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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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November 03, 2014
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...
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...
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November 03, 2014
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...
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.
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...
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 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...
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.
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.
Round Rock 5
Jermaine Curtis hit the game-winning RBI single in the...
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.
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...
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.
Memphis jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over Iowa in game one of their second-straight doubleheader. Scott Moore was...
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.
Zach Petrick allowed two runs off eight hits, walked two, and struck out three in five innings...
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...
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.
New Orleans 2
Randal Grichuk launched his 16th homer of the year in Memphis’ 5-2 win over...
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.
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...
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.
Zach Petrick shut down Nashville, allowing only one run off six hits, walking none, and fanning six batters in seven innings of work...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Only minor league starter currently on 40-man roster.
Has Major League...
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.
Salt Lake 9
Pete Kozma fuels Memphis yet again...