The St. Louis Cardinals came to spring training with very few roster decisions to make. Most of those decisions have been reached in the last few days.
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.
BREAKING – The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later, according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News Leader.
The moments of brilliance for St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese come in flashes.
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed reliever Fernando Salas returned to the team Friday to start the second half of the regular season after a 56-day stint on the disabled list.
It has been a bit of an up and down year for Santana, but if he can build on his stellar June, and has a bit more luck, the wins will come.
Herrera entered the eighth inning of the game in Atlanta with the score tied at 2. He was ready to blow away the heart of the Braves’ lineup with his blazing fastball.
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 have promoted Carlos Martinez and optioned Mitchell Boggs to Memphis.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 Friday, but they had to survive another bad performance from reliever Mitchell Boggs while Joe Kelly once again proved he should be used more often.