St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

June 19, 2016

Cardinals activate RHP Seth Maness from D.L.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 19, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have activated right-handed pitcher Seth Maness from the 15-day disabled list (right elbow inflammation) and optioned left-handed pitcher Dean Kiekhefer to Memphis (AAA).
  Maness , 27, went on the disabled list May 13 after going 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA in 13 games (12.2 IP) to begin the season.   He combined to go 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five games (5.0 IP) with Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) during his injury rehabilitation assignment.   He pitched a scoreless inning last Thursday (June 16) at Nashville in his most recent appearance.
Kiekhefer, a rookie, was 0-0 with a 5.73 ERA in 11 games (11.0 IP) with St. Louis.

June 18, 2016

Cards recall Tommy Pham from Memphis (AAA)

OUTFIELDER RANDAL GRICHUK OPTIONED TO TRIPLE-A CLUB


ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 18, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have recalled outfielder Tommy Pham from Memphis (AAA) and optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk to the triple-A club.
  Pham, 28, the Cardinals Opening Day starter in left field, was batting a combined .250 (31-for-124) with 4 HR’s and 19 RBI in 37 games with Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA).   Pham homered in each of his past two games with Memphis and drove in seven runs.  The right-handed hitting outfielder owns a .263 career batting average (41-for-156) with 5 HR’s and 18 RBI in 59 games for the Cardinals.
Pham suffered a left oblique injury on Opening Day (April 3) at Pittsburgh, taking just one at-bat, and was placed on the disabled list the next day.  He was activated from the disabled list on May 17 and optioned to Memphis.
Grichuk, 24, was batting .206 with 8 HR’s and 27 RBI in 62 games this season.

Wong recalled

OUTFIELDER JEREMY HAZELBAKER OPTIONED TO TRIPLE-A CLUB

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 17, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled second baseman Kolten Wong from Memphis (AAA) and that outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker has been optioned to the triple-A club.
  Wong, who was optioned to Memphis following the Cardinals game on June 5, hit safely in all seven of his games with the Redbirds, batting .429 (12-for-28) with 4 HR’s and 11 RBI.   He hit a pair of homers in his first game with the Redbirds (June 9 vs. Colorado Springs), including a game-winning grand slam, and he also hit a pair of homers with 4 RBI on June 14 at Nashville. 
Wong started in centerfield for the Redbirds in three games (28.0 innings) where he handled four chances and recorded an outfield assist.  Wong, 25, was batting .222 (28-for-126) with one home run and 5 RBI in 49 games with St. Louis this season.
Hazelbaker, a rookie, was batting .250 (31-for-124) with 7 HR’s and 19 RBI in 61 games.  He has hit three pinch-hit home runs, and was leading the team with four stolen bases.
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June 16, 2016

Cards agree to terms with a half-dozen players

5th ROUND DRAFTEE WALKER ROBBINS & THREE FREE-AGENTS ALSO COME TO TERMS 


ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 16, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with six players on minor league contracts, including their 2016 fifth round selection (166th player overall) Walker Robbins, an outfielder from George County (Miss.) High School.   The team also announced that they have come to terms with draftees Stefan Trosclair  (20th round) and Noel Gonzalez (29th round).  In addition, the team has added non-drafted free-agent pitchers Keaton Siomkin, Colton Thomson and Ross Vance.
The team announced yesterday that they had reached agreements with 20 players, including first round selection (33rd overall) Dylan Carlson.

2016 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER SELECTIONS - AGREED TO TERMS – JUNE 16
Rd., Player (overall pick)          Pos.        B-T     Ht.      Wt.     School                                                       Hometown                     
  5. Walker Robbins (166)             OF           L/L     6-3      210     George County (Miss.) HS                     Leakesville, Miss.
20. Stefan Trosclair (616)             1B           R/R     6-2      200     University of Louisiana-Lafayette       Sulphur, La.
29. Noel Gonzalez (886)                RHP        R/R     5-11    190     Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) College       Naches, Wash.

NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS - AGREED TO TERMS – JUNE 16
Name                                                Pos.        B-T     Ht.      Wt.     School                                                                 
Keaton Siomkin                               RHP        R/R     6-0      205     University of California-Berkeley      
Colton Thomson                             LHP        L/L     60-      190     University of New Mexico
Ross Vance                                       LHP        L/L     6-0      180     West Virginia University