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Watch: Cardinals Minor Leaguer gets called up to MLB while pitching

Watch: Cardinals Minor Leaguer gets called up to MLB while pitching

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July 30 (UPI) -- Memphis Redbirds pitcher Dakota Hudson recently got called up to Major League Baseball in an interesting way. Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp had the honor of breaking the news to the right hander. Hudson was pitching in the first inning on Wednesday against the Salt Lake Bees during the sequence. He went three up and three down in the bottom of the first inning, quieting the Bees' bats. He then stepped up to pitch the second inning. Hudson walked Jared Walsh, before allowing a single to Jose Fernandez. Dustin Ackley was about to step into the box before Clapp walked out to the mound. Clapp got in a few words before handing a ball to the right hander. He then hugged Hudson as his teammates gave him a round of applause and shared more embraces in the dugout. "At first I did...
Cardinals, Diamondbacks open 3-game series

Cardinals, Diamondbacks open 3-game series

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PHOENIX -- Give Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray an "A" in self-evaluation. Ray won his final six regular-season decisions in 2017 after missing a month with a concussion suffered when he was struck in the head by a line drive in St. Louis on July 28. Then last Wednesday, he spun six scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory over Florida in his first start after missing 58 days with an oblique injury. Ray will face the Cardinals again on Monday, in the first game of a three-game series at Chase Field. Right-hander Carlos Martinez will start for the Cardinals. "Obviously, I'm not going to go out there if I don't feel 100 percent," said Ray, a first-time All-Star in 2017. "There is a constant line of communication between me and Torey (manager Lovullo). He was open with me. He wanted me to make...
St. Louis Cardinals look to get key hitters going vs. Minnesota Twins

St. Louis Cardinals look to get key hitters going vs. Minnesota Twins

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Matt Carpenter returned to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup Tuesday night after getting a few days off to regroup. Now, it's Dexter Fowler's turn to get back on track. Fowler is expected back among St. Louis' starting nine Wednesday when the Cardinals wrap up a two-game interleague series with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. The center fielder was expected to be a sparkplug atop St. Louis' lineup this season, but both he and Carpenter got off to the worst offensive starts of their careers. Carpenter was batting .145 and Fowler .146 when the Cardinals arrived in Minneapolis. Carpenter went hitless on Tuesday and his average is down to .140. Fowler went 0-for-6 in St. Louis' 2-1 victory Saturday night and spent nearly an hour in the batting cage after the game, ...
Arizona Cardinals being patient with former Vikings QB Sam Bradford

Arizona Cardinals being patient with former Vikings QB Sam Bradford

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The Arizona Cardinals are not concerned with getting new quarterback Sam Bradford on the field and up to speed. The oft-injured Bradford, who signed a one-year contract worth $ 20 million last month, appeared in only two games with the Minnesota Vikings in 2017. That's why new Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks is more focused on making sure the veteran quarterback is healthy rather than worrying about if he will be an active participant in the offseason program. "The biggest thing we're going to do with Sam is make sure that he's ready to play 16-plus games," Wilks told reporters Tuesday. "I've seen what he can do over the years. I'm not concerned about trying to get him out there quick as possible to throw the ball." Bradford performed well in his first season with the Minnesota Vikings in...
Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

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Kirby Wilson is expected to be named the Arizona Cardinals' running backs coach, according to a published report Tuesday. It will mark a return to the desert for Wilson, radio station 98.7 FM in Arizona reported. Wilson served as the running backs coach with the Cardinals for three seasons from 2004-06. Wilson spent the past two seasons as the running backs coach of the Cleveland Browns. His replacement in Cleveland is Freddie Kitchens, who was the Cardinals' running backs coach this past season. The 56-year-old Wilson has ample NFL experience as a running backs coach. He served in that capacity with the New England Patriots (1997-99), Washington Redskins (2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003-04), Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-13) and Minnesota Vikings (2014-15) before landing with Cleveland. Ari...