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What We Learned: Critical series in St. Louis starts

Crunch time is coming as the Brewers head to St. Louis for three. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned. Recent Games Tuesday: Brewers 7, Cubs 0Wednesday: Cubs 8, Brewers 4 Upcoming Games Friday: Brewers @ Cardinals | 7:15 pmSaturday: Brewers @ Cardinals | 6:15 pmSunday: Brewers @ Cardinals | 1:15 pm Roster News / Injury Updates Milwaukee Brewers recall Keon Broxton from Colorado Springs, option Jacob Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson-JP-, BCB Milwaukee Brewers activate Taylor Williams from the 10-day DL-JP-, BCB FanShot Milwaukee Brewers acquire Jake Thompson for cash, designate...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Trevor Rosenthal planning showcase

Former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal is planning a showcase this fall. What could he show before teams hit official free agency? Former All-Star closer Trevor Rosenthal did not get a contract last season after being a free agent following Tommy John surgery in the middle of the St. Louis Cardinals 2017 season. As […] St. Louis Cardinals: Trevor Rosenthal planning showcase - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jeremy Hellickson injures wrist, X-rays negative; Nats drop 4th straight...

The Washington Nationals dropped their fourth straight game and starter Jeremy Hellickson injured his wrist on a play at the plate... Marcell Ozuna connected for the first hit of the night off of Jeremy Hellickson in the bottom of the second on Wednesday night in St. Louis, lining a 1-0 curve out to left for a solo shot that made it 1-0 Cardinals after two innings in the third of four for the Washington Nationals in Busch Stadium. It was still a 1-0 game in the fifth when Harrison Bader doubled to start the inning, moved up on a bunt, and scored, after an intentional walk to Matt Carpenter,...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright on the way back

Former St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has thrown his first rehab appearance, officially starting the process of returning. It has been a long time since Adam Wainwright appeared in a competitive game following his elbow injury. But on Monday he strolled out to the mound sporting a Palm Beach uniform. He threw one inning, allowing […] St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright on the way back - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: Injury complicates limited Fowler trade options

Dexter Fowler’s recent injury has made him more difficult for the St. Louis Cardinals to trade.  What options do the Cardinals have left for the 32-year old outfielder? Dexter Fowler’s broken ankle he suffered in Friday night’s game vs the Pittsburgh Pirates, has made trading him more problematic for the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Cardinals […] St. Louis Cardinals: Injury complicates limited Fowler trade options - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: Brett Cecil begins rehab assignment

Brett Cecil will make his return from the DL starting with a rehab stint in Memphis. Could he actually make an impact in the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen? General Manager Michael Girsch announced that relief pitcher Brett Cecil will start his rehab assignment in AAA Memphis tonight. Cecil has been sidelined with a foot injury since […] St. Louis Cardinals: Brett Cecil begins rehab assignment - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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San Diego Padres lose starters Jordan Lyles and Tyson Ross

The San Diego Padres placed starters Tyson Ross and Jordan Lyles on the waiver wire. The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers claimed these players and acquired them and their contracts for nothing in return. The San Diego Padres  made no trades in these acquisitions. The Cardinals have recently lost Carlos Martinez due to injury […] San Diego Padres lose starters Jordan Lyles and Tyson Ross - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tampa Bay Times

Rays Journal: Pham on 10-day DL, Snell back on the mound

ST. PETERSBURG - Newly acquired OF Tommy Pham wouldn't mind a do-over to his first few days as a Ray.In his first game since being traded by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Pham got hit in the ribs by a pitch. On Thursday, he got hit again, this time in the right foot, which proved

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Trent Giambrone and the trading deadline false alarm

A day before the deadline, this Cubs minor leaguer left the game. Assumptions were made that turned out not to be true. Last Sunday night’s Cubs game was a return to form. It brought the return of a misplaced moment. The fake hug watch. Partway through the Cubs game against the Cardinals, it became falsely apparent the Cubs were trading Trent Giambrone, who had left the game due to injury. (It was originally reported he left the game healthy.) This is a look at Giambrone, if he is of note, why, and how do you pronounce Giambrone, anyway. In the day, men’s tennis had an up-and-coming...

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Tommy Pham has a fractured foot, placed on the 10-day DL

Adam Kolarek has been promoted from Triple-A Durham The Tampa Bay Rays have placed outfielder Tommy Pham on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured foot. The injury occurred after Pham was hit by a pitch during Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. In his place, the Rays have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek from Triple-A Durham. The Rays acquired Pham from the St Louis Cardinals prior to the trade deadline earlier this week. Pham has only played in two games since joining the team, going hitless over eight plate appearances. However, he was twice hit...

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FanPost Friday: How would you change the trade deadline?

It was a wild one. By the time the deadline was over, the Rays had made more moves than any other team. Gone was catcher Wilson Ramos, not surprising anyone. Gone too were Nathan Eovaldi, Matt Andriese, Jonny Venters, and yes, even Chris Sale. Brought on were hot prospects, and the unexpected addition of Tommy Pham from the Cardinals. While the Rays may not be competing for this season, they certainly appear to want to compete soon. Still, with the help of hindsight, we’ve had some time to reflect on these moves and how we feel about them. Did the Rays make the right choices? Are they...

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FanPost Friday: What would you have changed about the trade deadline?

Could the Cubs have done better? The Cubs did well for themselves ahead of the trade deadline, grabbing players like Cole Hamels and Brandon Kintzler without sacrificing too much in return. They seem to have put important pieces in play to help themselves succeed going into the postseason. Still, after the deadline dust has settled, many wonder “Could they have done more?” and “Were these moves the right ones?” With division rivals buying (Chris Archer to the Pirates) and selling (Tommy Pham from the Cardinals to the Rays... what?) do you feel good about what the Cubs accomplished?...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Low-risk defensive option for St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals are in desperate need of a quality defensive player. Could Adeiny Hechavarria do the trick for St. Louis? As you probably know, the St. Louis Cardinals traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a prospect package containing Justin Williams, Genesis Cabrera, and Roel Ramirez hours before the […] St. Louis Cardinals: Low-risk defensive option for St. Louis - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cleveland Indians acquire Oscar Mercado from Cardinals

With outfield injuries and production issues, the Cleveland Indians turned to the minor league trade market to add depth to their outfield crew The Indians made a move to bolster their outfield rotation by acquiring Leonys Martin from the division rival Detroit Tigers, but they weren’t done dealing on deadline day.  The Indians traded Conner […] Cleveland Indians acquire Oscar Mercado from Cardinals - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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View from the Catwalk: Welcome Tommy Pham, Austin Meadows, and Tyler Glasnow

Goodbye Chris Archer, Rays defeat Angels, and the trade deadline aftermath The trade deadline has passed and the Rays were very active, but not in the way most expected as they shocked the baseball world by pulling off the first trade of the day as they acquired outfielder Tommy Pham from the St Louis Cardinals for a trio of prospects. Later on, they completed the deals that were expected of them as they traded Wilson Ramos to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later, and then capped off the afternoon by sending Chris Archer to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tyler Glasnow,...

C. Martinez shoulder injury is just slight strain

Cardinals righthander Carlos Martinez, who suffered a strained right shoulder Monday night, causing him to be lifted from the game in the fifth inning, apparently will be able to pitch before the season is over and probably even before the…

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Tampa Bay Rays acquire Tommy Pham from Cardinals

The Tampa Bay Rays may not be competing in 2018, but they made a deal to acquire a controllable piece for the future in a deal with the Cardinals. The Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals very feasibly opened up the Cardinals’ selling season with a deal that sent outfielder Tommy Pham and $500K […] Tampa Bay Rays acquire Tommy Pham from Cardinals - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: Luke Gregerson returns to DL with shoulder injury

The reliever has only appeared in 17 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 after battling a consecutive slew of injuries. Now he returns to the disabled list with a right shoulder impingement, and Tyler Webb is being called up as a result. Luke Gregerson has been a tough signing for John Mozeliak and […] St. Louis Cardinals: Luke Gregerson returns to DL with shoulder injury - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rays acquire Tommy Pham from St Louis Cardinals

Three prospects are headed to St Louis in return. The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly acquired outfielder Tommy Pham from the St Louis Cardinals for three prospects. A 16th round selection in the 2006 draft, Pham made his MLB debut during the 2014 season. At one point, he was ranked as the best defensive outfielder in the Cardinals system by Baseball America. Pham had a career year in 2017 for the Cardinals when he accrued 6.1 fWAR and slashed .306/.411/.520 while he mashed 23 HR and stole 25 bases. He hasn’t been as good in 2018, but still solid, posting 1.5 fWAR over 98 games. Pham is 30...

Tampa Bay Times

Rays acquire OF Tommy Pham from Cardinals for 3 minor-leaguers

The Rays' first deal of deadline day was a bit of a surprise.They acquired the power-hitting outfielder they were looking for in getting Tommy Pham from the Cardinals, but did so by giving up three minor-leaguers : OF Justin Williams, LHP Genesis Cabrera and- RHP Roel

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Pham dealt from Cards to Rays for 3 minor leaguers

ST. LOUIS — Tommy Pham was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Tampa Bay Rays, a year after establishing himself as one of the National Leagues top outfielders.St. Louis sent the 30-year-old and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation to the Rays on Tuesday for a trio of minor leaguers: outfielder Justin Williams, left-hander Genesis Cabrera and right-hander Roel Ramirez.The move is another dramatic change for a disappointing St. Louis team that entered the day fourth in the NL Central and fired former manager Mike Matheny in mid-July. The Cardinals are likely to miss the...

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Rays acquisition Tommy Pham is already in his prime

Let’s get to know the newest member of the team. In a trading deadline that was set to revolve around selling the remaining team control of Chris Archer, the Rays swung an unexpected move, sending three minor league prospects to St. Louis to acquire Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham. I’m still processing this, as I’m sure of most of you are, but it’s certainly a bold and proactive move. The Rays had a need for a right-handed corner bat, now and in the future, so they went out and got one. What did the Rays acquire? Pham hit .306/.411/.520 last year, and garnered MVP votes. The 2018...

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Cardinals deal Pham to Rays as trading deadline arrives

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor league players, outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez.The Cardinals also received international cap space in the four-player trade announced Tuesday, baseballs deadline for trades without waivers.There had already been a flurry of moves this week, including closers Roberto Osuna (to Houston) and Ken Giles (to Toronto) switching teams, Seattle picking up Adam Warren and Zach Duke, Lance Lynn joining the New York Yankees, Adam Duvall...

Cardinals beat Rockies in extra innings after Martinez exits with injury

Marcell Ozuna smacked his 13th home run of the season to left center with one out in the 10th, and the Cardinals had come back for a 5-4 win to take some of the sting out of losing Martinez.

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Chicago Cubs: Karl Ravech talks Cubs-Cardinals, Cole Hamels addition

We sat down with Karl Ravech to talk about the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals rivalry, the Kris Bryant injury and the legacy of Sammy Sosa. Ahead of this weekend’s showdown between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, I sat down with Karl Ravech of ESPN. We covered a pretty wide array of […] Chicago Cubs: Karl Ravech talks Cubs-Cardinals, Cole Hamels addition - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Building a trade for Chris Archer

Which team really has the pieces to make a deal? At this point there almost too many teams in on Chris Archer to list. Archer, whose availability at the trade line is dominating baseball chatter, is creating a lot of interest and with that much smoke there’s fire. As the trade deadline nears, the teams involved are coming into focus. Beyond the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals, three more teams have been added to the potential suitor list. #Yankees, #Dodgers and #Padres among teams trying for #Rays’ Chris Archer, sources tell me and @JimBowdenGM.— Ken Rosenthal...

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MLB Trade Deadline: The Cardinals have what it takes to trade for Chris Archer

Not much unlike the San Diego Padres, it would appear the St. Louis Cardinals are positioned to make a trade for the Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer, with the team’s beat now focusing on such a deal. When it comes to gaps in the Rays system, the Cardinals depth offers what the Rays are generally lacking, and could offer a deep trade that would diversify risk for the Rays’ key trade chip. It starts with the outfield, where the Rays depth is almost entirely left handed through the top three levels of the system. Here the Cardinals have an outfielder they have found to be superfluous in...

Goold: Making a case the listing Cardinals should trade for a starter

Past, and possibly present, interest in Rays starter Chris Archer shows how Cardinals could address an imminent and begin a quick-turnaround rebuild.