Oscar Taveras, Maness among 16 invited to Jupiter

3:50 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
St. Louis Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras is killing it in the Dominican Winter League. Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE
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(KSDK Sports)  -- On Monday, The Cardinals announced the invite list of non-roster players who will be working out with the club this spring in Jupiter.  The 16 players include outfielder Oscar Taveras and right-handed pitcher Seth Maness their 2012 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

Joining Taveras and Maness among the non-roster invitees are 11 additional players who were developed within the Cardinals farm system, which recently was rated tops in baseball by Baseball America.

Pitching prospects Carlos Martinez and 2012 first round draft pick Michael Wacha will be joined by 2011 first round pick, infielder Kolten Wong. Catchers Rob Johnson and J.R. Towles join outfielder Justin Christian among the invitees with past Major League experience.

Cardinals' pitchers and catchers report to Jupiter, Fla. on Monday, February 11 and hold their first workout on Tuesday, February 12.

The Cardinals full squad reports on Thursday, February 14 and conducts its first workout on Friday, February 15, followed by their opening Grapefruit League contest on Saturday, February 23 against the Miami Marlins.

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