Cardinals Shildt calls Astros' upheaval `healthy purge'

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt pauses in the dugout during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Shildt has edged out Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers to win NL Manager of the Year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis manager Mike Shildt described technology's rapid encroachment on baseball in recent years as ethically murky, expressing his satisfaction in Commissioner Rob Manfred's intention to cut down the use of in-game video.

He called the Houston Astros' upheaval "a healthy purge." Shildt and other Grapefruit League managers met with Manfred in North Port.

As expected, the commissioner addressed in-game use of technology, specifically video, to gain an advantage.