The Cardinals hope Friday was just the start, and just a small part of what’s to come from Marcell Ozuna.
Last spring, Jose Martinez slugged his way from obscurity and onto the Cardinals’ Opening Day roster. Jeremy Hazelbaker enjoyed a similar ascension the spring before.
Chris Carpenter strolled into the outfield, stopping for a moment to give Cardinals right fielder Dexter Fowler an earful. Not the critical kind, mind you — quite the opposite. Carpenter was doing what leaders do, doling out a motivating chat meant to bring out the best in the veteran Fowler as he learns a new […]
The results on the back fields, the spring thinking goes, hardly matter. The impressions, though, the takeaways, could go a long way toward shaping a season. Take Tuesday, for example, when Cardinals pitchers faced hitters for the first time in live batting practice.
The Cardinals’ continued search for bullpen help led them to an old friend Friday. The club agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with right-hander Jason Motte. St. Louis has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.
Ten years, three teams, thousands of sliders and two combined World Series titles separate Luke Gregerson’s two appearances at St. Louis Cardinals camp, a wider moat than many cross to debut with the team that drafted them.
Pitchers and catchers are due to officially report to Cardinals camp today, but most already have. More than a dozen pitchers took to mounds Monday to throw bullpen sessions, looking to find some early feel under the Florida sun. So in a sense, the biggest positional battles of this camp have already begun.
While a dusting of snow covered areas outside of Busch Stadium, the hustle and bustle going on inside the Cardinals’ clubhouse was proof of a changing season.
Five years after taking over as the club’s closer and earning an All-Star invitation for his success in that role, Edward Mujica is returning to the Cardinals.
What was an overcrowded Cardinals outfield earlier this offseason is still a deep one, even after the club traded three outfielders from its 40-man roster in a six-week span. But there still could be room for one other outfielder, and it’s a position battle that’s likely to come down to Harrison Bader and Tyler O’Neill. […]
There’s no erasing the first impression, which for Brett Cecil consisted of an uneven first season in St. Louis. But with three years remaining on his $30.5 million contract, there is still plenty of time to script the desired ending.
After running away with the National League Central on their way to a 2016 World Series championship, the Cubs had to fight hard to repeat as division champions last season. Chicago pulled away to finish six games ahead of Milwaukee and nine ahead of St. Louis, but if this offseason is any indication, the Brewers […]