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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Cardinals Designate Jhonny Peralta For Assisgment

Jun 10, 2017 1:11 AM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced a series of coaching changes and player reassignments Friday.

Veteran third baseman Jhonny Peralta has been designated for assignment, and third-base coach Chris Maloney has been reassigned within the organization. Mike Shildt will take over for Maloney.

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Braves Acquire Matt Adams From Cardinals

May 20, 2017 8:17 PM

The Atlanta Braves acquired first baseman Matt Adams from St. Louis on Saturday in an attempt to help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman.

The Cardinals sent Adams and cash to Atlanta for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. The deal was announced Saturday, three days after the Braves lost Freeman to a broken wrist.

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White Sox, Cardinals Favorites To Sign Luis Robert

May 19, 2017 7:24 AM

The Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are viewed as the favorites to sign Cuban youngster Luis Robert, according to reports.

Robert, 19, will become eligible to sign as a Major League free agent this weekend.

The Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres have also been linked to Robert.

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Fan Struck By Stray Bullet At Busch Stadium

May 4, 2017 7:10 AM

A woman attending a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium was struck by a stray bullet on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old victim was inside the ballpark when she felt pain in her arm, according to police. She went to a first-aid station for treatment. A bullet was later found near her seat.

Police believe the bullet came from outside the stadium.

The Cardinals issued the following statement:

"We are aware of an incident last night in which a fan reported being struck by a stray bullet that presumably originated from outside of the stadium. The fan was treated for an abrasion and a bruise on her arm at First Aid and released. She was interviewed by police who are investigating the matter. There is nothing more important than the safety of our fans, and the Cardinals are grateful that no one was seriously injured. We will be sharing more information with the media as further details emerge."

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Lou Brock Diagnosed With Bone Cancer

Apr 14, 2017 7:45 AM

Lou Brock has been diagnosed with bone cancer, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced.

Brock, 77, was set to appear April 25 at Busch Stadium for Budweiser Bash, but that has been cancelled.

"I am disappointed that I won't be able to make the event," Brock said in a statement. "[My wife] Jackie and I appreciate the prayers and support we have received from our many friends and fans in the Cardinals community. We count ourselves blessed that I am receiving the best possible medical treatment and we look forward to seeing many more Cardinals World Series championships in the future."

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Stephen Piscotty Struck In Head By Throw At Home Plate

Apr 5, 2017 7:00 AM

Stephen Piscotty left Tuesday night's game after being struck in the head by a throw from Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez as Piscotty was sliding into home plate.

The Cardinals announced that Piscotty had a head contusion.

Mike Matheny said Piscotty would be evaluated later Tuesday evening, and then again Wednesday morning.

"The trainers asked him a lot of questions. He answered everything fine," Matheny said. "It just rung his bell, which we'll find out what exactly that means when the doctors give him a better test than just us asking him questions on the field. But he was coherent."

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Cardinals, Stephen Piscotty Agree Upon Six-Year, $33.5M Extension

Apr 4, 2017 7:23 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a six-year contract extension with Stephen Piscotty that runs through the 2022 season and includes an option for 2023.

According to a report, the deal is worth $33.5 million.

The 26-year-old hit .273/.343/.457 with 22 home runs and seven stolen bases last season.

"I couldn't ask for a better group of guys to go into battle with. I'm surrounded by winners, competitors and outright studs," Piscotty said. "This team this year is special, and I think everyone got a glimpse of that last night. Look out for this team this year."

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Javier Baez Lost Sight Of Baseball Due To Sign Behind Home Plate

Apr 3, 2017 7:41 AM

Javier Baez says a sign behind home plate camouflaged a baseball headed his way in the third inning of Sunday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

With Dexter Fowler on first base, Aledmys Diaz hit a hard ground ball to Baez, who was shaded toward second base. The ball skipped to the left of Baez and into right center field, allowing Fowler to go to third base. Matt Carpenter later drove him in with a sacrifice fly.

"I'm not afraid to make mistakes and when I make them there are no excuses, but I didn't see the ball at all until it passed the mound," Baez said. "I realized it was the sign because he was getting out of the box and I still didn't see the ball."

Baez explained what happened to Joe Maddon, who kept an eye on the sign when the Cubs took the field for the bottom of the fourth.

Once again the white Major League Baseball sign was visible so Maddon asked the umpires to make sure it was rotated out.

"Of all things the MLB App sign was all white and that ground ball he didn't react to he lost it in the sign," Maddon said. "That was a big play."

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Cardinals, Yadier Molina Agree Upon $60M Extension

Apr 2, 2017 1:08 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have finalized a three-year, $60 million contract extension with Yadier Molina.

Molina becomes baseball's highest-paid catcher by average annual contract value.

The two sides were working towards a new deal this spring.

Molina hit .307/.360/.427 with eight homers and 38 doubles in 581 plate appearances last season.

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Yadier Molina, Cardinals Agree Upon $55M Extension
The Cardinals have agreed in principle to a three-year contract extension with Yadier Molina that will guarantee him between $55 million and $65 million.

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Cardinals Could Be Sleeper For Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors for nearly a year, but the belief is now that he'll remain with the White Sox until closer to the mid-season deadline.

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Cardinals Upset With Kolten Wong's Reaction To Possible Platoon
The Cardinals weren't happy to hear that Kolten Wong would rather be traded than be part of a platoon.

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Cardinals, Yadier Molina 'Making Progress' In Extension Talks
The positive momentum towards a deal has the two sides "getting close" to an agreement.

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Cardinals Offering Monthly Subscription Service For Tickets
The Cardinals have announced a monthly subscription service for fans who want to attend games this season.

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Wainwright Not Worried About Spring 'Beating'
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright gave up 10 runs in less than two innings against the Mets on Friday.

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Cardinals 'Open For Business' On Yadier Molina Extension
Yadier Molina is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract with the Cardinals.

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Molina Blasts MLB For Family Security Arrangements At WBC
Yadier Molina says "MLB...its a shame that you are more interested in making money and not in the security of our family."

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Cardinals-Pirates To Play In Williamsport During LLWS
The Pirates will host the Cardinals on Aug. 20, but the game will reportedly be played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania during the Little League World Series.

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Trevor Rosenthal Scratched With Lat Tightness
The Cardinals don't believe the injury will be a long-term concern.

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Matt Harvey Says Spring Debut A 'Good First Step'
Mets starter Matt Harvey threw 39 pitches on Sunday, his first outing back from surgery.

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Clubs Still Expressing Trade Interest In Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors for much of the offseason and clubs remain interested in the White Sox left-hander.

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Cardinals Sign Jose Adolis Garcia To Minor-League Deal
Outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia played in Japan last season.

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Rick Ankiel Drank Before Games To Calm Nerves
Rick Ankiel admitted that he drank vodka before his first two starts of the 2001 season, which came after his meltdown in the 2000 playoffs when he became the first Major League pitcher to throw five

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Cardinals Prospect Alex Reyes Likely To Have Tommy John
Alex Reyes has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and will get a second opinion, but season-ending Tommy John surgery is likely for the Cardinals pitcher, according to a sour

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Carlos Martinez First Approached Cardinals About Extension
Carlos Martinez and his agent, Brian Mejia, first approached the Cardinals about an extension almost a year ago.

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Cardinals, Carlos Martinez Agree To Five-Year, $51M Extension
Carlos Martinez, 25, had a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts for the Cardinals last season.

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Chris Correa Maintains Astros First Stole From Cardinals
Chris Correa says he accepts responsibility for a breach of the Astros' baseball operations database, but he maintains that the Astros were the team that first stole information.

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MLB Orders Cardinals To Give Astros Two Top Picks, $2M
After completing its investigation regarding the breach of the Astros' baseball operations database by a former Cardinals' employee, Major League Baseball has ordered the Cardinals to give the Astro

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Cardinals Could Extend Yadier Molina's Contract
Yadier Molina will make $14 million in 2017 and then the two sides have a decision to make on a $15 million mutual option that carries a $2 million buyout.

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