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Cards' Mikolas misses bullpen session with sore elbow

Feb. 16, 2020 1:59 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas was scratched from his second bullpen session of the spring because of a flexor tendon issue. “Best-case scenario is probably just a couple more days before he starts playing catch, starts his bullpens again,” Cardinals manager...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim throws during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis rotation questions revolve around Carlos Martinez

Feb. 12, 2020 5:54 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — As far as the St. Louis Cardinals are concerned, how Carlos Martinez feels on days he's not throwing may be as important has how well he performs on the mound. A healthy Martinez is likely the final piece in the Cardinals' starting rotation. A Martinez whose shoulder, like last year,...

FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez looks at a ball after giving up an RBI-double to Atlanta Braves' Tyler Flowers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in St. Louis. St. Louis won't get reliever Jordan Hicks back from Tommy John surgery until midseason, so look for Martinez to handle the closing duties after doing an effective job down the stretch last season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Cardinals hope to build on NLCS run with very similar lineup

Feb. 7, 2020 1:23 PM EST

Jack Flaherty found it much more difficult to walk around the St. Louis Cardinals' annual fan festival without getting noticed this year, a byproduct of a breakout season in which he established himself as one of the game's best pitchers. When he was asked whether he can top it, Flaherty gave an answer that might...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Dario Agrazal during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Milwaukee Brewers have a lot of work to do in spring training. Having Christian Yelich sure helps. Yelich was working on a strong case for his second straight NL MVP award last year when he broke his right kneecap in September, sidelining the All-Star slugger for the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 12:39 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ St. Louis Cardinals Manager: Mike Shildt (third season). 2019: 91-71, first place, lost to Nationals in...

Cardinals' Carpenter 'just wanted to apologize' for bad 2019

Jan. 20, 2020 6:28 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — This was not what Matt Carpenter or the St. Louis Cardinals envisioned when he signed a new contract. Because when the three-time All-Star third baseman wasn't hurt last season, he wasn't hitting. "I certainly was candid with our front office and our coaching staff at the end of the year,"...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty, right, talks with Brant Ballard, 15, before signing his baseball bat during the annual Cardinals Caravan event on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ark. (Quentin Winstine/The Jonesboro Sun via AP)

Flaherty looks forward to staying consistent for Cardinals

Jan. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty plans to continue following the advice Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson gave him. "To be on the attack consistently," the 24-year-old Flaherty said Sunday at the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. "That's what he preached. He said he was consistently on the...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, new New York Mets manager, Carlos Beltran, center, poses for a picture with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, left, and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon during a baseball news conference at Citi Field in New York. Beltran is out as manager of the Mets. The team announced the move Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 16, 2020 6:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Sign of the times. Beltrán's 2 1/2-month tenure as Mets manager ended Thursday before he spent a single game on the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 9, 2009 file photo, New York Mets Alex Cora (3) greets Carlos Beltran at the plate after Beltran's third-inning two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ in a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. While the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox took decisive action in jettisoning their managers after Major League Baseball concluded they were involved in nefarious sign stealing, the New York Mets have stayed silent on Carlos Beltrán's future. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Mets stay silent on new manager Carlos Beltrán's future

Jan. 15, 2020 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox took decisive action in jettisoning their managers after Major League Baseball concluded they were involved in nefarious sign stealing, the New York Mets have stayed silent on Carlos Beltrán's future. Houston fired AJ Hinch one hour after...