August 26, 2014

Molina & Wacha progressing in injury rehab


ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 25, 2014 – St. Louis Cardinals Senior Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak announced this afternoon that Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Michael Wacha have shown continued improvement in their injury rehabilitation and that both players will report to the team’s Springfield, Mo. Double-A club this week with plans to continue their rehabilitation.
            Molina will report to Springfield tomorrow (August 26) where he will go through a full workout with the Springfield club.  Wacha is scheduled to report and throw a “live” batting practice session to the Springfield team on Wednesday, August 27.
            Wacha, 5-5, 2.79 ERA, has been sidelined since June 18 due to a right shoulder stress reaction.  Molina, who is batting .287 with 7 HR’s and 30 RBI, has been sidelined since July 10 after having suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb that required corrective surgery.

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August 23, 2014

Cardinals to host an evening with Tony La Russa

Once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans scheduled for September 15th at Busch Stadium

ST. LOUIS, MO (August 22, 2014) –The St. Louis Cardinals and Busch Stadium Special Events are hosting a once-in-a-lifetime event for fans to get up close with Hall of Fame Manager Tony La Russa on Monday, September 15th at Busch Stadium. 
            As part of the event, the winningest manager in franchise history will tell stories and share insight during a 90 minute Q&A session with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin. 
            Fans that purchase a ticket will also enjoy a cocktail party on the warning track, a photo opportunity with the 2011 World Series trophy, dinner and drinks in the Redbird Club, and take home an autographed Tony La Russa baseball.
            Tickets for the exclusive event are $250 and can be purchased at An Evening with Tony La Russa is sponsored by Nestle Purina, The Restaurant at the Cheshire Hotel, and Budweiser.
            The St. Louis Cardinals special events team (#BuschSpecialEvents) specializes in creating unique and memorable experiences.  Busch Stadium is a one-of-kind magical place that has proven to be a very versatile venue for events large and small since it opened in 2006. An iconic, uniquely St. Louis venue, Busch Stadium is home to the St. Louis Cardinals - - one of the most storied franchises in baseball. In addition to two epic World Championship celebrations, Busch Stadium has hosted over a thousand memorable experiences ranging from small corporate gatherings and team building outings to record setting concerts and world class sporting events. Learn more at  

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August 8, 2014

Cards place Jason Motte on 15-day D.L., recall Nick Greenwood from Memphis

ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 8, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals have placed RHP Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list today with a lower back sprain. Motte’s D.L. is retroactive to August 1. The team has recalled

LHP Nick Greenwood from Memphis (AAA) who will join the team in Baltimore for tonight’s game.
Motte began the season on the 15-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery performed
May 2013. He made his season debut on May 21, and since then has appeared in 23 games pitching 21.0 innings. Seventeen of Motte’s 23 outings out of the bullpen have been scoreless.

Greenwood, 27, will be joining the big league club for the second time this season, having appeared in nine games from June 15 – July 22. During that stretch he threw 19.0 innings for St. Louis, including the team’s longest outing by a reliever this year on June 28 at LA Dodgers when he went 4.0 innings (3H, 0R).

Greenwood made his Major League debut on June 16 vs. New York Mets, earning his first career win after pitching 3.1 innings (1R). At Memphis, the 6-1 lefthander is 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA having pitched 50.2 innings over 27 games with five starts. Greenwood wears uniform #62.

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July 31, 2014

Cardinals & Red Sox announce trade


SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 31, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have acquired veteran right-handed starting pitcher John Lackey, minor league left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitcher Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig.  Lackey joins right-hander Justin Masterson who was acquired yesterday from Cleveland in a newly-fortified Cardinals starting rotation.
Lackey, 35, is among the American League leaders in wins (11) this season and has posted a 3.60 ERA in his 21 starts (11-7, 3.60 ERA).  He owns a career mark of 149-114 with a 4.02 ERA between the Angels (2002-09) and Red Sox (2010-14).  The 6-6, 235-pound Lackey is 6-5, 3.03 ERA career in postseason play, making 19 appearances.
Littrell, 22, was the Red Sox 5th round draft selection in 2013 out of the University of Kentucky.  The 6-3, 185-pound lefty was 5-5 with a 3.60 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) for Salem of the Carolina League (A).

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