MLB Rumors: St. Louis Cardinals

Two teams in mix for Suzuki 

July, 25, 2014
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The Minnesota Twins reportedly remain interested in potentially coming up with a contract extension for catcher Kurt Suzuki, but according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, "sources indicate that the sides are nowhere close to a deal that would keep the backstop in Minnesota past this season."

Cards pondering move at catcher? 

July, 24, 2014
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ESPN.com's Jim Bowden recently spoke with St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, and at one point the conversation turned to the team's current catching situation.

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The centerpiece of the July 31 trade deadline sweepstakes remains David Price, who not only is enhancing his market value but also is putting the Tampa Bay Rays back in the postseason picture.

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Shelby Miller's new role 

July, 19, 2014
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A loser in six of his last seven decisions, Shelby Miller was moved out of the starting rotation by St. Louis manager Mike Matheny on Friday.

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Is Peavy headed to St. Louis? 

July, 9, 2014
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It looks as though pitcher Jake Peavy will be leaving the Boston Red Sox at some point prior to the July 31 trade deadline, as the last-place club begins the process of rebuilding for the future.

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Will Cardinals make play for Price? 

June, 27, 2014
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After David Price recorded double-digit strikeouts for the fifth consecutive start on Wednesday, the trade rumors began to intensify for the Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, who almost assuredly will be moved by the July 31 deadline. One team that has been suggested as a possible landing spot for Price -- especially in the wake of injuries to Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia -- is the St. Louis Cardinals.

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More at-bats for Jon Jay? 

June, 14, 2014
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Somewhat lost in the St. Louis Cardinals' outfield shuffle this week was the increased playing time for Jon Jay.

The Cardinals made news with the decision to send prized prospect Oscar Taveras back to the minors to clear a roster spot for first baseman Matt Adams. Allen Craig, who had been playing first base, started in right field Friday night for the first time since May 27.

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Over the first week of his major league career, St. Louis rookie Oscar Taveras has been used primarily in the sixth (10 at bats) and seventh (8 ABs) spots in the batting lineup. He also batted fifth one game and, on Friday with Kolten Wong nursing a sore shoulder, Tavares saw his first opportunity to bat second.

Might that be the spot where he winds up?

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The waiting for Oscar Taveras is finally over. Following Friday night’s game with the Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals announced they have called up the top outfield prospect from Triple-A Memphis.

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No room in STL for Aardsma? 

May, 12, 2014
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Veteran reliever David Aardsma was unable to win a job with the Indians in spring training before agreeing to a minor league deal with the Cardinals in late March. There may be no room for him in St. Louis as well.

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Bourjos on the bubble? 

April, 28, 2014
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After dismissing questions about possible changes a few days ago, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak made a series of roster moves Sunday night, including the demotion of rookie second baseman Kolten Wong to Triple-A Memphis.

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Right field duty for Jon Jay? 

March, 22, 2014
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The St. Louis Cardinals gave center fielder Jon Jay some time in right field earlier this week, which could be an indication of how manager Mike Matheny juggles his lineup in the late innings of a close game.

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Progress for Taveras? 

March, 8, 2014
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There is suspicion in Cardinals’ camp that Oscar Taveras will not be the Opening Day right fielder and will instead start the season in the minors. The 21-year-old hopes to change that.

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Keeping a close watch over a pitcher’s workload is an important job of every manager and front office, and the St. Louis Cardinals are no different, especially since that franchise has an abundance of talented young arms.

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Axford's invaluable time with Cards 

January, 13, 2014
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Reliever John Axford saved 81 games from 2011-2012 for the Milwaukee Brewers, but performed so poorly in 2013 that he lost his closer job and was ultimately traded away to the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of August. That deal may very well end up helping the Cleveland Indians in 2014.

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