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January 14, 2017

CARDINALS REACH DEALS WITH ROSENTHAL & SIEGRIST FOR 2017

TEAM AVOIDS SALARY ARBITRATION WITH TODAY’S AGREEMENTS


ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 13, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have reached agreement on one-year deals for 2017 with relievers Trevor Rosenthal and Kevin Siegrist, thus avoiding salary arbitration.   The team also reached an agreement yesterday with first baseman Matt Adams to avoid salary arbitration.
Rosenthal, 26, converted 14 of 18 save opportunities in 2016 and recorded his 100th career save on April 20.  His 110 career saves rank 5th on the Cardinals all-time list.
Siegrist, 27, led National League left-handed relievers with a 2.77 ERA last season and appeared in 67 games, 2nd in the Senior Circuit.   His 17 Holds in 2016 were a team-high.
Pitchers Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha are the only remaining un-signed Cardinals players who are arbitration eligible.

January 13, 2017

1st DAY OF THREE-DAY CARDINALS CARE WINTER WARM-UP WEEKEND CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

ST. LOUIS, MO, January 13, 2017 –Due to severe winter weather, flight cancelations and treacherous conditions on area roads, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced that they have cancelled the first day (Saturday, January 14th) of the 2017 Winter Warm-Up event at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.  
At this point, the balance of the Winter Warm-Up Weekend planned for Sunday and Monday remain as scheduled; however, the team will continue to closely monitor the situation to determine if anything should be adjusted due to the inclement weather impacting the region.
“We are very disappointed that we need to cancel the first day of the Warm-Up,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations. “With a little help from Mother Nature, we look forward to welcoming fans to Sunday and Monday’s activities at the Warm-Up as we kick off the 2017 season by helping kids in our community.”
Fans that purchased autograph tickets for Saturday will be automatically refunded.  All fans that purchased passes for the weekend will also receive a voucher for two complimentary tickets to the 2017 baseball season for every pass purchased (adult and kids passes).  Fans who purchased vouchers on line will automatically receive their complimentary ticket vouchers, while fans that purchased by other means may claim their voucher at the Busch Stadium ticket windows starting on Tuesday, January 17th or by mailing their passes to the Cardinals ticket office (Cardinals Ticket Office/Attention Winter Warm Up/ 700 Clark Street, St. Louis, MO 63102).  Fans that seek to redeem their vouchers via the mail should be sure to include a return mailing address.  For complete schedule, details and other updates, fans should visit www.cardinals.com/winterwarmup 

January 12, 2017

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY CARDINALS CARAVANS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 12, 2017 – Due to severe winter weather forecasts and travel safety concerns for players, staff and fans, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced that the Cardinals Caravan stops scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been cancelled. 
The team still currently plans to make the Cardinals Caravan stops scheduled for Sunday and Monday, but are closely monitoring forecasts and staying in communication with state and local authorities. 
Below is a detailed list of the Cardinal Caravan stops that have been cancelled:
Caravan One




Friday, January 13
Hannibal, MO
Hannibal Admiral Koontz Armory
CANCELLED

Friday, January 13
Jefferson City, MO
Missouri Farm Bureau Center
CANCELLED

Saturday, January 14
Columbia, MO
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conf. Ctr.
CANCELLED

Saturday, January 14
Fulton, MO
Westminster College Mueller Hall
CANCELLED


Caravan Two




Friday, January 13
Springfield, MO
Hammons Field
CANCELLED

Friday, January 13
Springfield, MO
JQH Arena
CANCELLED

Saturday, January 14
Joplin, MO
Taylor Performing Arts Ctr. (MSSU)
CANCELLED

Saturday, January 14
Rolla, MO
Rolla High School Gymnasium
CANCELLED


Caravan Three




Friday, January 13
Memphis, TN
AutoZone Park
CANCELLED

Saturday, January 14
Jonesboro, AR
The Mall at Turtle Creek
CANCELLED

Saturday, January 14
Dyersburg, TN
Dyer County High School
CANCELLED


Caravan Four




Friday, January 13
Champaign, IL
I Hotel & Conference Center
CANCELLED

Friday, January 13
Peoria, IL
Embassy Suites Hotel
CANCELLED

Saturday, January 14
Quincy, IL
Baldwin School Gym
CANCELLED

January 5, 2017

2017 Cardinals Caravan to visit 21 cities over four day period

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 4, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced the schedule for the team’s 2017 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance.
This year’s caravan will traverse a total of six states (Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana) and will be marked by a first time stop in Effingham, Ill. 2017_Caravan_road_logoand a return to Hannibal, Mo.  Altogether, more than 35 current and former players will embark on the 21-city journey throughout Cardinals Nation from January 13-16.
A combination of current players, future stars and former Redbirds will travel on each caravan emceed by a current team broadcaster.  Current players scheduled to attend include Stephen Piscotty, Aledmys Diaz, Randal Grichuk and Kolten Wong.  Top prospects Alex Reyes, Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly and Harrison Bader are slated to appear along with Cardinals alumni Kyle McClellan, Jason Simontacchi, Kerry Robinson and Brad Thompson.  Broadcasters Dan McLaughlin, John Rooney, Ricky Horton, Mike Claiborne, Tom Ackerman and Chris Hrabe will serve as emcees.  Fredbird will also make an appearance at several caravan stops.
As in previous years, the Cardinals will be implementing an autograph ticket system at each stop.  The first 400 kids, ages 15 and under, through the door on the day of the event will receive a free autograph ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player.  Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under.
Additionally, as a new component to the 2017 Caravan, the Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance are teaming to fight local hunger.  At select Caravan stops, fans can bring a nonperishable food donation to help those in need through Feeding Missouri’s fine partners.  Donations will be collected at all eight Missouri stops, in addition to the Quincy, Ill. and Dyersburg, Tenn. stops.
The full schedule for the 2017 Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan), including destinations, times and participating players, can be found at cardinals.com/caravan.