Cardinals Rumors & News

  • MLB cancels its Dominican showcase after players protest an international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America Reports that Major League Baseball has cancelled its Dominican national showcase, which was scheduled for today and tomorrow. Why? Because, Badler reports, trainers and players in the Dominican Republic planned to skip the showcase in protest over Major League..." October 26

  • STL Cardinals Outfielder 'I CAN SAVE YOUR BEER With Brilliant Invention!'

    TMZ "You know what sucks ... LUKEWARM BEER!!! But fear not, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty says he can save your mouth from sucking down overheated brew ... with a very chill invention. It's called the Beer Bit -- and Stephen and his brother, Nick, swear it will keep your..." October 23

  • Zach Duke shut down for 2017 with Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals’ left-hander Zach Duke will be shut down for the 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, according to a report by’s Jenifer Langosch. Duke was acquired at the trade deadline to add some bullpen depth for the Cardinals’ stretch run, and posted a 1.93 ERA and 2.00 K/BB..." October 14

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Manfred: MLB Nearing Completion Of Investigation Into Cardinals-Astros Hacking Case

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says that the league is nearing the end of its investigation into the improper accessing of the Astros’ computer systems by at least one Cardinals employee, as the Associated Press reports (via USA Today). “We are in the process of finishing up our investigation,”..." October 06

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Cardinals, Carlos Martinez Interested In Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals and right-hander Carlos Martinez have mutual interest in a contract extension, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The two sides plan to discuss a deal in the coming months and could reach an agreement by next season, per Goold, who notes that the Cardinals..." October 05

  • Cardinals undecided on picking up Garcia's option

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As he prepared for the coming season this past winter, Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia fixated his workouts, his schedule, and even his nutrition around a single goal: proving he was healthy enough to be a regular, reliable, even 200-inning starter. By the end, he had kept his body..." October 04

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Cardinals beat Pirates but lose out on postseason

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For the first time in his five years as St. Louis Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny won the season's last game. However, the 10-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday at Busch Stadium ultimately meant nothing, because St. Louis was eliminated from National League playoff..." October 02

  • Cards blank Bucs to stay in hunt

    The Sports Xchange "By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange ST. LOUIS -- If it was Matt Holliday's last at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals, he sure picked a fine way to go out. Informed after being activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday that it was unlikely that the team would pick up his club..." October 01

  • Gyorko's 30th HR lifts Cardinals past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The story about a man named Jedd, a Mountaineer keeping the St. Louis Cardinals alive in the National League wild-card picture, keeps growing. Second baseman Jedd Gyorko's 30th homer of the year with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday snapped a tie and lifted..." October 01

  • Cardinals expect to decline Holliday's 2017 option

    MLB Trade Rumors "Holliday has issued a statement thanking the organization, his teammates, and the fans for his time with the Cards, via’s Jenifer Langosch. He, too, kept the door cracked for a return but acknowledged that this could be the end of his tenure. (The statement, notably, does not seem to..." October 01

  • Cards waste opportunities vs. Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Raisel Iglesias' Wallenda-style walk on the tightrope might have knocked the St. Louis Cardinals off theirs. The Cincinnati Reds' reliever maneuvered through major jams in the eighth and ninth innings Wednesday night, preserving his team's 2-1 win that could have put a major..." September 29

  • Molina's controversial RBI double lifts Cardinals past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The record books will forever say the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Thursday night on a two-out double by Yadier Molina in the bottom of the ninth inning. But replays, and perhaps a mix-up in a rules interpretation by the umpires plus a slow response by..." September 29

  • Cardinals will bring back Mike Matheny for the 2017 season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Nobody in power or authority at Busch Stadium denies that the 2016 season hasn’t panned out quite as well as they had hoped one year after winning 100 games. But one thing appears clear: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny’s job is not in jeopardy. In an exclusive interview with the Post-Dispatch,..." September 29

  • Emotional Diaz helps Cardinals slam Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Aledmys Diaz lived three houses down from Jose Fernandez growing up in Cuba, so the Sunday morning news that the Miami Marlins pitcher died in a boating accident hit really hard. "It's tough," Diaz said Tuesday night with perhaps two dozen media members around his locker. "I'm..." September 28

  • Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz hits emotional grand slam, honors Jose Fernandez

    USA Today "St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz, grieving with his best friend’s family Monday in Miami, didn’t feel like getting back on that plane to St. Louis. He was saying goodbye to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed Sunday in a boating accident. It was like his own brother..." September 28

  • Reds clobber Cardinals with 22 hits in blowout

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Cincinnati Reds right fielder Steve Selsky didn't know if he experienced a five-hit game prior to Monday night. "That's a great question," he said, grinning. Selsky and his teammates sure didn't have a hard time figuring out St. Louis Cardinals pitching. Banging out..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Cubs dump Cardinals, set record for Wrigley wins

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- David Ross enjoyed quite the retirement party Sunday night. In the Chicago Cubs' regular-season home finale, Ross homered, received four standing ovations and cried about three times, according to pitcher Jon Lester's count. And he caught another Lester gem as the Chicago..." September 26

  • 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 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’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,’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 "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 reports." September 13

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