Mason Katz homers, Mike Mayers strikes out five in Wednesday action

It was a short commute for the Cardinals’ minor leaguers as they took on the Marlins’ minor leaguers on the Fish side of the complex today. Mason Katz, the Cardinals’ 4th round selection in 2013, hit his first home run playing for the Palm Beach squad. I still believe his likely destination is Peoria. Also for the Beach Birds Mike Mayers, the Birds’ 3rd round pick last year...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

An interview with St. Louis Cardinals’ player development guru Gary LaRocque

I am not sure if there is another team in Major League Baseball that does player development like the Cardinals do. 30 of the 38 players on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster have played in the Cards’ minor league system. Two more (Angel Castro and Randal Grichuk) will likely be “on the farm” in 2014. Gary LaRocque joined the Cardinals in 2008 as a Special Assistant to the GM....
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals ink free-agent pitcher Angel Castro

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PRESS RELEASE  Right-hander currently leading Dominican Winter League in ERA  ST. LOUIS MO - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today from Baseball's Winter Meetings that the team has signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Angel Castro to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2014 season. Castro, 31, has spent seven seasons in the minors since...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Redbirds add a pitcher, lose a slugger

The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings were held last week in Orlando, Florida and there was very limited action not only throughout Major League Baseball, but also within the Cardinals’ organization. Other than the Rule 5 Draft that was held on Thursday, the Cardinals were quiet. Let’s take a look at a couple of moves that were made that effect the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign RHP Angel Castro

The St. Louis Cardinals added pitching depth to their organization, signing right-hander Angel Castro to a one-year contract. The 31-year-old Castro is 4-3 with a 1.29 ERA in eight starts for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League and the Cardinals had spots open on their 40-man roster. He has spent seven seasons in the minors since being drafted by Detroit in 2006 and also played...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dominican Republic pitcher Angel Castro has one of better warmup routines you’ll see

Tweet   This year’s World Baseball Classic is in full swing and two of the tournament’s more talented teams went head-to-head on Thursday as the Dominican Republic faced off against Venezuela. With familiar names to MLB fans on the lineup cards like Elvis Andrus, Miguel Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval, Carlos Gonzalez, Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano, Edwin [...]
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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