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Cardinals activate Freese for home opener

Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to todays home opener against the Cincinnati Reds that they have activated third baseman David Freese from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Ryan Jackson to Memphis (AAA). Freese had been on the disabled list since March 23 due to a lower back strain. Freese appeared in three games...

Cardinals activate David Freese for home opener

Third baseman David Freese was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals and batted sixth in Monday's home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. ''This is a day I don't ever want to miss,'' said Freese, who grew up a Cardinals fan in suburban St. Louis. ''I know one day it's going to come to an end, but as many times as...

Jason Motte has torn UCL. Could Michael Wacha be an option as closer?

According to Jennifer Langosch, an MRI on Jason Motte's arm today revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament.  He will be shut down until May 1st and then checked again for any improvement.  If none, he will likely undergo Tommy John surgery. This is a big blow for a Cardinals bullpen that has struggled so far this year.  With their closer likely out for the year...

Cardinals bullpen is struggling without Jason Motte

After a quality start against the Reds today, Jaime Garcia got to sit on the bench and watch the Cardinals bullpen implode, costing him a win and the Cards the game. Trevor Rosenthal started it off by blowing a save in the 8th, giving up a run to tie the game, before Mitchell Boggs and Marc Rzepczynski came on in the 9th to allow a combined 9 runs and make a close game into a laugher...

Boggs takes blame for Opening Day letdown

ST. LOUIS When Mike Matheny pulled Jaime Garcia, the Cardinals manager knew the starting pitcher had done enough to earn a win. "He did a nice job taking us deep," Matheny said. "That's where we wanted to be." Garcia through 6 23 innings. He notched a career-high 10 strikeouts, and surrendered just three runs. The Cardinals led by one, and the team'...

Cardinals' Jason Motte to undergo MRI on elbow today

With Jason Motte on the disabled list the Cardinals have had to look elsewhere for help at closer.  However, the club and Motte would like to know exactly how long they have to use someone besides Motte at the end of games.  Hopefully an MRI will help set a definitive timeframe. Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com says Motte is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right elbow today...

Motte not cleared to throw, might need surgery

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte faces reconstructive elbow surgery if his condition does not improve in the next three weeks or so. It would be another huge blow to a team that has already lost pitcher Chris Carpenter and shortstop Rafael Furcal for the season. The Cardinals pretty much stood pat after losing to the San Francisco Giants in the NL championship...

A little bit of everything from Opening Day

Jim Edmonds gave a heads up at 9:35 a.m. The former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and current FOX Sports Midwest analyst, during radio interview Monday morning, tried to explain what anyone headed toward Busch Stadium would find. "It's something you get jacked up for," Edmonds said of the Cardinals home opener. "And you know how special it is." Here'...

St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn strikes out 10 against Reds

Coming off their 13-4 opening day loss to the Cincinnati Reds, the St. Louis Cardinals needed a big performance from starter Lance Lynn and on Tuesday night, they got it. Lynn tossed six innings against the high-powered Reds lineup and allowed just one run on four hits while walking only one. The most impressive thing about Lynn's performance was that he struck out 10 Reds...

Cards welcome Reds to town for Opening Day

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Stan Musial tributes factor heavily into the St. Louis Cardinals' opening homestand. That means several opportunities to draw on that inspiration. There'll be even more pomp than usual before the Cardinals begin a three-game series Monday against the NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds. Along with the annual motorcade delivering the team and several of its...

Lynn strikes out 10 as Cardinals top Reds 5-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Lance Lynn struck out 10 in six sharp innings and rookie Matt Adams connected for his first career pinch-hit homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Tuesday night. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (1-1) retired the first 15 batters. The Cardinals broke through in the sixth, with Adams hitting a two-run homer and Allen Craig and Carlos Beltran also...

Cardinals 5, Reds 1

Lance Lynn struck out 10 in six sharp innings and rookie Matt Adams connected for his first career pinch-hit homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Tuesday night. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (1-1) retired the first 15 batters. The Cardinals broke through in the sixth, with Adams hitting a two-run homer and Allen Craig and Carlos Beltran also driving in...
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