Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Family of the late Oscar Taveras uses Twitter to thank supporters

    Fox Sports Midwest "Family of the late Oscar Taveras took to Twitter on Thursday night to reach out to all those who supported them following their tragic loss. Taveras, the Cardinals' 22-year-old rookie outfielder who passed away along with his girlfriend in a car crash in the Dominican Republic last month, was..." November 21

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #STLCards released OF Shane Robinson.

  • Cardinals trade Shelby Miller to Braves for Jason Heyward

    USA Today "In a surprise move, the Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. The 25-year-old Heyward was a first-round pick in 2007 and has won two Gold Glove awards. In 2014, he hit .271 with 11 home..." November 18

  • Cardinals hire Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach

    Hardball Talk "Tacking on to an already busy day of acquiring Jason Heyward in a blockbuster trade, the Cardinals have hired Bill Mueller as their new assistant hitting coach. Mueller resigned as the Cubs’ hitting coach in early October after one season on the job at least in part because he was unhappy with..." November 17

  • Cubs opener moved up to April 5th at Wrigley

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs announced their 2015 opener against the Cardinals will be moved from April 6th to April 5th after ESPN2 picked the game up for a 7:05 p.m. national "Sunday Night Baseball" telecast. It'll mark the first-ever night home opener in Cubs' history, the first game of the video board era at..." November 14

  • Cards have room to spend if necessary

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the Cardinals prefer to sell prospective players on their past, their present run of success, their fan base, and an organizational attention to detail from the ownership down to the historically accurate chain-stitching on their iconic jersey, there is more the Cardinals can offer than..." November 13

  • Oscar Taveras was drunk during fatal crash "Dominican officials said St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras' blood alcohol content level was five times the legal limit at the time of his fatal crash, according to the Associated Press. Taveras and his girlfriend Edilia Arvelo were killed in a car accident on Oct. 26 while..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Dean Anna just landed a contract and a 40-man spot with the Cardinals.

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    MLB @MLB

    The 2014 #PlatinumGlove winners: @Yadimolina04 and Alex Gordon.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    More to come on, but #stlcards CF Peter Bourjos underwent hip surgery to address impingement; expected ready for ST.

  • Masterson may be a fit for Red Sox

    CSN New England "A year ago, Masterson seemed headed for a big free agent payday. But he and the Cleveland Indians couldn't get together on an extension last offseason, and last July the Indians dealt him to St. Louis. He was, in a word, abysmal with the Cardinals, compiling a 7.04 ERA in six games. There were..." November 05

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards name David Bell as the team's new bench coach. Bell was previously the assistant hitting coach during the 2014 season.

  • Cardinals exercise option to bring back Lackey "In what was merely a formality, the Cardinals exercised their team option on right-handed starter John Lackey for 2015. The organization's decision to retain Lackey for another season was never in question. In fact, one of the reasons that Lackey was so attractive to the Cardinals at the Trade..." October 31

  • Thousands attend funeral for Cards' Taveras "Several St. Louis Cardinals were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery near the Dominican Republic's north coast for Tuesday's burial of major league outfielder Oscar Taveras. Some people clutched pictures of Taveras as they walked behind his coffin and entered the municipal..." October 29

  • Game 6 starter Yordano Ventura on dear friend Oscar Taveras: "I'm dedicating that game to him." "Yordano Ventura will take the mound from Kauffman Stadium tonight "without a net," as Royals manager Ned Yost put it, a reference to his team facing elimination entering Game 6 of the World Series. Ventura will also be pitching with a broken heart, and a few extra reminders. Scrawled on his..." October 28

  • Cardinals mourn the death of Oscar Taveras

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "From stunned to sorrowful: The reaction on social media. Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed along with his girlfriend today in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 22 years old. Here is the how the Cardinals and the rest of the baseball industry responded to this..." October 27

  • Cardinals Prospect Oscar Taveras Killed In Car Crash "St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras was reportedly killed in a car crash while driving to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. His girlfriend, reportedly in the car with him, was also killed. Taveras's agent, Brian Mejia, confirmed the 22-year-old's death." October 27

  • Matheny issues statement following death of Oscar Taveras "General Manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny left St. Louis on Monday for the Dominican Republic to be with the family of Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals' outfielder killed along with his girlfriend in a car accident on Sunday. Through the Cardinals, Matheny issued a statement about..." October 27

  • Juan Perez learns of friend's death, comes off bench to help Giants

    Sporting News "As far as the history of the 2014 World Series is concerned, Game 5 belonged to Madison Bumgarner, beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Giants’ ace threw a four-hitter, striking out eight Royals and walking none in a 5-0 victory that sent San Francisco to the road with two chances to wrap up a third..." October 27

  • Adam Wainwright underwent elbow surgery to “trim” ligament

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week the Cardinals insisted there was nothing wrong with Adam Wainwright‘s elbow and he wouldn’t require surgery, but now Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the ace right-hander underwent surgery today to have “a ligament trimmed in his right..." October 24

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Adam Wainwright won’t require surgery on elbow

    Hardball Talk "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • Cardinals will try to trade Randy Choate this offseason

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • 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

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