St. Louis Cardinals

Cards' Harris posts that he had elbow surgery
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Mitch Harris has undergone “Tommy John-like” surgery, the Cardinals right-hander posted on Instagram. The 30-year-old had been having right elbow issues since Spring Training, and he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) last week. He hasn’t pitched at all this season.

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Cardinals' bullpen gets healthy Maness back
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The Cardinals activated relief pitcher Seth Maness from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Dean Kiekhefer to Triple-A Memphis prior to Sunday’s series finale with the Rangers.

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Routine grounder changes complexion of inning, game
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If not for an overturned call, Cardinals reliever Matt Bowman executed his job perfectly in Sunday’s 5-4 loss to the Rangers.

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Cardinals drop back-and-forth Father's Day tilt
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Jurickson Profar lined a pinch-hit two-run single with two out in the top of the eighth to put the Rangers ahead, and they held on for a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

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Garcia, Cardinals visit Wrigley to face old friend Lackey
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Cubs starter John Lackey has helped and hurt the Cardinals over the course of his career after he joined the list of 152 pitchers who have pitched for both clubs last offseason. On Monday night, he’ll face his former team for the third time this season when the division rivals open a three-game set at […]

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Center stage: Wong busy in first experience
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Sometimes the outfield can be an uneventful place, especially if a pitcher is dealing the way Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez was on Saturday. On his first day playing center field at the Major League level, Kolten Wong did much more than count blades of grass in the 4-3 loss to the Rangers.

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Cardinals recall Pham, option Grichuk
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The Cardinals recalled outfielder Tommy Pham and optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move. Grichuk got the news Saturday morning.

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Cards ink Hudson, last of first-round Draft picks
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The Cardinals have signed the last of their first-round picks from the 2016 Draft, Mississippi State right-hander Dakota Hudson, the team announced on Saturday. Hudson signed for $2 million, according to MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis, and the slot value for the pick was $1,878,000.

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Cards dealt stunning loss after Martinez's gem
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The Rangers rallied with two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings for a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium. The Rangers have now won five in a row, while the Cards have lost four straight.

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Cards counting on Leake's reliability to stem tide
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Two pitchers on a good roll will be facing each other on Sunday afternoon when right-hander Mike Leake pitches for the Cardinals against Rangers left-hander Martin Perez. Texas is seeking its sixth consecutive victory and a sweep, while St. Louis is trying to break out of a four-game slide.

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Cards' top pick Perez signs, moving past PED test
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The Cardinals signed Delvin Perez, their top overall Draft pick, on Friday and laid out a plan to combat any future missteps by the Puerto Rican shortstop, who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs prior to the Draft.

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Martinez seeks to stay on a roll against Rangers
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Though the Cardinals’ and Rangers’ starters Saturday have the same last name, they find themselves under vastly different circumstances. Carlos Martinez has seemingly turned a corner, while the Rangers will fill Yu Darvish’s rotation spot with Nick Martinez.

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