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Viva El Birdos Feb 25, 2015

What does PITCHf/x say about St. Louis Cardinals reliever Carlos Villanueva?

While NRI minor-league signings usually aren't that big of a deal, Pat Neshek proved otherwise in 2014. Will Carlos Villanueva make the opening-day roster and positively impact the 2015 Cardinals? With what happened in 2014 still fresh in his mind (see: Pat Neshek's All-Star season), St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak signed right-handed relief pitcher Carlos Villanueva to a minor league deal with a spring training invite. While Neshek was given a salary of $1 million upon making the opening-day roster last season, Cot's Contracts lists Villanueva at $2 million should he...
Bird Bytes: Villanueva a plus in long-relief role

Bird Bytes: Villanueva a plus in long-relief role

If Villanueva starts a lot of games for the Cardinals, that's a problem. But if he can be the bridge between Carlos Martinez and the bullpen, that's good.

Carlos Villanueva will get chance with Cardinals

The 31-year-old will attend big-league spring training, which opens Feb. 19. He is 45-50 with a 4.26 ERA in nine seasons with Milwaukee, Toronto and the Chicago Cubs.

Carlos Villanueva agrees to minor league deal with Cardinals

Right-hander Carlos Villanueva has agreed to a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Viva El Birdos Feb 4, 2015

St Louis Cardinals sign RHP Carlos Villanueva to minor league deal

The former Cub can start, relieve, and twirl his mustache. In a move that could be considered "most Mozeliakian," the Cardinals have signed Carlos Villanueva to a minor league deal with a spring training invite. The 31 year-old Villanueva has been in the big leagues since 2006, pitching for the Brewers, Blue Jays, and Cubs over a seven year career as a true swing-man. He's made 76 starts in 390 appearances, including at least five in every year except 2010. The hurler has a full arsenal including a solid fastball, a good grounder-inducing slider, a curve, and a change, and has very little...
Cards sign pitcher Carlos Villanueva

Cards sign pitcher Carlos Villanueva

Ex-Cub is 45-50 with a 4.26 ERA for his career. He'll receive a non-roster invitation to spring training.
Rotoworld Feb 4, 2015

Cards ink RHP Villanueva to minors deal - Carlos Villanueva (S) St Louis Cardinals

Cardinals signed RHP Carlos Villanueva to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
KFFL Feb 4, 2015

Cardinals | Carlos Villanueva signs

Free-agent SP Carlos Villanueva (Cubs) signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring ...

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