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2019 Cardinals Theme Tickets on sale tomorrow

Over 40 Theme Dates Scheduled Including New Boy Band Night, Bikers at Busch and More

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 22, 2019 - Tickets for more than 40 Theme Ticket promotional dates during the 2019 season, including the return of Game of Thrones Night, Margaritaville Night and Pride Night, go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. CT at cardinals.com/theme.

"Theme Tickets are a great way for baseball fans to come together and show their support for a variety of groups and interests," said Martin Coco, Director of Ticket Sales & Marketing. "We have an incredible lineup this season with returning favorites like Grateful Dead Tribute Night, St. Louis Blues Night, Soccer Night and more. We also have some exciting new events like Bikers at Busch, Boy Band Night and more to come."

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 22, 2019 - Tickets for more than 40 Theme Ticket promotional dates during the 2019 season, including the return of Game of Thrones Night, Margaritaville Night and Pride Night, go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. CT at cardinals.com/theme.

"Theme Tickets are a great way for baseball fans to come together and show their support for a variety of groups and interests," said Martin Coco, Director of Ticket Sales & Marketing. "We have an incredible lineup this season with returning favorites like Grateful Dead Tribute Night, St. Louis Blues Night, Soccer Night and more. We also have some exciting new events like Bikers at Busch, Boy Band Night and more to come."

Theme Tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or exclusive pregame event. Targeted around different occupations, organizations, communities, celebrities and more, Theme Tickets let fans enjoy the game in a whole new way.

Additional Theme Nights will be announced leading up to the season. A current list of 2019 Theme Ticket dates follows. Fans can learn more about Cardinals Theme Ticket dates and purchase tickets for these events at cardinals.com/theme. #CardsTheme

2019 Theme Nights Schedule

(as of January 22, 2019)

 

College Night #1

Monday, April 8 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Letterman Sweatshirt Jacket

College Night at Busch Stadium returns for 2019! Take a break from the books and grab your friends. For just $20, get a ticket to the game and receive an exclusive Cardinals letterman sweatshirt jacket.

 

Game of Thrones Night

Tuesday, April 9 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals/Game of Thrones T-Shirt

The King beyond the Wall- Lord Dewitt, 3rd of his name- is calling upon all birdlings & Whitey (Herzog) Walkers to join forces with him at the Red(bird) Keep. Those souls brave enough to enlist can sign up & pledge their honor to receive their very own armour (an exclusively designed Game of Thrones-themed Cardinals t-shirt). An official Game of Thrones® Iron Throne will be on hand for those who dare to take a seat.

 

Scouts Night #1

Wednesday, April 10 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Scout Patch

The Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, families and friends to enjoy the first of three Scout Nights at the Ballpark. Scouts and their guests can enjoy $14 tickets, and each scout ticket will include a special Boy or Girl Scout patch. Prior to each game, all scouts and troop leaders will be invited to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track.

 

Firefighters Appreciation Night

Wednesday, April 10 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Firefighter Cap

The Cardinals are excited to celebrate the men and women of St. Louis that help keep our city safe - our firefighters! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals Firefighter cap. And as a special thanks to our hometown heroes, you will receive a coupon for one complimentary drink!  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Backstoppers.

 

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

Wednesday, April 10 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Law Enforcement Cap

Support our brave men and women in uniform! This night is open to all local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, corrections officers, sheriffs, sworn and non-sworn employees, family members, friends, and anyone who supports and honors law enforcement. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals Law Enforcement cap. And as a special thanks to our hometown heroes, you will receive a coupon for one complimentary drink!  A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

 

Firefighters Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 11 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 12:15 p.m.

Cardinals Firefighter Cap

Firefighters Appreciation returns with a day game option on Wednesday, April 11th.

 

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 11 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 12:15 p.m.

Cardinals Law Enforcement Cap

Law Enforcement Appreciation returns with a day game option on Wednesday, April 11th.

 

Boy Band Night

Friday, April 19 vs. New York Mets - 7:15 p.m.

Cardinals Boy Band T-Shirt

Calling all Summer Girls and Boyz (or) Men! The offseason was Tearin' Up Our Hearts, but the Birds are back, alright! MMMbop to a special pregame performance by The Boy Band Night on the Altec Lansing Stage in Budweiser Terrace-and since we know you want it All or Nothing at all, make sure to buy a special Theme Ticket to receive an exclusive Cardinals Boy Band t-shirt. There's only One Direction to go-straight to the ballpark for Boy Band Night!

 

Fredbird's Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 21 vs. New York Mets - 1:15 p.m.

Pregame Brunch with Fredbird and Friends

Celebrate Easter at the ballpark with Fredbird, Pawlette the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bunny, and other special friends! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will join Fredbird and his friends for a pregame brunch with fun activities and a photo op in Cunningham Corner. Each guest will take home a goody bag!

 

Class of 2019 Night

Monday, April 22 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6:45 p.m.

Class of 2019 T-Shirt

Congratulations to the Class of 2019…"You're Outta Here"! Graduates of all ages (middle school, high school, college, and grad school!) are invited down to the ballpark for Class of 2019 Night on Monday, April 22nd. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Class of 2019 t-shirt!

 

Earth Day

Monday, April 22 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6:45 p.m.

Glass Water Bottle

The Cardinals are proud to be leaders in MLB's efforts to go green. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will take home an 18 oz. glass water bottle with a silicone cover and bamboo lid.  

 

College Night #2

Tuesday, April 23 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6:45 p.m.

Letterman Sweatshirt Jacket

College Night at Busch Stadium returns for 2019! Take a break from the books and grab your friends. For just $20, get a ticket to the game and receive an exclusive Cardinals letterman sweatshirt jacket.

 

Weather Day

Wednesday, April 24 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 12:15 p.m.

Pregame Interactive Program and a voucher for hot dog, chips and soda

Join us for Weather Day at Busch Stadium hosted by Chief Meteorologist Craig Moeller and the entire 5 On Your Side Weather Team.    Before the Cardinals take on the Brewers, students and teachers are able to truly experience weather in an engaging educational format. In an interactive program, sit up close and personal to the field to see eye-popping experiments from the Saint Louis Science Center, learn safety maneuvers, and have a whole lot of fun with Fredbird. After the presentation, students will enjoy a hands-on educational expo, meet and greet opportunity with the KSDK meteorology team, lunch, and the ballgame!

 

Braggin' Rights Night - Illini

Friday, April 26 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7:15 p.m.

Illini-themed Cardinals Lightweight Pullover

I-L-L or M-I-Z? Illini Night and Mizzou Night are combining again for Braggin' Rights Night, presented by FOX Sports Midwest! With the purchase of an Illini Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Illini-themed Cardinals lightweight quarter-zip pullover. A pregame pep rally will feature band, cheer, and athletes from each school. Who will be louder?! Get your tickets to cheer on the Fighting Illini!

 

Braggin' Rights Night - Mizzou

Friday, April 26 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7:15 p.m.

Mizzou-themed Cardinals Lightweight Pullover

M-I-Z or I-L-L? Illini Night and Mizzou Night are combining again for Braggin' Rights Night, presented by FOX Sports Midwest! With the purchase of a Mizzou Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Mizzou-themed Cardinals lightweight quarter-zip pullover. A pregame pep rally will feature band, cheer, and athletes from each school. Who will be louder?! Get your tickets to cheer on the Tigers!

 

Transplant Awareness Day

Sunday, April 28 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 1:15 p.m.

Cardinals Cap

Transplant Awareness Day is presented by Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center and the St. Louis Children's Hospital. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals cap supporting organ donation! A portion of each ticket sold will also be donated back to support transplants and organ donation.

 

Peanut Controlled Day

Sunday, April 28 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 1:15 p.m.

Peanut-Free Seating Section

Fans with peanut allergies can enjoy a Peanut Controlled Day featuring tickets in a peanut-free section. The section will be thoroughly cleaned before the game and the sale and consumption of peanuts in this area will not be allowed.

 

Cancer Awareness Night

Monday, May 6 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7:05 p.m.

Cancer Awareness Stocking Cap

Team up with Siteman Cancer Center and the Cardinals to help strike out cancer! Fans purchasing a special Theme Ticket will receive a Cardinals Cancer Awareness stocking cap, which come in a variety of colors that signify different types of cancer. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

 

Scouts Night #2

Monday, May 6 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7:05 p.m.

Scout Patch

The Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, families and friends to enjoy the second of three Scout Nights at the Ballpark. Scouts and their guests can enjoy $14 tickets, and each scout ticket will include a special Boy or Girl Scout patch. Prior to each game, all scouts and troop leaders will be invited to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track.

 

Soccer Night

Tuesday, May 7 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Long-Sleeved Soccer Jersey

St. Louis loves baseball and soccer, so Soccer Night is the perfect way to celebrate both! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a unique long-sleeve Cardinals soccer jersey. Grab your soccer team and head down to the ballpark to cheer on the Cards! Come early for a special pregame event featuring St. Louis FC and the St. Louis Ambush.

 

Nurses Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 8 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 12:15 p.m.

Cardinals All-Over Print Scrub Top

Calling all nurses and all other healthcare professionals! Nurses Appreciation returns in 2019, with an option for those working days or nights! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket for either game, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals all-over print scrub top. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to March of Dimes.

 

Nurses Appreciation Night

Thursday, May 9 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals All-Over Print Scrub Top

Nurses Appreciation returns with a night game option on Thursday, May 9th.

 

Grateful Dead Tribute Night

Friday, May 10 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7:15 p.m.

Grateful Dead Lightweight Hooded Pullover

Dead Freaks Unite! Who are you? Where are you? How are you?! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Grateful Dead lightweight hooded pullover. Plus, you won't want to miss the special pregame performance by St. Louis' favorite Dead tribute band, Jake's Leg on the Altec Lansing Stage in Budweiser Terrace. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Grateful Dead's charity, The Rex Foundation.

 

Margaritaville Night

Friday, May 24 vs. Atlanta Braves - 7:15 p.m.

Margaritaville-inspired All-Over Print Shirt

St. Louis may be land-locked, but we'll all be transported to Margaritaville on Friday, May 24th when the Cardinals take on the Braves! Parrotheads, beach lovers, and baseball fans can enjoy Jimmy Buffett tunes at a FINtastic pregame concert by The Boat Drunks. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, you will receive a Margaritaville-inspired all-over print shirt. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Jimmy Buffett's charity, Singing for Change. Change your latitude and float on down to Busch Stadium for Margaritaville Night. After all, it's 5 o'clock (or 7:15) somewhere!

 

Zumba® Fitness Party at the Park

Sunday, May 26 vs. Atlanta Braves - 6:05 p.m.

Cardinals Tank & Pregame Zumba Class

Inspired by Latin and international rhythms, Zumba® Fitness mixes high and low intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning, dance fitness party. Whether you've never taken a Zumba® class or consider yourself an expert, this event is sure to get you excited for Cardinals baseball. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, you'll receive access to a pregame Zumba® class and an exclusive Cardinals tank.

 

Teachers Night

Tuesday, June 4 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7:15 p.m.

Teachers-themed Cardinals T-Shirt

School's out for summer! Kick off summer break at Busch Stadium with Teachers Night on Tuesday, June 4th. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive teachers-themed Cardinals shirt. And as a special treat, you will receive a drink coupon for your first drink of the summer on us!

 

Star Wars Night

Wednesday, June 5 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7:15 p.m.

Star Wars-themed Cardinals Pullover Jersey

Join Darth Bader, Yoda Molina, and Obi Wong Kenobi on Wednesday, June 5th as Busch Stadium is transformed with Star Wars-themed sights and sounds - making it a night that no Jedi (or Redbird) will want to miss! Fans who purchase a special Star Wars Night Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Star Wars-themed pullover jersey featuring the Cardinal birds on a lightsaber. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to Stand Up 2 Cancer, and your favorite Star Wars characters will be located around the ballpark for photo ops!

 

Kids Day Out

Thursday, June 6 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 12:15 p.m.

Pregame Kids Zone and a voucher for a hot dog, chips and soda

Join us for Kids Day Out presented by Maryville University - Kids Rock Cancer, on Thursday, June 6th when the Cardinals take on the Reds. From 10:45 until game time, all kids with this special Theme Ticket will have access to a "Kids Zone" with fun activities in Budweiser Terrace. This is the perfect field trip for summer camps, daycares, and any kids looking to have fun and catch a Cards game! Each Theme Ticket also includes a voucher for a hot dog, chips and soda.

 

Scouts Night #3

Thursday, June 20 vs. Miami Marlins - 6:15 p.m.

Scout Patch

The Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, families and friends to enjoy the third of three Scout Nights at the Ballpark. Scouts and their guests can enjoy $14 tickets, and each scout ticket will include a special Boy or Girl Scout patch. Prior to each game, all scouts and troop leaders will be invited to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track.

 

Elvis Night

Friday, July 12 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7:15 p.m.

Cardinals-themed Elvis T-Shirt

Throw on your blue suede shoes and head down to Busch Stadium on Friday, July 12th for Elvis Night. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals-themed Elvis t-shirt. Come early for a pregame performance by Elvis talent performer, Bill Cherry, on the Altec Lansing Stage in Budweiser Terrace. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation.

 

Peanuts Night

Monday, July 15 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7:15 p.m.

Woodstock Bobblehead

The third annual Peanuts Night returns on Monday, July 15th! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will take home an exclusive Cardinals-themed Woodstock bobblehead.

 

Pride Night

Friday, July 26 vs. Houston Astros - 7:15 p.m.

Cardinals Tank

Pride St. Louis and the St. Louis Cardinals are partnering to present the third Annual Pride Night at Busch Stadium on Friday, July 26th. Join LGBTQ friends, family, and allies to watch the Cardinals take on the Houston Astros. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Cardinals rainbow tank top. Don't miss the pregame party in Budweiser Terrace and a special performance of God Bless America by the Gateway Men's Chorus! A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to a local LGBTQ non-profit.

 

Christmas in July Night

Wednesday, July 31 vs. Chicago Cubs - 7:15 p.m.

Fred on a Sled

It doesn't matter if you have been naughty or nice-Christmas in July Night presented by Holiday World Splashin' Safari returns to the ballpark on Wednesday, July 31st. Tell the elf on your shelf to move over because all fans who purchase a special Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Fred on a Sled! Santa Fredbird and other Christmas characters will be on hand for photos before the game.

 

Fredbird's Birthday Party

Sunday, August 11 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 1:15 p.m.

Pregame Brunch with Fredbird and Friends

You're invited to Fredbird's Birthday Party! Join Fredbird on Sunday, August 11th as he celebrates with mascot pals from around the sports world. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will join Fredbird and friends for a pregame birthday party and lots of great photo ops in Cunningham Corner. Brunch and dessert will be included, and each special guest will take home a Cardinals goodie bag!

 

Gateway Motorsports Racing Night

Thursday, August 22 vs. Colorado Rockies- 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Racing Cap

Start your engines and race down to Busch Stadium on Thursday, August 22nd for Gateway Motorsports Racing Night! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a racing-inspired Cardinals cap, plus a free ticket to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 qualifying night on Friday, August 23rd.

 

Bikers at Busch

Sunday, August 25 vs. Colorado Rockies- 1:15 p.m.

Cardinals Biker T-Shirt

Calling all bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts! Roll on down to Busch Stadium on Sunday, August 25th for the inaugural Bikers at Busch. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a biker-inspired Cardinals t-shirt that is really bad to the bone!

 

Union Appreciation Day

Sunday, September 1 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 1:15 p.m.

Cardinals Union Proud Cap

Start your Labor Day celebration a day early! Union Appreciation Day is Sunday, September 1st when the Cardinals host the Reds. Fans who purchase a special Union Appreciation Day Theme Ticket will receive a specially designed Cardinals Union Proud Cap.

 

Billikens Night

Wednesday, September 4 vs. San Francisco Giants - 6:45 p.m.

Billikens-themed Cardinals Lightweight Pullover

On Wednesday, September 4th, cheer on the Cardinals with fellow SLU alumni and fans at Billikens Night presented by FOX Sports Midwest. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Billikens-themed Cardinals lightweight quarter-zip pullover. Come early for a pregame pep rally featuring some special Billiken guests!

 

St. Louis Blues Night

Friday, September 13 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7:15 p.m.

Bobblehead (TBD)

Do you bleed blue? Join the Cardinals and FOX Sports Midwest to kick off the St. Louis Blues 2019-2020 season on Friday, September 13th. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a unique bobblehead. Come early for a pregame pep rally at the Budweiser Terrace and a concert on the Altec Lansing Stage!

 

Fiesta Cardenales

Sunday, September 15 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 1:15 p.m.

Polo Ascencio & Bengie Molina Dual Bobblehead

Don't miss Fiesta Cardenales, presented by Ponce Realty Group, on Sunday, September 15th at Busch Stadium! The Cardinals welcome all members of the Latino and Hispanic community for a cultural celebration to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a unique dual bobblehead of Spanish radio broadcasters Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. Plus, a portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Hispanic Education Cultural & Scholarship Foundation. Come early for a pregame event featuring current Cardinals players and music in the Budweiser Terrace!

 

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, September 17 vs. Washington Nationals - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Green Mesh Jersey

The St. Louis Cardinals will have the Luck of the Irish on Tuesday, September 17th as they take on the Nationals! Join us for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day at Busch Stadium and receive an exclusive green mesh jersey. Grab your fellow leprechauns and head down to the game!

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Cardinals announce Minor League field staffs and player development assignments for 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2019 Minor League coaching staffs for their affiliate teams in addition to their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season on Friday. The Cardinals Farm System finished 6th among all teams in overall winning pct. (.534; 401-350) in 2018, as Memphis won its second-consecutive Pacific Coast League (AAA) title and also the Triple-A National Championship Game, and both Peoria (Midwest League-A) and the GCL Cardinals (Gulf Coast League - Rookie) advanced to their respective league Championship Series.

The Cardinals announced five new managerial assignments for 2019, but will have incumbent pitching coaches at all nine of their minor league affiliates. In addition, the team has announced seven new hitting coach assignments for 2019.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2019 Minor League coaching staffs for their affiliate teams in addition to their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season on Friday. The Cardinals Farm System finished 6th among all teams in overall winning pct. (.534; 401-350) in 2018, as Memphis won its second-consecutive Pacific Coast League (AAA) title and also the Triple-A National Championship Game, and both Peoria (Midwest League-A) and the GCL Cardinals (Gulf Coast League - Rookie) advanced to their respective league Championship Series.

The Cardinals announced five new managerial assignments for 2019, but will have incumbent pitching coaches at all nine of their minor league affiliates. In addition, the team has announced seven new hitting coach assignments for 2019.

Memphis native and former Major Leaguer Ben Johnson will be entering his first season as manager at Memphis after most recently coaching the Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay-AAA) in 2018.  Joe Kruzel will pilot Springfield (AA) after two seasons at the helm in State College, while Dan Bilardello(Palm Beach-A), Roberto Espinoza (Johnson City -Rookie), Fray Peniche (DSL Blue) and John Matos(DSL Red) return to their respective teams.  Erick Almonte moves to Peoria (A) as manager, and bothJose Leon (State College-A) and Joshua Lopez (GCL Cardinals-Rookie) have been promoted to managers.

Several of the team's minor league field instructors have been retained, however Chris Swaugerwill move into a new role as Assistant Field Coordinator under Field Coordinator Mark DeJohn, andJohnny Rodriguez will serve as Minor League Infield Instructor. Jose Oquendo was recently announced as Minor League Roving Instructor, and former Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz has been named Minor League Catching Instructor.

               The following is a complete listing of the Cardinals 2019 Minor League Staffs and Player Development assignments:

Club                             Manager                            Pitching Coach                 Hitting Coach

Memphis (AAA)        Ben Johnson                      Dernier Orozco*                Jobel Jimenez^

Springfield (AA)        Joe Kruzel^                        Darwin Marrero*                 Brandon Allen^

Palm Beach (A)          Dann Bilardello*               Will Ohman*                      Tyger Pederson

Peoria (A)                   Erick Almonte^                 Cale Johnson*                   Russ Chambliss*

State College (A)       Jose Leon^                         Adrian Martin*                  Cody Gabella^

Johnson City (R)        Roberto Espinoza*            Rick Harig*                        Brian Burgamy^

GCL Cardinals (R)     Joshua Lopez^                   Giovanni Carrara*            Joe Hawkins

DSL Cardinals 1         Fray Peniche*                    Billy Villanueva*              Ismael Castro

DSL Cardinals 2         John Matos*                       Renee Cortez*                   Nabo Martinez*

 

2019 Cardinals Minor League Field Instructors & Medical Staff

 

Field Coordinator - Mark DeJohn*

Assistant Field Coordinator - Chris Swauger^

Latin America Field Coordinator - Jose Leger*

Senior Pitching Coordinator - Tim Leveque*

Minor League Offensive Strategist - George Greer*

Minor League Pitching Instructor - Randy Niemann*

Minor League Roving Instructor - Jose Oquendo^

Minor League Infield Instructor - Johnny Rodriguez^

Minor League Catching Instructor - Tony Cruz

Minor League Medical Coordinator - Keith Joint

Minor League Rehab Coordinator - Matt Leonard

Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator - Aaron Rhodes

Minor League Performance Specialist - DC MacLea

Minor League Asst. Rehab Coordinator - Victor Kuri

Minor League Rehab Consultant - James Spencer

DSL Medical Director - Pedro Betancourt

DSL Head Strength & Conditioning - Jeremy Lezama

Trainers & Strength Coaches: 

Memphis - Matt Corvo & Frank Witkowski; Springfield - Dan Martin & Dan Vega; Palm Beach - Chris Whitman & Ross Hasegawa; Peoria - Chris Walsh & Kyle Richter; State College - Joe Olsiewicz & Don Trapp; Johnson City - Alex Wolfinger & TBD; GCL Cardinals - TBD & Cory Ritter; DSL Blue- Shoki Hioki & TBD; DSL Red - TBD & Luis Polanco.

*-Returning Manager/Coach

^-Returning Manager/Coach with new assignment

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2019 Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up Weekend Update

As of today, all 2019 Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up activities are going forward as planned. However, we are keeping a close eye on weather conditions for this weekend, as the safety of our guests, players, volunteers, employees and fans is of the utmost importance. Fans can stay up to date on any changes to this weekend's events by visiting cardinals.com, following us on Twitter (@Cardinals), or checking local news outlets. We're looking forward to the kick off of the 2019 season!

As of today, all 2019 Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up activities are going forward as planned. However, we are keeping a close eye on weather conditions for this weekend, as the safety of our guests, players, volunteers, employees and fans is of the utmost importance. Fans can stay up to date on any changes to this weekend's events by visiting cardinals.com, following us on Twitter (@Cardinals), or checking local news outlets. We're looking forward to the kick off of the 2019 season!

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Cardinals-themed Holiday Weekend to kick off 2019 season

Weekend highlighted by 2019 Winter Warm-Up, Cardinals Caravan & Writers' Dinner

The 23rd annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp) and the Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan) highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend that kicks off the 2019 season. 

Winter Warm-Up-the largest fundraising effort for the team's charitable fund, Cardinals Care-returns to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) with appearances from over 60 players, coaches and alumni. For the most complete schedule and up-to-date Winter Warm-Up information, visit cardinals.com/WWU. 

The 2019 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, departs Busch Stadium on Friday morning. Over the course of the weekend, more than 30 current and former players will visit 20 cities throughout Cardinals Nation along six different routes before returning to St. Louis on Monday night. For complete information on all caravan stops, visit cardinals.com/caravan.   

The 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner takes place at the Union Station Hotel on Sunday, January 20. Fans will enjoy a night of fun and entertainment as the dinner honors the top players from the 2018 Cardinals team. The evening will be highlighted by special guests and the presentation of the Red Schoendienst Medal, J.G. Taylor Spink St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year Award and the Branch Rickey Award. For complete information about the St. Louis Baseball Writer's Dinner, visit stlouisbbwaa.com. 

Below are highlights of the 2019 Winter Warm-Up weekend:

Friday, January 18, 2019 
•   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The 2019 Caravan kicks off with stops in Jefferson City and Springfield, Mo., Memphis, Tenn., and Champaign, Ill.
•   Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact 3rd Annual Sing Off & Karaoke Challenge (Dave & Buster's, 6:00 p.m.): Come watch Waino and eight of St. Louis' best karaoke performers compete against each other for the title of 2019 Big League Impact St. Louis Sing Off Winner while raising money to help save lives in St. Louis and around the globe! Tickets are available at bigleagueimpact.org.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
•   Winter Warm-Up: The three-day event kicks off today, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
o   Cardinals Autographs: Daniel Ponce de Leon, Andrew Miller, Kolten Wong, Alex Reyes, Ryan Helsley, Carlos Martinez, Dexter Fowler, Justin Williams, Drew Robinson, Paul Goldschmidt, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, John Mozeliak.
o   Alumni Autographs: Kerry Robinson, Ted Savage, Scott Cooper, Ryan Franklin, Jim Edmonds, Cliff Politte, Brad Thompson.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Claire Kellet from 9:00 to noon, Redbird Rookies Scholarship Presentation at 10:30 a.m., Q&A with President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak at 11:15 a.m., Andrew Miller jersey presentation at noon, and broadcasters Chris Hrabe, Dan McLaughlin, Brad Thompson and Jim Edmonds from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - Inside the new Cardinals Museum exhibit: "Pain, Protection and Performance: The Evolution of Baseball Equipment, presented by Rawlings" with Cardinals Museum Curator, Paula Homan
    11:00 a.m. - Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
    12:00 p.m. - "Busch Stadium Security: How we keep baseball safe and secure" with Cardinals Director of Security, Phil Melcher 
    1:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird
    2:00 p.m. - Learn about legendary sports cartoonist Amadee from Dan Martin of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    3:00 p.m. - Cardinals Authentics: The ins and outs of the business from the field to your home

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Get to know stadium public address announcer and KSHE personality John Ulett
    11:00 a.m. - Examining the history of baseball's batting helmet with Amy Berra of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
    12:00 p.m. - "Back to the Future: a look at the new road blue uniforms," with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum **first 50 guests receive a free HOF bobblehead**
    1:00 p.m. - An inside look at the 2019 Cardinals Marketing and Promotions with Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    2:00 p.m. - Go inside the 2019 Minor League System with Gary LaRocque, the Cardinals' Director of Player Development **this presentation will take place in Gateway East on the 18th floor** 
    3:00 p.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its way through Cardinals Nation with stops in Jonesboro, Ark., Dyersburg, Tenn., Peoria and Bloomington, Ill., and Sedalia, Columbia, Joplin and Rolla, Mo.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
•   Winter Warm-Up: Day two of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
o   Cardinals Autographs: Lane Thomas, Andrew Knizner, John Brebbia, Chasen Shreve, Max Schrock, Dominic Leone, Miles Mikolas, José Martínez, Yairo Muñoz, Mike Mayers, John Gant, Austin Gomber, Dakota Hudson, Adam Wainwright, Jedd Gyorko, Michael Wacha, Mike Shildt.
o   Alumni Autographs: Kyle McClellan, Stubby Clapp, Randy Flores, Ricky Horton, Rick Ankiel, Mike Shannon, Al Hrabosky, Jason Motte.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Maurice Drummond from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., broadcasters Polo Ascencio, Mike Claiborne, John Rooney and Mike Shannon from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Q&A with Manager Mike Shildt at 12:30 p.m., Q&A with General Manager Michael Girsch at 1:30 p.m., and broadcasters Ricky Horton and Al Hrabosky from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - Illustrating the Cardinals Scorecard cover with artist Mike Right.
    11:00 a.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
    1:00 p.m. - Cardinals Authentics: The ins and outs of the business from the field to your home
    3:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
    11:00 a.m. - Discussing the Amateur Draft with Scouting Director and former Cardinals pitcher, Randy Flores
    12:00 p.m. - "History of the Negro Leagues and black baseball in Missouri" with Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    1:00 p.m. - Best stories, soundbites, and moments from the 2018 Cardinals Museum programming schedule with Brittany Schelp
    2:00 p.m. - "Call to the Hall: Lankford, Coleman and Brecheen" with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum **first 50 guests receive a free HOF bobblehead**
    3:00 p.m. - "Making and decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake" with The Cup

o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes stops in Evansville, Ind., as well as Mattoon, Springfield and Mount Vernon, Ill.
•    61st Annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner (Union Station Hotel, 5:00 p.m.): All baseball fans are invited to the 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner, which will be held on Jan. 20, 2019, at the Curio Hotel at Union Station. This year's honorees include St. Louis Baseball Co-Men of the year Miles Mikolas and Matt Carpenter, as well as standout rookies Jack Flaherty, Jordan Hicks, Harrison Bader and Yairo Munoz. Bob Costas, Lee Smith, Vera Clemente, Ozzie Smith, Mike Shildt, Sharon Robinson and others will also be feted at the event. Visit stlouisbbwaa.com to learn more.

Monday, January 21, 2019 
•   Winter Warm-Up: The final day of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
o   Cardinals Autographs: Tyler Webb, Jack Flaherty, Matt Carpenter, Tyler O'Neill, Jordan Hicks, Adolis García, Yadier Molina, Harrison Bader, Bill DeWitt Jr., Bill DeWitt III.
o   Alumni Autographs: Tom Henke, Andy Benes, Alan Benes, Whitey Herzog, Joe Magrane, Danny Cox.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Matt Chambers from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Q&A with Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and President Bill DeWitt III at 10:00 a.m., broadcasters Scott Warmann, Polo Ascencio, and Bengie Molina from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and broadcaster Tom Ackerman from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - "History of the Negro Leagues and black baseball in Missouri" with Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    11:00 a.m. - Tips for storing and displaying personal memorabilia from the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum registrar, Danielle DiGiacomo
    12:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird
    1:00 p.m. - "Making and decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake" with The Cup

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Meet the team behind the scenes of "Cardinals Insider," and learn how the weekly show is produced
    11:00 a.m. - Take your photo with a Bald Eagle and learn about the World Bird Sanctuary, provider of our Opening Day/Postseason eagles
    12:00 p.m. - "2018 - A Year in Photos" with the Cardinals Manager of Photography, Taka Yanagimoto
    1:00 p.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-2:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency. 
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its final stops in Decatur and Quincy, Ill., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Paducah, Ky. 
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The 23rd annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp) and the Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan) highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend that kicks off the 2019 season. 

Winter Warm-Up-the largest fundraising effort for the team's charitable fund, Cardinals Care-returns to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) with appearances from over 60 players, coaches and alumni. For the most complete schedule and up-to-date Winter Warm-Up information, visit cardinals.com/WWU. 

The 2019 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, departs Busch Stadium on Friday morning. Over the course of the weekend, more than 30 current and former players will visit 20 cities throughout Cardinals Nation along six different routes before returning to St. Louis on Monday night. For complete information on all caravan stops, visit cardinals.com/caravan.   

The 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner takes place at the Union Station Hotel on Sunday, January 20. Fans will enjoy a night of fun and entertainment as the dinner honors the top players from the 2018 Cardinals team. The evening will be highlighted by special guests and the presentation of the Red Schoendienst Medal, J.G. Taylor Spink St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year Award and the Branch Rickey Award. For complete information about the St. Louis Baseball Writer's Dinner, visit stlouisbbwaa.com. 

Below are highlights of the 2019 Winter Warm-Up weekend:

Friday, January 18, 2019 
•   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The 2019 Caravan kicks off with stops in Jefferson City and Springfield, Mo., Memphis, Tenn., and Champaign, Ill.
•   Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact 3rd Annual Sing Off & Karaoke Challenge (Dave & Buster's, 6:00 p.m.): Come watch Waino and eight of St. Louis' best karaoke performers compete against each other for the title of 2019 Big League Impact St. Louis Sing Off Winner while raising money to help save lives in St. Louis and around the globe! Tickets are available at bigleagueimpact.org.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
•   Winter Warm-Up: The three-day event kicks off today, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
o   Cardinals Autographs: Daniel Ponce de Leon, Andrew Miller, Kolten Wong, Alex Reyes, Ryan Helsley, Carlos Martinez, Dexter Fowler, Justin Williams, Drew Robinson, Paul Goldschmidt, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, John Mozeliak.
o   Alumni Autographs: Kerry Robinson, Ted Savage, Scott Cooper, Ryan Franklin, Jim Edmonds, Cliff Politte, Brad Thompson.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Claire Kellet from 9:00 to noon, Redbird Rookies Scholarship Presentation at 10:30 a.m., Q&A with President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak at 11:15 a.m., Andrew Miller jersey presentation at noon, and broadcasters Chris Hrabe, Dan McLaughlin, Brad Thompson and Jim Edmonds from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - Inside the new Cardinals Museum exhibit: "Pain, Protection and Performance: The Evolution of Baseball Equipment, presented by Rawlings" with Cardinals Museum Curator, Paula Homan
    11:00 a.m. - Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
    12:00 p.m. - "Busch Stadium Security: How we keep baseball safe and secure" with Cardinals Director of Security, Phil Melcher 
    1:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird
    2:00 p.m. - Learn about legendary sports cartoonist Amadee from Dan Martin of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    3:00 p.m. - Cardinals Authentics: The ins and outs of the business from the field to your home

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Get to know stadium public address announcer and KSHE personality John Ulett
    11:00 a.m. - Examining the history of baseball's batting helmet with Amy Berra of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
    12:00 p.m. - "Back to the Future: a look at the new road blue uniforms," with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum **first 50 guests receive a free HOF bobblehead**
    1:00 p.m. - An inside look at the 2019 Cardinals Marketing and Promotions with Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    2:00 p.m. - Go inside the 2019 Minor League System with Gary LaRocque, the Cardinals' Director of Player Development **this presentation will take place in Gateway East on the 18th floor** 
    3:00 p.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its way through Cardinals Nation with stops in Jonesboro, Ark., Dyersburg, Tenn., Peoria and Bloomington, Ill., and Sedalia, Columbia, Joplin and Rolla, Mo.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
•   Winter Warm-Up: Day two of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
o   Cardinals Autographs: Lane Thomas, Andrew Knizner, John Brebbia, Chasen Shreve, Max Schrock, Dominic Leone, Miles Mikolas, José Martínez, Yairo Muñoz, Mike Mayers, John Gant, Austin Gomber, Dakota Hudson, Adam Wainwright, Jedd Gyorko, Michael Wacha, Mike Shildt.
o   Alumni Autographs: Kyle McClellan, Stubby Clapp, Randy Flores, Ricky Horton, Rick Ankiel, Mike Shannon, Al Hrabosky, Jason Motte.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Maurice Drummond from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., broadcasters Polo Ascencio, Mike Claiborne, John Rooney and Mike Shannon from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Q&A with Manager Mike Shildt at 12:30 p.m., Q&A with General Manager Michael Girsch at 1:30 p.m., and broadcasters Ricky Horton and Al Hrabosky from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - Illustrating the Cardinals Scorecard cover with artist Mike Right.
    11:00 a.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
    1:00 p.m. - Cardinals Authentics: The ins and outs of the business from the field to your home
    3:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
    11:00 a.m. - Discussing the Amateur Draft with Scouting Director and former Cardinals pitcher, Randy Flores
    12:00 p.m. - "History of the Negro Leagues and black baseball in Missouri" with Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    1:00 p.m. - Best stories, soundbites, and moments from the 2018 Cardinals Museum programming schedule with Brittany Schelp
    2:00 p.m. - "Call to the Hall: Lankford, Coleman and Brecheen" with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum **first 50 guests receive a free HOF bobblehead**
    3:00 p.m. - "Making and decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake" with The Cup

o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes stops in Evansville, Ind., as well as Mattoon, Springfield and Mount Vernon, Ill.
•    61st Annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner (Union Station Hotel, 5:00 p.m.): All baseball fans are invited to the 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner, which will be held on Jan. 20, 2019, at the Curio Hotel at Union Station. This year's honorees include St. Louis Baseball Co-Men of the year Miles Mikolas and Matt Carpenter, as well as standout rookies Jack Flaherty, Jordan Hicks, Harrison Bader and Yairo Munoz. Bob Costas, Lee Smith, Vera Clemente, Ozzie Smith, Mike Shildt, Sharon Robinson and others will also be feted at the event. Visit stlouisbbwaa.com to learn more.

Monday, January 21, 2019 
•   Winter Warm-Up: The final day of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
o   Cardinals Autographs: Tyler Webb, Jack Flaherty, Matt Carpenter, Tyler O'Neill, Jordan Hicks, Adolis García, Yadier Molina, Harrison Bader, Bill DeWitt Jr., Bill DeWitt III.
o   Alumni Autographs: Tom Henke, Andy Benes, Alan Benes, Whitey Herzog, Joe Magrane, Danny Cox.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Matt Chambers from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Q&A with Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and President Bill DeWitt III at 10:00 a.m., broadcasters Scott Warmann, Polo Ascencio, and Bengie Molina from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and broadcaster Tom Ackerman from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - "History of the Negro Leagues and black baseball in Missouri" with Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    11:00 a.m. - Tips for storing and displaying personal memorabilia from the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum registrar, Danielle DiGiacomo
    12:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird
    1:00 p.m. - "Making and decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake" with The Cup

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Meet the team behind the scenes of "Cardinals Insider," and learn how the weekly show is produced
    11:00 a.m. - Take your photo with a Bald Eagle and learn about the World Bird Sanctuary, provider of our Opening Day/Postseason eagles
    12:00 p.m. - "2018 - A Year in Photos" with the Cardinals Manager of Photography, Taka Yanagimoto
    1:00 p.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-2:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency. 
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its final stops in Decatur and Quincy, Ill., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Paducah, Ky. 
Additional Winter Warm-Up Information
•   Stay Updated: Text CARDS to 82810 to receive the latest Winter Warm-Up news and event information via text message to your mobile device!

•    Admission Tickets: Fans can purchase three-day passes for the event online at cardinals.com/wwu or at the Busch Stadium box office during regular business hours until noon on Thursday, January 17. Ticket prices are $40 for fans 16 and older, $10 for fans ages five to 15, and free for kids under five. Members of the military, police and fire departments with an active ID can receive one free adult admission ticket which must be obtained in person at the ticket booth in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency during the times listed below.

•    Warm-Up Will Call: All Admission Tickets purchased after January 10, 2019 must be picked up at Will Call at the locations and during the times listed below. A photo ID matching the name on the original order or a print out of the confirmation email is required to pick up your purchase: 
o   Thursday, January 10th - Thursday, January 17th from 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Busch Stadium Box Office
o   Friday, January 18th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
o   Saturday, January 19th from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
o   Sunday, January 20th from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
o   Monday, January 21st from 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

•    Autograph Tickets: Remaining autograph tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/wwu until noon on Thursday, January 17. Any remaining autograph tickets thereafter will be available for purchase at the Winter Warm-Up. Every dollar donated for autograph tickets will benefit Redbird Rookies and charitable grants to other non-profit organizations that help kids. Donation amounts can be found at cardinals.com/WWU. All free autograph tickets have been distributed.

•    Second Floor: On the second floor of the Hyatt, fans will be able to find collectible memorabilia, baseball cards and more from more than 50 vendors, shop at the Cardinals Publications booth and Cardinals Authentics Shop, listen to informative presentations by Cardinals executives in the Dugout and Clubhouse Presentation rooms, meet Fredbird and watch the kids enjoy free activities in the Kids Room.

•    Fourth Floor: On the fourth floor fans will find the main stage, be able to meet their favorite players at autograph tables, bid on Cardinals Care silent auctions, shop the Cardinals Care Store and Official Cardinals Team Store, as well as visit booths for Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact, Carlos Martínez's Tsunami Waves Foundation, the Jason Motte Foundation, Ballpark Village and more.

•    Cardinals Care Store: Open throughout the weekend, the Cardinals Care Store is stocked full of Cardinals memorabilia such as discounted baseball caps, team-issued apparel, t-shirts, game-worn jerseys, autographed photos and bats, and more. Fans can even purchase photos for collecting player autographs and baseball cases for your new autographed collectibles. Also, any fan that purchased an autograph ticket for a pre-signed baseball from Lou Brock, Bob Gibson or Ozzie Smith may redeem their ticket at the Cardinals Care Store to receive their autographed item. 

•    Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Throughout the weekend, Cardinals fans, age 18 and older, can participate in the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle. Fans can buy tickets (priced 3 for $5, 10 for $10, or 60 for $20) from kiosks located on each level of the event, or from roaming ticket sellers. Each day of the Winter Warm-Up, one lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the raffle ticket donations raised and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care.

•    Cardinals Kids Club Booth: The Cardinals Kids Club will have a booth in the Kids Room on the second floor. To learn more about the Cardinals Kids Club, visit cardinals.com/kidsclub.

•    Official Cardinals Team Store: The Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium will have a large selection of Cardinals merchandise available at the Warm-Up next to the silent auctions on the fourth floor. The Official Cardinals Team Store, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., will have a FREE Gift with Purchase for any purchase $150 or more (before tax). While supplies last, this weekend only. The Majestic Store located on the north side of Ballpark Village will also be open Saturday and Sunday, sharing the same hours as the Team Store. Stop by either location for the newest Cardinals gear!

•    Cardinals Publications: Fans visiting the Cardinals Publications booth inside the 2nd floor ballroom can start a two-year subscription to Cardinals Magazine and receive the FIRST-EVER Harrison Bader bobblehead this spring, purchase the Official 2019 Cardinals Calendar for just $10 and take advantage of exclusive show specials and drawings! Other show-only deals include 1) premium Cardinals Magazine cover posters (starting at 24x32 inches) suitable for show autographs, featuring the likes of Jordan Hicks, Miles Mikolas, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright; 2) the extensive vintage collection of Cardinals Magazines, Yearbooks and postseason commemoratives; and 3) the one-year subscription special with two FREE tickets to a 2019 home game. Fans who purchase subscriptions at #CardsWarmUp will gain automatic entry into a drawing for 11-x-14-inch glossy photographs autographed by Red Schoendienst and Ozzie Smith. And patrons who spend at least $25 in other merchandise will receive automatic entry into a drawing for autographed cover posters signed by Matt Carpenter and Rick Ankiel! Stay tuned for special announcements and event coverage by Cardinals Publications via Twitter @CardsMagazine.

•    Busch Stadium Tours & Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum: Guided tours of Busch Stadium are available during the 2019 Winter Warm-Up each day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These tours will be offered at regular tour prices, but will also include a stop inside the Cardinals Clubhouse-the only time each year the Cardinals' locker room is open to tours. Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum entry is also included in all tour ticket purchases. The Cardinals Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes a new exhibit titled "Pain, Protection and Performance: The Evolution of Baseball Equipment, presented by Rawlings." A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/tours.  

•    Cardinals Authentics & Personalized Bats: Cardinals Authentics-the only official source of memorabilia directly from the team-will be selling unique game-used, limited edition, exclusive and autographed memorabilia at the Winter Warm-Up. Cardinals Authentics is offering their lowest prices of the year; including 20% off the entire booth starting Saturday morning, along with other special offers all weekend long. Also at the booth, fans can buy a personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Each bat, which comes in different sizes and color options, can feature up to three lines of custom text and two logos, including the collectible 2019 Winter Warm-Up logo. The Cardinals Authentics Store, located on the first floor of Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village, will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Show your Winter Warm-Up admission ticket at the store in Cardinals Nation and you will receive 20% off your purchase all weekend long. Stay tuned for special announcements by Cardinals Authentics via Twitter (@CardsAuthentics) throughout the three-day event.

•    Green Team: The team's "4 A Greener Game" initiative will have a booth on the second floor where fans can learn more about the Cardinals Green Team-a group of volunteers who collect recyclables from fans throughout each game at Busch Stadium. In exchange for volunteering, fans are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium. Visit cardinals.com/green for more information.

•    Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar: Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar in Ballpark Village is open daily during the Winter Warm-Up, and throughout the entire year: Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., with Late Night Happy Hour from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. During Winter Warm-Up weekend, attendees can show their admission ticket and receive 10% off their bill. Make reservations online at cardinalsnation.com or by phone at 314.345.9880.

Social Media
Throughout the Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up, fans can stay connected by following the Cardinals on Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (@Cardinals), Instagram (@Cardinals) and Snapchat (Cardinals) for the latest news, event updates and behind-the-scenes content. Fans can join the conversation and share their own photos and experiences by using hashtags #CardsWarmUp, #CardsCaravan and #CardsCare. 

Traffic & Parking
For the most up-to-date alerts regarding construction and winter road conditions this weekend, fans can visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's website at modot.org. Winter Warm-Up event parking can be found just two blocks south of the Hyatt Regency at the Stadium East Parking Garage, with entrances located on South Broadway and South 4th Street.

Cardinals and Cardinals Care Sponsors
Cardinals Care and the St. Louis Cardinals would like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make the 2019 Winter Warm-Up possible: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Edward Jones, Budweiser, FOX Sports Midwest, KMOX, PSAV Presentation Services, Rawlings Sporting Goods, FastSigns of Bridgeton, Syberg's, Cole Meyer Arts, Steven Walden Art, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Radio 1120 AM, KMOV News 4, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, In Focus Marketing, Wireless USA, Heartland Coca-Cola, Gwin's Travel, Companion Bakery, Belleville News-Democrat, Framin' Place & Gallery, Betallic Balloons, RBO Print Logistix, The Cup, Estate Auction Pros and Tom Lange.

About Cardinals Care (#CardsCare)
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community-both on and off the baseball field. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $24 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 23 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Dexter Fowler Field at Hess Park in Decatur, Ill. in July 2017. This season marks the 16th year of Cardinals Care's innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball and softball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring, cultural arts, and scholarships for each of the nearly 3,000 kids who participate in the program each year. To learn more about all of Cardinals Care's programs visit cardinals.com/community. 

*Winter Warm-Up schedule-including all players, dates, & times-is subject to change.
 

St. Louis Cardinals

Cards announce deals with Wacha, Ozuna & Leone

Team avoids salary arbitration with all three players

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 11, 2019 - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreement on one-year contracts for the upcoming 2019 season with pitchers Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. 

Wacha, 27, was 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 15 starts during an injury-shortened 2018 season that saw his season come to an end on June 20 when he suffered a left oblique injury. Wacha was T2nd in the National League in wins and ranked 10th in ERA at the time of his injury. His .624 winning pct. (53-32) over the past six seasons (2013-18) ranks 10th among National League pitchers.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 11, 2019 - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreement on one-year contracts for the upcoming 2019 season with pitchers Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. 

Wacha, 27, was 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 15 starts during an injury-shortened 2018 season that saw his season come to an end on June 20 when he suffered a left oblique injury. Wacha was T2nd in the National League in wins and ranked 10th in ERA at the time of his injury. His .624 winning pct. (53-32) over the past six seasons (2013-18) ranks 10th among National League pitchers.

Ozuna, 28, batted .280 with 23 home runs and a team-leading 88 RBI in his initial season with the Cardinals, co-leading the team in hits (163), while leading all Major League left fielders in innings played (1,283.1). The "Big Bear" tied for the N.L. lead in go-ahead RBI (31) with the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, and after a stint on the disabled list from Aug. 22-31 due to right shoulder inflammation, he returned to rank among N.L. leaders in September HR's (7-T7th) and RBI (19-T8th). Ozuna's 212 RBI over the past two seasons (2017-18) rank 2nd in the Senior Circuit.

Leone, 27, appeared in just 29 games last season, missing nearly 100 games while on the disabled list (May 6 to August 25) with a right upper arm nerve irritation. He was 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 5 Holds last season and appeared in 14 of the team's final 32 games after returning from the disabled list, including scoreless outings in each of his last four appearances (1.2 IP).

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Cardinals now hiring 2019 game-day staff

Usher and event attendant positions open for applications

The St. Louis Cardinals are accepting applications for Usher and Event Attendant positions for the 2019 season. The team is looking for friendly, outgoing people who have a passion for providing exceptional guest service.

Ushers are responsible for greeting guests, screening them as they enter the ballpark and assisting them throughout the game, among other duties. Event Attendants are responsible for ensuring a clean atmosphere throughout the stadium.

Game-day staff enjoy benefits such as complimentary tickets, a reward and recognition program, select promotional items and discounted parking.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Visit cardinals.com/jobs for more information.

The St. Louis Cardinals are accepting applications for Usher and Event Attendant positions for the 2019 season. The team is looking for friendly, outgoing people who have a passion for providing exceptional guest service.

Ushers are responsible for greeting guests, screening them as they enter the ballpark and assisting them throughout the game, among other duties. Event Attendants are responsible for ensuring a clean atmosphere throughout the stadium.

Game-day staff enjoy benefits such as complimentary tickets, a reward and recognition program, select promotional items and discounted parking.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Visit cardinals.com/jobs for more information.

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2019 Cardinals Caravan to visit 20 cities over MLK holiday weekend

Six different caravans across six states headlined by Paul DeJong, Jack Flaherty, Jordan Hicks & more

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the schedule for the 2019 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance.

This year's caravan will traverse a total of six states, with stops located in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana. More than 30 current and former players will embark on the 20-city journey throughout Cardinal Nation from January 18-21.  

A combination of current players, future stars and Cardinals alumni will travel on each caravan emceed by a current team broadcaster. Current players scheduled to attend include Paul DeJong, Jack Flaherty, Harrison Bader, José Martínez, Jordan Hicks, John Brebbia and Yairo Muñoz. Top prospects Alex Reyes, Dakota Hudson, Andrew Knizner, Lane Thomas and Ryan Helsley are slated to appear along with Cardinals alumni Randy Flores, Kyle McClellan, Jason Motte, Ryan Franklin, Al Hrabosky, Kerry Robinson, Bernard Gilkey and Brad Thompson. Broadcasters Dan McLaughlin, John Rooney, Ricky Horton, Mike Claiborne, Polo Ascencio, Tom Ackerman and Chris Hrabe will serve as emcees. Fredbird will also make an appearance at several caravan stops.

As in previous years, the Cardinals will implement an autograph ticket system at each stop. The first 400 kids, ages 15 and under, through the door on the day of the event will receive a free autograph ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under.

Additionally, the Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance are teaming up to fight local hunger. Fans at select Caravan stops can bring a nonperishable food donation to help those in need through Feeding Missouri's fine partners. Donations will be collected at all seven Missouri stops and at the Quincy, Ill. and Dyersburg, Tenn. stops.

The full schedule for the 2019 Cardinals Caravan, including destinations, times and participating players, can be found below and at cardinals.com/caravan. 

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the schedule for the 2019 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance.

This year's caravan will traverse a total of six states, with stops located in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana. More than 30 current and former players will embark on the 20-city journey throughout Cardinal Nation from January 18-21.  

A combination of current players, future stars and Cardinals alumni will travel on each caravan emceed by a current team broadcaster. Current players scheduled to attend include Paul DeJong, Jack Flaherty, Harrison Bader, José Martínez, Jordan Hicks, John Brebbia and Yairo Muñoz. Top prospects Alex Reyes, Dakota Hudson, Andrew Knizner, Lane Thomas and Ryan Helsley are slated to appear along with Cardinals alumni Randy Flores, Kyle McClellan, Jason Motte, Ryan Franklin, Al Hrabosky, Kerry Robinson, Bernard Gilkey and Brad Thompson. Broadcasters Dan McLaughlin, John Rooney, Ricky Horton, Mike Claiborne, Polo Ascencio, Tom Ackerman and Chris Hrabe will serve as emcees. Fredbird will also make an appearance at several caravan stops.

As in previous years, the Cardinals will implement an autograph ticket system at each stop. The first 400 kids, ages 15 and under, through the door on the day of the event will receive a free autograph ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under.

Additionally, the Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance are teaming up to fight local hunger. Fans at select Caravan stops can bring a nonperishable food donation to help those in need through Feeding Missouri's fine partners. Donations will be collected at all seven Missouri stops and at the Quincy, Ill. and Dyersburg, Tenn. stops.

The full schedule for the 2019 Cardinals Caravan, including destinations, times and participating players, can be found below and at cardinals.com/caravan. 

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Cardinals announce baseball operations staff hires & promotions

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today a number of staff hires and promotions within the team's Baseball Operations group today, including the transition of José Oquendo from Major League Coach to Minor League Instructor and the promotion of Adam Olsen to Director of Medical Operations.

The team also announced the promotions of Thomas Knox to Assistant Director, Performance and Lance Thomason to Major League Strength Coach and that Joey Prebynski has been hired for the newly-created position of Major League Game Plan Coach.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today a number of staff hires and promotions within the team's Baseball Operations group today, including the transition of José Oquendo from Major League Coach to Minor League Instructor and the promotion of Adam Olsen to Director of Medical Operations.

The team also announced the promotions of Thomas Knox to Assistant Director, Performance and Lance Thomason to Major League Strength Coach and that Joey Prebynski has been hired for the newly-created position of Major League Game Plan Coach.

Additional Baseball Operations promotions include Brian Seyfert to Baseball Development, Senior Developer; Emily Wiebe to Baseball Development Analyst, Player Development & Performance; Javier Duran, Baseball Operations Analyst; and Elijah Tupuola and Craig Richmond from Minor League coaches to scouts. The team also announced the hiring of Chris Bourjos, Filiberto Fernandez and Jesus Perez as scouts.

Michael Whitty was promoted to Manager, Baseball Communications and Chris Tunno to Administrator, Baseball Information and Media Services.

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2019 Cardinals Spring Training single game tickets on sale Saturday

Cardinals to play 18 of 31 Spring Training games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Individual tickets for 2019 Cardinals Spring Training games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, will go on sale Saturday, January 5, beginning at 9 AM CT.

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium offers Reserved Box, Bleacher and Bullpen Club seating. The Corona Beach House (formerly known as the Bullpen Club) is Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium's newest addition featuring all-inclusive tickets with drink rail and four-top table seating. 
The team's 31-game Grapefruit League slate is set to begin on Saturday, February 23 and will conclude on Sunday, March 24. The Cardinals Spring Training schedule features 15 home dates and 16 road games, including three games as the "visiting" team against the Marlins, giving them 18 total games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

To purchase Spring Training single game tickets, or for more information about the schedule or Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, visit cardinals.com/springtraining or call 561-775-1818. 

Fans interested in Cardinals Spring Training vacation packages, which include great game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, rental car with unlimited mileage, an exclusive reception and dinner featuring a season preview with select Cardinals players and personnel, early game entry to watch batting practice and custom Cardinals Spring Training jersey, can visit cardinals.com/vacations or call 1-800-892-7687.
 

Individual tickets for 2019 Cardinals Spring Training games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, will go on sale Saturday, January 5, beginning at 9 AM CT.

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium offers Reserved Box, Bleacher and Bullpen Club seating. The Corona Beach House (formerly known as the Bullpen Club) is Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium's newest addition featuring all-inclusive tickets with drink rail and four-top table seating. 
The team's 31-game Grapefruit League slate is set to begin on Saturday, February 23 and will conclude on Sunday, March 24. The Cardinals Spring Training schedule features 15 home dates and 16 road games, including three games as the "visiting" team against the Marlins, giving them 18 total games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

To purchase Spring Training single game tickets, or for more information about the schedule or Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, visit cardinals.com/springtraining or call 561-775-1818. 

Fans interested in Cardinals Spring Training vacation packages, which include great game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, rental car with unlimited mileage, an exclusive reception and dinner featuring a season preview with select Cardinals players and personnel, early game entry to watch batting practice and custom Cardinals Spring Training jersey, can visit cardinals.com/vacations or call 1-800-892-7687.
 

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Cardinals agree to terms with free-agent All-Star reliever Andrew Miller

Veteran lefty to sign two-year deal with vesting option for 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with free-agent left-handed relief pitcher Andrew Miller on a two-year (2019-2020) deal with a vesting option for 2021. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"One of our stated goals this off-season was to improve our bullpen," said Cardinals' President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak. "Andrew Miller is one of the premier relievers in the Major League, and his addition certainly strengthens our bullpen."  

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with free-agent left-handed relief pitcher Andrew Miller on a two-year (2019-2020) deal with a vesting option for 2021. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"One of our stated goals this off-season was to improve our bullpen," said Cardinals' President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak. "Andrew Miller is one of the premier relievers in the Major League, and his addition certainly strengthens our bullpen."  

 A veteran of 13 seasons in the majors, Miller, 33, has stood among the games' top relievers over the past three seasons, enjoying All-Star campaigns in both 2016 and 2017. The 6-7, 205-pound Gainesville, Fla. native was a key member of the Cleveland Indians bullpen in 2016 when they advanced to the World Series, and he was voted the MVP of the American League Championship Series that year, striking out 14 batters in 7.2 innings.

Miller, whose major league career began in 2006 with Detroit, has compiled a 49-48 mark with a 3.98 ERA in 483 games pitched, striking out 853 batters in his 725.1 innings pitched. Miller has taken part in postseason play each of the past five seasons (2014-18) and has made 22 career appearances in the postseason, going 2-1 with a 1.09 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 33.0 innings of work.

Miller ranks among the Major League's top-10 in reliever ERA (2.00-4th), opponent average (.170-7th), strikeouts (263-T9th), strikeout/walk ratio (5.72-7th), Holds (63-7th) and WHIP (0.88-4th) over the past three seasons. He was 2-4 with a 4.24 ERA in 37 games pitched during an injury-shortened season for Cleveland in 2018, but did come back to pitch down the stretch and into the postseason.

Among the majors' left-handed relievers, Miller is ranked 3rd in strikeouts/9 IP (13.84) and 2nd in strikeout to walk ratio (5.72) since 2016.
The Cardinals have designated right-handed pitcher Ryan Meisinger for assignment to make room for Miller on the team's 40-man Major League roster.

The Cardinals plan to officially introduce Miller at the team's Winter Warm-up event in January.   

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Tyler O'Neill, Dakota Hudson named Cardinals Minor League Player & Pitcher of the Year for 2018

Both players made MLB debut this past season

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2018 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year selections Monday, honoring outfielder Tyler O'Neill and right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson for their accomplishments on the field. 

"We are pleased to recognize Tyler O'Neill and Dakota Hudson for their selection as the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year for 2018," said Mike Girsch, Cardinals Vice President & General Manager. "Both players were important pieces of the Cardinals' resurgent stretch run after the All-Star Break last season, and we look forward to their contributions in 2019."

"O'Neill and Hudson both made their Major League debuts in 2018, following outstanding seasons for Memphis," said Gary LaRocque, Cardinals Director of Player Development. "We are thrilled to honor these exceptional players as our 2018 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year." 

O'Neill, 23, slashed .311/.385/.693 with 26 home runs and 63 RBI in 64 games for Memphis (AAA), ranking second in the Cardinals organization in home runs and eighth in RBI. The right-handed hitter, who posted six multi-home run efforts, including a season-high three blasts vs. Colorado Springs on July 22, was recalled by St. Louis on five different occasions during the course of the season. At the time of his final recall on July 31, O'Neill's home run total led the Pacific Coast League and were the second-most hit across all of Minor League Baseball. The Canada native made 57 starts across all three outfield positions and threw out six runners, second-most on the Redbirds. 

At the conclusion of the season, O'Neill was named to the PCL Post-Season All-Star team and recognized by Baseball America as a Triple-A All-Star, Second Team Minor League All-Star, and the PCL's No. 5 overall prospect and "Best Power Hitter" in their Best Tools Survey. 
O'Neill, who made his Major League debut at Wrigley Field on April 19, appeared in 61 games (27 starts) across all three St. Louis outfield positions, 42 of which came after the All-Star Break when he led the Cardinals with a .523 slugging percentage. Overall, the Canadian outfielder led National League rookies with a 14.4 home run/at-bat ratio (min. 100 at-bats) and finished 10th with nine home runs, which is the 9th-highest total in Cardinals history for a player in his first 61 career games played. His final home run of the season (and 35th between Memphis and St. Louis) marked his first career walk-off and extra-inning blast, a uniform-shredding 10th inning dinger off San Francisco's Mark Melancon on September 22.

Hudson, 24, was 13-3 in the 2.50 ERA (111.2 IP) in 19 starts for Memphis (AAA) before having his contract purchased on July 27 and making his Major League debut the following day vs. Chicago (NL). His 13 wins led all of Minor League Baseball at the time of his promotion and finished tied for second in the Memphis record books for a single season.

Hudson's accolades included being named the PCL Pitcher of the Year, a PCL Mid-Season All-Star, and the league's Post-Season All-Star at right-handed starting pitcher. Baseball America selected him as one of six pitchers (five starters) on the Triple-A All Star team and recognized him as the PCL's No. 13 overall prospect and "Best Pitching Prospect" in their Best Tools Survey. He also appeared in the Major League Baseball's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Washington D.C. for the USA Team.

Hudson pitched out of the St. Louis bullpen, making 26 relief appearances and posting a 4-1 record with a 2.63 ERA. The Cardinals won the first 12 games Hudson appeared in, and his four wins in those 12 games were one shy of the club record. Seven of his 11 Holds came in the month of August, matching the Major League lead that month.

Total between St. Louis and Memphis, Hudson pitched 139.0 innings, totaled 17 wins and struck out 106 batters. He allowed just one home run and his 1.88 ground out/fly out ratio ranked 2nd among Triple-A pitchers.

O'Neill was acquired by the Cardinals from Seattle in exchange for left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales (July 21, 2017), while Hudson was the Cardinals Supplemental first round draft pick (34th overall) in the June, 2016 First Year Player draft out of Mississippi State University. Both players will be presented with their awards at the 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Association of America Awards Dinner on Sunday, January 20, 2019. 

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2018 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year selections Monday, honoring outfielder Tyler O'Neill and right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson for their accomplishments on the field. 

"We are pleased to recognize Tyler O'Neill and Dakota Hudson for their selection as the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year for 2018," said Mike Girsch, Cardinals Vice President & General Manager. "Both players were important pieces of the Cardinals' resurgent stretch run after the All-Star Break last season, and we look forward to their contributions in 2019."

"O'Neill and Hudson both made their Major League debuts in 2018, following outstanding seasons for Memphis," said Gary LaRocque, Cardinals Director of Player Development. "We are thrilled to honor these exceptional players as our 2018 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year." 

O'Neill, 23, slashed .311/.385/.693 with 26 home runs and 63 RBI in 64 games for Memphis (AAA), ranking second in the Cardinals organization in home runs and eighth in RBI. The right-handed hitter, who posted six multi-home run efforts, including a season-high three blasts vs. Colorado Springs on July 22, was recalled by St. Louis on five different occasions during the course of the season. At the time of his final recall on July 31, O'Neill's home run total led the Pacific Coast League and were the second-most hit across all of Minor League Baseball. The Canada native made 57 starts across all three outfield positions and threw out six runners, second-most on the Redbirds. 

At the conclusion of the season, O'Neill was named to the PCL Post-Season All-Star team and recognized by Baseball America as a Triple-A All-Star, Second Team Minor League All-Star, and the PCL's No. 5 overall prospect and "Best Power Hitter" in their Best Tools Survey. 
O'Neill, who made his Major League debut at Wrigley Field on April 19, appeared in 61 games (27 starts) across all three St. Louis outfield positions, 42 of which came after the All-Star Break when he led the Cardinals with a .523 slugging percentage. Overall, the Canadian outfielder led National League rookies with a 14.4 home run/at-bat ratio (min. 100 at-bats) and finished 10th with nine home runs, which is the 9th-highest total in Cardinals history for a player in his first 61 career games played. His final home run of the season (and 35th between Memphis and St. Louis) marked his first career walk-off and extra-inning blast, a uniform-shredding 10th inning dinger off San Francisco's Mark Melancon on September 22.

Hudson, 24, was 13-3 in the 2.50 ERA (111.2 IP) in 19 starts for Memphis (AAA) before having his contract purchased on July 27 and making his Major League debut the following day vs. Chicago (NL). His 13 wins led all of Minor League Baseball at the time of his promotion and finished tied for second in the Memphis record books for a single season.

Hudson's accolades included being named the PCL Pitcher of the Year, a PCL Mid-Season All-Star, and the league's Post-Season All-Star at right-handed starting pitcher. Baseball America selected him as one of six pitchers (five starters) on the Triple-A All Star team and recognized him as the PCL's No. 13 overall prospect and "Best Pitching Prospect" in their Best Tools Survey. He also appeared in the Major League Baseball's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Washington D.C. for the USA Team.

Hudson pitched out of the St. Louis bullpen, making 26 relief appearances and posting a 4-1 record with a 2.63 ERA. The Cardinals won the first 12 games Hudson appeared in, and his four wins in those 12 games were one shy of the club record. Seven of his 11 Holds came in the month of August, matching the Major League lead that month.

Total between St. Louis and Memphis, Hudson pitched 139.0 innings, totaled 17 wins and struck out 106 batters. He allowed just one home run and his 1.88 ground out/fly out ratio ranked 2nd among Triple-A pitchers.

O'Neill was acquired by the Cardinals from Seattle in exchange for left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales (July 21, 2017), while Hudson was the Cardinals Supplemental first round draft pick (34th overall) in the June, 2016 First Year Player draft out of Mississippi State University. Both players will be presented with their awards at the 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Association of America Awards Dinner on Sunday, January 20, 2019. 

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Cardinals Museum to Debut Exhibit Featuring the Evolution of Equipment

Exhibit Opens December 14 and Runs Through 2019 Baseball Season

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will open its new special exhibit entitled "Pain, Protection and Performance: The Evolution of Baseball Equipment presented by Rawlings" on Friday, December 14. The exhibit, which replaces last year's special exhibition "Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific," examines the role of equipment in the National Pastime and shows how various pieces of gear have changed since the birth of the sport in the 1800s. 

"This special exhibit includes some fantastic and peculiar items from our collection, in addition to several important pieces on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and other collectors," said Paula Homan, Cardinals Museum Curator. "It's really remarkable to see how far the equipment has progressed as players seek to improve their performance and safety."

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will open its new special exhibit entitled "Pain, Protection and Performance: The Evolution of Baseball Equipment presented by Rawlings" on Friday, December 14. The exhibit, which replaces last year's special exhibition "Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific," examines the role of equipment in the National Pastime and shows how various pieces of gear have changed since the birth of the sport in the 1800s. 

"This special exhibit includes some fantastic and peculiar items from our collection, in addition to several important pieces on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and other collectors," said Paula Homan, Cardinals Museum Curator. "It's really remarkable to see how far the equipment has progressed as players seek to improve their performance and safety."

"Pain, Protection and Performance" features over 100 artifacts relating to the history of baseball equipment, including an original fingerless glove from 1883; Stan Musial's trapper-style mitt that helped him easily transition between first base and the outfield during the late 1940s; one of the original fiberglass prototype batting helmets that inspired Branch Rickey to introduce them for major league use in the 1950s; the cupped-end bat Lou Brock used to notch his 3,000th career hit; and the cleats that Fernando Tatis wore when he hit a MLB record two grand slams in one inning.

The exhibit also includes a display of authentic Rawlings Gold Glove® and Platinum Glove® Awards along with an interactive kiosk where guests can create and order their very own custom Rawlings glove. Guests can enjoy in-depth features on players and gear through the use of augmented reality via the MLB Ballpark App along with a unique spinning tile interactive that highlights key points throughout the experience. 

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the offseason. The special exhibit will be open to the public through the conclusion of the 2019 baseball season and is included with admission to the museum. To purchase Cardinals Museum tickets or learn more about museum membership, visit cardinals.com/museum.

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Tickets for Star Wars Night at Busch Stadium on sale Friday

ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 13, 2018 - The St. Louis Cardinals have announced details for the seventh annual Star Wars Night to be held at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, June 5.

Fans who purchase a special Star Wars Night theme ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed Cardinals mesh pullover jersey featuring the traditional Cardinal birds perched atop a lightsaber. A portion of each special ticket sold will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 13, 2018 - The St. Louis Cardinals have announced details for the seventh annual Star Wars Night to be held at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, June 5.

Fans who purchase a special Star Wars Night theme ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed Cardinals mesh pullover jersey featuring the traditional Cardinal birds perched atop a lightsaber. A portion of each special ticket sold will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer.

During the 7:15 p.m. matchup against the Cincinnati Reds, Busch Stadium will be transformed with the sights and sounds from the movies including special scoreboard graphics and music. Prior to the game, fans in attendance will have the opportunity to take their photo with costumed characters situated throughout the ballpark.

Theme tickets for Star Wars Night are available for a variety of prices and go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM CT at cardinals.com/starwars. Fans must purchase the special theme ticket in order to receive the exclusive jersey.

Star Wars Night is just one of the many unique personalized Theme Ticket promotions planned for the 2019 season. A full schedule of theme events will be released in January.

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Tickets for Star Wars Night at Busch Stadium On Sale Tomorrow

Popular Theme Night Scheduled for June 5; Includes Exclusive Star Wars-Themed Cardinals Jersey

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced details for the seventh annual Star Wars Night to be held at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, June 5.

Fans who purchase a special Star Wars Night theme ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed Cardinals mesh pullover jersey featuring the traditional Cardinal birds perched atop a lightsaber. A portion of each special ticket sold will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer. 

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced details for the seventh annual Star Wars Night to be held at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, June 5.

Fans who purchase a special Star Wars Night theme ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed Cardinals mesh pullover jersey featuring the traditional Cardinal birds perched atop a lightsaber. A portion of each special ticket sold will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer. 

During the 7:15 p.m. matchup against the Cincinnati Reds, Busch Stadium will be transformed with the sights and sounds from the movies including special scoreboard graphics and music. Prior to the game, fans in attendance will have the opportunity to take their photo with costumed characters situated throughout the ballpark.

Theme tickets for Star Wars Night are available for a variety of prices and go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM CT at cardinals.com/starwars. Fans must purchase the special theme ticket in order to receive the exclusive jersey. 

Star Wars Night is just one of the many unique personalized Theme Ticket promotions planned for the 2019 season. A full schedule of theme events will be released in January.

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Cardinals congratulate Lee Smith on Hall of Fame selection

Former Redbirds reliever voted in on Today's Game Era ballot

The St. Louis Cardinals congratulate former Redbirds relief pitcher Lee Smith who earned selection yesterday to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Smith, who was a unanimous selection, joined Harold Baines in receiving the necessary 75 percent of all ballots cast from the Today's Game Era voting committee.

"During his 18-year career, Lee Smith enjoyed some of his best seasons while playing for the Cardinals," stated Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr.  "On behalf of the entire St. Louis Cardinals organization, I am pleased to congratulate Lee on his well-deserved selection to the Hall of Fame."

The St. Louis Cardinals congratulate former Redbirds relief pitcher Lee Smith who earned selection yesterday to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Smith, who was a unanimous selection, joined Harold Baines in receiving the necessary 75 percent of all ballots cast from the Today's Game Era voting committee.

"During his 18-year career, Lee Smith enjoyed some of his best seasons while playing for the Cardinals," stated Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr.  "On behalf of the entire St. Louis Cardinals organization, I am pleased to congratulate Lee on his well-deserved selection to the Hall of Fame."

Smith, who pitched for the Cardinals over parts of four seasons from 1990-1993, compiled 160 of his 478 career saves with St. Louis and twice (career-high 47 saves in 1991, 43 in 1992) led the National League in saves during his time with the Cardinals. Smith's 160 saves with St. Louis currently rank 2nd to Jason Isringhausen (217) on the team's all-time saves list.

Smith earned three All-Star selections (1991-93) while with St. Louis, and is the only Cardinal to have posted three seasons with 40 or more rescues. Smith finished second in National League Cy Young award voting in 1991to the Braves Tom Glavine, closing out more than half of the Cardinals 84 wins that season.

A Louisiana native, Smith finished his Cardinals career with a 15-20 mark and 2.90 ERA in 245 games (266.2 innings pitched) and he saved 47 percent of the Cardinals 340 games won during his time with St. Louis.

Smith will become the 49th person with ties to the St. Louis Cardinals organization to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame during its induction ceremony to be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 in Cooperstown, NY.

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