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Could the Cardinals trade one of their surplus outfielders for relief help?

Over the last few years, the Cardinals have been know for developing and promoting power arms, including such standouts as Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha, Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez.With those pitchers having already graduated to the majors, it appears that the Cardinals system strength is now their outfielders.In addition to major league regulars Matt Holliday...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals promote Lyons, option Rondon

NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals promoted left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis and started him Monday night against the New York Mets. Right-handed reliever Jorge Rondon was optioned to Triple-A. The 26-year-old Lyons will take the rotation spot held by Joe Kelly, who was put on the 15-disabled list last week. Kelly strained his left hamstring trying to beat out a bunt...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Lyons to take Joe Kelly's spot in St. Louis Cardinals' rotation

Tyler Lyons will replace Joe Kelly in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation, as reported by Derrick Goold,Kelly was placed on the 15-Day DL with a hamstring strain last Thursday. Lyons, a 26 year old lefty, is expected to take at least the next two turns on the bump.
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Lyons will take Joe Kelly’s rotation spot

The Cardinals have decided on a fill-in for starting pitcher Joe Kelly, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday afternoon with a strained left hamstring that he suffered Wednesday at Miller Park in Milwaukee while trying to beat out a groundball. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch it’ll be 26-year-old left-hander Tyler Lyons, and he will make...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Lyons to move into rotation for Cardinals

getty images The St. Louis Cardinals will start Tyler Lyons in Monday’s game against the New York Mets. Lyons will assume the rotation spot of injured pitcher Joe Kelly who has landed on the disabled list following a hamstring injury. As expected, Tyler Lyons will start vs #Mets on Monday #stlcards #cardinals — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) April 20, 2014 Currently the Cardinals do...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez will remain in bullpen — for now

The Cardinals intend to use a minor-league pitcher to fill in next week for injured starter Joe Kelly and leave aspiring starter Carlos Martinez and the under-construction bullpen undisturbed. That plan could change if Kelly’s absence is longer than expected. “If we needed somebody for an extended period of time, it would make sense to give (Martinez) the ball,” manager Mike...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly goes on DL, leaving Cardinals with some intriguing options

After putting Joe Kelly on the disabled list Thursday, the Cardinals replaced him on the roster with a reliever. Hmm. So Carlos Martinez is moving into the rotation? Not necessarily. Kelly would not have been scheduled to start again until Monday, so the Cardinals still have time to weigh their options. Left-hander Tyler Lyons, who made eight starts last season, remains a leading...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly goes on disabled list with strained hamstring

The Cardinals made a wave of transactions Thursday that will reshape their pitching staff while right-hander Joe Kelly is sidelined with a strained left hamstring. St. Louis placed Kelly on the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-handed reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis, and rookie right-handers Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon will both be joining the club from Memphis...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATED: Cardinals' Joe Kelly (hamstring) placed on DL

The St. Louis Cardinals (9-6) will continue their eleven-game road trip in Washington and New York without starting pitcher Joe Kelly. Kelly left last night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning, pointing to his leg and signalling for a trainer after he was out in a close play at first. He is likely to miss at least one start with a strained hamstring, according...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Joe Kelly on the disabled list

St. Louis has placed right-hander Joe Kelly on the disabled list after he injured his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single Wednesday. For now the Cardinals haven’t called up a rotation replacement for Kelly, but all signs seem to be pointing toward left-hander Tyler Lyons getting the nod eventually.
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Joe Kelly (hamstring) will miss at least one start

The St. Louis Cardinals (9-6) will continue their eleven-game road trip in Washington and New York without starting pitcher Joe Kelly. Kelly left last night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning, pointing to his leg and signalling for a trainer after he was out in a close play at first. He is likely to miss at least one start with a strained hamstring, according...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Peoria sweeps a doubleheader behind dominating starts from Nick Petree and Arturo Reyes

The Cardinals’ affiliates went 3-1 on Wednesday with Memphis and Peoria (2) winning, while Palm Beach struggled to their second consecutive shut out loss. The Peoria Chiefs outscored Lake County 8-0 with two 4-0 victories. Nick Petree (game 1) and Arturo Reyes (game 2) each threw 6 shut out innings to help save the Chiefs bullpen. Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s action...
Via Cardinals Farm
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Joe Kelly leaves game with hamstring tightness

Hoping to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, Cardinals starter Joe Kelly was in the midst of a valiant pitching effort before things went awry during his batting appearance in the fourth inning of Wednesday's penultimate game.As expected, Joe Kelly left the game with left hamstring tightness. Further update to come postgame. #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Joe Kelly headed to DL. Who will take his place?

Joe Kelly injured his hamstring today trying to beat out a bunt, leaving the Cardinals with a hole in their starting rotation.  Who are the candidates to replace Kelly?  Let's take a look.Carlos MartinezMartinez, who lost out to Kelly for the 5th starter job, would be the obvious choice to replace him in the starting rotation.  However, there are some factors working against...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly to return to St. Louis after straining his left hamstring

After working so long to secure a spot in the rotation, it would be a shame for Joe Kelly if he has to spend much time on the sideline. He was scheduled to return to St. Louis after exiting Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers with what the club inititally called "left hamstring tightness," which Kelly suffered while trying to beat out a bunt in the fifth inning. "...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Peralta's glove, Kelly's hammy are concerns coming out of loss to Brewers

The Cardinals won another series but left Milwaukee without a feat that has eluded them during the season's first two weeks: A sweep. Taking advantage of a two-out error by Jhonny Peralta, the Brewers scored three unearned runs in the fifth on the way to a 5-1 victory that gave them the last game of the three-game series and ended the Cardinals' winning streak at four. The...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Removed From Game With Hamstring Injury

Joe Kelly. He ‘won’ the 5th starter position in Spring Training, beating out Carlos Martinez, who had the better statistical camp. The 5th spot was opened up with a injury to Jamie Garcia. Kelly appears to have pulled his hamstring in the bottom of the 4th inning of today’s game against the Brewers trying to leg out a bunt single. He hit the bag, took a few steps clutching...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly exits game with hamstring injury

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly left Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a sore left hamstring Kelly was trying to beat out a bunt and grabbed his hamstring after reaching first base. The Cardinals had to help him down the dugout steps. Right now the extent of Kelly’s injury is unknown but a trip to the disabled list appears all but certain. Carlos Martinez...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals look to sweep away the Brew Crew in a Wednesday matinee

The Milwaukee Brewers were looking to extend their lengthy winning streak when St. Louis came to town, but instead they've been cooled off by some stellar Cardinals pitching. The Brewers' offense may be in for some more trouble given how well Joe Kelly has pitched to start the season. Kelly takes the mound looking to help guide the Cardinals to a three-game sweep of Milwaukee...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of monster home runs put finishing touch on Cards' win in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers were the hottest team in the majors two days ago. Then they ran into the Cardinals. A strong start from Shelby Miller and offensive contributions from just about everyone in the lineup led the Cardinals to a 6-1 victory on Tuesday night, which followed a 4-0 victory on Monday. The Brewers, who came into the series on a nine-game winning streak, have been limited...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly looks to keep strong start going against the league's best Brewers (Week 3 Preview)

Today begins a year long journey in which we look at a handful of key MLB matchups taking place throughout the week, whether they feature fantasy baseball significant, real world standings implications, or simply a footnote of interest each Monday we’ll highlight the most intriguing matchups of the week and give you all the relevant fantasy baseball information we can. Fantasy...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Six-inning Joe Kelly may have been a better idea

For some reason, I cannot get Friday night’s St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 11-inning home loss to the Chicago Cubs out of my mind. Perhaps it is because the game appeared to be very winnable. It seems like far too often at the end of a season, one looks back to missed opportunity games like this as having made a difference. Many have already expressed their concerns about the contest...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Samardzija vs. Kelly kicks off Cubs-Cards weekend

With the Chicago Cubs struggling to score in the first week of the season, Jeff Samardzija was handed a pair of hard-luck losses. The offense has heated up since his last start, but the Cubs are opening a three-game series in a stadium where they had trouble pushing runs across the plate last season. Chicago sends Samardzija to the mound Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with the Cardinals

Well, as often happens with 3 kids and a demanding job, life got in the way of blogging the last couple weeks, so let's all catch up on what's happened during that time.First, the Cardinals finalized their opening day roster, with the Spring Training Battles being decided, as follows:5th StarterDespite having a superior spring, Carlos Martinez was relegated to the bullpen...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals strike early, down Pirates 6-1

PITTSBURGH -- Yadier Molina hit his second homer of the season, Jhonny Peralta added a late two-run shot and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Saturday night. Molina finished 2 for 4 and his solo homer in the sixth gave the Cardinals plenty of cushion as they bounced back from a 12-2 loss on Friday night by jumping on Pittsburgh ace Francisco Liriano (0-1...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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