St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

August 26, 2016

CARDINALS RECALL RELIEVER MIGUEL SOCOLOVICH

SAM TUIVAILALA OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)

ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 26, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich from Memphis (AAA) and they had optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis following last night’s game.
Socolovich, 30, is making his second appearance with the Cardinals this season, appearing in two games  (July 21 & 23) last month, allowing one run in 3.2 innings pitched while fanning five.
Socolovich has compiled a 2-6 mark with 5 saves and a 3.14 ERA in 45 games (51.1 IP) at Memphis this season, ranking T1st in the Pacific Coast League in Holds (13) and 3rd among PCL relievers with his 1.12 WHIP.  Socolovich has struck out 59 and walked just 16 for the triple-A Redbirds and allowed just two home runs.
In 41 career appearances in the majors, “Soco” is 4-1 with a 3.26 ERA, striking out 44 in 49.2 innings pitched.   Socolovich wears uniform no. 63.
Tuivailala, who worked the 9th inning in last night’s game, has appeared in eight games with St. Louis this season, striking out seven in 6.0 IP.

August 22, 2016

Adam Wainwright to host 4th annual Fantasy Football Fundraiser at Busch

Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, Stephen Piscotty & Alex Pietrangelo among participants helping raise money for charity


ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 22, 2016 – For the fourth consecutive year, Adam Wainwright is bringing his annual Big League Impact fantasy football live draft and its winning fundraising formula of MLB players, celebrities and fans to Busch Stadium on Friday, August 26.
As part of the event, participating fans will draft their own fantasy football team, competing against Wainwright and other big leaguers such as Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter Stephen Piscotty and St. Louis Blues Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.  Participants will manage their fantasy team throughout a 13-week, head-to-head-format season, including a head-to-head matchup against one of the celebrity participants.  Prior to the start of the event, Wainwright will lead participants on a behind-the-scenes tour of Busch Stadium before joining his teammates for a VIP fantasy football draft in the UMB Champions Club.  Participants will also get to enjoy VIP access to batting practice, party suite tickets for the evening’s game versus the Oakland Athletics, weekly interaction and competition with big leaguers throughout the fantasy football season and chances to win other great, one-of-a-kind prizes.
All proceeds from Wainwright’s event at Busch Stadium will go to benefit Cardinals Care, Operation Food Search of St. Louis, Crisis Aid International and Big League Impact’s Global Initiative Fund.
Big League Impact started with a single fantasy football charity event in 2013 and has raised over one million dollars and expanded to eight MLB cities: San Francisco, New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Miami.  This year’s roster of participating MLB players includes Adam Wainwright, Hunter Pence, John Smoltz, Cliff Floyd, Kyle Gibson, Matt Holliday, David Wright, Jared Hughes and Tucker Barnhart.
“The growth we’ve seen in Big League Impact over the past three years is really exciting,” said Wainwright.  “We hope that this is only the beginning, but we have already been able to raise over one million dollars by doing just what we were already going to do.  Play fantasy football.”
For a full listing of Big League Impact fantasy football draft day experiences, or to register for events in their cities, fans can visit bigleagueimpact.org
Fans can learn more about Cardinals players’ community efforts at cardinals.com/playerscare.

Cardinals add Margaritaville Night to 2016 theme calendar

Tickets on Sale Now for Margaritaville Night on Friday, September 9


ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 18, 2016 Today the St. Louis Cardinals announced the addition of Margaritaville Night to the 2016 Theme Ticket schedule.
                On Friday, September 9, Parrotheads, beach lovers and baseball fans alike will be transported to Margaritaville when the Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:15 p.m.  Fans who purchase the special Margaritaville Night theme ticket will receive an exclusive Margaritaville-inspired Cardinals t-shirt.  Additionally, fans will be able to enjoy Jimmy Buffett music during a pregame concert from The Boat Drunks, one of the Midwest’s best-known Buffett tribute bands.  Visit cardinals.com/margaritaville for more information.
Fans can purchase tickets for Margaritaville Night and view the remaining 2016 theme ticket schedule at cardinals.com/theme.

July 1, 2016

Cards disable Siegrist

Reliever Sam Tuivailala recalled from Memphis (AAA)


ST. LOUIS,  Mo. , July 1, 2016 The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 30, due to mononucleosis.
Right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala has been recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will join the Cardinals for tonight’s series opener with Milwaukee.
Tuivailala, 23, was 2-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 29 games for the Triple-A Redbirds, converting 13 of 16 save opportunities.  “Tui” fanned 48 batters in his 32.0 innings pitched, and during the month of June, he converted 8 of 10 save opportunities, striking out 20 batters in 13.1 innings pitched.
The 6-3, 225-pound Tuivailala owns a career mark of 0-1, 5.17 ERA in 16 games with the Cardinals between 2014 and 2015.  He’s recorded 21 strikeouts in his 15.2 innings pitched in the majors.
Tuivailala wears uniform no. 64.