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ST. LOUIS -- Allen Craig keeps accumulating mementos.
He kept the 2011 World Series gear, the bats and the glove and the uniform. More recently, he set a clean, white envelope aside.
"I may frame it," the St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman said of his official invitation to the upcoming MLB All-Star Game.
When manager Mike Matheny entered the Cardinals' clubhouse with five sought-after invites in his hand following a 5-4 win against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, there was no guarantee Craig's name would be inked across one in black marker.
"I would be lying if I said I wasn't thinking about it," Craig said. "I think I had a pretty good first half. I put myself in the running. I was in the conversation. But, at the same time, I know how it works."
While Yadier Molina, Carlos Beltran and Adam Wainwright were locks, Craig was, to be honest, a bit of a crapshoot. He had played reliable defense at first base, carried a National League-b...
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In a somewhat surprising move, but one that was long overdue, the Cardinals release Ty Wigginton and called up catcher Rob Johnson from AAA Memphis. Johnson is needed as Yadier Molina is banged up and the Cards need an extra catcher for insurance.
However, this is only a temporary assignment for Johnson, as once Molina is healthy, its likely that Johnson will be sent back to AAA...
After another short outing by starter Shelby Miller, which required Seth Maness to pitch 2 innings and Edward Mujica to pitch his 6th consecutive game, the Cardinals needed a fresh arm in the pen. Thus, Carlos Martinez was recalled today, with Michael Blazek being sent to the minors.
This is likely just a short-term stint for Martinez, who will likely head back to Memphis during...
The comeback of St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter is ready to ramp up. The 38-year-old will make his first minor-league rehab appearance on Monday, July 15 at Double-A Springfield, where he is scheduled to throw about 60 pitches. Carp was pronounced ready to go after throwing a three-inning simulated game at Busch Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
It’s every baseball player’s dream to one day hear their name called in the MLB Draft. For most, this dream never becomes reality, but hard work and some God-given talent will surely help one’s chances. St. Joseph Regional High School’s ace pitcher, Rob Kaminsky, is about as dominant as you can get when on the mound. As a senior, Kaminsky went 13-1 with a 1.30 ERA and a K...
ST. LOUIS -- High on the list of Mike Matheny's assets as a manager is always having his players' backs. He is widely regarded as a player's manager and his players know he will protect them.
What, exactly, this means is a little beyond me. It's not like I've seen Matheny serving as a bodyguard for the Cardinals. But I did come across a telling example this...
Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is set to make his first minor league rehabilitation start next week.
The former Cy Young winner pitched a three-inning simulated game on Wednesday. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Carpenter will start Monday for Double-A Springfield.
Matheny said Carpenter will be limited to a pitch count in the ''60s-range'' in his first live...
Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is starting against the Braves on Saturday.
Holliday had been out since July 12 with a strained right hamstring.
With Holliday's return, Allen Craig is starting at first base. Craig played left field with Matt Adams at first base during Holliday's absence. Adams is not starting on...
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has left Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of tightness in his right hamstring.
Holliday clutched his hamstring when he was halfway to first base on a grounder to shortstop in the fourth inning and walked gingerly off the field after being tended to by a trainer.
He did not take the field in the bottom half.
The Cardinals have made a name for themselves among big league teams not only by winning lots of games (and rings), but for their young, power arms. Names like Miller, Siegrist, Butler, Maness, Rosenthal, Gast, and Lyons have become synonymous with an exciting trend for the Cardinals: a reliance on the farm system for a seemingly endless supply of power arms to bolster the pen. The...
The St. Louis Cardinals have traded struggling reliever Mitchell Boggs to Colorado for the Rockies' international signing bonus slot No. 4.
Boggs was 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA in 18 games for the Cardinals this season. He was demoted to Triple-A Memphis, where he went 0-2 with a 5.70 ERA in 18 games.
The 29-year-old right-hander went 13-15 with a 4.15 ERA in 232 games for St. Louis...
Six player moves affecting six levels were announced by the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.
The Baby Birds finished Tuesday with a 4-1 record. Winners were Memphis, Palm Beach, State College, and Johnson City. The GCL Cards were the only losers and Springfield and Peoria were off for the night.
In the upper minors, pitching carried the night for Memphis. Scott McGregor was solid and he was backed up by Sam Freeman and Fernando Salas. Tommy Pham had 2 hits including...
This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Wednesday July 10th, 2013.
Games – 15
AL Games – 6
NL Games – 6
IL Games – 3
American League Games (6):
Kansas City Royals (43-44) @ New York Yankees (48-42) – 7:05 PM
Wade Davis (4-7, 5.42) takes the mound for Kansas City in hopes to win a third game and the series against Ivan Nova (3-2, 4.09) and the Yankees. Kansas...