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Cardinals | No timetable for Matt Holliday's return

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:21:26 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) received a platelet-rich plasma injection for his strained right quadriceps Thursday, July 30. There is no timetable for his return, although he believes that he'll return to action "soon."

Fantasy Tip: Expect the Cardinals to be cautious with Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap), with the team hoping to make a deep playoff run. For the time being, Brandon Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap), Stephen Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Mark Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) are projected to split time between first base and left field.

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Cardinals | Brandon Moss batting seventh

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:48:06 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Brandon Moss is playing first base and batting seventh against Colorado Rockies SP Kyle Kendrick Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is expected to platoon at first base with Mark Reynolds, and Moss may also see the odd start in the outfield. He draws an A+ matchup Friday night, and FantasyScore players can start him with confidence.

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Cardinals | Jonathan Broxton acquired by Cards

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:56:03 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Jonathan Broxton was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, July 31. It's unknown what the Brewers received in return.

Fantasy Tip: The trade really does nothing for Broxton's already nonexistent fantasy value. However, in Milwaukee, it confirms that Jeremy Jeffress or Will Smith would probably be next in line for closing duties for the Brewers if Francisco Rodriguez is traded at the deadline.

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Cardinals | St. Louis reworks top of the lineup

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:36:09 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is leading off with OF Randal Grichuk batting second and 2B Kolten Wong hitting third against Colorado Rockies SP Chris Rusin Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: There isn't a lot of value shifting with the swap between Carpenter ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) and Wong ($5,300, 10.6% of cap), but Grichuk ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) had been hitting lower in the lineup of late. Grichuk stands to receieve a huge fantasy boost if he can lock into a spot closer to the top of the St. Louis lineup. All three are worth consideration for FantasyScore usage, but Rusin ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is a lefty with a respectable 3.38 ERA over his past seven games, including five outings at Coors Field.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday has Grade 2 strain

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:31:29 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) has a Grade 2 quadriceps strain, according to general manger John Mozeliak. The organization is optimistic Holliday will return before the end of the season, though.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should be less optimistic, especially considering he'll likely be eased back into action with plenty of caution. St. Louis is eyeing a deep playoff run, and they're not going to take any chances with Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap). Brandon Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap), Stephen Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Mark Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) will likely rotate in and out of the lineup at first base and left field.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday officially placed on DL

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:41:37 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) was officially placed on the disabled list Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Check back for a return timeline for Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) before making any hasty fantasy decisions. Although, given he missed six weeks with a right quadriceps injury already this season, it might be wishful thinking to expect any fantasy returns from him again in 2015. Plus, with the high hopes for a deep playoff run, the Cardinals will be extremely cautious with him. Newcomer Brandon Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap), Stephen Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Mark Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) project to rotate in and out of the lineup at left field and first base in Holliday's absence.

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Cardinals | Brandon Moss headed to Cards

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:58:01 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF/1B Brandon Moss was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 30, in exchange for P Rob Kaminsky.

Fantasy Tip: Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is hitting just .217 this season but has 15 homers and 50 RBI. The left-handed hitter is actually hitting .265 against lefties and .191 against righties. The move could energize him, but he's a wait-and-see on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | John Lackey takes hard-luck loss

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:50:10 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey allowed one earned run, two hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over eight innings in a loss Wednesday, June 29, against the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) might have lost, but he still produced solid results for FantasyScore players. He is 7-3 with a 1.89 ERA in 12 home outings. Use him in FantasyScore when he is home, but on the road he has a 4.19 ERA in nine starts and is not as attractive.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday to have MRI

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:48:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) will have an MRI Wednesday, July 29, to determine the severity of the quadriceps injury he suffered in a loss against the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) should obviously be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks. Mark Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) came on to play first base, with Stephen Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4%) moving to the outfield. That could be the setup moving forward if Holliday misses time.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch


Cardinals | Matt Holliday injures quad

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:01:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) left the game against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, July 29, due to a strained right quadriceps. He suffered the injury while running to first base on a grounder during the first inning and was replaced by OF Stephen Piscotty. Holliday will be re-evaluated Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) spent six weeks on the disabled list dealing with the same injury earlier this season. He is batting .290 with four home runs and 31 RBIs through 63 games. Check back for further updates on his status.

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Cardinals | Stephen Piscotty starting at first base

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:57:02 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty is starting at first base and batting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Wednesday, July 29. 1B Mark Reynolds is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is 6-for-18 with two runs, a double and two RBI over his first seven games in the majors. There is upside at his cap hit, but FantasyScore players and seasonal owners would love to see him hitting higher in the batting order. He is nothing more than a flier for daily contests batting eight.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk starting in center field

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:17:14 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk (groin) is starting in center field and batting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) missed the past two games with a groin injury, so there is a slight injury risk with rushing him back into your FantasyScore lineups Wednesday. Plus, he is down the batting order a little. Still, it is difficult to discredit Grichuk's body of work this season. He has 34 runs, 11 home runs, 36 RBI and a .281/.333/.558 slash line.

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Cardinals | Jason Heyward not in the lineup

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:02:18 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake Tuesday, July 28. OF Peter Bourjos is starting in center field and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Bourjos ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is hitting only .175 this month and is not a strong option on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Mark Reynolds starting at 1B

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:55:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds (hand) is starting at first base against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake Tuesday, July 28, and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is hitting only .206 this month but does have four home runs and nine RBI during that span. Owners may be able to find better options to use on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk expected back soon

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:05:31 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk (groin) is not expected to miss a lot of time because of the groin injury he suffered during the game Sunday, July 26. Grichuk underwent an MRI Monday, July 27, which did not reveal any problems, but another doctor was scheduled to look over the MRI.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see when Grichuk ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) will be able to return to the lineup. He is hitting .276 with four home runs and 15 RBI this month and should be a solid option when he returns to the lineup.

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Adams Matt 1B
Ahmady Alan 3B
Alvarado Henry OF
Anna Dean 2B
Araujo Jorge OF
Balbuena Starling INF
Bean Steve C
Beatty C.J. OF
Becher William 1B
Belisle Matt RP
Beltre Braulin P
Beras Andres OF
Berg Jeremy P
Bergman Joseph INF
Bighames Tyler P
Blair Seth SP
Bourjos Peter OF
Bova Christopher P
Broome Mark 3B
Browning Barret RP
Broxton Jonathan RP
Burton Adam C
Butler Keith RP
Bynum Freddie INF
Caple Chance P
Carpenter Matt 3B
Castillo Juan C
Cazana Amaury OF
Cerda Matt 3B
Chavez Marcos INF
Choate Randy RP
Christianson Ryan C
Church Ian OF
Cishek Steve RP
Collier Logan P
Constantino Chris 3B
Cooney Tim SP
Cordell Brent C
Corrigan Chris P
Costanzo Drew OF
Cresse Brad C
Cruz Tony C
Cutler Charlie C
Daley Gary P
de la Cruz Carlos OF
DeJesus Antone OF
Delgado Ramon P
Della Rocco Chris P
DeQuin Benji P
Derba Nick C
Diaz Aledmys SS
Dobson Sean OF
Dove Dennis RP
Easley Edward C
Ehrlich Adam C
Fanning Collin OF
Fiske Justin RP
Flores Ron P
Franco Santo P
Fritsche Josh P
Garcia Greg SS
Garcia Isaias 2B
Garcia Jaime SP
Gast John SP
Gaub John P
Gibson Chris OF
Gonzales Marco SP
Gonzalez Fernando P
Gonzalez Jonathan P
Gonzalez Jose C
Gotay Ruben 2B
Grant Jessen P
Greenwood Nick RP
Grichuk Randal OF
Haerther Cody OF
Hanson Travis INF
Harris Mitch P
Harrison Vince INF
Hatley Marcus SP
Henley Tyler OF
Herbert Samuel OF
Hernandez Grabiel SS
Herrera Juan INF
Heyer Kurt P
Heyward Jason OF
Hirsh Matthew P
Holliday Matt OF
Huffman Chad OF
Jay Jon OF
Jimenez Charllan P
Johnson Dan 1B
Johnson Mark L. C
Kelly Carson C
Kelly Ty INF
Kozma Pete SS
Lackey John SP
Landin Jaime SS
Lara Edgar OF
Lemmerman Jake SS
Littrell Corey P
Lynn Lance SP
Lyons Tyler SP
Maiques Ken P
Maness Seth RP
Manning Charlie P
Marcelli Brandon C
Marmol Oliver INF
Marte Victor RP
Marti Amaury OF
Martin Brian OF
Martinez Carlos SP
Matheny Tate OF
Matias Carlos SP
McCully Nick P
McElroy C.J. OF
Medrano Ronald P
Mejia Alex SS
Mercado Oscar SS
Michael Matt P
Molina Yadier C
Montero Dennis P
Montero Jesus X. C
Moss Brandon OF
Moylan Dan C
Myers Al P
Nazario Iden P
Norrick Tyler P
O'Neil Mike OF
Obrey Kainoa INF
Ohlman Michael C
Ortega Rafael OF
Parish Brian P
Pelt Charlie 1B
Pena Alex P
Pena Yedilson P
Peralta Jhonny SS
Perez Oneli P
Pham Tommy OF
Pina Leobaldo INF
Piscotty Stephen OF
Plummer Nick OF
Reyes Alex P
Reynolds Mark 1B
Rivera Francisco OF
Rodriguez Starlin 2B
Rosenthal Trevor RP
Rowland Robby P
Sanchez Danilo C
Scherer Matthew P
Schweitzer Jared 3B
Scruggs Xavier 1B
Segundo Jefferson P
Serrano Andres P
Shepherd Matthew INF
Sherman Steve OF
Shorey Mark OF
Siegrist Kevin RP
Sillman Mike P
Smith Donnie P
Smith Ross OF
Socolovich Miguel RP
Stambaugh Jonathan P
Stanley Cody C
Stock Robert P
Stoppelman Lee P
Swagerty Jordan RP
Swinson Mike OF
Tartamella Travis P
Taveras Oscar OF
Thomas Kevin P
Tilson Charlie OF
Toops Brady C
Tubb Austin P
Tuivailala Sam P
Valera Cesar SS
Van Slyke A.J. OF
Villanueva Carlos SP
Villanueva Dail P
Voss Jay P
Wacha Michael SP
Wainwright Adam SP
Walden Jordan RP
Walton Sam RP
Weaver Luke P
Weffer Jose P
Wilson Josh M. P
Wisdom Patrick 3B
Wong Kolten 2B
Wright Justin P

Franklin Ryan TO
Ilsley Blaine TO
LaRocque Gary TO
Lilliquist Derek PC
Mabry John TO
Maloney Chris TO
Matheny Mike MAN
McGee Willie TO
Mozeliak John GM
Mueller Bill TO
Niemann Randy TO
Oquendo Jose TO
Warner Pop TO

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