Cardinals Rumors & News

  • 7h
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #cardinals slow down Garcia, had setback. Gonzales will start Sunday, per Matheny.

  • Top Cuban Alvarez drawing interest: Dodgers, Nats, Jays, Cards and more "Top young Cuban righthander Yadier Alvarez is drawing interest from many major-league teams, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Blue Jays, Rangers, Phillies, Cardinals, Twins and Giants. Alvarez, who consistently registers 94-97 mph and recently hit 99, has petitioned MLB to be made eligible to..." March 28

  • 9h
    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Mentioned earlier that #Cardinals were making LHP Sam Freeman available. Just traded him to #Rangers for a player to be named later or cash

  • Cardinals add “OT” patch for Oscar Taveras

    Hardball Talk "There’s been some controversy about this, but the Cardinals will go ahead with their plan … Oscar Taveras died last October when he crashed his sports car into a tree while driving drunk in the Dominican Republic. His 18-year-old girlfriend Edilia Arvelo was also killed. If Taveras had..." March 26

  • 11d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Adam Wainwright will start Saturday in Grapefruit game #cardinals His first spring start #STLCards

  • Cardinals' Wainwright to make spring debut Saturday

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals are getting their ace back. Adam Wainwright will take the mound for the first time this spring on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves. The right-hander had been sidelined following minor offseason elbow surgery and an abdominal strain suffered while working out last..." March 17

  • Is Bourjos trade bait? "It has been a rough spring at the plate for the Cardinals’ Peter Bourjos, who has just one hit in 20 Grapefruit League at-bats after an 0-for-4 outing Sunday against the Twins. The numbers can be deceiving since Bourjos is working his way back from a hip impingement that impacted his swing last..." March 17

  • 14d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #stlcards have optioned C Michael Ohlman; also reassign Mike Mayers, John Gast, Steve Bean and Alberto Rosario.

  • 14d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Wainwright just finished series of fielding drills; showed no effects of abdominal strain; seems likely to make 1st start next wk. #stlcards

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Garcia's arm, Reynolds' bat help Cardinals defeat Orioles "Punctuated by Mark Reynolds' first spring homer and a strong start from Jaime Garcia, the Cardinals defeated the Orioles, 8-2, at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday. Following a single from Matt Holliday and a Matt Adams walk, Reynolds crushed a pitch from Orioles starter Bud Norris to give St...." March 12

  • Heyward inheriting Beltran's former role

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When manager Mike Matheny installed All-Star and nonpareil switch-hitter Carlos Beltran in the No. 2 spot in the Cardinals’ order it took longer than expected to explain how he didn’t want Beltran to be a No. 2 hitter. For a stretch, Beltran would give himself up to move a runner over and even..." March 12

  • MRI confirms Lance Lynn has left hip flexor strain "Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn received good news after an MRI performed on Monday confirmed that he had not suffered anything more serious than a left hip flexor strain in his start on Sunday. The injury will slow Lynn for at least a few days, but it is not expected to jeopardize his..." March 10

  • Jason Heyward happy for a fresh start with the Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With clutch timing, Jason Heyward called dibs to relegate his teen friends to the back of his family’s Chevy Suburban and score the passenger seat, the coveted spot for controlling the radio dial. It was a Sunday afternoon and the boys piled into the car to return home from baseball. The hometown..." March 09

  • 20d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Lance Lynn suffered a left hip flexor strain, the #stlcards announce. He'll be reevaluated tomorrow.

  • 20d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Lance Lynn is coming out of the game after a little more than one inning. Look at his hand. Has had blister issues before #Cardinals

  • 23d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Adam Wainwright encouraged by high-intensity bullpen session today; he expects to throw live BP on Sunday #stlcards

  • Adam Wainwright's workload a concern in 2015

    Viva El Birdos "The recent abdominal issue for Adam Wainwright has continued discussions about his workload and the likelihood he will be able to pitch up to his normal standards after offseason surgery. We started our community projections today. First up is Adam Wainwright. Go here to make a projection for..." March 03

  • Wainwright eyes first spring start within three weeks

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After experiencing a pinch in his lower abdomen and later discomfort when moving on the field, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright did what so many in his position with an Internet connection would. He started surfing the web for injuries. “I’ve had just about everything in my arm that you..." February 27

  • Mark Ellis retires from baseball after 12 major league seasons

    San Francisco Chronicle "Mark Ellis, who spent nine of his 12 major-league seasons with the A’s, is retiring. “It was definitely time,” Ellis told The Chronicle on Wednesday evening. “My kids are getting older and I kind of realized it was time to do something else.” Ellis retires with a .991 fielding percentage,..." February 26

  • Wainwright has abdominal soreness, will be examined in St. Louis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After experiencing abdominal pain that has limited his workouts but not his ability to throw, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright will return to St. Louis to see a specialist Thursday. The Cardinals expect to know Thursday the treatment Wainwright will require and how much time he'll..." February 24

  • Garcia clarifies comments; is open to any role "Concerned that comments he made two days earlier might be interpreted differently than he intended, Jaime Garcia clarified on Saturday that he would be open to any role that would offer him the chance to be on the Major League team. In other words, he's not demanding that he be a starter. "My..." February 21

  • 41d
    KMOXSports @KMOXSports

    #STLCards GM John Mozeliak tells @mikekelly1120 on @KMOX that he would imagine Heyward batting anywhere from 3-5 in the line-up.

  • Heyward itching to get started with Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward has an arm to limber, a swing to synchronize and cleats to work in, but he relocated his workouts late last week to his new home for all those reasons and one more. He had an itch that only camp could scratch. “Come down, get familiarized, and enjoy being a..." February 14

  • Cardinals to wear uniform patch honoring late outfielder Oscar Taveras

    USA Today "The St. Louis Cardinals announced they will wear a uniform patch in 2015 to honor outfielder Oscar Taveras, who died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic in October. Taveras was driving drunk when he crashed, with a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit. And the accident also..." February 13

  • 47d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #stlcards, Jon Jay have agreed on a two-year deal to avoid an arbitration hearing.

  • Strauss: Sense of intrigue with Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A year ago they were defending league champions, an offensive dynamo that had dominated the National League offensively with a largely home-grown lineup that promised more to come. Assumptions, several unrealistic, were made about the 2014 Cardinals that followed them through a 90-win season that..." February 06

  • Cards add righty Villanueva on Minor League deal "The Cardinals on Wednesday signed veteran pitcher Carlos Villanueva to a Minor League contract. Villanueva will be in big league camp at Spring Training as a non-roster player to compete for a spot. A 31-year-old right-handed swing man who can work in the rotation or bullpen, Villanueva will be..." February 04

  • 52d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #Cardinals have signed veteran pitcher they intended to pursue: RHP Carlos Villaneuva. Will receive a non-roster invite to spring training.

  • 53d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    While #Dbacks now say they're out of James Shields sweepstakes, you wonder if Shields will fall to the #Stlcards, who have shown interest.

  • Mark Mulder cancels comeback, will stay retired

    Hardball Talk "Last year Mark Mulder‘s comeback attempt with the Angels ended when he tore his left Achilles’ tendon during spring training. After sitting out the entire season Mulder talked about possibly trying another comeback this year, but today the two-time All-Star told Jerry Crasnick of that..." February 03

  • Shields market: Cards, Marlins lead possibilities "As a pitcher, James Shields is among the more predictable, even dependable, right-handers in the game. But as a free agent, to date he has been one giant mystery. Almost nothing useful about Shields' market has come out to this point (and there's less than a month to go until spring training!)...." January 25

  • Martinez has changed -- for the better -- in wake of Taveras' death

    Fox Sports Midwest "Appearing at the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up on Monday, Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez looked the same as last year. He appeared to be about the same size, he sounded the same in the interview room and his smile, which he flashed a couple of times, still included a hint of..." January 20

  • 69d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Kevin Siegrist to begin throwing off the mound next week, ahead of schedule. "I can tell it's 100 percent," he said of his arm. #stlcards

  • 69d
    Stan McNeal @stanmcneal

    Wacha says he’s good to go, already started throwing program. Results from already scheduled MRI this a.m. looked good. #stlcards

  • Cardinals to build youth baseball field in Oscar Taveras' hometown "This past October, gifted young Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend died tragically in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. Now the Cardinals are making plans to honor Taveras. Here's this from CBS St. Louis: Team owner Bill DeWitt Jr. says some of the money raised..." January 18

  • Cards honor Oscar Taveras on unis "The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the team will wear patches on its jerseys in 2015 to honor Oscar Taveras. The patches will read "OT" to honor the late outfielder who died this offseason at the age of 22 in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. The patches will not feature the..." January 18

  • Heyward open to talks on contract, if Cards are

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In his first full day surrounded by Cardinals Nation and wearing a Cardinals' shade of red, new Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward said he didn't have a preconceived deadline for discussions on a new contract. He hoped to have a reason to discuss one with the Cardinals -- before the season or..." January 17

  • 70d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    "At this point, we are not actively shopping," Mozeliak asserts (really repeats) his starting pitching stance to media at Warmup #cardinals

  • 70d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #STLCards GM John Mozeliak described recent reports on Jaime Garcia's rehab progress as "extraordinarily positive."

  • Adam Wainwright plays catch for first time since elbow surgery

    Hardball Talk "According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright played catch yesterday for the first time since undergoing surgery in October to repair damaged cartilage in his right elbow. It was only 30 throws and he didn’t stretch beyond 90 feet, but he was encouraged..." January 17

  • 70d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Peter Bourjos, speaking at #stlcards Winter Warm-Up, has been cleared to swing a bat and expects to be full go at start of Spring Training.

  • 70d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #Cardinals and Jon Jay file their salary figures for arbitration. #stlcards offered $4.1 million, Jay's agent filed at $5 million.

  • 70d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Arthur Rhodes, 45, hasn't pitched in big leagues since 2011. But I heard that he officially retired today. Was All-Star for #reds in 2010.

  • 72d
    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Cards agree on a one year deal with Bourjos avoiding arbitration. @jonjayU the only remaining arbitration eligible player left unsigned.

  • Cards, Lynn agree to three-year deal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals are buying out Lance Lynn's arbitration years by reaching agreement with the righthanded starter on a three-year, $22 million contract." January 15

  • Jay cleared for increased activity, set to swing soon

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay spent a few days in St. Louis this week to have his surgically repaired wrist examined and the green light given to workouts that, he said, will make sure he's available when spring training starts next month. "It's too early to tell when I'll be 100 percent,..." January 14

  • Could Hamels, Price or Scherzer be answer to Cards' rotation needs?

    Fox Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals say they like their starting rotation. But that is not preventing them from pursuing a major upgrade. The team is exploring trades for left-handers Cole Hamels and David Price and the possibility of signing free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer, according to major-league..." January 08

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • Cardinals have a legion of lefties

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was fashionable and correct, to a large degree, to find fault with the Cardinals’ offense last year when they hit just .254 with men in scoring position, compared to the remarkable .330 of the season before, and when they batted just .253 overall. “But,” said manager Mike Matheny, “it’s hard..." December 28