Molina, Realmuto Homer to Lead MLB All-Stars to Win in Japan

Molina, Realmuto Homer to Lead MLB All-Stars to Win in Japan

MLB All-Star pitcher Kenta Maeda, third from left, of the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomes teammates after the Major League team beat All Japan 7-3 in Game 3 at their All-Stars Series baseball at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi) The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Yadier

Yadier Molina makes splash in Japan All-Star Series

Yadier Molina makes splash in Japan All-Star Series

While the 2018 MLB season has officially come to a close, thanks to the Red Sox’ championship win last month, there’s no shortage of baseball to watch these days. The Arizona Fall League is still in full swing, with no plans to wrap up until next Saturday, and over in Tokyo, the MLB All-Star

Molina adds to his haul of Gold Gloves but Wong comes up short

Molina adds to his haul of Gold Gloves but Wong comes up short

To have two Gold Glove candidates was a coup for the Cardinals because in 2018 they had the most errors (133) in the majors, by 12, and also the lowest fielding percentage, .978. Eight-time winner Yadier Molina was a candidate at catcher and second baseman Kolten Wong was a first-time aspirant. The Cardinals

Should the Cardinals Look to Move on from Wong and Wacha?

Should the Cardinals Look to Move on from Wong and Wacha?

Morning, everyone. How are you today? It’s Monday, which even in our modern don’t-really-care-about-Garfield world tends to suck for most people. I hope the beginning of your week isn’t too bad. So Kolten Wong got screwed out of a Gold Glove award, which is an interesting combination of comical

Bud Norris ends 2018 season with hamstring injury

Bud Norris ends 2018 season with hamstring injury

It’s been a rough month for Cardinals reliever Bud Norris, who likely saw his 2018 season come to an abrupt end after departing Friday’s 8-4 loss to the Cubs with a left hamstring injury. While the right-hander doesn’t appear to be facing a serious setback, club manager Mike Shildt told reporters that he’ll likely hold Norris back from any relief appearances over the last two games of the regular season.

Norris, 33, entered Friday’s game in the bottom of the seventh inning and almost immediately slipped on the mound during Kyle Hendricks‘ at-bat. Hendricks took a five-pitch walk to open the inning, then advanced to third base on David Bote‘s single and a throwing error by Jedd Gyorko. With runners on the corners and no outs, Norris still appeared to be in some pain and made his exit from the mound following a brief conference with Shildt and a team trainer. He was later diagnosed with left hamstring tightness.

Although the veteran righty hasn’t paid an official visit to the disabled list this season, he’s weathered a variety of minor injuries over the last several months, from a bout of right hip discomfort to a blister issue on his pitching hand. He’ll prepare to enter free agency this fall after rounding out his 10th year in the majors with a career-high 28 saves, 3.59 ERA, 3.3 BB/9, and 10.5 SO/9 through 57 2/3 innings.