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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.
Carpenter has yet to pitch in game action this season after also missing most of 2012 due to thoracic outlet syndrome, a nerve ailment. After a spring 2013 setback, many wondered if his playing career might be over. However, his condition improved and Carpenter began his comeback in May.
While any schedule has to be considered extremely tentative, Carpenter pitching effectively every fifth day could lead to this scenario:
Monday, July 15: Springfield vs. Arkansas
Saturday, July 20: Memphis vs. Oklahoma City
Thursday, July 25: Memphis vs. Round Rock
Tuesday, July 30: St. Louis at Pittsburgh (doubleheader)
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MLB umpires are getting out of hand and the league is doing little about it.
Last night's game between the Cubs and Cardinals was yet another example of an umpire trying to make himself bigger than the game.
After getting called out on strikes last night, Matt Adams questioned the call on his way back to the dugout. It was a mild and low-key protest, but apparently, this...
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals All-Star right-hander Adam Wainwright has a dilemma.
He would like to pitch in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
But caring teammate that he is, he would like even more for Cardinals closer Edward Mujica to pitch in the All-Star Game.
Wainwright so badly wants his teammate to make his first All-Star team that he gladly would give up his...
The St. Louis Cardinals may soon be listing Matt Holliday along with the ever-increasing list of players to be hit with a hamstring issue this season. Holliday had to be removed from last night's game when his hamstring tightened up on him. This does not mean he has a strain, but it is a sign.
#Cardinals OF Matt Holliday left game with what's been called "right...
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...
The St. Louis Cardinals traded struggling reliever Mitchell Boggs to Colorado on Tuesday for the Rockies' international signing bonus slot No. 4.
In other news, St. Louis released veteran infielder Ty Wigginton and selected the contract of catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Memphis. All-Star catcher Yadier Molina returned to the starting lineup against Houston after missing two...
NEVER A BAD TIME
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was able to accomplish a rare feat: he was ejected from a game after it already had ended.
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...
Frightened St. Louis Cardinals fans can rest easy now knowing Yadier Molina is back. Despite the fact that it was previously reported that Molina had no structural damage in his injured knee. Molina went for an MRI over the weekend and was out of action for two games until last night.
Molina returned and went 0 for 2 with a walk and a run scored last night. The Cardinals...
The St. Louis Cardinals have made a couple of major roster moves that could impact the big club for the rest of the season. These roster moves have caused a domino effect throughout the system. First lets look at the move that happened on Thursday affecting the Cardinals bullpen, then we will get to the domino effect of catchers.
Carlos Martinez recalled from Memphis, Michael Blazek...
ST. LOUIS -- When top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez was sent from the Cardinals to Memphis in late May, the club said it wanted to prepare him to start.
Those plans apparently have been put on hold. With the Cardinals' bullpen running short on rested arms, Martinez has been promoted from Triple-A Memphis and another rookie who had been working as a reliever, Michael Blazek...
(via CardinalsFarm.com) It has been a while since we looked at some hot and cold prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. We will begin with probably the hottest and most intriguing prospects to pop up since the short season teams began play. Remember, we are only looking at position players.
Hot Prospects with their stats from the last 10 games
Kenny Peoples-Walls - ...
CHICAGO -- Carlos Beltran had three hits and drove in a run, while reliever-turned-starter Joe Kelly (1-3) won his first game of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday at Wrigley Field.
Beltran was a homer short of hitting for the cycle, with a run-scoring triple, double and single as the Cardinals bounced back from Thursday night's loss to the...
While the St. Louis Cardinals sit atop the NL Central and the Chicago Cubs find themselves near the bottom, manager Dale Sveum's club isn't to be overlooked.
The Cubs try to keep rolling Friday when they continue a four-game set against the visiting Cardinals, who could be without Matt Holliday.
Fourth-place Chicago (41-49) has won five of six and 16 of 27 after taking...
Adam Wainwright picked up his National League-tying 12th win with seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit his team-high 13th home run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-5 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Matt Carpenter had three hits and drove in three runs for St. Louis, which has won four in a row and five of six.
Houston dropped its ninth in the last 11...
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...