• For the first time this spring, the Cardinals did not use a designated hitter in Saturday's game. The Cardinals will continue to let their pitchers hit, except in games against American League clubs. There are four of those remaining on the schedule, and it will be a game-by-game basis as to whether the Cardinals use a DH on those days.
• The Cardinals will open the season with a five-man bench, Matheny reiterated on Saturday, and still plan to include two infielders, two outfielders and a backup catcher in that group.
• The Cardinals have scheduled starts for Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller over the next two days, but they have not announced their rotation plans beyond that date. To this point, the Cardinals have been using six starting pitchers this spring.
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