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Cardinals' Mike Mayers: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayers was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Jennifer Langosch of reports.

Mayers finished with a sharp 1.64 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over 11 spring innings, and the 25-year-old likely made an impression on Cardinals brass. That said, with options remaining and a solid veteran bullpen in place in St. Louis, Mayers's chances of making the team out of spring training were slim to none to begin with. If he can carry his strong performance into the regular season, he'll be a top call-up option should the Cardinals need reinforcements.

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Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelly was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Kelly has made a great case in his young minor league career to become Yadier Molina's successor in St. Louis. He hit .292/.352/.381 for Memphis over 32 games last season, a particularly impressive mark considering he was 5.4 years younger than the average Triple-A player. Eric Fryer will back up Molina for now, but Kelly has a chance to play his way onto the roster in the second half of 2017.

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Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta: Expected to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peralta (knee) is expected to rejoin the Cardinals' Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

There were some murmurs over the weekend that Peralta would return to action Monday, but the Cardinals opted to give him an extra day off to aid his recovery from the sore knee. The Cardinals are expected to go with Peralta as their Opening Day starter at third base, but both he and Jedd Gyorko are expected to split time at the position early on. The hot bat may ultimately win out between the two players.

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Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty: Could be moved down in batting order to start season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty, who is hitting just .143 this spring, could open the season further down in the batting order than originally projected, Jenifer Langosch of reports. "It depends on how confident he feels when we break camp," manager Mike Matheny said of Piscotty's lineup fit. "[For] every one of those guys, [it's] the same thing. How does each guy feel? Is this particular person in a good spot? That will help dictate what it looks like as we help put the lineup together."

Piscotty was originally slated to hit cleanup, but manager Mike Matheny may opt to slide him a couple of spots to open the season with the intention of taking some pressure off the struggling outfielder. The 26-year-old enjoyed a breakout 2016 in which he slashed .273/.343/.457 with 35 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 85 RBI, but he's only mustered two extra-base hits, both doubles, in 56 spring plate appearances. Piscotty partially attributes his struggles to some tough luck -- commenting that he feels several of his well-hit balls have been caught "at an abnormally high rate" -- while also noting that he's been working on tweaks to his swing throughout the exhibition slate in an effort to generate more power. "It's working, but it's kind of throwing off my contact point a little bit, so I have to readjust that," Piscotty said. "I kind of figured it could be a bumpy road, but I feel good where I'm headed. I can feel it really in BP and in the cage. It's starting to show up in the game."

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Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Homers in first game since WBC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina, playing in his first game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-0 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins.

The veteran backstop blasted an 0-2 pitch from Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen over the left-field wall in his first plate appearance for his first homer of the spring. This year, Molina will be playing out the final season of a five-year, $75 million extension he signed in 2012; his agent and the Cardinals are working on getting an extension done ahead of Opening Day, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGYadier Molina , C.307
HRJedd Gyorko , 2B30
RBIStephen Piscotty , RF85
OBPMatt Carpenter , 3B.380
SLGMatt Carpenter , 3B.505
RStephen Piscotty , RF86
SBStephen Piscotty , RF7
WCarlos Martinez , SP16
ERACarlos Martinez , SP3.04
WHIPCarlos Martinez , SP1.22
KCarlos Martinez , SP174
SVSeung Hwan Oh , RP19

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