Cardinals’ 1B Matt Adams exits with mid-back stiffness

According to a statement released by the club, St. Louis Cardinals’ first baseman Matt Adams exited Thursday’s matchup against the Washington Nationals due to “mid-back stiffness.”  Making his premature departure in the bottom half of the fifth inning, Adams will be reevaluated on Friday, per the Cardinals’ statement. Upon making his exit, the veteran slugger was replaced...
Via Today's Knuckleball
6 hours ago

Grichuk exits with left lower back tightness

Randal Grichuk exited Thursday's game against the Rockies after three innings due to lower back tightness on his left side, the Cardinals announced. He was replaced in center field by Jeremy Hazelbaker to open the fourth.
7 days ago

The parallels between Tommy Pham and Jeremy Hazelbaker

There’s a 28-year-old outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization who has never gotten a fair shake at the MLB level. He’s a good-enough defender that he can play center field. He has surprisingly good speed and a decent amount of pop. In every season that he’s been healthy, he has produced. In limited exposure in the big leagues, he’s been a plus player. Given...
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7 days ago

Who will carry the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense?

Through the first 19 games of his MLB career, St. Louis Cardinals’ outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker (#41) has been a pleasant surprise.  Although, pleasant doesn’t quite do the justice that Hazelbaker’s early statistics seem to deserve.  The 28 year old rookie is batting .308 with five homeruns and 13 RBIs. What has not been impressive for Hazelbaker, however, is his patience...
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Hazelbaker's pinch-hit homer lifts Cardinals over Padres 11-2

SAN DIEGO -- Rookie Aledmys Diaz had his first five-hit game, Jedd Gyorko and Jeremy Hazelbaker hit three-run homers and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Saturday night.Diaz had a two-run double in the ninth, while Gyorko homered off his old team and Hazelbaker snapped an 0-for-17 slump. Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty each had three hits, and Piscotty hit a...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Buying, selling MLB’s hottest players early in season

No hitter these days hits .450 for the duration of a 162-game season and no pitcher maintains a 0.50 earned run average through September. Still, some of the outstanding individual performances over the first two weeks of 2016 give a glimpse of what’s to come. It’s time to read between the stat lines and determine which of these hot starts are trends or aberrations. Trevor...
Via The Sports Daily
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Hazelbaker making most of long-shot opportunity with Cardinals

He was unemployed. He thought his career might be over. He figured it would take a couple of days for him to land another job, but it was taking longer.The Dodgers released outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker on May 1, released him at 27, released him due to his measly .644 OPS in 58 plate appearances at Double-A."It was a stressful time, without a doubt," Hazelbaker says. "This is what...
Via Fox Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Cards Pull A Hazelbaker Out Of Their Ludwicks

I don't know where it's coming from with Jeremy Hazelbaker, so I called Keith Morrison of Dateline to investigate.  He went to St. Louis to investigate and left me this message, "Here, in bucolic St. Louis, all seemed right in the world.  Jeremy had just married his high school sweetheart, and they were on a honeymoon of a lifetime when the unthinkable happened."  I picked up...
Via Razzball
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Hazelbaker's four hits spark Cards to 10-1 win over Brewers

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha allowed four hits in six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals had 10 extra-base hits Monday in routing the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1 in their home opener.Jeremy Hazelbaker was 4 for 4 with a triple, double and sacrifice fly, lifting his average to .526, and fellow rookie Aledmys Diaz had two doubles.Yadier Molina had three hits, two RBIs and an uncontested...
Via Associated Press
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Jeremy Hazelbaker Make The Cardinals' Roster?

The Cardinals signed Jeremy Hazelbaker to a minor league deal in early May 2015 after he was released by the Dodgers, following extremely underwhelming stints with the Dodgers' AAA and AA affiliates. Hazelbaker impressed with AA Springfield in the Texas League with a .897 OPS in 40 games, earning him a quick call-up to AAA Memphis, where Hazelbaker spent the last 58 days of the...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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