Cardinals Rumors & News

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    giants, a's, mets, cards, twins among teams to show interest in asdrubal cabrera, who could play 3b or 2b as well as ss

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • Rockies sign Daniel Descalso to 2-year, $3.6M deal

    Purple Row "The Rockies announced they have made a signing on Tuesday! Welcome to the team, former Cardinals middle-infielder Daniel Descalso. Several teams were involved in trying to land Descalso, but the Rockies came out on top with a two-year deal that guarantees $3.6 million, according to Chris Cotllo of..." December 16

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #STLCards say they are NOT active suitors for Max Scherzer. Too expensive for their taste.

  • Sources: Masterson has deal with Red Sox

    ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Thursday with free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. The 28-year-old right-hander had a difficult 2014 campaign, struggling with a knee injury that landed him on the disabled list with the Cleveland Indians and later in the..." December 11

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    mark reynolds has a deal with cardinals, pending physical

  • Can Adams play full-time at first?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As the Cardinals fine-tune their roster for the coming season an area of focus this week has been finding a complement — a new right jab to their left uppercut — for a young player they hope at some point becomes the power source they crave all by himself. The Cardinals are searching for a..." December 10

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014

    Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

  • Adam Wainwright apologizes to fantasy owners for missing last start of regular season

    Sporting News "Adam Wainwright missed his final start of the MLB season to rest up for the playoffs and fantasy owners weren't happy about it. Missing the Cardinals ace meant big trouble for fantasy rotations and now, Wainwright has apologized. In a YouTube video Wainwright said he finally felt the pain of..." December 10

  • Marlins, White Sox, Red Sox, maybe Cubs and more in Masterson derby

    CBSSports.com "Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, looking for a big bounce-back year, has met with the Red Sox and has meetings set up here at the winter meetings with the Marlins, White Sox and possibly Cubs. Masterson met with Boston in his hometown of Indianapolis on Saturday. Masterson broke into the..." December 08

  • Cardinals could rework John Lackey’s MLB-minimum contract for the 2015 season

    Hardball Talk "At the end of October, the Cardinals exercised a major league-minimum option for 2015 on veteran right-hander John Lackey. That option was added to the end of Lackey’s five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Red Sox after he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011, and he told the Cardinals in..." December 04

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #STLCards will non-tender Daniel Descalso, source says.

  • 16d
    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    St. Louis Cardinals sign free agent RHP Matt Belisle to a one-year contract. Belisle, an 11-year veteran, pitched w/Colorado from 2009-14.

  • Not so fast on the Cardinals’ reported interest in Jon Lester

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week Peter Gammons reported that the Cardinals planned to bring in free agent left-hander Jon Lester for a visit, but now that doesn’t appear to be the case. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes that the Cardinals “had no plans to bring Lester to St. Louis for a..." November 29

  • Cards can be patient with pitching market

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As John Mozeliak surveyed the Cardinals’ roster midway through spring training in 2008, his first as the club’s general manager, he saw a rotation light on innings and heavy with health issues. During a discussion with a member of his front office staff on how they might caulk the openings in the..." November 28

  • Should the Cardinals pursue rotation help this offseason?

    CBSSports.com "Over the last few seasons the Cardinals have produced an impressive collection of homegrown starting pitchers. Lance Lynn started it all back in 2011, then it was Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly in 2012, Michael Wacha in 2013, and this past season it was southpaw Marco Gonzales. Twenty-nine other..." November 28

  • Family of the late Oscar Taveras uses Twitter to thank supporters

    Fox Sports Midwest "Family of the late Oscar Taveras took to Twitter on Thursday night to reach out to all those who supported them following their tragic loss. Taveras, the Cardinals' 22-year-old rookie outfielder who passed away along with his girlfriend in a car crash in the Dominican Republic last month, was..." November 21

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #STLCards released OF Shane Robinson.

  • Cardinals trade Shelby Miller to Braves for Jason Heyward

    USA Today "In a surprise move, the Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. The 25-year-old Heyward was a first-round pick in 2007 and has won two Gold Glove awards. In 2014, he hit .271 with 11 home..." November 18

  • Cardinals hire Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach

    Hardball Talk "Tacking on to an already busy day of acquiring Jason Heyward in a blockbuster trade, the Cardinals have hired Bill Mueller as their new assistant hitting coach. Mueller resigned as the Cubs’ hitting coach in early October after one season on the job at least in part because he was unhappy with..." November 17

  • Cubs opener moved up to April 5th at Wrigley

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs announced their 2015 opener against the Cardinals will be moved from April 6th to April 5th after ESPN2 picked the game up for a 7:05 p.m. national "Sunday Night Baseball" telecast. It'll mark the first-ever night home opener in Cubs' history, the first game of the video board era at..." November 14

  • Cards have room to spend if necessary

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the Cardinals prefer to sell prospective players on their past, their present run of success, their fan base, and an organizational attention to detail from the ownership down to the historically accurate chain-stitching on their iconic jersey, there is more the Cardinals can offer than..." November 13

  • Oscar Taveras was drunk during fatal crash

    SI.com "Dominican officials said St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras' blood alcohol content level was five times the legal limit at the time of his fatal crash, according to the Associated Press. Taveras and his girlfriend Edilia Arvelo were killed in a car accident on Oct. 26 while..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • 37d
    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Dean Anna just landed a contract and a 40-man spot with the Cardinals.

  • 40d
    MLB @MLB

    The 2014 #PlatinumGlove winners: @Yadimolina04 and Alex Gordon. pic.twitter.com/AqT33vdkN3

  • 41d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    More to come on http://t.co/vJXAzdQFnG, but #stlcards CF Peter Bourjos underwent hip surgery to address impingement; expected ready for ST.

  • Masterson may be a fit for Red Sox

    CSN New England "A year ago, Masterson seemed headed for a big free agent payday. But he and the Cleveland Indians couldn't get together on an extension last offseason, and last July the Indians dealt him to St. Louis. He was, in a word, abysmal with the Cardinals, compiling a 7.04 ERA in six games. There were..." November 05

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards name David Bell as the team's new bench coach. Bell was previously the assistant hitting coach during the 2014 season.

  • Cardinals exercise option to bring back Lackey

    MLB.com "In what was merely a formality, the Cardinals exercised their team option on right-handed starter John Lackey for 2015. The organization's decision to retain Lackey for another season was never in question. In fact, one of the reasons that Lackey was so attractive to the Cardinals at the Trade..." October 31

  • Thousands attend funeral for Cards' Taveras

    ESPN.com "Several St. Louis Cardinals were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery near the Dominican Republic's north coast for Tuesday's burial of major league outfielder Oscar Taveras. Some people clutched pictures of Taveras as they walked behind his coffin and entered the municipal..." October 29

  • Game 6 starter Yordano Ventura on dear friend Oscar Taveras: "I'm dedicating that game to him."

    MLB.com "Yordano Ventura will take the mound from Kauffman Stadium tonight "without a net," as Royals manager Ned Yost put it, a reference to his team facing elimination entering Game 6 of the World Series. Ventura will also be pitching with a broken heart, and a few extra reminders. Scrawled on his..." October 28

  • Cardinals mourn the death of Oscar Taveras

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "From stunned to sorrowful: The reaction on social media. Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed along with his girlfriend today in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 22 years old. Here is the how the Cardinals and the rest of the baseball industry responded to this..." October 27

  • Cardinals Prospect Oscar Taveras Killed In Car Crash

    Deadspin.com "St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras was reportedly killed in a car crash while driving to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. His girlfriend, reportedly in the car with him, was also killed. Taveras's agent, Brian Mejia, confirmed the 22-year-old's death." October 27

  • Matheny issues statement following death of Oscar Taveras

    robrains.com "General Manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny left St. Louis on Monday for the Dominican Republic to be with the family of Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals' outfielder killed along with his girlfriend in a car accident on Sunday. Through the Cardinals, Matheny issued a statement about..." October 27

  • Juan Perez learns of friend's death, comes off bench to help Giants

    Sporting News "As far as the history of the 2014 World Series is concerned, Game 5 belonged to Madison Bumgarner, beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Giants’ ace threw a four-hitter, striking out eight Royals and walking none in a 5-0 victory that sent San Francisco to the road with two chances to wrap up a third..." October 27

  • Adam Wainwright underwent elbow surgery to “trim” ligament

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week the Cardinals insisted there was nothing wrong with Adam Wainwright‘s elbow and he wouldn’t require surgery, but now Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the ace right-hander underwent surgery today to have “a ligament trimmed in his right..." October 24

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Adam Wainwright won’t require surgery on elbow

    Hardball Talk "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • Cardinals will try to trade Randy Choate this offseason

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • Cardinals' Jay to have wrist surgery

    Covers.com "St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay will have arthroscopic surgery this week to repair a damaged left wrist, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Monday. Recovery time is expected to be 6-8 weeks, so he should be ready for Spring Training." October 20

  • Descalso, Bourjos wonder if they'll be back with Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "More than a handful of Cardinals came to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon for the final rite of any season – the inglorious packing of their stuff. Bags were lined up dutifully in front of the lockers in the clubhouse, and a plastic tub of sanitary white socks was available in the middle of the..." October 20

  • Descalso, Bourjos wonder if they'll be back with Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "More than a handful of Cardinals came to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon for the final rite of any season – the inglorious packing of their stuff. Bags were lined up dutifully in front of the lockers in the clubhouse, and a plastic tub of sanitary white socks was available in the middle of the..." October 19

  • Neshek leads list of Cards' five free agents

    MLB.com "Once the sting of this National League Championship Series loss to San Francisco passes, the Cardinals will reflect on how much they accomplished en route to a second straight division title in 2014. But they won't just be looking back. They'll also be looking ahead. One hundred and seventy-one..." October 19

  • Giants battle, take 3-1 NLCS lead over Cards

    CSN Bay Area "It is difficult to win a pennant without hitting home runs. But it is impossible to stand atop the hill when you’re rolling in the slop. The Giants followed every one of their October codicils in a 6-4 comeback victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night, and..." October 16

  • Giants blow lead, win Game 3 on walk-off error

    CSN Bay Area "There is no denying it now. This is the year of the bunt. And if it takes microscopic small ball to win this October, then the Giants are only too happy to increase the magnification. The Giants have been outhomered 12-2 by the St. Louis Cardinals in this postseason and overpowered by a tally..." October 15

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Molina not scheduled to take batting practice today, but #stlcards haven't ruled out his availability as a defensive replacement in Game 3.

  • Cards to assess Wainwright's workload

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "One of the reasons Cardinals officials have given for their concern about ace Adam Wainwright is fatigue from the heaviest workload in baseball, and that will prompt the team this winter to discuss modifying or even reducing his schedule in 2015. “I do think that’s a worthy offseason discussion..." October 14

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Confirmed: Molina did make the flight to San Francisco. #Cardinals tried to hold charter to get him on the plane -- and did. #stlcards #NLCS