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September 06, 2019 - 3:19 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Owning the best record in baseball since the All-Star break (35-17) and a 2.5 game lead in the NL Central, the St. Louis Cardinals are former player and manager Joe Girardi's pick to win the division. One reason is because of his former New York Yankees closer who's now with the...
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June 25, 2019 - 10:53 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - We'll learn more about the situation Tuesday afternoon, when the St. Louis Cardinals will likely have an update on Jordan Hicks torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow . But it's probable that St. Louis will need to find a new closer for the rest of this season and...
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March 04, 2019 - 2:39 am
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — As unhittable as Jordan Hicks' 105 mph heater can be, a pitch clocked a little bit closer to the speed limit might ultimately be what makes him the St. Louis Cardinals' closer. (Ben Boyd, KMOX) Developing the slider, a pitch Hicks began to get a feel for late last season, into...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:09 am
JUPITER, Fla. (KMOX) - Alex Reyes says he expects to pitch in Grapefruit League games for the St. Louis Cardinals this spring, which would be a first for him since 2016. The 24-year-old was recently renamed the No. 1 prospect in the Cardinals organization, but he may be able to finally shake off...
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Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks throwing at spring training.
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February 15, 2019 - 4:26 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (KMOX) - There's been no early indication from the St. Louis Cardinals on who will be closing games in 2019. But 22-year-old Jordan Hicks seems to have as good a shot as anyone. He was the "reliever of the day" for manager Mike Shildt on Friday, as he's decided to pick one pitcher per...
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January 22, 2019 - 8:32 pm
"I'd love to be a starter," Reyes says, but he'll do whatever the team asks of him.
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Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller
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Chris Hrabe
December 26, 2018 - 2:57 pm
No matter the role, no matter the label there is one thing the Cardinals hope Miller will be and that is dominant. Exactly what he's been over the last half decade.
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December 21, 2018 - 3:05 pm
"It's not always the ninth inning guy that has the most-important role or gets to be the guy that saves the day," Miller says.
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December 12, 2018 - 10:41 am
From the Winter Meetings in Vegas, our Mike Claiborne and Chris Hrabe discuss who may be the best fit for St. Louis' bullpen in 2019.
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Pitcher Lee Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals prepares to throw the ball during a game against the San Francisco Giants.
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December 10, 2018 - 11:00 am
Smith, who pitched for the Cardinals over parts of four seasons from 1990-1993, compiled 160 of his 478 career saves with St. Louis.
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