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Tim Cooney allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings in a no-decision against the Padres.

Cooney allowed four hits (including two home runs) and walked two while striking out six. He kept the Cardinals in the game, which is exactly what they were asking for. Jaime Garcia (groin) is only expected to miss one start, so Cooney will likely be sent right back down to Triple-A.
Jul 3 - 12:06 AM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, two walks, and two runs scored Thursday against the Padres.

It was his first multi-hit game since June 18. Carpenter has seen his batting average fall 100 points from .378 to .278 since May 1.
Jul 3 - 12:05 AM

According to Robert Patrick and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa after an "imposed leave of absence."

The Cardinals declined to comment on the situation, but a source with knowledge of the investigation into the hacking of the Astros' network said that Correa admitted to accessing the database in order to verify that the team had stolen proprietary data. Many assumed that some lower-level employees were involved in the alleged hacking, but this story obviously goes much deeper. Correa, who originally started working with the Cardinals in 2009, was promoted to director of amateur scouting over the winter and recently oversaw his first draft.
Jul 2 - 4:44 PM

Cardinals placed OF Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 1, with a left wrist stress reaction/bone bruise.

Jay has been dealing with the wrist injury all season and hopes that a couple of weeks of rest will prove beneficial. He'll be eligible to return after the All-Star break.
Jul 2 - 4:30 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tim Cooney from Triple-A Memphis.

Cooney will start Thursday in place of Jaime Garcia, who came down with some cramping in his left groin. It's likely to just be a spot start, so he figures to be sent down to Triple-A after the game.
Jul 2 - 4:25 PM

Tim Cooney will make a spot start for the Cardinals on Thursday night against the Padres.

It is Jaime Garcia's turn in the rotation, but he has been scratched with cramping in his left groin. Cooney struggled earlier this season in his major league debut against the Phillies and doesn't look like an overly attractive play Thursday versus San Diego.
Jul 2 - 8:55 AM

Jon Jay (wrist) was held out of batting practice Wednesday and may be a candidate for the disabled list.

Jay was activated from the disabled list on May 29 but has never gotten fully healthy. Since being activated, he's started 17 of the team's 29 games but has hit just .185/.280/.262 in that span. With Matt Holliday nearing a return and Randal Grichuk heating up at the plate, it may behoove the Cards to give Jay some more time on the DL to get his wrist right.
Jul 1 - 9:27 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) won't make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Padres.

Garcia is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he was unable to complete scheduled throwing sessions on Saturday and Monday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. He should be fine after one skipped turn in the Cardinals' rotation. Tim Cooney is probably going to fill in on Thursday versus San Diego.
Jul 1 - 4:51 PM

Cardinals OF prospect Harrison Bader launched two homers Tuesday in his debut for Low-A State College.

He went 2-for-4 with three RBI. A third-round pick out of the University of Florida, Bader hit .348 with two homers and five RBI in last month's College World Series. His contract came with a $400,000 signing bonus.
Jul 1 - 3:52 PM

Matt Holliday (quad) is scheduled to do some light running this week.

Holliday has been taking batting practice and is nearly ready to test out his ailing right quad with some jogging. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that he wasn't sure when Holliday would be cleared to up the intensity of his running. The Cards are holding out hope that the outfielder could return before the All-Star break, but it's certainly not a given.
Jul 1 - 10:22 AM

Randal Grichuk went 3-for-5 with a home run in a loss against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Grichuk had three of the Cardinals' eight hits on the evening, including the homer off Sox ace Chris Sale in the fourth inning. Grichuk also doubled in the game, falling a triple shy of the cycle. The outfielder has gotten regular playing time in the absence of Matt Holliday and has thrived, hitting .284/.318/.574 with seven homers, 21 RBI and 23 runs scored in 46 games. The club may have to find more opportunities for him when Holliday returns in July.
Jul 1 - 12:00 AM

Lance Lynn allowed one run over six innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday against the White Sox.

Lynn and Chris Sale squared off in a game that was decided after both were out of the game. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one while striking out six in the outing. It was his second start since coming off the disabled list and his second strong start in the same span. Lynn is still 5-4 but owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 89/27 K/BB ratio this season. He'll take the hill again Sunday against the Padres.
Jun 30 - 11:52 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) did not throw a bullpen session on Monday.

And he also had to skip a side session Saturday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. It's not clear whether Garcia will be able to start Thursday against the White Sox. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expects to have some kind of answer on that by Wednesday afternoon.
Jun 30 - 5:05 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Matt Belisle's right elbow showed no major structural damage.

Belisle has been shut down since June 26 with discomfort in his right elbow, but it's only inflammation. The mid-reliever should be ready soon after the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 4:52 PM

Matt Carpenter is out of Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

Chris Sale is on the hill for the White Sox, so it's not a bad time to give Carpenter a bit of a breather. Mark Reynolds will start at third base while Xavier Scruggs plays first.
Jun 30 - 4:04 PM

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