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7/23/2014 | Miller set to return to rotation against Cubs

Shelby Miller's brief transfer to the bullpen has concluded, as the Cardinals announced on Wednesday that Miller will return to the rotation on Saturday to face the Cubs. Concurrent with Miller's transition back to starting, Carlos Martinez will shift to the bullpen, where he is immediately ready for use.


7/23/2014 | Greenwood impresses, but optioned to Triple-A

To make room for Kevin Siegrist's activation from the disabled list, the Cardinals optioned Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis, where the lefty will pitch out of the bullpen but also remain stretched out in case the club has a later need for a long reliever.


7/23/2014 | Cardinals land Competitive Balance Lottery pick

The Cardinals netted an extra pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft through Wednesday's Competitive Balance Lottery, which was introduced in the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement as a way to give small-market and low-revenue teams the chance to earn one of 12 extra picks.


7/23/2014 | Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks

The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York. This year, the Marlins won the lottery and will receive the first pick of Competitive Balance Round A, which is held immediately after the Draft's first round. The Marlins will be followed by the Rockies, Cardinals, Brewers, Padres and Indians.


7/23/2014 | Maturing Lynn faces test in cooling red-hot Rays

In the finale of a two-game series at Busch Stadium, the Rays will start Alex Cobb in their bid for a seventh straight victory, while the Cardinals will counter with Lance Lynn.


7/22/2014 | Wainwright off game, chased early in defeat

En route to a 7-2 victory in front of 43,623 fans at Busch Stadium, the Rays chased Wainwright during a five-run fifth in which Tampa Bay tallied only two hits. Wainwright provided the rest of the assistance, committing a fielding error, walking three and hitting one in his first outing since starting the All-Star Game.


7/22/2014 | Cardinals lose challenge, but benefit after all

A challenge not won by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny worked in the Cards' favor on Tuesday night, when Matt Holliday followed a contested foul ball in the sixth inning with a 424-foot solo homer to pull the Cardinals to within four runs of the Rays.


7/22/2014 | Maddon: Early ejection a misunderstanding

Rays manager Joe Maddon's night came to an end quickly Tuesday, when he was ejected during the third inning of the Rays' 7-2 win over the Cardinals in unique fashion.


7/22/2014 | La Russa had guts to chase Hall of Fame glory

If Tony La Russa ever had a motto, it's "no guts, no glory," which describes his managing career in a nutshell. They are words to live by and an apt inscription for his Hall of Fame plaque.


7/22/2014 | Cards monitoring rotation options as Deadline nears

With the non-waiver Trade Deadline nine days away, the Cardinals continue to zero in on starting pitchers who could potentially help fortify the rotation for a postseason push. However, general manager John Mozeliak cautioned on Tuesday that no deal is imminent.


7/22/2014 | Wacha targets September return after MRI

With approval from the medical staff after they read the results of Monday's MRI exam, Michael Wacha plans to increase his strength exercises over the next two weeks with the hope that he'll then be cleared to begin a throwing program.


7/22/2014 | Siegrist back from rehab, on verge of activation

While the Cardinals won't make the final decision until Wednesday, general manager John Mozeliak said it's "a real possibility" that left-hander Kevin Siegrist will be activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the Cardinals' series finale against the Rays.


7/22/2014 | Carpenter Cards' Heart and Hustle recipient

For the second straight season, Matt Carpenter has been named the Cardinals' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, presented annually by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to honor players "who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game."


7/21/2014 | Cardinals receive positive news on Wacha's MRI

The Cardinals reportedly received good news about young right-hander Michael Wacha on Monday, with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporting that an MRI and CT scan on his right shoulder showed encouraging results.


7/21/2014 | Cardinals among most defensively improved teams

Much of general manager John Mozeliak's work last offseason was done with an eye on defense, and while a final grade can't be handed out 99 games into the 2014 season, the Cardinals have already distinguished themselves among the most defensively improved teams in the Majors.


7/21/2014 | Bourjos seeing results from adjustments

Though he's only made two starts this month, Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos has quietly been piecing together his best stretch of the season.


7/20/2014 | Emotions stoked after Hanley hit twice; X-rays negative

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had to leave Sunday night's game at Busch Stadium in the ninth inning after being hit by a Trevor Rosenthal pitch on the left hand.


7/20/2014 | Cards decked by Adrian's ninth-inning single

Trevor Rosenthal allowed a two-out, RBI single to the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez in the ninth inning Sunday night to deal the Cardinals a 4-3 loss. Peter Bourjos hit a two-run homer off of Clayton Kershaw.


7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks

Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.


7/20/2014 | Lynn to start Wednesday against Rays

Following Sunday night's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed that the club will start Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn, in that order, during the team's upcoming series against the Rays.


7/20/2014 | Along with Crawford, Holliday to enter AFL Hall

The Arizona Fall League announced on Sunday that it will induct Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony in November. Joining Holliday in the 2014 induction class is Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford.


7/20/2014 | Waino, Odorizzi set for rematch of duel in opener

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will square off against Tampa Bay rookie Jake Odorizzi, just as they did in the clubs' first meeting of 2014 at Tropicana Field.


7/19/2014 | Kershaw faces Cardinals in prime-time matchup

The last time Clayton Kershaw took the Busch Stadium mound, he and the Dodgers were dealt a season-ending blow by the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. In a prime-time start on national TV, the All-Star ace will oppose young righty Carlos Martinez as St. Louis eyes a three-game sweep.


7/19/2014 | Tests show no concussion for Holliday in collision

Tests for a possible concussion came back negative on Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday, who exited Saturday's 4-2 win in the fifth inning, four innings after he collided with Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez while scampering back to second base. Holliday is day to day.


7/19/2014 | Kelly alters mechanics, stifles LA with 'electric power'

The Cardinals positioned themselves for a possible sweep of the Dodgers and a move into first place with Saturday's 4-2 win in which they scored all of their runs within a four-batter sequence to open the game against Zack Greinke. The victory was anchored by Joe Kelly, who earned his first win since coming back from a hamstring injury.




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