Cardinals Rumors & News

  • 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

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Garcia's arm, Reynolds' bat help Cardinals defeat Orioles "Punctuated by Mark Reynolds' first spring homer and a strong start from Jaime Garcia, the Cardinals defeated the Orioles, 8-2, at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday. Following a single from Matt Holliday and a Matt Adams walk, Reynolds crushed a pitch from Orioles starter Bud Norris to give St...." March 12

  • Heyward inheriting Beltran's former role

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When manager Mike Matheny installed All-Star and nonpareil switch-hitter Carlos Beltran in the No. 2 spot in the Cardinals’ order it took longer than expected to explain how he didn’t want Beltran to be a No. 2 hitter. For a stretch, Beltran would give himself up to move a runner over and even..." March 12

  • MRI confirms Lance Lynn has left hip flexor strain "Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn received good news after an MRI performed on Monday confirmed that he had not suffered anything more serious than a left hip flexor strain in his start on Sunday. The injury will slow Lynn for at least a few days, but it is not expected to jeopardize his..." March 10

  • Jason Heyward happy for a fresh start with the Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With clutch timing, Jason Heyward called dibs to relegate his teen friends to the back of his family’s Chevy Suburban and score the passenger seat, the coveted spot for controlling the radio dial. It was a Sunday afternoon and the boys piled into the car to return home from baseball. The hometown..." March 09

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Lance Lynn suffered a left hip flexor strain, the #stlcards announce. He'll be reevaluated tomorrow.

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Lance Lynn is coming out of the game after a little more than one inning. Look at his hand. Has had blister issues before #Cardinals

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Adam Wainwright encouraged by high-intensity bullpen session today; he expects to throw live BP on Sunday #stlcards

  • Adam Wainwright's workload a concern in 2015

    Viva El Birdos "The recent abdominal issue for Adam Wainwright has continued discussions about his workload and the likelihood he will be able to pitch up to his normal standards after offseason surgery. We started our community projections today. First up is Adam Wainwright. Go here to make a projection for..." March 03

  • Wainwright eyes first spring start within three weeks

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After experiencing a pinch in his lower abdomen and later discomfort when moving on the field, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright did what so many in his position with an Internet connection would. He started surfing the web for injuries. “I’ve had just about everything in my arm that you..." February 27

  • Mark Ellis retires from baseball after 12 major league seasons

    San Francisco Chronicle "Mark Ellis, who spent nine of his 12 major-league seasons with the A’s, is retiring. “It was definitely time,” Ellis told The Chronicle on Wednesday evening. “My kids are getting older and I kind of realized it was time to do something else.” Ellis retires with a .991 fielding percentage,..." February 26

  • Wainwright has abdominal soreness, will be examined in St. Louis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After experiencing abdominal pain that has limited his workouts but not his ability to throw, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright will return to St. Louis to see a specialist Thursday. The Cardinals expect to know Thursday the treatment Wainwright will require and how much time he'll..." February 24

  • Garcia clarifies comments; is open to any role "Concerned that comments he made two days earlier might be interpreted differently than he intended, Jaime Garcia clarified on Saturday that he would be open to any role that would offer him the chance to be on the Major League team. In other words, he's not demanding that he be a starter. "My..." February 21