Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:23:04 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SS Pete Kozma will likely have to beat out OF Shane Robinson for the final spot on the bench in 2014. That would give the team three infielders of the five bench spots.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:55:34 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (rib) is being listed as day-to-day with a right rib contusion that he suffered in Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23. X-rays were negative. OF Jon Jay took over in center field and OF Shane Robinson shifted from center to right field.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:07:23 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson is starting in center field over OF Jon Jay in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 18.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:12:36 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals activated C Yadier Molina (knee) and OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 15, and optioned INF Jermaine Curtis to Triple-A Memphis and placed C Tony Cruz (forearm) on the DL in corresponding moves. Cruz is dealing with a stress fracture of his left forearm.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:27:36 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (knee) and OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) are expected to return from the disabled list on Thursday, Aug. 15, when they are first eligible. Molina has been taking batting practice, catching bullpen sessions, blocking balls and running sprints. He said he doesn't feel any pain following a period of rest and then his baseball activities. Robinson has been making full-effort throws from the outfield and probably could have returned before Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should be happy to have Yadi back, but they should expect the Cards to rest him a little more frequently than they used to.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:38:10 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield Friday, Aug. 9, serving as the designated hitter.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:26:38 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strain in his right shoulder.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:41:27 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson has earned more playing time with his play recently, but manager Mike Matheny has stopped short of saying Robinson is in a platoon arrangement with OF Jon Jay in center field.
Fantasy Tip: Take notice in NL-only leagues if Robinson begins to play over Jay more often. This obviously drops the already limited value of Jay in deep mixed formats.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:56:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay has only two hits in his last 37 at-bats. Right-handed-hitting OF Shane Robinson drew the start in center field on Tuesday, June 4, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Tyler Skaggs, a left-hander.
Fantasy Tip: Jay seemed to turn things around in early May following some adjustments at the dish, but another skid has dropped his average to .238, after it had reached .286 just a couple of weeks ago. If this goes on for another couple of months, the Cards may be tempted to try alternatives. They could move Allen Craig to the outfield and get Matt Adams into the lineup regularly, or they could even call up Oscar Taveras, assuming that the top prospect is healthy.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:20:52 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay is sitting the bench for the second straight day Wednesday, April 24, and he's focused on working on his timing at the plate to fix his offensive struggles. He's hitting only .197 with 17 strikeouts and just three walks and hasn't been able to find any rhythm at the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Jay remains the team's starting center fielder, but manager Mike Matheny is giving him some needed rest to clear his head and work on his mechanics. Shane Robinson is benefitting for the time being, but he's not an option for mixed leagues. Be patient with Jay if you have the roster space.