by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson received his first start on Tuesday night against the Pirates.
Robinson and manager Mike Matheny have had open communication about his role after the 28-year-old batted .438 during spring training, MLB.com reports.
"I'm at least more comfortable with understanding how things are working out and how they need to use me, why they want to use me in certain spots instead of others," Robinson said. "I'm on the same page with Mike. Nothing has been out of the ordinary. It's a lot easier that way when you know exactly what your manager is thinking and what he wants to do."
Robinson having torrid spring
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson has been one of the biggest surprises during spring training this year. Through March 10, Robinson only trails Alex Gordon in batting average with a .519 clip through 11 games. Robinson also has three homers, four doubles, 11 runs and 11 RBI.