Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:07:29 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals non-tendered RP John Axford. They will tender deals to OF Jon Jay, INF Daniel Descalso and OF Peter Bourjos.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:31:18 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso started at shortstop over SS Pete Kozma Sunday, Aug. 18, against a right-handed pitcher, but manager Mike Matheny said there isn't a platoon situation at the position for the rest of the season. "I am still comfortable with (Kozma's defense), but I think we've all been becoming more comfortable with the innings (Descalso) has been playing as well, and how he's swinging the bat at times. I think you're going to see both of them," Matheny said. Kozma was hitting .223 and Descalso was batting .254 entering the game.
Fantasy Tip: Kozma should still be considered the starting shortstop, but it appears that Descalso could cut into his playing time down the stretch if he continues to swing it better.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:20:32 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso is starting for the second straight day at shortstop with SS Pete Kozma being benched so that he can work on his swing. Descalso has hit .355 in his last 30 games and had three hits Thursday, July 4. However, manager Mike Matheny was careful to say that there isn't a platoon situation in the works at shortstop. SS Ryan Jackson is batting .306 with a .384 on-base percentage at Triple-A Memphis, but he isn't an option for the team's bench at this moment.
Fantasy Tip: The Cards haven't given up on Kozma just yet, so you should look to retain him in cavernous mixed leagues. Descalso deserves some short-term attention in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:55:49 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals INF Matt Carpenter will start at third base with 3B David Freese (back) out. INF Daniel Descalso will start at second base.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:04:23 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Pete Kozma will serve as the team's starting shortstop this year. 2Bs Daniel Descalso and Matt Carpenter are both playing very well as they battle for playing time at second base.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:59:12 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals are happy with the transition that 2B Matt Carpenter has made with the move to second base, and he's in consideration for the starting job there. Carpenter hasn't committed an error in 44 innings this spring, and his footwork has become more natural. "I'm at the point now where if I were to be out there in a game I don't feel lost whatsoever," Carpenter said. "Am I going to win a Gold Glove over there? The odds of that are probably slim. But at the same time, do I feel like I can play an adequate second base? I do. I really do now. I'm comfortable at that position." Carpenter is battling with 2B Daniel Descalso, and the team expects the competition to spill into the regular season.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:29:06 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter, who is working with infielders coach Jose Oquendo to transition to second base, was told to watch New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano and Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips to become a better infielder. "I kind of feel like a kid all over again, because you watch these other big leaguers and you try to be just like them," Carpenter said. "We're watching the unique techniques. Everybody does something different. We practice it all and try to figure out what I'm going to be the best at, and where I'm going to be most comfortable." The Cardinals have been impressed with Carpenter's work over the winter, but 2B Daniel Descalso will enter as the incumbent at the position.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:45:21 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese, 1B Allen Craig and 2B Daniel Descalso arrived in camp early.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:45:35 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals infielders coach Jose Oquendo is impressed with the transition that 1B Matt Carpenter has made at second base this offseason. "It isn't that big of a surprise," Oquendo said. "Schumaker did great on routine plays. But Schumaker had a tough time reading balls off the bat because of being in the outfield. (Carpenter) has been an infielder (third base, first base) almost all his time. He can read balls a lot better." 2B Daniel Descalso is the projected starter at second base heading into the season.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:40:38 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SS Ronny Cedeno will likely compete with INFs Daniel Descalso and Ryan Jackson at second base, and he'll provide backup insurance to SS Rafael Furcal at shortstop.