The Nationals still have not decided on an Opening Day closer, but they have been giving Koda Glover serious consideration. They wanted to be sure he faced strong competition in the spring, so manager Dusty Baker ran the right-hander out in the top of sixth inning Friday afternoon against the Cardinals. But St. Louis hit Glover hard, and aided by a few defensive mishaps, defeated the Nationals' split-squad, 3-1, at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
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Though manager Mike Matheny prefers not to speak in absolutes, he indicated on Friday that Jhonny Peralta will open the season as the Cardinals' starting third baseman, leaving Jedd Gyorko to serve as a utility infielder.
Following a run to the title game of the World Baseball Classic and a jaunt to Puerto Rico to celebrate the country's second-place finish, Yadier Molina returned to Florida late on Thursday to finish out the remaining days of Spring Training with the Cardinals.
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Though winds were swirling around the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Matt Adams enjoyed an uneventful day while making his first career start in left field.
The results were bound to get better, and they did for Adam Wainwright, who shook off a beating against the Mets last Friday with a much more controlled performance on Thursday.
In just the past two seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals went from being one of baseball's best defensive teams to one of its worst. Not coincidentally, a five-year run of postseason baseball ended in 2016.
Miguel Socolovich has the lowest ERA and stingiest batting average against of any Cardinals reliever (minimum 18 innings) from 2015-16, and yet he is heading into the final week of Spring Training unsure whether he'll even be in the organization next month.
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The Cardinals added late runs with heads-up baserunning to break a tie and defeat the Marlins, 5-3, on Thursday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
Before the Cardinals' season opener is televised nationally on ESPN, fans can tune into FOX Sports Midwest to view the team's Opening Day pregame ceremony.
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Following a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.
Any lingering suspense about who would get to throw the first pitch against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs faded on Wednesday, when manager Mike Matheny pulled Carlos Martinez into his office before the team took the field and delivered a message in Spanish.
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Adam Wainwright graciously congratulated Carlos Martinez on being named the team's Opening Night starter, a title that had belonged to Wainwright for the past four seasons.
Max Scherzer finished 4 2/3 innings in his Grapefruit League debut, but Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia stole the spotlight to help St. Louis to a 6-1 victory over Washington at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday.
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After weeks of shagging fly balls to familiarize himself with the outfield, Matt Adams took the experiment into live action on Wednesday.
Astros' No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting well lately, going 3-for-4 on Wednesday and notching multihit games in three of his past six contests.
In the same way sabermetrics once changed the landscape of player evaluation, the Cardinals saw the creation of a performance department as baseball's potential next frontier.
Alberto Rosario hit a go-ahead RBI single in a two-run seventh inning and Jose Martinez hit his fourth homer of the spring as the Cardinals rallied for a 12-6 win over the Astros on Monday night at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Road warrior Mike Leake battled rare control problems on Monday night against the Astros. All five of Leake's starts this spring have been on the road, but he struggled at his home away from home.
Monday's World Baseball Classic bout between Puerto Rico and the Netherlands didn't waste any time providing exciting action, and Yadier Molina was right in the middle of it.
Right-hander Josh Lucas was among several players the Cardinals reassigned over the last two days, but according to manager Mike Matheny, Lucas' future appears bright.
First inning of Netherlands-Puerto Rico had it all
Right-hander Lance Lynn scattered four singles through five scoreless innings and Matt Adams hit his fourth homer and scored twice, leading the Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Braves on Sunday at Champion Stadium.
Playing in his fourth Classic, Yadier Molina remains the focal point of Team Puerto Rico, not only serving as the glue that binds the team together, but also contributing immensely on the field.
A decision that had been hinted at for weeks became official on Sunday when manager Mike Matheny confirmed that Michael Wacha will begin the season in the Cardinals' rotation.
An Opening Day roster spot may be slipping away for Tommy Pham, who has been stuck searching for his swing instead of using Spring Training to showcase it.
With an earlier-than-anticipated return from offseason surgery, Tyler Lyons threw one inning in his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday, two weeks ahead of the team's first regular-season game.
When his package of gloves arrived from Rawlings this spring, Matt Adams found exactly what he had ordered: A pair of first baseman's mitts and … an outfielder's glove?
A day after playing against the Cardinals' Class A Advanced team, Mets Minor Leaguer Tim Tebow moved his work into the stadium, giving the Cardinals' Major League club its first look at the former Heisman Trophy winner.
The Cardinals cleared two more lockers in their big league clubhouse on Saturday by optioning starter Luke Weaver to Triple-A Memphis and reassigning reliever Mitch Harris to Minor League camp. The moves leave St. Louis with 51 players (including 16 non-roster invitees) in big league Spring Training.
Robert Gsellman delivered five solid innings Saturday in his bid to become the Mets' fifth starter, while Michael Wacha solidified his own rotation standing with four innings for the Cardinals in the Mets' 5-4 win at Roger Dean Stadium.
Yadier Molina is entering the final guaranteed year from the extension he signed with the Cardinals in 2012, and while there is a $15 million mutual option that could prolong the relationship through '18, it's not a guarantee that Molina would exercise it.