3/14/2014 | Wacha growing more confident with cutter
What began mostly as experimentation in 2013 just might turn out to be the latest weapon in Michael Wacha's growing arsenal of pitches.
3/14/2014 | Matheny challenges Taveras to keep pushing
Upon notifying Oscar Taveras on Thursday that the Cardinals were sending him out to Minor League camp, manager Mike Matheny, speaking in his best Spanish, encouraged Taveras to have an urgency to continue his development.
3/14/2014 | Motte faces hitters for first time since surgery
While the Cardinals traveled to Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday morning to face the Astros, rehabbing reliever Jason Motte faced hitters for the first time since March 23, 2013.
3/14/2014 | McClellan hitting ground running for children of Haiti
With palm trees and shrubs lining the land behind them, the two dozen wide-eyed toddlers came streaming toward the truck that had just pulled up to their home. Kyle McClellan was among a traveling party of 18, and within seconds, each one of them had Haitian children dangling from their arms, sitting on their laps or holding their hand.
3/14/2014 | Cardinals strike early to back dominant Wacha
Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong both produced two hits, and Michael Wacha authored a solid outing on the mound as the Cardinals took a 6-4 victory over the Astros on Friday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/13/2014 | Cards option top prospect Taveras in latest cuts
Top prospect Oscar Taveras, whose health never allowed him to make the impression he wanted this spring, was optioned to Triple-A on Thursday afternoon along with right-hander Eric Fornataro and catcher Audry Perez. This latest round of cuts leaves the Cardinals with 46 players remaining in Major League camp.
3/13/2014 | Piscotty impressing Cards deeper into spring
Stephen Piscotty leads the Cardinals this spring with 14 hits, the last four of which have gone for extra bases. He came close to connecting for a second home run, too, in Thursday's 11-0 win over the Braves before it died at the warning track in left field.
3/13/2014 | Garcia back in Cards' camp with rehab goals
Jaime Garcia, who has returned to the Cardinals' spring complex after a two-day visit to Dr. James Andrews' rehabilitation facility in Birmingham, Ala., said that he hopes to resume playing catch by the end of the week and to be back on the mound before the Cardinals head north in two weeks.
3/13/2014 | Waino not missing a beat with charity events
Adam Wainwright plans to formally announce the establishment of his foundation once the regular season starts, but he has already gotten a head start planning the country music event that will headline the foundation's first year.
3/13/2014 | Rediscovering fastball key for reliever Neshek
Self-discovery has led Pat Neshek to find his fastball, which he has been showcasing this spring to the delight and surprise of the Cardinals. Now, Neshek is in strong position to turn a Minor League contract into a Major League opportunity as a member of the St. Louis bullpen.
3/13/2014 | Lynn fans eight straight, 10 total as Cards erupt
The Cardinals notched their second straight Grapefruit League win -- an 11-0 victory over the visiting Braves at Roger Dean Stadium - on Thursday behind a 10-strikeout performance from starter Lance Lynn. The right-hander struck out the final eight batters he faced.
3/12/2014 | Martinez sets sights on Cardinals' rotation
Asked whether he would prefer to be a starter or come out of the bullpen, Carlos Martinez didn't need a translator to answer that question, which was posed to him Wednesday after the Cardinals right-hander delivered another solid outing.
3/12/2014 | Cardinals trying to get handle on replay
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny lost his third challenge in as many attempts in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Mets in Jupiter. After further review, Matheny is convinced the call that went against St. Louis in the ninth inning would have been overturned by replay during the regular season.
3/12/2014 | Matheny mindful of Cardinals' spring record
Winning games in March certainly is not as important as in April, September or any month in between, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny would like to see his team post more W's than it has so far this spring.
3/12/2014 | Martinez cruises; Wong's bat remains hot
Carlos Martinez turned in four superb innings, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out three Mets batters. The bullpen fended off a late rally.
3/11/2014 | Wong working to lessen self-imposed pressure
Kolten Wong appears to be buying into his talents a little more these days, releasing some of the pressure he had been putting on himself to perform and prove his readiness for the opportunity to be an everyday player in the Majors.
3/11/2014 | Wong, Descalso pace offense; Waino deals
A game that saw numerous lead changes ended up a 9-8 win for the Mets after Zach Lutz hit a tie-breaking solo homer off Trevor Rosenthal in the top of the ninth inning on Tuesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/11/2014 | Taveras' window of opportunity closing
The window of opportunity for Oscar Taveras to play his way onto the Opening Day roster appears to have closed after his latest setback with a hamstring injury.
3/11/2014 | Motte ramps up intensity of throwing session
On Monday, Jason Motte threw a bullpen session at his highest intensity yet, putting him on the verge of being cleared for the next step in his rehab process -- facing hitters in batting practice.
3/11/2014 | Matheny challenges, but call stands
Mike Matheny made his third challenge of the spring on Tuesday, and for the third time watched as the umpiring crew ruled that the call on the field would stand. This time, however, he believes he was right.
3/11/2014 | Still achy, Wainwright solid against Mets
Admittedly achy but no longer dealing with the fever that led the Cardinals to send him home early in recent days, Adam Wainwright threw 52 pitches in his second of what will be five spring starts.
3/10/2014 | Matheny challenges players to pick up pace
The Cardinals, off to a 2-6-2 record in Grapefruit League play, had their manager none too happy on Monday afternoon following a 17-5 loss to the Tigers. A second straight blowout loss saw the Cards outscored, 28-6, over the past two days.
3/10/2014 | Prospects Kelly, Wisdom among Cards' cuts
With their first major wave of cuts this spring, the Cardinals reduced the number of players in Major League camp to 49 after Monday's game. Among those sent out were three of the organization's top 10 prospects, according to MLB.com's rankings.
3/10/2014 | Cardinals going to bat in Homers for Health
For the third straight year, every home run the Cardinals hit during the 2014 season will help raise money for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis through the Homers for Health program.
3/10/2014 | Diaz gets right to work as member of Cardinals
Aledmys Diaz participated in his first workout as a member of the organization on Monday, a day after the Cardinals announced they had signed the Cuban shortstop to a four-year contract.
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