3/5/2014 | Efficient Miller impresses in first spring start
Aside from Adam Wainwright, who will start for St. Louis on Thursday, the Cardinals have now watched each of their starting pitchers take the mound in a spring game. And with his outing on Wednesday, Shelby Miller set the early bar.
3/5/2014 | Cards hurler Miller focused on taking next step
There are good arms all over baseball, but nobody's got more pitching than the Cardinals, who are the envy of 29 other teams. They had so much pitching they went to the 2013 World Series with a future ace as the just-in-case guy in the bullpen. Shelby Miller is working hard to make sure he's in the rotation the next time the Cards are in the postseason.
3/5/2014 | Matheny works through first replay challenge
After weeks of working through the mechanics of challenging a call through Major League Baseball's expanded instant replay, manager Mike Matheny had his first true trial run on Wednesday. What he learned is that there are still a few adjustments to be made with how he handles the procedure.
3/5/2014 | Miller, heart of lineup propel Cardinals to win
Facing the Red Sox for the first time since Boston stalled St. Louis' championship pursuit, the Cardinals powered their way to an 8-6 victory with a two-run homer from first baseman Xavier Scruggs and run-scoring hits from four players expected to bat in the middle of the Cardinals' regular-season lineup.
3/5/2014 | Ankiel reportedly retires, seeks front office job
Pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel has officially retired, according to an announcement made on Wednesday's Cardinals Spring Training broadcast.
3/5/2014 | Rosenthal nearing spring debut after live BP
Minutes after throwing 15 pitches in live batting practice on Wednesday, closer Trevor Rosenthal said he anticipates making his Grapefruit League debut by the end of the weekend.
3/4/2014 | Fan balloting to finalize Cardinals Hall of Fame class
Two months ago, the Cardinals announced plans to establish a Hall of Fame within the franchise's new museum, across the street from Busch Stadium. Now, the organization is ready to start filling it -- and it is turning to fans for help.
3/4/2014 | How do Cards' top prospects fit St. Louis' needs?
As I look over the Major League landscape, the Cardinals may have the best balance and overall organizational depth among all clubs.
3/4/2014 | Prospect machine continuing to churn in St. Louis
There's no question the Cardinals like to promote from within. It's been a big reason for their sustained success. And it's something every player in their farm system is well aware of, serving as motivation from the top to the bottom of their Minor League chain.
3/3/2014 | Kelly focuses on offspeed improvement
Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly is trying to concentrate on his secondary pitches, even as he finds himself -- for the second straight season -- competing for the fifth spot in the team's starting rotation.
3/3/2014 | Matheny speaks with Wong, relaxes pressure
Kolten Wong is the favorite to start at second base, but coming off a season in which he endured a rough introduction to the Major Leagues, manager Mike Matheny sees a player burdening himself with too much pressure.
3/3/2014 | In reunion with Tigers, Peralta 'excited to play'
Veterans with 11 years of Major League service, a new $53 million contract and a guaranteed spot in the lineup don't make too many 150-minute bus rides to play in Spring Training games. Jhonny Peralta was an exception on Monday, and the cross-Florida trip proved to be well worth it.
3/3/2014 | Miller 'motivated' in second full big league season
Shelby Miller only pitched once in the postseason after an impressive rookie campaign, and manager Mike Matheny said the 23-year-old starter has developed significantly over the offseason.
3/3/2014 | Ausmus credits Matheny with managing opportunity
The way Brad Ausmus sees it, he might not have been standing in the Tigers' dugout on Monday if Mike Matheny wasn't still doing the same with the Cardinals across the field.
3/3/2014 | Peralta powers up in first game against former ballclub
Facing the Tigers on Monday for the first time since signing with the Cardinals, shortstop Jhonny Peralta looked like he felt right at home at Joker Marchant Stadium. He blasted a solo homer in each of his first two trips to the plate, but St. Louis fell to Detroit, 8-5.
3/2/2014 | Adams putting in work to improve vs. lefties
As Matt Adams went about his winter work, he zeroed in on the one deficiency that he believed could hold him back from thriving in his upcoming opportunity as an everyday first baseman in St. Louis. He had to find a way to keep from being exposed by lefties.
3/2/2014 | Rosenthal returns to hill following groin issue
After ending Tuesday's live batting practice early due to tightness in his right groin, Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal returned to the mound on Sunday and threw without issue during a 25-pitch bullpen session.
3/2/2014 | Postseason star Wacha still trying to impress
Michael Wacha's sensational October puts him in strong position for an Opening Day rotation spot with the Cards, but he's still trying to make an impression.
3/2/2014 | Trio combines to drive in seven runs for Cards
A pair of RBI doubles by Matt Holliday and a two-run double from Pete Kozma paced the Cardinals in their first win in Grapefruit League play, a 7-1 victory over the Mets at Roger Dean Stadium on Sunday. Shane Robinson added three RBIs.
3/2/2014 | Kozma, Jay trying to find a fit with Cardinals
After playing regularly in 2013, Pete Kozma and Jon Jay entered the offseason knowing that future playing time would hinge predominately on whether they could improve with the bat.