Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Lance Berkman's 'Christian Day' plans with Cardinals blasted by LGBT community

    USA Today "The St. Louis Cardinals have drawn ire from several LGBT voices for embracing former player Lance Berkman and allowing him to speak July 30 at Busch Stadium for the team’s “Christian Day.” Pride Center of St. Louis blasted the Cardinals’ decision in a statement issued to the online LGBT..." June 14

  • Cardinals release Jhonny Peralta

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals have released Jhonny Peralta. They designated him for assignment on Friday, but it was a mortal certainty he was going to clear waivers given that the Cards are paying him $10 million this year. If he was claimed, his new team would have to pay him. Now that he’s been..." June 13

  • 5 flaws that the slumping Cardinals must correct immediately

    Fox Sports "The Cardinals’ recent seven-game losing streak cost their Opening Day third baseman his job (remember, their Opening Day left fielder already had been banished to Class A) and their third-base coach his job on Friday, but curiously didn’t cost manager Mike Matheny his job – yet. Matheny, GM..." June 12

  • Cardinals acquire Sean Gilmartin on outright waivers

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals picked up left-hander Sean Gilmartin on an outright waiver claim, the club announced Sunday. Gilmartin was designated for assignment by the Mets earlier on Sunday to clear roster space for Seth Lugo, who is scheduled to make his season debut after dealing with a protracted case of..." June 11

  • Cardinals make changes to roster, coaching staff after going winless on road trip

    CBS Sports "On Friday, the Cardinals return home after a seven-game road trip. Surely, they'd love to forget just about every moment of that trip, because they went 0-7 against two division rivals. Friday afternoon, general manager John Mozeliak called a press conference to discuss changes in the..." June 09

  • Cardinals dump Jhonny Peralta, shake up coaching staff

    USA Today "In the midst of seven-game losing streak, the St. Louis Cardinals acknowledged a "breakdown" in this most disappointing season Friday. And while they spared manager Mike Matheny, they shook up Matheny's coaching staff and bid farewell to infielder Jhonny Peralta - swallowing more than $6 million..." June 09

  • GM John Mozeliak: Cardinals are not a playoff team

    Larry Brown Sports "Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is not sugarcoating things about his team’s play of late. Mozeliak spoke with reporters on Friday while announcing some moves and said that his Cardinals are not a playoff team. The Cardinals are on a 7-game losing streak and have gone 5-17 in their last 22 games...." June 09

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Albert Pujols hits No. 600, remains worst DH in the league

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols hit a home run on Saturday. It was a grand slam. It was the 600th of his career. Lots of people are celebrating it. Here you can see proof that Albert Pujols can still hit balls far But let me just remind you that beyond the pretty numbers — the 42 RBIs and 600th home run —..." June 04

  • Tony La Russa says Cardinals ’embarrassed’ Albert Pujols

    Sportsnaut "The 2011 World Series marked the final games in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform for both manager Tony La Russa and first baseman Albert Pujols (though La Russa would return for the 2012 All-Star Game). La Russa retired and Pujols signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Los Angeles..." June 02

  • Cards send Randal Grichuk to Single A, activate Jose Martinez from DL

    ESPN "The St. Louis Cardinals optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk to their high Class A team in Palm Beach on Monday when they activated outfielder Jose Martinez from the disabled list. Grichuk, 25, is hitting .222 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 181 plate appearances this season. Last season he..." May 29

  • Cardinals Place Kolten Wong On DL, Promote Paul DeJong

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow strain. His roster spot will go to infield prospect Paul DeJong, whose contract has been purchased from Triple-A. After a down season last year in which he lost playing time at the keystone to..." May 28

  • Piscotty leaves Cardinals to attend to private matter

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty left the team late Friday afternoon to attend to a private family matter at his home in California, the team confirmed. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the team did not intend to make a roster move to replace Piscotty, though that possibility could..." May 27

  • Cardinals trade Matt Adams to Braves to clear space for Piscotty

    Fox Sports Midwest "After five-plus seasons wearing a Cardinals uniform, Matt Adams is headed south. The Cardinals announced prior to Saturday night’s game with the San Francisco Giants that they have traded first baseman Matt Adams and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league..." May 20

  • Cardinals bring Jhonny Peralta off disabled list

    ESPN "The St. Louis Cardinals have taken infielder Jhonny Peralta off the disabled list, the team announced Friday. Peralta has not played in the majors since April 15. He had been seeing reduced playing time after starting the season with a .120 batting average before he landed on the DL on April 20..." May 19

  • White Sox, Cardinals favorites to sign top Cuban prospect Robert

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox and Cardinals are seen as the two likeliest organizations to land standout Cuban youngster Luis Robert, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Sources say the same to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. That’s not to say that other teams aren’t still involved in pursuit of the..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Betts plays leading role in Red Sox's victory

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Mookie Betts did not waste any time Tuesday night in trying to build on his success from last week for the Boston Red Sox. Playing his first game after being named the AL Player of the Week for last week, when he hit .400 with four homers and 12 RBIs in seven games, Betts led..." May 17

  • Mozeliak active in Cards' pursuit of Luis Robert

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that he had spoken to Luis Robert, the much-sought-after, 19-year-old Cuban outfielder who is a free agent and likely to sign this month with a major-league club. Mozeliak said Robert doesn’t speak English and that he himself doesn’t speak..." May 17

  • Slumping Cubs get much-needed win, beat Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Willson Contreras belted two solo homers Friday night in the Chicago Cubs' one-run win. Like most catchers, though, Contreras' favorite moment came on a play that potentially prevented a run. With the St. Louis Cardinals mounting a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning..." May 13

  • Pham, Sierra back Martinez as Cardinals top Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Tommy Pham and Magneuris Sierra may not know how long they will be with the St. Louis Cardinals, but they intend to make the most of the opportunity. The two outfielders were called up from the minor leagues last week because of injuries that sent Stephen Piscotty and Jose..." May 13

  • Cardinals prospect progressing in intensive care following brain surgery

    MLB.com "Though Minor League pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon remains in the intensive care unit of an Iowa hospital three days after being struck on the head by a line drive, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak reported that the doctors are "very encouraged by how things are progressing." Poncedeleon..." May 13

  • Fowler gives Cardinals sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The St. Louis Cardinals have won a season-best six straight games, but their formula -- falling behind before rallying -- isn't popular with manager Mike Matheny. "I love the result and that we have what it takes to fight back," Matheny said after the Cards' latest win on Wednesday..." May 11

  • Cards prospect has brain surgery after being struck by line drive

    ESPN "St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Daniel Poncedeleon underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain after being struck in the head by a line drive Tuesday. Poncedeleon, 25, was struck on the right side of the head and was carried off the field during the Memphis Redbirds' game at the..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Cardinals' social media miscue shows a misunderstanding of women fans

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals' recent climb in the standings can be attributed in part to the improved play of a defense that will remain under a microscope all year. Perhaps the same level of scrutiny should be applied to the team's official Twitter account. The club hired a quality control coach this..." May 10

  • Fowler caps Cards' comeback vs. Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler can't throw quite yet. But he can sure hit. Fowler, who has missed five straight starts due to a lat injury, slashed a go-ahead single in the top of the ninth as St. Louis rallied to a 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday..." May 09

  • After making history, U.S. Navy officer Harris receives his release from Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Mitch Harris, who has made a professional baseball career out of defying odds, arrived at the Cardinals’ facility Tuesday expecting to step up on the mound. Instead, he heard he was no longer a part of the organization. Moments before the righthanded reliever was supposed to take a stride..." May 09

  • Martinez pitches, hits Cardinals past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After the English-only media left his side in the clubhouse, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez let loose with a wry smile and a joke in his native Spanish. "Maybe," said Martinez, after he drove in a career-high four runs, "they will put me in left field now." That..." May 08

  • Pham powers Cards past Braves in 14th

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Tommy Pham was disappointed when he didn't make the St. Louis roster out of spring training. After being recalled on Friday, the outfielder is trying to make it difficult for the Cardinals to send him down again. Pham went 4-for-5 and hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in..." May 07

  • Why Adam Wainwright should move to the bullpen

    iSportsweb "After a slow start the St. Louis Cardinals have been able to start winning ballgames more often. Players such as Mike Leake and Jedd Gyorko have had red hot starts to their seasons, but there are some players who have struggled. Long time Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is unfortunately one of those..." May 07

  • Cardinals' Lynn tosses six shutout innings in rout of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Lance Lynn, who missed last season after Tommy John elbow surgery, won his fourth straight start as the St. Louis Cardinals gave the veteran right-hander a lot more offensive support than he needed in a 10-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. Aledmys Diaz drove in three..." May 06

  • The St. Louis Cardinals suddenly have serious outfield concerns as injuries pile up

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals fell to the Brewers on Thursday night (MIL 5, STL 4), but one could argue that wasn't the worst loss they suffered. After the second inning, Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty left the game with a strained right hamstring. In the third inning, Piscotty's fellow St. Louis..." May 06

  • Diaz, Leake help Cardinals to 5-3 win over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The first homer that Mike Leake has allowed this season came too late to take away from another impressive pitching performance. Leake allowed one hit until the seventh inning and Aledmys Diaz continued his torrid hitting as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-3..." May 06

  • Aguilar's first MLB homer helps Brewers edge Cards

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For the St. Louis Cardinals or the few who braved damp, cold conditions to watch Thursday night's game, it was one they'll probably want to forget. For Milwaukee Brewers rookie Jesus Aguilar, it was an occasion he'll probably never want to forget. The 26-year old Aguilar..." May 05

  • Fowler (shoulder), Piscotty (hamstring) exit

    MLB.com "The Cardinals flew to Atlanta on Thursday night without outfielders Stephen Piscotty and Dexter Fowler, who both left that night's 5-4 loss to the Brewers with injuries. Piscotty, who tweaked his right hamstring, and Fowler, who hurt his right shoulder in a diving catch attempt, will be..." May 05

  • Cardinals' Martinez quiets Brewers' bats

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez and Kolten Wong both believed they had something to prove on Tuesday night -- and then went out and did it, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Martinez came into the game riding a string of four consecutive poor starts in..." May 03

  • Baseball fan grazed by stray bullet during Cardinals game at Busch Stadium

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A woman was grazed in the arm by a stray bullet during Tuesday night's Cardinals game inside Busch Stadium. Police sources say there had been a call for shots fired near the 14th Street and Chouteau Avenue area moments before the woman was struck, and that the bullet may have come from someone..." May 03

  • Shaw's homer in 10th lifts Brewers past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Five innings after Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies departed Monday night's game, he called Travis Shaw's shot against St. Louis Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh. "He's a slider guy and that's a good guy for (Shaw) to face," Davies said. "Shaw can get to those..." May 02

  • Votto caps Reds' comeback win vs. Cards

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Facing a bases-loaded situation in the eighth inning of a tie game, managers would not prefer many hitters other than Joey Votto to be at the plate. "We had to get to that point first," Cincinnati Reds skipper Bryan Price said. The Reds did that by rallying from a four-run..." April 30

  • Cardinals climb over .500 by beating Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn thought he was leaving a bases-loaded mess for a reliever to inherit after walking Devin Mesoraco with two outs in the top of the sixth inning. Yadier Molina had other ideas. The St. Louis Cardinals' catcher ended the rally in stunning fashion with a pickoff of..." April 29

  • Cardinals wrap up sweep of Blue Jays with 6-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- There was a definite carryover effect from the opener of Thursday's day-night doubleheader to the nightcap. Riding the wave of Matt Carpenter's walk-off grand slam that capped an 8-4, 11-inning decision in the first game, the St. Louis Cardinals jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the..." April 27

  • Stroman double sets up Jays for 11-inning win in St. Louis

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Chris Coghlan called it instinct. His Toronto Blue Jays teammates called it unbelievable. Coghlan's unexpected leap over St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina to score the tie-breaking run in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday night might not have been the deciding..." April 26

  • Blue Jays-Cardinals game postponed due to our minds being blown over Chris Coghlan

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays for has been postponed because everyone is still trying to recover from Chris Coghlan jumping over Yadier Molina. Wait, no, that’s not right. It’s been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night..." April 26

  • Matt Carpenter suspended one game for bumping umpire

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter has been suspended one game for bumping home plate umpire John Tumpane when he didn’t like a called strike three in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the Brewers. Manager Mike Matheny was also ejected along with Carpenter. " April 25

  • Cardinals' Wainwright does it all in win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Adam Wainwright looked like vintage Adam Wainwright again Friday night, striking out a season-high nine batters over five innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Wainwright had been off to one of the slowest starts of his..." April 22

  • Lynn, Diaz propel Cardinals past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals' offense is still sputtering but Saturday night, it produced just enough to make a winner out of Lance Lynn. The veteran right-hander scattered three hits with two walks while striking out seven in St. Louis's 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at..." April 22

  • Brewers slug way to victory over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals found out Thursday night what a couple other National League Central brethren learned in the past week: The Milwaukee Brewers' home-run bats are in a groove. Travis Shaw, Eric Thames and Jett Bandy each clubbed long home runs as Milwaukee slugged its way..." April 21

  • Astros, Cardinals among teams interested in Cuban phenom Robert

    MLB.com "The top prospect in Cuba is one step closer to fulfilling his big league dream. Outfielder Luis Robert, 19, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on Thursday, according to a source. He will be eligible to sign with a big league club on May 20. Widely considered the second-best..." April 21