Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Piscotty may stick with Cards

    MLB.com "Permitted to add a 26th man to the roster for Sunday's Little League Classic because of the unique mid-series travel involved, the Cardinals summoned outfielder Stephen Piscotty back from Triple-A Memphis. The roster move assured Piscotty only of a one-day stay, but president of baseball..." August 21

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Cardinals shut down Adam Wainwright with right elbow impingement

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of Thursday’s disastrous outing against the Pirates, Cardinals’ right-hander Adam Wainwright will be shut down from throwing for 10-14 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow, MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch reported Saturday. Wainwright was officially..." August 19

  • Adam Wainwright ain’t right

    Hardball Talk "Adam Wainwright was knocked out of yesterday’s game against the Pirates, allowing five runs on seven hits in three innings. For the second straight start his velocity suffered as well, with his fastball sitting in the mid-80s. This is not the Adam Wainwright the Cardinals are accustomed to and not..." August 18

  • Cardinals Place Adam Wainwright On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed righty Adam Wainwright on the 10-day DL with an elbow impingement, as MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch reports on Twitter and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch had previously indicated (Twitter links). He’ll be replaced on the roster by righty Mike Mayers. It..." August 18

  • St. Louis shelter housing Rally Cat accuses Cardinals of ‘bullying tactics’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Rally Cat saga has taken a bizarre turn after the animal shelter that currently is housing the feline accused the St. Louis Cardinals organization of “bullying tactics” in its effort to acquire custody of the animal. St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach, a nonprofit organization, posted a statement..." August 18

  • Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal to be examined for arm tightness

    Hardball Talk "Cardinal closer Trevor Rosenthal was taken out of last night’s game against the Red Sox after he gave up a big homer and a walk. He velocity was down as well, and Mike Mathney said after the game that he didn’t look right. Now the Cardinals are going to take a closer look at him, and he’ll be..." August 17

  • Cardinals' Mike Matheny pops off on umpire: 'It's not your show, man'

    USA Today "The St. Louis Cardinals unraveled Wednesday night — with their play, then with their frustration — against the Boston Red Sox, blowing a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth to fall 5-4 at Fenway Park. Much of the unraveling came as a result of some questionable calls. Cardinals manager..." August 17

  • Veterans laid down the law, altered Cards' season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Tired of sputtering along, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright moved to re-establish order. On the Cardinals last road trip, they summoned their teammates to The Precinct, a high-end steakhouse. To appreciate the Cardinals’ recent surge and their newfound belief in each other, it helps to..." August 13

  • St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Engaged to Trump TV's Kayleigh McEnany

    The Big Lead "Sean Gilmartin was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this summer after spending the first few years of his career in the New York Mets organization. Gilmartin is engaged to Kayleigh McEnany who was recently acquired by Trump TV after spending the first few years of her career with CNN...." August 10

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Helmet shield saves Cardinals' Wong from serious injury

    The Score "Kolten Wong is counting his blessings - and probably sending a note of thanks to his equipment company. The St. Louis Cardinals second baseman may have seen his life flash before his eyes during the seventh inning of Saturday's game, when Cincinnati Reds right-hander Luis Castillo hit Wong in..." August 06

  • Pham slams Cardinals' listless offense: 'We're not good'

    MLB.com "The Cardinals made it no secret that, in the weeks leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, they went searching for offensive help. They never found that match. And so, as the Cardinals try to stay relevant in a National League Central race that has them 4 1/2 games behind the Cubs, they're..." August 05

  • Fowler set to rejoin the team in Cincinnati, could be active soon after

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Center fielder Dexter Fowler has resumed baseball activities back in St. Louis at Busch Stadium and will rejoin the team this weekend in Cincinnati. Fowler, who has been on the disabled list with an arm strain, will participate in batting practice with his teammates and take part in all of the..." August 03

  • Cardinals offered Piscotty in late bid for Gray

    CBS Sports "Prior to Monday's 4 p.m. ET trade non-waiver trade deadline, the Oakland Athletics struck a deal with the New York Yankees that sent starter Sonny Gray to the Bronx in exchange for three prospects -- pitcher James Kaprielian, outfielder Dustin Fowler, and infielder/outfielder Jorge..." August 01

  • Mike Matheny complains that some Cardinals fans are “just so bitter”

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals are having a rough year, unable to break out of .500-level play and unable to make up ground in the NL Central. The offense has struggled and now, at the trade deadline, there’s an open question as to whether they should be selling off parts. Just not their season, it..." July 31

  • Astros eye Cardinals' Lynn as hacking scandal a non-issue

    CBS Sports "It's not certain whether the Cardinals will undertake a sell-off leading up to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline. If they do, however, than veteran right-hander Lance Lynn figures to be one of their most valuable chips. Yep, the Astros, still looking to fortify that rotation, may have eyes for..." July 30

  • Cardinals displeased with Molina's Instagram post

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. thought it was a "mistake" for All-Star catcher Yadier Molina to air his displeasure with manager Mike Matheny via an Instagram post on Thursday. “I thought it was unfortunate,” DeWitt said. “I think Yadi didn’t read the situation the way Mike meant it. Mike..." July 29

  • Hall of Famer Lou Brock announces he's cancer free

    ESPN "St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock announced Friday that he has been told he is cancer-free. In April, the Cardinals said Brock had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. It was the latest health setback for Brock, whose left leg was amputated below the knee due..." July 29

  • Royals, Cardinals have discussed Lance Lynn

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Royals still appear interested in Cardinals’ right-hander Lance Lynn, though any potential deal might be on hold for the time being. Lynn is rapidly approaching free agency at the end of the 2017 season and has already attracted a number of serious..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Yadier Molina insists he’s not tired after firing back at manager Mike Matheny

    Fanrag Sports "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has spent his entire major league career with the National League Central ball club. However, it now appears as though Molina’s legs are finally starting to run out of gas … or are they? Cardinals manager Mike Matheny recently stated that the veteran..." July 28

  • Trade clock clicking as Cardinals play all angles, shopping and selling

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals remain in the process of generating a market and offers for starting pitcher Lance Lynn, even as they remain engaged in conversations that could bring in the bat they've been eyeing. Lynn is set to start Sunday, the eve of the trade deadline. The Toronto Blue Jays have had had..." July 28

  • Nationals scouted Cardinals' Pham, Rosenthal

    12 Up "With the days winding down until Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market is surely heating up. ​We've already seen several high-profile deals in the past few weeks, and the Nationals may be the next squad to make a big-time splash before time runs out. Sources say the Nationals..." July 28

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Dexter Fowler Placed On 10-Day DL, Harrison Bader Called Up

    CBS St. Louis "The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have placed outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist strain and have purchased the contract of rookie outfielder Harrison Bader (BAY-der) from Memphis (AAA). Bader will become the sixth Cardinal to make his Major..." July 25

  • Cardinals' Carpenter exits with quad tightness

    MLB.com "First baseman Matt Carpenter hopes to be back in the Cardinals' lineup on Monday after exiting Sunday night's game with cramping in his right quadriceps. Carpenter was replaced by rookie Luke Voit in the bottom of the second inning of a 5-3 loss to the Cubs, after alerting the medical staff to..." July 24

  • As deadline nears, Mozeliak says teams know Cards are 'open for business'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The trade deadline usually offers a fair, unvarnished measure of what other teams think of the Cardinals’ talent in the minors and chances in the standings, and with July 31 nearing John Mozeliak was asked Saturday whether his peers see the Cardinals as buyers or sellers this summer. “They know..." July 23

  • Cardinals' Carpenter: Rosenthal's fielding lapse 'just can't happen'

    MLB.com "A staple of pitchers' fielding practice during the early weeks of Spring Training now haunts the Cardinals in July after an opportunity to push their series finale against the Mets into extra innings Thursday was abruptly thwarted by yet another lapse in fundamentals. A day after..." July 21

  • Mariners, Cardinals team up for rare prospect-for-prospect trade

    CBS Sports "Friday afternoon the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals got together for the rarest trade of them all: a prospect-for-prospect swap. The Mariners have sent Triple-A outfielder Tyler O'Neill to the Cardinals for Triple-A left-hander Marco Gonzales, both teams have announced. It's a..." July 21

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Piscotty on disabled list, Sierra recalled

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Unwilling to play with a short bench during this long stretch of games, the Cardinals placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day disabled list Saturday and gave him a chance to heal — and perhaps find his timing. Piscotty strained his right groin after making a throw in the ninth inning..." July 16

  • Stephen Piscotty left Friday’s game with a right groin strain

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty suffered a groin injury during the ninth inning of the club’s 5-2 loss to the Pirates on Friday night. Piscotty fielded a fly ball from Josh Harrison for the first out of the inning and appeared to injure himself on the throw from the outfield. He was..." July 15

  • Cardinals place Stephen Piscotty on 10-day DL with groin strain

    MLB.com "The St. Louis Cardinals have placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain. St. Louis announced the move before Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. " July 15

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Paul DeJong sets rookie mark for extra-base hits in 3-game series

    ESPN "Paul DeJong on Sunday became the first rookie in Major League Baseball's modern era (since 1900) to record more than six extra-base hits in a three-game series, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He also is the first St. Louis Cardinals player to have more than six extra-base hits in a..." July 10

  • Report: Cardinals eye Jays 3B Donaldson

    TSN "The St. Louis Cardinals are interested in acquiring third baseman Josh Donaldson ahead of the trade deadline, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Morosi notes, however, that there have been no formal trade talks between the two teams. Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, is batting..." July 05

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Cardinals promote Mozeliak, set to name Girsch general manager

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "During a press conference scheduled for Friday, at the start of a lengthy home stand, the Cardinals will reward general manager John Mozeliak and respond to one of baseball's front office trends. The Cardinals have called a 2 p.m. St. Louis time press conference to announce some changes to the..." June 30

  • Cardinals Option Aledmys Diaz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced that they’ve optioned shortstop Aledmys Diaz to Triple-A Memphis and selected the contract of infielder Alex Mejia in a corresponding roster move. (Jen Langosch of MLB.com first reported the news, on Twitter). The move to option Diaz, who sandwiched a productive month of..." June 28

  • Diaz testing out special glasses during drills

    MLB.com "In an effort to help himself gain an edge defensively, Aledmys Diaz, for about the last month, has been testing out wearable technology that has previously helped NBA player Stephen Curry with his shooting and Bryce Harper with his hitting. Several times a week, Diaz dons a pair of strobe..." June 25

  • Cardinals Place Dexter Fowler, Kevin Siegrist On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed center fielder Dexter Fowler and reliever Kevin Siegrist on the disabled list, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com (on Twitter). In other moves, the team has optioned outfielder Chad Huffman to Triple-A, recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk and right-hander Mike..." June 25

  • Cardinals bringing back Grichuk after Memphis hot streak, per source

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "During the press conference that should have ignited a resolute urgency around the Cardinals clubhouse, general manager John Mozeliak said at some point the team was going to have to bring outfielder Randal Grichuk back to the majors and have him "sink or swim." That time has arrived. A day..." June 25

  • The St. Louis Cardinals announce their first Pride Night

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they will hold their first Pride Night on August 25th. A lot of teams have Pride Nights, but it’s worth noting that the Cardinals are holding one given some bad press — some fair, some unfair — they have received in recent years when it comes to..." June 23

  • 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