The visa problems are settled now it’s just a matter of getting players to camp for the St. Louis Cardinals. Right fielder Juan Encarnacion was one of four players invited to the Cardinals’ spring training in Jupiter, Florida, who were stuck in the Dominican Republic while their work visas got ironed out. He arrived to camp yesterday, while Hector Luna, Deivi Cruz and Juan Mateo missed flights and are expected today.
Position players were expected to report to camp for the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, though most arrived early. Reggie Sanders Esteban German and Alex Gordon all reported to Surprise, Arizona yesterday. Suiting up and helping out yesterday was Hall of Famer George Brett.