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Nationals Option RHP Taylor Hill To Triple-A Syracuse

The Nationals made several minor roster moves this weekend. They have optioned right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse. Hill, 26, made three appearances with the Nationals this spring. He allowed two earned runs, one homer and five hits. He also posted five strikeouts in four innings. The team has also re-assigned pitchers Eric Fornataro, Mitch Lively and Scott...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Add Depth with Four Signings

The St. Louis Cardinals added some depth to their major and minor league rosters this evening by signing three minor league free agents. The Cardinals picked up a middle infielder who may push Daniel Descalso out of town and Greg Garcia back to Memphis. They replaced two Memphis bullpen pieces, Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon, with some non-prospects who had intriguing numbers in...
Via Cardinals Farm
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Claim RHP Fornataro From Cardinals

Photo Credit: zimbio.com For MLB teams, the “hot stove” season has begun in earnest. Teams are making moves regarding player acquisition and staff reorganization. The Nationals continue to tweak the roster in order to identify the 25 best candidates with which to start the 2015 season. On Monday, Bill Ladson of MLB.com announced Washington claimed right-handed pitcher Eric Fornataro...
Via DC Sports-Kings
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats claim Eric Fornataro off waivers

The Washington Nationals have acquired P Eric Fornataro off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. Fornataro, a 2008 sixth round draft pick, made his major league debut this season for the Cards.  He appeared in eight games out of the Cards bullpen and posted a 0-0 record with a 4.66 ERA.   The 26 year-old right-hander threw a total of 9.2 innings and yielded 11 hits and 5 runs...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals promote David Bell to bench coach

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have signed David Bell to a two-year contract as bench coach to replace Mike Aldrete, who left last week for the same role with Oakland. The 42-year-old Bell was assistant hitting coach last year. He played in the majors for 12 years with six teams including the Cardinals. Bell was a minor league manager in the Reds organization from 2009-12...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Name Bench Coach, Make Roster Adjustments

The St. Louis Cardinals have seen a small flurry of activity today as they prepare for the offseason. They moved swiftly to address a need at bench coach, added a player to the 40-man roster and saw a few players claimed off of waivers to other clubs. Here’s a quick rundown: David Bell Named Bench Coach With Mike Aldrete accepting a position in Oakland recently, the Cardinals...
Via i70baseball
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals hire Bob Miller as assistant GM

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have hired Bob Miller as vice president and assistant general manager. The club announced the move Monday. The 50-year-old Miller spent the past nine seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. Before that, he worked with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo for seven years in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization. Notes: The Nationals picked up RHP...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis snatches Game 2 from Omaha to even the series

  Game 2 Memphis 4 Omaha 3   Game Highlights After an Eric Fornataro blown save in the seventh, Memphis regained the lead in the ninth. They scored the game-winning run off a wild pitch to take a 4-3 lead. Jorge Rondon gutted through two walks and a hit to close the game out and knot the series at one. Scott Moore drilled a two-run homer in the first frame to give Memphis an early...
Via Cardinals Farm
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rowan Wick is the hero in Peoria; Jimmy Reed continues to pile up W’s

The High Minors went 4-0 on Friday. Memphis bested Sacramento 4-1. Springfield beat NW Arkansas 3-2. Palm Beach split their double-header with Bradenton. Peoria walked-off Wisconsin.     Sacramento 1 Memphis 4   Game Highlights Tim Cooney tied the Memphis single-season wins record after tossing a gem for his 13th win of the year. His 13th win is best in the Pacific Coast League...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cody Stanley and the Springfield offense roll to a 10-6 victory; Rob Kaminsky has still yet to lose at home for Peoria

The High Minors went 3-1 on Friday. Memphis gave up two runs in the ninth and lost to New Orleans 5-4. Springfield beat Midland 10-6. Palm Beach edged Charlotte 4-3. Peoria got a much-needed win over Wisconsin 5-2.     New Orleans 5 Memphis 4   Game Highlights Memphis let one slip away by giving up two runs in the ninth and losing to New Orleans 5-4. Scott Moore was two for five...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Martini propels Palm Beach to victory with a late-inning grand slam; The High Minors go 1-2 on Monday

The High Minors went 1-2 on Monday. Round Rock swept Memphis in their double-header. Springfield had an off day. Palm Beach beat Dunedin behind Nick Martini’s grand slam. Peoria had their game suspended for the second straight day. They will conclude their suspended game on Tuesday starting at 5 pm central and play a seven-inning game at the conclusion of the resumption.    ...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Lyons makes history for the Redbirds; The High Minors go 2-2 on Sunday

The High Minors went 2-2 on Sunday. Memphis swept their double-header with Round Rock. Springfield was shutout 4-0 by Arkansas. Palm Beach got walked-off in a 5-4 loss. Peoria’s game was suspended in the top of the tenth inning at 1-1 and will be resumed on August 7.     GM 1 Memphis 2 Round Rock 5 F/7   Game Highlights Jermaine Curtis hit the game-winning RBI single in the...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Caldwell smokes his 10th homer of the year; The High Minors go 2-2 on Thursday

The High Minors went 2-2 on Thursday. Memphis beat Omaha 6-4. Springfield fell to Arkansas 6-2. Palm Beach shut down Lakeland 7-1 as Bruce Caldwell clubbed his 10th homer. Beloit 11-4 blew out Peoria.       Memphis 6 Omaha 4   Game Highlights Audry Perez tied a season-best with three hits, with his third homer of the year and two RBI as the Redbirds beat Omaha 6-4. John Gast...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Randal Grichuk crushes his 20th homer for the Redbirds; Rob Kaminsky tosses another gem

The High Minors went 5-1 on Sunday. Memphis swept their second straight doubleheader with Iowa. Springfield edged NW Arkansas 5-4. Palm Beach split their doubleheader with Brevard County. Peoria shutout Great Lakes 4-0.   GM 1 Memphis 4 Iowa 2 F/7   Game Highlights Memphis jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over Iowa in game one of their second-straight doubleheader. Scott Moore was...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Moore drills his 13th homer of the year for Memphis; Peoria loses a heartbreaker

The High Minors went 1-3 on Thursday. Memphis lost to Omaha 3-2 in 10 innings. Springfield notched a 4-3 win over NW Arkansas. Palm Beach lost the opening game of their series with Brevard County 7-4. Peoria lost a heartbreaker to Lansing 3-2.   Omaha 3 Memphis 2 F/10   Game Highlights Zach Petrick allowed two runs off eight hits, walked two, and struck out three in five innings...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: 3 players who could make their major league debuts this year

With the second half of the Major League Baseball season about to begin, I thought I would take a look at a couple of players who could make their MLB debuts during the second half. This is a pretty tough list to predict, after all, who would have thought Nick Greenwood would have made his? Or Marco Gonzales? So far in 2014, 7 players have made their debuts for the Cardinals. can...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 17, 2014  |  1 Comment

Randal Grichuk launches his 16th homer of the year; The High Minors go 4-0 on Saturday

The High Minors went 4-0 on Saturday. Randal Grichuk hit his 16th homer of the year in Memphis’ win over New Orleans. Springfield shutout NW Arkansas 8-0 behind Sam Gaviglio’s great outing. Palm Beach blew out Clearwater 8-2. Peoria beat Burlington 10-6.   Memphis 5 New Orleans 2   Game Highlights Randal Grichuk launched his 16th homer of the year in Memphis’ 5-2 win over...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Wisdom drills his 11th homer for Springfield; Memphis shuts down division rival Nashville

Memphis notched a shutout victory over division rival Nashville 1-0. Springfield and Palm Beach both lost their Thursday games 5-4. Peoria won their series with Clinton after a 5-3 victory.   Nashville 0 Memphis 1   Game Highlights Boone Whiting was flawless in Memphis’ 1-0 shutout of Nashville. He tossed five shutout innings allowing only two hits, three walks, and fanned seven...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Mateo provides the walk-off RBI for Memphis; Springfield notches an extra-inning victory

Memphis walked off Nashville in the ninth courtesy of a Luis Mateo RBI single. Springfield got a RBI double by Mike O’Neill in the 11th to defeat San Antonio 3-2. Palm Beach and Peoria both had off days.   Nashville 1 Memphis 2   Game Highlights Zach Petrick shut down Nashville, allowing only one run off six hits, walking none, and fanning six batters in seven innings of work...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate RHP Rondon for Sunday's game; option Fornataro to Memphis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Cardinals have recalled right-handed pitcher Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis. The 26-year-old -- who has been in the Major Leagues twice this season with the team, but has yet to appear in a game -- will be activated in time for Sunday's finale against the Dodgers. Rondon was 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 27 appearances at Memphis, striking out 23 batters in 34...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Walking Through Today’s Moves By The Redbirds

OK, we’re still a couple of hours from first pitch, but the Cardinals made things official by purchasing the contract of Marco Gonzales.  That was the only expected thing that was in the press release announcing the moves.  The rest of them have me scratching my head a bit, so let’s talk this out and see what we come up with. First off, the 40-man roster was full, so a move...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fill roster spots with Kozma and Fornataro

ST. LOUIS -- After promoting shortstop Pete Kozma and right-hander Eric Fornataro on Monday morning, the Cardinals have called up four players from Memphis in the past eight days. That none of them has been Oscar Taveras, Randal Grichuk or Stephen Piscotty cannot be a real positive development. It's not, of course. The promotions are the result of injuries that have caught up to...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards Pitchers Garcia and Wacha Placed On DL

FORNATARO & KOZMA RECALLED FROM MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 23, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that pitchers Jaime Garcia (left shoulder inflammation) and Michael Wacha (right shoulder stress reaction) have both been placed on the 15-day disabled list.  Garcia’s move is retroactive to June 21, and Wacha’s is back-dated to June 18. In addition...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Handicapping Cardinals Wednesday Rotation Options

The St. Louis Cardinals need a Wednesday starter in Denver to take Jaime Garcia’s turn. While the club has a number of options, none provide a clear answer. They do not include Joe Kelly, who has yet to begin a rehab stint, let alone start a Major League game. Let’s review the choices. Tyler Lyons Pros: Only minor league starter currently on 40-man roster. Has Major League...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Cuda notches his fifth win in a row while Memphis wins a shoot-out

Memphis won a shootout over Salt Lake 12-9. Springfield couldn’t produce more than one run for the team leader in wins Kyle Hald losing 9-1. Palm Beach got another gem on the mound from Joe Cuda and won easily over Charlotte 6-1. Peoria was rained out in Quad Cities and will play a double-header on Friday.   Memphis 12 Salt Lake 9 Game Highlights Pete Kozma fuels Memphis yet again...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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