Jason Motte tore a ligament in his right elbow during spring training in 2013 and had Tommy John surgery to fix it, but that operation requires about a full year of rehab before a pitcher can return to the mound in a Major League Baseball game.
The St. Louis Cardinals called up their latest, greatest prospect Friday when they brought second baseman Kolten Wong to the major leagues.
In two sweeping moves on Tuesday afternoon, the Cardinal roster was rearranged by removing two of the most debated presences in the Cardinal organization, in Ty Wigginton and Mitchell Boggs.
The steady stream of players headed back and forth to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds should soon subside when right-handed starter Jake Westbrook makes his return to the team Friday against the Miami Marlins.
The St. Louis Cardinals might have finally cut ties with one veteran right-handed reliever Friday when they sent Mitchell Boggs back to the minors, but they need to say goodbye to another.
The St. Louis Cardinals jumped out to a 28-16 record through roughly the first quarter of the regular season, and while that is the best record in the National League, the team still has noticeable room for improvement.
The early season tailspin of the Cardinals season was due much in part the inability to close games out late. Yet, with his success closing out games raising his profile, it makes him a sleeper candidate for a guy having a huge contract year.
The St. Louis Cardinals began their yearly bullpen revolution early this year as three of the team’s projected relievers are already off the active 25-man roster just a month into the season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have promoted Carlos Martinez and optioned Mitchell Boggs to Memphis.
The Cardinals, returning back home after completing their first sweep of the season, experienced another set of firsts this weekend, of the less positive variety. But before the Cardinal rebound effort comes to the forefront, here’s a look back at three points to take from the series that was.