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JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals and All-Star catcher Yadier Molina have tabled talks for a possible contract extension, at least for now.
Molina, who will make 7 million this year, enters the final year of what became a 5-year, 22.5 million deal after his option was picked up shortly after the World Series ended.
"We were talking for the last two weeks and we're not talking any longer, Molina said following the Cardinals first workout for pitchers and catchers Sunday afternoon. "I'm just trying to concentrate on winning another championship, not worrying about contracts.
Molina enjoyed his best offensive season of his career in 2011, setting career highs in batting average (.305), doubles (32), home runs (14), RBI (65), and runs scored (55).
The Cardinals and their fans know all about one of their star players entering the final year of a contract. Slugger Albert Pujols tabled talks until after last season with the two sides weren't able to come t...
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With the official reporting of St. Louis Cardinals pitchers and catchers to Jupiter, Fla. this weekend, the final questions have been resolved with respect to spring training uniform number assignments for the 60 players invited to major league camp.
The information follows below, presented in four formats. The first breaks out the 40-man roster players and the non-roster invitees...
The Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina have put discussions about a contract extension on hold after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement during a recent two-week period of talks.
The St. Louis Cardinals opened Spring Training camp Saturday with a markedly different cast compared to the past 16 seasons.
Former manager Tony La Russa wasn’t in Jupiter, Fla., this weekend to lead a new group of Cardinals through their calisthenics and everything that comes with the first few weeks of Spring Training. Instead, La Russa retired days after winning the World Series...
Cardinals reliever Jason Motte asserted himself as the team's
closer in 2011. But will he have a World Series hangover in 2012
after working more games and innings than any other season in
his career? - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Coming into the 2012 season, one of the biggest strengths of the St. Louis Cardinals, who will look to repeat as World Series Champions, looks...
Allen Craig's days are split primarily between the training room and the weight room. While his legs likely could handle light running, fielding drills or swings in the batting cage, the Cardinals would prefer that Craig first focus all his attention on improving his leg strength.
New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny inherits a ballclub that enters the 2012 season as the defending World Series Champions. But he also inherits a ballclub that is very different than the ones from years past. Former manager Tony La Russa, first baseman Albert Pujols, and pitching coach Dave Duncan are all gone for one reason or another. Matheny, in his rookie season...
The Cardinals have indicated that Chris Carpenter will play a large role in determining his spring workload, given that he is coming off a year in which he threw 237 1/3 regular-season innings and then another 36 in the postseason.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- So long, Albert Pujols. Happy trails, Tony La Russa. Timeout, Dave Duncan.
The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have had plenty of upheaval. Now they enter spring training looking for a new No. 3 hitter and breaking in a rookie manager and pitching coach. Time for the newcomers to step forward.
Before meeting with reporters, just steps from the closest...
Adam Wainwright's season-ending elbow injury last February was supposed to ruin the St. Louis Cardinals' season. Now, the former 20-game winner is healthy again, ready to rejoin a rotation that was strong enough to win it all without him. That's a major reason why the Cardinals are optimistic at the opening of their first spring training without Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa and Dave...
In 2005, Tyler Greene was a hot hitting shortstop from Georgia Tech projected to be a star at the major league level. Things haven't quite turned out that way for Greene, but the former first-round draft pick still boasts plenty of skill and could be an option for the Red Sox in the middle infield later this spring. Greene is currently in camp with the St. Louis Cardinals, who...
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has known Tony La Russa since they worked for the Chicago White Sox in the late 1970s.
So long, Albert Pujols. Happy trails, Tony La Russa. Timeout, Dave Duncan. The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have had plenty of upheaval. Now they enter spring training looking for a new No. 3 hitter and breaking in a rookie manager and pitching coach. Time for the newcomers to step forward. Before meeting with reporters, just steps from the closest of six practice fields...
JUPITER, Fla. — So long, Albert Pujols. Happy trails, Tony La Russa. Timeout, Dave Duncan.
JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny
made sure that his first day on field started with a message of
appreciation to his predecessor, Tony La Russa.
This idea of pairing the most experienced with the youngsters at camp was proposed by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and immediately embraced by the veterans.