News from the St. Louis Cardinals instructional camp in Jupiter, Florida. Carson Kelly had a blast…
Interview: Cards OF prospect Charlie Tilson
Charlie Tilson was excited to get on a baseball field again as an active player – even if it was only the recently-concluded St. Louis Cardinals' instructional league camp in Jupiter, Fla. Tilson 2012 was mostly a washout the 19-year-old. The brief time he played for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals and Johnson City last season after St. Louis drafted him in the second round out of New Trier High School in north suburban Chicago was infinitely longer than his active time this season. Near the end of spring training, the outfielder dislocated his right, non-throwing shoulder and tore the labrum making a diving catch. Tilson had surgery to repair the labrum in mid-May. During instructional league camp, Tilson spoke about his injury, rehab and view of 2013 and beyond. (5:53) Link to earlier interviews in this series: Cardinals minor league pitching coordinator Brent Strom Cardinals minor league hitting coordinator Derrick May Cardinals New York-Penn League manager Dann Bilardello Cardinals international director Moises Rodriguez Springfield manager Mike Shildt Johnson City manager Oliver Marmol Cardinals third base prospect Patrick Wisdom What's coming next? Other exclusive interviews ahead in this series include James Ramsey, Carson Kelly and Steve Bean. Brian Walton can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also catch his Cardinals commentary daily at The Cardinal Nation blog. Follow Brian on Twitter. © 2012 The Cardinal Nation, thecardinalnation.com and stlcardinals.scout.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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