Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Matt Holliday could rejoin the Cardinals next week

    Hardball Talk "Matt Holliday has been sidelined since June 8 with a Grade 2 strain of his right quadriceps muscle, but the Cardinals haven’t given up hope on having him back before the All-Star break. According to Jenifer Langosch of, Holliday resumed taking batting practice this week without any..." July 04

  • Gyorko, Padres top Cardinals again

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Could this be the start of a long-awaited run? To this point, the Padres have shown few indications of an ability to sustain winning baseball. The last two games, then, have represented a welcome departure. Friday, a night after the Padres captured an extra-inning victory at Busch Stadium, Jedd..." July 04

  • Charges pending in alleged Cardinals computer intrusion of Astros

    CNN "Federal investigators have recommended charges be brought against at least one St. Louis Cardinals employee implicated in the probe of an alleged computer intrusion of databases belonging to the Houston Astros, officials briefed on the investigation said Friday. But it was not immediately clear..." July 04

  • Venable lifts Padres past Cardinals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "At the season's halfway point, the Padres remain a long way from where they hope to be. Thursday represented a positive, if small, step in the right direction. Will Venable delivered the winning blow in the top of the 11th, booming a two-run homer to lift San Diego to a 5-3 victory over the..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

  • Cardinals place Jon Jay on disabled list

    Hardball Talk "In less controversial news, the Cardinals announced this afternoon that outfielder Jon Jay was placed on the 15-day disabled list with what is being termed as a left wrist stress reaction and a bone bruise. The move cleared a spot for Tim Cooney, who will make a spot-start against the Padres..." July 02

  • White Sox survive three rain delays to blow past Cardinals

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox came to Missouri with the worst road record in the American League for a short series against baseball’s best team. On paper, things didn’t appear to bode well for the White Sox. But baseball can be a weird game. After surviving three rain delays totaling 2:19, the White Sox beat..." July 02

  • Cardinals fire scouting director; had admitted to hacking into Astros database

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The St. Louis Cardinals have terminated the contract of their scouting director, Chris Correa, after an “imposed leave of absence,” a lawyer for Cardinals executives said Thursday. James G. Martin, lawyer for chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and general manager John Mozeliak, declined to comment on the..." July 02

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Matheny: Garcia won't go on DL, but won't start Thursday. Official move not made, mgr says. Implies Cooney will start #cardinals #stlcards

  • Elbow irritation puts Belisle on DL

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While some of his teammates appeared in golf tournaments for charity and others just enjoyed a rare off day at home, Matt Belisle came to Busch Stadium with one purpose. He intended to show Monday that he could throw Tuesday. It didn’t happen. The veteran reliever was placed on the 15-day..." July 01

  • Chris Sale ties Martinez record; White Sox win in 11 against Cardinals

    Chicago Sun-Times "Chris Sale is the shining light in this White Sox season of gloom. The three-time All-Star left-hander on Tuesday joined Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez as the only pitchers in major-league history to strike out 10 or more batters in eight consecutive games by fanning 12 St. Louis Cardinals in..." July 01

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Cardinals sign second- and third-round draft picks

    Fox Sports Midwest "The St. Louis Cardinals have signed their second- and third-round MLB Draft picks Bryce Denton and Harrison Bader as well as four additional players, bringing the club's total draft picks signed to 29 and the overall total to 34. Denton, the club's second-round selection and 66th overall, was..." June 29

  • Cards hit six doubles in 4-1 victory over Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Five different Cardinals smacked six doubles on their way to a 4-1 victory and a sweep over the Chicago Cubs late Sunday night. St. Louis first baseman Xavier Scruggs’ RBI single in the second inning and Jhonny Peralta’s single in the eighth were the only non-doubles the Cardinals hit all..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • Cards clobber Cubs for 50th win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Maybe it just seems as if Michael Wacha has been here longer than he has. He’s been with the Cardinals long enough to be their postseason hero in 2013. And long enough to throw the last pitch of the 2014 postseason. But neither of those years was a full campaign for the 23-year-old righthander,..." June 28

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    Bernie Miklasz @miklasz

    Matheny said J.Garcia did not throw bullpen session today (sore groin); won't start Tues, but maybe Wed. Or could skip next start.

  • Cardinals steal one from Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It is improbable enough that the Cardinals have more than twice as many wins as losses (49-24), with as many as five of their key players sidelined with injuries. But their 3-2 victory in 10 innings over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night before a full house at Busch Stadium almost certainly defied..." June 27

  • Cardinals power past Marlins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before allowing Jaime Garcia to hit in the eighth inning and committing to him as the pitcher for the bottom of that inning, manager Mike Matheny asked the lefty how he felt. Garcia’s answer, Matheny said later, would “radically influence” the decision. The lefty said his arm felt good, felt..." June 25

  • Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (back) sitting Tuesday at Miami

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has arrived at the ballpark for 30 straight games and has seen his name on the lineup card every time. But not Tuesday in Miami." June 24

  • Cardinals inch past Marlins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The game already as tight as his right shoulder was about to be, Carlos Martinez jockeyed for a view of the field as Mark Reynolds came to the plate with the bases loaded and a win there for the taking. Earlier in the seventh inning, Martinez had been hit in the shoulder by a 94 mph fastball,..." June 24

  • Adam Morgan makes memorable debut in Phillies' Father's Day win

    CSN Philly "On Father’s Day 2015, Adam Morgan was left feeling grateful. Grateful for his dad being his biggest mentor. Grateful for his family always being there. And grateful for just a chance. Following a trying recovery from nagging shoulder issues that eventually required surgery and..." June 22

  • Lynn to come off DL to pitch Thursday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Righthander Lance Lynn will come off the 15-day disabled list on Thursday to face the Marlins at Miami, manager Mike Matheny said after Sunday's 9-2 Cardinals loss to the Philadelphia Phillies here. Lynn, who had a right forearm strain, actually is eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday but..." June 22

  • Grichuk powers Cards past Phillies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "So what happens when Randal Grichuk actually figures out what this game is all about? “Great question,” said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. “He’s learning. He’s trying to learn the craft of hitting and what guys are doing with him and what his approach should be and how much he should let..." June 21

  • Lynn fees no pain in bullpen session

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Xavier Scruggs will make his first start of the season for the Cardinals at first base Saturday night against the Philadelphia Phillies and Jason Heyward will hit fourth for the first time. But perhaps the biggest news took place Saturday afternoon when righthander Lance Lynn, on the disabled..." June 20

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  • Cards enjoy a rare lopsided win against Phillies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If any team was ready, in sports parlance, for a “laugher,” it was the Cardinals. Ten of their previous 12 games had been decided by two runs or fewer, and six of those were one-run games. And then they played the Philadelphia Phillies, who lately have been a balm for anything that possibly..." June 20

  • Twins sweep Cardinals on ninth-inning homer by Vargas

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Four games this week separated by a total of five runs. And the Twins took two of them from the St. Louis Cardinals, the team with the best record in baseball. That includes a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory Thursday at Target Field when Joe Mauer homered in the eighth and Kennys Vargas..." June 19

  • As Cardinals acknowledge ‘rogue element’ in hacking of Astros, a third breach is found

    Houston Chronicle "Thursday’s tacit admission by the Cardinals owner that someone in his organization was involved in hacking the Astros was only an early step in bringing to light a saga that is expected to prove more shocking once the FBI has completed its investigation and all the details are released. The..." June 19

  • Somebody went rogue with hack of Astros, says Cardinals boss

    Sporting News "Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. says his team's alleged hack of the Astros' analytics database last year is a case of "roguish behavior" by, well, someone. DeWitt added that he's in the dark about a possible motive. “I still don’t know the reason for it,” DeWitt said, per The Associated..." June 19

  • Former 'Nibbler' gobbles up Cardinals in Twins' 3-1 win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the search for the Twins offense continues, Tommy Milone on Wednesday showed again why he no longer can be called The Nibbler. Milone pounded the strike zone for most of the night, neutralizing St. Louis Cardinals hitters. It enabled the little offense the Twins mustered to hold up in a 3-1..." June 18

  • Astros GM: New passwords after Cardinals exit

    ESPN "Jeff Luhnow, amid an FBI hacking investigation, has denied that he continued to use the same passwords after he left the St. Louis Cardinals to become the general manager of the Houston Astros after the 2011 season. "That's absolutely false," Luhnow told on Wednesday. "I absolutely know..." June 18

  • Cardinals hired law firm to conduct internal investigation months before hacking scandal

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals were ready for the storm that was coming for them. The club said it retained the Dowd Bennett law firm in February, several months before this week's FBI and Justice Department investigation, accusing the club of hacking into the Houston Astros' database, according to..." June 18

  • La Russa: 'I have absolutely no involvement' in reported St. Louis Cardinals hacking

    Arizona Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals are widely regarded as one of the best-run and most clean-cut franchises in Major League Baseball. That is, until Tuesday morning. The Cardinals shocked the sports and baseball world Tuesday when a New York Times report revealed that they were under FBI investigation for..." June 18

  • Wainwright gets rid of crutches

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Adam Wainwright is getting around in a walking boot, which looks more like a skiing boot, in his estimation. The Cardinals’ ace is nearing two months in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon that required surgery. He disposed of his crutches a couple of days ago, he began his upper body..." June 17

  • Wacha, Cards hold off Twins 3-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Despite battling through two rain delays, Cardinals starter Michael Wacha was able to fend off the Minnesota Twins in St. Louis’ 3-2 victory Tuesday afternoon. Wacha (9-2), who pitched 6 1/3 innings, gave up a leadoff single in the first to Brian Dozier, who stole second base two batters later...." June 17

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    ChronAstros @ChronAstros

    Cardinals GM: ‘The alleged conduct has no place in our game’

  • Cardinals hack update: FBI focusing on 'four to five individuals'

    Sporting News "The circle around the Cardinals hacking case appears to be tightening, according to multiple reports. While the Houston Chronicle reported that “four to five individuals within the Cardinals organization” are a focus of the FBI investigation that it expects to complete soon, Yahoo Sports..." June 17

  • Cardinals' Wainwright: 'Absolutely' a chance I'll return in 2015

    The Score "Almost two months after surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, which was expected to sideline him for the remainder of the season, Adam Wainwright remains optimistic he'll take the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals again in 2015. “It’s progressing nicely,” Wainwright told Rick Hummel of..." June 17

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    Stan McNeal @stanmcneal

    Trevor says arm was little sore after Saturday and "progressively getting better since.” Matheny says DL not a consideration now. #STLCards

  • Cards keep it rolling

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The official game time was a snappy 2 hours 32 minutes for Monday’s 3-2 Cardinals win over the Minnesota Twins. Even with a 20-minute rain delay, the game was over less than three hours after its scheduled start. But to winning pitcher John Lackey, who held the Twins to five hits in eight innings,..." June 16

  • MLB Commissioner: ‘Too Early To Speculate’ On Cardinals Hacking Probe

    NESN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday addressed the FBI’s investigation into whether members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office hacked into the Houston Astros’ computer database to steal player information. “What has been reported — and we knew about it well in..." June 16

  • St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

    New York Times "The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, hacked into internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player..." June 16

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matheny, in addressing the NYT report, said he was unaware the #stlcards were being investigated until this morning.

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    Bill Raack @billraack

    The #STLCards response.

  • Lackey, Molina have heated exchange

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There appeared to be some tension between starting pitcher John Lackey and catcher Yadier Molina in the Cardinals dugout after the top of the seventh Monday night. Fox Sports Midwest showed replays of the verbal exchange during and after its game telecast from Busch Stadium. After the game,..." June 16

  • Carpenter is without peer among active interleague hitters

    Fox Sports "With four games coming up against the Minnesota Twins, Matt Carpenter could be positioned for a jump-start to a season that has slowed after a tremendous beginning. Even after coming off a 1-for-8 series against the Royals, Carpenter is batting .318 (14 for 44) in 11 interleague games this..." June 15

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred inclined to leave DH situation as is

    CBS Sports "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15

  • Cardinals hold on for 3-2 win against Royals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Despite giving up two home runs, the St. Louis Cardinals took down the American League Central-leading Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. Tyler Lyons, who was pitching in place of the injured Lance Lynn, allowed two home runs in five innings pitched, but he gave up just three hits..." June 14

  • Garcia trending up as Cards shutout Royals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It’s been five starts now for Jaime Garcia. Not only has the Cardinals’ oft-injured lefthander not broken down, he’s getting better every time. The Cardinals’ offense didn’t exactly offer largesse to Garcia, who had been blanked in three of his first four starts despite pitching well. It scored..." June 13