Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Rays shut out Cardinals for two-game sweep

    Tampa Bay Times "What happened at the plate made Wednesday night memorable for Alex Cobb, as he dealt with the joy of doubling in a run on his first big-league hit and the agony of thinking his elbow was broken when hit by a pitch. But what he did on the mound was most significant, making a slight adjustment..." July 24

  • Epstein not thrilled with Cards 'gift' draft pick

    ESPN Chicago "The St. Louis Cardinals were unlikely winners Wednesday when they secured a bonus draft pick in Major League Baseball's competitive-balance lottery. Theo Epstein, for one, couldn't deny feeling a tad bitter about the Cardinals' good fortune. "They do extremely well from a baseball standpoint..." July 24

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Miller starts Saturday. Martinez back to bullpen ... For now. #stlcards #cardinals

  • Streaking Rays batter Wainwright, Cardinals

    Tampa Bay Times "Jake Odorizzi had plenty of reasons to be excited about starting Tuesday's game. And it showed as he gave up a home run to the first batter, walked the second and seemed fortunate to escape the opening frame allowing only one run. But then it turned into a truly memorable night, as Odorizzi..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • 3d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    One concept kicked around in at least one corner of STL organization: pursue Price&Longoria. But 0 indication actually being discussed w/TB.

  • Cards beat Dodgers, but Holliday hurt

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Seated close to his teammate Clayton Kershaw and about to share a clubhouse with fellow National League All-Star Adam Wainwright, Dodgers righty Zack Greinke marveled last week in Minneapolis at the alchemy those two pitchers had and that he wanted. The aces had found a way to turn every one of..." July 20

  • Cardinals are interested in David Price, but “would want a financial commitment” from him

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the goods: Would Price ever sign with the Mariners long term? The Mariners don’t view it as an issue because they would have Price for the remainder of this year and next. The Cardinals have shown interest but would want a financial commitment, according to..." July 20

  • Cards to rest Wainwright, move Miller to 'pen

    MLB.com "With the flexibility to reset their rotation after the All-Star break, the Cardinals will give ace Adam Wainwright an extended period of rest and move Shelby Miller to the bullpen for an undetermined period while employing a four-man rotation. The schedule sets up to where the Cardinals could..." July 19

  • Lynn and Cards beats Dodgers for another Busch win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The career pitching leader in winning percentage at Busch Stadium III, minimum 25 decisions, is not Chris Carpenter. Nor is it another obvious guess, Adam Wainwright. The answer is Lance Lynn, who is 24-10 (.706) at new Busch and 11-6 overall this year after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2..." July 19

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League

    MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Adam Wainwright admits, then denies he served fat pitch to Jeter

    Sporting News "Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had the privilege of starting the 2014 MLB All-Star Game for the National League. That also meant he had to pitch to Derek Jeter in Jeter's final All-Star Game. Wainwright gave up a leadoff double to Jeter, then a triple to Mike Trout and a two-run home run to..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use

    ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 10d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Adam Wainwright may be the NL starter in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "We’ll know who the All-Star Game starting pitchers are, at the latest, early this afternoon when the managers meet the press. But there is some suggestion that Mike Matheny may call his own guy’s number and have Adam Wainwright make the start. Rick Hummel reports that Matheny and Wainwright are..." July 14

  • Cards pound Brewers, tie for first in NL Central

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have been in the playoffs 10 times in the previous 14 seasons so being in first place really matters to them only in September or occasionally in October. But, inasmuch as they hadn’t been there for the last 98 days this year, since April 5, their ascension to a tie for the lead in..." July 13

  • Joe Kelly rejoins the Cardinals for his first start since April

    Hardball Talk "Joe Kelly is back off the disabled list and ready to rejoin the Cardinals’ rotation tonight against the Brewers after missing the past two-plus months with a hamstring injury that was supposed to involve a much speedier recovery. Kelly made three minor-league rehab starts at Triple-A, throwing..." July 12

  • Holliday caps a remarkable Cards comeback against Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals, dead last by a lot in the National League in home runs, have had a landmark week in that department. On Monday and Tuesday, there were walk-off wins in the ninth inning via homers by Matt Adams and Kolten Wong after the club hadn’t had any of those in nearly three years. On..." July 12

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    George kottaras is claimed by cardinals

  • Edinson Volquez in complete control vs. Cardinals

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals kept it interesting this week. Twice in a row the Cardinals walked off with win. St. Louis surged closer to first place in the National League Central Division as the Cincinnati Reds did the same and the Milwaukee Brewers backtracked. In the series finale..." July 11

  • Yadier Molina to miss 8-12 weeks with torn thumb ligament

    CBSSports.com "Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has a torn ligament in his right thumb and will miss 8-12 weeks following surgery, the team announced. Molina exited Wednesday's game with the injury after sliding into third base, though it was a foot-first slide. Molina, 31, is one of the most durable catchers..." July 11

  • There are some options out there for Cards to replace Molina

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Cardinals’ medical officials told Yadier Molina the severity of the torn ligament in his hand and how recovery could take three months, the All-Star catcher felt the ache far deeper than in the thumb wrenched Wednesday night by a slide into third base. “I almost cried. I almost cried,”..." July 11

  • Cardinals take third straight from Pirates

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the first time all week enough runs came before the bottom of the ninth, as the Cardinals rode their bats and the right arm of Lance Lynn to a third straight win over the Pirates, pulling within two of first-place Milwaukee in the process. The much-maligned offense, retooled by manager Mike..." July 10

  • 14d
    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Yadi getting MRI on his thumb. Know more tomorrow.--per Matheny. #STLCards

  • Cards beat Pirates 5-4

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals, who had gone the longest by far of any major-league team without a game-ending home run, walked off with one for the second straight night Tuesday at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong walloped a 420-foot homer off a full-count pitch with two out and nobody on in the bottom of the ninth to..." July 09

  • Adams' walk-off blast sinks Pirates

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "You could call Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams many things, most of them flattering, but one of them would not be light-footed. Yet, as he circled the bases Monday night at Busch Stadium on the first game-ending homer at any level of his baseball career, he fairly flew. “I don’t think I..." July 08

  • 16d
    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    w/Garcia in surgery, Gonzalez optioned, Wacha out, I hear what Gordon Edes hears:Cardinals want Jake Peavy

  • Alvarez leads Marlins to 8-4 win against Cardinals

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It has become a perfect constant for the Marlins: Henderson Alvarez starts on the mound, they win. Such was the case again Sunday as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 8-4 at Busch Stadium to win their first series in St. Louis since 2009 and their second here in 11 years. The Marlins won their..." July 07

  • Cardinals GM John Mozeliak on Jaime Garcia: “I’m frustrated … you try to be patient with people”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals southpaw Jaime Garcia has made just 16 starts since the beginning of the 2013 campaign and is scheduled to have season-ending surgery on his shoulder this week for thoracic outlet syndrome. Those facts alone would be ample reason for John Mozeliak and the Cardinals to feel..." July 07

  • 18d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wong returns. #cardinals

  • Marlins rally from four down to beat Cardinals 6-5

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After grounding into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded Friday night, Casey McGehee lamented how he "spoiled" the chance and wished he could have back the at-bat. Late Saturday afternoon, much sooner than he could have expected, McGehee got a chance at redemption – again in the..." July 06

  • 19d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Matt Holliday bruised his knee so, as mentioned, injury could have been the reason behind being removed from the one-run game. #stlcards

  • 19d
    Brian Stull @StullySTL

    Jaime Garcia facing decision on thoracic outlet surgery, similar situation as Carp and has seen same docs # STLCards

  • Cards pull escape act against Marlins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As July steams toward baseball’s annual trade deadline, so much of the focus around and on contending teams will be ways to improve by looking beyond their clubhouse, shopping for help from outside the organization. In what probably will be a recurring theme from the Cardinals this month, general..." July 05

  • 20d
    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Progress for @KevinSiegrist . Threw a 25 pitch bullpen today. He says the shoulder "feels better every time I throw". #STLCards

  • Martinez shines as Cards end trip with win over Giants

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Michael Wacha is down, if not out. Jaime Garcia is down, if not out. Joe Kelly has been down for more than two months. The Cardinals’ pitching rotation, imposing at the top with Adam Wainwright and reasonably solid in the next spot with Lance Lynn, has been in search of some ballast. It..." July 04

  • Lincecum, Sandoval and Giants stomp on Cardinals

    CSN Bay Area "Tim Lincecum was coming off a great performance, a historic one. But like any pitcher who throws a no-hitter, he understood how these trends work. Pablo Sandoval understood it, too. “A lot of pitchers who throw a no-hitter don’t do well in their next start,” Sandoval said. “But he is..." July 02

  • The Cardinals don't know when Michael Wacha will pitch again

    CBSSports.com "Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha hasn't made a start since June 17 thanks to an increasingly puzzling shoulder malady. It's being termed a "stress reaction" to the scapula bone, but it's an injury that, absent rest and treatment, carries the risk of progressing into other, more serious..." June 30

  • Cardinals call up Oscar Taveras...again

    Sporting News "Remember earlier this year when fantasy baseball owners' heads exploded because the Cardinals called up Oscar Taveras and he hit a home run in his first game? And then they had to slowly collect their brain matter and reposition it in their skulls after Taveras hit just .189 in 11 games before..." June 30

  • Dodgers strike early, overpower Cardinals, 9-1

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers might not be playing like this in October, or playing at all, for that matter. But over the last three days, they have shown they can play with the St. Louis Cardinals. With Clayton Kershaw scheduled to pitch in the series finale Sunday, the Dodgers already have two victories in..." June 29

  • Cards follow relievers, defense to 3-1 win over Dodgers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Carlos Martinez got them into the fifth inning. The lineup found a way to get them a lead. The rest was up to the bullpen. As the Cardinals reached the exact midpoint of their season – 81 games down, 81 to go – the offense remains a recurring riddle and the rotation is in triage, but the..." June 28

  • Cards keep plugging away for a win in Denver

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There were many ways Cardinals manager Mike Matheny could have described his club’s victory Wednesday at Coors Field — resourceful or tenacious would be two — but he decided to go with more personal terms. “It was one of my favorite wins,” Matheny said. “I love them all. But when you watch guys..." June 26

  • Morneau's six RBIs help Rockies stop seven-game losing streak

    Denver Post "Their season careening down a disastrous path, the Rockies desperately needed someone to pull them out of the ditch. That someone was first baseman Justin Morneau, who is making a strong bid for a spot in the All-Star Game next month. Conjuring up the sweet swing that made him the American..." June 25

  • Adams' blasts, Lynn's command lift Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For Lance Lynn the click came in the middle of a game and for slugger Matt Adams it happened in the middle of a rehab assignment. What each has been able to do since as a result of minor adjustments merged Monday in the famously thin air and fat dimensions of Coors Field. Lynn solved..." June 24

  • Cards beat Phils but lose Garcia, Wacha to DL

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The balm emanating from a comeback 5-3 win over Philadelphia at Busch Stadium and the conclusion to a successful 7-3 home stand for the Cardinals was diluted late Sunday afternoon with general manager John Mozeliak’s announcement that two Cardinals rotation members were headed for the 15-day..." June 23

  • 32d
    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Wacha and Garcia both going on DL with shoulder injuries. #stlcards

  • 32d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wong to DL (shoulder). Robinson coming up. #cardinals

  • Cards snap losing streak with 4-1 win against Phillies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Kolten Wong spent the 2½ weeks after jamming his left shoulder in June trying to fight through discomfort, to mostly negative results. Now Wong will get a chance to rest his shoulder as he heads to the 15-day disabled list, manager Mike Matheny announced after the Cardinals' 4-1 win Saturday at..." June 22

  • Phillies win 5th straight behind A.J. Burnett's CG

    CSN Philly "High-ranking scouts from the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles were on hand to watch A.J. Burnett pitch his first complete game of the season as the sizzling Phillies won again, 5-1, over the St. Louis Cardinals at moth-infested Busch Stadium on Friday night. Burnett is one of those..." June 21