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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
MIL 96-67 9-1 W8
CHC 95-68 6-4 L1
STL 88-74 4-6 L1
PIT 82-79 5-5 W1
CIN 67-95 2-8 L1

Top Cardinals News

  • Cardinals' Joe Hudson: Signs with Cardinals

    Hudson inked a minor-league contract with St. Louis on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Hudson made his major-league debut in 2018, playing in eight games for the Angels after spending a majority of the campaign at the Triple-A level. In just 12 plate appearances with Los Angeles, he went 2-for-12 with a double and one RBI. The 27-year-old will serve as additional catching depth in the Cardinals' system heading into next season.

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  • Cardinals' Francisco Pena: Cast off 40-man roster

    Pena was outrighted to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.

    Pena appeared in 28 games for the Cardinals in 2018, slashing .203/.239/.271 with two homers and eight RBI. He'll head into spring training without a spot on the 40-man roster.

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  • Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna: Set for shoulder scope

    Ozuna is scheduled to undergo a procedure to clean up his shoulder Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Ozuna dealt with shoulder injuries throughout the 2018 season, and it was determined after a meeting with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Tuesday that the outfielder's best course of action would be a shoulder scope. Ozuna, who hit .280/.325/.433 with 23 homers and 88 RBI in his first season with the Cardinals in 2018, is expected to be fully healthy for spring training.

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  • Cardinals' Carlos Martinez: Expected to transition back to rotation

    Martinez is expected to transition back to a starting role in 2019, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Martinez pitched out of the bullpen for the final two months of the 2018 season after making three trips to the disabled list with arm and right-side issues. He eventually took over as the team's closer for the final three weeks of the season and converted all five of his save chances. While manager Mike Shildt acknowledged he wouldn't mind Martinez back in the ninth inning in 2019, the skipper noted the plan is for the right-hander to prepare as a starter this offseason. "I think the front office and everybody would like to see him show up in spring training as a starter. I like those sentiments," Shildt said. Across 118 career major-league starts, Martinez owns a 3.36 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Re-signs with Cardinals for 2019

    Wainwright signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday.

    The terms of the deal remain unknown, though Wainwright will be back in St. Louis for a 15th season. The veteran right-hander missed a majority of the 2018 season with an elbow issue, logging just eight starts (40.1 innings) and posting a 4.46 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 40:18 K:BB. Wainwright owns a 4.77 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.4 K/9 over the past three seasons, so he doesn't figure to carry much fantasy value in 2019 even if he does beat out some of the Cardinals' younger arms for spot in the Opening Day rotation.

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  • Cardinals' Jose Martinez: On base thrice in finale

    Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in a loss to the Cubs on Sunday.

    The hot-hitting Martinez finished off the season in fitting fashion, rapping out a pair of hits for the sixth time over the last 11 games. Martinez only left the yard on four occasions after the All-Star break, but his all-around offensive contributions helped keep him in the lineup in right field even when his defensive deficiencies were an issue. Having played 2018 on a one-year, $564,000 contract, Martinez remains under team control for 2019.

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