The @Cardinals will activate INF Mark Ellis from 15-day DL; option INF Pete Kozma to Triple-A Memphis.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "However he does it, Lance Lynn wins. Whether it’s his Cardinals teammates scoring seven runs a game in his first two starts to overcome his own 6.55 earned run average, or whether it’s by his own dominance, which was on display Monday night as he overpowered the Milwaukee Brewers. In seven..." April 15
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Neither rain, nor delay, nor pressure, nor glare of October lights keeps Michael Wacha from the usual swift completion of his assigned starts. The young righty has shown whatever the conditions, he can deliver. For the third time in as many starts this season, Wacha had an outing complicated..." April 14
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "How the Cardinals have positioned Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso — two stalwarts for three consecutive postseason runs – as understudies leaves them with a role complicated by irregular playing time and undesirable matchups. At least it’s familiar. A duo of Cardinals who gained a toehold in the..." April 13
CBSSports.com "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has received a two-year contract extension, the club announced Saturday. This is the second consecutive season in which Mozeliak has gotten an extension and he was previously locked up through the 2016 season -- so now he's signed up through..." April 12
Chicago Tribune "For the first six innings Friday night, it looked like Jeff Samardzija would receive long-awaited and ample run support only with another team. The Cubs' offense finally broke through with three runs in the seventh and eighth innings while Samardzija held his own with seven innings of one-run..." April 12
Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds avoided a sweep here with a tidy, 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon. All it took was some power from Devin Mesoraco, some daredevil base-running and hits from Billy Hamilton and one fine outing by Mike Leake. The Reds have lost six straight series in St...." April 10
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It is hardly the route that Lance Lynn sets out to take each game, nor is it what the Cardinals mean when they seek greater consistency from their third-year starter, yet there it was again Tuesday. The righty fell behind, slogged through the early innings, bought time for the offense to rally,..." April 09
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When last the faithful at Busch Stadium saw young Kolten Wong there wasn’t a procession of trucks bringing players around to home plate or Hall of Famers there to greet them, and the only championship trophy present was the one slipping out of the Cardinals’ reach. Wong was picked off first base..." April 08
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The first batter Edinson Volquez faced this afternoon singled. The second one lined out hard to center field, and it looked as though Volquez might just be the pitchers the numbers last season said he was and not the better version of himself the Pirates believed he could be. Then Volquez..." April 07
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals got an early rally against the unlikeliest of pitchers, but it was an early move to a most reliable pitcher that spun those runs into a win. With the Cardinals clinging to a three-run lead Saturday and the tying run at the plate in the sixth inning, manager Mike Matheny called for..." April 06
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While video of Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams shoving a fan in the stands during Thursday’s game went viral, leapfrogging from social media to broadcast media and back again, Major League Baseball also chose to review the event for possible discipline. An official confirmed that the..." April 05
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The day likely will never come when Pedro Alvarez is referred to as a power/speed threat, but, for one game, he served as a passable facsimile. After hitting two home runs in his first two at-bats, Alvarez used his legs to score a run his third time up. That’s how the Pirates’ game went..." April 05
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As his players paced and pawed through the clubhouse Thursday, just killing time when not playing amateur meteorologists on their iPads, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny readied for a second lengthy rain delay in as many days. The Cardinals had an exhibition game rained out in the past week, two..." April 04
Cincinnati Enquirer "Chris Heisey knew the St. Louis Cardinals brought right fielder Allen Craig in to make it a five-man infield. "But, to be honest with you, I was so focused on what I was doing that I didn't even see where we was standing," Heisey said. "In that situation, you're just trying to hit the ball..." April 03
Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the remainder of his teammates made their way from the dugout to the clubhouse after Monday’s season opener, Adam Wainwright was there to shake hands, exchange congratulations and hear one teammate’s version of the final score. “Yadi wins,” someone, possibly quipster Matt Holliday,..." April 01
Here is your St. Louis opening day lineup. pic.twitter.com/RqCcmqJAHA
#STLCards have still not announced whether Mark Ellis will need to begin the season on DL. He is not participating fully in current workout.
Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29
Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27
CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26
MLB.com "With three more roster cuts on Sunday, the Cardinals brought additional clarity to a bullpen competition that is now down to three. Left-handed reliever Sam Freeman, along with outfielder Joey Butler, was optioned to Triple-A for the final week of Spring Training. Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz..." March 23
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Mark Ellis got the start at second base for the Cardinals Saturday here after missing seven games with a left knee ailment. The veteran, who was a regular with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, was signed at $5.25 million for one year to challenge rookie Kolten Wong for a starting job this..." March 23
Fox Sports Midwest "Cardinals right-hander Jason Motte is finding out that returning from Tommy John surgery requires patience as much as a good surgeon. The process can take upwards of 12 to 18 months, and includes baby step after baby step. Still less than 11 months since his surgery, Motte cleared another..." March 18
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The head start the Cardinals planned to give outfielder Oscar Taveras toward his major-league debut stalled this month before it even started, and because the club’s top prospect wasn’t healthy, his development has been delayed. Two officials referred to his health as “a roadblock.” “I..." March 15
Hardball Talk "Oscar Taveras‘ recovery from last year’s ankle surgery has gone much more slowly than expected and has recently led to hamstring problems as well, and today the Cardinals optioned the 22-year-old stud outfield prospect to minor-league camp. That means Taveras will begin the season at..." March 13
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Prized outfield prospect Oscar Taveras, who had right ankle surgery last season, is sidelined indefinitely with a tight hamstring in the same leg. And Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Taveras won't come north with the team if he can't show he can be 100 percent and play appreciably by the end..." March 11
CBSSports.com "Cardinals kicker Jay Feely is staying in Arizona. Feely took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he's re-signed with the Cardinals. The 37-year-old has been with the team since 2010. Feely was set to become a free agent on Tuesday, but he avoided that by signing his new deal. The new contract..." March 10
Source: Diaz deal with #STLCards is $8M for four years.
Hardball Talk "As first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cardinals have agreed to a major league contract with Cuban infielder Aledmys Diaz. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that it’s a four-year deal. Diaz will arrive at Cardinals camp in Jupiter, Florida on Monday morning. No word on the..." March 09
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia will leave for Birmingham, Ala., Monday to visit the Andews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, founded by noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews. But Garcia, who has had a recurrence of shoulder discomfort in spring training, said this is not a bad thing. Garcia..." March 09
#STLCards to be cautious with Oscar Taveras for a few days after he notified staff of right hamstring tightness on Saturday.
ESPN.com "St. Louis Cardinals leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter has signed a six-year contract extension worth $52 million, according to multiple media reports. The Cardinals have not confirmed the deal but have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. ET on Saturday morning from their spring training..." March 09
CBSSports.com "The Cardinals are holding outfielder Peter Bourjos out of action for at least one more day with tightness in his right leg, reports MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. He alerted the team to the problem after Sunday's game and he has not played since. "They're testing him out," said manager Mike..." March 06
Hardball Talk "Matt Carpenter had a breakout season in 2013, handling a position switch to second base just fine and hitting .318 while leading the league in hits (199), doubles (55), and runs scored (126). Now this season he’s moving again, this time to third base, and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post..." March 06
Last word from Rick Ankiel was that he was waiting to see if right situation came along, but Cards broadcast says he has retired.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Elvis Presley was fired by the Grand Ole Opry after one performance. The first time he attempted to perform standup comedy, Jerry Seinfield froze in fear and was booed off the stage. Abraham Lincoln lost several elections early on in his political career. Winston Churchill flunked the sixth..." March 05
New York Post "Jhonny Peralta was high on the Mets’ wish list after last season, but it turns out he was closer to playing his home games in the Bronx this year than in Queens. The veteran shortstop – who ultimately signed a four-year deal worth $53 million with the Cardinals – told The Post on Sunday that..." March 03
Rosenthal (groin strain) has advanced in weight room workouts, schedule to return to mound not announced. Described as soon. #Cardinals
ESPN.com "St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has a simple solution to speed up baseball games: expand the strike zone. Baseball faces longer games this season with the introduction of expanded replay and managers' challenges. "All of the talk for everybody, all the critics, is about the speed..." March 01
Toronto Star "Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez, who was in the midst of an Internet firestorm, said he would stay off Twitter and “focus on baseball” after the pornographic pictures he had collected on his “favourites” page on the social media site gained attention through media reports. Martinez,..." February 28
Jaime Garcia has returned to #stlcards camp. He expects to wait another 10-15 days before he resumes throwing.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Lefthander Jaime Garcia will rejoin the Cardinals today. He took a cortisone shot in his left shoulder at the office of Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., on Wednesday and the Cardinals’ brass is encouraged that no additional surgery is required so far. But when he will pitch again, and in..." February 27
Toronto Sun "St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is "embarrassed" following Monday's revelation that pitcher Carlos Martinez's Twitter favourites list, which is public, had links and images to hardcore pornography. "We're embarrassed and he's embarrassed," Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at..." February 26
MLB.com "Left-hander Jaime Garcia received a cortisone injection in his left shoulder on Wednesday after it was determined that he is dealing with inflammation in that area. Both George Paletta, the Cardinals’ team physician, and orthopedist James Andrews saw no structural damage with Garcia’s..." February 26
CBSSports.com "Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia is coming off a season that ended with him having surgery in May to repair a torn rotator cuff and labrum in his left shoulder. Monday, he had an MRI in St. Louis on his left shoulder and now he's headed to see the esteemed Dr. James Andrews Wednesday to..." February 25
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals reliever Jason Motte, who led the National League in saves in 2012, said Tuesday that it would be "a push" for him to be ready for opening day on his current rehab schedule. "Even if I’m throwing bullpens at the end of March and I’m firing balls in there that’s great but it’s still..." February 25