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...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 12, 1980

1980: Amos Otis drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth, driving in the winning run as the Royals came from behind to take a 4-3 win over Baltimore at Royals Stadium.Kansas City entered the bottom of the ninth in a 3-3 tie, with Orioles starter Scott McGregor still going strong. He hit Frank White with a pitch to start the inning, but retired the next two hitters. U.L...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Orioles would like to sign Jim Johnson to minors deal

Reliever Jim Johnson could be heading back to the Baltimore Orioles? It’s sure sounding like a possibility as the free agent right-hander tossed a 10 minute session in front of rehab pitching coach Scott McGregor, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Free agent RHP Jim Johnson threw a 10-minute side session today in […]
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals make a series or roster moves that affect five teams within the organization

Sunday was a big day for player movement through the St. Louis Cardinals organization and as many as 7 players were involved in transactions that spanned from the major league club all the way to the Low-A Peoria Chiefs. Let’s start from top to bottom. Nick Greenwood promoted to St. Louis Cardinals This was an expected move but the player was unexpected. Greenwood, 26, was the...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantastic Pitching Throughout the Farm leads them to a 3-1 Record on Wednesday

Memphis got a walk-off sac fly to beat Tacoma in a controversial ninth, which got Tacoma Manager Roy Howell ejected. Springfield blanked Norwest Arkansas 1-0 while Palm Beach had their quest for nine wins in a row paused by rain; they will resume on Thursday. Peoria split a double header with division-leading Kane County and currently trails a wildcard playoff spot by one game with...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Farm goes 2-2 despite a lack of offense on Friday

A significant lack of offense on the farm on Friday, but they still came away with a 2-2 record. Memphis was shutout, Springfield could only manage one run, Palm Beach won a nail-biter thanks to a Jhohan Acevedo walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth, and Peoria saw Jimmy Reed and Chris Perry combine for a 1-0 shutout.   Nashville 1 Memphis 0   Game Highlights Scott McGregor dropped...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason Katz fuels the comeback victory for Peoria; Jacob Wilson launches another homer

Memphis succeeded in the fact that they didn’t suffer through a rain delay tonight, but they couldn’t come up with win. Springfield got blown out by Frisco 9-1, Palm Beach dropped the opening game of their series with Lakeland, and Peoria got a crucial victory over the Cubs affiliate Kane County thanks to a clutch eighth inning three-run triple by Mason Katz. Memphis 6 Oklahoma...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Petree continues to dominate the minor leagues; the Farm goes 2-2

Nick Petree has been phenomenal this season. He gave up only three runs while with Peoria in for four starts and has given up the same number after four starts for Palm Beach. Petree is currently 5-1 with a 1.17 ERA, striking out 43, and walking 18 in 46 1/3 innings in 2014; Petree is 3-1 with a 1.07 ERA since being promoted to Palm Beach. Memphis got the win courtesy of Scott McGregor’s...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

An explosion of runs in Peoria as Chiefs win big, Palm Beach finally notches a win

The Farm went undefeated tonight as Memphis got the win thanks to top prospect Oscar Taveras, Palm Beach got a stellar outing from Thomas Lee and won in extras, and Peoria unloaded on Clinton 14-3. Mason Katz went deep twice as he was perfect at the plate going four for four with four RBI for the Chiefs. Springfield had an off day.   Memphis 6 Colorado Springs 3 Game Highlights...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Farm Report: Peoria Chiefs sweep their second consecutive double-header on Wednesday

The Cardinals’ affiliates went 3-1 on Wednesday with Palm Beach and Peoria (2) winning, while Springfield was blown out in Tulsa. The Peoria Chiefs swept double-headers on back-to-back days and have now won 5 in a row and haven’t lost since May 9th. Springfield 1 Tulsa 8 Game Highlights While the Springfield Cardinals had nine hits, the same amount the Tulsa Drillers had, the...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Memphis Redbirds spoil a gem by Scott McGregor, Anthony Garcia homers again

It was a rough night down on the farm as Palm Beach was your only winner. Memphis and Peoria were shut out, while Springfield only managed three runs against Rockies to prospect Jonathan Gray. A gem of a start by Scott McGregor was wasted when the Memphis Redbirds could only manage 5 hits with only one of those for extra bases. Oscar Taveras saw his 16 game hitting streak snapped...
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May 03, 2014  |  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...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 12, 1981

1981: Dennis Leonard pitched eight terrific innings and Clint Hurdle bashed a two-run homer to lead the Royals to a 4-2 win over the Orioles at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Leonard allowed just three hits and three walks while striking out six. The Orioles’ two runs both scored in the ninth and were both unearned. Baltimore did not have their first runner until Rick Dempsey...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Ed Lucas fractures hand, will open season on DL

JUPITER, Fla. -- Marlins utility player Ed Lucas sustained a non-displaced fracture of his left hand on a Scott McGregor pitch in the eighth inning of Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. It came hours after the 31-year-old had learned he won an Opening Day roster spot. He spent 10 seasons in the minors before making his major-league debut last season...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Aardsma signing suggests desperation for St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have one of the deepest rosters in Major League Baseball and are favorites to reach the postseason for the fourth consecutive season, but stay still have one hole that has proved to be difficult to fill. The lineup is virtually set, manager Mike Matheny made the final decision about who would be in the starting pitching rotation Sunday and the bullpen has...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals should choose Jorge Rondon for final bullpen spot

Now that St. Louis Cardinals management has decided which pitcher it wants to begin the season in the fifth and final spot in the starting rotation, its focus can shift to a similar dilemma that exists for the last spot in the bullpen. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Sunday that Joe Kelly would begin the season in the No. 5 spot in the rotation, while rookie Carlos Martinez...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals spring position battle: The last bullpen spot

Position battles are few and far between for the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals. There are three positions that have yet to be decided, the last bench spot, the last rotation spot, and the last bullpen spot. Players that are fighting for these positions would win spots on many other teams. These are problems only good teams have. On Sunday, the Cardinals announced three cuts from major...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Opening Day roster of the Memphis Redbirds

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be predicting the opening day rosters of the Cardinals’ four full season affiliates. These are just predictions and, by no means, should be taken as actual rosters.  Opening Day for the Memphis Redbirds, the Cardinals’ highest affiliate is about 2 1/2 weeks away. The team has three minor league games under its belt and is pushing towards...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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