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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||310.00||11.00||.235||28.00||30.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Back - 15-day DL. Out until at least early May|
|vs Cincinnati||6||1||1|| .167|| .667|| .167|
|vs Fiers (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||7||2||1|| .286|| .857|| .286|
|12/26/2014||Carlos Martinez, SP STL|
Randal Grichuk, RF STL
|Gregor Blanco, RF SF|
Tony Watson, RP PIT
|12/22/2014||Jose Fernandez, SP MIA||Austin Meadows, CF PIT|
Randal Grichuk, RF STL
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|12/17/2014||Wily Peralta, SP MIL|
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
|Randal Grichuk, RF STL|
Brett Anderson, SP LAD
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals place Randal Grichuck on DL with lower back strain
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) The Cardinals have placed outfielder Randal Grichuck on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain, reports MLB.com. The team will also call up Dean Anna to fill in the roster spot. Grichuck picked up the injury during a work out Friday doing squats and has been unavailable since.
"We're going to have to change the workout from here on out," Grichuk acknowledged. "It wasn't a lot of weight. That's what was the surprising part of it. I was doing two warmup sets, and on the second set, about the fourth rep, I went down, got all the way down and came up about 2-3 inches and I kind of felt it lock out, tighten up, whatever you want to call it. I knew something had happened then."
Grichuck is hitting .200 with one home run and two RBI in 10 at-bats this season.
Randal Grichuk homers in Cardinals' loss
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/10/15) Randal Grichuk hit a two-run home run in the second inning as the Cardinals led early but faltered, losing to the Reds, 5-4.
Grichuk hit a 1-1 pitch to left center, giving the Cards a short-lived lead.
'I gave up the home run to the No 8 batter there, and I felt like I wasn't doing my job,'' Reds starter Jason Marquis said.
Cardinals GM going to be patient with Grichuk in reserve role
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/6/15) The Cardinals opted to keep outfield prospect Randal Grichuk on the Opening Day roster instead of send him to the minors, despite the fact he doesn't have a starting role.
"I'm going to be patient with that," general manager John Mozeliak said, per MLB.com. "There's going to be a time when we look at that and make sure that we're not dwarfing his development because of lack of playing time. But I think the first thing we have to do is just let the season get going and see ultimately how he's being used."
A part of the reason the Cardinals kept Grichuk on the roster is he can play all three outfield positions. Grichuk was used in a similar bench role last season, but he admits he is better prepared to handle the job this time around.
"I learned that it's very tough," Grichuk said. "That's the first time I've ever been in that role, so I wasn't used to it and didn't know what to expect. I realized that you have to get your work in and prepare like you're starting every day. You have to be mentally focused on the game, watching the game, watching at-bats so when you're called in the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, you're ready."
Cardinals award Randal Grichuk, Pete Kozma final two bench spots
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/31/15) The Cardinals informed outfielder Randal Grichuk and Pete Kozma that they have earned the final two spots on St. Louis' bench, per MLB.com.
Grichuk is hitting .256/.373/.558 with four homers and 10 RBI over 43 at-bats this spring. Kozma .429/.432/.429 with five RBI over 42 at-bats in Grapefruit League play.
"We'll find out [Grichuk's potential]," manager Mike Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post Dispatch. "I think that's how we'll go about it. I see him just as a very valuable weapon offensively, defensively, and on the bases. Just another right-handed bat to give us those options. We're going to try to give him as much work as we possibly can. Just watching what he's done this spring couldn't imagine leaving Florida without him on our club."
Cardinals' Randal Grichuk blasts fourth homer of spring
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(3/22/15) Trying to earn a spot on the Cardinals' Opening Day roster, Randal Grichuk continues to make his case through power hitting. After blasting a long home run in Sunday's loss to the Orioles, Grichuk now leads the team with four homers.
The outfielder hit .245 with three homers in 47 games with the Cardinals last season, but blasted 25 dingers with Triple-A Memphis. His spring performance certainly has opened some eyes among the Cardinals' staff, according to MLB.com.
"We're not denying that he looks better than he had in the past," manager Mike Matheny said. "That's always a good place for him to be."
|2014 summary: Playing in mostly hitter-friendly environments, Randal Grichuk has put up some impressive power numbers the last three years, including a career-high 25 homers at Triple-A Memphis last year. He hit three more at the major-league level, but his shortcomings were just as evident. He delivered a .245 batting average and .678 OPS in 110 at-bats.|
Playing time status: With poor plate discipline and little potential for batting average -- a .259 mark over a full season in the Pacific Coast League doesn't inspire much confidence -- Grichuk may never be more than a reserve in the big leagues, but capable center fielders with pop don't come along every day. Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos are both safer bets to make the roster, but Grichuk will be part of that mix if he also makes the cut.
2015 outlook: Though he's had the "prospect" label attached to him at times, Grichuk's best traits in the minors were all inflated by environment, and his position in the Cardinals' outfield pecking order gives a pretty good indication of what they think of him. You could stash him in a deeper NL-only league just in case he plays more than expected in center field, but even if he does, you should expect only modest numbers.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/15||CIN||8:05 pm||Mike Leake|
|4/21/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|4/22/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|4/23/15||@ WAS||4:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|4/24/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Matt Garza|
|4/25/15||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|4/26/15||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Mike Fiers|