Jordan Walden RP STL 7 days ago

Walden took the loss in Friday's game against the Reds, giving up a run on two walks in an inning pitched.

Walden got in trouble when he walked Billy Hamilton, followed by an intentional walk to Joey Votto. Hamilton took third on a wild pitch before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Todd Frazier. It was Walden's first action since pitching a scoreless inning on Sunday.

Jordan Walden RP STL 2 months ago

Walden may get the first shot at closing for the Cardinals should Trevor Rosenthal be taken out of the role for some reason, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Matheny has suggested that Walden could be used in the ninth inning, a good indication that with a strong spring Walden will likely be the top setup man for the Cardinals, racking up holds and the occasional save this season. Walden sports a career 3.10 ERA and 10.8 K/9. He could be one of the more valuable non-closing relievers in 2015.

Jordan Walden RP STL 4 months ago

Walden agreed to a two-year deal with the Cardinals on Tuesday

Walden's deal will keep him under contract through the 2016 season with a club option for 2017. He was added to the Cardinals' bullpen as part of a deal that also sent Jason Heyward to the Cardinals and Shelby Miller to the Braves. The 27-year-old reliever could be a candidate for a spot in the back end of the Cardinals' bullpen over the next couple of seasons.

Jordan Walden RP STL 5 months ago

Walden was traded to the Cardinals on Monday.

Walden had his best full season in the majors last year, posting a 2.88 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 62 strikeouts over 50 innings. He could find himself in the back end of the Cardinals bullpen in 2015 as well.

Jordan Walden RP STL 10 months ago

Jordan Walden picked up his third save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

It was just a day of rest for Craig Kimbrel, who had pitched in three consecutive ballgames. Walden had no issues, retiring the Mets in 1-2-3 fashion with two strikeouts. The right-hander has been a solid contributor out of the 'pen for the Braves, now carrying a 2.70 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and a 33/12 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings.

Jordan Walden RP STL 10 months ago

Braves activated RHP Jordan Walden from the 15-day disabled list.

Walden wound up missing a little over a month with a strained left hamstring. The right-handed setup man will be available out of the Braves' bullpen Tuesday night.

Jordan Walden RP STL 10 months ago

Jordan Walden (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Walden, out since early May with a strained left hamstring, threw a scoreless rehab inning Sunday with Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, but Alex Wood could be sent to the minors to be stretched out as a starter.

Jordan Walden RP STL 10 months ago

Jordan Walden (hamstring) threw a scoreless rehab inning Sunday at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Walden struck out two of the four batters he faced. "I felt good out there, hamstring felt good," the right-hander said after his outing. "I didn't have any issues with it again, so that was a positive." He is expected to rejoin the Braves on Tuesday in Colorado.

Jordan Walden RP STL 10 months ago

Jordan Walden's (hamstring) scheduled rehab appearance on Saturday has been pushed to Sunday.

There's no problems, the Braves just wanted to give the right-hander an extra day. With the move, Walden will now likely rejoin the club in Colorado on Tuesday instead of Monday as originally hoped. Either way, he's close to a return.

Jordan Walden RP STL 10 months ago

Jordan Walden (hamstring) will make his second minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, and if all goes well he'll rejoin the Braves bullpen on Monday in Colorado.

Walden has been sidelined for nearly a month with the hamstring issue, as the Braves have taken things slowly and cautiously in his recovery process. He posted a 2.92 ERA and fanned 19 in his first 12 1/3 innings before going on the shelf.