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.
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 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 St. Louis Cardinals opened the season in a competitive fashion in Arizona, splitting the first two games of the series, before dropping the final contest in a long, 16 inning affair last night. Here is a wrap on the series with three details from inside the series to walk away with.
It is a pivotal season for the up and down Fernando Salas, and he has potentially as tough of a future to determine as any arm on the roster. But where does he best fit in, if at all?
Whenever the World Baseball Classic rolls around, questions abound about who will participate in the tournament and whether or not that compromises their preparation, and later success, in the regular Major League Baseball season.
Among those 13, nine of them will come from the Kansas City organization.
The unofficial second half began Friday as the St. Louis Cardinals got back into action following the All Star Break.
The St. Louis Cardinals entered the 2012 season with a potent, yet aging, offense that was prone to injuries.
When the St. Louis Cardinals started the season with an 11-5 record and a substantial lead in the NL Central, everything looked sunny in Baseball Heaven.