ST. LOUIS–This week, for the first time in his MLB career, Kolten Wong won’t be reporting to Jupiter, Florida for spring training. Instead, as a new member of the Milwaukee Brewers, he’s reporting to Phoenix, Arizona.
The Cardinals declined Wong’s 2021 contract option as the team sought financial flexibility, and while there was talk that a reunion could still come together this past offseason, it never came to pass.
This week, Wong released a farewell message through the Players Tribune, saluting the city of St. Louis, a place he admits he couldn’t have spotted on a map years ago, and the fans who cheered him on.
Wong’s Brewers are the scheduled opponents when the Cardinals open their 2021 home slate at Busch Stadium April 8.