Found January 17, 2012 on
Fox Sports Midwest:
Courtesy St. Louis Cardinals Media Relations
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that righthanded pitcher Kyle McClellan has agreed to terms ona one-year contract with the club, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms of the deal are not disclosed.
McClellan, 27, split his time between starter and reliever in 2011. In 17 starts he accumulated a 6-6 record with a 4.21 ERA and was 6-1 in 26 relief appearances. McClellan stepped into the starting rotation after a pre-season injurty to Adam Wainwright and stayed in that role until the Cardinals traded for pitcher Edwin Jackson at the trade deadline.
A St. Louis native and first-round draft pick of the Cardinals in 2002, McClellan has four years of service with the club after making his Major League debut in 2008. He has a 19-22 record with St. Louis, with a 3.61 ERA in 245 games, 17 starts.
Pitcher Jason Motte is the only arbitration eligible player to remain unsigned.
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Having returned from covering the St. Louis Cardinals’ annual Winter Warm-Up this past weekend, I thought I would share some miscellaneous thoughts and experiences.
Another one rides the bus (not)
After interviewing about 30 players and executives over the course of the weekend, it got to be kind of funny as the same media members tended to ask the same questions over and over...
No St. Louis Cardinals player can be happier to have Carlos Beltran on their side than pitcher Kyle Lohse.
The new right fielder is a .564 career hitter against Lohse with four home runs, six doubles and 12 RBIs. Add in 11 walks and the switch-hitting Beltran has a stunning .647 on-base percentage.
Lohse, a 14-game winner last year, joked at the team's Winter Warmup that Beltran...
The Cardinals and pitcher Kyle McClellan avoided arbitration on Tuesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal shortly before they would have exchanged arbitration figures. The club did not disclose the value of the contract.
The question isn’t whether Carlos Beltran can still hit, it’s whether or not he can stay healthy. For two seasons before 2011, Beltran struggled to play more than 81 games, but he managed to stay healthy enough to play in 142 games last year. The batting average and the power was there (.300 and 22 HR), but the same bothersome knee knocked him out for two weeks in August. That’s...
President Barack Obama on Tuesday dubbed the St. Louis Cardinals the ''greatest comeback team in the history of baseball'' thanks to their thrilling late-season charge into the playoffs and death-defying, seven-game triumph in last November's World Series.
The Cardinals were 10 1/2 games back at the end of August, but rallied to win a National League wild card...
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St. Louis Cardinals first base prospect Xavier Scruggs wraps up his reports from winter ball in Colombia.
Two familiar faces were missing when the St. Louis Cardinals paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday.
Former manager Tony La Russa and long-time Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols were not in attendance as President Barack Obama and the first lady welcomed the reigning World Series champions.
La Russa retired shortly after St. Louis topped the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of the World...
Press interviews from the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up on Monday, January 16.
President Obama is hailing the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals as heroes _ and calling them the "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball."
The St. Louis Cardinals visited the White House to celebrate their 2011 World Series win.
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