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Press interviews from the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up on Monday, January 16.

Cardinals 2012 Winter Warm-Up leftovers

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...

Beltran pickup gets big thumbs up from team

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...

Cards' Greene to get opportunity to start at second

ST. LOUIS Calling second base his spot to lose may be a little much at this point, but it appears Cardinals infielder Tyler Greene will get every opportunity to win a starting spot there this spring. With the return of Rafael Furcal at shortstop, general manager John Mozeliak said the Cardinals plan to give the 28-year-old Greene plenty of chances to win the competition at second...

Cardinals, McClellan avoid arbitration at $2.5M

The St. Louis Cardinals and right-hander Kyle McClellan have avoided arbitration by agreeing to $2.5 million, one-year deal. The 27-year-old McClellan replaced injured Adam Wainwright in the rotation last season and was 6-6 with a 4.21 ERA in 17 starts. He was moved to the bullpen after the acquisition of Edwin Jackson at the trade deadline and went 6-1 in 26 relief appearances...

News Release: Cardinals and Kyle McClellan Agree to Terms

Cardinals and Pitcher Kyle McClellan Agree To Terms on One Year Deal, Avoid Arbitration ST. LOUIS, MO., January 17, 2012 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that righthanded pitcher Kyle McClellan has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the club, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms were not disclosed. McClellan, 27, split his time between starter...

Schumaker prepared to compete in Spring Training

Arriving at Spring Training without a defined role is familiar territory for Skip Schumaker, whose versatility has left him shuffled around for years.

The Winter Warm Up: Day Two And A Numbers Game

Today at the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm Up, a slow morning turned rapid-fire with Matt Adams, Brandon Dickson, Daniel Descalso, and J.C. Romero all taking turns in front of reporters in a short span of time. Adams and Dickson will enter Spring Training trying to break camp with the big league club, having built reputations as important pieces of the Cardinal farm system already...

Berkman not worried about rigors of first base

Lance Berkman did his best to put to rest concerns about his knees last spring, insisting that playing in the outfield would provide less wear and tear on his legs than he would have experienced playing first.

Xavier Scruggs from Colombia, Week 8

St. Louis Cardinals first base prospect Xavier Scruggs wraps up his reports from winter ball in Colombia.

Minus two familiar faces, Cardinals visit White House

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...

Adam Wainwright shares his obsession with Tim Tebow

Adam Wainwright shares his obsession with Tim Tebow

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Audio: Sunday, 1/15

Press interviews from the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up on Sunday, January 15.

Here comes Carlos: Winter Warm-up Day 3

DOWNTOWN • A few nights ago, new St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran used his official Twitter feed to take his dilemma to the masses.

Cardinals confident despite Pujols' exit (AP)

Albert Pujols is long gone, and the St. Louis Cardinals seem just fine about defending their World Series title without him. Their fans, too. General manager John Mozeliak got a favorable reception at the team's annual Winter Warmup this weekend when he revisited the negotiations. Chairman Bill DeWitt is bullish about the moves made with the Pujols money.
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