(AP Photo)QUESTION: What do you think of the Dodgers/Betts contract (12 years, $365 million)? It's common during the dog days of summer for a team short of starting pitchers to call up a hot minor leaguer to make his major league debut, but the Poncedeleon was pitching for Triple-A Memphis in May of last year when a line drive struck him in the right temple and put his career -- and life -- in jeopardy.

A six-man rotation could have helped keep all 6 on starter's sched. Team Date Transaction; September 1, 2019: St. Louis Cardinals recalled RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon from Memphis Redbirds. If he can raise his game and give Goldy some pitches to hit in the process, we should be OK. His start is promising.Follow-up: Love the way Shildt has crafted the bottom of the lineup.

Even if something should happen you might be able to survive in this game. "I didn't believe it. "John Mozeliak, the Cardinals' president of baseball operations, is pleased with the happy ending to Poncedeleon's story. "That's long gone for me," he said. Perhaps more concerning, is how does a lineup with Molina, Fowler, O’Neill and Bader (Nos. His preference would be to find an option that’s already cleared through MLB testing protocols. (both health-wise and effectiveness)?

Photo by Chris Kohley, MINNEAPOLIS — Less than a week after the Cardinals borrowed from their starters to address the ninth inning, they were reluctant to reverse the decision now that the rotation has a question.The injury that ended his spring training has interrupted Miles Mikolas’ summer and ended his season on the eve of his first start. He's worked extremely hard to get back to where he is, and given some of the ups and downs of our bullpen, it was a unique opportunity for us to give him this chance, so hopefully he makes the most of it and hopefully also helps our bullpen.

Cardinals will start Daniel Ponce de Leon on Wednesday ... de Leon will make the mound for the Cardinals after Miles Mikolas was diagnosed with a season-ending flexor tendon injury.

Shildt stressed that Ponce de Leon “has more than earned the opportunity,” and he mentioned the righthander’s previous success as spot starter for the Cardinals.

For convenience, my parents put it all one word.

"I'm ready to go. And Ponce is built up and ready to take that responsibility to go.

Please give your assessment of each of those moves.Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hits his third homer of the game on March 29, 2019 at Milwaukee.

Smart that Maddux and Shildt stuck with him, though, so as not to hurt his confidence.Follow-up: Should the need arise, is KK able to move back into the rotation?
(Post-Dispatch photo by Christian Gooden)QUESTION: What do you think of the new playoff format? The former 2014 draft selection (ninth round, 285th player overall) was the recipient of the Bob Badman "Physical Comeback Award" from the St. Louis Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America at their January awards dinner. Ponce de Leon pitched an inning Saturday, and the Cardinals conceded Tuesday that they used him knowing Mikolas might not make his start. But it was a source of conversation — a “hot topic,” the executive said — on the Cardinals’ first flight of the season.They spoke about it through masks, or behind face shields.“The last 24 hours opened up a lot of eyes,” Mozeliak said.

Mikolas' season-ending injury throws question into Cardinals rotation; Ponce de Leon makes spot start

Daniel Ponce de Leon is expected to take Mikolas' place in the rotation for the time being, according to Saxon.. The Cardinals also called up pitcher Jacob Woodford. Hard to say. My wife [Jennifer] was waiting outside the door, and the first person I called was my dad [Ramon Poncedeleon]. According to Templeton, Whitey told him to not run hard the day of the Ladies' Day incident in 1981. Will he move between RF and CF?