Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals' Jay to have wrist surgery "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 "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

  • Michael Wacha is gathering dust as the Cardinals’ forgotten man

    Hardball Talk "Last postseason Shelby Miller was the young, high-upside pitcher ignored by the Cardinals in the playoffs, but this time around it’s Michael Wacha. Wacha thrived in last year’s postseason as a rookie and was great again this season until shoulder problems sidelined him in mid-June. He returned..." October 13

  • Will the Cardinals give A.J. Pierzynski another chance to replace Yadier Molina?

    Hardball Talk "When the Cardinals added A.J. Pierzynski to the NLCS roster after leaving him off the NLDS roster it seemed like an inconsequential move, but now that Yadier Molina is out with a strained oblique muscle the veteran catcher might actually be needed. Last night when Molina exited the game manager..." October 13

  • Wacha's role: Extra-innings reliever

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The role the Cardinals have assigned to righthander Michael Wacha also is one that they would prefer not to use. A year after being the MVP of the National League championship series, Wacha is set to be used as an “extra-inning reliever,” a title that manager Mike Matheny agreed Sunday was..." October 13

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Mozeliak said hopefully his use this October is a "wake up" for Taveras, who will he given conditioning suggestions for offseason #cardinals

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Arizona #Dbacks are expected to announce today the hiring of Chip Hale as their manager. Hale had been the #Athletics bench coach.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadier Molina report: Suffered strained left oblique

  • Cardinals beat Giants in Game 2 with walk-off homerun

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Even the most dramatic twists and turns Game 2 of the National League championship series took after Yadier Molina’s at-bat Sunday in the sixth inning remained secondary to the mundane twists and everyday turns that are now too painful for Molina because of injury. Three innings before Busch..." October 13

  • Cardinals can do better than Randal Grichuk in right field

    Hardball Talk "That Randal Grichuk started and hit second against Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner in Saturday’s shutout loss wasn’t actually a problem. It will be a problem if he finds himself anywhere near the two hole in the next three games of the NLCS for the Cardinals. Grichuk, who unofficially became the..." October 12

  • Adam Wainwright insists his elbow is fine

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright struggled in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night against the Giants, allowing three runs — two earned — on six hits and three walks while failing to make it out of the top of the fifth. He has now surrendered nine runs — eight earned — on 17 hits in nine innings this..." October 12

  • Bumgarner leads Giants past Cards in Game 1

    CSN Bay Area "It was the seventh inning. The crowd stirred. The ace left-hander on the mound stood in the stretch, under a rare bit of duress, squinting for a sign. The Cardinals dismantled Clayton Kershaw twice under these conditions. Against Madison Bumgarner, they got knocked to the dirt. Bumgarner..." October 12

  • Giants top Cardinals 3-0 in Game 1 of NLCS

    San Francisco Chronicle "Plenty of time remains for the Cardinals, Royals or Orioles to put a stop to this even-numbered-year business. The Giants still need seven wins to add a 2014 championship to those of 2010 and 2012. Still, their five victories in this year’s tournament have had that familiar feel. The Giants’..." October 12

  • Could Peavy be a Cardinal next year?

    CSN Bay Area "Jake Peavy, like every other Giants pitcher, is sitting down and thinking about the Cardinals this weekend. Peavy’s been thinking about the Cardinals for quite some time, actually. “I thought it was really close, to be honest with you,” said Peavy, who expected to go to St. Louis in late..." October 12

  • Cardinals -- MLB Beefing Up Security ... In Wake of Civil Unrest "The St. Louis Cardinals tell TMZ Sports they have a "heightened awareness" of the explosive situation in the streets of St. Louis and will take extensive security measures to keep fans safe at this weekend's playoff games. All hell is breaking loose in The Lou ... with angry protesters..." October 12

  • 500 innings in two years — is Wainwright in trouble?

    New York Post "There are questions about Adam Wainwright’s right elbow going into Game 1 of the NLCS Saturday against the Giants at Busch Stadium following a poor performance in the Division Series. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tried to downplay those questions Thursday, saying, “There were some things..." October 10

  • How the Cardinals became baseball’s best franchise

    New York Post "At this point, the question isn’t which team sets baseball’s gold standard. It’s whether any team is anywhere close to the Cardinals to merit the silver. After eliminating Don Mattingly’s Dodgers with a thrilling, 3-2 victory Tuesday evening at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals have advanced to the..." October 09

  • What these playoffs teach us about baseball’s best bankrolls

    New York Post "We begin with this disclaimer: Millions and millions of kids play baseball and just 750 evolve to be good enough at any one time to play in the majors. Of that 750, perhaps one-tenth, 75, are unique talents. This is why I am a players’ guy. Many try yet few succeed at reaching the highest..." October 09

  • Cardinals keeping same pitching rotation for NLCS; Wainwright to start Game 1 "St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will get the ball for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, the team announced Thursday. Wainwright takes the mound opposite San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner for the series opener from Busch Stadium on Saturday. " October 09

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    Stan McNeal @stanmcneal

    Wainwright said he called Adams’ HR, and Lackey confirmed. Wainwright also said he would have started a Game 5, now will go in G1. #stlcards

  • Adams' blast launches Cardinals into another NLCS

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have reached the National League championship series for the fourth year in a row. For the second time in the division series, they overcame Los Angeles Dodgers lefthanded ace Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning, this time on a three-run homer by lefthanded-batting Matt Adams...." October 07

  • Wong goes long, Cards grab series lead

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Kolten Wong, whose main notoriety in his first postseason last year was in being picked off first to end a game, snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer off Los Angeles lefthander Scott Elbert in the seventh inning and the Cardinals held on for a 3-1 win over the Dodgers and snatched a 2-1 edge in..." October 07

  • Yadier Molina will receive fine, but no ban, for umpire shove in Game 1 "Cardinals star catch Yadier Molina will be fined substantially but not suspended for the incident in Game 1 where he briefly shoved umpire Jerry Meals during a dustup in Game 1, sources said. The exact amount of the fine isn't known, but it was said to be an amount that isn't insignificant, one..." October 07

  • Matheny: 'Not likely' Waino would go on short rest

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny dismissed the idea that ace Adam Wainwright struggled to find command of his fastball in Game 1 — and thus couldn’t control the Dodgers, either — because of the lengthy 11-day stretch between starts. But the reason that break was beneficial is the same reason..." October 05

  • Matt Kemp a swing shifter for Dodgers in 3-2 win over Cardinals

    Los Angeles Times "At this stage of the season last year, Matt Kemp was on crutches, calling himself the Dodgers' head cheerleader. In the wake of the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their National League division series, Kemp can call himself something else: October hero. Kemp's..." October 05

  • Yadier Molina: “If you’re going to scream at me you’ve got to be ready to fight”

    Hardball Talk "Benches cleared in Game 1 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Dodgers yesterday after Adam Wainwright hit Yasiel Puig with a pitch. Things escalated when Adrian Gonzalez walked to the plate and began jawing with Yadier Molina. The two went nose-to-nose before eventually being..." October 05

  • Benches clear in Cardinals-Dodgers "The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, who have a history of animosity, had a benches-clearing incident in the third inning of their first National League Division Series game Friday night after Adam Wainwright hit Yasiel Puig with a 90 mph fastball. Puig was taking his base when the..." October 04

  • Cardinals bring back the October magic with win over Dodgers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Having done his part to once again set the stage for his teammates to pull off the unthinkable, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright went looking for food. He was starving. By his own admission, his start Friday night at Dodger Stadium was “terrible,” and there was nothing else for him to do but watch..." October 04

  • Cardinals announce Division Series roster "The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 25-man roster for the best-of-five Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers that begins tomorrow at Dodger Stadium. The Cardinals 25-man Division Series roster is as follows: PITCHERS (12): Randy Choate-LHP, Sam Freeman-LHP, Marco Gonzales-LHP,..." October 02

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Wacha vs #Dodgers last Oct: 13.2 IP, 0 R MT @Cardinals Starting rotation for NLDS: Wainwright, Lynn, Lackey & Miller; Wacha in bullpen.

  • Cardinals clinch the Central division title thanks to Johnny Cueto

    Viva El Birdos "Johnny Cueto is not a swine. He's the type of weasel who will attack a man from behind, kick him in the head with metal-spiked feet, and end his career. No, Cueto is not a swine because he has no spine. He's more akin to some sort of invertebrate, slithering in the gutter, waiting to..." September 29

  • Trumbo powers D-Backs to win over Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks hit three home runs — two by 1B Mark Trumbo — to beat the St.Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Saturday at Chase Field. For the Cardinals, the loss coupled with a Pittsburgh Pirates loss earlier in the day landed both teams in a tie for first in the National League Central with one game..." September 28

  • Cards beat Diamondbacks in extra innings

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Cardinals rookie Marco Gonzales first started warming up early in Friday’s game, he was preparing to rescue another starter. When he warmed up in the middle innings, he was set to protect the bullpen from bulk innings. When finally he got into the game late, his assignment was the simplest of..." September 27

  • Jake Arrieta ends his season with strong outing in Cubs’ 3-1 victory over Cards

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta’s last start of the season was a memorable one, and not just because of his arm. Arrieta threw seven innings and gave up one unearned run while striking out 10 in the Cubs’ 3-1 win Wednesday night over the St. Louis Cardinals. Arrieta picked up his 10th win and ended his season..." September 25

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Jon Jay not with #STLCards tonight. He left team to tend to a personal matter, is expected to rejoin club in Arizona for Friday's game.

  • Welington Castillo delivers 10th-inning walk-off win for Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kyle Hendricks was cruising for five innings. Then, the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals got to him in the sixth. After being staked to a three-run lead against Shelby Miller on a two-run homer by Welington Castillo and a solo shot by Matt Szczur, Hendricks gave it back in the sixth of the..." September 24

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams out of the #stlcards lineup due to stomach illness.

  • Cards hold off Reds for 2-1 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Tha Cardinals won another tight affair Friday at Busch Stadium, beating the Cincinnati Reds 2-1. The victory featured a stout pitching performance by starter John Lackey. Skipped over for his last scheduled start, Lackey demonstrated he was back on track with 87 pitches in 7 2/3 innings. He..." September 20

  • Holliday's dash for winning run lifts Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If there is a hereafter, Enos Slaughter was there smiling Wednesday night. Johnny Pesky was weeping. For his part, Matt Holliday wasn’t too worried about the history those two former major leaguer players share. But Holliday’s “mad dash” in the seventh inning keyed a 2-0 Cardinals victory over..." September 18

  • Brewers take down Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers battled back from a brutal first inning to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 11 straight innings and managed just enough offense to eke out a critical victory tonight in extra innings. Gerardo Parra and Wily Peralta kept them in the game early, and a couple of September callups drove in..." September 17

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    John Lackey to start for #stlcards on Friday. Michael Wacha will go Saturday.

  • Cards' magic number at 10 after sweeping Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The magic number is 10 for the Cardinals' second straight National League Central Division title and eighth outright (plus one tie) since 2000. A 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Sunday at Busch Stadium finished off a three-game sweep for the Cardinals, who maintained their 3 1/2 game division..." September 15

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