All eight Cardinals incumbent Minor League managers will return to their affiliates in 2016, the team announced on Tuesday. There will also be no changes with the pitching coach assignments at the four full-season affiliates — Triple-A Memphis, Double-A Springfield, Class A Advanced Palm Beach and low Class A Peoria.
With the free-agent market still flush with impact bats, might the Cardinals pounce late to add to their offensive core?
General manager John Mozeliak said he was unaware of the scope of Chris Correa’s illegal actions until Friday, when the Cardinals’ former scouting director pleaded guilty to five criminal charges in connection with unauthorized access of the Astros’ database.
Aside from catcher Yadier Molina, who continues to recover from a second thumb surgery, the Cardinals do not anticipate any of their players being limited next month when the club opens spring camp, general manager John Mozeliak said on Monday.
The Cardinals’ search to fortify the back end of their bullpen has taken them to the Far East.
The Cardinals appear to be in position to land South Korean reliever Seung-Hwan Oh, according to a KBSn report, which says “all signs point to” St. Louis being the team to finalize a deal. Reportedly, Oh will go through medicals Monday and will become a Cardinals member if all goes well.
With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Spring Training in six weeks, it’s time to begin dissecting the Cardinals’ 2015 roster. This is the first of a six-part Around the Horn series that will take a position-by-position look at the Cards’ projected starters and backup options heading into next season. Up first: Catchers.
On a day when Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza earned election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, six of the eight candidates with connections to the Cardinals either exhausted their eligibility or did not receive enough support to remain on the ballot for another year.
On the same day autograph tickets went on sale for the team’s upcoming Winter Warm-Up event, the Cards announced the schedule for their 2016 Cardinals Caravan, which will span six states and 21 cities over four days.
Autograph tickets for this month’s Cardinals Winter Warm-Up are on sale now, with more than 60 current and former players and coaches expected to sign over the three-day fan fest. The 2016 Winter Warm-Up will be held from January 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
The Cardinals signed right-hander Jeremy Hefner to a Minor League deal, opting to take a chance on a pitcher trying to return after undergoing a pair of Tommy John surgeries.