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  1. Cardinals demote Carlos Martinez to Triple-A

    Aug 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Carlos Martinez is no longer needed in St. Louis’ rotation following trades for Justin Masterson and John Lackey, but rather than shifting him back to the bullpen the Cardinals have decided to send the 22-year-old right-hander to Triple-A.

  2. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington begins second roster overhaul

    Aug 1, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    For the second time in 22 months, Ben Cherington must find a way to turn a last place team into a winner — and fast.

  3. Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez return to Dodgers’ lineup

    Jul 25, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez are back. Making things even more interesting, Puig will play center field.

  4. Cardinals move Shelby Miller back into rotation and Carlos Martinez back to the bullpen

    Jul 23, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have decided to move Shelby Miller back into the starting rotation and Carlos Martinez to the bullpen for their upcoming three-game series at Wrigley Field. Miller will start Saturday afternoon against the Cubs.

  5. Clayton Kershaw nabbed the first stolen base of his career

    Jul 21, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    It was the first stolen base of Kershaw’s career. Obviously.

  6. Cardinals are interested in David Price, but “would want a financial commitment” from him

    Jul 20, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cardinals have interest in acquiring Rays ace David Price but only if they can be sure it’s not going to be a short-term rental.

  7. Pushed back start means Adam Wainwright vs. Clayton Kershaw won’t happen Sunday

    Jul 18, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Sunday Night Baseball this weekend features the Cardinals and Dodgers, and things had been lined up for All-Star starter Adam Wainwright to face off against the man some people felt should have gotten the starting nod, reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 14, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Jacob deGrom

    The last baseball that counts for a few days. Enjoy it, folks.

  9. Cardinals “looking for offense” … not Jake Peavy

    Jul 8, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jayson Stark and Gordon Edes reported Tuesday afternoon that the Cardinals were interested in acquiring veteran right-handed starter Jake Peavy from the last-place Red Sox, with Stark predicting that a trade could come together quickly. But it doesn’t sound like there’s a fit.

  10. Michael Wacha not ready to resume throwing

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Michael Wacha was shut down two weeks ago due to a stress reaction to the scapula bone in his throwing shoulder and the timeline for his return remains a question mark.

  11. Joe Kelly expected to be activated from disabled list Friday

    Jul 7, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Joe Kelly hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 16 due to a severe strain of his left hamstring.

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

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    Mike Napoli stole home. Though, really, we should call what he did something else. Also: are we at “Peak Brandon” in Major League Baseball?

  13. Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia both headed to the DL with shoulder injuries

    Jun 22, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Michael Wacha

    Bad news for the Cardinals: Two very important starters are headed to the disabled list with shoulder injuries.

  14. Cardinals skipping Michael Wacha’s next start for “rest”

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will not make his scheduled start Sunday, but the team says he’s healthy and they’re simply giving the 22-year-old some rest to limit his workload.

  15. Adam Wainwright cleared to make his next start

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    Adam Wainwright was scratched from his scheduled start Monday with a sore elbow, but the Cardinals ace threw 35-40 pitches in a bullpen session today and afterward told Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that he “felt very good … there were no signs of anything.”

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Royals are knocking on the door of first place after knocking a former Cy Young Award and MVP winner around pretty good.

  17. Carlos Martinez will start in place of Adam Wainwright on Monday night against the Mets

    Jun 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced Sunday morning that top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez — who has been serving as a reliever this year for St. Louis — will make a spot start Monday night in the club’s series opener at home against the visiting Mets.

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

  19. Tyler Lyons will take Joe Kelly’s rotation spot

    Apr 20, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have decided on a fill-in for starting pitcher Joe Kelly, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left hamstring that he suffered Wednesday while trying to beat out a groundball. It’ll be 26-year-old lefty Tyler Lyons.

  20. Cardinals place Joe Kelly on the disabled list

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

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    St. Louis has placed right-hander Joe Kelly on the disabled list after he injured his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single Wednesday.

  21. Joe Kelly leaves start with hamstring injury

    Apr 16, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly left today’s start against the Brewers after tweaking his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single in the sixth inning.

  22. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  23. 2014 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Another World Series run? The Cardinals have made the playoffs 10 times since 2000 and…

  24. Jaime Garcia to visit Dr. James Andrews

    Feb 25, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com: JUPITER, Fla. — The Cardinals are delaying comment on the results of Jaime Garcia‘s exam with team physician George Paletta until after the left-hander visits orthopedist James Andrews for a second opinion on Wednesday. Garcia began experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder last weekend and flew back to…

  25. Post-porno flap, the Cardinals tell their players to use social media The Right Way

    Feb 25, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Posting porno on a Twitter feed is something a low-class organization’s players will do. It’s not The Cardinal Way: A day after Deadspin, a sports website that posts commentary on various sports issues and athletes, posted a list of pornographic images that showed up on the Twitter feed of Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, manager Mike Matheny addressed players…

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