Friday, June 9, 2017

Cardinals Designate Jhonny Peralta For An Assignment & Activate Kolten Wong From The Disabled List; Mike Shildt Takes Over For Chris Maloney, Who Was Reassigned; Mark Budaska Takes Over For Bill Mueller, Who Is On LOA; Pop Warner Joined Major League Staff

In a wide-ranging news conference on Friday expressing disappointment in the Cardinals' first two-plus months of the season, general manager John Mozeliak announced a slew of significant changes, headlined by designating Jhonny Peralta for assignment to free a roster spot to activate Kolten Wong from the 10-day disabled list.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals made several coaching changes to reassess and rethink manager Mike Matheny's staff in the wake of a disappointing start to the season.
Cardinal Beat

The Cardinals shuffled some deck chairs Friday.

The Cardinals have announced that Jhonny Peralta will be designated for assignment. Kolten Wong will be activated to replace him. Senior Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak says this is not what we had hoped for.

The Cardinals have designated Jhonny Peralta for assignment Friday, essentially releasing the 35-year-old infielder.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak strode into the media room at Busch Stadium Friday with grim purpose. There was no table, no water bottles, no Gatorade. Just one lectern, one mic.

St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak began his afternoon press conference with a statement acknowledging his team’s struggles.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Cardinals’ general manager John Mozeliak sent a couple of significant messages on Friday with a series of staff changes, most notably the reassignment of third base coach Chris Maloney to another role in the organization.
STL Baseball Weekly

With insufficient production and no obvious path for more playing time, Jhonny Peralta saw his tenure with the Cardinals come to an abrupt end on Friday when the organization designated the veteran infielder for assignment as part of a series of player and staff moves.
St. Louis Official Site

Concerned about the team's current trajectory and dissatisfied by the play that has the Cardinals off to their worst start since 2007, John Mozeliak, for the first time in his tenure as general manager, chose to shake up the coaching staff midseason.
St. Louis Official Site

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