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Extended Extendeds: Make or Break Time for 11

Alan Ahmady

11 players are being added to the St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp this weekend and need to prove their mettle to remain employed.

I think of the minor league season in terms of four distinct periods. The first, spring training, is where those players in line to compete for one of the four full-season clubs strut their stuff. Once March moves into April and the full-season teams break camp, the holdovers continue in what is called extended spring training. We are now at the third phase, marked by the May 15 date on the...

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