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TONY CRUZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals rally from five down to beat Cubs 10-9

ST. LOUIS -- Tony Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double to cap a four-run seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-9 on Monday night for their seventh straight win. Mark Reynolds started the comeback for the NL Central leaders, who trailed 5-0 in the first, with his fourth career grand slam in the bottom of the inning. The Cardinals improved...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals put catcher Tony Cruz on paternity leave

CINCINNATI -- Cardinals reserve catcher Tony Cruz has been placed on paternity leave before the first game in a series against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals called up catcher Ed Easley from Triple-A Memphis on Friday for his major league debut. Easley, 29, has played 646 games in the minors since making his professional debut in 2007. He batted .296 in 80 games for the Redbirds...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

About Tony Cruz and Bob Uecker

Mark Tomasik of retrosimba.com, a great place to read about St. Louis Cardinals history, tweeted birthday greetings to Bob Uecker this morning. “Mr. Baseball” is celebrating his 80th today, January 26th. Tomasik noted the former reserve catcher’s highlight as a player was when he batted .198 with 24 strikeouts and 21 hits for the 1964 World Champion Cardinals. As I read Tomasik’s...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bourjos, Cruz ink one-year deals

Following the contract extension for Lance Lynn, the Cardinals took care of two more of their arbitration-eligible players. Center fielder Peter Bourjos and catcher Tony Cruz agreed to one-year deals on Thursday.Bourjos was acquired along with outfielder Randal Grichuk from the Los Angeles Angels last offseason in exchange for third baseman David Freese and relief pitcher Fernando...
Via Cardinals Farm
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Cruz is a hero again as Cardinals hit three homers to beat Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds, 8-4, on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth straight playoff berth. The Cardinals cut their magic number to one for clinching a postseason berth. The magic number is six for their second NL Central title in a row. Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reading between the lines: Cardinals' GM John Mozeliak's thoughts on the trade market

In case you missed it, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak was a recent guest on Jim Bowden's "The GM's Office" video blog on ESPN.com.  Steve Adams of mlbtraderumors.com has a nice synopsis of the highlights from the interview, but its worth checking out the video in its entirety.Whenever I see quotes or hear soundbites from a GM around this time of year, I always like to try to think ...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Catcher Uses ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Scene As Walk-Up Song (Video)

Tony Cruz doesn’t get the chance to hit very often, but when he does, he certainly makes the most of it. Cruz is the backup catcher to St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Yadier Molina, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 10 with an injured thumb. Molina’s injury has allowed Cruz to see some extended time, which is great news for sports fans everywhere, because it has...
Via NESN.com
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Cruz uses 'The Wolf of Wall Street' chant for walk-up music

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz used the chest-beating chant from the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" as his walk-up music for his ninth inning at-bat during Monday night's game against Tampa Bay.Definitely an unusual choice, to say the least. However, it didn't seem to work for him last night, as Cruz struck out looking. Video via MLB...
Via Holdout Sports
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How do Cardinals replace Yadier Molina?

Short answer:  You can't.The Cardinals playoff chances took a big hit today as the team found out that starting catcher Yadier Molina would miss 8-12 weeks after suffering a ligament tear in his right thumb. That timetable puts him out until mid-to-late September, effectively ending his season, although he could be back in time for the playoffs (if the Cards make it).This is the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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