Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "No Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez proved to be no problem Sunday for the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Ron Roenicke fielded a makeshift lineup that still was able to come up with a solid offensive day against usual foil Lance Lynn and cobble together a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at..." April 27
CBSSports.com "Nationals ace Max Scherzer cringed when he saw the replay of the Adam Wainwright injury that will likely sideline the Cardinals star pitcher for the season. And while Scherzer said he enjoys hitting, after seeing the Wainwright accident, Scherzer said it's probably time for both leagues to go to..." April 27
Bleacher Report ""Expectation is that #STLCards’ Wainwright is done for season with Achilles injury. Has not yet undergone MRI," reported Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, citing sources. Yesterday, Scott Miller of Bleacher Report noted that Wainwright left the game, limping badly, after an at-bat on Saturday. The..." April 27
MLB.com "As he sat on the bullpen bench watching Adam Wainwright get helped off the field, Mitch Harris received the summons he's been waiting on for so long. He called the circumstances "bittersweet," but with his debut on Saturday, Harris became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy since..." April 26
For the short term, #stlcards recall Cody Stanley to add to their catching depth. Yadier Molina out of the starting lineup again today.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When it comes to starting pitching, the Cardinals are all about control — the walk-to-strikeout ratio kind and the contractual kind. It is the second definition that makes John Lackey the exception to the rule. The defending NL Central champions are off to a scalding start largely because of a..." April 26
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Adam Wainwright left the field, barely under his own power, refusing manager Mike Matheny’s determined desire to help him. “I was grabbing him. He was fighting me the whole time,” said Matheny. “I told him I just about grabbed him and fireman-carried him off the field.” But Matt Holliday,..." April 26
Mozeliak: I would imagine that with this injury he will not pitch again this season, but we want to wait for the reports Monday. #STLCards
Grichuk (back strain) eligible to come off DL on May 2, though Matheny suggested that he might not be ready that early, as progress is slow.
Official word is Molina was removed from the game as a precaution and is day-to-day.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Carlos Martinez pitched seven innings in a major league game for the first time Friday night. All the innings were scoreless, which was not a great departure from his first two starts, in which he gave up just one run in each game over six innings. Martinez (2-0) lost starting catcher Yadier..." April 25
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Washington Nationals threw their best at the Cardinals in an attempt to get back to .500 and slow the Cardinals uninterrupted run of series victories to start this young season. Michael Wacha was just better. For the third time in as many starts, the Cardinals young righthander allowed..." April 24
Fox Sports Midwest "Perhaps no player in the Cardinals' lineup holds more potential than Kolten Wong. The 24-year-old second baseman showed why that is when he contributed a little bit of everything to a 7-5 win at Washington on Wednesday night. Three big hits told only half the story for Wong, who kept the..." April 23
Washington Post "Yunel Escobar is different from his Washington Nationals teammates. In his native Cuba, baseball is played with a lot of emotion and style. And even after eight years of playing baseball in the United States, Escobar has adapted some to the more sterile style of play here but not completely. So..." April 22
Cardinals purchase RHP Mitch Harris from Memphis (AAA). Place OF Peter Bourjos on the Paternity List. pic.twitter.com/teZg8uJXDU
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The only time one of the fastest games ever played at Busch Stadium slowed down was when Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright made his case to stay in it. With manager Mike Matheny walking toward the mound in Sunday’s eighth inning, Wainwright was gripping the ball in his right hand as tight as he was a..." April 20
The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20
SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "That sense of the unknown that Cardinals leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter wants to give opposing pitchers is the same one Mike Matheny has felt in the dugout watching his youngest starting pitcher, Carlos Martinez, so far this season. Matheny knows the types of pitches Martinez has to choose from,..." April 19
Holliday should be ready to go tomorrow, per Matheny. #STLCards
INJURY REPORT: Matt Holliday exited the game in the top of the 2nd inning with mid back tightness for precautionary reasons.
MLB.com "Though lefty Jaime Garcia took another small step forward on Friday by facing hitters for the first time since March 24, the Cardinals don't expect him to factor into their Major League plans for at least six more weeks. That projection came from general manager John Mozeliak, who likened..." April 18
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Reports of Yadier Molina’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. At least, that’s what Hannibal’s own Mark Twain might have penned in this space had he been more familiar with baseball, its constant ebbs and flows and the interminable, often infernal scrutiny applied to it. No, Molina was not..." April 18
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "John Lackey struck out eight over seven innings of five-hit ball as the Cardinals knocked off the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 40,079 at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals (5-3) took two of three from the Brewers (2-7); they will close out the homestand against the Reds..." April 17
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After every Cardinals win, the pitchers who threw in the game line up at the top of the steps that lead from the batting cages toward the main clubhouse and welcome the victors with handshakes and hand slaps. Manager Mike Matheny walked past the relievers Wednesday night and gave them the..." April 16
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Beating St. Louis when ace Adam Wainwright is on the mound for the Cardinals feels good any time of the season. But it felt particularly nice Monday afternoon for the Milwaukee Brewers after their horrible first week of the season. Taking advantage of some uncharacteristic sloppy play by the..." April 14
Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14
Home Opening Day Starting Lineup vs. Milwaukee (4/13). pic.twitter.com/U3W7RU7HYU
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a flight home on their travel itinerary for the first time this year and more than 40,000 true believers awaiting their seasonal return, the Cardinals encountered turbulence and another delay Sunday before they could soar to St. Louis. It was worth the wait. After a shaky turn by the..." April 13
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the Cardinals’ victory Sunday, there were two contentious plays at third base involving Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier — one that his manager called “dirty” — that could have reverberated through the game and beyond. The one the Cardinals hoped would, didn’t. The one they didn’t..." April 13
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It took five relievers and Trevor Rosenthal's second five-out save in two seasons but the Cardinals were able to hold fast to a lead and win 4-1 against previously unbeaten Cincinnati. The Cardinals used three relievers to get through the eighth inning and five relievers total to get the next..." April 12
Citizen-Times "The winning run was a Billy Hamilton Special. He walked, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on fly ball to medium field. On a night when Joey Votto hit a pair of opposite-field, two-run home runs, Hamilton's legs were the difference in the Reds' 5-4 victory over the St...." April 11
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In each of the previous two seasons the Cardinals have had a piggybank approach with their young starting pitchers, saving innings during the summer so that they can spend them when the value increases every fall. With two young arms in the rotation to start this season — and at least one on..." April 10
CSN Chicago "When Jake Arrieta's playing career is over, the Cubs pitcher may have a chance to make his name for himself as a fitness guru. At least that's how manager Joe Maddon sees it, joking after Wednesday's 2-0 victory over the Cardinals that Arrieta could follow in Jane Fonda's footsteps with workout..." April 09
Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There probably hasn’t been this much discussion over a man’s weight since Elvis Presley fans began to take sides, stating their preference for Fat Elvis or Skinny Elvis. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is noticeably thinner at the start of this season after losing an estimated 20 pounds (at..." April 08
Fangraphs "A player can become a poster child of sorts for his club’s offense. Edwin Encarnacion notwithstanding, I think of Jose Bautista and his pull power when I think of the Blue Jays. Mark Trumbo’s free-swinging ways embody the Diamondbacks, at least for me. Ben Zobrist hasn’t even played a game for the..." April 07
Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before he could take the last step wearing a jersey he wore for the first time Sunday night, Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward was greeted at the clubhouse door by Adam Wainwright. The team’s ace makes it a habit of welcoming his teammates back after a win, waiting for them atop the staircase..." April 06
Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06
Gary Brown was claimed on waivers and outrighted to the Cardinals.
Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01
Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01
It's finally official: Adam Wainwright will start for the #stlcards on Opening Night.
New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As they spoke often this winter, manager Mike Matheny told pitcher Carlos Martinez that he would have every opportunity to be a starter in the majors this season and that the team had cleared the way for him to win the job he wanted. On Monday, Matheny told Martinez he had. "It is my dream,"..." March 31
CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Cardinals have purchased the contract of pitcher Carlos Villanueva and placed pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury, the team announced Monday. Garcia had been delivering an great performance this spring, posting a 3.86 ERA and 13:3 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3..." March 30