Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Adams' homer lifts Cards over Dodgers in 16th

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- As Friday night bled into Saturday morning and he was still playing baseball, Matt Adams thought it would be nice to go home. So the St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman did just that, launching the second 16th-inning game-winner of his career at 12:25 a.m. to beat the Los Angeles..." July 23

  • Matt Holliday bloodied by fastball to the face

    Fox Sports "Matt Holliday was knocked out of the St. Louis Cardinals' game in the sixth inning Thursday night when he was hit in the face by a fastball from San Diego's Andrew Cashner. Holliday dropped to the ground, spitting blood, before he was able to get up and go to first. He was removed for a pinch..." July 22

  • Gyorko powers Cards to day-night sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko's answer to how it felt to blast six homers in five games against his old team was as simple and as on point as his swing at the moment. "It didn't suck," he said. The St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman homered twice in the nightcap of Wednesday's day-night..." July 21

  • Cardinals complete sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- After looking at strike three with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning of last week's All-Star Game when a hit could have given the National League the lead, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz vowed to learn from the experience. If Thursday night is any..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Leake solid as Cardinals rout Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Mike Leake Monday night became the 10th pitcher in MLB history to fan 10 or more hitters with no walks and one run or less in two straight starts since Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw did it last year. Yet St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny hooked Leake after just..." July 19

  • Hazelbaker/Socolovich promoted, McKenry to AAA, Peralta to DL

    Viva El Birdos "Following Chris Cotillo's reports earlier today that Jeremy Hazelbaker was being promoted to the St. Louis Cardinals from Memphis, there was speculation that either a backup catcher or the recently injured Jhonny Peralta would be victims of the corresponding roster move. As it turns out, as first..." July 19

  • Padres-Cards rained out, will play two Wednesday

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Once a heavy thunderstorm finally reached Busch Stadium, Tuesday night's scheduled game between the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals didn't stand a chance. Delayed before the start, the game was finally called after a wait of an hour and 32 minutes due to rain, and it..." July 19

  • Cardinals Escaping Patriots-Level Scrutiny for Hacking, But Real Consequences Could Be Harsh

    The Big Lead "Chris Correa, the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking the accounts of the Houston Astros. His mission was to gain insight into a division rival’s scouting reports, internal evaluations and prospective trade plans. Major League..." July 19

  • Former Cardinals scouting director sentenced to 46 months for hacking Astros database

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director who admitted he hacked accounts of the Houston Astros to gain insight into their operations was sentenced Monday afternoon to 46 months in prison. Chris Correa pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access to a protected..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Reyes not likely to be brought up soon

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have activated lefthanded reliever Kevin Siegrist, who had been on the 15-day disabled list with mononucleosis, but he will be the only one to come off the disabled list for a while. First baseman and outfielder Brandon Moss, who has a left ankle sprain, still is in a walking boot..." July 17

  • Suzuki creeps toward milestone as Marlins beat Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Ichiro Suzuki drew closer to a cherished major league milestone and helped the Miami Marlins maintain their place in the National League wild-card race. Suzuki collected three hits and a walk Sunday, leading Miami's 13-hit attack as it knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 at..." July 17

  • Marlins capitalize on Cardinals' bullpen, defense

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Call it a case of failure ultimately leading to success. Miami Marlins second baseman Miguel Rojas atoned for a flyout that left the bases loaded in the seventh inning Friday night with a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the ninth, giving Miami a 7-6 win over the St. Louis..." July 16

  • Deja vu for Wainwright as Cardinals blank Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On Saturday night, the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their 2006 team that won the World Series after sneaking into the playoffs with an 83-79 record that barely won the National League Central. The guy who threw the last pitch of that World Series..." July 16

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Power display, Leake propel Cardinals past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There is still a lot of work left for the St. Louis Cardinals to do, but they'll go into the mid-summer break on a high note after knocking off the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-1, Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. Mike Leake led the way, striking out a season-high 10 batters while..." July 10

  • Villar's walk-off single lifts Brewers over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- After going nearly the entire first half of the season without a walk-off victory, the Milwaukee Brewers needed to wait just a few more moments for a replay before they could celebrate Jonathan Villar's game-winning, RBI double. But 90 seconds later, after crew chief Ted Barrett..." July 09

  • Former Cardinals catcher Cody Stanley gets 162-game PED ban from MLB

    New York Daily News "It seems some people never learn. Free agent catcher Cody Stanley, who made his major league debut with the Cardinals last year, received his second MLB suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, MLB announced Friday. Stanley will receive a 162-game ban. “The Office of the Commissioner of..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Cards lose more than just game to Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- While the Pittsburgh Pirates set a new season high with seven straight wins, the St. Louis Cardinals might have lost more than a game Wednesday night. Not only did St. Louis cough up a four-run lead on its way to a 7-5 defeat at Busch Stadium, it might have also lost its only..." July 07

  • Wainwright, Cardinals too much for Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The dark skies and thunderstorm that drenched Busch Stadium before Thursday's game might as well have served as a metaphor. Not only had the St. Louis Cardinals lost three straight games to the Pittsburgh Pirates to drop into third place in the National League Central, they had..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Carpenter goes to DL, Diaz named All-Star replacement

    Fox Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals' already-crowded disabled list added another member Thursday -- and an All-Star, at that. The Cardinals placed infielder Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain suffered while batting Wednesday night. St. Louis also purchased the contract..." July 07

  • The Cardinals just lost their best player to an oblique injury

    CBS Sports "Cardinals All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter is the team's best player, so with them lingering in wild-card contention, they can ill-afford to lose him. Uh oh ... The Cardinals announced that it's an oblique injury, but there's no word on severity yet. Still, oblique injuries generally cost..." July 07

  • Former Cardinals do damage in Pirates' win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- A week ago, Eric Fryer was Yadier Molina's seldom-used backup catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. Tuesday night, Fryer joined forces with another former Cardinal to beat their former team in Busch Stadium. In his first game with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Fryer knocked in..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • Cardinals Place Brandon Moss On DL, Recall Randal Grichuk

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed slugger Brandon Moss on the 15-day DL with an ankle injury, per a team announcement. He’ll be replaced by Randal Grichuk, who had been working out some kinks at the Triple-A level on optional assignment. Moss has been fantastic this year after a down 2015 campaign,..." July 05

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Brayan Pena to join Army Reserve

    Sportsnaut "When the MLB season ends, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena will be taking on a different challenge. The St. Louis backstop announced on Tuesday that he is joining the Army Reserves. This is a big deal in a couple ways. First, it’s a gigantic break from the norm. Not many athletes..." July 05

  • Relievers could entice Cards as trade deadline approaches

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With less than four weeks to go until the trade deadline arrives and many directions to consider, general manager John Mozeliak described how there isn’t one facet of this curious Cardinals roster screaming for attention. So he’ll have to consider all of them. “Certainly (it is) one of the more..." July 05

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Polanco powers Pirates past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Gregory Polanco isn't yet capable of going all-out to run down a ball in the gap or hustling out an infield hit. But Polanco's injured hamstring sure didn't prevent him from a personal milestone. Clubbing two homers in a game for the first time in his major league career..." July 04

  • Cardinals ensure rain, Brewers' rally to finish sweep

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- To manager Mike Matheny and the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday's rain-delayed game with the Milwaukee Brewers felt like a doubleheader. Imagine how it might have felt had St. Louis coughed up the five-run lead it lugged into the ninth inning. Instead, new closer Seung Hwan Oh..." July 03

  • Pirates Claim Eric Fryer From Cardinals

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have claimed catcher Eric Fryer off waivers from the division-rival Cardinals, reports Chris Cotillo of SB Nation (Twitter link). The 30-year-old became available when the Redbirds designated him for assignment Tuesday, though they were hoping he’d sneak through waivers and remain in..." July 03

  • Garcia helps Cardinals break home losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia had nothing but praise for the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup after Friday night's game. Yet the St. Louis Cardinals' left-hander shut down his favorite mark again. Garcia, cruising through eight innings on 98 pitches, posted his career-best 11th win against..." July 02

  • Escobar's 12th-inning double lifts Royals over Cards

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Alcides Escobar took a simple approach to the plate in the top of the 12th inning Wednesday night. "I just tried to put the ball in play," he said. The Royals shortstop did that and more, lining a tiebreaking double just inside the right field line that lifted Kansas City..." June 30

  • Back at home, back to losing for Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Again and again Wednesday night, the seesaw nature of the late innings at Busch Stadium allowed Cardinals manager Mike Matheny new ways to test and audition the reorganized look of his bullpen. He went to Kevin Siegrist early, he utilized Seung Hwan Oh when tied in the 10th inning, and even..." June 30

  • Red-hot Morales powers Royals past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- It doesn't matter if they're a right-hander or a left-hander. It means not one iota if they throw a fastball, curve, changeup or cutter. Kendrys Morales is barreling almost everything that comes his way. The Kansas City Royals' right fielder doubled twice and homered..." June 30

  • Carpenter spearheads Cards' win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Carpenter is not the prototypical leadoff hitter with no stolen bases. However, he is probably the best leadoff hitter in the majors. Carpenter homered, doubled and drove in two runs, and Michael Wacha pitched six useful innings as the St. Louis Cardinals held..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Duffy, Morales carry Royals past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy pitched as deep into a game than he ever has. Duffy pitched eight impressive innings and Kendrys Morales continued his torrid streak with four hits and two RBIs as the Kansas City Royals topped the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Monday night. Duffy's outing..." June 28