Pierre, who said he's had the jersey for 10 years, noticed Brock in the Cardinals' dugout during a game last week and decided to bring the jersey from home.
Though he had a clubhouse attendant have Brock sign it, Pierre did meet the Hall of Famer. The jersey, which Pierre used to wear on Throwback Fridays, will now be framed.
"I've been a fan," Pierre said. "I'm from Louisiana, he's from Louisiana, and he stole bases. I didn't physically get to watch him, but I saw the highlights. That's a guy I always looked up. It's pretty cool. I don't get star struck too much, but it's cool for a guy like that to sign."
• Donovan Solano, who missed a little more than a week with a tight lower back, started at second base and hit second in the order for the Grapefruit League finale Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals. He was 0-for-3.
Solano played in a Triple-A game at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday. In 13 spring games, he is 14-for-39 (.359) with eight RBIs.
• Redmond has decided how his starting rotation will get work leading up to Opening Day.
Right-hander Henderson Alvarez, scheduled as the fourth starter, will throw a simulated game in Jupiter on Sunday. Right-hander Kevin Slowey, set to be the fifth man, will make the trip to New Orleans and throw a bullpen. He will be available Opening Day if the team needs him. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, who will pitch Wednesday's game in Washington, will throw a bullpen on Friday.
Christina De Nicola is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less