JOSE OQUENDO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oquendo to serve as special assistant to GM

Jose Oquendo, who vacated his role as the Cardinals' third-base coach in 2016 due to health issues, will soon be named a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak, as part of Oquendo's transition to a new role within the organization.
Via Cardinals.com
December 13, 2016

Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo to have knee surgery, miss season

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo will undergo right knee replacement surgery next month and won't return to the team this season. The 52-year-old Oquendo was in town Saturday to have the knee examined. He said the recovery time for the surgery is about six months. Oquendo has been the third base coach for 16 seasons. He was placed on medical leave...
Via Associated Press
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Oquendo won't return in 2016 after surgery

Jose Oquendo announced that he will be undergoing right knee replacement surgery next month, which will preclude him from returning to the Cardinals' coaching staff this season.
Via Cardinals.com
April 30, 2016

Oquendo unsure of future plans

Jose Oquendo knows how he'll spend the next few months. He'll be here in Florida, rigorously rehabbing a right knee that has been operated on twice since the end of the 2015 season, enjoying quality time with family and checking in on area minor leaguers.
Via Cardinals.com
March 28, 2016

The Secret Weapon Has Been Neutralized For At Least Part Of 2016

The Cardinals announced on Sunday that Jose Oquendo could miss the entire 2016 season as he recovers from knee surgery. Per ESPN: “(Doctors) are just concerned that he gets out there and does what he needs to do for this job, that it would certainly lead toward a replacement, which no one likes the idea of, right?” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “So, he’s just got to...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
March 28, 2016

Cards 3B coach Oquendo could miss season after knee surgery

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo could miss the season while recovering from surgery on his right knee. The team said Sunday that the 52-year-old former big league infielder was taking a medical leave of absence for rehabilitation. ''(Doctors) are just concerned that he gets out there and does what he needs to do for this job, that it would...
Via Associated Press
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo takes medical leave

JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals say third base coach Jose Oquendo is taking a medical leave of absence for "the foreseeable future."Oquendo missed several days earlier this spring when he traveled to St. Louis for knee surgery. He returned to camp on March 20, walking with the aid of crutches. He hasn't returned to the third base coach's box since the surgery.First base...
Via Associated Press
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cards' 3B coach Oquendo takes medical leave of absense

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals say third base coach Jose Oquendo is taking a medical leave of absence for ''the foreseeable future.'' Oquendo missed several days earlier this spring when he traveled to St. Louis for knee surgery. He returned to camp on March 20, walking with the aid of crutches. He hasn't returned to the third base coach's box since the surgery. First...
Via Associated Press
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Countdown To Cardinals: 11

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 11 First player/coach to wear #11:  Les Bell (1923) Last player/coach to wear #11:  Jose Oquendo (2014, coach) Player/coach to wear #11 in the most seasons: Oquendo (26 total, 16 as coach) Number of players/coaches to wear #11: 41 Last time not worn: 1962 Other interesting names tied to #11:  Pepper Martin (1939-40), Alvin [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

McNeal: Don't blame Oquendo for Cards' 3-2 loss to the Mets

Don't blame third-base coach Jose Oquendo for the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday night. Yes, his decision to send home Matt Carpenter backfired on the Cardinals. If Carpenter had stayed at third instead of being thrown out at home, there would have been only one out when Matt Holliday lofted a long fly to right. If Curtis Granderson then makes the catch in foul territory...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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