Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:24:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Seth Maness has given up at least a run in four of his last five outings, and seven of his nine outings have resulted in losses. Maness may have his confidence shaken as a result, and manager Mike Matheny is looking to use him in long relief and with men on base. Matheny said Maness' struggles aren't because of an injury. "We've got to get him in there in situations where he can have success," Matheny explained. "It's really not anything more complicated than that. … We'd like to see Seth have a couple of outings where he comes in, pounds the bottom of the zone and trusts that sinker and see some ground balls. Gets a little confidence going and you'll see a world of difference."
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:31:40 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expressed confidence in RP Seth Maness, but said Tuesday, April 29, that Maness needs to pick it up a bit to help the club. Last season, Maness was scored upon in just six of his first 27 appearances. This season, he has allowed a run in five of his nine outings. Last season, he had a ground-ball-to-fly-ball ratio of 5.50, but this year it is just 1.90. "What we're dealing with is a guy who (is struggling) - (something) every single one of them is going to go through at some point or another if they're around for very long - and trying to get it back," Matheny said. "It's not gone. It's just not available right now. He's just got to get it there." Matheny added that Maness is not dealing with any type of physical ailment.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:21:00 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals P Carlos Martinez was promoted from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, July 11, and is available to pitch in relief immediately. RP Seth Maness threw 48 pitches on Wednesday, July 10, in the club's contest against the Chicago Cubs, and RP Edward Mujica has appeared in six straight contests.
Fantasy Tip: The Cards are still committed to Martinez as a starter, his role at Memphis, and he may be an option to them after the break, eventually, in that capacity. But the bullpen is heavily taxed, and Martinez probably made the most sense in the short term. Mujica would seem to be unavailable today, so perhaps Trevor Rosenthal would receive a save opportunity if it arises.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:47:45 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled RP Seth Maness from Triple-A Memphis and optioned RP Marc Rzepczynski to Memphis.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:18:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have sent C J.R. Towles, C Audry Perez, 2B Kolten Wong, OF Justin Christian and P Seth Maness to their minor league camp.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 07:32:43 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Seth Maness has walked just four batters in 71 2/3 innings at Double-A Springfield this season.