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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...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals add Chambers, Cruz to roster

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Two players were added to the Cardinals' roster Sunday -- outfielder Adron Chambers and backup catcher Tony Cruz. Chambers, 26, was recalled from Memphis. The left-handed hitter -- who has been featured on the Cardinals' postseason roster for the past two seasons -- has appeared in 11 games for St. Louis so far this season, batting .167 with one RBI. In...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis C Tony Cruz: Not that ready to go

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Via stlcardinals.scout.com
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Tony Cruz, Jamie Garcia injury updates

St. Louis Cardinals backup catcher Tony Cruz is eligible to come off of the disabled list on Friday, August 30, but he may have to wait a while longer before returning to action. MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports that Cruz is not yet cleared to resume baseball activities. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has no set time table for Cruz's return, but it could happen...
Via MLB Injury News
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Tony Cruz on DL with fractured forearm

While the St. Louis Cardinals were able to activate one catcher yesterday, they also lost another for a significant period to injury. St. Louis activated All-Star backstop Yadier Molina from the disabled list, making room for him on the roster by placing Tony Cruz on the DL with a fractured forearm, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. Cruz is dealing with a stress fracture...
Via MLB Injury News
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cruz goes to DL with 'tiny microfracture' in left arm

ST. LOUIS -- As expected, the Cardinals returned All-Star catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Shane Robinson from the disabled list before Thursday afternoon's game against the Pirates. As expected, Jermaine Curtis was sent back to the minors to make room for Robinson. Not expected: Tony Cruz went to the disabled list. It turns out that Cruz, who started 11 of the 14 games...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis C Tony Cruz: Add one, lose another

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Via stlcardinals.scout.com
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

With Cruz behind the plate, Cards haven't missed a beat

ST. LOUIS -- Yadi Molina hasn't caught a game for the Cardinals in seven whole days and won't for at least eight more. And guess what? The Cardinals' world has not shattered. Despite not having the services of the frontrunner for the NL MVP, the Cardinals still look pretty much like the Cardinals. They trailed the Pirates in the NL Central by 2.5 games when Molina...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

With Molina on DL, Cruz is more ready for this than you think

ST. LOUIS -- Remember those old home appliance commercials where the repairman never had anything to do? Tony Cruz, the backup to Yadier Molina, can relate. In his third big league season, Cruz never started more than two consecutive games, and that was earlier this month when Molina's knee woes first surfaced. Well, Cruz is about to get a chance to play regularly for at...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals looking to clear dead weight, aka Ty Wigginton, off their roster?

According to Derrick Goold, the Cardinals are exploring their options regarding the little used and highly unproductive Ty Wigginton. Signed to a two-year, $5 million contract this offseason, Wigginton has posted a .158/.238/.193 line in just 57 at bats this season.  He has the fewest starts (7) of any position player and the second fewest at bats (only backup catcher Tony Cruz...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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