MLB Rumors: St. Louis Cardinals

Wacha's role still uncertain 

September, 17, 2014
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The St. Louis Cardinals got five starts from Michael Wacha during their 2013 run to the World Series. Although the team would love to see a repeat performance from the pitcher in this year's playoffs, there's still too much uncertainty surrounding his recovery to know for certain if that remains possible.

Wacha to the bullpen? 

September, 15, 2014
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The St. Louis Cardinals decided to skip Michael Wacha's turn in the rotation after the righthander struggled with his command in his first two starts back from a shoulder injury.

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Cards looking to add RP? 

September, 7, 2014
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The St. Louis Cardinals may still be looking to add a little more depth to their bullpen for the stretch drive, and one of the arms they may end up relying on to get that key September strikeout could be a pitcher who would otherwise be headed for the Arizona Fall League.

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Masterson's last chance? 

August, 29, 2014
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Since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, starting pitcher Justin Masterson has been a bit of a disappointment. He's gone 2-2 with a 7.43 ERA in five starts, with opposing hitters posting a .311 batting average with him on the mound.

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Cards getting battery back? 

August, 28, 2014
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UPDATE: If Wednesday was any indication, Yadier Molina may soon be on his way back to the big league roster.

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What will Cards need in 2015? 

August, 14, 2014
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While the St. Louis Cardinals are currently in the midst of a tight race for a division title, one can't help but notice the glaring weakness with their current roster. With just 79 home runs on the season, no National League team has shown less power than the Redbirds.

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Neshek's future in St. Louis? 

August, 7, 2014
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Pat Neshek has been brilliant as the setup man for Trevor Rosenthal in his first season in St. Louis, posting a 0.78 ERA through 51 appearances. But with Neshek due to hit the free agent market this winter, will the Cardinals be able to keep the 33-year-old righty beyond 2014?

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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."

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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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