Player News - Cardinals

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Cardinals prospect Delvin Perez went 2-for-4 on Sunday for short-season Johnson City.

Perez also scored a run and drew a walk, and was also caught stealing. The Cardinals first-round pick last summer, Perez has obvious talent; he's a plus-plus runner who can make all the plays at shortstop, and he also has some sneaky power potential from the right side. Applying these skills has been an issue at times, but that's not unheard of for teenagers. If you're looking for a long-term prospect at shortstop, Perez makes a lot of sense.
Jun 26 - 1:49 PM

Cardinals prospect Jack Flaherty gave up eight hits and five runs on Sunday for Triple-A Memphis.

Flaherty also walked three and struck out five. It's one of the worst starts of the year for Flaherty, who has been outstanding for most of the 2017 campaign. He's still striking out over a batter an inning, but the command hasn't been quite as good since his promotion to Memphis. The Cardinals appear to have no shot at the postseason, so Flaherty and a few other arms should get a chance to pitch down the stretch. Of those arms, Flaherty has the highest floor, and maybe the highest upside.
Jun 26 - 1:17 PM

Randal Grichuk will bat second Monday against the Reds.

This comes after he slugged a long home run out of the cleanup spot in his return to the majors on Sunday. Grichuk should see semi-regular playing time with Dexter Fowler sidelined. While he's a batting average risk, the power makes him worth a look in mixed leagues again.
Jun 26 - 1:17 PM

Matt Carpenter is not in Monday's lineup against the Reds.

He'll get a routine day of rest. Recent call-up Luke Voit will get his first major league start at first base. He's batting sixth against Brandon Finnegan. Tommy Pham will bat leadoff.
Jun 26 - 1:13 PM

Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 and delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning on Sunday as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Pirates 8-4.

Molina also scored three runs in the ballgame. His RBI single in the seventh inning broke a 4-4 tie and put the Cardinals ahead to stay. The veteran backstop is enjoying another solid season at the dish, hitting .268/.300/.426 with nine long balls and 29 RBI.
Jun 25 - 11:50 PM

Randal Grichuk crushed a mammoth solo home run in his return to the Cardinals' lineup on Sunday.

Grichuk was recalled from Triple-A on Sunday after smashing six home runs in his last 10 games for Memphis. He carried that power stroke into Sunday's game, tattooing a Chad Kuhl offering over 470 feet to lead off the sixth inning. Grichuk finished the night 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and is now slashing .227/.280/.395 with five homers and 20 RBI on the season.
Jun 25 - 11:48 PM

Greg Garcia went 1-for-2 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday as the Cardinals came from behind to beat the Pirates.

Garcia got the start at third base in this one and got the Cardinals on the board with a two-run single off of Chad Kuhl in the second inning. It has been a rough go of it at the plate this season for Garcia, slashing .204/.328/.272 with one homer and five RBI.
Jun 25 - 11:46 PM

Mike Leake logged a quality start in Sunday's no-decision against the Pirates, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over six frames.

Leake struck out two and walked two in the contest. The Pirates touched him up for three runs in the third inning and added another in the fourth, but Leake was able to keep the train on the tracks and fire another pair of scoreless innings before departing. While his performance has slid a bid recently, he still sports a terrific 3.12 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season. He'll do battle against the Nationals his next time out at home on Friday.
Jun 25 - 11:43 PM

Cardinals optioned 1B Chad Huffman to Triple-A Memphis.

Huffman did a nice job during his time with the Cardinals, slashing .286/.333/.429 in only 14 at-bats. He'll return to Triple-A where he'll see everyday action until he's needed again.
Jun 25 - 4:33 PM

Cardinals purchased the contract of 1B Luke Voit from Triple-A Memphis.

The 26-year-old had been mashing the ball at Triple-A, slashing .322/.406/.561 with 12 homers and 48 RBI in 70 games. He'll add a right-handed power option off the bench for the Cardinals.
Jun 25 - 4:31 PM

Cardinals recalled RHP Mike Mayers from Triple-A Memphis.

The 25-year-old right-hander worked exclusively as a starter at Triple-A Memphis, compiling a 3.74 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 68/27 K/BB ratio across 77 innings in his 14 starts. He'll work in a long relief role for the Cardinals.
Jun 25 - 4:29 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Kevin Siegrist on the 10-day disabled list due to a cervical spine strain.

It's unclear at the moment just how much time the left-hander stands to miss. He has appeared in 31 games for the Cardinals this season, compiling a 4.28 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 25/15 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings.
Jun 25 - 4:29 PM

Cardinals placed OF Dexter Fowler on the 10-day disabled list with a right heel spur.

Fowler missed a couple of games due to a quadriceps injury before returning on Saturday, and apparently suffered the new injury in his first game back. Randal Grichuk was recalled from Triple-A and will see steady playing time while Fowler is sidelined.
Jun 25 - 4:26 PM

Cardinals recalled OF Randal Grichuk from Triple-A Memphis.

He's right back in the middle of the Cardinals' lineup, hitting cleanup against Chad Kuhl and the Pirates on Sunday night. Grichuk had been on fire at Triple-A, sporting an eight-game hitting streak and homering in six of his last 10 games.
Jun 25 - 4:14 PM

Stephen Piscotty was not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday due to some tightness in his right forearm.

He did, however, hit a two-RBI, pinch-hit single in the ninth inning. It's unclear whether the ailment is something that could keep Piscotty out of the lineup for any more games.
Jun 25 - 8:51 AM


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