mark-mcguire.jpgJUPITER (AP) _ Mark McGwire has made his first appearance at spring training.

The St. Louis Cardinals' new batting instructor showed up early on Wednesday, the report date for pitchers and catchers. McGwire arrived at Roger Dean Stadium shortly after 9 a.m. CDT toting a couple of bags and asking assembled reporters “Where do I go?''

Though he asked one question, he didn't take any while hustling past media.

The team had a staff meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. McGwire will don the uniform number 25 that the Cardinals have not used since he retired after the 2001 season.

The 46-year-old McGwire is returning to baseball a little more than a month after admitting he used steroids during his time as baseball's home run king in the late 1990s.

Pictured above is Mark McGwire.