Before spring training games had officially begun, there was only so much news to be shared from camp. Typically over the course of the first few weeks, individual player features are prevalent.
Seeing current articles getting down to reserves or perhaps players not likely to make the opening day roster challenged me. I decided to see how many of the 40-man roster players have been featured recently. I also threw in a few of the non-roster invitees (NRI).
Alas, I fell a bit short, though my search may not have been exhaustive enough. Still, if you did not read these articles the first time, they should continue to be topical and interesting today.
Writers and links follow. The writer’s name is the story link while the player’s name link is to his stats page at Baseball-Reference.com. When there were multiple articles available on a player, I selected only one, looking for diversity of voices.
Chris Carpenter – from Joe Strauss
Adam Wainwright – from Rob Rains
Jaime Garcia – from Jenifer Langosch
Kyle Lohse – from Joe Strauss
Jake Westbrook – from Associated Press
Shelby Miller (NRI) – from Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader
Tyrell Jenkins (NRI) – from Rob Rains
Jason Motte – from Derrick Goold
Kyle McClellan – from Rob Rains
J.C. Romero – from AP
Marc Rzepczynski – from Joe Strauss
Lance Lynn – from B.J. Rains
Scott Linebrink (NRI) – from Rob Rains
Mitchell Boggs – from Jenifer Langosch
Lance Berkman – from AP
Skip Schumaker – from David Villavicencio, MLB.com
Tyler Greene – from AP
Daniel Descalso – from Doug Vaughn, KMOV 4 (video)
Rafael Furcal – from Derrick Goold
Alex Cora (NRI) – from Jenifer Langosch
David Freese – Rob Rains audio
Matt Carpenter – from Jenifer Langosch
Mark Hamilton – from B.J. Rains
Matt Adams (NRI) – from B.J. Rains