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It's believed they are still talking to second baseman Jason Kipnis about a multiyear contract.
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Jon Niese struggled in his first spring start that was delayed by shoulder trouble, allowing four runs in two innings of the New York Mets' 9-8 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.
As everyone has heard, the Cardinals have signed Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz; according to Derrick Goold , the deal is 4 years and $8M, a steal compared to the $15-20M that was originally thrown around.
Peter Bourjos and Jon Jay will both be in the St. Louis Cardinals outfield today as they host the Detroit Tigers at Roger Dean Stadium.
The crop of second basemen this year, as usual, leaves a lot to be desired in terms of depth.
TThe road to the major leagues is anything but conventional for most prospects in baseball: top tool players flame out, high school players move faster than expected, college players hit the wall in High-A and never get out of the bus leagues.
With all of the annoying Best Fans in Baseball talk and the national media's insistence on holding up the Cardinals as a paragon of playing the game the "right way," it's easy to overlook one minor detail: The Cardinals are really, really good at baseball.
Justin Ruggiano went 3-for-3 with a home run off Tyler Thornburg in the first inning and Justin Grimm worked out of a bases-loaded jam to earn the save as the Chicago Cubs held on for a 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Cactus League play on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile on Saturday, Garcia had a long day. First, he got roughed up by the Miami Marlins in a game that ended up in a 6-6 tie.
"In my country , we grew up watching the Yankees and the Mets," Beltran said. "I was a big fan of the Yankees.
The Cardinals were among a number of teams, including the Yankees, who held private workouts for the right-handed hitting Diaz and the deal is believed to be for $15-20 million for four years.
On January 14, 2008, the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to swap third basemen with the Blue Jays - sending 32-year-old Scott Rolen to Toronto for 31-year-old Troy Glaus.
If you put together a collection of John Mozeliak's greatest hits, you'd have to make it a box set.
MLB.com's Jordan Bastian profiles Michael Bourn, who talks about the injuries he was dealing with by the end of last season, and what it means to be the lead-off man.
By signing Matt Carpenter to an extension worth at least six years and $52 million, the Cardinals are gambling that the skills he has shown during his MLB career will make him a core player for years to come.
California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of... California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more ... (more)