Cards manager no longer interim...David Wright trying to work back...A day later, Lions cut Ayers
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have removed the interim tag from Mike Shildt’s title, promoting him to manager after he led the team into postseason contention since taking over for the fired Mike Matheny. Shildt has guided the Cardinals to a 26-12 record since July 15 and they now hold the top spot in the National League wild card standings. The Cardinals were just one game over .500 when Matheny was fired.
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright is moving up to Triple-A to continue his rehab assignment, but the New York Mets say it’s unlikely the third baseman will play in the majors this season. He’s trying to make a comeback from back and shoulder injuries and hasn’t appeared in a big league game since May 2016.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There’s no word on who will be at quarterback when the Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles open the new season Sept. 6 against the Atlanta Falcons. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says has indicated he will make a decision Friday but probably won’t reveal whether Carson Wentz or Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start until 90 minutes before the game. Wentz has been recovering from surgery last December to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee. He is practicing, but hasn’t been medically cleared for contact. Foles has struggled in two preseason games.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Robert Ayers’ stint with the Detroit Lions was a short one. The Lions announced they had released the veteran defensive end just a little more than a day after the team said it had signed him. Ayers made 10 starts in each of the past two seasons with Tampa Bay.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur is leaving the St. Louis Blues after spending the past three years as assistant general manager. The team says Brodeur is departing to pursue other opportunities. The NHL’s all-time leader in goaltending wins has connections to two Eastern Conference teams: the New Jersey Devils, where he won three Stanley Cup championships, and the New York Islanders, who have longtime Devils GM Lou Lamoriello in charge of hockey operations.