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Carpenter plans to be aggressive, but smart

Carpenter plans to be aggressive, but smart

MLB.com Updated 5 hours ago
The Cardinals have shown no indication that they plan to change Matt Carpenter's placement in their lineup. However, if Carpenter accomplishes what he has set as a season goal, he'll take a different look back into the familiar spot atop the batting ord…
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  • Martinez to start Grapefruit League opener

    Martinez to start Grapefruit League opener

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    In mapping out their spring pitching schedule, the Cardinals have decided to give Carlos Martinez not just a long look, but also the first one, as Martinez pursues a job in the starting rotation.
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  • Lester named to start Cubs' season opener

    Lester named to start Cubs' season opener

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    New Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the new baseball season April 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Joe Maddon announced Monday.
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  • Haren likely to start first Grapefruit League tilt Thursday

    Haren likely to start first Grapefruit League tilt Thursday

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Sunday that veteran right-hander Dan Haren likely will be the starting pitcher for the Grapefruit League opener on Thursday against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.
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  • Grichuk swings, says back has improved

    Grichuk swings, says back has improved

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    With an eye on being cleared to return to the field on Monday, Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk increased his work in the batting cages on Sunday and reported improvement with his lower back afterward.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Injury Sidelines Wainwright

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Injury Sidelines Wainwright

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Feb 28 (3 days ago)
    Adam Wainwright will not pitch in exhibition games until mid-March because of an abdominal strain,
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  • Consistent Cardinals have few worries

    Consistent Cardinals have few worries

    MLB.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    Once more, they have very few question marks. As usual, they have high expectations. In that way, the St. Louis Cardinals never seem to change much.
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  • Waino returns to camp; hopes to throw off mound Monday

    Waino returns to camp; hopes to throw off mound Monday

    MLB.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    Adam Wainwright returned to Cardinals camp on Friday, one day after a St. Louis-area specialist diagnosed him with an abdominal strain that should not keep him from continuing through a spring throwing program.
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  • Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

    Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

    MLB.com Feb 25 (5 days ago)
    Second baseman Mark Ellis is retiring from baseball, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle. The 37-year-old Ellis, a ninth-round selection of the Royals in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, played 12 years in the Majors with the A's, Rock…
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  • Wainwright sent to St. Louis due to ab injury

    Wainwright sent to St. Louis due to ab injury

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    The Cardinals are sending ace Adam Wainwright to St. Louis to be examined by a doctor after his workout Tuesday was cut short by abdominal pain.
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  • Cardinals to address Taveras tragedy, educate

    Cardinals to address Taveras tragedy, educate

    MLB.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    When manager Mike Matheny gathers his players for the first full team meeting of Spring Training on Wednesday, he plans to deliver a message that will reflect on the one missing from the group. It will be the first time that the entire team has been bac…
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  • Power arms Diaz, Rondon have chance to impress Rox

    Power arms Diaz, Rondon have chance to impress Rox

    MLB.com Feb 23
    Right-hander Jairo Diaz was so shocked at being called up to the Angels from Double-A last September, "I cried." As for righty Jorge Rondon, he struck out 51 in 62 1/3 innings at Triple-A, but the Cardinals called him up for all of one game --…
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  • Cardinals plan to limit Wainwright's workload

    Cardinals plan to limit Wainwright's workload

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 20
    The St. Louis Cardinals intend to limit Adam Wainwright's workload during the spring and perhaps into the season, something their ace isn't completely confident should be a goal.
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  • Versatile Villanueva hungry to experience Cardinals baseball

    Versatile Villanueva hungry to experience Cardinals baseball

    MLB.com Feb 20
    Carlos Villanueva wanted to experience life outside of the National League Central, but when the Cardinals came calling this winter, the reliever jumped at the opportunity.
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  • Garcia begins camp optimistic he can regain his form

    Garcia begins camp optimistic he can regain his form

    MLB.com Feb 19
    Within a 38-second portion, of a nine-plus minute interview on his first day in Cardinals camp, Jaime Garcia employed emphatic repetition in an attempt to erase any questions about his status. It came out seven times -- "I'm a starting pitcher."
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  • Part of big trade, Walden set to make name for himself

    Part of big trade, Walden set to make name for himself

    MLB.com Feb 19
    Though not the first name that folks reference when discussing the Cardinals' gain from a four-player trade with the Braves back in November, Jordan Walden likely won't continue to be overlooked. His stature, alone, ensures that.
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  • After head start, headstrong Cardinals open camp

    After head start, headstrong Cardinals open camp

    MLB.com Feb 19
    If people were unaware of the team's report dates, it would appear to anyone who has stopped by the Cardinals' Florida complex that Spring Training began days ago. There have been games of catch, sessions of batting practice, conditioning drills in the …
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  • Bourjos back in action after recovering from hip injury

    Bourjos back in action after recovering from hip injury

    MLB.com Feb 18
    Recovered from October hip surgery, Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos already feels free from the constraints of an injury that affected him more than he had even realized.
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  • Cardinals flock to Spring Training early

    Cardinals flock to Spring Training early

    MLB.com Feb 16
    Though the Cardinals won't hold their first official spring workout until Friday and don't require their position players to be present for another 10 days, the club's facility in Jupiter was buzzing with activity on Monday.
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  • Cardinals pack with spring in step on Truck Day

    Cardinals pack with spring in step on Truck Day

    MLB.com Feb 12
    There were indeed signs of an early spring on Thursday inside the clubhouse and tunnels of Busch Stadium, as the Cardinals' equipment staff was busy loading two trailers that will soon be bound for the club's Spring Training home in Jupiter, Fla.
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  • With his first multiyear deal, Jay avoids arbitration

    With his first multiyear deal, Jay avoids arbitration

    MLB.com Feb 9
    Jon Jay, the Cardinals' lone remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player, has avoided a hearing by agreeing to a two-year, $10.975 million deal, which the organization announced Monday. This marks the first multiyear contract of Jay's career and will…
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  • Cards sign Jay to 2-year, $10.9M contract

    Cards sign Jay to 2-year, $10.9M contract

    ESPN.com Feb 9
    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay avoided a salary arbitration hearing when he reached an agreement on a two-year, $10.975 million contract with the team Tuesday.
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  • Top prospect Piscotty leads non-roster invites

    Top prospect Piscotty leads non-roster invites

    MLB.com Feb 6
    Stephen Piscotty, the Cardinals' top-ranked prospect per MLB.com's preseason list, highlights the group of 18 non-roster players who have received invitations to participate in the club's big league camp this spring.
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  • Video - Cardinals' Season Outlook 00:35

    Cardinals' Season Outlook

    Feb 28
    John Kruk breaks down his expectations for the St. Louis Cardinals this season.
  • Video - Wainwright Feeling 'Dramatically Better' 03:25

    Wainwright Feeling 'Dramatically Better'

    Feb 28
    Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright says he is not concerned about missing opening day due to an abdominal strain and is looking forward to getting back on the field and performing consistently.
  • Video - Carpenter, Cardinals Ready For New Season 03:27

    Carpenter, Cardinals Ready For New Season

    Feb 28
    Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter discusses his process to hitting and talks about getting ready for the 2015 season.
  • Video - Cardinals Taking Cautious Approach With Wainwright 01:58

    Cardinals Taking Cautious Approach With Wainwright

    Feb 27
    ESPN.com senior writer Jerry Crasnick discusses how the Cardinals are handling Adam Wainwright's abdominal strain.

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