Shoulder concerns sideline Carlos Martinez

Concerned about the strength of the muscles around his right shoulder, the Cardinals transferred right-hander Carlos Martinez to a no-throw program for the next two weeks, manager Mike Shildt announced on Tuesday.… Read More
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Manfred: MLB will use pitch clock this spring

Major League Baseball will install pitch clocks for Grapefruit and Cactus League games ahead of a possible implementation during the 2019 regular season, Commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters at Grapefruit League Media Day on Sunday.… Read More
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Cardinals may split up closer duties

This is the final piece of a six-part Around the Horn series in which MLB.com is taking a position-by-position look at the Cardinals' projected starters and backup options heading into the 2019 season. After examining the position players and starting rotation, let's close with the bullpen.… Read More
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Fowler receives affirmation from Bonds

It was in early January, not long after Dexter Fowler had received full medical clearance to reengage in baseball activities, that he sent video of his swing to longtime mentor Barry Bonds.… Read More
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Martinez to build as starter but may see relief

With a gaggle of 10 pitchers competing for five big league rotation spots this spring, the Cardinals will be forced into some creativity when it comes time to assigning roles to each at the end of March. That will mean a return to the Minors for some and a move into the 'pen for others.… Read More
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5 Cards prospects to watch in Spring Training

While much of the Cardinals' attention these next six weeks will be devoted to building their 25-man roster, that won't be the singular focus of spring. This is also the time of year when manager Mike Shildt and members of his coaching staff will enjoy a glimpse of the future.… Read More
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