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  1. Why aren’t the Cardinals playing Oscar Taveras?

    Jul 22, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

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    Oscar Taveras has started just two of the Cardinals’ last seven games and the left-handed-hitting outfield prospect is not in St. Louis’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Getting the nod instead is the right-handed-hitting Allen Craig. What’s the deal?

  2. 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.

  3. Anthony Rendon: “I don’t watch baseball … it’s too long and boring”

    Jul 17, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Anthony Rendon definitely didn’t mind missing out on the All-Star game.

  4. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  5. Cardinals recall top prospect Oscar Taveras from Triple-A

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Stud prospect Oscar Taveras was demoted back to the minors on June 13 after struggling in his 11-game debut with the Cardinals, but the team just announced that he’s been recalled from Triple-A.

  6. Cardinals send stud prospect Oscar Taveras to the minors

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Oscar Taveras‘ recovery from last year’s ankle surgery has gone much more slowly than expected and has recently led to hamstring problems as well, and today the Cardinals optioned the 22-year-old stud outfield prospect to minor-league camp. That means Taveras will begin the season at Triple-A–and possibly on the Triple-A disabled list–after initially having at…

  7. Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras still hurting, unlikely to be on Opening Day roster

    Mar 11, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Oscar Taveras‘ ankle problems have lingered following last season’s surgery and now the stud outfield prospect is having hamstring issues in the same leg, so it sounds like the Cardinals have all but ruled out his making the team. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that Taveras “needed…

  8. Peter Bourjos back in action on Sunday after missing a week with right hamstring tightness

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

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    Goods news Sunday morning in Cardinals camp. According to beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, outfielder Peter Bourjos is back in the starting lineup for Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the Nationals after sitting out for seven days with tightness in his right hamstring. Bourjos dealt with chronic leg problems during his…

  9. Peter Bourjos being hampered by leg tightness

    Mar 5, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Troubling news Wednesday out of Cardinals camp. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Peter Bourjos has been held out of Grapefruit League action since Sunday because of what’s being called a “tight leg.” Bourjos has already been ruled out for Thursday’s Grapefruit League tilt with the Twins and it’s not clear when he might be…

  10. Miguel Sano to have elbow examined after more soreness

    Feb 28, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Twins Daily

    More bad news for stud prospects, as slugging Twins third baseman Miguel Sano joins Oscar Taveras and Taijuan Walker in having negative injury updates today. Sano has been dealing with elbow problems since winter ball, but was cleared for game action upon arriving at Twins camp. Unfortunately in yesterday’s game he tweaked his elbow making…

  11. Taijuan Walker shut down with shoulder inflammation

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Taijuan Walker

    It’s a bad day for top prospects and injuries. First the Cardinals aren’t ready to put Oscar Taveras into a game because his ankle isn’t fully healed and now the Mariners announced that Taijuan Walker will be shut down for at least a week after an exam revealed shoulder inflammation. Walker complained of shoulder soreness…

  12. Oscar Taveras’ ankle “isn’t good enough” for game action

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

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    Cardinals stud prospect Oscar Taveras said back in January that his surgically repaired ankle felt “100 percent” after causing him to miss much of last season, but after seeing him run early in camp the team disagrees. In fact, manager Mike Matheny told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch this morning that Taveras…

  13. Oscar Taveras does “extensive running” for first time since last summer’s ankle surgery

    Feb 12, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Cardinals top outfield prospect Oscar Taveras was limited to 46 games last season at Triple-A Memphis because of a severe right ankle injury that eventually required surgery. He was ordered to take it easy this winter so that the damage could fully heal. Now that Cardinals camp has opened in Jupiter, Florida, the hard-swinging 21-year-old…

  14. Another day, another prospect list with Byron Buxton No. 1

    Jan 29, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Byron Buxton

    At this point I might be getting sick of writing these “Byron Buxton named No. 1 prospect by X” posts, except I’m a Twins fan and it’s negative-10 degrees here in Minnesota and it’s basically all I’ve got. Anyway, the latest to pick Buxton as the best prospect in the world is Keith Law of…

  15. Twins prospect Miguel Sano has high expectations for himself in 2014

    Jan 26, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Miguel Sano

    MLB.com recently released their list of the top 100 prospects in baseball. The Twins, as expected, had two of the very best with outfielder Byron Buxton at #1 and third baseman Miguel Sano at #4, sandwiched between Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley. The expectations are already high for Sano going into…

  16. MLB.com names Byron Buxton as baseball’s best prospect

    Jan 24, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Byron Buxton

    MLB.com prospect experts Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis released their top 100 list yesterday and to absolutely no one’s surprise 20-year-old Twins center field prospect Byron Buxton is in the top spot. Buxton split last year between two levels of Single-A, batting .334 with 49 extra-base hits, 76 walks, and 55 stolen bases in 125…

  17. Oscar Taveras feels “100 percent”

    Jan 19, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Cardinals top outfield prospect Oscar Taveras was supposed to arrive in the major leagues by the middle of the 2013 season, but he suffered a severe high right ankle sprain last May and eventually needed surgery to repair the damage. He wound up appearing in just 46 games for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and was…

  18. Handicapping the NL Rookie of the Year race

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jedd Gyorko

    The AL had an historic Rookie of the Year class last year, but this year, the NL appears to have the stronger group of the two leagues. The one issue: a lot of these talents are likely to have to wait until June or July for their opportunities, if they come this year at all.…

  19. 2013 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:43 AM 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 2013 season. Up next: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Can the Cards keep rolling? The Cardinals have made the playoffs nine times…

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