Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals activate Yadier Molina from disabled list

    CBSSports.com "After having right thumb surgery back in July, Yadier Molina has returned to the Cardinals, as the club announced they activated him from the 15-day disabled list Friday. As a corresponding move, catcher Tony Cruz was optionted to Double-A Springfield. Molina, 32, last played July 9, when he..." August 30

  • Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

    Chicago Tribune "Jorge Soler's two home runs led the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals, spoiling Yadier Molina's return from the disabled list. Soler hit a game-tying solo shot in the seventh and a mammoth two-run blast in the four-run eighth. Kyle Hendricks allowed two first-inning runs before throwing..." August 30

  • Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

  • Cards' Molina confident that he's 'ready to go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Class AA starter and third-round pick Mike Mayers returned to the mound with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday night, he found catcher Yadier Molina waiting for him. The big-league vet, considered by many the finest at his position in the majors, was there to give Mayers a quick breather..." August 29

  • Cardinals' Justin Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

  • Molina set to catch five, then make the drive

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "More than an hour before Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina there were already fans gathered outside the Springfield Cardinals office and trying their best to share the shade and waiting for the chance, the possibility, the maybe-just-maybe opportunity to get his autograph. It's been that type of..." August 28

  • Pirates take series from Cardinals with 3-1 win

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates got a stellar start from Jeff Locke Wednesday afternoon, who bested Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, at PNC Park as the stakes continued to climb. They also got another big swing from Ike Davis, whose two-run homer in the second inning stood as the winning hit. He..." August 28

  • Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright dealing with a 'dead arm'

    CBSSports.com "The Pirates beat the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon (PIT 3, STL 1), and in doing so they touched up St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright for three runs on eight hits and walk in six innings. They didn't knock him around but it wasn't the tall right-hander's best game either. Wainwright now has a..." August 28

  • Pirates top Cardinals, 5-2, on Davis' homer; Alvarez, McCutchen hurt

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ike Davis understands why he has lost playing time to Pedro Alvarez. “Petey hit something like five home runs in two days,” Davis said with a smile. “He deserves to play. You can't really argue with that.” In a tense eighth inning Tuesday, Davis made a case that maybe he has earned another..." August 27

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matheny did not rule out a Friday return for Yadier Molina, who will catch five innings for Double-A Springfield today. #stlcards

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wainwright says he's been battling a dead arm, which he is reluctant to acknowledge. Usually means he feels it's about over. #Cardinals

  • Yadier Molina to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    Hardball Talk "Yadier Molina took a round of batting practice on Tuesday night at Double-A Springfield and has been cleared to catch five or six innings there Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game. This according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader. “My thumb feels great,” Molina told..." August 27

  • Masterson struggles may get bumped from Cardinals’ rotation

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After winning a nearly five-hour struggle the night before, the Cardinals had little Sunday for well-traveled Philadelphia Phillies righthander Jerome Willliams. Their own starter, Justin Masterson, had little or nothing for the Phillies either, and the result was a 7-1 loss that cost the..." August 25

  • Cards regroup to beat Phillies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was a night when Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras, who was benched recently for inattentive and indifferent baserunning, ran the bases with gusto and actually was even too aggressive. It was a night when the Cardinals’ bullpen was both awful and stunning in the same inning and then just as..." August 24

  • Phils exercise patience in beating Wainwright, Cards

    CSN Philly "It wasn’t the prettiest game for the Phillies, but in another sense it would be tough to draw up a winning game as textbook as Friday’s 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. Facing Adam Wainwright, the winningest pitcher in the league for the past two seasons, the..." August 23

  • Lynn beats the heat and Cueto

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Lance Lynn shed weight and started rethinking his workouts he explained one of the motivating reasons was the late-summer wilt he couldn’t seem to avoid. The innings would mount, the temperature would climb, and his strength would evaporate. He tried different approaches the past two years..." August 21

  • Cardinals walk-off for second straight night in 5-4 win

    Viva El Birdos "thought about just writing 450 words of alternating Hs and As, because I have been laughing for most of the previous half-hour since the Cardinals won. It is now definitely confirmed that the Cardinals have devil magic and I for one welcome it with open arms. The dark side is so much more fun...." August 20

  • John Lackey gives Pat Neshek a ball autographed by Babe Ruth in exchange for his jersey number

    Hardball Talk "There is a long and rich history of players paying other players in order to get their jersey number. Usually it’s a watch or a big charitable donation or something. We saw a college fund once. My favorite ever was former New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles who got Plaxico Burress to pay for an..." August 20

  • Cardinals dig in beat Reds in 10th

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the Cardinals to achieve the 90 wins it might take to capture the National League Central Division title, they’ll have to get to 18 games over .500 by the end of the season. They are nowhere near that yet, but they did attain the plus-10 milepost for just the second time this season and first..." August 19

  • Mike Matheny addresses turmoil in Ferguson: “It’s a sad situation. It’s a tough situation for our city”

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals play about 10 miles down Interstate 70 from where an unarmed black teenager named Mike Brown was shot and killed in broad daylight last Saturday by a white member of the Ferguson Police Department. Brown was wearing a red Cardinals hat on that fateful day and the protests..." August 18

  • Cardinals recall Carlos Martinez from AAA Memphis

    Hardball Talk "As first relayed by MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, the Cardinals have recalled right-hander Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis, optioning lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Martinez will pitch out of the bullpen initially, but he was being utilized as a starter..." August 17

  • Michael Wacha throws off mound for first time since June

    Hardball Talk "There are still quite a few hurdles to leap over, but Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha looks to be progressing toward a mid-to-late September return. According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wacha threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium,..." August 17

  • Gyorko brings thunder in Padres rain-soaked win over Cardinals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As the rain began to fall Saturday night, Jedd Gyorko found himself in a familiar position as he walked to the plate in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium: The bases were loaded and he was all alone in the batter’s box for the seventh time in a little over a week. Déjà vu? Not exactly. This..." August 17

  • Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

    Hardball Talk "When the Cardinals traded Allen Craig to the Red Sox for John Lackey the assumption was that the move had two goals for St. Louis: One was to bring in rotation help with Lackey and the other was to clear an everyday spot in the outfield and the lineup for stud prospect Oscar Taveras. However,..." August 16

  • Staked to early lead, Lynn rolls to 4-2 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals cashed in on San Diego starter Tyson Ross' early wildness to score two quick runs and then used another effective outing from Lance Lynn in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Friday night at Busch Stadiuim. Ross walked the first three Cardinals he faced before giving up an RBI single to..." August 16

  • Yadier Molina catches bullpen session for first time since thumb surgery

    Hardball Talk "When Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 11, it was estimated that he would miss 8-12 weeks. He already appears to be ahead of schedule. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com brings word that Molina has been cleared to begin some baseball..." August 15

  • Cardinals tag a loss on Padres

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ Mike Matheny has the worst record for challenges by a manager this season, losing 15 of 20 official appeals. But he won a challenge he didn’t even make Thursday night as the Cardinals held on to beat the San Diego Padres, 4-3, before a sellout house of 45,126 at Busch..." August 15

  • Criticism of coaches annoys Matheny

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ season-long search for a more productive offense — one like they had when leading the league in runs last season — has prompted a trade, pressed a rookie into the lineup, and, manager Mike Matheny described Wednesday, drawn some “cheap” criticism for the team’s coaches, such as..." August 15

  • Justin Masterson shuts down Marlins in 5-2 win

    Viva El Birdos "Well, there's certainly nothing like a relatively comfortable victory to ease the minds a little bit. Justin Masterson, who has struggled this season to the tune of a 5.58 ERA, looked like vintage Justin Masterson tonight, pitching 7 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits while getting 3..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart is stellar in win over Cardinals

    Miami Herald "All Mike Redmond wanted Jarred Cosart to do Tuesday night was to try to match Adam Wainwright with as many scoreless innings as he could. Cosart did the National League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game one better. He put up seven zeroes to Wainwright’s six, guiding the Marlins to a 3-0..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Molina's cast removed; Wacha still throwing

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who had thumb surgery the Friday before the All-Star break, had his cast removed this past week. Molina has been outfitted with several splints, manager Mike Matheny said, and one of them allows for increased movement. Once Molina is able to begin increased..." August 11

  • Orioles offense again goes wild in 10-3 rout of Cardinals

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles suddenly have an offense that is clubbing the ball, a pitching staff that is consistently limiting the opposition and a fan base that is packing the stadium, hooting and hollering throughout the game. After a 10-3 drilling of the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, these..." August 10

  • With six-homer night, Orioles have a blast in 12-2 win over St. Louis

    Baltimore Sun "With nearly two dozen Orioles greats in attendance to commemorate the franchise's 60th anniversary, manager Buck Showalter felt a certain pressure for his club to perform Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. As the Orioles wore cream-colored replicas of the inaugural 1954 club's..." August 09

  • Cardinals place Jason Motte on DL

    CBSSports.com "Cardinals reliever Jason Motte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 1, due to a lower back sprain, the club announced via press release. As a corresponding move, left-hander Nick Greenwood has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis. Motte, 32, has a 4.91 ERA, 1.50 WHIP..." August 08

  • Cardinals take down Red Sox

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As Hurricane Iselle, followed potentially by Hurricane Julio, was bearing down on the Big Island on Thursday, Kolten Wong’s family was boarding windows for what would be Hawaii’s first hurricane in 22 years. “They’re just getting ready for the worst,” said Wong, who lives in Hilo. “It’s kind of..." August 08

  • Bogaerts helps Red Sox edge Cardinals, 2-1

    CSN New England "Xander Bogaerts knocked in both runs and the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak, edging the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. Bogaerts came to the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded and drove the first pitch from Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal to center, scoring Yoenis..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Wacha reassured after light throwing

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals starter Michael Wacha picked up a baseball Tuesday and did what he had not done in six weeks — threw it, with intentions. He remains as much as a month away from doing so in competition, but just playing catch was reassuring. “I don’t feel any pain in the shoulder or anything like..." August 06

  • Cards rally late, sneak past Red Sox

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Too savvy to take the bait about his time in Boston and how unceremoniously it ended last month, Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski stood at his locker Tuesday and said the “bottom line” reason he’s not on the other side of the field this week is there on his permanent record. It stares back at..." August 06

  • The $50M question: Will Rosenthal ever get a chance to start?

    Fox Sports Midwest "OK, Trevor Rosenthal. Let's just say if the decision were yours, what would it be: Starting or closing? "I'd have to think about it," he answers just as he answers many questions -- that is, with a slight grin. Well, there was a time not that long ago when you would have chosen starting..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • Wacha will start throwing program today

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Michael Wacha, out since June 17 with a stress reaction in his right shoulder, has been given clearance by the Cardinals’ medical staff to begin a throwing program today. General manager John Mozeliak wouldn’t speculate on how long it would be before the righthander could pitch again, but he..." August 05

  • Molina marking time in recovery

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals Catcher Yadier Molina, who has been out nearly four weeks with a torn ligament in his right thumb, is progressing, manager Mike Matheny said. But the outlook still calls for Molina not to return to the roster until at least September, and Matheny said Molina is not even at the..." August 04

  • Lackey starts on a high note as Cards beat the Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The day of the 300-game winner in baseball may be long gone, and the day of the 200-game winner is nearly extinct with just two active hurlers over that level in Tim Hudson (213) and injured CC Sabathia (208). The next milepost is the 150-game winner, and there are only four more who are active..." August 04

  • Cards slug their way past Brewers, 9-7

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "An offensive explosion made Justin Masterson a winner in his first start with his new club, as the Cardinals smacked around Kyle Lohse to even this weekend series against the division leading Brewers, 9-7. With the win, the Cardinals improved to two games back of Milwaukee. The second-place..." August 03

  • Cardinals demote Carlos Martinez to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Carlos Martinez is no longer needed in St. Louis’ rotation following trades for Justin Masterson and John Lackey, but rather than shifting him back to the bullpen the Cardinals have decided to send the 22-year-old right-hander to Triple-A. Martinez was a starter throughout his minor-league..." August 02

  • Brewers beat up Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Knowing they would have to face the two new hired guns of the St. Louis pitching staff before the series is done, the Milwaukee Brewers launched a pre-emptive strike against the Cardinals incumbent ace Friday night. Roughing up the usually indomitable Adam Wainwright like they never had before,..." August 02