Cards shuffle management
The St. Louis Cardinals promoted General Manager John Mozeliak to president of baseball operations and Michael Girsch to GM on Friday. Both received contracts through 2020. Mozeliak has served as the team’s general manager since October 2007. “Over the past 10 years, baseball operations have become more complex and
demanding,” Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. said. “Giving Girsch more day-to-day responsibility will enable Mo (Mozeliak) to focus on strategic initiatives and long-range planning.” The Cardinals entered their three-game home series Friday against the Washington Nationals four games under .500, yet just 3½ games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central.