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Jordan Walden | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cardinals signed RHP Jordan Walden to a two-year, $6.6 million contract.
The new deal also included a club option for 2017 at $5.25 million. With the contract, Walden and the club avoided arbitration. The reliever came over from the Braves along with Jason Heyward in a November trade. Walden is coming off of a 2.88 ERA, 62 strikeout season. He should see setup duty with the Cardinals, as they'll be trying out Carlos Martinez in the rotation during the coming season. Dec 23 - 1:12 PM

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Cardinals acquired RHP Jordan Walden and OF Jason Heyward from the Braves for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins.

Walden isn't just a throw-in here. The 27-year-old reliever owns a 3.10 ERA in 211 2/3 career innings and was especially good in 2014, posting a 2.88 ERA and 62 strikeouts across 50 innings. He'll presumably operate in a setup role for St. Louis, allowing Carlos Martinez to fill Miller's spot in the starting rotation.
Nov 17 - 12:38 PM

Jordan Walden picked up his third save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

It was just a day of rest for Craig Kimbrel, who had pitched in three consecutive ballgames. Walden had no issues, retiring the Mets in 1-2-3 fashion with two strikeouts. The right-hander has been a solid contributor out of the 'pen for the Braves, now carrying a 2.70 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and a 33/12 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings.
Jul 2 - 10:40 PM

Braves activated RHP Jordan Walden from the 15-day disabled list.

Walden wound up missing a little over a month with a strained left hamstring. The right-handed setup man will be available out of the Braves' bullpen Tuesday night.
Jun 10 - 5:11 PM

Jordan Walden (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Walden, out since early May with a strained left hamstring, threw a scoreless rehab inning Sunday with Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, but Alex Wood could be sent to the minors to be stretched out as a starter.
Jun 10 - 1:27 PM

Jordan Walden (hamstring) threw a scoreless rehab inning Sunday at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Walden struck out two of the four batters he faced. "I felt good out there, hamstring felt good," the right-hander said after his outing. "I didn’t have any issues with it again, so that was a positive." He is expected to rejoin the Braves on Tuesday in Colorado.
Jun 9 - 1:45 PM

Jordan Walden's (hamstring) scheduled rehab appearance on Saturday has been pushed to Sunday.

There are no problems, the Braves just wanted to give the right-hander an extra day. With the move, Walden will now likely rejoin the club in Colorado on Tuesday instead of Monday as originally hoped. Either way, he's close to a return.
Jun 7 - 8:13 PM

Jordan Walden (hamstring) will make his second minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, and if all goes well he'll rejoin the Braves bullpen on Monday in Colorado.

Walden has been sidelined for nearly a month with the hamstring issue, as the Braves have taken things slowly and cautiously in his recovery process. He posted a 2.92 ERA and fanned 19 in his first 12 1/3 innings before going on the shelf.
Jun 6 - 7:59 PM

Jordan Walden (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

He should only need a few appearances before rejoining the Braves' bullpen. Walden posted a 2.92 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 12 1/3 relief innings before landing on the DL a month ago.
Jun 4 - 3:28 PM

Jordan Walden (hamstring) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

It was his third bullpen session since going down a month ago with a strained hamstring. The next step could be a minor league rehab assignment.
Jun 3 - 4:05 PM

Jordan Walden (hamstring) began throwing off a mound this week at the Braves spring training complex.

The team has received good reports thus far, but will still take things slowly with his recovery. He isn't expected to rejoin the Braves bullpen until some point in mid-June.
May 30 - 6:59 PM

Jordan Walden (hamstring) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list until mid-June.

Walden has felt good while long-tossing, but the Braves want to be extra careful given how much stress his delivery puts on his left leg. He won't throw off a mound for another couple weeks. "Especially with his delivery, that left leg is very important because it's the one he lands on," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "So, we've got to make sure that's right because if it's not, that's what could lead to something else."
May 20 - 8:59 PM

Jordan Walden (hamstring) could throw a bullpen session as soon as Tuesday.

Walden has been playing catch from distances up to 120 feet and thinks he's ready to take the next step. He should be ready for activation not long after he's throwing from a mound again. "It’s feeling a lot better just got to keep working on it, get some more strength in there, hopefully I’ll be on the mound soon," Walden said.
May 19 - 7:12 PM

Braves placed RHP Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, with a strained left hamstring.

Walden has been plagued by the injury since the beginning of spring training, and it's gotten to the point where the team feels it's best to let him rest and allow the hamstring to heal. Expect him to return to the bullpen at the end of the month.
May 10 - 2:40 PM

Jordan Walden struck out two in a perfect inning of work against the Reds on Sunday.

After a sore hamstring plagued him this spring, Walden has charged out of the gate to start the year. With his two strikeout effort, the right-hander has a 17/5 K/BB ratio and 1.74 ERA over 10 1/3 innings.
Apr 27 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
4Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Marco Gonzales
9Tyler Lyons
10Nick Greenwood
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
13Marcus Hatley