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Gant throws hat into the ring as potential Cardinals starter

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong smiles as he walks to a drill after taking batting practice before the start of Cardinals spring training on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Pitchers and catchers official report day is tomorrow on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Photo by Laurie Skrivan,

Laurie Skrivan

JUPITER, Fla. — While Democratic presidential hopefuls are dropping out daily, candidates for a Cardinals’ starting position seemingly are increasing. John Gant threw his hat into the ring Saturday.

Gant, who made all 64 of his appearances for the Cardinals in relief in 2019 after starting 19 games the previous season, ripped off four scoreless innings against the Houston Astros Saturday, holding them to one hit.