The Houston Astros took hard-throwing reliever Josh Fields from the Boston system Thursday with the overall first pick in the draft of players left off 40-man rosters.
The 27-year-old Fields was a combined 4-3 with 12 saves and a 2.01 ERA for Triple-A Pawtucket and Double-A Portland. The right-hander struck out 78 and walked 18 in 58 1-3 innings.
There were 15 players picked in...
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December 06, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Baseballs top executives met one final time before departing the winter meetings Thursday morning for the annual Rule 5 Draft. And the Cardinals were busy at the Minor League level.
The Cardinals did not select a player in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft and had none of their players taken among the 15 overall selections.
They did lose Steven Hill...
The St. Louis Cardinals added an infielder and a left-handed pitcher in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft. They also lost catcher Steven Hill.
Adam Reifer, Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill have been removed from the Cardinals’ 40-man roster.
ST. LOUIS -- Normally a team that takes a 6-0 lead after the first two innings should not have to worry too much about the game's final outs. Try telling that to the Philadelphia Phillies, who had to sweat the last two innings of their 10-9 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night. "Suspense is always good, as long as it comes out right," Phillies manager Charlie...
ST. LOUIS -- Normally a team that takes a 6-0 lead after the first two innings should not have to worry too much about the game's final outs. Try telling that to the Philadelphia Phillies, who had to sweat the end of their Thursday night game against the Cardinals. After watching the Cardinals battle back to wipe out 6-0 and 7-4 advantages, the Phillies got RBI singles by...
Final: Phillies 10, Cardinals 9.
WP: Raul Valdes (1-0)
LP: Fernando Salas (0-3)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
The 2012 season of Joe Blanton has been quite the story. In his first seven starts, he held a quality 2.81 ERA. In his last two starts (8.2 IP) however, he has allowed 13 runs and six home runs on 19 total hits.
After a combined offensive production of 33 hits between the...