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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Yoenny Gonzalez has been suspended for 50 games for an unspecified violation of baseball's minor league drug program.
The 21-year-old, selected from Central Florida Community College in the eighth round of the 2012 amateur draft, was hitting .192 with no homers and 10 RBIs in 104 at-bats this season with Johnson City of the rookie level Appalachian League.
The suspension was announced Thursday. It's the 39th this year under the minor league program.
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The David Freese/Kolten Wong debate has been brewing for months for the Cardinals. Ever since Freese got off to a slow start, hitting just .163 in April and Wong turned on the heat with a .375/.420/.615 line in May for AAA Memphis.
Last week the Cardinals finally promoted their second baseman of the future, which left the future for Freese in question.
The immediate impact...
At the All-Star break, when the St. Louis Cardinals had the best record in baseball, their offense was the best in the league in a number of categories. The most impressive stat their offense held was their incredible conversion rate of driving runners in scoring position in to score. Their other-worldly batting average with runners in scoring position at the time even raised...
ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander Tyler Lyons will start Monday against the Reds, Carlos Martinez has returned from the minors to work out of the bullpen and Jake Westbrook has gone on the disabled list because of back stiffness.
Oh yeah, Edward Mujica says the soreness in his back right shoulder is better but not good enough for him to pitch Friday night when the Cardinals play host to...
ST. LOUIS -- They will welcome Kolten Wong to his new home tonight.
It will be a powerful display, this first meeting between a fan base that fancies itself the best in baseball and its second baseman of the foreseeable future.
But while the sound of tens of thousands of hands clapping all at once will force anyone with firing synapses to realize this moment is special, it will...
ST. LOUIS -- No Mujica? No problem. Not for the Cardinals and their kiddie corps of fireballers.
With closer Edward Mujica unavailable because of tightness in the back of his shoulder, manager Mike Matheny turned to a trio of rookies to preserve six innings of strong work by starter Joe Kelly Thursday night.
Each of the youngsters handled their inning with no problems. Kevin...
St. Louis Cardinals fans have grown very sick of seeing Jake Westbrook go out and perform poorly. The veteran sinker-baller, after posting a 2.88 ERA and a 5-4 record prior to the All-star game, is just 2-4 since with an eye-popping 7.53 ERA since.
Westbrook has been really bad, obviously, of late, particularly in August. His 11.02 ERA and .368 batting average against entering Wednesday’s...
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly is exactly where he wants to be in life. We know this because the the 25-year-old wrote an essay in elementary school that predicted his future. As of now, he’s right on schedule. Earlier this summer, Kelly shared a photo of the essay he wrote when he was […]
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Kelly pitched six effective innings, Matt Holliday broke out of a slump with two doubles and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Thursday night.
David Freese drove in two runs as St. Louis won for the fifth time in six games.
The Braves played without Jason Heyward, who is out with a broken right jaw after he was beaned during Wednesday's...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Mike Shannon, the former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman who has been a broadcaster for the team for more than 40 years, is recovering after heart surgery.
The Cardinals said Wednesday that Shannon, 74, is resting comfortably. The team said he had successful surgery Monday to replace his aorta valve.
"I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, heartfelt...
The Baby Birds finished Thursday with a 5-2 record as Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, State College, and Johnson City all won. Peoria and the GCL Cards were on the losing end. 2013 second round pick Oscar Mercado (pictured) hit his first professional home run in the GCL Cards loss.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score of each game:
Memphis rallies to...
After winning their third straight series and closing out a six game road trip at 4-2, the St. Louis Cardinals head back home for a seven game home-stand with four games against Atlanta and three games with Cincinnati.
With 36 games remaining in the regular season, the pennant chase is really heating up as teams start to scoreboard watch. Cardinals have 22 home games left and 14...
The St. Louis Cardinals are playing much better than the last time they were in the midst of a series with the Atlanta Braves.
Looking to continue their surge, the Cardinals try for a fourth consecutive win to secure their first series victory over the Braves in two years Saturday night at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis (75-53) scored three times while being swept at Atlanta from July...
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The St. Louis Cardinals use a radar system designed for golf to study everything about a pitcher’s delivery.
Adam Wainwright earned his NL-leading 15th win with his fifth complete game and had a key sacrifice fly to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Matt Holliday's 432-foot home run off Kris Medlen (10-12) snapped a sixth-inning tie for St. Louis, which took the first two games of a four-game set against the NL East leaders.