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Spring training is generally the time of the year to focus on prospects that might have a shot to help the club in the future, and the St. Louis Cardinals might have already found two position players who can step into the regular lineup and fill important needs.
And those players are shortstop Pete Kozma and outfielder Oscar Taveras.
Kozma isn’t necessarily a prospect anymore after his 27-game stint with the Cardinals last September, but the team has thus far been reluctant to place much confidence in the 24-year-old shortstop.
However, Kozma hit .333 after he was called up to the big club last season, and he is hitting even better, .353, through the first week of spring training while also playing solid defense, especially compared to the other shortstop in camp, Ronny Cedeno, who had two awful throwing errors in Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.
The Cardinals also might desperately need Kozma once the season starts because of Rafael Furcal’s ongoing arm problems....
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Last September, with shortstop Rafael Furcal out and fill-in Pete Kozma excelling beyond anyone’s expectation, the St. Louis Cardinals eked out the last wild card spot and came to within one win of the World Series.
Fast forward six months and the club is in almost the exact same situation with its middle infield. Furcal’s elbow still has him sidelined indefinitely. Kozma remains...
VIERA, Fla. Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal suffered a recent setback while rehabbing from a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and has stopped all baseball-related activities.
Furcal reported progress earlier in the week and had hoped to begin playing in the field as early as Saturday. But things changed later in the week and an MRI taken Friday revealed Furcal has an...
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JUPITER, Fla. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have re-assigned catchers Adam Ehrlich and Jesus Montero and infielder Starlin Rodriguez to minor league camp. All three players were non-roster invitees.
Todays roster move reduces the number of players in camp to 55, however four of those players have departed for the World Baseball...
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal is getting a second opinion on his ailing elbow.
General manager John Mozeliak said Furcal would be examined Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews.
The 35-year-old Furcal is out indefinitely after reinjuring the elbow he hurt late last season. Furcal and the team elected to try rehab rather than reconstructive surgery in the offseason.
Rafael Furcal had hoped to make his spring training debut Sunday. Instead, the 35-year-old shortstop was told to stop baseball activities.
Trying to come back from a torn ligament in his right elbow, the three-time All-Star has been told he must have additional medical tests.
''He's just not feeling good, kind of went in a bad direction,'' Cardinals manager...
Many of the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects have made plenty of noise already this spring. Kolten Wong, Michael Wacha and Matt Adams have all been impressive and all have already appeared on our list of the Cardinals' top prospects.
We continue our ranking of the organization's top prospects today and coming in at No. 3 is a prospect you have heard very little...
The Cardinals, like most teams now have a full week of games under their belts that you may or may not be paying attention to. If you like basketball or hockey, you're probably a bit out of the loop of what happened last week.
So let's get caught up together.
Shane Robinson. He's batting .556 with 2 HR and 7 RBIs...
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall Of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson was born in 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. He spent his youth there, eventually graduating from Omaha Tech high school, where he was named to the All State Basketball team. He later attended Creighton University and eventually started his professional baseball career with the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in 1957, which was...
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal was supposed to make his 2013 Spring Training debut in the field over the weekend. Now he may not be playing at all in 2013.
The veteran 35-year-old shortstop suffered a set back in the rehab of his partially torn ligament in his throwing arm and the news is obviously not good [via Fox Sports Midwest]:
"He's just not...
Adam Wainwright struggled with location in his second spring-training start, giving up five runs and eight hits over three innings Saturday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.
Gio Gonzalez won his second exhibition start for the Nationals, allowing two runs and five hits in three innings.
Kurt Suzuki doubled off the Cardinals' ace leading off...
Today, we hit the NL Central. Can the Cubs start down the road to respectability? Will the Cardinals miss Chris Carpenter? Are the Pirates ready to put together a full season? And what impact does the loss of Houston have on expectations for the five teams that remain? Tune in at Eastern/2 Pacific and chime in on Facebook or @doviddobin on Twitter.
JUPITER, Fla. - Mike Matheny would gladly take the version of Pete Kozma the Cardinals saw in September and October if he's needed to play significant time this year with Rafael Furcal out.
"I think anybody would," Matheny said.
The 35-year-old Furcal has been shut down from all baseball activities due to renewed discomfort and pain stemming from a partially torn...