Peter Bourjos
Jon Jay expected to be Cardinals' starting CF in 2015
Peter Bourjos, CF, STL
3:48 PM
News: Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay was bumped from the starting job in center field last spring when the team acquired Peter Bourjos in a trade from the Angels. However, as the season progressed, Jay worked his way back into being the regular center fielder and is on track to keep the job heading into 2015.

"Center field (for 2015) right now is Jon Jay’s, based on how he played," general manager John Mozeliak said at a news conference Monday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I think he played a much better center field than he did a year ago.

“Peter Bourjos is someone we have under control and certainly envision him being a part of this club. How we create more playing time for him is something we strategize over this offseason. But, clearly, Jay’s performance and how he played the second half frankly is altering how we look at him moving forward."

Mozeliak added Jay will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist Wednesday. He is expected to need 6-8 weeks of recovery, but he will be ready for spring training.

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Michael Morse
Michael Morse to DH in World Series
Michael Morse, LF, SF
10/20/2014
News: Giants outfielder Michael Morse will serve as the team's designated hitter in the World Series games in Kansas City, manager Bruce Bochy told the San Jose Mercury News. Morse batted .279 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games.

He missed the NLDS with an oblique injury, but hit a tying homer in Game 5 of the NLCS.

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Oscar Taveras
Cardinals' Oscar Taveras put on weight following surgery
Oscar Taveras, RF, STL
10/14/2014
News: Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras put on weight following last August's ankle surgery, according to MLB.com.

"I’m a little heavy; I’ve gained a few pounds," Taveras said. "But I’m working on that, and physically I feel good." There's some speculation that Taveras came into the year about 20 pounds heavier than normal. Taveras has stressed that he won't make the same mistake twice. "When this [season] is over, I’m really going to prepare myself," he said. "I’m going to come back [to St. Louis] less heavy and ready for next year."

Taveras has also expressed a desire to play winter ball, but general manager John Mozeliak said he would prefer Taveras to undergo a training regimen in the United States. 

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Hunter Pence
Giants' Hunter Pence drives in one
Hunter Pence, RF, SF
10/14/2014
News: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence drove in a run Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Pence struck in the first inning. With two men on, Pence doubled to right, driving in a run. He would later come around to score during the inning. Pence finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 

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Randal Grichuk
Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk homers in Game 3 NLCS loss
Randal Grichuk, CF, STL
10/14/2014
News: Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Giants in Game 3 of the NLCS, which put the Cardinals behind in the series 2-1.

Grichuk put the finishing touches on a Cardinals rally after the Giants jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead by slugging a solo home run to left field in the seventh inning. It's his second home run of the postseason, but the rookie is just 5 for 27 in seven postseason games.

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Roger Bernadina
Roger Bernadina elects free agency
Roger Bernadina, LF, LAD
10/14/2014
News: The Dodgers attempted to send Roger Bernadina outright to the minors, but he has elected to become a free agent, the team announced. Bernadinah it .167/.304/.258 in 66 at-bats between the Dodgers and Reds this season.
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Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun takes batting practice Monday
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL
10/13/2014
News: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun took batting practice Sunday and felt "pretty good," MLB.com reports. It's Braun's first action since undergoing a cryotherapy procedure on his injured thumb.
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Nolan Reimold
OF Nolan Reimold set to become free agent
Nolan Reimold, RF, ARI
10/11/2014
News: Veteran outfielder Nolan Reimold has elected to test free agency rather than accept a minor league assignment for the Diamondbacks.

Reimold, who also played for Toronto this season, managed a respectable .232/.282/.425 stat line with three homers and 13 RBI.

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Tony Gwynn
OF Tony Gwynn leaving Phillies for free agency
Tony Gwynn, CF, PHI
10/10/2014
News: Veteran outfielder Tony Gwynn has elected free agency over a minor league assignment from the Phillies.

The 32-year-old Gwynn is coming off a miserable season in which he compiled a .152/.264/.190 stat line.

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Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan Zimmerman 'hurt enough not to play' during NLDS
Ryan Zimmerman, LF, WAS
10/9/2014
News: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman said his right hamstring wasn't strong enough for him to be a starter or even make an impact during the NLDS against the Giants, according to The Washington Post. Zimmerman went 1 for 4 (.250) with no RBI in four games against the Giants.

"Hurt enough not to play," Zimmerman said. "I think if it was good enough, I would have played. We would have maybe found a place to put me. This team was one of the best teams in the month of September. It’s hard to mess with something like that. We just didn’t get enough hits to win. That’s what got us."

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