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Cards' closing role still up for grabs

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:40:19 EDT

The Cardinals will break camp with no concrete answer to their ninth-inning question.

Hicks holds Marlins to 2 ER in callup outing

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:30:48 EDT

After sending enticing pitching prospect Jordan Hicks to Minor League camp early for a reason that had nothing to do with his arm, the Cardinals often spoke of returning Hicks to big league camp sometime before the end of spring. That day came Wednesday, when Hicks made a 2 2/3-inning cameo in the Cardinals' 13-6 win over the Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

Bader among top prospect performers

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:47:44 EDT

Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader was among top prospect performers in Spring Training on Wednesday.

How will Cardinals use top prospect Reyes?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:30:44 EDT

For months, Cardinals officials have only been specific about Alex Reyes' role when outlining how the club's No. 1 prospect won't be handled. In this arena, the club has employed some hard and fast rules.

Cards keeping starters close to vest vs. Mets

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:27:54 EDT

Matt Harvey started for the Mets against the Cardinals on Tuesday, meaning he likely won't pitch when it counts next weekend against St. Louis at Citi Field. Meanwhile, the Cardinals stretched Adam Wainwright out to 90 pitches on the back fields precisely because he will pitch in New York in that Opening Series.

Prospect report: Cardinals camp

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:54:34 EDT

Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the upcoming season. Some compete for jobs in big league camp, while others vie for spots on Minor League affiliates. MLB Pipeline will visit all 30 camps this spring, and today we check in on the Cardinals.

Cards holiday, special event uniforms unveiled

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:36:34 EDT

Major League Baseball on Monday unveiled the full lineup of holiday and special event uniforms that will be worn in 2018.

Cardinals' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:44:51 EDT

Who do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

Cards confident in postseason return in '18

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:00:00 EDT

At no point since the turn of the century have three straight postseasons been played without trips to St. Louis. The Cardinals have sat out the past two, after last year's playoff hopes were dashed -- by the rival Cubs -- with three games to go in the 2017 season.

Prospect Q&A: Cards' Conner Greene

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:37:03 EDT

As part of MLB Pipeline's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we're sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Cardinals camp, it was St. Louis' No. 21 prospect, Conner Greene.

Prospects Kelly, Flaherty optioned amid moves

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:47:51 EDT

Cardinals officials still envision a day when Jack Flaherty and Carson Kelly comprise a high-ceiling battery in St. Louis. But the realities of their current roster still keep that day earmarked for sometime in the future.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:17:47 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Cardinals' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

Cards GM describes his path to success

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:45:19 EDT

On this week's episode of the Executive Access podcast, Cardinals GM Michael Girsch looks back at the decision to leave his business career to pursue his dream of working in Major League Baseball. Girsch, who was named as St. Louis' GM last summer, discusses his ascent through the organization, why fans think they can run Major League teams better than those who actually do and why the Albert Pujols free agent negotiations literally made him sick to his stomach.

Martinez's hot bat gives Cards decisions to mull

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:50:00 EDT

It wasn't difficult to see the force pushing Matt Carpenter around the infield, the Cardinals' ostensible first baseman starting instead at third, then zigzagging over to second. It was the same force sending him scampering around the bases: Jose Martinez's bat.

Fire inside: Intensity fueling Mayers' success

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:54:57 EDT

The hard-throwing Mike Mayers has been one of the revelations of Cardinals camp, pushing triple digits with his fastball and holding opponents scoreless over nine total innings. Armed with two fewer pitches and a newfound intensity, the 26-year-old is pitching his way into St. Louis' long-term late-inning plans. Simply put, he's been lights out. And he credits a fire now burning from within.

Pena demonstrating skills, value behind plate

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:16:51 EDT

Mike Matheny can't help but keep track. Few former catchers can. When one of his backstops gets down and makes a big block, he notes it. When a pitch isn't received correctly, he notes that, too. Matheny is hard-wired to catalogue the little things, and in this category, catcher Francisco Pena continues to impress.

Using rules to advantage, Cards diversify 'pen

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:25:49 EDT

The Cardinals' bullpen split up on Friday, and for the first time in nearly a week, it blinked. Ryan Sherriff struggled in a four-run sixth against the Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla., while Tyler Lyons allowed a run in St. Louis' 4-2 win over the Marlins in Jupiter.

Arozarena among top prospect performers

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:19:33 EDT

Cardinals outfielder Randy Arozarena was among top prospect performers in Spring Training on Saturday.

For Bader, one game, two diving catches

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:25:36 EDT

For Bader, one game, two diving catches

Cards not tempted to start Reyes during spring

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:47:17 EDT

Though he continues to progress without any physical hiccups, Alex Reyes will not have his rehab program accelerated by the Cardinals just to allow the right-hander to appear in Grapefruit League games. Reyes will not pitch in a game before the regular season starts, pitching coach Mike Maddux said on Friday.

Flaherty adding to repertoire, racking up K's

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:38:35 EDT

It's a matter of if, not when Jack Flaherty will start in the big leagues. Barring injury to another arm, the 22-year chances to crack the Opening Day roster are slim, despite the swing-and-miss stuff he has flashed this spring. But Cardinals officials view him as the next man up, often interchanging him in conversations with the recovering Alex Reyes.

Oquendo unifying force in Cards clubhouse

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:18:51 EDT

A collaborative circle formed in a corner of the Cardinals clubhouse Thursday morning. Such congregations aren't rare around Yadier Molina's locker, where veteran players often gravitate while the eight-time All-Star holds court.

Internet blackout helping Waino excel in spring

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:47:39 EDT

Whatever this story says, good or bad, Adam Wainwright won't read it. The 36-year-old righty elevated a desire to avoid "distractions" to the top of his lengthy priority list this spring, in which he's hoping to prove that he's poised to bounce back from a career-worst season.

Flaherty's eight strikeouts lead top prospects

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:59:01 EDT

Jack Flaherty looked to be in midseason form as he cruised through a dominant start in the Cardinals 1-0 loss to the Orioles on Thursday afternoon. Flaherty fired five innings of one-run ball, giving up just three hits while striking out eight.

O'Neill's injuries make for disappointing spring

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:38:35 EDT

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny read the list of names in a businesnesslike tone, one after another, each a promising prospect, but none of them much of a surprise. Good young players flood big league camp each and every spring, and each and every spring, most eventually need to be reassigned.

Mozeliak answers fans' call in assembling Cards

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:05:04 EDT

John Mozeliak's Cardinals have played two World Series in the last five years and won one of them, but sometimes you get the idea that their fans have waited as long to win again as Indians fans have.

Carpenter feels 'great' in delayed spring debut

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:02:44 EDT

Matt Carpenter's slow, circuitous spring took a positive turn on Tuesday, out of the trainer's room, through the back alleys of Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and into the batter's box. There, he game-tested a balky back while showing an eye in midseason form, walking twice in a Grapefruit League debut weeks in the making.

Munoz flashes versatility in bid for roster spot

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:04:16 EDT

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny knew admittedly little about Yairo Munoz when the club acquired him from the A's this offseason as part of the deal that sent Stephen Piscotty to Oakland. So Matheny consulted one of his most trusted scouting confidants: his son, Tate, an outfielder in the Red Sox's organization who played against Munoz in the Minors.

Cards' biggest roster question: Who joins 'pen?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:48:46 EDT

The spring's second round of cuts hit Cardinals camp Sunday, bringing further into focus what the club's 25-man roster could look like come Opening Day.

Weaver putting new spin on old-school approach

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:57:53 EDT

By the end of last season, Luke Weaver says, opposing hitters began to figure him out. Few starting pitchers were more spin-averse than the 23-year-old righty, who navigated most of the 60 1/3-innings of his rookie season with just two distinct pitches, adding and subtracting from them all the way.

Cards' Martinez named Opening Day starter

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:32:21 EDT

There won't be any grand announcement, because Mike Matheny considers his choice for Opening Day starter something of a given. Of course it'll be Carlos Martinez on the mound when St. Louis opens the regular season in New York against the Mets on March 29. Who else?

Inbox: Top prospect Reyes to bullpen for '18?

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 15:19:50 EDT

With Opening Day less than three weeks away and Spring Training more than halfway complete, let's tackle a few burning questions that Cardinals fans have looking ahead to the 2018 season.

Kelly among top prospect performers

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:52:42 EDT

Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly was among top prospect performers on Saturday.

Mikolas turns in 'Majors' effort for Cardinals

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 21:50:46 EDT

Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas is looking to get back in the Major Leagues. If he continues to throw like he did in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Astros, it won't be long before he makes that much anticipated return.

Norris aiming to claim spot in Cards' bullpen

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 20:55:47 EDT

Cardinals right-hander Bud Norris is hoping the back end of the bullpen is where he continues his Major League career. The 33-year-old, who has 188 starts under his belt, had 19 saves in 23 opportunities last season with the Angels. It was a very different role that seemed to suit the nine-year veteran.

Martinez back to work, unveils cutter

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:21:06 EDT

Back on the hill, Carlos Martinez tried out a new pitch. The Cardinals ace is tinkering with a cutter this spring, and the few he introduced to Marlins hitters Thursday highlighted his return to game action following a one-start absence.

Perez must work to regain top prospect status

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:43:57 EDT

Somehow, Delvin Perez wasn't the youngest player to make his Grapefruit League debut Thursday. That distinction goes to 18-year-old Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who did so for the Blue Jays on the other side of the state.

Cecil faces batters for first time in 'B' game

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 17:14:17 EDT

When Cardinals left-hander Brett Cecil started a "B" game against the Marlins on Wednesday, his wife and children were watching from the bleachers on back field No. 1 at St. Louis' spring complex. It was the left-hander's first time throwing to hitters after a long offseason, as Cecil reported to camp a week late due to a family matter he's declined to disclose.

With future set, DeJong hammers out '18 goals

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 18:16:05 EDT

His future in St. Louis now secured, Paul DeJong is eyeing what's next. He has a vision of the type of player he can become, for what the next six, maybe seven, maybe eight years look like in red and white. And it hinges, well, on his vision, both in a literal and metaphorical sense. What he sees. How he recognizes. What he's looking for going forward, and at the plate.

DeJong a topic on Statcast Podcast

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 18:30:20 EDT

In the most recent episode of the Statcast™ Podcast, hosts Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers discuss the Paul DeJong contract extension, wonder why a useful player like Neil Walker hasn't yet found a home, investigate the data behind an interesting Billy Hamilton theoretical and discuss the new Statcast™ metrics to be unveiled at the upcoming SABR Analytics conference.

Flaherty among top prospect performers

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 23:14:30 EDT

Top prospects from around the game made a big impact in Spring Training action on Tuesday.