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Mon, 13 May 2013 00:34:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 12, with right elbow inflammation. Westbrook originally felt discomfort during his start May 8 in Wrigley Field, though the team gave him a couple days to determine if it persisted. "It's really not that big of a deal," general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday. "Didn't want to push it. Didn't want it to become a big problem." The Cardinals purchased the contract of SP John Gast from Triple-A Memphis, and he will start Tuesday, May 14, against the New York Mets.
Fantasy Tip: All indications are this injury won't be anything as severe as the Chris Carpenter or Jason Motte season-ending injuries were, although Carpenter wants to return as a reliever. The Cardinals will definitely miss Westbrook's 2-1 record and 1.62 earned run average, but fantasy owners should expect Westbrook back by the end of May.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:00:45 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals extended general manager John Mozeliak through the 2016 season. Manager Mike Matheny was extended through 2014.
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:48:21 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said the recent good rehab news on SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) and SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) means he can modify his offseason shopping list. "Knowing that the two players we're talking about have had positive outcomes in (their rehabs) provides optimism," Mozeliak said. "It's something you consider in your offseason strategy. It does mean we don't have to chase a shortstop at this point."
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 23:50:19 -0700
Updating previous items, St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder), who had surgery in July to alleviate the choking of nerves near his right shoulder, is building his pitch count with each rehab outing in an effort to rejoin the rotation before the end of this regular season. General manager John Mozeliak called that option "in play," and the Cardinals are open to using Carpenter as a starter down the stretch.
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 22:40:40 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals may not add a starting pitcher at the trading deadline, given the improvement in health of SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) and the improved rotation in general. "If you were to go after another starter, who are you really bouncing out? That's why the urgency isn't quite there for rotation help as it was three or four weeks ago," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said.
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:02:17 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Friday, Feb. 17, that he is not aware of any pitchers or catchers who will be limited at the start of camp. Spring training officially begins for the team Sunday, Feb. 19, when pitchers and catchers officially report.
Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:29:20 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak is likely to look for an upgrade at shortstop over second base or center field, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss. Mozeliak believes SS Brendan Ryan, although good on defense, is a liability on offense.
Sun, 07 Nov 2010 11:44:16 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly negotiating with free-agent SP Jake Westbrook on a two-year contract that may include an option for a third year, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. However, general manager John Mozeliak said no deal is "imminent."
Sun, 17 Oct 2010 11:42:41 -0700
Several members of the St. Louis Cardinals' coaching staff said they have not been informed by manager Tony La Russa or general manager John Mozeliak if they will be back next season, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:08:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals gave general manager John Mozeliak a three-year contract extension Thursday, July 15, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Bernie Miklasz. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.