The St. Louis Cardinals today announced the signing of shortstop Oscar Mercado, the team's 2nd round selection (57th player overall) in the 2013 June First-Year player draft. The Cardinals also reached agreement with five other draftees and a non-drafted free-agent.
Following a nine-game road trip to Cincinnati, New York and Miami (5-4), the Cardinals return to St. Louis to take on division rivals, the Chicago Cubs, and the 2011 American League Champion Texas Rangers in their first rematch with the Cardinals since Game 7 of the 2011 World Series. The eight-game homestand is highlighted by Pooches in the Ballpark, the Cardinal Wives baseball grab bag fundraiser, 1926 Championship Beer Stein Night, and Replica 2011 World Series Game 7 Ticket Night.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 8, 2013 - The Major League Baseball 2013 First-Year Player Draft was completed this afternoon with the St. Louis Cardinals selecting 41 total players in the 40-round draft. Among the Cardinals selections today were 15 pitchers, six outfielders, three catchers and six infielders (22 pitchers, 11 infielders, 5 outfielders and 3 catchers total). Of the 41 draft picks, 30 were collegians and 11 were high school picks.
The St. Louis Cardinals debuted a new website for Cardinals Authentics (cardinals.com/authentics) that makes more of the store's unique collection directly available to fans - including, for the first time, the ability for fans to order custom engraved Louisville Slugger bats.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Maikel Cleto from Memphis (AAA). Right-handed reliever Victor Marte was optioned to Memphis following last night's 14-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for May by honoring infielder Kolten Wong and left-handed relief pitcher Kevin Siegrist for their accomplishments on the field.
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