Hours after team physician Dr. George Paletta performed surgery on Jaime Garcia's left shoulder on Friday, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said the organization is optimistic that Garcia will enjoy a full recovery by the start of the 2014 season.
Right-hander Chris Carpenter threw an extended bullpen session at Busch Stadium on Thursday and responded well enough that the Cardinals are considering having him face hitters as early as Tuesday. Facing hitters in live batting practice would put Carpenter a step closer toward going out on a Minor League rehab assignment.
Outfielder Oscar Taveras, who has been sidelined by an ankle injury since May 12, is moving closer to a return, farm director John Vuch said on Friday.
The Cardinals rode homers and three RBIs each from Allen Craig and David Freese to a 7-0 win in front of 45,134 at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. Lance Lynn threw six scoreless innings to become the third National League pitcher to record seven wins on the season.
Dodgers' lefty Ted Lilly will start for first time this season after being activated from the disabled list this week. The Cardinals will counter with rookie John Gast, who makes the first road start of his career, after winning his first two decisions at Busch Stadium.
On Thursday -- as Manchester City defeated Chelsea, 4-3, in a soccer exhibition at Busch Stadium -- focus turned to paying tribute to the victims of this week's tragic Oklahoma tornado. The Cardinals and Relevent Sports will donate one dollar for every ticket sold to the game, and both clubs will match the donation.
The pair of February news conferences took on a tone of solemnity and reflection as general manager John Mozeliak and, a week later, Chris Carpenter, painted a picture void of optimism. Carpenter refused to utter the "R" word, but the idea of career finality was certainly palpable as he spoke.
Southpaw Tyler Lyons became the latest Cardinals rookie to deliver on Wednesday night, turning in a dominant seven innings while making his Major League debut in a 5-3 win against the Padres at Petco Park.
Cardinals southpaw Jaime Garcia has a tear in his labrum that will require season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. The decision to have a procedure was made after Garcia was seen by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., on Wednesday.
The Cardinals placed right-hander Fernando Salas on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on Wednesday. The move freed up a spot on the 25-man roster for lefty Tyler Lyons, who was added to start the series finale with the Padres.
Throwing off the mound for the first time in two weeks, Cardinals right-hander Jake Westbrook had to end the session after 20 pitches Wednesday due to discomfort in his right elbow.
The Cardinals, along with Relevent Sports, announced on Wednesday that they will donate a dollar from every ticket sold for Thursday's soccer match at Busch Stadium to a Cardinals Care fund established to assist children affected by Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla.
Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of the Joplin, Mo., tornado, and thanks to the efforts of Major League Baseball and its two Missouri teams -- the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals -- 10 families now have a new place to call home.
Daniel Descalso capped his three-hit game with an eighth-inning grand slam as the Cardinals pounded the Padres, 10-2, Tuesday night in San Diego.
On Wednesday, Tyler Lyons will become the sixth rookie to pitch for the Cardinals this season as he makes the start in place of the injured Jaime Garcia.
David Freese said that the stitches in his right thumb will be taken out Friday, though the third baseman believes he'll be able to play before then.
Right-hander Eduardo Sanchez was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Tuesday after an eight-year tenure with St. Louis, which signed him as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela.
Former Cardinals pitcher Ryan Franklin, now an assistant to general manager John Mozeliak, has been helping the organization as it scouts potential picks for the upcoming First-Year Player Draft. His Draft-related work won't end there.
Shelby Miller was not at this best, but he still left with a lead, one that was quickly given up by the bullpen as the Cardinals dropped the opener of their eight-game trip, 4-2, to the Padres on Monday night.
Trevor Rosenthal is on a pace to pitch in nearly 90 games this season, but the Cardinals are not concerned as yet with overworking their standout setup reliever.
A day after after getting stitches to close a gash near his right thumb, David Freese said he could play, but manager Mike Matheny removed his third baseman from the starting lineup after seeing some swelling.
With an off-day on Thursday giving Mike Matheny a chance to alter the rotation, the manager said he will keep everyone on schedule, thereby giving all his starters an extra day of rest.
Jake Westbrook threw again on flat ground on Monday with no pain in his elbow, and he hopes to move onto a mound on Tuesday.
The Cardinals closed a 10-game homestand with a 4-2 win over the Brewers. Sunday's victory, the team's 13th in 17 games this month, secured a series win for St. Louis.
Manager Mike Matheny announced on Sunday that the Cardinals will have left-hander Tyler Lyons start against the Padres on Wednesday in place of Jaime Garcia, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.
Mitchell Boggs is tired of talking mechanics. He won't divulge the specifics on what he accomplished or tweaked during his Triple-A stint in Memphis, but he'll be happy to show it.
Three days after receiving a cortisone injection to target a buildup of scar tissue around his right elbow, Jake Westbrook was cleared to begin his throwing program.
Following Sunday's game, the Cardinals' grounds crew will begin the process of converting a baseball diamond into a soccer field for Thursday's international exhibition game between Manchester City and Chelsea.
The Cardinals were able to keep the game in reach thanks to strong fielding and relieving efforts, but they struggled to capitalize at the plate in the 6-4 loss in 10 innings at Busch Stadium.
Starter Jaime Garcia was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left shoulder strain, and the Cardinals are concerned that surgery may be necessary in order to correct a shoulder impingement that has been bothering the left-hander for the past 12 months.