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  1. Diamondbacks and Miguel Montero agree to five-year, $60 million extension

    May 25, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

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    Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero have agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract extension. The deal is expected to be officially announced at a press conference tomorrow. Montero was due to hit free agency this offseason, but he’ll now be signed through the 2017 season. The new…

  2. Chipper Jones is very impressed with Stephen Strasburg

    May 25, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Chipper Jones has been teammates with future Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz and he got to see plenty of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Kevin Brown during their heydays. Stephen Strasburg, though, might outclass them all: “He has the best stuff, the best repertoire of pitches that I’ve seen on…

  3. Lance Berkman out at least 8-10 weeks after knee surgery

    May 25, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman, Mike Matheny

    The total extent of Lance Berkman‘s knee injury was unclear until he underwent surgery this morning and now the verdict is in, as the Cardinals announced that he’ll miss “approximately 8-10 weeks.” According to the team the surgery repaired Berkman’s torn meniscus, but there was no mention of his ACL after the veteran switch-hitter and…

  4. Mark Ellis released from hospital following emergency leg surgery

    May 24, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

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    More good news for Mark Ellis. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Ellis was released from the hospital today, six days after he underwent an emergency fasciotomy which may have saved his left leg. Ellis injured the leg when he was taken out on a slide at second base by Cardinals’ infielder…

  5. Orioles sign well-traveled J.C. Romero to minor-league deal

    May 24, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    At this point J.C. Romero is running out of teams for which he hasn’t already played, but the Orioles are one of the few holdouts and today they signed the 35-year-old reliever to a minor-league contract. Romero was released by the Cardinals two weeks ago and spent time in four different organizations last season, bouncing…

  6. Lance Berkman’s knee surgery is postponed a day

    May 24, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman, Mike Matheny

    This is not really significant, but the reasoning is fun: Lance Berkman‘s right knee surgery, scheduled for this morning, is postponed until the 25th due to a conflict in the surgeon’s schedule. — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 24, 2012   Conflicts happen, I guess. I find it interesting though because anyone who has had…

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

    May 24, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 3: Alex Rodriguez would like the New York sporting press to write more career obituaries for him. It seems to suit him nicely (2 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI). Reds 2, Braves 1: Todd Frazier hit a walkoff homer. It came off  Cristhian Martinez because, as everyone knows, Fredi Gonzalez would be drummed…

  8. Allen Craig expected to take batting practice Thursday

    May 23, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Good news here for the hobbled Cardinals. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Allen Craig tested his strained left hamstring Wednesday with “some running” and is planning to take batting practice on the field before Thursday’s series-opener against the Phillies. Craig has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 17 and is…

  9. Lance Berkman to undergo knee surgery tomorrow

    May 23, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman, Mike Matheny

    UPDATE: Berkman’s surgery is set for tomorrow morning, says Strauss. ========== Lance Berkman told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that he’ll undergo knee surgery either tomorrow or Friday, but rather than have the operation in Colorado as expected he’ll instead go under the knife in Houston. Berkman still lives in Houston after…

  10. Oblique strain sends Matt Carpenter to disabled list

    May 23, 2012, 3:22 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Another day, another Cardinal on the disabled list. Matt Carpenter left last night’s game with a strained oblique muscle and the Cardinals have placed him on the shelf, calling up Steven Hill from Triple-A to serve as a third catcher. Hill has also played some first base and outfield, so he could move around a…

  11. Is Lance Berkman a Hall of Famer?

    May 23, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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    There have been several times over the past 12 years or so when Lance Berkman has certainly felt like a Hall of Famer. In the moment, anyway, as he went on tears and put up seasons that matched up with all manner of men in Cooperstown. But, given that he didn’t have a full time…

  12. Kyle McClellan to avoid elbow surgery, rest for 6-8 weeks

    May 23, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    As the injuries continue to pile up in St. Louis the Cardinals got a bit of good news on the health front, as doctors believe reliever Kyle McClellan‘s partially torn elbow ligament won’t require surgery. McClellan got a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews and for once that wasn’t a precursor to going under the…

  13. Matt Carpenter tweaks his oblique, getting an MRI

    May 23, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Things the Cardinals don’t need right now: more injuries.  But they have one, as Matt Carpenter hurt his oblique muscle and had to leave the game after hitting a double last night. Carpenter, who was starting for the struggling David Freese, will have an MRI today. The Cardinals already have lost Lance Berkman for an extended…

  14. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2012, 5:59 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 4, Padres 0: Tough break for San Diego to have Adam Wainwright figure it out and throw a four-hit shutout while they were in town, but I really do need them to go on a bad skid right now. I’m taking my kids to their first major league game when we go to San…

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

    May 22, 2012, 6:10 AM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Marlins 7, Rockies 4: Jamie Moyer pitched in his 50th different major league park. But he may have given up his longest most hellacious homer ever. Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam that went 438 feet in basically a straight line and broke the friggin’ scoreboard. Roy Hobbs stuff, there. Gave the Marlins the lead and,…

  16. Cardinals GM: No evidence of ACL tear for Lance Berkman

    May 21, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman

    Maybe some good news for St. Louis: GM John Mozeliak said Monday that an MRI showed only a meniscus tear in Lance Berkman‘s knee. There was no ACL damage evident. Berkman is expected to get a second opinion. Mozeliak said there remains “some uncertainty” about the actual condition of Berkman’s knee. An ACL tear has…

  17. Report: Lance Berkman has a torn ACL, may consider retirement

    May 21, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Lance Berkman, Mike Matheny

    This is bad news and, if confirmed today, could spell the end of Lance Berkman‘s career. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the Cardinals’ “early diagnosis” is that Lance Berkman has suffered a torn ACL.  An MRI will be performed today to confirm. Berkman was injured on Saturday night at Dodger…

  18. Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy has career day with 7 RBI

    May 20, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

    Jonathan Lucroy

    Jonathan Lucroy had never hit cleanup before being penciled in there against the Twins and Jason Marquis on Sunday. The Brewers might want to leave him there for a while. Lucroy hit his third and fourth homers of the season and drove in a career-high seven runs as part of a 16-4 rout of Minnesota.…

  19. Mark Ellis out at least six weeks after emergency fasciotomy

    May 20, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Mark Ellis had to undergo an emergency fasciotomy Saturday to relieve pressure in his left leg after being upended by the Cardinals’ Tyler Greene while attempting to turn a double play on Friday night. He made it through the procedure fine but will be sidelined “at least six weeks” according to beat man Dylan Hernandez…

  20. Cardinals place Lance Berkman on disabled list, call up first base prospect Matt Adams

    May 20, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

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    According to the club’s official Twitter feed, the Cardinals placed Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday afternoon with a right knee injury and purchased the contract of first base prospect Matt Adams from Triple-A Memphis. Berkman was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Dodgers after stretching awkwardly at first base to grab a throw from…

  21. Indians closer Chris Perez will do his part to improve attendance in Cleveland

    May 20, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

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    “Guys don’t want to come over here and people wonder why,” Indians closer Chris Perez told the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram after Saturday’s defeat of the Marlins, attended by just over 29,000 fans. “Why doesn’t Carlos Beltran want to come over here? Well, because of that. That’s part of it. It doesn’t go unnoticed—trust us. That’s definitely…

  22. Lance Berkman leaves game with serious-looking knee injury

    May 20, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

    Lance Berkman, Mike Matheny

    The Cardinals are suddenly taking punches. First baseman Lance Berkman had to be helped off the field Saturday night at Dodger Stadium after losing his balance while stretching for a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal. It appeared that his right knee buckled under him, and he was clearly in pain as he carefully made his…

  23. Carlos Beltran back in Cardinals’ starting lineup tonight

    May 18, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    After sitting out this week due to soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee and plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Carlos Beltran is back in the Cardinals’ starting lineup tonight against the Dodgers. Beltran hasn’t started since Sunday, but his return appeared imminent after he was healthy enough to pinch-hit during yesterday’s game. Beltran is…

  24. Kyle McClellan diagnosed with partial tear of UCL in elbow

    May 18, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

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    We heard earlier this morning that right-hander Kyle McClellan feared the possibility of requiring Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. There’s still a chance it may happen, but he received a minor piece of good news after being examined by Cardinals’ head team physician Dr. George Paletta. B.J. Rains of FOX…

  25. Cardinals fear Kyle McClellan’s elbow injury may be serious

    May 18, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Kyle McClellan left last night’s game with elbow soreness and admitted afterward that he’s been pitching with pain for several weeks now. McClellan, who underwent Tommy John surgery as a minor leaguer in 2006, told Rick Eymer of MLB.com: “The pain is somewhat similar to when I did it in the minors, but that was…

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