Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Shields market: Cards, Marlins lead possibilities "As a pitcher, James Shields is among the more predictable, even dependable, right-handers in the game. But as a free agent, to date he has been one giant mystery. Almost nothing useful about Shields' market has come out to this point (and there's less than a month to go until spring training!)...." January 25

  • Martinez has changed -- for the better -- in wake of Taveras' death

    Fox Sports Midwest "Appearing at the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up on Monday, Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez looked the same as last year. He appeared to be about the same size, he sounded the same in the interview room and his smile, which he flashed a couple of times, still included a hint of..." January 20

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Kevin Siegrist to begin throwing off the mound next week, ahead of schedule. "I can tell it's 100 percent," he said of his arm. #stlcards

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    Stan McNeal @stanmcneal

    Wacha says he’s good to go, already started throwing program. Results from already scheduled MRI this a.m. looked good. #stlcards

  • Cardinals to build youth baseball field in Oscar Taveras' hometown "This past October, gifted young Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend died tragically in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. Now the Cardinals are making plans to honor Taveras. Here's this from CBS St. Louis: Team owner Bill DeWitt Jr. says some of the money raised..." January 18

  • Cards honor Oscar Taveras on unis "The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the team will wear patches on its jerseys in 2015 to honor Oscar Taveras. The patches will read "OT" to honor the late outfielder who died this offseason at the age of 22 in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. The patches will not feature the..." January 18

  • Heyward open to talks on contract, if Cards are

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In his first full day surrounded by Cardinals Nation and wearing a Cardinals' shade of red, new Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward said he didn't have a preconceived deadline for discussions on a new contract. He hoped to have a reason to discuss one with the Cardinals -- before the season or..." January 17

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    "At this point, we are not actively shopping," Mozeliak asserts (really repeats) his starting pitching stance to media at Warmup #cardinals

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #STLCards GM John Mozeliak described recent reports on Jaime Garcia's rehab progress as "extraordinarily positive."

  • Adam Wainwright plays catch for first time since elbow surgery

    Hardball Talk "According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright played catch yesterday for the first time since undergoing surgery in October to repair damaged cartilage in his right elbow. It was only 30 throws and he didn’t stretch beyond 90 feet, but he was encouraged..." January 17

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Peter Bourjos, speaking at #stlcards Winter Warm-Up, has been cleared to swing a bat and expects to be full go at start of Spring Training.

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #Cardinals and Jon Jay file their salary figures for arbitration. #stlcards offered $4.1 million, Jay's agent filed at $5 million.

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Arthur Rhodes, 45, hasn't pitched in big leagues since 2011. But I heard that he officially retired today. Was All-Star for #reds in 2010.

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Cards agree on a one year deal with Bourjos avoiding arbitration. @jonjayU the only remaining arbitration eligible player left unsigned.

  • Cards, Lynn agree to three-year deal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals are buying out Lance Lynn's arbitration years by reaching agreement with the righthanded starter on a three-year, $22 million contract." January 15

  • Jay cleared for increased activity, set to swing soon

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay spent a few days in St. Louis this week to have his surgically repaired wrist examined and the green light given to workouts that, he said, will make sure he's available when spring training starts next month. "It's too early to tell when I'll be 100 percent,..." January 14

  • Could Hamels, Price or Scherzer be answer to Cards' rotation needs?

    Fox Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals say they like their starting rotation. But that is not preventing them from pursuing a major upgrade. The team is exploring trades for left-handers Cole Hamels and David Price and the possibility of signing free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer, according to major-league..." January 08

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • Cardinals have a legion of lefties

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was fashionable and correct, to a large degree, to find fault with the Cardinals’ offense last year when they hit just .254 with men in scoring position, compared to the remarkable .330 of the season before, and when they batted just .253 overall. “But,” said manager Mike Matheny, “it’s hard..." December 28

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves and A.J. Pierzynski have reached agreement on a 1 yr. deal Deal is pending a physical. Likely won't be official until early Jan.

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • Cardinals, Jordan Walden avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Jordan Walden, who was acquired from the Braves in the Jason Heyward swap, has avoided arbitration with the Cardinals by agreeing to a two-year contract. Walden’s deal also includes a team option for 2017, which would cover his first year of free agency." December 23

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    To add to other reports, I'm told #STLCards are not the mystery team that posted winning bid on Korean SS Jung-ho Kang.

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    giants, a's, mets, cards, twins among teams to show interest in asdrubal cabrera, who could play 3b or 2b as well as ss

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • Rockies sign Daniel Descalso to 2-year, $3.6M deal

    Purple Row "The Rockies announced they have made a signing on Tuesday! Welcome to the team, former Cardinals middle-infielder Daniel Descalso. Several teams were involved in trying to land Descalso, but the Rockies came out on top with a two-year deal that guarantees $3.6 million, according to Chris Cotllo of..." December 16

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #STLCards say they are NOT active suitors for Max Scherzer. Too expensive for their taste.

  • Sources: Masterson has deal with Red Sox "The Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Thursday with free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. The 28-year-old right-hander had a difficult 2014 campaign, struggling with a knee injury that landed him on the disabled list with the Cleveland Indians and later in the..." December 11

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    mark reynolds has a deal with cardinals, pending physical

  • Can Adams play full-time at first?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As the Cardinals fine-tune their roster for the coming season an area of focus this week has been finding a complement — a new right jab to their left uppercut — for a young player they hope at some point becomes the power source they crave all by himself. The Cardinals are searching for a..." December 10

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014 "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

  • Adam Wainwright apologizes to fantasy owners for missing last start of regular season

    Sporting News "Adam Wainwright missed his final start of the MLB season to rest up for the playoffs and fantasy owners weren't happy about it. Missing the Cardinals ace meant big trouble for fantasy rotations and now, Wainwright has apologized. In a YouTube video Wainwright said he finally felt the pain of..." December 10

  • Marlins, White Sox, Red Sox, maybe Cubs and more in Masterson derby "Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, looking for a big bounce-back year, has met with the Red Sox and has meetings set up here at the winter meetings with the Marlins, White Sox and possibly Cubs. Masterson met with Boston in his hometown of Indianapolis on Saturday. Masterson broke into the..." December 08

  • Cardinals could rework John Lackey’s MLB-minimum contract for the 2015 season

    Hardball Talk "At the end of October, the Cardinals exercised a major league-minimum option for 2015 on veteran right-hander John Lackey. That option was added to the end of Lackey’s five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Red Sox after he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011, and he told the Cardinals in..." December 04

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #STLCards will non-tender Daniel Descalso, source says.

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    St. Louis Cardinals sign free agent RHP Matt Belisle to a one-year contract. Belisle, an 11-year veteran, pitched w/Colorado from 2009-14.

  • Not so fast on the Cardinals’ reported interest in Jon Lester

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week Peter Gammons reported that the Cardinals planned to bring in free agent left-hander Jon Lester for a visit, but now that doesn’t appear to be the case. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes that the Cardinals “had no plans to bring Lester to St. Louis for a..." November 29

  • Cards can be patient with pitching market

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As John Mozeliak surveyed the Cardinals’ roster midway through spring training in 2008, his first as the club’s general manager, he saw a rotation light on innings and heavy with health issues. During a discussion with a member of his front office staff on how they might caulk the openings in the..." November 28

  • Should the Cardinals pursue rotation help this offseason? "Over the last few seasons the Cardinals have produced an impressive collection of homegrown starting pitchers. Lance Lynn started it all back in 2011, then it was Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly in 2012, Michael Wacha in 2013, and this past season it was southpaw Marco Gonzales. Twenty-nine other..." November 28

  • Family of the late Oscar Taveras uses Twitter to thank supporters

    Fox Sports Midwest "Family of the late Oscar Taveras took to Twitter on Thursday night to reach out to all those who supported them following their tragic loss. Taveras, the Cardinals' 22-year-old rookie outfielder who passed away along with his girlfriend in a car crash in the Dominican Republic last month, was..." November 21

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #STLCards released OF Shane Robinson.

  • Cardinals trade Shelby Miller to Braves for Jason Heyward

    USA Today "In a surprise move, the Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. The 25-year-old Heyward was a first-round pick in 2007 and has won two Gold Glove awards. In 2014, he hit .271 with 11 home..." November 18

  • Cardinals hire Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach

    Hardball Talk "Tacking on to an already busy day of acquiring Jason Heyward in a blockbuster trade, the Cardinals have hired Bill Mueller as their new assistant hitting coach. Mueller resigned as the Cubs’ hitting coach in early October after one season on the job at least in part because he was unhappy with..." November 17

  • Cubs opener moved up to April 5th at Wrigley

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs announced their 2015 opener against the Cardinals will be moved from April 6th to April 5th after ESPN2 picked the game up for a 7:05 p.m. national "Sunday Night Baseball" telecast. It'll mark the first-ever night home opener in Cubs' history, the first game of the video board era at..." November 14

  • Cards have room to spend if necessary

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the Cardinals prefer to sell prospective players on their past, their present run of success, their fan base, and an organizational attention to detail from the ownership down to the historically accurate chain-stitching on their iconic jersey, there is more the Cardinals can offer than..." November 13

  • Oscar Taveras was drunk during fatal crash "Dominican officials said St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras' blood alcohol content level was five times the legal limit at the time of his fatal crash, according to the Associated Press. Taveras and his girlfriend Edilia Arvelo were killed in a car accident on Oct. 26 while..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Dean Anna just landed a contract and a 40-man spot with the Cardinals.

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    MLB @MLB

    The 2014 #PlatinumGlove winners: @Yadimolina04 and Alex Gordon.