Mike Matheny is still waiting for rookie left-hander John Gast to show some emotion.
''He's the same all the time ... he never smiles,'' the St. Louis manager said. ''Real even keel.''
Gast used that business-like approach to pick up a win in his major league debut Tuesday night.
Carlos Beltran drove in four runs and Gast threw six solid innings...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny returned to the club Thursday after undergoing back surgery Monday in St. Louis.
Matheny was best with severe pain for several days, stemming from a ruptured disc in his back that caused particles to come into contact with a nerve. Surgeons found and removed four particles during a 90-minute procedure, known as a microdiscectomy...
JUPITER, Fla. - Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will return to St. Louis to have a procedure done on his ailing back Monday.
General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the news Saturday night.
Matheny, who has dealt with severe back pain for several days, will fly to St. Louis following Sunday's exhibition game against the New York Mets and have surgery Monday morning. He's...
VIERA, Fla. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will have an epidural shot Monday to try and help relieve severe pain stemming from a ruptured disc in his back.
Matheny could eventually be forced to undergo surgery if the condition does not improve. The pain increased in recent days when the disc ruptured and one of the particles began pushing up against a nerve.
"Today is going...
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has a ruptured disk in his back.
Matheny, a major league catcher from 1994-06, is scheduled to have an epidural injection Monday to reduce inflammation and get a particle off a nerve. If the injection doesn't help alleviate pain, he said surgery would "have to be something we would consider."
Starting his second season as the...
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March 03, 2013
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had quite a debut as Major League Baseball manager in 2012. Matheny led the Cardinals to within one game of a World Series appearance in his first season as the Cardinals' skipper. While Matheny won in a big way on the field and in the dugout in 2012, he lost a lot financially recently thanks to a court decision that did not go his way...
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny served as "bullpen catcher" during the middle of the ninth inning on Sunday. - (Photo credit: Ranken Jordan)
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is just a few years removed from playing behind the plate everyday throughout the grueling 162 game baseball season.
At 41 years of age, Matheny is still a pretty fit guy. The...
ST. LOUIS - Cardinals manager Mike Matheny thought it was odd when he realized he hadn't seen any of his players walk by his office before the start of their game against the Atlanta Braves Friday night.
Then he realized they had snuck out.
Hoping to catch their skipper at his own game, players hurried out a back door and onto the field in time for the national anthem. Because...
FAIR IS FAIR
Mike Matheny fines St. Louis Cardinals players $50 every time they miss the National Anthem, and he has even admitted to fining himself twice for missing it. The money goes to charity.
The new manager of the World Series champs is allegedly dealing with roughly $4 million in real estate debt. Fortunately, he has a decent job.