Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Wacha pitches to the Max, leads Cards to win over Nationals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Washington Nationals threw their best at the Cardinals in an attempt to get back to .500 and slow the Cardinals uninterrupted run of series victories to start this young season. Michael Wacha was just better. For the third time in as many starts, the Cardinals young righthander allowed..." April 24

  • Kolten Wong finished 3 for 4 with 3 RBI in the Cardinals' 7-5 win over the Nationals

    Fox Sports Midwest "Perhaps no player in the Cardinals' lineup holds more potential than Kolten Wong. The 24-year-old second baseman showed why that is when he contributed a little bit of everything to a 7-5 win at Washington on Wednesday night. Three big hits told only half the story for Wong, who kept the..." April 23

  • Yunel Escobar’s home run powers Nationals past Cardinals

    Washington Post "Yunel Escobar is different from his Washington Nationals teammates. In his native Cuba, baseball is played with a lot of emotion and style. And even after eight years of playing baseball in the United States, Escobar has adapted some to the more sterile style of play here but not completely. So..." April 22

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Cardinals purchase RHP Mitch Harris from Memphis (AAA). Place OF Peter Bourjos on the Paternity List.

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #cardinals promoting #Navy grad Mitch Harris to majors. Will be official Tuesday. Bourjos goes on paternity leave. #stlcards In DC no less.

  • Wainwright zips to a victory

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The only time one of the fastest games ever played at Busch Stadium slowed down was when Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright made his case to stay in it. With manager Mike Matheny walking toward the mound in Sunday’s eighth inning, Wainwright was gripping the ball in his right hand as tight as he was a..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • Unexpected leads to expected in Cards' win over Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "That sense of the unknown that Cardinals leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter wants to give opposing pitchers is the same one Mike Matheny has felt in the dugout watching his youngest starting pitcher, Carlos Martinez, so far this season. Matheny knows the types of pitches Martinez has to choose from,..." April 19

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Holliday should be ready to go tomorrow, per Matheny. #STLCards

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    INJURY REPORT: Matt Holliday exited the game in the top of the 2nd inning with mid back tightness for precautionary reasons.

  • Garcia at least 6 weeks from rejoining Cardinals "Though lefty Jaime Garcia took another small step forward on Friday by facing hitters for the first time since March 24, the Cardinals don't expect him to factor into their Major League plans for at least six more weeks. That projection came from general manager John Mozeliak, who likened..." April 18

  • Molina and Cardinals unload on Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Reports of Yadier Molina’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. At least, that’s what Hannibal’s own Mark Twain might have penned in this space had he been more familiar with baseball, its constant ebbs and flows and the interminable, often infernal scrutiny applied to it. No, Molina was not..." April 18

  • Cards knock off Brewers to take series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "John Lackey struck out eight over seven innings of five-hit ball as the Cardinals knocked off the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 40,079 at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals (5-3) took two of three from the Brewers (2-7); they will close out the homestand against the Reds..." April 17

  • Cards knock off Brewers, 4-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After every Cardinals win, the pitchers who threw in the game line up at the top of the steps that lead from the batting cages toward the main clubhouse and welcome the victors with handshakes and hand slaps. Manager Mike Matheny walked past the relievers Wednesday night and gave them the..." April 16

  • Brewers take advantage of mistakes to defeat Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Beating St. Louis when ace Adam Wainwright is on the mound for the Cardinals feels good any time of the season. But it felt particularly nice Monday afternoon for the Milwaukee Brewers after their horrible first week of the season. Taking advantage of some uncharacteristic sloppy play by the..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Home Opening Day Starting Lineup vs. Milwaukee (4/13).

  • Cards come home on a high note

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a flight home on their travel itinerary for the first time this year and more than 40,000 true believers awaiting their seasonal return, the Cardinals encountered turbulence and another delay Sunday before they could soar to St. Louis. It was worth the wait. After a shaky turn by the..." April 13

  • Reds' manager calls Heyward slide 'dirty'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the Cardinals’ victory Sunday, there were two contentious plays at third base involving Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier — one that his manager called “dirty” — that could have reverberated through the game and beyond. The one the Cardinals hoped would, didn’t. The one they didn’t..." April 13

  • Wacha, Cards relievers hold off Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It took five relievers and Trevor Rosenthal's second five-out save in two seasons but the Cardinals were able to hold fast to a lead and win 4-1 against previously unbeaten Cincinnati. The Cardinals used three relievers to get through the eighth inning and five relievers total to get the next..." April 12

  • Hamilton, Votto lead Reds over Cards

    Citizen-Times "The winning run was a Billy Hamilton Special. He walked, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on fly ball to medium field. On a night when Joey Votto hit a pair of opposite-field, two-run home runs, Hamilton's legs were the difference in the Reds' 5-4 victory over the St...." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Cards keeping an eye on all starters’ innings

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In each of the previous two seasons the Cardinals have had a piggybank approach with their young starting pitchers, saving innings during the summer so that they can spend them when the value increases every fall. With two young arms in the rotation to start this season — and at least one on..." April 10

  • Jake Arrieta leads Cubs past Cards, channels his inner 'Jane Fonda'

    CSN Chicago "When Jake Arrieta's playing career is over, the Cubs pitcher may have a chance to make his name for himself as a fitness guru. At least that's how manager Joe Maddon sees it, joking after Wednesday's 2-0 victory over the Cardinals that Arrieta could follow in Jane Fonda's footsteps with workout..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Molina loses weight, gains attention

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There probably hasn’t been this much discussion over a man’s weight since Elvis Presley fans began to take sides, stating their preference for Fat Elvis or Skinny Elvis. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is noticeably thinner at the start of this season after losing an estimated 20 pounds (at..." April 08

  • Matt Holliday: The Game’s Most Underrated Star

    Fangraphs "A player can become a poster child of sorts for his club’s offense. Edwin Encarnacion notwithstanding, I think of Jose Bautista and his pull power when I think of the Blue Jays. Mark Trumbo’s free-swinging ways embody the Diamondbacks, at least for me. Ben Zobrist hasn’t even played a game for the..." April 07

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    Chicago Cubs @Cubs

    Tonight’s #Cubs vs. #Cardinals game has been postponed due to the forecast of rain and sub-freezing wind chills throughout the evening.

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • Heyward, Cards show Cubs how it's done

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before he could take the last step wearing a jersey he wore for the first time Sunday night, Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward was greeted at the clubhouse door by Adam Wainwright. The team’s ace makes it a habit of welcoming his teammates back after a win, waiting for them atop the staircase..." April 06

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Gary Brown was claimed on waivers and outrighted to the Cardinals.

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    It's finally official: Adam Wainwright will start for the #stlcards on Opening Night.

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • Cards name Martinez their fifth starter

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As they spoke often this winter, manager Mike Matheny told pitcher Carlos Martinez that he would have every opportunity to be a starter in the majors this season and that the team had cleared the way for him to win the job he wanted. On Monday, Matheny told Martinez he had. "It is my dream,"..." March 31

  • Cardinals add Carlos Villanueva

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Cardinals have purchased the contract of pitcher Carlos Villanueva and placed pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury, the team announced Monday. Garcia had been delivering an great performance this spring, posting a 3.86 ERA and 13:3 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3..." March 30

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #stlcards haven't made official announcement but every indication is that Martinez will open season as fifth starter, Gonzales to Triple-A.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #stlcards announce that Jaime Garcia has been put on the 15-day disabled list. Nothing surprising about that news.

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Mentioned earlier that #Cardinals were making LHP Sam Freeman available. Just traded him to #Rangers for a player to be named later or cash

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #cardinals slow down Garcia, had setback. Gonzales will start Sunday, per Matheny.

  • Top Cuban Alvarez drawing interest: Dodgers, Nats, Jays, Cards and more "Top young Cuban righthander Yadier Alvarez is drawing interest from many major-league teams, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Blue Jays, Rangers, Phillies, Cardinals, Twins and Giants. Alvarez, who consistently registers 94-97 mph and recently hit 99, has petitioned MLB to be made eligible to..." March 28

  • Cardinals add “OT” patch for Oscar Taveras

    Hardball Talk "There’s been some controversy about this, but the Cardinals will go ahead with their plan … Oscar Taveras died last October when he crashed his sports car into a tree while driving drunk in the Dominican Republic. His 18-year-old girlfriend Edilia Arvelo was also killed. If Taveras had..." March 26

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Adam Wainwright will start Saturday in Grapefruit game #cardinals His first spring start #STLCards

  • Cardinals' Wainwright to make spring debut Saturday

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals are getting their ace back. Adam Wainwright will take the mound for the first time this spring on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves. The right-hander had been sidelined following minor offseason elbow surgery and an abdominal strain suffered while working out last..." March 17

  • Is Bourjos trade bait? "It has been a rough spring at the plate for the Cardinals’ Peter Bourjos, who has just one hit in 20 Grapefruit League at-bats after an 0-for-4 outing Sunday against the Twins. The numbers can be deceiving since Bourjos is working his way back from a hip impingement that impacted his swing last..." March 17

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #stlcards have optioned C Michael Ohlman; also reassign Mike Mayers, John Gast, Steve Bean and Alberto Rosario.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Wainwright just finished series of fielding drills; showed no effects of abdominal strain; seems likely to make 1st start next wk. #stlcards