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  1. Koji Uehara has no structural damage in shoulder

    Apr 14, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    The Red Sox closer is scheduled to rejoin the team tomorrow.

  2. Koji Uehara is dealing with shoulder tightness

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    Koji Uehara will try throwing tomorrow before the Red Sox decide on the next step.

  3. 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    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 Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…

  4. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    giancarlo stanton getty

    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 Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…

  5. Cameron Maybin getting MRI on left shoulder

    Mar 2, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

    cameron maybin getty

    Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin was limited to 14 games in 2013 due to wrist and knee injuries, and now his 2014 is off to a concerning start. Maybin landed hard on his left shoulder while diving for a ball in Sunday afternoon’s Cactus League game vs. the Reds and will have an MRI on…

  6. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  7. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  8. Red Sox sign Edward Mujica

    Dec 5, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Edward Mujica‘s late-season struggles (and arm/back problems) caused him to go from the Cardinals’ closer to out of their playoff plans, but it hasn’t stopped him from getting a nice payday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the right-hander has agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million deal with the Red Sox. St. Louis acquired…

  9. Report: Angels interested in free agent reliever Joe Smith

    Nov 21, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Joe Smith Getty

    The Angels failed to retain left-hander Jason Vargas when he jumped at a four-year, $32 million contract from the Royals today, but Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the club continues to pursue free agent reliever Joe Smith as a possible bullpen upgrade. Smith quietly owns a 2.97…

  10. Report: Phillies GM Ruben Amaro willing to give three years for a new set-up man

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweeted last night that the Phillies are “strongly pursuing” set-up men to pitch the eighth inning behind closer Jonathan Papelbon, namely Edward Mujica. Passan says the Phillies are believed to be willing to go up to three years for such a bullpen piece. Though it doesn’t make sense from a…

  11. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  12. Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal own the late innings for Cardinals

    Oct 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Even as Michael Wacha was through five scoreless, one thing seemed pretty clear: his pitch count up to 90, the sixth would be his final inning. That sixth inning didn’t go as planned, but the seventh through ninth innings sure did. The Cardinals rallied from 2-1 down beat the Red Sox 4-2 in Game 2,…

  13. Koji Uehara is your ALCS MVP

    Oct 20, 2013, 12:28 AM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    Closer Koji Uehara has been Mr. Dependable for the Red Sox all year long and he’s finally been rewarded for it. Not only does he get to pitch in the World Series, he will go home tonight with some hardware, earning MVP of the ALCS for a sterling effort, notching three saves in as many…

  14. Dodgers stay alive with NLCS Game 5 win over Cardinals

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

    zack greinke getty

    The NLCS is headed back to Busch Stadium. Zack Greinke found trouble early but settled in late as the Dodgers rolled to a 6-4 defeat of the visiting Cardinals in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles. Greinke loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the…

  15. Cardinals’ injuries taking a toll with elimination near

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau, Matt Adams

    In some ways, the Cardinals are better off than most. They don’t lose much at first base with Matt Adams filling in for Allen Craig, and they’re still fine in the ninth since Trevor Rosenthal replaced the sore-shouldered Edward Mujica in the closer’s role. But the truth is that both injuries played huge roles in…

  16. Cardinals leave Shelby Miller out of NLDS rotation

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller was one of the best starters in the National League this season, posting a 3.06 ERA in 31 starts while striking out 169 batters in 173 innings and holding opponents to a .234 batting average. And yet the Cardinals just announced that he’ll spend the entire NLDS in the bullpen, with…

  17. NLDS Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Pirates and Cardinals have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Pittsburgh Pirates (94-68) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (97-65) The Matchups Game 1 Today in St. Louis: A.J. Burnett vs. Adam…

  18. Demoted closer Edward Mujica makes Cardinals’ playoff roster

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    Edward Mujica Getty

    Edward Mujica pitched himself out of the Cardinals’ closer role and was so shaky down the stretch that there was speculation about leaving him off the playoff roster, but he’ll be part of the bullpen for the NLDS. Mujica has struggled with shoulder problems and allowed opponents to hit .514 in September, giving up runs…

  19. Edward Mujica is a mess

    Sep 29, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    edward mujica getty

    Edward Mujica had a ridiculous 1.73 ERA and 43/3 K/BB ratio over his first 57 1/3 innings this season. But the righty’s September has been nightmarish. Mujica allowed three hits and two earned runs while recording only one out in an appearance Saturday night in St. Louis’ 6-2 defeat of the Cubs and now has…

  20. Cardinals shut out the Cubs 7-0 to clinch the NL Central

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:11 PM EDT

    David Freese

    Though a formality at this point, the Cardinals officially clinched the NL Central tonight with a 7-0 blanking of the Cubs. The offense got to Cubs starter Travis Wood early, scoring three times on a two-run double by Yadier Molina and an RBI single by Jon Jay. Wood exited after the first, as the one…

  21. Edward Mujica is getting a break from the closer role

    Sep 21, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Edward Mujica Getty

    Here’s something you don’t want to hear if you are a Cardinals fan. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals closer Edward Mujica admitted yesterday that fatigue has caused him to alter his mechanics. “My body feels like a little bit tired, and my release point is getting a little bit up,”…

  22. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 21, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    The Cardinals have themselves a little breathing room in the National League Central. Though closer Edward Mujica struggled again and put the Brewers in position to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cardinals eventually won 7-6 in 10 innings. Carlos Beltran drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly…

  23. Dennis Eckersley: Closing “not as tough as you think”

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Dennis Eckersley

    For years, we have been inundated with the sentiment that there is nothing tougher, nothing that requires more focus and mental fortitude than being a Major League closer. Former Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley, who authored two of the best relief seasons of all time in 1990 (0.61 ERA. 48 saves) and ’92 (won the AL…

  24. Cardinals acquire reliever John Axford from Brewers

    Aug 30, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    John Axford

    With closer Edward Mujica pitching through shoulder problems the Cardinals decided to add some veteran bullpen depth, acquiring former closer John Axford from the Brewers for a player to be named later. Axford pitched his way out of ninth-inning duties in Milwaukee after saving a league-high 46 games in 2011 and 35 games last season,…

  25. Adam Wainwright throws complete game for NL-leading 15th victory

    Aug 24, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright Getty

    The Cardinals were without closer Edward Mujica last night due to a nagging back issue, but Adam Wainwright rendered that moot by tossing his major league-leading fifth complete game in a 3-1 win over the Braves at Busch Stadium. He now leads the National League with 15 victories. Wainwright held the Braves to six singles…

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