Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
The Cardinals were not pleased by comments from second baseman Kolten Wong earlier this week. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he would rather be traded than be used as a platoon player, a possibility that has arisen in part because he is batting .184 with a .558 OPS this spring. Jedd Gyorko, who led the team in home runs last year, would be the right-handed part of any platoon. "I think his comments were a little tough given the fact we have other players playing well," general manager John Mozeliak told ESPN Wednesday. "Starting Sunday, we're playing to win. Whenever a player is trying to accomplish something in spring training, that can't be an excuse for why things aren't going well. Overall, we've had a very positive camp and I certainly don't want someone's comments to bring us down."