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Herzog, McGee, Ankiel and More to Attend Four-Day Fantasy Camp at Home of Cardinals Triple-A Redbirds Club

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 18, 2017 – After coming off a successful, special-edition of Cardinals Fantasy Camp in Cooperstown with Ozzie Smith earlier this month, the St. Louis Cardinals announced today that their 2017 regular season Fantasy Camp will be held at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tenn. from September 14-17.

Presented by Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the four-day camp gives fans the opportunity to play alongside former Cardinals players Rick Ankiel and Kyle McClellan, be drafted and managed by Cardinals Alumni Danny Cox and Tom Lawless and interact with Redbirds legends Whitey Herzog and Willie McGee.  The regular season Fantasy Camp has proven to be a popular addition to the yearly Cardinals Fantasy Camps held at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., dating back to 2001.

“The Cardinals Fantasy Camp experience is like no other in sports and is more popular each year,” said Joe Pfeiffer, Cardinals Fantasy Camp Director.  “This one-of-a-kind experience gives campers the opportunity to step on the field alongside all-time Cardinals greats and live the ultimate baseball dream as a Major Leaguer.”

Throughout the four-day camp, 44 campers will receive instruction from some of the best in baseball and play four games under the management of a former Cardinals player.  All four team rosters, managed by John Costello, Cox, Lawless and Gene Roof, will be determined by a draft, with the former Cardinals/team managers selecting their players.  Two former Cardinals will also be drafted onto each roster and will play alongside the rest of the team.  Former Cardinals scheduled to play alongside the campers include Ankiel, Scott Cooper, Mike Crudale, Ed Easley, Bernard Gilkey, Bo Hart, Jason Isringhausen, McClellan, Jason Simontacchi and Brad Thompson.

All campers will receive two authentic, customized Memphis Redbirds jerseys and use a personalized locker in the visitors’ locker room at AutoZone Park during the round-robin tournament.  At the end of the weekend, one team will be crowned Cardinals Fantasy Camp Champions and receive Fantasy Camp championship rings.

Fantasy Camp registration includes a three-night stay at the DoubleTree Hotel Memphis Downtown.  Additional perks include a private reception and special Cardinals Alumni autograph sessions on September 14 and a customized dinner banquet featuring Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog and a special live auction on September 15.  Dave LaPoint willserve as Fantasy Camp Commissioner, leading the camp along with Scott Terry.

A portion of the net proceeds from Cardinals Fantasy Camps benefit the Cardinals Kids Cancer Center at Mercy. To register for camp, or for more information, fans can visit cardinals.com/fantasycamp or email fantasycamp@cardinals.com.  Campers must be 27 years of age or older.  Dates for the 2018 Jupiter Cardinals Fantasy at Roger Dean Stadium will be announced in the next few weeks.  #CardsFantasyCamp

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ALEX MEJIA, LUKE WEAVER OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 13, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they activated second baseman Kolten Wong from the 10-day disabled list on Monday, and activated left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist from the 10-day disabled list today. To make room for both players on the St. Louis roster, infielder Alex Mejia and right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver were optioned to Memphis (AAA) following Sunday’s game.

Wong, 26, missed 24 games while on the D.L. with a right triceps strain (June 15-July 9). The left-handed hitting Wong recently made a rehab assignment with Springfield (AA), hitting .400 (6-for-15) with one home run, two doubles and four RBI in four games at second base. Prior to his injury, Wong was sporting a six-game hitting streak (9-20, .450) to raise his batting average to .301, which would rank tied for 15thin the National League but falls shy of the qualifying plate appearances.  Wong also missed 13 games (May 27-June 8) previously this season with a left elbow injury.

Siegrist, 27, missed 17 games while on the D.L. with a cervical spine sprain (June 23-July 12). Siegrist recently made a pair of rehab outings with Springfield, tossing 1.0 inning with one strikeout in each appearance. This season, the left-hander is 1-1 with a 4.94 ERA (27.1 IP/15 ER), one save and 25 strikeouts in 31 games.

Mejia, who had his contract purchased on June 28, enjoyed his Major League debut in a Cardinals uniform. The right-handed utility infielder batted .214 (3-for-14) with one home run and two RBI in 10 games (three starts) while sporting a perfect fielding percentage at second base, third base and shortstop.

Weaver appeared in two games with St. Louis during his 2017 debut since his recall on July 3. The right-hander threw 3.0 combined scoreless innings in relief against Miami. His final outing was 2.0 shutout frames with a pair of strikeouts on July 5.

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ALL-STAR OUTFIELDER LEADS FSL IN EXTRA-BASE HITS AND TOTAL BASES; MAYERS RECORDS THIRD-LOWEST ERA (0.72) IN MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, MAKES 2017 CARDINALS DEBUT

           ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 6, 2017 The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Springfield (AA) outfielder Randy Arozarena (pronounced Ahh-ro-sa-rena) and Memphis (AAA) starting pitcher Mike Mayers (pronounced MY-ers) have been honored as the Cardinals Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for June for their accomplishments on the field.

Arozarena, 22, signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals in late July 2016 out of La Habana, Cuba. The 5-foot-11, 170 lb. leftfielder batted .295 (23-for-78) with four home runs, 16 RBI and six stolen bases in 21 games with the Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) last month. He paced the Florida State League in extra-base hits (14), total bases (46), ranked T1st in doubles (9), 4th in RBI and in slugging (.590), and 7th in OPS (.963). The right-handed hitting Arozarena hit safely in 17 games, including 10 in a row that was part of a season-best 12-game hit-streak.

His four June homers came over a five-game stretch that culminated with a grand slam on June 11 and the FSL Player of the Week honors for the June 5-11 period.

Overall this season, Arozarena is hitting .272 (74-for-272) with eight home runs, 40 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 72 games between Palm Beach and Springfield (AA). His 33 extra-base hits rank 2nd in the Florida State League, while his 22 doubles rank 5th in the circuit and trail only Luke Voit’s organizational-leading 23.

Arozarena, who was recently promoted to Springfield, started in right field for the South Division at the 2017 Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star Game. Earlier in the night, the outfielder won the rain-shortened Home Run Derby at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.

“Randy helped lead Palm Beach in winning the first half of the Florida State League South Division before his promotion to Springfield,” said Cardinals Director of Player Development, Gary LaRocque.

Mayers, 25, the Cardinals 3rd round pick (93rd overall) in the June, 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Mississippi, went 2-1 with a 0.72 ERA and limited the opposition to one earned run or fewer in four June starts (25.0 IP).

His 0.72 ERA led all triple-A pitchers and was the 3rd-lowest mark in the minor leagues. His 0.88 WHIP ranked 3rd in the Pacific Coast League while his .194  average against was 4th.

Mayers began the month by tying his career-high with 10 strikeouts over 7.0 innings in a June 3 winning start vs. Omaha. His other victory came in his final start of the month before being promoted to St. Louis, scattering a pair of hits over 7.0 shutout frames on June 20 at Round Rock.

“Michael started four games in Memphis with three quality starts, working 25.0 innings, striking out 29 hitters with only four walks,” said LaRocque.

Mayers, who recently appeared in two games with the Cardinals, currently ranks 6th in the Pacific Coast League in ERA. He leads Memphis in starts (14), innings pitched (77.0) and strikeouts (68), which are the 4th-most among Cardinals minor leaguers.

The minor league honors are the first for both players.

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FOX Sports Midwest to televise Cardinals game to troops

Annual This One’s For You telecast on Friday, July 7, will feature Missouri National Guard 1-138th in Qatar and their families at Busch

Telecast coincides with Cardinals inaugural Military Appreciation Night

What:

FOX Sports Midwest will connect live with Missouri National Guard soldiers deployed overseas and their families at Busch Stadium during its annual This One’s For Youtelecast to troops throughout the Cardinals game on Friday, July 7.

Who:

A number of soldiers from the Missouri National Guard’s 1-138th Infantry Regiment will watch the game in Qatar on American Forces Network. Family members and supporters will be at Busch, and Cardinals fans throughout the region will watch at home.

When:

Friday, July 7. Pregame coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. CT, and the game broadcast of Cardinals-Mets from Busch Stadium begins at 7 p.m. CT — that’s 3 a.m. in Qatar.

Where:

Live on FOX Sports Midwest | Streaming on FOX Sports GO | Live on American Forces Network

From Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Camp As Sayliyah Base in Qatar

Details:

This is FOX Sports Midwest’s 10th Cardinals telecast to troops. This One’s For You is presented in coordination with FOX Sports Supports. It is made possible through the assistance of the Cardinals, Missouri National Guard and American Forces Network. Dan McLaughlin, Tim McCarver, Al Hrabosky, Sara Dayley, Scott Warmann and Brad Thompson will call the game.

Cardinals Military Appreciation Night

The Cardinals will celebrate troops and veterans with the inaugural Military Appreciation Night on Friday, July 7. Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive an exclusive cap supporting their favorite branch of the military – their choices of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Each cap features a Cardinals red design blended with that branch’s special camouflage pattern.  Additionally, a portion of each ticket purchased will be donated to USO Missouri.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/militarynight. (#CardsForTroops)

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Tickets on Sale Now For Billy Joel Night, Negro League Tribute Night, IndyCar Night & Transplant Awareness Night

ST. LOUIS,Mo., July 5, 2017– The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the addition of four new Theme Nights for the 2017 season.

In anticipation of his upcoming concert at Busch Stadium later this September, the Cardinals will host Billy Joel Night on Wednesday, August 9.  Fans that purchase a special Billy Joel theme ticket will receive a Billy Joel bobblehead and can enjoy pregame entertainment provided by Spanky’s Dueling Pianos in Riverview Corner.  Additionally, a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to support music education in St. Louis.

On Thursday, August 10, the Cardinals invite all fans to celebrate the history of Negro League baseball as we host Negro Leagues Tribute Night when the Redbirds take on the Kansas City Royals.  With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will receive a throwback St. Louis Stars cap, which represented St. Louis in the Negro Leagues from 1922-1931 and 1937-1943.  Fans will also be able to enjoy a traveling history exhibit and special pregame Q&A presentation with executives from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

Start your engines and race down to Busch Stadium on Tuesday, August 22, for IndyCar Nigh tpresented by Gateway Motorsports Park.  With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will receive a racing-inspired Cardinals t-shirt and a general admission ticket to the IndyCar series race at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 26. Select IndyCar drivers will also be on hand to sign autographs for fans before the start of the game.

The Cardinals have teamed with Washington University and the Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center to host Transplant Awareness Night on Thursday, August 24.  With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals cap supporting organ donation and a portion of each ticket will also be donated back to support transplants and organ donation.

Fans can purchase tickets for these Theme Nights and view the remaining 2017 Theme schedule at cardinals.com/theme. (#CardsTheme)

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ALEDMYS DIAZ OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA); REYES MOVED TO 60-DAY D.L.

ST. LOUIS, MO., June 28, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to this evening’s game in Phoenix that they have purchased the contract of rookie infielder Alex Mejia from Memphis (AAA) and optioned shortstop Aledmys Diaz to the triple-A club.  The team also transferred right-handed pitcher Alex Reyes (right elbow surgery) from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Mejia on the team’s 40-man Major League roster.

Mejia, 26, has spent portions of the 2017 season with Springfield (AA) and most recently Memphis, batting a combined .253 with 3 home runs and 27 RBI in 74 games.  The right-handed hitting native of Sylmar, Calif., was named earlier this month to the Texas League All-Star team.

Mejia was the Cardinals 4th round selection (150th player overall) in the 2012 draft out of the University of Arizona where he earned Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors.

The 6-1, 200-pound Mejia was among Texas League leaders in doubles (17) at the time of his June 15 promotion to Memphis.   He appeared in 63 games for Springfield and 11 for Memphis, combining to play 70 games at shortstop, two at second base and one at third base.  Mejia still sits atop the Texas League leader board in putouts (101) and double plays (52) turned by the loop’s shortstops.

Diaz, 26, earned National League All-Star honors as a rookie last season.  He is batting .260 with 7 HR’s, 20 RBI and a team-high 71 hits and 16 doubles in his 71 games played this season.

Mejia, who will be making his Major League debut, has been assigned uniform no. 54.

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Three Additional Players Join List of Cardinals 2017 Signees

      ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 28, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of three more players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft, as well as one non-drafted free agent who have agreed to terms with the organization, highlighted by the Cardinals top pick, outfielder Scott Hurst. Two pitchers, one outfielder and one infielder are among the latest players who have signed and passed physicals with St. Louis.

Hurst, the Cardinals’ third round pick, gives the organization five of their top eight picks signed. The left-handed hitting junior outfielder from Cal State Fullerton was recently playing in the College World Series. Other draft selections in today’s announcement include Hurst’s teammate, Cal State Fullerton second baseman Taylor Bryant (33rd Round), and Torrance (Calif.) High School right-handed pitcher Alex Gallegos (35th Round).

The team also announced they have agreed to terms with non-drafted free-agent left-handed pitcher Austin Warner, a 22-year-old pitcher from the local River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League.

A complete list of all 2017 St. Louis draft picks and the 33 players signed by St. Louis can be found below.  The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign their selections from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

2017 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT – RECAP (BOLD = Signed)

Rd., Player (overall pick)          Pos.        B-T     Ht.      Wt.     School                                                                   Hometown                         
  1. Scott Hurst (94)                    CF           L-R     5-10   175    Cal State University, Fullerton                    Glendora, Calif.
  2. Kramer Robertson (124)        SS            R-R     5-10    166     Louisiana State University                                McGregor, Texas
  3. Zach Kirtley (154)                2B          R-R     6-1     190    St. Mary’s (Calif.) College                               Highland, Calif. 
  4. Zach Jackson (184)                 C              L-R      6-3      215     Winter Haven (Fla.) HS                                      Haines City, Fla.
  5. Chase Pinder (214)              CF           R-R     6-1     190    Clemson University                                         Poquoson, Va.
  6. Wilberto Rivera (244)            RHP        R-R     6-3      207     Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy                   Naranjito, Puerto Rico
  7. Evan Kruczynski (274)      LHP        L-L      6-5     215    East Carolina University                                Franklin, Wis.
  8. Brett Seeburger (304)       LHP        L-L      6-2     225    San Diego State University                           Oceanside, Calif.
  9. Evan Mendoza (334)           3B          R-R     6-2     200    North Carolina State University                 Sarasota, Fla.
  10. Andrew Summerville (364) LHP        L-L      6-3     195    Stanford University                                 Seattle, Wash.
  11. Jacob Patterson (394)         LHP        R-L     6-2     190    Texas Tech University                                 Garland, Texas
  12. Donivan Williams (424)        3B           R-R     6-0      190     Harold L. Richards HS                                        Oak Lawn, Ill.
  13. Terriez “Terry” Fuller (454) LF       L-R     6-4     240                              Griffin HS                         Griffin, Ga.
  14. Jake Walsh (484)                  RHP       R-R     6-1     192    Florida Southern College                               Indialantic, Fla.
  15. Will Latcham (514)              RHP       R-R     6-2     200    Coastal Carolina University                          Briarcliffe, Pa.
  16. Shane McCarthy (544)             RHP        R-R     6-2      190     Seton Hall University                                 Fair Haven, N.J.
  17. Irving Lopez (574)               2B          S-R     5-10   170    Florida International Univ.                          Yuma, Ariz.
  18. Brandon Benson (604)       OF           R-R     6-1     195    Georgia College & State Univ.                      Loganville, Ga.
  19. Jake Dahlberg (634)            LHP        L-L      6-0     205    University of Illinois-Chicago                       Vancouver, Wash.
  20. Kevin Hamann (664)           RHP       R-R     6-3     180    Lewis & Clark State (Idaho) College Bend, Ore.
  21. Evan Guillory (694)             RHP       R-R     6-3     205    University of Louisiana-Lafayette  Jennings, La.
  22. Thomas St. Clair (724)        RHP       R-R     6-1     186    Lenoir-Rhyne University                               Winston-Salem, N.C.
  23. Patrick Dayton (754)          LHP        L-L      6-0     170    Kent State University                                 La Jolla, Calif.
  24. Paul Balestrieri (784)         RHP       R-R     6-0     210    Cornell University                                 West Windsor, N.J.
  25. Kodi Whitley (814)              RHP       R-R     6-3     215    University of Mount Olive (N.C.)                 Clayton, N.C.
  26. Cameron “C.J.” Saylor (844) RHP       R-R     5-10   185    San Diego State University                           West Covina, Calif.
  27. Wood (John) Myers (874) 2B          L-R     5-8     180    Coastal Carolina University                          Chapel Hill, N.C.
  28. Alex Fagalde (904)               RHP       R-R     6-3     225    University of Calif.-Riverside                       El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  29. Saul Garza (934)                       C              R-R     6-3      220     Edinburg North HS                                         Edinburg, Texas
  30. Cameron Knight (964)        C              R-R     6-0     205    Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock                      Moore, Okla.
  31. Taylor Bryant (994)            2B          R-R     5-11   200    Cal State University, Fullerton                    La Quinta, Calif.
  32. Cory Malcom (1,024)           RHP       R-R     6-0     190    University of Arkansas-Little Rock           Elkhart, Ind.
  33. Alex Gallegos (1,054)          RHP       R-R     6-3     175    Torrance HS                                         Torrance, Calif.
  34. Michael Brdar (1,084)        SS           R-R     5-10   180    University of Michigan                                   Pleasanton, Calif.
  35. Adam Kerner (1,114)               C              R-R     5-11    175     Oaks Christian HS                                         Agoura Hills, Calif.
  36. Jim Voyles (1,144)                   RHP        R-R     6-7      205     Florida State University                                 Atlanta, Ga.
  37. Chris Hunt (1,174)               RHP       R-R     6-3     210    Henderson State (Ark.) Univ.                      Greenwood, Ark.
  38. Austin Pollock (1,204)            LHP        L-L      6-3      183     Lincoln HS                                         Tallahassee, Fla.

 

2017 NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS

Player                                               Pos.        B-T     Ht.      Wt.     School                                                                   Hometown                         

Robbie Coman                               C              R-R     6-1     200    University of Virginia                                     Lake Worth, Fla.

Gabriel Gentner                            RHP       R-R     6-1     220    Cal State University, Los Angeles               Eastvale, Calif.

Joe Gomez                                        C              S-R     6-0     190    University of Miami (Fla.)                             Wellington, Fla.

Austin Warner                              LHP        L-L      5-10   170    Bellarmine (Ky.) College                               Louisville, Ky.

 

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Two Non-Drafted Free-Agents Also Join Cardinals Organization

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 22, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of six more players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft, as well as two non-drafted free agents who have agreed to terms with the organization.  Five pitchers, two outfielders and a catcher are among the latest players who have signed and passed physicals with St. Louis.

Seventh round selection CF Chase Pinder joins fifth round pick Zach Kirtley as the two highest 2017 draft pick signed by St. Louis, and gives the team four of their top eight picks signed.  Other draft selections joining Pinder in today’s announcement include LHP Andrew Summerville (12th Round), OF Terry Fuller (15th Round), LHP Jake Dahlberg (21st Round), RHP Alex Fagalde (30th Round) and RHP Cory Malcom (34th Round).

The team also announced they have agreed to terms with two non-drafted, free-agents: RHP Gabriel Gentner, a senior out of Cal State University, Los Angeles, and C Robbie Coman, a fifth-year senior from the University of Virginia.

A complete list of all 2017 St. Louis draft picks and the 29 players signed by St. Louis can be found below.  The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

2017 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT – RECAP (BOLD = Signed)

Rd., Player (overall pick)        Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               
  1.  Scott Hurst (94)                    CF          L-R     5-10   175     Cal State University, Fullerton         Glendora, Calif.
  2. Kramer Robertson (124)    SS           R-R    5-10   166     Louisiana State University                                                        McGregor, Texas
  3. Zach Kirtley (154)             2B          R-R    6-1     190    St. Mary’s (Calif.) College                                                        Highland, Calif.       
  4. Zach Jackson (184)              C             L-R     6-3     215     Winter Haven (Fla.) HS                     Haines City, Fla.
  5. Chase Pinder (214)           CF          R-R    6-1     190    Clemson University                                                         Poquoson, Va.
  6. Wilberto Rivera (244)         RHP       R-R    6-3     207     Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy                                                        Naranjito, Puerto Rico
  7. Evan Kruczynski (274)    LHP       L-L     6-5     215    East Carolina University                 Franklin, Wis.
  8. Brett Seeburger (304)     LHP       L-L     6-2     225    San Diego State University                          Oceanside, Calif.
  9. Evan Mendoza (334)         3B          R-R    6-2     200    North Carolina State University   Sarasota, Fla.
  10. Andrew Summerville (364) LHP       L-L     6-3     195    Stanford University                     Seattle, Wash.
  11. Jacob Patterson (394)       LHP       R-L     6-2     190    Texas Tech University                     Garland, Texas
  12. Donivan Williams (424)      3B          R-R    6-0     190     Harold L. Richards HS                        Oak Lawn, Ill.
  13. Terriez “Terry” Fuller (454) LF           L-R     6-4     240    Griffin HS                             Griffin, Ga.
  14. Jake Walsh (484)                RHP       R-R    6-1     192    Florida Southern College                        Indialantic, Fla.
  15. Will Latcham (514)            RHP       R-R    6-2     200    Coastal Carolina University                     Briarcliffe, Pa.
  16. Shane McCarthy (544)         RHP       R-R    6-2     190     Seton Hall University                     Fair Haven, N.J.
  17. Irving Lopez (574)             2B          S-R     5-10  170    Florida International Univ.            Yuma, Ariz.
  18. Brandon Benson (604)     OF          R-R    6-1     195    Georgia College & State Univ.                          Loganville, Ga.
  19. Jake Dahlberg (634)          LHP       L-L     6-0     205    University of Illinois-Chicago               Vancouver, Wash.

 

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Rd., Player (overall pick)        Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               
  1. Kevin Hamann (664)         RHP       R-R    6-3     180    Lewis & Clark State (Idaho) College   Bend, Ore.
  2. Evan Guillory (694)           RHP       R-R    6-3     205    University of Louisiana-Lafayette            Jennings, La.
  3. Thomas St. Clair (724)      RHP       R-R    6-1     186    Lenoir-Rhyne University                Winston-Salem, N.C.
  4. Patrick Dayton (754)        LHP       L-L     6-0     170    Kent State University                     La Jolla, Calif.
  5. Paul Balestrieri (784)       RHP       R-R    6-0     210    Cornell University                     West Windsor, N.J.
  6. Kodi Whitley (814)            RHP       R-R    6-3     215    University of Mount Olive (N.C.)  Clayton, N.C.
  7. Cameron “C.J.” Saylor (844) RHP       R-R    5-10  185    San Diego State University             West Covina, Calif.
  8. Wood (John) Myers (874) 2B      L-R     5-8     180                                                        Coastal Carolina University                   Chapel Hill, N.C.
  9. Alex Fagalde (904)             RHP       R-R    6-3     225    University of Calif.-Riverside        El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  10. Saul Garza (934)                    C             R-R    6-3     220     Edinburg North HS                             Edinburg, Texas
  11. Cameron Knight (964)      C             R-R    6-0     205    Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock       Moore, Okla.
  12. Taylor Bryant (994)             2B          R-R    5-11   200     Cal State University, Fullerton         La Quinta, Calif.
  13. Cory Malcom (1,024)        RHP       R-R    6-0     190    University of Arkansas-Little Rock                           Elkhart, Ind.
  14. Alex Gallegos (1,054)           RHP       R-R    6-3     175     Torrance HS                             Torrance, Calif.
  15. Michael Brdar (1,084)      SS           R-R    5-10  180    University of Michigan                       Pleasanton, Calif.
  16. Adam Kerner (1,114)           C             R-R    5-11   175     Oaks Christian HS                             Agoura Hills, Calif.
  17. Jim Voyles (1,144)                RHP       R-R    6-7     205     Florida State University                     Atlanta, Ga.
  18. Chris Hunt (1,174)             RHP       R-R    6-3     210    Henderson State (Ark.) Univ.                          Greenwood, Ark.
  19. Austin Pollock (1,204)         LHP       L-L     6-3     183     Lincoln HS                             Tallahassee, Fla.

 

2017 NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS

Player                                            Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               

Robbie Coman                            C             R-R    6-1     200    University of Virginia                      Lake Worth, Fla.

Gabriel Gentner                         RHP       R-R    6-1     220    Cal State University, Los Angeles Eastvale, Calif.

Joe Gomez                                    C             S-R     6-0     190    University of Miami (Fla.)                                                        Wellington, Fla.

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Matt Gifford Returns to St. Louis, Joe Abernathy Takes on A New Role, and Dan Reiter Takes Over As Springfield GM

ST. LOUIS, MO JUNE 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced a series of staffing changes and promotions in both the St. Louis and Springfield front offices earlier today.

“We are excited to announce several staff changes that will further strengthen our front office in St. Louis and Springfield,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals.  “We are fortunate to have several very talented professionals who have earned the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and new challenges as we continue to grow as an organization.”

Matt Gifford, who has served as the Vice President & General Manager of the Springfield Cardinals since 2004, will be returning to St. Louis to lead the St. Louis Cardinals Stadium Operations Department as Vice President of Stadium Operations.  Joe Abernathy, formerly in that role (since 1997), transitions into a new role as Vice President of Facility Planning & Engineering.  Dan Reiter has been promoted to Vice President & General Manager of the Springfield Cardinals, filling the role that will be vacated by Gifford.  Reiter joined the Springfield Cardinals prior to the inaugural season in 2005, and has worked his way up to his current role as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.   Dan Reiter will report to Dan Good, Vice President of Business Development.

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Also Announce Signing of Non-Drafted Free-Agent Catcher out of Univ. of Miami

  ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of seven additional players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft, a day following an announcement that they had agreed to terms on minor league contracts with 13 picks.  Five pitchers, two catchers and an infielder are among those announced today having signed.

Fifth round selection INF Zach Kirtley becomes the highest 2017 draft pick signed by St. Louis.  Other draft selections joining Kirtley in today’s signing round include LHP Jacob Patterson(13th Round), RHP Kevin Hamann (22nd Round), RHP Kodi Whitley (27th Round), RHP Cameron “CJ” Saylor (28th Round), C Cameron Knight (32nd Round) and RHP Christopher Hunt (39th Round).

The team also announced they have agreed to terms with non-drafted, free-agent catcher Joe Gomez, a senior out of the University of Miami (Fla.).

A complete list of all 2017 St. Louis draft picks and the 21 players signed can be found below.  The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

2017 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT – RECAP (BOLD = Signed)

Rd., Player (overall pick)        Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               
  1. Scott Hurst (94)                    CF          L-R     5-10   175     Cal State University, Fullerton         Glendora, Calif.
  2. Kramer Robertson (124)    SS           R-R    5-10   166     Louisiana State University                                                        McGregor, Texas
  3. Zach Kirtley (154)             2B          R-R    6-1     190    St. Mary’s (Calif.) College                                                        Highland, Calif.       
  4. Zach Jackson (184)              C             L-R     6-3     215     Winter Haven (Fla.) HS                     Haines City, Fla.
  5. Chase Pinder (214)              CF          R-R    6-1     190     Clemson University                                                         Poquoson, Va.
  6. Wilberto Rivera (244)         RHP       R-R    6-3     207     Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy                                                        Naranjito, Puerto Rico
  7. Evan Kruczynski (274)    LHP       L-L     6-5     215    East Carolina University                 Franklin, Wis.
  8. Brett Seeburger (304)     LHP       L-L     6-2     225    San Diego State University                          Oceanside, Calif.
  9. Evan Mendoza (334)         3B          R-R    6-2     200    North Carolina State University   Sarasota, Fla.
  10. Andrew Summerville (364)               LHP    L-L     6-3     195                            Stanford University                     Seattle, Wash.
  11. Jacob Patterson (394)       LHP       R-L     6-2     190    Texas Tech University                     Garland, Texas
  12. Donivan Williams (424)      3B          R-R    6-0     190     Harold L. Richards HS                        Oak Lawn, Ill.
  13. Terriez “Terry” Fuller (454)              LF       L-R     6-4     240                            Griffin HS                             Griffin, Ga.
  14. Jake Walsh (484)                RHP       R-R    6-1     192    Florida Southern College                        Indialantic, Fla.
  15. Will Latcham (514)            RHP       R-R    6-2     200    Coastal Carolina University                     Briarcliffe, Pa.
  16. Shane McCarthy (544)         RHP       R-R    6-2     190     Seton Hall University                     Fair Haven, N.J.
  17. Irving Lopez (574)             2B          S-R     5-10  170    Florida International Univ.            Yuma, Ariz.
  18. Brandon Benson (604)     OF          R-R    6-1     195    Georgia College & State Univ.                          Loganville, Ga.
  19. Jake Dahlberg (634)              LHP       L-L     6-0     205     University of Illinois-Chicago               Vancouver, Wash.
  20. Kevin Hamann (664)         RHP       R-R    6-3     180    Lewis & Clark State (Idaho) College   Bend, Ore.
  21. Evan Guillory (694)           RHP       R-R    6-3     205    University of Louisiana-Lafayette            Jennings, La.

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Rd., Player (overall pick)        Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               
  1. Thomas St. Clair (724)      RHP       R-R    6-1     186    Lenoir-Rhyne University                Winston-Salem, N.C.
  2. Patrick Dayton (754)        LHP       L-L     6-0     170    Kent State University                     La Jolla, Calif.
  3. Paul Balestrieri (784)       RHP       R-R    6-0     210    Cornell University                     West Windsor, N.J.
  4. Kodi Whitley (814)            RHP       R-R    6-3     215    University of Mount Olive (N.C.)  Clayton, N.C.
  5. Cameron “C.J.” Saylor (844) RHP       R-R    5-10  185    San Diego State University             West Covina, Calif.
  6. Wood (John) Myers (874) 2B      L-R     5-8     180                                                        Coastal Carolina University                   Chapel Hill, N.C.
  7. Alex Fagalde (904)                RHP       R-R    6-3     225     University of California-Riverside  El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  8. Saul Garza (934)                    C             R-R    6-3     220     Edinburg North HS                             Edinburg, Texas
  9. Cameron Knight (964)      C             R-R    6-0     205    Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock       Moore, Okla.
  10. Taylor Bryant (994)             2B          R-R    5-11   200     Cal State University, Fullerton         La Quinta, Calif.
  11. Cory Malcom (1,024)           RHP       R-R    6-0     190     University of Arkansas-Little Rock Elkhart, Ind.
  12. Alex Gallegos (1,054)           RHP       R-R    6-3     175     Torrance HS                             Torrance, Calif.
  13. Michael Brdar (1,084)      SS           R-R    5-10  180    University of Michigan                       Pleasanton, Calif.
  14. Adam Kerner (1,114)           C             R-R    5-11   175     Oaks Christian HS                             Agoura Hills, Calif.
  15. Jim Voyles (1,144)                RHP       R-R    6-7     205     Florida State University                     Atlanta, Ga.
  16. Chris Hunt (1,174)             RHP       R-R    6-3     210    Henderson State (Ark.) Univ.                          Greenwood, Ark.
  17. Austin Pollock (1,204)         LHP       L-L     6-3     183     Lincoln HS                             Tallahassee, Fla.

 

2017 NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS

Player                                            Pos.       B-T    Ht.      Wt.     School                                                        Hometown               

Joe Gomez                                    C             S-R     6-0     190    University of Miami (Fla.)                                                        Wellington, Fla.

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Discounted Tickets Available for Four Games vs. Marlins on July 3-6

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to team up with Budweiser to present fans with a special holiday ticket promotion.  On sale now, fans can purchase specially priced $4 Loge, Pavilion and Terrace level seats to watch the Cardinals square off against the Miami Marlins on July 3-6.

This four-game series will feature Fireworks Night presented by Cooper Tires after the game on Monday, July 3 and a Patriotic Cardinals Socks promotional giveaway courtesy of Coca-Cola & Powerade on Tuesday, July 4.

These specially priced tickets will be available while supplies last.  Tickets are limited to eight per customer.  To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/july.

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Honorary Chair Jackie Joyner-Kersee Returns To Team Up with Runners to Support Kids in the Community

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 19, 2017 – Registration is underway for the 8th annual Cardinals Care 6K Run/Walk set for Sunday, September 17.  All proceeds from this fundraising event benefits St. Louis area youth, which has raised over $600,000 over the past seven years.

“It’s a fun event that gives us the chance to interact with fans and raise money for kids,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care.  “Thanks to the support of race participants, we’ve put more than a half million dollars back into our community.”

The Cardinals Care 6K starts at 8:06 a.m. at the Stan Musial statue outside Busch Stadium’s Gate 3.  The route takes participants through downtown St. Louis with fun on-course entertainment throughout and ends on the field at Busch Stadium.  Runners will be greeted after the finish line by 6K honorary chair and Olympic Gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, given the opportunity to have a professional photo taken in the dugout and are encouraged to take part in the post-race ceremony/party in the Ford Plaza and at Ballpark Village.

All participants will receive a voucher good for two Cardinals tickets during the 2018 regular season, an exclusive race t-shirt and a commemorative medal.  Participants are also encouraged to show their support for the Cardinals by wearing Cardinals gear with an award given to the best dressed.  Spectators are invited to show their support by cheering on their loved ones and friends and enjoy the completion of the 6K from inside the stadium for free.

Fundraising is optional, but there are great incentives available for participants who make efforts to raise additional funds for Cardinals Care, including a meet and greet opportunity with a current player prior to a 2018 Cardinals game.  Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6K.  There is a $10 registration discount until the end of June.

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