Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Mariners hold off Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The month of June has been rough on the Seattle bullpen, thanks in large part to a string of short outings from the Mariners' starting pitchers. In the span of eight days, Seattle made 16 roster moves involving pitchers. On Saturday night, the bullpen played a huge part again --..." June 26

  • The Cardinals' pen likely to bounce back; still likely to be upgraded at the deadline

    Viva El Birdos "As we've talked about at length this year, the Cardinals' 2015-2016 off-season was all about building depth. Jedd Gyorko, Mike Leake, retaining Jonathan Broxton and Brandon Moss, yada, yada, yada. You guys know that, you've been inundated with it. It's worked out pretty well so far. Enough of the..." June 26

  • Cards bash 6 solo homers to blow past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE --The St. Louis Cardinals used 13 extra-base hits, including six solo home runs over the final four innings, to beat the Seattle Mariners 11-6 on Sunday and salvage the final game of a three-game series. Tommy Pham hit his first two home runs of the season with solo shots in the..." June 26

  • The Cardinals are changing things up at closer, Rosenthal is out

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals started the frame up 3-1 on the Mariners, but closer Trevor Rosenthal's ninth went double, walk, walk-off homer. For the Cardinals and their rooters, this is a somewhat familiar refrain. As such, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny met with Rosenthal on Saturday and let him know he'll..." June 26

  • Lind haunts Cardinals, lifts Mariners to win

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal doesn't know what the future might hold, and he's not even sure what's gone on in the recent past. Having blown his third save in his last 12 opportunities on Friday night, Rosenthal didn't have many answers. "Obviously, it's not fun that I gave..." June 25

  • Could Cardinals make a change at closer?

    MLB.com "A month that opened with manager Mike Matheny insisting that there would be no changes coming to the closer's role is now nearing an end with growing uncertainty surrounding that spot. After nudging their way ahead of the Mariners during a three-run eighth, the Cardinals watched it all dissolve..." June 25

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Wainwright, Cardinals shut down Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Adam Wainwright was in a familiar spot on Tuesday, struggling with command but with enough to still earn a victory. "That's the way I've been my entire career," said the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander following a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. "When you don't have your best..." June 22

  • Cardinals complete sweep of Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Michael Wacha said he's been building toward a welcomed breakthrough. The right-hander snapped a personal streak of 10 straight starts without a win as the St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 7-2 victory on Wednesday. "Stuff was coming..." June 22

  • Rangers complete sweep of Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues play just down the street from Busch Stadium at Scottrade Center. The Texas Rangers came into town this weekend and made St. Louis' other major sports franchise sing the blues. Jurickson Profar lined a two-run, two-out single in the top of the eighth..." June 19

  • Cardinals recall Kolten Wong after demotion

    ESPN "The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled Kolten Wong from Memphis on Friday and have optioned rookie outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker to the Triple-A team. Wong was demoted earlier this month to open a spot for infielder Jhonny Peralta, who came off the 15-day disabled list. The 25-year-old Wong..." June 17

  • Cardinals sign top draft pick Perez

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have agreed to terms with their top draft pick, Puerto Rican high school shortstop Delvin Perez, and will introduce him to the media at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Busch Stadium. Perez, 17, had dropped from a potential top five pick in last week’s draft to No. 23, likely based on the..." June 17

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Kolten Wong is raking, playing center field at Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "It’s been quite an up and down year for Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong. The year started out with him signing a long-term contract extension to the tune of five-years and $25.5 million. Then it featured him hitting .222/.306/.286 with a total of four extra-base hits in 144 plate appearances. That..." June 15

  • Springer's big night lifts Astros over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- So what felt better, George Springer, throwing a runner out at the plate or cracking the go-ahead homer in the top of the eighth inning? "The win," he said. The Houston Astros' right fielder basically did it all Wednesday night, dazzling on offense and defense to help his..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Fister, Astros halt Cards' winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Good thing for the Houston Astros that they didn't load the bases with one out in the seventh inning Tuesday night. Manager A.J. Hinch was prepared to lift starter Doug Fister for a pinch-hitter. But when Marwin Gonzalez was nipped at first on a close play, moving Colby Rasmus..." June 14

  • Holliday, Grichuk help Cardinals rout Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Sunday's game was the picture of teams going in opposite directions. Matt Holliday and Randal Grichuk each belted a home run as the St. Louis Cardinals completed a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with an 8-3 win on Sunday. St. Louis has won a season-best five games in a..." June 12

  • Cardinals erupt in 12th with help from Wainwright

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Adam Wainwright has had his moments as a pitcher. On Friday, he got to experience a different career highlight. Wainwright and Matt Adams hit back-to-back doubles and Brandon Moss slugged a three-run homer to key a six-run 12th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the..." June 11

  • Martinez silences Pirates bats in Cardinals' win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- A couple of outs. That's all that separated Carols Martinez from his first major league complete game. As it was, the St. Louis right-hander lasted plenty long enough and pitched plenty well enough Saturday to lead the Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1. "He's got..." June 11

  • Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright finally returning to form

    Sport News "The Cardinals are 10 games back of the Cubs in the NL Central, but their ace might finally be pitching like a No. 1 starter. Since giving up seven runs on 11 hits in five innings against the Angels on May 12, Adam Wainwright has turned in six quality starts. The latest came Thursday night when..." June 10

  • Mozeliak: We're willing to take 'black eye' over Perez pick

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals made a risky move on Thursday when they selected Puerto Rican shortstop Delvin Perez 23rd overall in the MLB draft. Perez, who was highly touted coming into the draft and expected to go in the top 10, tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, which kept..." June 10

  • SS Delvin Perez drops to Cardinals at No. 23 pick

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Led by first-year amateur scouting director Randy Flores, the Cardinals entered the first day of the Major League Baseball draft with four picks and a draft purse of $9,080,700. Flores, who later showed his sweaty palms as a sign of the nerves he battled, arrived with a bang. His first..." June 10

  • Wainwright flashes top form in Cardinals' victory

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Adam Wainwright had a 7.16 ERA in April. His struggles continued into May. Some wondered if it was the lingering effect of the ankle injury which caused him to miss 142 games last season, or perhaps the gradual decline of a 34-year old veteran with 10-plus years on his right..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Moss hits 2 of Cards' 4 homers in rout of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Brandon Moss would like to hit for a higher average and reach base more consistently. In the meantime, he is content with jogging around the bases. "I've got power and I go up there to use my power, that's my role on the team," Moss said. "I'm never going to hit .300. I am who..." June 08

  • Votto's walk-off homer pushes Reds past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Joey Votto struck out in the seventh inning on Tuesday night and his frustration was apparent when he got back to the dugout. "He was upset he didn't have a better at-bat," said manager Bryan Price. "I felt like he was going to bring his focus to the next at-bat." Votto's..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Four-run rally pushes Cardinals past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Even though it wasn't a hit, Yadier Molina saw it as a sign that perhaps his luck is about to change. Molina was mired in the worst slump of his career Sunday night, hitless in 20 consecutive at-bats, when he came up with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a tie game..." June 06

  • Cardinals option Kolten Wong to Triple-A

    MLB Daily Dish "The Cardinals have optioned second baseman Kolten Wong to Triple-A Memphis, according to a club announcement. Jhonny Peralta, who has missed the entire season to this point, will be activated off the disabled list Tuesday. Wong, 25, has hit just .222/.306/.286 with one home run in 49 games for..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz proving he has staying power

    ESPN "When Aledmys Diaz batted 17 points better than Ted Williams’ finest season in his first month in the big leagues, it’s probably fair to say that most people around baseball figured Diaz couldn’t keep it up. When he slugged 116 points better than Barry Bonds’ career mark in his first month in the..." June 05

  • Cueto, Giants grind past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- There was reason to anticipate that Johnny Cueto's great start might hit a roadblock Friday. After all, the San Francisco Giants' ace right-hander entered the game with a 5.71 career earned run average at Busch Stadium, along with a 1-5 record in his last 10 starts against the..." June 04

  • Cardinals sign Jerome Williams to minor-league deal

    MLB Daily Dish "The Cardinals have signed right-hander Jerome Williams to a minor-league deal, general manager John Mozeliak told reporters. The deal will pay Williams $2 million if he makes the major-league roster, according to a baseball source. Williams underwent achilles surgery this winter, delaying his..." June 04

  • Cardinals stun Giants, Samardzija with HR barrage

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- When San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija started the fifth inning Saturday night, he owned a three-hit shutout and a four-run lead over the St. Louis Cardinals. "He was throwing 98 (mph) and throwing 94 mile an hour cutters and sinkers," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny..." June 04

  • Five NL teams that will definitely be buyers

    Sporting News "As we mentioned a couple days ago, this year's trade market is going to be a bit strange. The first place to look for potential midseason trade acquisitions is at the list of potential after-the-season free agents. Well, that list is pretty bare. Front offices will have to get..." June 04

  • Wong may be odd man out when Peralta returns from DL

    ESPN "The Cardinals locked up second baseman Kolten Wong to a five-year, $25.5 million contract extension in spring training, but his grasp on an every-day job is far from secure. On Friday, general manager John Mozeliak unveiled the team's plans when Jhonny Peralta returns from the 15-day disabled..." June 04

  • Carpenter leads 14-hit attack in Cardinals' victory

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For the second straight game, Matt Carpenter feasted on Milwaukee Brewers' pitching. Carpenter had four hits, including a pair of RBI triples, pacing the Cardinals in a 10-3 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at Miller Park. "When you feel good, you feel good,"..." June 01

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

  • Martinez, Holliday help Cardinals blank Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Carlos Martinez badly wanted to end May on a high note. Martinez, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander, had opened the season 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA. But in five May starts, he'd struggled, posting an 0-5 record and 6.84 ERA. He looked more than ready to close the book on..." May 30

  • Cardinals “Unlikely” To Receive Hacking Punishment Before June Draft

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball is “unlikely” to issue any penalty to the Cardinals for the organization’s role in the Astros computer breach controversy prior to the upcoming amateur draft on June 9, Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch hears from sources familiar with Commissioner Rob Manfred’s..." May 30

  • Jhonny Peralta's return delayed after SS accidentally cuts thumb

    ESPN "St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta cut his right thumb while opening a box Saturday and will be delayed in his return from an injury to his other thumb as a result. Peralta, on a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield, had to get three stitches and will not play for three or four..." May 29

  • Nationals put up 10 in win vs. Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Dusty Baker was concerned. His team had a 3-1 lead, but in the sixth inning Jedd Gyorko got a base hit when his grounder bounced off the third-base bag. In the seventh inning, Matt Holliday reached on an infield single as he beat out a high chopper to..." May 29

  • Cardinals Designate Ruben Tejada For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have announced that they’ve designated infielder Ruben Tejada for assignment. Mark Saxon of ESPN.com was first to report on Twitter that the DFA was likely. Tejada’s roster spot will be taken by Matt Carpenter, who’s returning from the paternity list. St. Louis faced a choice..." May 28

  • Piscotty powers Cards over Nats

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Max Scherzer was visibly upset. He was in the middle of his windup in the third inning when Greg Garcia, the Cardinals third baseman, was granted time by home plate umpire Alan Porter with an 0-2 count. Scherzer said a few words to himself, then perhaps lost focus. He..." May 27

  • Baker wins 1,700th as Nationals edge Cards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Dusty Baker walked off the field, then raised his right arm to fans behind Washington's first base dugout. Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman had just caught a towering pop off the bat of Brandon Moss for the final out, giving Washington a 2-1 win Thursday..." May 26

  • Cubs' Arrieta struggles, but improves to 9-0

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jake Arrieta has carried the Chicago Cubs quite a bit since last summer. On Wednesday, his teammates repaid the favor by carrying him through his worst start since last June. Arrieta allowed four runs in a regular-season game for the first time since June 16, 2015, but..." May 25

  • The Royals and Cardinals make a minor trade

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals just announced that they have acquired minor league outfielder Jose Martinez from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Martinez was the 2015 Pacific Coast League batting champ, hitting .384 in 98 games. This year he’s hitting .298/.356/.433 in 37 games. He..." May 25