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Cardinals utility infielder Matt Carpenter is close to starting a rehab assignment after recovering from an oblique strain suffered on May 23rd. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
It was a but if a surprise when Matt Carpenter emerged out of spring training as one of the St. Louis Cardinals best and most versatile bench options for manager Mike Matheny.
It was an even bigger surprise that Carpenter was so productive when given a chance to play regularly due to various injuries to other regular players.
So when Carpenter suffered his own injury, an oblique strain on May 23rd, it was a huge blow because Carpenter was so capable of filling a variety of roles.
Good news is in the pipeline for the Cardinals and Carpenter as Matheny told reporters that Carpenter is "real close" to starting a rehab assignment and returning to the Cardinals in his "super utility" role.
Carpenter is hitting .288 on the season with three home runs and 20 RBI's in 39 games playe...
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ST. LOUIS Tony La Russa is getting the band back together again. At least for a July night in Kansas City.
As the manager of last year's World Series champion Cardinals, the retired La Russa will manage the National League squad in the July 10 All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium. And Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that La Russa's entire coaching staff from the...
It is rough enough that the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the visiting Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, but seeing the many missed scoring opportunities made it all the worse.
The Cardinals offense plated just one run despite rapping out 11 hits. Adam Wainwright pitched well for St. Louis, but took the loss primarily due to the lack of cover from the hitters. (Shane Robinson,...
Cardinals reliever Fernando Salas has returned after a short
stint with Triple AAA Memphis throwing the ball well and
has not allowed a run in his past three appearances. - Photo
courtesy of Getty Images
Throughout 2011, St. Louis Cardinals reliever Fernando Salas was among the most reliable bullpen options for then manager Tony La Russa. After starting the season with...
Michael Wacha, the St. Louis Cardinals' top pick in the draft, visited Busch Stadium after he signed his contract earlier Thursday.
The right-pitcher from Texas A&M was the No. 19 overall pick in the draft. Wacha was taken with the pick the Cardinals earned as compensation from the Angels for the free-agent departure of Albert Pujols over the winter.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound...
The Cardinals have had many problems this season, ranging from bullpen issues to the plethora of injuries. One of the biggest holes is at second base.
Coming into the season, this was a known issue, but the team decided to have a competition between former first round pick Tyler Greene and utility man Dan Descalso. Neither player appeased most of the fans (granted, there was the...
Lance Lynn struck out a career-high 12 to stay tied for the major league lead in wins and Carlos Beltran hit his NL-best 19th home run Wednesday night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the White Sox that ended Chicago's eight-game road winning streak.
Paul Konerko grounded into a game-ending double play with runners on first and third against Jason Motte...
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran said that he would
participate in the Home Run Derby this year if asked. - Photo
courtesy of Getty Images
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran has been better than advertised during his first season in St. Louis. After signing a two year, $26 million contract last winter to come to St. Louis, the often-injured outfielder has...
In listening to the post game press conference it is obvious something is off with this team. And Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sees it to. “You could see one team with a lot of confidence and the way they walk onto the field and the way they play the game, and I think you’re seeing a team on the other field that’s not so much,” he said following the Cardinals’ 6-1 loss...
Jake Westbrook pitched the Cardinals to a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. - Cardinals at Orioles June 28, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
David Freese became an instant lifetime hero during the 2011 World Series. On Thursday night against the Chicago White Sox, Freese channeled some of the magic from the last year's postseason.
Freese finished the...
The St. Louis Cardinals took their interleague home series over the Chicago White Sox two games to one with a Thursday night win.
Despite having their most productive hitter sidelined because of a stomach virus, the St. Louis Cardinals broke out of their prolonged slump in their last game.
Carlos Beltran is expected to return Friday night for what would be his first game against the visiting Kansas City Royals - the team that drafted him 17 years ago - in the season's first installment of the I-70 Series...
Outfielder Nick Martini from the St. Louis Cardinals’ Midwest League affiliate speaks.