Former and future players will head to Jonesboro for the Cardinals Caravan

JONESBORO, AR (Memphis Redbirds) – The Cardinals Caravan is coming to Jonesboro for the first time on Monday, January 16.

The Cardinals Caravan will take place at The Mall at Turtle Creek and begin at 12pm. 2011 Memphis Redbirds Tyler Greene and Pete Kozma and prospects Zack Cox and Ryan Jackson. Former Cardinals John Mabry, Alan Benes and Cal Eldred will also join the Caravan along with Cards broadcaster Rick Horton.

Greene split his 2011 season between Memphis and St. Louis, playing 66 games for the Redbirds while appearing in 58 games for the Cardinals. The career infielder batted .323 with 43 RBI and 19 stolen bases for the 'Birds while hitting .212 with 11 RBI and 11 stolen bases for the Cardinals. Kozma appeared in 112 games for the Redbirds last year, collecting 47 RBI while also making his major league debut, playing in 16 games for St. Louis with a .147 average and two runs scored.

Cox was the Cardinals first round pick in the 2010 draft out of the University of Arkansas and finished this past season with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals. Jackson spent the entire year with Springfield, leading the team in games played (135), hits (148), doubles (34) and walks (44). Mabry played as a Cardinal from 94-98 and again from 04-05, splitting his 2004 season between Memphis and St. Louis. Benes spent 95-01 with the Cardinals while also playing for the Redbirds in 2004 and 2006. Cal Eldred spent three seasons with the Cardinals from 2003-2005.

The event is free and will feature complimentary food and soft drinks. Players will discuss the past and upcoming seasons during a question and answer session with an autograph session to follow. For more information on the event call 870-935-6100.