of spring before flying to Phoenix. One of those cuts, barring injury, will be outfielder Oscar Taveras, the team’s top prospect. Taveras, 20, takes a .297 average this spring into the final game and has been one of the team’s top hitters. He received bonus playing time this spring because of the World Baseball Classic and the organizational goal to give him exposure to the major-league staff and major-league lineup. “I thought it was a terrific learning experience for him,” manager Mike Matheny said.”I don’t think there could have been a better spring for somebody as far as how much was invested in him. "How he responded was exactly how he should respond. He’s got things he needs to work on, and he knows those things. And some things he needs to keep doing and we’ve talked about those.
Cards will send Taveras to Memphis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Mar 29