CARDINALS AUDIO: Mozeliak, Shildt, Flaherty 7-8-2020

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John Mozeliak

Mike Shildt

Jack Flaherty

 Cardinals invite 12 to alternate training site

2020 first and second round picks among invitees

 The St. Louis Cardinals announced 12 players will be invited to their Alternate Training Site located at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo., home of the Cardinals’ Double-A affiliate Springfield Cardinals.

Among the 12 players invited are 2020 first round selection 3B Jordan Walker and second round selection SS/RHP Masyn Winn.

Matthew Liberatore, a left-handed pitcher acquired by the Cardinals via trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, will be at the Alternate Training Site, as well as his high school rival and friend 3B Nolan Gorman, the Cardinals first round selection in 2018.

Nine of the players reporting to Springfield also took part in 2020 Major League Spring Training in Jupiter, Fla.  Also taking part in the Alternate Training Camp will be 19-year old outfielder Tre Fletcher, the Cardinals second round selection in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

“Now that we have completed our intake process at our St. Louis Summer Camp we will now begin the process of opening our camp in Springfield,” said St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak.  “We will have a balance of players who we feel can protect our Major League roster along with players we deem as prospects. We will follow the identical protocols in Springfield that we do here in St. Louis.”

The 12 players are scheduled to report on Sunday, July 12 and will begin workouts on Thursday, July 16.  The addition of these 12 players will bring the Cardinals to a combined 60 players participating in their primary St. Louis Cardinals Summer Camp and at their Alternate Training Site.