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Spring Training Spotlight - Deivi Cruz

Is Proven Track Record Enough?

Signed as a free agent in December, Deivi (pronounced DAY-vee) is expected to play back up at second, third and shortstop. His claim to fame may be, according to Cardinal Manager, Tony La Russa, Cruz is likely the only player on the Cardinal roster that won't be asked to play left field at some point and time.

The Cardinals' Clubhouse seems to be filled with infielders. In addition to the starters, the locker room is filled with the likes of; Aaron Miles, Scott Spiezio, Junior Spivey, Travis Hanson, Hector Luna, Brian Daubach, and Brendan Ryan. There are only so many positions on the bench for a infielder that doesn't win a starting job. The only opening on the infield is at second base. Early on...

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