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Two St. Louis Cardinals players, Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina, plan to represent Puerto Rico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic to be held in March. Left-hander Jaime Garcia was announced as a member of Team Mexico.
Full rosters for the 16-team World Baseball Classic will be released in mid-January, with other Cardinals expected to participate.
Baseball Canada has announced the coaching staff that will lead its WBC entry.
Former Toronto Blue Jays catcher Ernie Whitt is returning as manager, reprising his role the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006 and again in 2009. Whitt will head a veteran staff that includes two coaches with Cardinals ties, Larry Walker (hitting/first base coach) and Stubby Clapp.
Others include Tim Leiper (third base coach), Denis Boucher (pitching coach), Paul Quantrill (bullpen/pitching coach), and Greg Hamilton (coach and Director of National Teams).
These coaches, with the exception of additions Clapp and Quantrill, also led Canada to vict...
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Back in 1985, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith became Major League Baseball’s highest-paid player when he made over $2 million per year. This past weekend, the retired shortstop cleared half of that again.
Smith sold 90 items of memorabilia from his personal collection through SCP Auctions. The total take was over $1.11 million, which includes a 10 percent buyers’ premium...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Cardinals utility man Skip Schumaker has informed the club that he would welcome a trade if they don't envision giving him more regular playing time next season.
Schumaker, who fell out of favor with manager Mike Matheny and was rarely used down the stretch, hit .276 and had a .339 on-base percentage in 107 games last season.
Mozeliak confirmed Monday that...
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has claimed plenty of hardware over the last month for his spectacular performance behind the plate for the Cardinals in 2012.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Molina would take home more hardware, this time winning the GIBBY as the Defensive Player of the Year in baseball.
Molina finished fourth in the National League MVP voting, but...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Cardinals have found their left-handed reliever. And apparently it was the one they wanted all along.
A club official confirmed Wednesday evening that a three-year deal is in place with veteran left-handed reliever Randy Choate, pending the completion of a physical Friday in St. Louis. The deal will reportedly pay him a total of 7.5 million.
Choate, 37, was...
So all those billion dollar TV deals you’ve been hearing about in baseball the past year? Like with the Dodgers, Yankees and Angels?
Well the Cardinals don’t have one of those.
Worse, the Cardinals just re-upped a couple of seasons ago with Fox Sports Midwest right before the TV rights deals started exploding and are now in the midst of a long term deal that will...
St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia last was seen on the mound in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. Garcia lasted just two innings and came under fire after it was revealed that Garcia did not tell manager Mike Matheny or any of the coaching staff that he was not one hundred percent before taking the hill.
Garcia was then removed from the roster after...
Former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith sold 13 of his Gold Glove awards for over $500k, according to multiple reports.
The Gold Gloves, along with the two World Series rings the Cardinals organization gave to him from the franchise's 2006 and 2011 championship runs, were sold at a sports memorabilia auction in California over the weekend.
In results of voting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame Pre-Integration Era Committee announced on Monday morning, two prominent St. Louis Cardinals figures from the past, owner Sam Breadon and shortstop Marty Marion, fell far short.
Both received three or less votes from a 16-member committee that elected umpire Hank O’Day, New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th Century...
Reliever Randy Choate and the St. Louis Cardinals have finalized a $7.5 million, three-year contract.
The deal was announced Friday, two days after it was agreed to at the winter meetings.
The 37-year-old left-hander tied for the major league lead with 80 pitching appearances this year, splitting the season between the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers. Choate is 11-11 with...
The St. Louis Cardinals reportedly plan to hire a familiar name as their new assistant hitting coach.
The St. Louis Cardinals entered the offseason with a shopping list that includes a shortstop and a left-handed relief pitcher. Unfortunately, those are currently two of the most talent-thin positions in Major League Baseball.
The Cardinals’ regular shortstop for the 2012 season, Rafael Furcal, hit .264 and had an on-base percentage of .325 in 121 games before he tore an elbow...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Cardinals have found their left-handed reliever.
Multiple reports Wednesday afternoon have the Cardinals agreeing to a deal with left-handed reliever Randy Choate, who held left-handed hitters to just a .158 batting average last season.
Choate, 37, posted a 3.03 ERA last season in 38 23 innings with the Marlins and Dodgers. In 12 big league seasons, hes held...
The St. Louis Cardinals have been looking for a left handed relief pitcher this off season. Today, they got their man.
Cards sign Choate, financials not available at this time
Randy Choate is a 37-year old left handed relief pitcher that has pitched for five teams in his twelve year major league career, spanning back to his rookie season in 2000 with the New York Yankees.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Cardinals chairman and principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr. walked through the lobby of the Gaylord Opryland Resort Monday morning, admittedly much more relaxed than this time a year ago.
"It's certainly less busy," DeWitt told FOXSportsMidwest.com.
It was at last year's Winter Meetings in Dallas, Tex., when the Cardinals made a last-ditch effort...
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed left handed reliever Randy Choate to a three-year, $7.5mm deal, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports.
With the departure of Choate, the Dodgers will now need to look for a left hander for their bullpen as they have Paco Rodriguez who will probably be sent back to the minors for more seasoning and Scott Elbert who is recovering from offseason surgery...