With the beginning of spring training comes all of the triumph and tragedy that accompanies every baseball season.
As the weather gets warm and baseball returns to the radio, teams often encounter many surprises as they take back to the field.
The St. Louis Cardinals have been no exception this year.
From utility players hitting like sluggers to golf balls to the eye socket, the Cardinals have already seen their fair share of excitement and adversity in 2013. In many cases, this has served to bring to conclusion various position battles and even reaffirm the importance of a few players.
Of course, some things simply aren’t surprising. Successful spring showings from Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras, for example, are no surprise.
Following is a complete list of surprises, busts and injuries from 2013 Cardinals spring training camp.