Thu, 21 May 2015 08:20:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup against the New York Mets Thursday, May 21. C Tony Cruz is batting eighth and starting behind the dish Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Molina ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) in all formats Thursday, and it is likely a scheduled day of rest after the Cards played a night game Wednesday, May 20. Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has received just 28 plate appearances this season, so FantasyScore players should view him as nothing more than a desperation flier behind the plate.
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:25:09 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Monday, May 4. C Tony Cruz is batting eighth and starting behind the plate Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Molina in all fantasy formats Monda. This is likely just a routine day off for the backstop. Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has just 17 plate appearances this season which have yielded only three hits. Cap relief is his biggest FantasyScore asset, and daily players should aim higher.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:48:00 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (knee) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 26. C Tony Cruz will be the starting catcher for the Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: Molina ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is considered day-to-day, so owners should look for any updates in the next day or two. Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 2-for-9 in his limited at-bats this season and could be avoided by owners on FantasyScore.
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:35:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (knee) is not in the starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, April 25. He is listed as day-to-day after taking a foul tip off his right knee. Tony Cruz will start behind the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should only be considered by FantasyScore owners who generally punt the catcher position in order to spend more cap money at other positions.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:05:33 -0800
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals C Tony Cruz is scheduled to make $775,000 in 2015 as part of his one-year contract.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:57:26 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals C Tony Cruz will receive $775,000 as part of his one-year deal to avoid salary arbitration.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:41:53 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals C Tony Cruz avoided arbitration by signing an undisclosed one-year deal Thursday, Jan. 15.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:23:14 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Tony Cruz is starting at catcher for Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, Oct. 16. C A.J. Pierzynski caught the previous two games with C Yadier Molina (oblique) unable to play.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:15:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Marco Gonzales, P Nick Greenwood, SP Tyler Lyons and C Tony Cruz were recalled from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 2. Also, RP Jason Motte (back) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:02:20 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Tony Cruz was optioned to Double-A Springfield Friday, Aug. 29. The move corresponds with C Yadier Molina's activation from the disabled list.