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Quarantine over, Cards resume workouts
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- Six consecutive days quarantining in a hotel room can take its toll on anyone, but it was clear Wednesday that the Cardinals were happy to get out of their downtown Milwaukee hotel. After a coronavirus outbreak within their traveling party that impacted a week of games and a fourth of the team's roster, the Cardinals returned two consecutive negative tests and were cleared to travel on Wednesday to St. Louis, where they had their first workout in a week.


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Opening day in STL shaping up to be smaller party than usual
(STLToday.com) Darren Schnurbusch, of Eureka watches a Cardinals exhibition game from the bleachers of Cardinal Nation restaurant in Ballpark Village on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, against the Kansas City Royals. Although is not part of the 60-game shortened season due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is the first Major League Baseball game in St. Louis since the previous season. The official home opener is Friday. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

A KC-135 Stratotanker from Scott ...    [ More ]
YOU'RE ABOUT TO KNOW JACK
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(Bleacher Report) With increasing regularity in recent years, Jack Flaherty has been on message. From the first stare at himself in the mirror each morning to the first glance out the window at the rest of the world, his missives are delivered--both to himself and to others--with focus, passion and thought.

They begin with himself. His workday. How he should fill his time smartly. Efficiently. New and innovative ideas? Bring them on. Wasted time is the enemy. He moves forward from there.

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Martinez seizes ‘reward’ and returns to Cardinals rotation; Kim will be the closer
(STLToday.com) Cardinals pitchers Kwang Hyun Kim and Carlos Martinez, before an intrasquad game on July 9 at Busch Stadium. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Carlos Mart?nez pitches in a Cardinals intrasquad game at Busch Stadium on Friday, July 17, 2020.?

St. Louis Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim delivers a pitch during an intrasquad game at Busch Stadium on Thursday. Kim recorded ...    [ More ]
Report: MLB owners approve plan to start season around July
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(St. Louis Business Journal) Major League Baseball owners reportedly have approved a proposal that will go before the player's union to start the 2020 season around July 4.

The proposal says games will be played at first in ballparks without fans, with an 82-game season and expansion of the designated hitter to the National League, according to the Associated Press, which cited a source familiar with the matter.

In addition, the proposal says that players will receive a percentage of their 2020 ...    [ More ]
Cardinals exploring plans to hold second spring training at ...
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(STLtoday.com) As discussions accelerate about how, when or if baseball will begin its 2020 season, the Cardinals are making internal plans and exploring the feasibility of holding preseason training at Busch Stadium, while also readying the Jupiter, Fla., complex as a site to hold "Camp 2.0."

"We have to plan for both possibilities," said John Mozeliak, the team's president of baseball operations. "We don't know when 'Camp 2.0' will be, but we have to think about what it would look like in both ...    [ More ]
Yadier Molina 'Willing' to Enter Free Agency If Cardinals Don't Extend Contract
(Bleacher Report) St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina said in January he was committed to playing for the team as long as they wanted him and if they didn't want him he'd retire.

"If the Cardinals want me that's the only team I want to play for," Molina told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "So, it's still like that too. If they want me. If they want to move apart, that's it for me."

A lot has changed since then.

During a Wednesday phone conversation with ...    [ More ]
Cardinals release Munoz after 'baffling' departure from camp
(thescore.com) The St. Louis Cardinals released utility player Yairo Munoz on Saturday after he left spring camp without any notice.

Munoz unexpectedly flew home to the Dominican Republic, causing the team to question whether he would return, Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Trying to determine what is the next, best step, we just decided based on what we're hearing from his agent, maybe cutting ...    [ More ]
Notes: Flaherty deal renewed; Miller on mend
(MLB.com) JUPITER, Fla. -- Twenty-four of the Cardinals' 25 prearbitration players agreed to terms for the 2020 season, the club announced on Sunday. Jack Flaherty's contract was renewed, meaning the Cardinals imposed a salary for this season on Flaherty when he and the club couldn't come to an agreement.


It was the second year that Flaherty rejected the Cardinals' offer, which is formula-driven, and was renewed for the upcoming season. Flaherty's 2.75 ERA last ...    [ More ]
C-Mart, Kim highlight spring rotation battle
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(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- With Spring Training quite literally days away, it's time to start looking at the competition that will take place on the roster this spring and into the season.

Despite the Cardinals not doing much this winter to shake up their roster, there are still some intriguing position battles we're going to see in camp. Where is Tommy Edman going to play? The versatile switch-hitter can play up to six positions and offers the Cardinals some flexibility in the lineup. Who will ...    [ More ]