Tag:St. Louis Cardinals
Posted on: April 7, 2010 7:14 pm

Cards move Garcia to Saturday start

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Dispatch reports the Cardinals will start Jamie Garcia on Saturday at the Brewers instead of the originally scheduled Sunday.

"I don’t think Sunday night is a great first start for Garcia. It’s dumping something extra on him that he doesn’t need," said manager Tony La Russa, referring to Sunday's night's game being on national television.

The lefty pitched in 10 games in 2008, before having to face Tommy John surgery. He returned late last season and pitched in nine games in the minors.

Category: MLB
Posted on: March 25, 2010 11:44 am

Opening day doubt for Cards' Molina

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Dispatch reports that Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina might not be ready for opening day. The Gold Glove winner suffered an oblique strain on Wednesday.

Molina batted .293 with six home runs and 54 RBI last season.

Posted on: March 22, 2010 2:11 pm
Edited on: March 22, 2010 2:20 pm

Pujols suffering from stiff back

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Dispatch reports St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a stiff back.

A Cardinals official said Pujols was scratched so that he could have his back checked.

Posted on: February 15, 2010 11:16 am
Edited on: February 16, 2010 8:10 am

Lefty Mulder to retire

TMJ4 in Milwaukee is reporting left-hander Mark Mulder has decided to retire. The nine-year veteran hasn't pitched a full season since 2005 after having rotator cuff surgery.

If the report is true, the two-time All Star will finish his career 103-60 with a 4.18 ERA. He led the AL with 21 victories in 2001, finishing second to Roger Clemens in the Cy Young race.

The Michigan State product started his major league career in 2000 with Oakland, where he was 81-42 with a 3.92 ERA over five seasons. He signed as a free agent with St. Louis, where he was only able to pitch one full season, going 16-8 with a 3.64 ERA in 2005. Because of the shoulder injury, he managed just 23 starts from 2006 on, struggling to a 6-10 mark and failing to record a victory in his final two seasons.

Pitching in seven postseason games -- four with the A's and three with the Cardinals -- Mulder was 3-4 with 2.34 ERA. He never pitched in the World Series, though he won a ring with the Cardinals in 2006 despite not being on the postseson roster.

Posted on: February 11, 2010 2:40 pm

Cardinals optimistic Ryan ready for opening day

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Dispatch reports that the Cardinals believe shortstop Brendan Ryan will be ready for the regular-season opener.

Ryan, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist Tuesday, is expected to start rehabbing next week and won't swing a bat for 3-6 weeks.

Ryan, who is about to begin his fourth year in the majors, batted .292 with three home runs and 37 RBI last season for the Cardinals.

If Ryan isn't ready, Tyler Greene and Julio Lugo are possible replacements at short.

Posted on: January 26, 2010 1:00 pm

Cardinals out of the mix for Edmonds

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat has learned that the potential suitors for Jim Edmonds has been narrowed to two teams and that the Cardinals are not one of those teams.

It is not known if the two clubs still involved in negotiations with Edmonds are offering him a major-league roster spot or if he would still have to go to spring training as a non-roster player and try to make the team.
Posted on: January 19, 2010 11:11 am

Could Pujols test the free agent market?

Earlier this offseason, Albert Pujols said the Cardinals should first address Matt Holliday before turning attention to his deal.  However, the St. Louis Post-Dispach reports that Pujols' stance has changed slightly.

The three-time NL Most Valuable Player insists he remains in no hurry to discuss a long-term contract extension and is open to the possibility of pursuing free agency after the 2011 season.

Pujols said, "Right now, we've got a couple years. I don't need to worry about that right now. Right now, my job is to let my agent do the talking. We're open to talking about it. But I tell you: When the season starts, we're not talking about it."

Posted on: January 19, 2010 10:41 am

Will Edmonds attempt a comeback?

CF Jim Edmonds is serious with his attempt at a comeback with the Cardinals. He went public with the request and will have conversations with the club's managment in the next few days, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch .

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said it's possible the club could make one or two additions before opening day. Manager Tony La Russa said his priority would be to add a position player who could play both third base and the outfield. The Cardinals had expressed interest in unsigned free agent Felipe Lopez for that role before signing Matt Holliday. Mozeliak also has talked about adding depth in the bullpen.

Both La Russa and Mozeliak agree there is an opening for a lefthanded bat off the bench. The question now is whether Edmonds is the man more than a year after his final plate appearance.

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