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  1. Jason Heyward and the Cardinals have not talked extension

    Aug 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Heyward is three months from a big payday as a free agent.

  2. Matt Holliday diagnosed with Grade 2 quadriceps strain

    Jun 9, 2015, 7:56 PM EDT

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    Matt Holliday was placed on the disabled list Tuesday after suffering a right quad injury in the outfield Monday night in Denver. An MRI was taken, and the official diagnosis is in …

  3. Cardinals reliever Jordan Walden out 6-10 weeks with shoulder injury

    May 6, 2015, 5:25 PM EDT

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    Acquired from the Braves as part of the Jason Heyward trade this offseason, Walden posted a 0.87 ERA and 12/4 K/BB ratio in 10 innings for the Cardinals.

  4. Jordan Walden lands on disabled list with biceps injury

    May 3, 2015, 1:22 PM EDT

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    Walden felt discomfort in his right arm while warming up on Saturday afternoon. He told reporters after Saturday’s game that he’s not concerned, but it’s a scary situation for the Cardinals given how well the 27-year-old setup man pitched in April.

  5. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 11, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Joey Votto

    The Reds won in their final at-bat for the fourth time in four games to start the season. Tigers pitching finally yielded an earned run. Mark Buehrle won his 200th career game. Friday had a lot of interesting results.

  6. Jason Heyward, Adam Wainwright lead Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the Cubs on Opening Night

    Apr 5, 2015, 11:23 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    The Cardinals blanked the Cubs 3-0 on Opening Night in Chicago on Sunday, officially kicking off the 2015 regular season.

  7. 2015 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 18, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have advanced to the NLCS in nine of the last 15 seasons — 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Can this 2015 group follow in those footsteps?

  8. Jason Heyward happy for a fresh start with the Cardinals

    Mar 8, 2015, 11:07 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Jason Heyward sounds like he’s pleased with the newest chapter in his career.

  9. Jason Heyward open to signing an extension beyond Opening Day

    Jan 17, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Unlike some players, Jason Heyward will still talk extension with the Cardinals once the season starts.

  10. Mike Matheny likely to bat Jason Heyward second in Cardinals’ lineup

    Dec 28, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will likely bat Jason Heyward second behind Matt Carpenter to begin the 2015 season.

  11. Cardinals, Jordan Walden avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    Dec 23, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Jordan Walden Getty

    Walden’s deal also includes a team option for 2017, which would cover his first year of free agency.

  12. The Braves appear to be a long shot for free agent left-hander Jon Lester

    Dec 1, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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    The Braves shed some salary when they dealt Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the Cardinals last month and they could shed even more if they trade Justin Upton, but it appears that they are getting priced out of the mix.

  13. Cardinals reportedly joining pursuit of Jon Lester

    Nov 18, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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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.

  14. Acquisition of Arodys Vizcaino makes Braves likelier to trade a set-up man

    Nov 16, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

    Arodys Vizcaino

    The Braves could deal a set-up man now that they’ve added Arodys Vizcaino into the mix.

  15. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 9, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Tommy La Stella AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday in MLB, including a long-awaited win for the Braves.

  16. Braves activate Jordan Walden, send Alex Wood to Triple-A to prep as a starter

    Jun 10, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Alex Wood

    Alex Wood has split his first two seasons between the Braves’ bullpen and rotation, making 18 starts and 31 relief appearances. And he’s been very good, posting a 3.26 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 138 innings overall.

  17. Craig Kimbrel struggles in return from right shoulder issue, apologizes for reaction to being pulled

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Craig Kimbrel was called on Saturday for the first time since complaining of discomfort in his shoulder last Monday. The appearance did not go smoothly.

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

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  19. 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…

  20. Will the Braves be able to lock up their core?

    Feb 2, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    The Braves’ winter full of arbitration cases was an indication of the problems lurking just beyond the horizon — their core of young, talented players is starting to get very expensive, and inching ever closer to free agency. The organization has been among the more thrifty in Major League Baseball lately, keeping a payroll below…

  21. Braves and Jordan Walden avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Jordan Walden Getty

    Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Braves and reliever Jordan Walden have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.49 million contract. Walden was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Acquired from the Angels for Tommy Hanson last November, the 26-year-old right-hander posted a 3.45 ERA and 54/14 K/BB ratio over 47…

  22. With Craig Kimbrel watching, Braves blow late lead

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:35 AM EDT

    Juan Uribe, Yasiel Puig

    Craig Kimbrel hadn’t pitched two innings in a game since 2011, and the Braves weren’t about to have him try to get six outs now. It’s a decision they’ll think about all winter after Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead two-run homer off David Carpenter, leading the Dodgers past the Braves and into the NLCS on…

  23. Dodgers rout Braves to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

    It was a close back-and-forth affair between the Braves and Dodgers for the first three and a half innings in Game 3 of the NLDS in Los Angeles tonight. The game was tied at four-all, then the Dodger offense woke up, building a lead as large as nine runs entering the bottom of the ninth.…

  24. Dodgers extend lead against Braves in Game 1 of NLDS

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:56 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig AP

    The Braves got on the board against Clayton Kershaw in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the Dodgers got a run right back in the top of the sixth inning. Jordan Walden took over for Luis Ayala to begin the sixth inning and retired Carl Crawford on a ground out, but he then gave…

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