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  1. Report: The Cardinals will wear a patch this season in memory of Oscar Taveras

    Jan 17, 2015, 2:25 PM EST

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    The Cardinals will wear an “OT” patch this season in memory of Oscar Taveras, who died in a car crash in October.

  2. Cardinals are “exploring” trades for Cole Hamels or David Price, signing Max Scherzer

    Jan 8, 2015, 12:01 AM EST

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    Could the Cardinals be gearing up for a big late-offseason splash?

  3. Carlos Martinez will wear No. 18 to honor Oscar Taveras

    Dec 8, 2014, 10:17 PM EST

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    Martinez was longtime friends with the deceased Cardinals outfielder and pleaded with Taveras not to drive on the night that he and his girlfriend died in a car crash.

  4. Not so fast on the Cardinals’ reported interest in Jon Lester

    Nov 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

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    “Their interest in the lefty appears as much opportunistic as enthusiastic.”

  5. Cardinals reportedly joining pursuit of Jon Lester

    Nov 18, 2014, 6:25 PM EST

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    Might the Cardinals be a darkhorse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes? Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM says they are “in pursuit,” citing a club source.

  6. Yadier Molina tested his injured left oblique with some swings and it did not go well

    Oct 15, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

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    Yadier Molina has remained on the Cardinals’ postseason roster despite suffering a strained left oblique in Game 2 of the NLCS — an injury that often takes over three weeks to recover from. But it doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing him in St. Louis’ starting lineup for the remainder of this series.

  7. Yadier Molina’s absence felt immediately as Giants take lead in the seventh inning

    Oct 12, 2014, 10:45 PM EST

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    The middle innings haven’t been kind to the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants.

  8. Cardinals demote Carlos Martinez to Triple-A

    Aug 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

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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.

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

    Aug 1, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

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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.

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

    Jul 25, 2014, 7:40 PM EST

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

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

    Jul 23, 2014, 6:24 PM EST

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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.

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

    Jul 21, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

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

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

    Jul 20, 2014, 12:31 PM EST

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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.

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

    Jul 18, 2014, 6:47 PM EST

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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.

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

    Jul 14, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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

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

    Jul 8, 2014, 7:58 PM EST

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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.

  17. Michael Wacha not ready to resume throwing

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

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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.

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

    Jul 7, 2014, 7:01 PM EST

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

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

    Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EST

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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?

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

    Jun 22, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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

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

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EST

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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.

  22. Adam Wainwright cleared to make his next start

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:49 PM EST

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    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.”

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

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EST

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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.

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

    Jun 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

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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.

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