• Left fielder Juan Pierre had a signed No. 20 Lou Brock jersey hanging from his locker as he packed for the start of the regular season.
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.