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.254 6th
2.92 1st
.984 11th
HR Matt Carpenter 28
RBI Matt Carpenter 84
R Matt Carpenter 101
BA Jason Heyward .292
SB Jason Heyward 23
W Michael Wacha 17
ERA Trevor Rosenthal 2.10
K Carlos Martinez 184
SV Trevor Rosenthal 48
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Cards' competition for 1B could heat up at camp
( Since taking over as Cardinals manager before the 2012 season, Mike Matheny has spoken candidly about his desire to foster as much competition as possible in Spring Training. This spring, however, most of those battles will have to be contrived.

When it comes to roster spots truly up for grabs, barring injury, there may be only two. One of those is in the bullpen, where the Cards will likely look to add a long reliever to the mix. There could also be one bench job up for grabs among the infielders, though Greg Garcia, because of his ability to play shortstop, has an advantage there.

That's not to suggest, though, that camp will be without intrigue.

Although there may not be a slew of spots available for the taking, there are starting jobs to secure. One of those is at first base, a competition that has chosen to highlight as part of this week's continuing Spring Training preview series.

o Comeback candidates | Newcomers | Prospects ...     [ More ]
Oh's visa is in the works
( While the scouting and signing of Seung Hwan Oh were the most significant elements of the Cardinals' reach across the Pacific Ocean for the reliever, a necessary step in his arrival took place Thursday in South Korea.

The Cardinals are encouraged that Oh, a righthander, will be able to report to spring training on time after he had his mandatory work visa meeting with officials.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed that the meeting was completed and that it ...    [ More ]
Rosenthal wants to beat his own record as Cardinals closer
( Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal not only set the Cardinals' single-season saves record at 48 last season, he also became the first Cardinals closer to have 40 or more saves in consecutive seasons since Lee Smith had a three-bagger more than 20 years ago. And, at only age 25, Rosenthal, who will be beginning his third full campaign as the ninth-inning man, admits, "You always want to beat your own record. That would be a cool thing to do."

For now, Rosenthal just wants to make sure ...    [ More ]
Wainwright receives community service award
( Adam Wainwright has stood victorious atop a pitcher's mound after recording the final out in the World Series. He has limped off the field with a torn Achilles tendon that ended his 2015 season right after it began.

And with all that he's experienced on a baseball field throughout an exemplary playing career, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander knows that there's a lot more to life than what happens between the lines.

That's why being honored as the 51st recipient of the ...    [ More ]
Wong wants shot at Cardinals' leadoff role
( More than two months before manager Mike Matheny will have to fill out his first regular-season lineup card of 2016, he finds himself already being lobbied for a new spot in that order.

Kolten Wong, speaking at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up event over the weekend, petitioned for consideration as a leadoff hitter, a job that has fallen mostly to Matt Carpenter over the past three seasons. Wong wasn't so much insisting that he could fill the role better than Carpenter, who has been one ...    [ More ]
Martinez at '90 percent,' set for throwing program
( Carlos Martinez, who was lost from the team's rotation in late September after suffering a right shoulder injury, estimated that he is back to "90 percent" health with the Cardinals a month away from opening Spring Training.

The Cards do not anticipate any limitations being put on Martinez at the start of camp, but they will get a better feel for his recovery this week, as Martinez will start his throwing program on Tuesday. That will happen at the team's spring complex in Jupiter, ...    [ More ]
Mike Shannon no longer will broadcast Cardinals road games
( Former Cardinals player and longtime radio broadcaster Mike Shannon, who will be 77 in July, will further reduce his broadcast schedule and not work any of the team's road games this season.

The news comes on the heels of Shannon telling the Post-Dispatch over the weekend that he will be closing his downtown restaurant, Mike Shannon's Steaks and Seafood, on Jan. 30.

Shannon, who will be starting his 44th season in the broadcast booth, did fewer than one-third of the road ...    [ More ]
Rosenthal: No multi-year talks with Cardinals
( For the first time in his career, Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal has enough service time to negotiate a contract based on his performance as much as his games in the majors.

That meant a raise.

It did not lead to security.

Rosenthal met with the media Monday afternoon at the team's annual Winter Warm-Up and said that he did not know of any conversation for a multi-year deal. Rosenthal and the Cardinals, urged by arbitration, ...    [ More ]
Chris Carpenter headlines fan ballot for Cardinals Hall of Fame
( The generation of players that, 10 years ago, christened a new ballpark with the city's first World Series championship in more than two decades is going to be honored this season by the Cardinals and some will get the chance to be honored in perpetuity by the fans.

Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III revealed the eight names that are on the ballot this season for the fan vote that will select two players for the club Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.

They are:

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Piscotty felt collision's effects into offseason
( Though he returned from a violent late-season collision and became the team's most productive postseason bat, Stephen Piscotty acknowledged that he dealt with lingering soreness in his neck over the first few weeks of his offseason.

Piscotty suffered a head contusion and mild concussion when he collided with teammate Peter Bourjos in a game against Pittsburgh on Sept. 28. He surprised many by returning to the field in less than a week, and then became the second rookie in Major ...    [ More ]
Grichuk sees 30 homers as 'realistic goal'
( The bar for a player the Cardinals expect to be their starter in center field was set Saturday by general manager John Mozeliak, even as he tried to talk himself out of making such a prediction. Mozeliak said although he's reluctant to put a statistical target on a player, he did so when he said Randal Grichuk could hit 30 home runs.

Grichuk seemed OK with it.

"I try not to do a goal statistical-wise," Grichuk said. "But I think 30 is a realistic goal if we had to set ...    [ More ]
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