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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, has been sent back to Memphis, the club announced Thursday morning.
Martinez, who had been scheduled to start Thursday night in Nashville, is expected to join the Cardinals in time for the opener of a four-game series at Wrigley Field. Though the club did not immediately announce its plans for Martinez, he likely will fill a long-relief role this weekend.
Long man Joe Kelly is scheduled to start Friday night and would not be available to pitch Thursday night. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Thursday afternoon that Kelly also would start the first time the Cardinals need a fifth starter after the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
It’s every baseball player’s dream to one day hear their name called in the MLB Draft. For most, this dream never becomes reality, but hard work and some God-given talent will surely help one’s chances. St. Joseph Regional High School’s ace pitcher, Rob Kaminsky, is about as dominant as you can get when on the mound. As a senior, Kaminsky went 13-1 with a 1.30 ERA and a K...
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...
(via stlcupofjoe.com) Carson Kelly is an 18 year old prospect that some scouts project as the St. Louis Cardinals third baseman of the future. He was drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB draft by St. Louis.
He played his prep ball at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. After the draft, he was torn between going pro or attending his home-state school, the University...
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...
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.
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...
CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has left Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of tightness in his right hamstring.
Holliday clutched his hamstring when he was halfway to first base on a grounder to shortstop in the fourth inning and walked gingerly off the field after being tended to by a trainer.
He did not take the field in the bottom...
(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...