Monday, March 11, 2013
McClellan may be ready to audition for the Ranger's fifth spot. Shoulder soreness has delayed him.
It seems Kyle McClellan may finally get a chance to prove his talent as the Texas Rangers have plans to have the non-roster right-hander pitch in a game Tuesday. According to a Dallas Morning News blog, the Rangers plan on having McClellan pitch Tuesday against Milwaukee Brewers. Washington said there is time for McClellan to make enough of an impression to make the major league club. McClellan can opt out of his contract March 22. Kyle McClellan has waited all spring while he recovered from a sore shoulder as other candidates for the fifth starter slot continually took to the mound in an effort to stake their claim to the job. The North County native and Hazelwood West Alum signed on with the Texas Rangers' minor league team in January, …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Texas Rangers will give the North County native additional rest before he tries to throw in the bullpen again. McClellan had to end Sunday’s bullpen session early.
North County native and Hazelwood West Alum Kyle McClellan signed on with the Texas Rangers' minor league team in January, and it seemed his pitching health was on the rise. Early in February the non-roster right-hander was announced as a candidate for two spots on the Texas Rangers’ staff: fifth stater and long reliever. But it seems his shoulder and its injuries are still haunting him. Ron Matejko of ESPN Dallas reports that McClellan had to cut short Sunday’s bullpen session, but the right-hander seems optimistic that it’s a minor setback. “You know pain and you know if it’s something structural, but this is just one of the muscles,” McClellan told Matejko. “I can put my finger right on it and feel it.” (Get instant news updates. Like …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Rangers will consider McClellan for two roles: fifth stater and long reliever.
North County native and Hazelwood West Alum Kyle McClellan signed on with the Texas Rangers' minor league team in January, but it seems he is showing and proving. He is defined as a non-roster right-hander, and is now a candidate for two spots on the Texas Rangers’ staff: fifth stater and long reliever. Still, McClellan said his new opportunity is about re-establishing himself. "I didn't sign here hoping I would have a better chance of starting," he told MLB.com. "I signed here because I felt it was a place my family would be more comfortable, there is an opportunity to win and it's an opportunity to reestablish myself. "The biggest thing is showing I'm healthy and can I can be a contributing piece to a Major League team." (Get instant …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The health care provider is also nearing an announcement of a location for a stand alone sports medicine center.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Mercy health care unveiled a partnership Tuesday making the Chesterfield-based firm the major league baseball team's "official Medical Provider." It won't preclude a player from seeking out their own treatment elsewhere so if a pitcher wants a second or third opinion, or to have surgery performed elsewhere by the likes of a Dr. James Andrews, based in Alabama, they will continue to have that option. But the arrangement gives the team, minor league squads and employees on the business side of the organization, access to Mercy doctors, tapping into a wider umbrella of care. Mercy doctors already serve as the team physicians for the Cardinals' Double-A team in Springfield. "You hear about things making headlines …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A KMOX petition campaign is gaining steam and prominent Missouri State Senators are backing the idea with legislation.
In the days since Stan Musial passed away Saturday night, tributes have poured in from around St. Louis, the baseball world and beyond. Everyone, it seems, has a Stan Musial story. He may already have a statue outside Busch Stadium, but something even bigger could be on the way. KMOX Radio has started a petition campaign urging the Governors of Missouri and Illiniois to name new bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Musial's honor. KMOX reports the bridge will be finished next year. Late Tuesday afternoon, State Senators John Lamping (R-Ladue) and Eric Schmidt (R-Glendale) confirmed that they had filed legislation on the issue. Lawmakers in both Missouri and Illinois must agree on the official name of th bridge. Visitation for Musial, …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Everyone's got a story about the St. Louis Cardinals' legend, right? Musial died Saturday.
Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals legend who was widely considered "the greatest Cardinal," died on Saturday. That's the news that broke on Saturday. Today, we're interested in your stories about the pitcher-cum-outfielder who played for the Redbirds from 1941 to 1963. As a relatively newcomer to St. Louis (only here 11 years!) I can't say I have a lot of memories of Musial beyond meeting countless compatriots at the Musial statue at the last two versions of Busch Stadium. How about you? What do you remember about Musial? Your parents' memories? Yours?
Saturday, January 19, 2013
How Cardinal Nation responded to the death of the Redbirds' slugger. Do you have memories like some of the ones shared here?
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The St. Louis Cardinal icon and baseball hall of fame outfielder passed away Saturday night.
Stan Musial, a giant in the St. Louis community and the baseball world for more than half a century, died Saturday at his home in Ladue. "Stan the Man passed peacefully at home at 5:45 pm tonight of natural causes. Life will never be the same without baseball's perfect knight," his grandson, Brian Musial Schwarze said via Twitter Saturday evening. Musial was 92 and had been in poor health in recent years. Musial, who entered baseball's Hall of Fame in 1969, played 22 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, amassing 3,630 hits and 24 All-Star Game appearances in a career full of superlatives. Said the Cardinals in posting word of Musial's death: Musial, father of three daughters and a son, was unpretentious, untroubled, friendly and folksy. The…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
McClellan, a Hazelwood West alumn, was also invited to the team's major-league spring training.
The Texas Rangers have signed right-handed pitcher and Hazelwood West Alum, Kyle McClellan, to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major-league spring training, the team announced Tuesday. McClellan who grew up in North County in Hazelwood and Florissant has spent his career in the Cardinals organization after the team picked him in the 25th round of the 2002 amateur draft strait out of high school. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) His five-year major-league career includes 17 starts, all made in 2011 World Series winning year when McClellan pitched a career-high 141 2/3 innings while winning 12 games. McClellan pitched 18 2/3 innings in 2012, going on the disabled list May 18 and…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This ends a decade long relationship that began in 2002, when the Cards selected McClellan, strait out of high school, in the 25th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals have released pitcher Hazelwood West alum and North County native Kyle McClellan, the organization announced Tuesday, as it also signed catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league contract. McClellan, 28, appeared in 16 games for St. Louis in 2012 because of labrum surgery in July. However, McClellan has struggled since the end of 2011 season but did help with getting the Cards to the World Series. McClellan may not be surprised by the release. In July McClellan said he felt as though he may have played his last game as a St. Louis Cardinal. McClellan was arbitration-eligible for the third time this winter. "I know how the process works," he said in July. "I know they're thinking about how to protect themselves. "I also …