Outdoor shower valve winterization

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So, we have an outdoor shower in massachusetts. Last fall, as people do, I forgot to drain the pipes and turn off the water to the outdoor shower. Of course, broken hot supply and Moen shower valve cracked. I had an unused delta shower set that I was going to use to replace, but an acquaintance said those don‘t winterize well and the cartridge would have to be removed every winter to ensure no damage. If the lines are drained and blown out, how could water get into the valve to cause problems? Anyone have similar concerns about delta valves in an outdoor shower? Didn’t find anything when googling. I guess I’m fine to get a new Moen valve body, but would prefer to use what I have onhand and try to save $100 or so.
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