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  1. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny not doing his team any favors

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

    World Series Red Sox Cardinals Baseball

    It started with the lineup: Mike Matheny chose to go with Shane Robinson in center field in Game 5 and had him bat second, with Carlos Beltran dropping into the cleanup spot. On the surface, it didn’t seem like a great move. Maybe it would have turned out better had leadoff man Matt Carpenter gotten…

  2. 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…

  3. Cardinals grab top seed in National League playoffs

    Sep 29, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    mike matheny getty

    One of the few things still undetermined at the start of play Sunday has now been … determined. Despite a lineup that was without Matt Holliday and an oddly-timed substitution of Tony Cruz for Yadier Molina just before first pitch, the Cardinals rolled to a 4-0 victory over the Cubs in Sunday’s regular-season finale at Busch…

  4. Yadier Molina absent Wednesday due to family situation

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com: Both Yadier and brother Bengie (the Cardinals’ assistant hitting coach) will not be at Busch Stadium on Wednesday due to what manager Mike Matheny described as a family situation. No further details were provided by the Cardinals, and there was no assurance that both Molinas would be back tomorrow. Tony Cruz will start…

  5. Cardinals activate Tony Cruz off the disabled list

    Sep 1, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    tony cruz getty

    As first relayed by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have activated backup catcher Tony Cruz from the 15-day disabled list. Adron Chambers was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in the Cardinals’ only other September 1 roster move. Cruz played a whole month with a painful stress fracture in his right forearm and…

  6. Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz played a month with forearm stress fracture

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v St. Louis Cardinals

    Yadier Molina returning from a sprained knee yesterday led to the Cardinals placing catcher Tony Cruz on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his right forearm. And as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports, it turns out Cruz had been playing through the stress fracture for weeks and possibly as…

  7. MRI shows no structural damage in Yadier Molina’s knee

    Jul 31, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    yadier molina cardinals getty

    Promising news here for the second-place Cardinals. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, an MRI taken Wednesday on the sore right knee of catcher Yadier Molina showed inflammation but no structural damage. Cards manager Mike Matheny said the team is “optimistic” that Molina will only require a minimal stay on the 15-day disabled list. The Cardinals…

  8. Cardinals place catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

    yadi molina getty

    As first reported by MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, the Cardinals have placed catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Molina has been dealing with the knee injury since early July and he aggravated it on Tuesday night in St. Louis’ 6-0 loss at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. Shane Robinson has also been…

  9. Cardinals seeking catching help, suggesting that Yadier Molina’s knee injury is serious

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    molina getty

    Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina made an early exit from Tuesday night’s 6-0 loss to the Pirates with what is being labeled a right knee sprain. He is back in St. Louis on Wednesday for an MRI, which is expected to yield a more exact diagnosis. It’s probably safe to assume the injury is serious. According…

  10. Yadier Molina headed to disabled list with right knee sprain

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    The biggest series in PNC Park history is off to a promising start. For the home team, that is. The Cardinals entered the five-game set with a 1 1/2-game lead over the Pirates in the National League Central standings and are now 1 1/2 games back after three straight losses. But wait. There’s more. According…

  11. MRI taken Saturday night on Yadier Molina’s right knee showed no structural damage

    Jul 7, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sent a wave of fright through the Midwest on Saturday when he announced in his postgame press conference that Yadier Molina was on his way to the hospital to have his right knee examined by team doctors. But the Cardinals and their fans can breathe again. According to USA Today’s Bob…

  12. Yadier Molina drops one-game suspension appeal

    Jun 5, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has officially dropped his appeal and will serve his one-game suspension on Wednesday night in St. Louis. Molina caught all 14 innings of Tuesday’s 7-6 loss to the Diamondbacks, so he was probably going to rest this evening anyway. Tony Cruz will…

  13. Yadier Molina hurt trying to avoid pitch, leaves game

    Sep 22, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina

    4:35 p.m. EDT update: The Cardinals report that Molina departed due to lower back spasms. Consider him day-to-day. /// Yadier Molina was removed from Saturday’s game against the Cubs in the ninth inning after injuring himself while getting out of the way of a Carlos Marmol pitch. It appeared to be either a hip or oblique…

  14. Yadier Molina says clean hit, he’ll be back in a day or two

    Aug 29, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Josh Harrison, Yadier Molina

    Taking about the collision that knocking him out of Tuesday’s game, Yadier Molina called Josh Harrison‘s hit a “clean play,” according to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch. “Clean play,” Molina said. “Clean play. That’s part of baseball. He did what he had to do and I did what I had to do. It sucks because you don’t…

  15. UPDATE: Yadier Molina day-to-day after home-plate collision

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina AP

    UPDATE: Good news for the Cardinals. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Molina checked out OK following a SCAT II concussion test and X-rays. 8:55 PM: Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Molina left with an back/neck/shoulder strain. The important thing to note here is that there was no mention of a concussion. He’s considered…

  16. Pirates outlast Cardinals 6-3 in 19 innings

    Aug 19, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez

    The Pirates and Cardinals had already split a pair of one-run games Friday and Saturday, but they were just setting the table for Sunday’s marathon, a 19-inning affair won by Pittsburgh 6-3. Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead homer off Barret Browning in the top of the 19th to break the tie, and Andrew McCutchen later…

  17. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 22, 2012, 8:32 AM EDT

    Cubs Cardinals Baseball

    The St. Louis offense awoke with a bang in the seventh inning of Saturday evening’s game against the rival Cubs. And what followed was historical. The Cardinals poured in 12 runs, tying a franchise record set in 1926, before pinch-hitter Tony Cruz struck out swinging to end the frame. They tallied seven doubles in the inning…

  18. Cardinals put Yadier Molina on bereavement list, Matt Holliday named All-Star replacement

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    UPDATE: Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Molina will miss the All-Star game and Cardinals teammate Matt Holliday has already been named as his replacement, leaving the NL with two catchers. ========== St. Louis will be without Yadier Molina for the final series of the first half, as the Cardinals placed the All-Star catcher on…

  19. Yadier Molina expects to return to Cardinals’ lineup Friday

    May 9, 2012, 9:54 PM EDT

    molina getty

    Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was removed in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Diamondbacks after getting crossed up with reliever Mitchell Boggs and taking a pitch off his left hand. Molina is not in Wednesday’s lineup, but X-rays taken late Tuesday night ruled out a fracture and MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch says the 29-year-old…

  20. X-rays on Yadier Molina’s hand injury come back “clean”

    May 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Yadier Molina

    Yadier Molina and Mitchell Boggs got crossed up a pitch last night, with the reliever throwing a fastball when the catcher was expecting a slider. The end result was Molina taking a mid-90s fastball off his hand, which caused the always tough catcher to leave the game, but according to manager Mike Matheny an X-ray…

  21. Running down the rosters: St. Louis Cardinals

    Feb 13, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    The World Series champion Cardinals will go it without Albert Pujols, but the additions of Adam Wainwright (back from Tommy John surgery) and Carlos Beltran should sufficiently make up for that. On paper this year’s team looks just as good as the one that won it all. Of course, last year’s winners wouldn’t have sniffed the postseason…

  22. Cardinals sign catcher Koyie Hill to minor-league contract

    Jan 10, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    Koyie Hill Getty

    Koyie Hill was non-tendered by the Cubs in December after batting .194 with two homers and .545 OPS over 153 plate appearances in 2011, but Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the has latched on with the division-rival Cardinals on a minor-league deal. Hill, who turns 33 in March, has a .211/.275/.298 batting line…

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