• Matheny was deliberate in starting Yadier Molina at first base on Thursday, even though the Cardinals' manager does not intend to use Molina at the position during the regular season. Rather, Thursday's defensive assignment was dictated by the possibility that Molina could be needed at first during the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
• Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock arrived in Jupiter on Thursday and will serve as a guest instructor for the club through the end of March. Thursday also marked the final day that Willie McGee was to help out in camp.
• Seth Maness threw three scoreless innings in the Cardinals' morning 'B' game against the Marlins. Maness, the Cardinals' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012, had tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his first Grapefruit League appearance.
• The Budweiser Clydesdales pulled into town on Thursday morning and were escorted around the Roger Dean Stadium warning track prior to the Cardinals' game against the Marlins.