Carlos Villanueva delivers a pitch during Spring Training for the Chicago Cubs. Villanueva went 5-7 for the Cubs in 2014 over 77.2 innings. Rick Scuteri/AP Photo The Cardinals have been opportunistic in seeking out additions to their pitching staff, and on Wednesday, they may have added the final piece of their puzzle. Desiring a long reliever and spot starter to provide depth for...
ST. LOUIS -- Since the Winter Meetings, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has talked about adding a pitcher.
From Day One, Mozeliak indicated he was looking for someone to provide depth, not a big-name, big-money starter. His public proclamations, of course, have done little to slow speculation that the Cardinals were pursuing an ace. They were linked to just about every big...
VETERAN RHP WILL BE AMONG INVITEES TO TEAM’S MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 4, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed veteran right-handed pitcherCarlos Villanueva to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to the team’s Major League Spring Training Camp. Cardinals’ pitchers and catchers report to [...]
11:59 PM (Eastern) tonight is the deadline to acqure a player from another organization or sign a free-agent so that the player would be eligible for the club's post-season playoff roster. The player does NOT have to be added to the club's MLB Active List (25-man roster) prior to the 11:59 PM deadline to be playoff eligible, however. He just has to be under club control by the...
Philadelphia Phillies (3-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-4)
PHI: RHP A.J. Burnett (0-0, 1.50)
CHI: RHP Carlos Villanueva (0-2, 13.50)
Time: 2:20, Wrigley Field
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 54
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Note for Tonight:
The Phillies will be looking to bring out the brooms on Sunday afternoon, as they attempt to sweep the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley...
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In another close Opening Day for the Cubs, the Pirates emerged victorious by the score of 1-0. Neil Walker’s 10th inning blast off of Carlos Villanueva had the home crowd celebrating what is sure to be a successful season for the Pirates. Cubs fans immediately found themselves wishing for more time, knowing that sooner or later the...
We continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players and you get two today since yesterday I was unable to blog because of, well, life. Here are today’s picks:
#11 – Carlos Villanueva
Born : November 28, 1983
Birthplace: Santiago, DR
Bats: Right. Throws: Right
MLB Debut: May 23, 2006 (Brewers)
He’s been with the Cubs since...