Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Scherzer dominates Cardinals in latest return to St. Louis

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- From the first pitch of Sunday's game, Max Scherzer knew it was back. He knew he could put his fastball at the knees any time he wanted. He knew his fastball had the movement it needed. He knew his secondary pitches were working in concert. And as it turned out, everyone..." May 01

  • Peralta fields first grounders since surgery "A Cardinals club that watched its fill-in shortstops commit nine errors in April got a glimpse on Sunday of the help that is on the way. For the first time since undergoing left thumb surgery on March 10, Jhonny Peralta grabbed a glove and fielded ground balls at shortstop. He wore a hard..." May 01

  • Nationals 6, Cardinals 1

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Informed that Washington had just won its first series in St. Louis since 2007, left fielder Jayson Werth sounded incredulous. "That's crazy," he said. "I don't have anything else for you on that." Werth used his bat to do most of the rest of his commentary, capping a..." April 30

  • Nationals' successful challenge leads to victory over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For a moment, it looked like the Washington Nationals had frittered away a potential run-scoring chance in the fourth inning. But manager Dusty Baker's successful challenge put Washington back in business, and as things turned out, it led to the big inning they needed to start a..." April 30

  • Cardinals looking into allegations against pitcher Carlos Martinez

    ESPN "The St. Louis Cardinals are gathering facts to determine whether allegations made in a civil lawsuit against pitcher Carlos Martinez could trigger an investigation under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. "We are just learning of this matter. I was notified by Carlos' agent the..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • D-backs' De La Rosa dominates Cards

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Rubby De La Rosa has never been more dominant, and both sides could see Thursday. De La Rosa struck out a career-high 10 and gave up only two singles and two walks in seven innings in the Diamondbacks' 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Carlos Martinzer Calls BS on STD Lawsuit...'100% False'

    TMZ "St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is ferociously disputing a lawsuit -- in which the 24-year-old is accused of giving a woman non-life threatening STDs ... after swearing he was clean. The woman behind the suit, filed in district court in Miami, claims she began a romantic..." April 29

  • Wainwright's triple helps lift Cardinals past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- As Adam Wainwright walked to the plate with the bases loaded in a one-run game Wednesday, he told himself he was in a game-changing situation. Then he proved it. Right-hander Wainwright's three-run triple keyed a five-run sixth inning and gave St. Louis a 7-3 lead in an 11-4..." April 28

  • Aledmys Diaz Needs to Move Up in the Cardinals' Batting Order

    Number Fire "In most Major League lineups, the guy hitting eighth is usually not one of the better offensive players on the team. Unless you've got an offense like the Toronto Blue Jays or the Chicago Cubs, a team's eight-hole hitter usually has a batting average in the low-to-mid .200s, gets on base barely..." April 28

  • Moss, Cardinals dump Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brandon Moss made it difficult on himself in two-out situations last season. This time around, he is transferring that trouble to opposing pitchers. Moss' two-out, three-run home run capped a five-run fifth inning in the Cardinals' 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at..." April 27

  • Cardinals OF Matt Holliday leaves game with leg cramp

    ESPN " St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Monday night's 12-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with a right leg cramp. He is listed as day-to-day. The Cardinals are hopeful the injury isn't something that will cost him any further playing time, but they offered few specifics." April 26

  • Segura collects four hits as D-backs dump Cards

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Even before he came to Arizona, Jean Segura liked hitting in Chase Field. Imagine how he feels now. Segura had four hits Monday, including a three-run homer that keyed a nine-run sixth inning in the Diamondbacks' 12-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, improving his batting..." April 26

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    As I just mentioned on @MLBNetwork, #STLCards and #BlueJays could become trade partners at deadline, given Cards' LHH 1B, Adams and Moss.

  • Padres deny man in white was stealing signs

    Sportsnet "It appears the sign-stealing controversy involving the San Diego Padres was a bit overblown. During Sunday’s game against the Padres, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina informed the home plate umpire about a man, who could be seen above the centre field wall, wearing a white polo shirt..." April 25

  • Were the Padres stealing signs in the ninth inning Sunday?

    USA Today "If there’s one thing baseball players hate, it’s when opponents attempt or succeed at stealing their signs. It’s a fairly silly thing, because if they really expected the other team to look the other way out of sheer decorum, they wouldn’t have to do so much to disguise what’s coming. Also, every..." April 25

  • Gyorko helps Cardinals beat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Appropriately, the last out in St. Louis' 8-5 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park Sunday afternoon was a ground ball to Cardinals second baseman Jedd Gyorko. While Gyorko didn't have a hand in the Cardinals' game-winning rally Sunday, much of the weekend belonged to him..." April 24

  • Hazelbaker, Gyorko flex muscle as Cards beat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Jeremy Hazelbaker and former Padre Jedd Gyorko hit three-run homers and shortstop Aledmys Diaz had five hits including a two-run double Saturday night as the St. Louis Cardinals pounded the San Diego bullpen for 10 runs over the last three innings in an 11-2 win at Petco Park...." April 24

  • Myers powers Padres past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers said he "felt something click" Friday night. "It's hard to put into words," said the Padres first baseman. "A hitter just feels it, something in my approach." Whatever it was, it worked. Myers homered in his first at-bat, added a sacrifice fly in his second..." April 23

  • Shirts with Cubs' slogan become issue at Cards' Busch Stadium

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Chicago Cubs easily lead the league in fashion statements, with manager Joe Maddon’s propensity for turning his slogans into T-shirts. And one of his designs has prompted the Cardinals to rethink a policy at Busch Stadium. During the Cubs’ first visit to St. Louis this season, ushers have..." April 22

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Cardinals take series finale against Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez says he owes Randal Grichuk dinner after the St. Louis Cardinals' flight lands Thursday in San Diego. The rest of Martinez's teammates owe him something as well after his performance temporarily cooled the red-hot Chicago Cubs. Allowing just three hits in..." April 20

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Report alleges Heyward was greeted by racial taunts at Busch

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Raw audio picked up by crowd microphones during the Cardinals-Cubs game at Busch Stadium allegedly caught fans taunting right fielder and ex-Cardinal Jason Heyward with a racial slur, The New York Daily News asserted in citing Twitter claims of four viewers. ESPN officials have reviewed the..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Jeremy Hazelbaker's big-league dream comes true with Cardinals

    USA Today "Jeremy Hazelbaker brought a suitcase full of dirty clothes to work Sunday morning, aware that if he sent them out to be laundered, he may not be around to pick them up. So he played it safe. Hazelbaker had them washed in the safety of the St. Louis Cardinals clubhouse, knowing that if he got..." April 19

  • Lackey pitches Cubs to shutout win over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan, now a sports talk show host in town, referred to Chicago Cubs pitcher John Lackey as an old man during his show on Monday. Lackey issued his rebuttal in front of a bi-partisan sellout crowd Monday night. Firing a four-hit..." April 18

  • Return of Jason Heyward, John Lackey to St. Louis fuels Cubs-Cardinals rivalry

    ESPN "The rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals takes center stage on Monday night as the first of 19 games between the National League Central foes features two former Cardinals returning to the city they called home last season. Starter John Lackey will be on the mound for the..." April 18

  • Fryer leads Cardinals past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a day where the St. Louis Cardinals honored catcher Yadier Molina for winning his eighth Gold Glove, Molina's rarely-used backup stole the show. Eric Fryer went 3-for-3 with a walk and knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth Sunday as he led St. Louis to a..." April 17

  • Wainwright vents frustrations after another poor start

    The Score "After being staked to a 4-0 lead Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright still couldn't pick up his first win of the season in three tries. The three-time All-Star was bombed for seven earned runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings of work, pushing his ERA to..." April 17

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Today's #STLCards lineup vs. Cincinnati. First pitch: 1:15pm @FSMidwest @KMOXSports

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Cardinals' Garcia dominates Brewers for first shutout in five yearrs

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia normally pitches to contact. The St. Louis Cardinals left-hander didn't try to do anything different on Thursday but missed plenty of bats on the way to the best performance of his seven-year major league career. Striking out a career-high 13 batters, Garcia..." April 14

  • Brewers stun Cardinals with Santana's blast in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Domingo Santana had a simple game plan for his ninth inning at-bat Wednesday. "Just look for a heater," the Milwaukee Brewers' right fielder said. Upon getting said heater from St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal, Santana crushed it 440 feet into the seats in deep..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Marco Gonzales will undergo Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals GM John Mozeliak confirmed on Wednesday that pitcher Marco Gonzales will undergo Tommy John surgery, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Gonzales will miss the rest of the 2016 season. He was ranked the Cardinals’ seventh-best prospect by MLB Pipeline. Gonzales, 24,..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Hazelbaker goes 4-for-4 as Cards blast Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Less than a year ago, Jeremy Hazelbaker was wondering if his big league dream died after he was released from the Los Angeles Dodgers' Double-A team in Chattanooga, Tenn. On Monday, Hazelbaker was the guy the media couldn't wait to interview after wowing the second-largest crowd..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

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    Chris Hrabe @chrabe

    Peralta in STL, saw docs today, got good report. Cast off, wearing splint. Will be reevaluated in a few weeks. No return timetable #STLCards

  • Cards complete sweep of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- A weekend trip to Atlanta proved to be just what the St. Louis Cardinals needed after being swept in an opening three-game series at Pittsburgh. The Cardinals scored twice after two outs in the eighth inning to take the lead and added five runs in the ninth to complete their first..." April 10

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    Mark Saxon @markasaxon

    Mike Matheny said pitcher Marco Gonzales has already consulted all the doctors. He's contemplating whether to have elbow surgery.

  • Cardinals make history with 3 pinch-hit homers

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals received a record-setting boost from their bench Friday night. Jeremy Hazelbaker, Aledmys Diaz, and Greg Garcia all came off the bench to homer against the Atlanta Braves, making the Cardinals the first team in major-league history to hit three pinch-hit home runs in a..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Orioles acquire lefty starting pitcher Jayson Aquino from Cardinals

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have acquired left-hander Jayson Aquino from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash, the club announced on Thursday morning. For the 23-year-old Aquino, the Orioles will be his sixth organization since the end of the 2014 season. He was ranked the ninth-best prospect in the..." April 07

  • Pirates pull off sweep of Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH – Juan Nicascio took the advice of his manager Clint Hurdle before making Pittsburgh Pirates' debut -- "don't overcook things." Nicasio kept it simple but was also dazzling, allowing one run and two hits in six innings, as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Wednesday to..." April 06

  • Mercer single in 11th lifts Pirates past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Jordy Mercer's foremost wish was to win the game. A close second was his desire to return to the warmth of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse. Mercer singled in Gregory Polanco, who signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension earlier in the day, with the winning run in the..." April 05

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05