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St. Louis Cardinals rumors: Yadier Molina returning to lineup?

Yadier Molina may return to the St. Louis Cardinals lineup very soon, with the team needing a bit of a lift after an injury-plagued start to the 2018 campaign. The St. Louis Cardinals looked flat in their uninspired 5-1 loss at home to the lowly Kansas City Royals Tuesday night. Maybe they were riding the high […] St. Louis Cardinals rumors: Yadier Molina returning to lineup? - 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: Paul DeJong’s injury more serious than expected

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJon is going to miss significant time, with a fluke injury now more severe than initially believed. When it rains, it pours, and right now for the St. Louis Cardinals, it’s a full-blown monsoon of injuries. Thus far in 2018, they’ve sent 17 players to the Disabled List, with nine […] St. Louis Cardinals: Paul DeJong’s injury more serious than expected - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Gyorko gets first crack at shortstop

In the scramble to find a replacement for iron-man shortstop Paul DeJong, who had surgery for a fractured left hand Friday night, Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak called up infielder-outfielder Yairo Munoz from Memphis.

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St. Louis Cardinals: Wainwright’s move to 60-day DL may signal end of an era

As painful as it is to admit, Father Time is an unbeatable foe, and Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals may have finally admitted after sending him to to the 60-day disabled list to make room for the addition of Steven Baron following Carson Kelly’s injury. As the name suggests, being placed on the 60-day […] St. Louis Cardinals: Wainwright’s move to 60-day DL may signal end of an era - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: Carson Kelly injury suddenly leaves Cards short behind plate

Considered a luxury before the season for the St. Louis Cardinals to have top catching prospect Carson Kelly behind durable long-time starter Yadier Molina, the team now has neither after Kelly was put on the DL on Thursday The St. Louis Cardinals may soon be holding open tryouts with a sign posted stating “Have catcher’s […] St. Louis Cardinals: Carson Kelly injury suddenly leaves Cards short behind plate - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals: How to watch online, TV, lineups, and more

Following a one-game series sweep in Baltimore, the Phillies carry their road trip to St. Louis At the quarter-mark of the 2018 season, the Phillies are eight games above .500 for the first time since 2011. Through injuries and a managerial change, the 2018 Phillies are only a game back in the National League East. Speaking of […] Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals: How to watch online, TV, lineups, and more - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: Tyler Lyons to DL; Brett Cecil activated

The St. Louis Cardinals injury carousel continues to roll on with another bullpen move. This afternoon the St. Louis Cardinals placed Tyler Lyons on the 10-day DL with a mid-back strain. In a corresponding move the team has recalled Brett Cecil. The move will now put the Cardinals’ number of players to hit the DL […] St. Louis Cardinals: Tyler Lyons to DL; Brett Cecil activated - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mikolas improves to 5-0, Pham homers as Cards top Padres 2-1

SAN DIEGO — After three seasons in Japan, pitcher Miles Mikolas is making a strong first impression with the St. Louis Cardinals."He's performing at an All-Star-caliber level right now," teammate Tommy Pham said.Mikolas won his fifth straight decision to begin the season and Pham homered in his return from a groin injury, sending the Cardinals past the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night.Mikolas (5-0) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings against his former team, lowering his ERA to 2.51. The right-hander had never faced the Padres, who drafted him in 2009 and used him as a reliever from...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Carson Kelly returns from minor league ‘Exile’

With the injury to Yadier Molina on Saturday, Carson Kelly has returned from his exile in Memphis and assumed the primary catching duties for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Patience will be key for the Cardinals. Carson Kelly is back with the St. Louis Cardinals after being exiled (or optioned) to AAA Memphis during spring training. […] St. Louis Cardinals: Carson Kelly returns from minor league ‘Exile’ - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Series Preview: Twins @ Angels (Hot or not)

Another test for the Angels as the Twins are coming in hot Angels 22-14Twins 15-17 Don’t let their record fool you, the Twins may be below .500 but have been hot and are coming off a 5 game winning streak (6 of their last 7) that also included taking out the Cardinals 13-1 over 2 games. In terms of runs scored, these two teams are #2 and #3 in all of baseball over the past week Know your foe: Twins - who’s hot (last 7 days):Eddie Rosario.438 AVG, 3 home runs, 10 RBIsEduardo Escobar .438 OBP, 3 home runs, 4 walksEntire bullpen: 0.78 ERA, 2 saves, 28 Ks, 22 IP Injury Update: Byron...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Cardinals’ streak goes cold as Romero, Twins, pick up win

The St. Louis Cardinals (20-13) fell to the Minnesota Twins (14-17), 6-0, on May 7. With injuries running rampant paired with questionable play, the St. Louis Cardinals having a game like this was inevitable. The St. Louis Cardinals were simply unable to get anything going here, once again having been stifled by a rookie pitcher. […] St. Louis Cardinals: Cardinals’ streak goes cold as Romero, Twins, pick up win - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pham out of lineup against Cubs

In the ever-changing world of Cardinals baseball, there are injuries. And then there are injuries.

Preview: Cardinals vs. Twins

Scouting report • The Cardinals hold a 12-10 interleague mark against the Twins, including 10-4 in St. Louis and 3-2 at new Busch Stadium. ... Two of the Twins’ top players, third baseman Miguel Sano (left hamstring injury) and Gold…

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Cards' Molina has surgery, out 1 month after groin injury

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals say catcher Yadier Molina has undergone surgery and is expected to miss a month after being hit in the groin by a foul tip.The Cardinals placed Molina on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. They said the eight-time All-Star is projected to miss at least four weeks with what the team called a pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma.Molina left Saturdays game against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning after being hit in the groin when Kris Bryant a tipped 102-mph pitch from reliever Jordan Hicks. Molina immediately fell to the ground in pain and was replaced...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina will miss significant time after having surgery

St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will miss at least one month, after a fluke injury against the Chicago Cubs late in Saturday afternoon’s game. The St. Louis Cardinals had much to celebrate after Saturday’s dramatic 8-6 walk-off win against the hated Chicago Cubs — taking over first place in the National League Central. […] St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina will miss significant time after having surgery - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Bader, Pena step in as Cardinals deal with injuries

Molina undergoes surgery, expected to be out for at least a month

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who underwent surgery Saturday night, will be out for at least a month.

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Cervelli helps Pirates rally for 6-2 win over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH — Francisco Cervelli hit his fourth home run of the season as part of a two-RBI effort in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.He hit just five homers in all of 2017.It's been quite a strong start for the 32-year-old. Through the Pirates' first 27 games, he leads the team in RBIs with 20, is second in home runs and batting average (.307) and on-base percentage (.393).Cervelli credits the hot start to finally being healthy after a year and a half of near-constant maladies. He had hamate bone surgery in 2016, an injury that takes a long time...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Tommy Pham’s bizarre injury aids heroics in Card’s victory

Tommy Pham’s bizarre injury leads to a big day for the St. Louis Cardinals. As the St. Louis Cardinals were putting the hurt to the New York Mets in Tuesday’s 9-1 victory, Tommy Pham was experiencing a bit of hurt of his own — so much so that he removed himself from the game in […] St. Louis Cardinals: Tommy Pham’s bizarre injury aids heroics in Card’s victory - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pham to return after brief absence

Center fielder Tommy Pham, the Cardinals’ best overall player so far, said he wasn’t at 100 percent to play Sunday as he missed his second game in succession with a groin injury. “I’d rather wait until Tuesday,” said Pham, who…