Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Arrieta wins 18th game as Cubs drop Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta's goal may be perfection but he realizes he can occasionally ease up and still have good outcomes. Arrieta (18-7) scattered five hits in a seven-inning shutout effort as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Friday at Wrigley Field. Chicago..." September 24

  • Reyes shows poise as Cardinals drub Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Rookie Alex Reyes is enjoying his time pitching in an important role for a team trying to reach the playoffs. He came up big in pivotal moments on Saturday as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals breezed to a 10-4 win over the National League Central champion Chicago Cubs. With..." September 24

  • Holliday takes live BP; Diaz not in lineup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Early Friday morning, hours before the Cardinals were scheduled to take batting practice, the coaching staff, manager Mike Matheny, and a few players gathered to watch one hitter face one pitcher. Matt Holliday took live batting practice as hoped, against Mike Mayers. Holliday spent about 16..." September 23

  • Cardinals' Luke Weaver: Moves to bullpen Friday

    CBS Sports "Weaver was moved to the bullpen Friday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. Weaver's big league career started off fairly auspiciously, but after two rough outings, the Cardinals decided that they'd like to have him pitch in relief the rest of the season." September 23

  • Arrieta masterful as Cubs clinch tie for home field

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta's goal may be perfection but he realizes he can occasionally ease up and still have good outcomes. Arrieta (18-7) scattered five hits in a seven-inning shutout effort as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Friday at Wrigley Field. Chicago..." September 23

  • Matt Holliday and his underappreciated career with the Cardinals

    Today's Knuckleball "The St. Louis Cardinals are set to activate left fielder Matt Holliday sometime after their three-game set at Wrigley ends Sunday. Holliday has missed most of the season’s second half after breaking his thumb on a hit-by-pitch. From an offensive standpoint, the Cardinals don’t really need..." September 23

  • Wainwright (4 RBIs) powers Cardinals past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After his second start this season, St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright made an adjustment -- not on the mound but in the batters box. Determined to be a better hitter and aware that his knowledge of the strike zone was lacking, Wainwright moved closer to home plate...." September 21

  • Aledmys Diaz dealing with waning arm strength after thumb injury

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz missed about six weeks after suffering a hairline fracture in his right thumb. He returned on September 12 but manager Mike Matheny says Diaz’s throwing motion was off and that he’s been dealing with waning arm strength, ESPN’s Mark Saxon reports. Diaz was given..." September 21

  • Arenado backs Marquez as Rockies slam Cards

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- German Marquez was impressive in his first major league start and Nolan Arenado hit a grand slam as the Colorado Rockies piled on rookie starter Luke Weaver early and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-1 on Wednesday. The victory enabled the Rockies to avoid being swept in the..." September 21

  • Martinez, Cardinals hold off Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- St. Louis Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez experienced considerably more trouble Monday night with the mile-high altitude than the Colorado Rockies' batters. He overcame a laborious first inning and a dash around the bases after getting a tiebreaking hit, and he fought his way..." September 20

  • Cardinals pull out victory over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Given the San Francisco Giants' recent issues with their bullpen, the St. Louis Cardinals were confident they could make something happen in the most important inning of their season Saturday night. And they were right. Kolten Wong's sacrifice fly capped a two-run..." September 18

  • Reyes helps Cardinals salvage split with Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- St. Louis Cardinals rookie Alex Reyes insisted it was fun just to be able to watch three games with playoff-type pressure Thursday through Saturday against the San Francisco Giants. But when the 22-year-old got his chance to stand on the hill in front of 41,000 people..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Matt Holliday Could Be Done For Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has been on the shelf for over a month since fracturing his right thumb Aug. 11, and it appeared earlier this week he was on the verge of returning. That’s no longer the case, however, as Holliday’s thumb swelled up Saturday and forced him to cancel a scheduled..." September 18

  • Giants earn crucial victory over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- It had been 60 days since Yadier Molina's last error and 62 since Buster Posey's last home run, but they both happened again Friday night. Together, they helped produce all the San Francisco Giants' scoring in an 8-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that resulted in a..." September 17

  • Cardinals Shopped Jaime Garcia Before Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals offered left-hander Jaime Garcia in talks with other clubs prior to the August 1 trade deadline, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports (subscription required). Garcia was deemed expendable since Alex Reyes and Luke Weaver are ticketed for roles in next year’s St. Louis rotation; indeed, both..." September 17

  • Cueto pitches Giants past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Even after San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy pushed back his players' mandatory arrival time to 5 p.m. Thursday night, Johnny Cueto showed up 10 minutes late. Fortunately for the Giants, the right-hander stayed late to finish his work. Cueto pitched a..." September 16

  • Alex Reyes Moves Into Cardinals’ Rotation; Trevor Rosenthal Activated

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals are set to make some changes to their pitching staff, with rising young righty Alex Reyes taking the rotation slot of Jaime Garcia, as MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch was among those to tweet. Garcia is slated for a move to the bullpen. Also heading to the major league relief corps is..." September 16

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Cards grab much-needed win vs. Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, the second inning of Tuesday night's game was that moment where you break glass in case of emergency. Struggling starter Jaime Garcia had just walked Dexter Fowler to load the bases for Kris Bryant and his 37 homers. The Chicago Cubs..." September 14

  • Lester leads Cubs to share of NL Central title

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs are planning to throw a party Thursday night at Wrigley Field with about 40,000 fans invited. Jon Lester tossed eight strong innings and Anthony Rizzo belted two homers Wednesday as Chicago clinched at least a tie for the National League..." September 14

  • Cardinals Activate Michael Wacha For Pen Duty, Consider Rotation Change

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have activated righty Michael Wacha today, MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch tweets. While that represents a welcome return, he will not slot into his accustomed spot in the rotation. After missing over a month with shoulder issues, there simply isn’t time for him to build up to a full..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Tony La Russa questions the sincerity of Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest

    SI "Former MLB manager Tony La Russa weighed in on Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest in an interview with SI Now's Maggie Gray on Wednesday, calling it disrespectful and questioning whether Kaepernick is protesting just to draw attention to himself. Gray asked La Russa how he would handle..." September 14

  • Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Dealing with back tightness

    CBS Sports "Carpenter exited Monday's game against the Cubs in the seventh inning with tightness in his back, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports." September 13

  • Wacha has sights set on Wednesday return

    MLB.com "After facing four teammates during a 26-pitch batting-practice session on Monday, Michael Wacha left the field encouraged by how he felt during what might have been his final test before a return from the disabled list. Wacha, who was placed on the DL with a stress reaction in his right..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Alex Reyes' US-to-DR Move, Growth Spurt Spawned 100 MPH Fastball

    Bleacher Report "Depending on when you first heard of Alex Reyes, it might come as a surprise that the 22-year-old pitcher is in a playoff race with the St. Louis Cardinals. A Google search reveals little—if anything—was written about him as an above-average but not particularly promising high school pitcher...." September 12

  • Brewers knock Cards back with win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- There was a reason, as Sunday's game went to the eighth inning, that it seemed familiar to Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell. With the Brewers ahead 1-0, Counsell felt like he was watching a replay of the game approximately 18 hours earlier against the St. Louis Cardinals. All..." September 11

  • Martinez helps Cardinals beat Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez was far from dominant Friday night, but he gave the St. Louis Cardinals what they needed the most: a victory. Martinez snapped a string of sub-par performances from Cardinals' starters by pitching seven innings to get the 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers...." September 10

  • Reyes, Rosenthal, Wacha could give bullpen a boost

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A Cardinals bullpen down the stretch including Alex Reyes, Trevor Rosenthal and Michael Wacha? All as set-up men? Recent events are trending that way. Rosenthal, out since late July because of shoulder problems, has thrown two side sessions — the last an impressive one on Wednesday in..." September 10

  • Perez leads hits parade as Brewers blast Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- In his career, St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia has been very tough against the Milwaukee Brewers, entering Thursday night's game with an 11-5 record and 2.61 ERA. But that version of Garcia didn't show up, replaced instead by the one that keeps forcing the bullpen..." September 08

  • Cardinals rally in ninth to defeat Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Like something from a movie script, the St. Louis Cardinals pulled out a never-say-die, 9-7 win Tuesday over the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Cardinals had lost an early five-run lead, trailed by a run and were down to their final strike when pinch-hitter Matt..." September 07

  • Kang's late blast lifts Pirates over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Two outs. Ninth inning. One-run lead. St. Louis' Matt Carpenter at the plate. That's what Pittsburgh closer Tony Watson faced Wednesday -- the same scenario as a night earlier. This time, Watson got Carpenter to fly out to right, ending the game and giving the Pittsburgh..." September 07

  • Leake to return this week; Pena, Kelly join Cards

    MLB.com "Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 30 with shingles, threw an abbreviated bullpen session at Great American Ball Park on Sunday. He could be activated as soon as Tuesday, but manager Mike Matheny said the timing of that activation is still up for..." September 05

  • Grichuk, Wong homers help Cardinals beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The St. Louis Cardinals needed this one. Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer and Kolten Wong added a solo shot, helping the Cardinals avoid the sweep with a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the finale of a three-game series Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball..." September 04

  • Cardinals activate Adams from DL for playoff push

    MLB.com "Matt Adams knew what was expected of him. As a Major League player on a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis, Adams would need to follow a time-honored baseball tradition by providing a memorable meal for his teammates." September 03

  • Suarez plates Cozart in 9th as Reds edge Cards

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- A big weekend for Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez got off to a flying start Friday night. Suarez singled home Zack Cozart with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting Cincinnati to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a..." September 02

  • Brewers top Cards to snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- When Matt Carpenter ripped into a 91-mph fastball with two on and nobody out in the eighth inning Monday night, you could almost hear the resignation from the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout. Twice in as many nights, they saw a late-inning lead disappear against the St. Louis..." September 01

  • Grichuk's hit in 10th gives Cardinals victory

    The Sports Xchange "By Andrew Wagner, The Sports Xchange MILWAUKEE -- For a second straight night, the Milwaukee Brewers looked like they might finally break the hex held over them by the St. Louis Cardinals. And for the second straight night, the Cardinals made sure that didn't happen. Randal..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at ESPN.com says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Mike Leake placed on the disabled list with shingles

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals have placed starter Mike Leake on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22, with shingles. Which: ugh. Anyone I’ve ever known who has had it wouldn’t wish it on their worst enemy." August 29

  • Two-run eighth sends Athletics past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a night where St. Louis Cardinals fans got to see the much-anticipated first major league start for rookie Alex Reyes, the Oakland Athletics spoiled the party, thanks to their pitching. Starter Zach Neal and three relievers combined to retire the last 17 batters they faced..." August 27

  • Cardinals recall Socolovich, option Tuivailala to Memphis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After Sam Tuivailala pitched pitched twice in three days against the Mets due to short outings by starting pitchers, the Cardinals needed a rested arm for the start of a three-game series against Oakland. They turned to Miguel Socolovich, who was recalled from Memphis on Friday afternoon after..." August 26

  • Cardinals' Weaver gets first major-league win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- It was a more aggressive Luke Weaver that toed the mound Friday night in Busch Stadium. He didn't nibble at corners and give too much credit to hitters. Because he attacked more and minimized mistakes, Weaver is now the owner of his first major league win. Going six..." August 26

  • Cardinals pile up 19 hits, dominate Mets

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Stephen Piscotty stood in front of his locker and explained the Wednesday night game simply. "He might have left a few more pitches in the middle of the plate than usual," the St. Louis Cardinals right fielder said of New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom, "and we took..." August 25

  • Lugo exits early as Mets win series at St. Louis

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The New York Mets are running out of time and starting pitchers at a dizzying clip. However, a 10-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Thursday allowed the Mets to salvage a 5-5 road trip after a 1-4 start. New York took two of three in the series to move..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25